Excellent sales results in Korea for Hyundai and Kia alternative-powertrain vehicles
Hyundai-Kia combined alternative-powertrain vehicles sales have boomed in the first quarter with a growth from 23,976 to 72,787 units between electric, hybrid, hybrid plug-in and fuel cell models.
Absolute leader is the Kia Niro with 47.2% of the total thanks to the 34,361 units sold. The Hyundai Group has already announced a green offensive that will lead it to be the world's second largest manufacturer in the industry by 2020.
In detail, Hyundai will launch an all-electric version of an SUV and always an SUV, but fueled by hydrogen, in addition to an extended range version of Ioniq.
For its part, Kia will develop an electric version of Ioniq and its first fuel cell, that will debut in 2021.