Mobile spy 00 hyundai sonata

 

Hyundai  is planning to bolster its  SUV  line-up by adding a new rival for the  Nissan Juke  to its range within the next 18 months, Auto Express can reveal - and our spy photographers have already caught it testing on the road.

The Korean manufacturer has enjoyed its strongest sales performance in European history with the  Tucson  SUV, which has become the company’s fastest-selling model in the region, including the UK, since it was launched a year ago.

Now senior sources have confirmed that the Tucson is likely to be joined in the line-up by a smaller model that will give Hyundai a proper rival for the big-selling Juke,  Renault Captur  and  Peugeot 2008 .

Mobile spy 00 hyundai sonata

Korean automaker Hyundai has evolved dramatically over the past few years, to the extent that it also announced plans to launch a series of high-performance models under its new N division . Although road-going vehicles wearing the N badge have yet to arrive, Hyundai did launch the division with the 2014 hyundai i20 WRC , which marked the brand’s return to rallying after an 11-year hiatus. Having already completed two full WRC seasons in 2014 and 2015, the i20 WRC has been updated for 2016 and showcased at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show .

Launched alongside the 2015 Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo concept car, the new i20 WRC has been developed at the company’s facility at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany. With the 2016 WRC season set to debut with the Monte Carlo event in January, the Korean brand unveiled the race-ready model at the team’s headquarters in Alzenau.

Hyundai Motorsport will field three cars in every round of the 2016 championship, with Dani Sordo, Hayden Paddon and Thierry Neuville behind the steering wheel. The team will begin its third WRC season with two new i20 WRC cars and one previous model at Rallye Monte Carlo before increasing to three 2016 cars from Rally Sweden.

Hyundai  is planning to bolster its  SUV  line-up by adding a new rival for the  Nissan Juke  to its range within the next 18 months, Auto Express can reveal - and our spy photographers have already caught it testing on the road.

The Korean manufacturer has enjoyed its strongest sales performance in European history with the  Tucson  SUV, which has become the company’s fastest-selling model in the region, including the UK, since it was launched a year ago.

Now senior sources have confirmed that the Tucson is likely to be joined in the line-up by a smaller model that will give Hyundai a proper rival for the big-selling Juke,  Renault Captur  and  Peugeot 2008 .

Hyundai has revealed launch prices and specifications for its new i30 family hatchback, which will go on sale in the UK from 1 March.

The new Ford Focus and Volkwagen Golf rival was revealed in full at last September’s Paris Motor Show , and it will start from £16,995 when it goes on sale in just under two month’s time.

For that money buyers will be getting the new i30 with a 118bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, mated to a six speed manual gearbox. Other markets will get a cheaper 99bhp 1.4-litre.