MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai announced plans today to expand the production lineup at its Alabama manufacturing plant to include the next-generation Tucson SUV, its best-selling U.S. model.
During a virtual press event in Los Angeles, José Muñoz, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America, announced that the automaker is expanding the number of models it builds in the U.S. with the addition of 2022 Tucson production at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) in Montgomery, starting in 2021.
HMMA currently produces three high-volume models: the Sonata and Elantra sedans and the Santa Fe sport utility. In addition to the Tucson, the all-new Santa Cruz crossover will join the automaker’s Alabama facility next year.
“Hyundai’s decision to expand the production lineup at its Montgomery assembly plant to reflects the high level of confidence the automaker has in its talented Alabama workforce,” Governor Kay Ivey said.