The Hyundai Motor Group is going to introduce not less than 13 all-new or facelift models in 2019, including in new market segments.
Though experts expect global automotive production to fall by 1% in 2019 (the first drop in 9 years) due to uncertainty on major markets (USA and China) caused by trade protectionism, the Hyundai and Kia brands will try to stabilize and enhance their businesses.
The luxury Genesis brand will launch an all-wheel-drive SUV this year which shares the platform with the upcoming G80 sedan and has a choice of V6 and V8 engines.
The new-generation Hyundai Sonata sedan should also arrive with a brand new Fluidic Sculpture 3.0 design. A wagon version will be available for the European buyers.
Thanks to these models, Hyundai-Kia hope to reach a mark of 7.6 million cars sold in 2019.
In 2018, the Hyundai Motor Group became the 5th largest automaker in the world, having sold 7.399 million vehicles (less than planned 7.55 million).
In addition to 13 new products, the company will launch a pilot service of its autonomous taxis in South Korea by 2021 and expand partnerships with leading players in that area.
Photo: current Hyundai Sonata
The premium brand of General Motors seeks to meet challenges of the modern car market. The fourth crossover has been added to the Cadillac lineup.
The 2019 Detroit Auto Show will be the place for debut of the Cadillac XT6 (pictured above), the fourth representative of the brand’s SUV range.
The flagship Escalade is well known and has been produced for a long time. As for the other Cadillac crossovers, they appear like mushrooms after rain.
The first of the new cohort is the Cadillac XT5 introduced in spring 2016. The SUV is positioned as a global model and is on sale not only in the United States, but in Europe and China as well (here they manufacture it withal).
In early 2018, the compact Cadillac XT4 made its debut. It will likely be available not only to American buyers.
And now, General Motors has officially unveiled the fourth Cadillac XT6 crossover. It will sit between the Cadillac XT5 and the huge and expensive Cadillac Escalade.
The new model goes on sale in mid-2019. Prices are not announced, but we can assume they start from $60,000.
Does the XT6 look like the XT5 and XT4?.. Yes, it does.