Any word on that 2008 truck?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Thee Chicago Wolf, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. I remember reading here a while back that Hyundai has been working on
    a truck as well as some other models (muscle car?). Just curious if
    there are any updates worth checking out. TIA!

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Sep 21, 2006
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  2. Thee Chicago Wolf

    Bob Adkins Guest

    I dunno, but the platforms are there. The Sonata platform would make a
    nice Tacoma-sized truck, which I will be needing to replace my aging
    Toyota.

    I think I read something 2-3 weeks ago that Hyundai was planning a
    truck. So the rumors persist!
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    Bob
     
    Bob Adkins, Sep 21, 2006
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  3. I remember reading here a while back that Hyundai has been working on
    So far I like the changes I've seen in the Santa Fe in the 2006 & now
    the 2007 model. Hyundai seems to be bulking up the size a tad to not
    make it seem so dwarfed next to the other large SUvs. I just hope the
    don't go the Toyota route and make a niche of a couple of their models
    just to placate the "me too" SUV crowd. I like that Hyundai has kept
    things roomy in their line of cars without getting too insane with
    needing to make thing larger. A truck would certainly round out their
    line but I think they should stay far away from their plans to put out
    a muscle car. Dodge and Mustang have that market more or less
    cornered.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Sep 25, 2006
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  4. Thee Chicago Wolf

    Bob Adkins Guest

    Ehhhh... I think you're right. Make the Tibby RWD and put an Azera 3.8
    in it, and you have a mean little machine. Not a muscle car, but no
    slouch either.

    I would like to see a sport Sonata with beefed-up suspension, sport
    gage package, sport seats, body kit, Azera 3.8, and optional 6-speed
    manual or snappier shifting 5 speed auto. I think they could sell it
    for $26K, and it would hold its own with $35-$45K sports sedans.
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    Bob
     
    Bob Adkins, Sep 25, 2006
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  5. Ehhhh... I think you're right. Make the Tibby RWD and put an Azera 3.8
    There is certainly a market in which Hyundai can compete and win. All
    these rumors flying about that Hyundai is going to can their 100k
    warranties is garbage. If they stick with what works and make it
    better, they'll win hands down.

    They definitely need to be cautious and not too overly ambitious with
    their efforts. I mean, remember the Sonata design change from a few
    years ago? It bombed pretty badly. When they stuck to the design that
    looked like the older Jaguars, people kept buying them. Not too sure
    how the '06 or '07 Sonata's are doing but they seem to look more like
    Chevy's angular design than the sleek and curvy designs of a few years
    ago. I see more of them on my drive to work lately so either people
    skipped the '06 altogether and are buying the '07s, or are buying the
    '06 at a deeper discount.

    I'm curious to see if the Hyundai truck winds up looking like an
    Avalanche or Land Cruiser. Any bets?

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Sep 27, 2006
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  6. Just bought an '07.Very close to the '07 in style. If they stayed with the
    older '05 lines, I'd not be driving a Hyundai. IMO, it was ugly. Elantra
    is border line OK, the new model seems to be a bit better from what I see in
    pictures..
     
    Edwin Pawlowski, Sep 27, 2006
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