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Hyundai to build Santa Fe Sport at Alabama plant
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Hyundai Motor Co. said it will add production of the Santa Fe Sport at its Montgomery, Ala., plant in early summer.
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Hyundai to build Santa Fe Sport at Alabama plant

Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday it will add production of the Santa Fe Sport at its Montgomery, Ala., plant in early summer to increase supplies of the crossover amid a rise in light-truck demand across the industry.

The Santa Fe Sport will continue to be assembled at a factory in West Point, Georgia.

The Santa Fe Sport, a five-passenger crossover, will be one of three models assembled at Hyundai’s Alabama plant, joining the Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan and compact Hyundai Elantra.

Combined U.S. sales of the Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport rose 9.5 percent to 118,134 in 2015, while Sonata demand slipped 1.7 percent and Elantra deliveries rose 8.9 percent.

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