Hyundai plug-in hybrid coming to U.S. in 2012

Discussion in 'Hyundai' started by Right Lane Cruiser, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    [​IMG] The total output of the system is 154hp (115kW) and the claimed electric-only driving range is 40 miles.

    [XFLOAT=RIGHT]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/Hyundai_HED-5_i_Concept.jpg[/XFLOAT]Jeremy Weber - MotorAuthority - April 2, 2009

    That's right, it's coming here! --Ed.

    Hyundai is preparing to launch the world’s first hybrid vehicle powered by advanced lithium-polymer batteries and capable of running on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), but the company is already looking towards the next-generation of plug-in hybrid vehicles. Now ranked as the world’s fifth-largest carmaker in conjunction with its Kia subsidiary, Hyundai is making strides to build a product line that reflects its status among the world’s top manufacturers.

    The company’s president Yang Woong-chul has now confirmed that a production version of the Blue-Will plug-in hybrid concept will go on sale in the U.S. by late 2012. Woong-chul hopes to target cars like the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota’s upcoming Prius plug-in hybrid, revealing to Automotive News that he wants Hyundai “to be the world leader in fuel economy and alternative fuels.”

    The latest comments mirror a similar announcement made by Hyundai’s U.S. chief John Krafcik earlier this week, where he also explained that the Blue-Will be positioned as a sportier alternative to... [RM]http://www.motorauthority.com/hyundai-plug-in-hybrid-coming-to-us-in-2012.html[/RM]
     
  2. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Not too wild about the styling, but that will likely change. I am excited about the technology, and now the availability.
     

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