The Hyundai Ioniq will be offered as a hybrid, PHEV and EV
plans for The future Group Hyundai-Kia pass by a bet decided by the electricity. With models 100% electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell, up to 26 models electrified will be present in the ranges of Hyundai and Kia in 2020.
Lee Ki-sang, senior vice president of the consortium of Korean and director of research and development of eco-friendly vehicles, has explained the strategy of the great conglomerate of South Korea in an interview with Automotive News. One way to meet the stroke of a pen with the different emission regulations in the united States, Europe and China.
The goal is be the second group in the world in cars electrified by 2020 -after Toyota – and market approximately 300,000 units of these environmental cars. The 26 models covering a wide range of segments and they include at least 12 hybrids, six plug-in hybrids (PHEVS), two electric vehicles (EV) and two with hydrogen fuel cells (FCEV).
The range of the Kia Niro will be composed exclusively by versions hybrid and hybrid plug-in
What models will arrive?
In 2015 Hyundai marketed 43.200 units worldwide of its hybrids, hybrid plug-in and fuel cell -do not have any model 100% electric. Some of the cars that will arrive will be the Sonata Hybrid, the Sonata Plug-in, the Ioniq Hybrid, the Ioniq Plug-in, the Ioniq Electric, the Grandeur Hybrid and the Tucson FCEV.
Kia sold 27.185 hybrid and electrical 100% -do not have any PHEV or FCEV-. During the next four years the models that will arrive are, at least, the Optima Hybrid, the Optima Plug-in, Soul EV, Niro and the Cadenza Hybrid.
it Is a bet on the future and on the Korean company are aware. Currently, global sales of automobiles electrified barely represent 1% of the total but its market share should grow. “Our goal is that by 2020 we would like to get benefits in the eco-friendly vehicles”, points out Lee Ki-sang.