As the calendar rolls over into April, the auto show season is now in full swing. The Geneva and Seoul events have come and gone, with New York playing host to the next major event.
We have patched together some industry rumors with official company announcements to conclude that the South Korean automakers will have 5 different models, a mix of production and concept vehicles on display.
Let’s take a closer look at what both companies will be taking to New York.
The first piece of Kia business to report is a concept model set to be unveiled in New York. What we don’t know is whether this vehicle is a new one or one of the concept models shown off at previous shows.
The Imagine EV concept was shown off in Geneva, while the SP and Mohave Masterpiece near-production concept vehicles were on display in Seoul. Either one of those models might land in New York, but we are hoping that it will be one that we haven’t seen before. Fingers crossed!!
Kia’s parent company Hyundai will have a lot to show off in the Big Apple.
The 2020 Sonata midsize sedan will make its official U.S. debut, as will the 2020 Venue small SUV. The world premiere of the Sonata took place in Seoul, so we already know all the details on that one.
Where things get a little more mysterious is with the Venue. There is not much information out there about the small SUV, although it will reportedly sit below the Kona crossover and act as an entry-level model. By all accounts, it’s a boxy vehicle with a lot of character.
Genesis, which serves as Hyundai’s luxury brand, will also be busy, starting off with the North American unveiling of the 2020 G90 flagship sedan.
The updated model was shown off in Seoul at the tail end of last year. The G90 has undergone a mid-cycle refresh, featuring an all-new front fascia with a large Matrix crest grille and a new headlight set-up.
The taillights have also undergone some changes, as have the chrome alloy wheels and some of the cabin features.
Prior to the facelifted G90 being shown, Genesis will unveil an all-new EV concept model. We don’t yet have any details on that particular model, although we are led to believe that it will be serving as a rival to either the Tesla Model S or Model 3.
The next-generation G80 sports sedan is in the works and the rumor is that an all-electric version of that vehicle may be coming sooner rather than later.
With that in mind, perhaps the concept model being shown in New York will give us a glimpse of what to expect from the G80 EV.