Hyundai will have a quiet Detroit auto show, saving its energy for a 2017 that will concentrate mostly on cars.
Its Sonata midsize sedan is slated for an update by the summer, bringing a heavier-than-normal change to exterior sheet metal in an effort to amp up the current version's staid look.
The changes will come at a crucial time for the midsize sedan market since Toyota plans an all-new Camry for Detroit and Honda has an all-new Accord planned for later in the year.
Meanwhile, the Ioniq trio of green cars will hit the market, offering a conventional hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and an all-electric model.
On the compact front, a new Elantra GT will bring some added spice to the nameplate and competition to the high-fun, low-dollar segment that will include Honda's Civic Si, Subaru's WRX and Volkswagen's Golf GTI.
Finally, Hyundai will welcome a redesigned Accent subcompact to the fold.