CEO of Hyundai Motor America Dave Zuchowski confirmed that the company will launch all three electric versions of the IONIQ in the US during the third quarter. The vehicle will be available in all-electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and conventional hybrid without a plug (HEV). Hyundai revealed most of the details of the HEV version, but the company is mute about the BEV and PHEV versions.
Zuchowski made the comments while talking to Auto News in Detroit. The executive said that the HEV and BEV will “arrive in showrooms about one month apart”, with a PHEV version to follow.
The CEO highlights that by designing all three versions on the same platform, Hyundai is saving hundreds of millions of dollars in development and they also expects to save on advertising considering the vehicles share the same name: IONIQ.
There’s no word on when we will get the details of the BEV and PHEV drivetrains or the pricing information.
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