Hyundai and Kia electrify crossover line


In 2020, Hyundai and Kia will intensify their efforts to electrify the lineup. Within a year, the South Korean group will launch hybrid and plug-in hybrid modifications of the updated Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe and Tucson of the new generation. By the middle of the decade, companies plan to have 13 hybrids, 6 plug-in hybrids, 23 electric cars, and two hydrogen cars for two. The first electric car of the South Korean group will enter the market in 2021.

The second area of ​​activity for Hyundai and Kia in the coming years will be autonomous driving technology. To this end, partners in the United States established a joint venture with Delphi Corporation, the largest manufacturer of auto parts in the world. The purpose of the joint venture will be the development of autonomous control systems of levels 4 and 5. In the future, the Koreans plan to equip them with their production cars.

By 2025, Hyundai and Kia will invest $ 87 billion in the development and electrification of model lines. According to rumors, part of these funds will be spent on developing a serial hot hatchback with a mid-engine RM19, the concept of which Hyundai showed back in 2012. The prototype of the sports car is based on the Veloster with a 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine with a capacity of 390 hp. (400 Nm) mounted behind the seatbacks.