In just four years, Hyundai dealerships will be almost unrecognizable.
That’s because while many of the usual products will likely still be available, there will be a long list of alternatively powertrain models on display. Speaking at the NADA / J.D. Power AutoConference LA in Los Angeles today, Hyundai USA CEO Dave Zuchowski announced 14 new green models by 2020. The product onslaught will include five all-new hybrids, four plug-in hybrids, four electric vehicles and one new fuel-cell offering.
Currently, Hyundai only offers three alternative powertrain models in the U.S., with the Sonata Hybrid, Sonata Plug-in Hybrid and Tucson Fuel Cell. The Korean automaker will make a big push to achieve this goal with the launch of the new Ioniq, which will go to market with three flavors: a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and a fully electric version.
Despite just one fuel-cell offering, Zuchowski insists Hyundai is committed to the technology. “From a technology standpoint, we think hydrogen is the best option.”
Still, Hyundai will continue to focus on fully electric cars with Zuchowski adding that they have a product with a “300-mile range in the plans.”
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