Hyundai 2020 Model Year Changes

Below is a summary of changes to the Hyundai lineup for 2020 model year. This document will be updated regularly, creating a one-stop shop for the most up-to-date Hyundai vehicle lineup news. For additional product updates please subscribe to Hyundai News Alerts. You can also visit HyundaiNews.com for latest news on sales, pricing and technology. Please visit the product pages at HyundaiNews.com for more complete information. The models included in this guide are:

2020 Palisade – All New
2020 Venue – All New
2020 Sonata – All New
2020 Sonata Hybrid – All New
2020 Accent – GDI > DPI on engine, 6AT > IVT
2020 Elantra – 2.0L A/T > IVT
2020 Elantra GT - Carryover
2020 Ioniq – Product enhancement
2020 Veloster – Carryover
2020 Veloster N – Carryover
2020 Santa Fe – Carryover
2020 Nexo – Carryover
2020 Kona – Carryover
2020 Kona Electric – Carryover
2020 Tucson – Carryover

 

2020 Hyundai Palisade - All New

The Palisade is an all-new flagship SUV model for 2020.

2020 Palisade Product Overview

Differentiated Styling

  • Dominant front design with divided composite headlamps
  • LED headlights, signature daytime running lights, and turn signal lights
  • Expansive and airy interior with new interior themes and atmospheres

Capable Driving Dynamics

  • Standard 3.8L GDI V6 engine and Idle, Stop & Go (ISG)
  • All engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission w/ SHIFTRONIC® paddle shifters
  • 18” and 20” alloy wheels

Advanced Safety Features

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Following Assist
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Blind View Monitor
  • Surround View Monitor

Technology & Connectivity

  • 8” Display Audio and 10.25” Wide Screen Navigation System
  • 3” Fully Digital TFT LCD instrument cluster
  • Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™
  • Blue Link® Connected Car System
  • Harman Kardon® Premium Audio with Clari-Fi® Music Restoration Technology
  • Heads-up Display

Family-Focused Features

  • Power 3rd row (folding/unfolding/reclining) seats
  • One-Touch 2nd row for easy 3rd row entry & exit
  • Ventilated 2nd row Captain’s Chairs
  • Draft-free rear air conditioning vents
  • Driver Talk In-car Intercom
  • Rear Seat Quiet Mode

 

2020 Hyundai Venue - All New

 

The Venue is an all-new entry-level SUV for 2020.

Venue Highlights 

  • Bold, modern design elements with optional two-tone extroverted color options for roof, mirrors and trim
  • Smartstream 1.6-liter engine with 6-speed manual or Smartstream IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission)
  • Venue empowers the urban entrepreneur lifestyle many consumers experience in today’s fast-paced environment
  • 8-inch color screen audio system with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™
  • Premium Technology Availability
    • 8-inch Navigation System
    • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System & Next-generation Blue Link® Connected Car System
    • Dual Charging USB (USB fast charging and USB 2.0 data reading)
    • Rear View Monitor
    • Heated Front Seats and Side Mirrors
    • Drive modes includes snow mode for FWD driving performance
  • Advanced Safety Technologies
    • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
    • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
    • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
    • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
    • Rear Cross-Traffic Warning (RCCW)

 

2020 Hyundai Sonata - All New

 

The Sonata is all-new with a sophisticated four-door-coupe look

2020 Sonata Product Overview

  • The all-new Sonata embodies Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design language with a sophisticated four-door-coupe look
  • Hyundai’s third-generation vehicle platform enables improvements in design, safety, efficiency and driving performance
  • Hyundai First: Sonata’s Digital Key allows the vehicle to be unlocked, started and driven without a physical key, via a smartphone
  • Hyundai First: Hidden Lighting Lamps turn chrome when off and lit when on

 

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid - All New

 

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is all new. More information will be provided early next year.

 

2020 Hyundai Accent - Carryover with Powertrain Enhancements

 

ITEM
CHANGE FROM ’19 MY
 
CHANGE TO ‘20MY
1.6L DPI, DOHC I-4
GDI DOHC 1.6L 1-4130 hp. & 119 lb.-ft. tq.
>
Smartstream G1.6 DPI DOHC I-4120 hp. & 113 lb.-ft. tq.
Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)
6-Speed Automatic Transmission
>
Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)

  

2020 Accent Overview

  • EPA combined City/Hwy fuel economy improves by 4 MPG on most models

The 2020 Hyundai Accent has a new Smartstream G1.6 Dual Port Injection (DPI) engine and an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). These changes increase Accent’s EPA fuel economy to 33 mpg city, 41 highway, 36 combined, up considerably from the 28 city, 38 highway, 32 combined mpg rating with last year's 1.6-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. 


SmartStream G1.6 DPI powertrain highlights

  • Dual Port Injection
    • Injection timing: Fuel injection at the intake stroke decreases wall wetting for improved fuel economy and reduced emissions
    • The amount of fuel injection is controlled by driving conditions
    • High compression is reduced at initial engine start
  • Thermal Management Module
    • Replaces traditional thermostat increasing cooling efficiency through temperature control of each port:
      • Radiator
      • Transmission fluid cooler
      • Heater
    • Mid-phase Continuously Variable Valve Timing
      • Reduces pumping loss and improves fuel efficiency
    • Narrow water jacket core
      • Improves thermal/cooling efficiency
    • High energy ignition coil
      • Improves fuel economy and combustion stability
    • External Exhaust Gas Recovery (EGR) system
      • Improves fuel economy and combustion stability

 

Engine Performance

The eco-efficient Smartstream G1.6 DPI 4-cylinder engine with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) engine is mated to a standard 6-speed manual or optional IVT transmission. These drivetrains produce an estimated 120 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm and 113 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm.

 

2020 Hyundai Elantra - Carryover with Powertrain Enhancement

 

ITEM
CHANGE FROM (’19MY)
 
CHANGE TO (’20MY)
Mechanical
6-speed Manual Transmission
Standard on SE and Sport
Discontinued
6-speed Automatic Transmission
Available
Change to Smartstream IVT
Idle Stop & Go
Unavailable
Standard on Eco
Interior
PTC Heater
Conventional
Positive Temp Coefficient Heater(SE, SEL, Value & Limited)
Dual Automatic Temperature Control
Not available on SE
Standard on SE
3.5” Mono TFT Cluster Display
Unavailable on SE
Standard on SE
Dual Shell Horn
Single Shell Horn
Dual Shell Horn
Safety
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist(Camera Type)
Unavailable on SE
Standard on SE
Lane Keeping Assist
Unavailable on SE
Standard on SE
Driver Attention Warning
Unavailable on SE
Standard on SE
Color
Shimmering Silver Pearl
Unavailable
New Color
Stellar Silver
Unavailable
New Color
Calypso Red
Unavailable
New Color
Fluid Metal
Unavailable
New Color
Portofino Gray
Unavailable
New Color

 

 

2020 Hyundai Elantra GT - Carryover

 

Carryover with no changes.

 

 

2020 Hyundai Ioniq - Carryover with Product Enhancement

 

The Ioniq receives a product enhancement for 2020. More information will be provided this fall.

 

2020 Hyundai Veloster and Veloster N - Carryover

 

ITEM
CHANGE FROM (’19MY)
 
CHANGE TO (’20MY)
Mechanical
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Available on Turbo Ultimate
Not Available on Turbo Ultimate
Safety
Blind Spot Collision Warning w/ Rear Cross Traffic Warning
Not Available on Turbo R Spec
Standard on Turbo R Spec
Interior
Wireless charging pad
Premium, Turbo Ultimate Only
Standard on Turbo
Cargo area tie-down hooks
Not available
 
Standard all trims
Exterior
Gloss Black front grille, front and rear fascia accents and side skirts
Metallic (flat black) paint grille, front and rear fascia accents and side skirts
Metallic (gloss black) paint grille, front and rear fascia accents and side skirts

 

 

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe - Carryover

 

ITEM
CHANGE FROM (’19MY)
 
CHANGE TO (’20MY)
Exterior
Driver blind spot mirror
Not Available
SE
Dark chrome exterior trim
Standard on Twilight Black and Lava Orange only
Limited – all colors
Interior
Premium door sill plates
SEL w/ Premium
Limited
Safety & Technology
Blind-Spot Collision –Avoidance Assist (BCA)
Standard
SEL and above
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
Standard
SEL and above
Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
Standard
SEL and above
Rear Occupant Alert (door-logic system)
Not Available
SE, SEL
Wireless Device Charging
Limited
SEL w/ Convenience and above
Blind View Monitor (BVM)
Not Available
Limited
Packaging
Trim names
SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited, Ultimate
SE, SEL, Limited

Optional SEL Packages: Convenience, Premium

*20MY equivalent trim/package shown for an equal comparison

 

2020 Hyundai NEXO - Carryover

 

ITEM
CHANGE FROM (’19MY)
 
CHANGE TO (’20MY)
Mechanical
Carryover
Carryover
> 
Carryover
Exterior
Carryover
Carryover
> 
Carryover
Interior
Luggage Screen
Not Available
Standard on Blue
Front Passenger Auto Up/ Down
Not Available
Standard on Blue
Privacy Rear Door Glass & Backlite Glass
Not Available
Standard on Blue
Safety & Technology
Rain Sensor
Not Available
Standard on Limited
Packaging
Carryover
Carryover
> 
Carryover

 

 

2020 Kona - Carryover

 

ITEM
CHANGE FROM (’19MY)
 
CHANGE TO (’20MY)
Interior
Orange Interior Accents
Not Available
Limited and aboveSunset Orange, and available with Ultra Black
Multimedia/Technology
Smart Cruise Control
Not Available
Ultimate
4.2” color multi-information display
Ultimate
SEL Plus and above
Wireless Device Charging
Ultimate
SEL Plus and above
Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror w/ HomeLink
Limited and above
SEL Plus and above
Packaging
Trim Name
SEL w/ Tech Package
 
Iron Man Edition
Available
 

 

2020 Hyundai Kona Electric - Carryover

 

ITEM
CHANGE FROM (’19MY)
 
CHANGE TO (’20MY)
Powertrain/Mechanical
Battery Warmer System
Not Available
Limited  >(And Above)
Multimedia/Technology
7” Display Audio
SEL and Limited
SEL only
Touchscreen Navigation (Ultimate trim)
8” Navigation
10.25” Navigation

 

2020 Hyundai Tucson - Carryover

 

ITEM
CHANGE FROM ’19MY
 
CHANGE TO ’20MY
Exterior
Colors
Discontinued:
  • Molten Silver
  • Coliseum Gray
  • Dazzling White
  • White Pearl
Now Available:
  • Stellar Silver
  • Magnetic Force
  • Winter White
  • Cream White
Interior
Leather-Wrapped Steering wheel & shift knob
Limited >
Sport >

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2020 Palisade

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2020 Venue

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2020 Hyundai Sonata
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2020 Hyundai Sonata

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2020 Accent

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2020 Elantra

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2020 Elantra GT

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2020 Veloster N

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2020 Santa Fe

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2020 NEXO

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2020 Kona

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