Hyundai will introduce a large number of new features throughout the year 2023. On the agenda is the renewal of models that we can currently find in the range as well as totally new vehicles. In the spotlight are SUVs as relevant as the Hyundai Kona.
South Korean automaker Hyundai is working on an ambitious product offensive. On the agenda is the launch of a large number of novelties. Of which, an important part, will see the light of day throughout the year 2023. The Asian brand will carry out the renovation of some of its current models and will introduce completely new vehicles.
One of the new Hyundai models that will land in European dealerships during 2023 will be the IONIQ 6. Now, this electric car has already been officially presented and its main features have been announced. Let’s go into detail and review the most relevant news that will be revealed over the coming months.
Hyundai will renew its small i10 urban car
Let’s start this review by focusing on segment A. A category in which the Hyundai i10 deals . This urban car will undergo a major update. A facelift that will allow the current generation to face the rest of the commercial life that lies ahead. The “facelift” will hit the market at a key moment for the automotive industry in Europe.
Not only will it debut a new exterior image in which headlights with Full LED technology will stand out, the technological equipment will also be expanded. It will present a digital instrument panel that will be combined with a multimedia touch screen with which to enjoy new digital online services. And under the hood there will also be changes. The most important will be neither more nor less than the introduction of 48-volt light hybrid technology (MHEV) . Therefore, the i10 will debut the ECO environmental badge of the DGT (General Directorate of Traffic).
The new generation of the Hyundai Kona
We upgraded and entered the B segment. Hyundai has several subcompact models, although in this compilation we will focus on the Kona. The new generation of the Hyundai Kona will experience its coming-out in 2023 . The South Korean SUV will be completely renovated to establish itself as one of the central pillars of Hyundai’s commitment to sustainable mobility.
The new Kona will be a more efficient SUV. Under the hood there will be changes. Diesel engines will be removed from the range and the remaining gasoline engines will be electrified with 48-volt mild hybrid technology (MHEV). More prominence will be given to the self-recharging hybrid (HEV) and 100% electric variants. There is even speculation about the possibility of a plug-in hybrid variant (PHEV) to be able to rival, among others, the Renault Captur.
IONIQ 5 becomes Hyundai N’s first electric car
Hyundai is also preparing a very important novelty for the compact electric segment. The IONIQ 5 will become the first electric Hyundai N in 2023 . The company is finalizing the details of a highly anticipated electric sports car. The development of other electric vehicles with a sports focus will depend on the commercial success of the Hyundai IONIQ 5.
The electric propulsion system of the Hyundai iONIQ 5 N will consist of two motors, one per axis. Some motors powered by energy stored in a 77.4 kWh lithium-ion battery. The total power will be around 600 CV and the approved autonomy is expected to be approximately 500 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle.
Generational change for the Hyundai Santa Fe, the seven-seater SUV
Last but not least, we must talk about the Hyundai Santa Fe . Next year the new generation will materialize on the scene. The Santa Fe has not met expectations and that is why it will be completely renovated. The exterior design will undergo a thorough review and other weak points of the model that we can currently find in dealerships will be reinforced.
It will be available in versions of five and seven seats . The mechanical offer will consist of gasoline and diesel engines with light hybrid technology (MHEV) of 48 volts. Drivers who want to bet on electrification at a higher level will be able to choose between self-charging hybrid (HEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) mechanics. Front-wheel drive will be the protagonist in the range, but 4×4 versions will also be available.