Information leaked from an investor meeting has outlined Hyundai Motor Group’s plan for the next two years that will see the launch of two new electric models and a slew of facelifts.
If the new EV midsize SUV follows suit with the recently unveiled all-electric Genesis G80, it will be known as the Electrified GV70 and contain few styling changes over its combustion-powered equivalent – which is expected to arrive in Australia within months.
While the Palisade is a recent addition to the Australian market it has been on sale in other markets since 2018, making the timing of the facelift about standard for the average lifecycle of cars in the industry.
HMG is also set to release a plug-in hybrid version of the Hyundai Grandeur sedan in 2022 and a facelifted Genesis G90 large sedan in 2021, neither of which are currently sold in Australia.
The presentation also mentioned a next-generation ix35, a badge that has previously adorned the second-generation Tucson in Australia.
Given that Hyundai has only recently launched a new fourth-generation Tucson, the naming likely points to a new small-midsize SUV to fill out the HMG lineup.
The timing of the Ioniq 6 launch aligns with previous timelines announced by HMG, with a Ioniq 7 large SUV set to join the lineup in 2024.
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