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Hyundai Announces It Will Offer Plug-in Hybrid in 2013

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On May 25, 2011 @ 8:48 am In automotive,Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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Joining the ranks of automakers a little late [2] to the hybrid [3] party, Hyundai just announced plans to offer a plug-in hybrid [4] by 2013. An unnamed company official told Reuters this weekend that Hyundai [5] “plan[s] to launch a plug-in hybrid model which is in the same segment as the Prius in 2013.”

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The new hybrid’s design would likely be based on the Sonata [7], which has been selling well. “We’re seeing terrific demand for it,” Hyundai Motor America president and CEO John Krafcik said earlier this month. A Prius-fighter? Well, maybe. But when it makes its way to the U.S. market the new Hyundai is more likely to steal sales from Kia’s upcoming Optima Hybrid [2], which will likely be closer to it in size and efficiency.

+ Hyundai [5]

Via Left Lane News [8]


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[2] automakers a little late: http://inhabitat.com/kias-first-u-s-hybrid-to-be-priced-at-only-26500/

[3] hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid

[4] plug-in hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=PHEV

[5] Hyundai: http://www.hyundai.com

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[7] Sonata: http://www.hyundaiusa.com/vehicle-lineup/hybrid.aspx

[8] Left Lane News: http://www.leftlanenews.com/hyundai-to-offer-plug-in-hybrid-in-2013.html

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