Hyundai’s first hybrid will feature a 2.4L petrol engine and 30kW electric motor running on lithium-polymer batteries.
Viknesh Vijayenthiran - Motor Authority
- Mar. 9, 2009
Hyundai quality has really improved lately... this could be an interesting vehicle. --Ed.
At last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show Hyundai rolled out a concept version of its Sonata sedan fitted with the company’s new ‘Blue Drive’ hybrid powertrain. Blue Drive is actually a new branding for Hyundai’s future range of eco-friendly models and will encompass everything from hybrids, to flex-fuel models and even aerodynamically-enhanced diesels.
Hyundai has been relatively quiet on its plans for its upcoming hybrid but the company’s R&D chief Woong-chul Yang has now revealed some important details about it. Speaking with Automotive News, Yang confirmed the vehicle will be Hyundai’s first petrol-electric hybrid when it launches in the U.S. in October next year. Yang also revealed that... [Read More]