Like a lot of the legacy automakers, Hyundai has been eagerly asserting plans to think about presumably promoting some EVs in quantity a while within the subsequent decade or two, whereas persevering with to commit the majority of its sources to ever-larger gas-powered SUVs.
In August, the corporate launched a new brand called Ioniq, which is able to, sooner or later, be devoted to battery-electric autos. Hyundai’s current Ioniq hatchback, which was launched in 2016, is obtainable in hybrid, PHEV and EV variations.
Now the corporate has introduced “a commanding product blitz of 12 new and enhanced SUVs persevering with via the 2021 calendar 12 months.” These will embrace inner combustion, hybrid, plug-in and BEV fashions.
The brand new or improved fashions embrace the Tucson, Santa Fe, Kona, Santa Cruz and “a brand new dedicated-platform, electrified Ioniq SUV.” Hyundai isn’t providing any particulars at this level, and it isn’t clear if the “electrified Ioniq SUV” will likely be an EV or a hybrid. (Automakers normally use the time period “electrified” to seek advice from hybrids, however in August, Hyundai stated that Ioniq would henceforward be an EV-only sub-brand.)