Hyundai has been evolving into an automaker renowned for crafting engaging, versatile, and refined vehicles at nearly unbeatable values. Hyundai cars and SUVs are roomy and well-equipped for a great price, and many offer special variants that enhance their performance, efficiency, or both. There's a lot to love in Hyundai's lineup, and it gets even better for 2022. Here's a quick look at some of the automaker's major roster enhancements.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: All-New Sports Adventure Vehicle

A truck is a great way to increase the versatility of your daily drives, but they can be impractical for many people due to their imposing space requirements, handicapped maneuverability, and elevated price tags. So, Hyundai set out to explore new territory to address these issues. The result was the all-new Santa Cruz, combining the best attributes of pickup trucks and crossover SUVs into a completely new segment, the Sports Activity Vehicle. The Santa Cruz offers a roomy and attractive cabin and a versatile cargo bed configurable to your unique purposes. Models with the 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant (281 hp, 311 lb-ft) come standard with all-wheel-drive and can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

2022 Hyundai Elantra's New N Performance Model

With its sharply creased corners, dynamic angles, and overall aggressive style, the Hyundai Elantra certainly stands out in the crowd. Elantra exhibits a futuristic aesthetic inside and out and delivers impressively roomy accommodations and lots of advanced tech, including available matching 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.3-inch infotainment display. The N-Line trim further augments Elantra's sporty demeanor with unique styling enhancements, handling upgrades, and a more powerful 201-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged engine.

However, if you're looking to enliven your daily drives even further and unleash this compact sedan's full potential, be sure to check out the all-new Elantra N. This performance-oriented version ups the ante with a 276-horsepower turbo-four and your choice of a six-speed manual or eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Other performance enhancements include an electronic limited-slip differential, more sophisticated rear suspension, adaptive dampers, a variable sport exhaust, and unique 19-inch wheels with performance summer tires and bigger brakes.

2022 Kona Mid-cycle Refresh and New N Performance Model

With its spacious and flexible accommodations and conveniently compact dimensions, the Hyundai Kona is an excellent choice for Inland Empire drivers seeking great versatility in a city-friendly package. For 2022, the Kona gets revised exterior styling, including a refreshed front fascia, updated lighting elements, and new wheel designs. On the inside, there's an updated dashboard with some new tech additions, including a larger standard touchscreen (8.0") and available upgrades like a digital instrument panel, a 10.3" touchscreen, wireless charging, and heated rear seats.

Like the Elantra, the Kona is also available in N-Line and N Performance variants—the latter pairing exclusively with an eight-speed dual wet-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters, rev-matching, and launch control. There's even a prominent red "NGS" button that immediately downshifts and boosts horsepower for 20 seconds for maximum acceleration.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Redesign and Hybrid Engine Options

In addition to new interior and exterior styling and a host of upgrade tech and safety features, the Hyundai Tucson introduces three new engine options, including two battery-assisted variants. The Tucson Hybrid is powered by a 226-horsepower 1.6-liter hybrid-electric powertrain that achieves an impressive 38 mpg in combined city/highway driving. The Plug-in Hybrid version features a larger electric powertrain that boosts output to 261 horsepower and gets an EPA-estimated 80 MPGe. Plus, it can travel in electric-only mode for an estimated 33 miles before switching to gas. Charging takes just six hours using a standard household-style outlet.

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Ushers in Hyundai's Newest All-Electric Subbrand

Hyundai has announced an ambitious goal to release a staggering 23 new battery-electric vehicles worldwide by 2025. The all-new Ioniq 5 is the forerunner for the Ioniq subbrand, offering rear-wheel (225 hp, 258 lb-ft) and all-wheel-drive (320 hp, 446 lb-ft) variants. Additionally, standard and extended-range battery options will provide 220 to 303 miles of electric range depending on the configurations. Hyundai also claims that the larger battery will be capable of charging from 10 to 80 percent in under 20 minutes using DC fast charging equipment, adding 68 miles of range in as little as five minutes.

Explore the Latest Hyundai Models at Riverside Hyundai; Serving Ontario, CA

For more information about the new Hyundai lineup and available configurations, financing options, and ordering opportunities, please reach out to Riverside Hyundai at your convenience. And if you'd like to try out any of our new Hyundai models for yourself, feel free to visit us for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.

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