We’ve been talking about the 2020 model year a lot lately, for obvious reason. Two brand-new crossover utility vehicles are joining the lineup and one of our most popular sedans, the Hyundai Sonata, is getting completely overhauled. But what about the rest of the 2020 Hyundai lineup? What’s going on there? We’ve covered some minor updates coming to the 2020 Hyundai Elantra, but let’s go through the rest of the vehicles as well.
2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
The Sonata Hybrid will be joining its gasoline-only sibling in the next-generation for 2020, but information on its changes won’t be available until early next year, so check back then!
2020 Hyundai Accent
The Hyundai Accent will mostly be a carryover; however, its powertrain has received some enhancements. For starters, its 6-speed automatic transmission has been replaced with the Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission. Then, its engine is being replaced with a new Smartstream G1.6 Dual Port Injection engine that increases its fuel economy by 5 mpg city and 9 mpg highway, for a combined improvement of 4 mpg.
2020 Hyundai Ioniq
More information about the 2020 Ioniq will be available sometime this fall. While it will mostly be a carryover model, it will receive some product enhancements.
2020 Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N
For starters, there is one negative in the Veloster. The 6-speed manual transmission that was available on the Turbo Ultimate is no longer available. However, Blind Spot Collision Warning with Rear Cross-Traffic Warning has been added to the Turbo R Spec, while the wireless charging pad is now standard on Turbo and above and all trim levels gain cargo area tie-down hooks. Finally, the flat black exterior accents are now in gloss black.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
The most important thing to note here is, of course, that the Santa Fe XL is no more. Last year, dark chrome exterior trim only came with the Twilight Black and Lava Orange exterior colors, but this year they’ll be standard on all color options. The driver blind spot mirror was unavailable last year, as was Blind View Monitor, but the former is now standard starting on SE while the latter comes on Limited and above. Safety & technology changes include Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist and Safe Exit Assist being standard on SEL and above, the Rear Occupant Alert system being added to SE and SEL and wireless device charging dropping from Limited to the SEL with Convenience package and above. Finally, the trim levels have changed to only include SE, SEL and Limited now.
2020 Hyundai Kona
For starters, orange interior accents have been added to the Limited trim level and above for the new model year. Additionally, Smart Cruise Control wasn’t available at all last year but is now standard on the Ultimate trim. The 4.2” color multi-information display, wireless device charging and auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with HomeLink compatibility have been standardized for the SEL Plus trim level and above. Additionally, there may be some trim name changes, but we’re unsure at this point of the finalized versions.
2020 Hyundai Tucson
For the 2019 model year, the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob were standard on the Limited trim level and above, but this year they’ll be standard starting with the Sport trim. In addition, Molten Silver, Coliseum Gray, Dazzling White and White Pearl have been discontinued as exterior colors and replaced by Stellar Silver, Magnetic Force, Winter White and Cream White.
You might have noticed the 2020 Elantra GT isn’t mentioned anywhere in this blog. That’s because it’s the only vehicle to stay completely the same. Everything else is changing in small or big ways, so hopefully, this helps you make some shopping decisions moving forward! Give us a call with any questions that you might have.