Sales of Hyundai Santa Fe diesel crossover may stopDecember 17, 2018
Well, not immediately, of course, gradually. So far we are talking about the US car market – there are relatively low prices for gasoline and the wide distribution of hybrid and all-electric vehicles in the low popularity of diesel Hyundai Santa Fe.
Just a couple of minutes ago, official representatives of the South Korean brand Hyundai confirmed the earlier rumor that the diesel version of the Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size crossover would not reach the United States. At the same time, versions with a 3-row cabin design also ordered the path to the automotive market in this country.
According to the foreign edition of Green Car Reports, whose journalists were able to personally communicate with the official representative of Hyundai Brandon Ramirez, the company’s marketing specialists conducted some recent research.
After the end of the latter, it was concluded that motorists prefer to purchase Santa Fe with petrol engines.
In addition, the lack of a 3-row version of a mid-size crossover seems to contradict the current strategy of Kia, owned by Hyundai delirium. Recall, Kia has just unveiled a large Telluride crossover with 3 rows of seats. According to rumors, the latter will receive a gasoline engine V6.
So, what happens with the diesel version of the Santa Fe crossover, as well as with its 3-row version? What are the plans for the management of Hyundai? I think I know what could be the matter. As the official representatives of the South Korean brand have said more than once, after 2019 a hybrid version of the Santa Fe crossover will be shown. There is also no doubt that in time a fully electric version of the car will appear.
Such is the current trend – almost all automakers are reshaping their model ranges by adding eco-friendly models (hybrid or all-electric) to them.
Well, not so long ago, the press service of the South Korean brand Hyundai has published prices for the Kona electric crossover.