Next-Generation Tucson SUV To Double Its U.S. Sales Figures
Hyundai is working hard to bring the next-generation Tucson SUV to life next year.
The early prototype models have already been spotted undergoing pre-production testing cycles all over the globe, recently.
Although we couldn’t see the model’s fully restyled exterior and interior designs (due to heavy camouflage), we are expecting the Tucson SUV to adopt Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language.
What that means is the vehicle will adopt bolder design and edgier exterior layout.
The all-new 2016 Tucson is expected to be a major improvement over the current model, which has been on sale since 2010.
Increased Production To Boost Tucson’s US Sales
The automaker expects the next Tucson will be a major hit among consumers worldwide, so they are making sure the production capacity is there when the model gets launched.
The automaker announced recently they are aiming to boost the U.S. Tucson sales to nearly 90,000 units in the coming years.
The automaker currently sells about 45,000 Tucson crossover vehicles a year in the United States.
But they could sell more, acknowledges Hyundai’s U.S. chief David Zuchowski.
With new manufacturing plants coming online in China, India and Brazil, capacity will be freed up in Korea to meet U.S. demand for the vehicle.
New Models To Boost Sales
Hyundai of USA doubled its local market share from 2005 to 5.1% in 2011, experienced its share slide back to 4.6 percent in 2013 as the automaker capped global production to avoid quality problems from rapid growth.
They now aim to climb back to 5%, although this won’t be easy and might take several years to get back there.
The company believes the next-generation Tucson will be a major part of their growth as the demand for small crossover vehicles is expected to rise in the USA over the next 5 years.
There are other Hyundai models that will also help the automaker to increase sales including the just-recently-launched Genesis AWD luxury sedan and upcoming 2015 Hyundai Sonata.