Half of Hyundai’s gasoline, diesel lineup will be dead soon: Report

Updated Jun 01, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It shows the car brand’s push for electrification.

Most car brands have accelerated their transformation to producing more eco-friendly vehicles especially now that several countries will soon ban the use of internal combustion engines. Hyundai Motor Group plans to adopt the future of electrification by scrapping combustion engine models in its lineup.

Hyundai Veloster N front view

It should be interesting to see the new powertrains on its performance vehicles

According to a report from Reuters, the Korean car brand will invest in producing more electric vehicles (EVs), hence the discontinuation of its gasoline and diesel lineup. As a result, the decision will discard as much as 50 percent of the car brand’s models powered by the said powertrains

Car brands such as Kia and Genesis would be affected by the move as the two use the combustion engines developed by Hyundai. Moreover, Hyundai Motor aims to expand its EV lineup in key markets such as United States, Europe, and China with a goal for full electrification by 2040. One of the sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that “Hyundai has stopped developing new powertrains for internal combustion engine cars.”

Hyundai Ioniq 5 front view

The Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai Motor gave the world its vision for its EV push with the launching of its sub-brand, Ioniq. The Ioniq brand is dedicated to develop and innovate EVs only. Production vehicles of the sub-brand will be sitting on a new Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that provides next-gen features such as fast-charging capabilities and long driving ranges.

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To bring the vision in metal, Hyundai’s sub-brand has introduced the Ioniq 5 which aims to be catered to the global demand for EVs. As one can expect, the Ioniq 5 is designed with futuristic details inside and out. It has a charging time of 18 minutes for 80 percent charge and can run up to 480 km in a single charge.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 top view

Hyundai Motors is on the move

The fate of the Hyundai combustion engine models, however, is still unknown as per the report. But one thing is certain, and that is that the company will be accelerating its push for more sustainable mobility in the upcoming years.

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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