Auto Expo 2018: Hyundai unveils first electric vehicle
New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s second largest car maker, showcased technological advancements in electric and hybrid technology with its first electric vehicle in India under the Ioniq brand at the Auto Expo.
Hyundai is expected to launch its first electric vehicle in India by 2019.
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“The IONIQ is a significant leap forward for Hyundai Motor as it intensifies its commitment to produce highly efficient, eco-friendly vehicles. Hyundai is a caring brand and we are committed towards clean mobility solutions to make a long-term transformation that will benefit our future generations. Hyundai is future ready to deliver diverse eco-friendly cars for aspiring customers around the globe without compromising on driving dynamics and performance,” Y.K. KOO, managing director and chief executive officer, Hyundai Motor India Ltd.
“IONIQ is world’s first car to offer all three electrified versions—hybrid; plug-in hybrid and all electric. Ioniq is based on ‘Visual aero’ & ‘purified high tech’ design concept,” said the company in a press release.
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The company also launched the new version of its popular premium hatchback Elite i20. The vehicles will be available in both petrol and diesel variant within a price range of Rs5.34 lakh and Rs9.15 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
“The Elite i20 has been a global success, with over 400,000 happy customers since its launch in 2014. The new 2018 Elite i20 is a product of our continuous R&D efforts to bring out a premium, sporty & stylish design equipped with hi-tech & convenience features offering uncompromised safety along with advanced dynamics,” added Koo.