At the ix35 launch in Italy, European president Han Chang Kyun confirmed that Hyundai's short-term product plan includes up to 10 models, including the recently-revealed small SUV.
“We will have 10 new models and model derivatives starting in 2010 with the ix35," he said.
In mid-2010, Hyundai will introduce the facelifted versions of both the i10 and i30 models, followed by the B-segment MPV projected to be launched in Q4 2010. A small coupe will follow in the early 2011 and will be inspired by the Veloster concept displayed in 2007.
“It will be a three-door car like the Mini Clubman but, unlike the Clubman, in right-hand drive markets the [rear] door will be on the correct side," UK managing director Tony Whitehorn was quoted as saying by just-auto.com.
Later releases will include the i40 station wagon, scheduled for the first quarter of 2011 as well, followed by the new-generation i30 - third quarter of 2011, and the facelift i20 - late 2011. The refreshed product plan will be closed with the ix45, a model due to arrive in Q1 2012, and the C-segment MPV that will be launched in mid-2012.