Elantra: This summer's launches of new Elantra variants -- a two-door coupe and five-door hatchback -- created a family of products for the 2013 model year.
The Elantra sedan is scheduled to be freshened in late 2013 for the 2014 model year. The changes could occur in the 2015 model year. An optional 2.0-liter gasoline direct injection engine will be added to complement the current 1.8-liter port-injection engine.
A redesigned or restyled Elantra is expected to arrive in the United States in calendar 2015.
Genesis: A re-engineered and restyled Genesis sedan is on track to hit U.S. showrooms in late 2013 as a 2014 model. The changes could occur in the 2015 model year. The biggest mechanical change will be the addition of all-wheel drive, a first for a Hyundai sedan.
Hyundai engineers, benchmarking the BMW 5 series and Audi A6, are striving to improve the Genesis sedan's ride and handling. The platform will be largely carried over from the current generation, but the suspension is being modified. New sheet metal and a more luxurious interior also are planned for the update, its first major styling change since its 2008 launch.
Genesis Coupe: Hyundai's rwd coupe for enthusiasts got a major update for the 2013 model year with re-engineered powertrains, a reskinned exterior and new interior.
A restyled Genesis Coupe, planned for the 2015 model year, should arrive sometime in 2014.
Sonata: A restyled Sonata is planned for the 2015 model year and should go on sale in the United States in the summer of 2014.
The Sonata's sheet metal will be new, reflecting a design language that Hyundai internally is calling "fluidic precision." The expressive, swoopy lines and bold creases of the "fluidic sculpture" styling seen on the current Sonata will be toned down.
Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik recently told Automobile magazine that "the forms might be a little less extroverted."
The current Sonata's platform was largely new for 2010, so the 2015 should be largely carryover with efficiency improvements for higher mpg. Details on powertrain changes are sketchy, but don't expect Hyundai to abandon its four cylinder-only strategy.
A freshened Sonata is planned for next year as a 2014 model, with a new fascia and improved interior.
Sports sedan: A rwd sports sedan, with the BMW 3 series as a benchmark, is still in Hyundai's product pipeline, but a source says it won't arrive until 2015 at the earliest.
The vehicle, known inside Hyundai as "RK," is said to be based on the rwd platform used for the Genesis Coupe, as opposed to the larger Genesis sedan.