Hyundai Australia has signalled its expectation to give electric-vehicle purchasers unmatched decision, demonstrating it plans to offer “every one” of Hyundai’s forthcoming electric vehicles (EVs) in Australian showrooms.
“The Hyundai Motor Group globally will launch 44 electrified vehicles by 2025 – of those, 23 will be full Battery Electric models. Hyundai Australia’s intention is to introduce every one of Hyundai’s new EVs to the local market,” said John Kett, Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Company Australia, in an official media statement.
“We are committed to expanding our EV portfolio across Australia, starting with the new Ioniq 5 SUV later this year and shortly followed by the Ioniq 6 sedan and Ioniq 7 large SUV. Our aim is to be a leading Australian EV provider.”
Hyundai’s arrangements contrast those of various other vehicle creators in Australia, which have not had the option to assemble business cases for their electric models, either because of low EV demand locally, less than impressive government support, or an absence of supply, attributable to zero-emissions vehicles being focused on for different markets with stricter emissions guidelines.
Should all of the Korean car maker’s 23 new electric vehicles make it to Australia – according to Hyundai Australia’s goal – it would offer the broadest range of electric vehicles in the country, with electric-vehicle expert Tesla likely to offer close to seven or eight, and luxury brand Mercedes-Benz liable to offer around 15.
The Korean brand’s hybrid models – which will make up the other 21 electric vehicles – aren’t secured for Australia, be that as it may, with an absence of right-hand-drive production outside of Europe for Kona and Tucson hybrid SUVs pressing stop on Australian launches for now.
A hybrid version of the seven-seat Santa Fe SUV will show up in Australia in the second half of 2021, nonetheless, coordinating with a hybrid version of its twin under the skin, the Kia Sorento.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric mid-size SUV due in the third quarter of this current year (July to September inclusive) will join Ioniq Electric small hatch and Kona Electric small SUV models already on sale in Australia – with the latter’s range to soon be extended with a more moderate Kona Electric Standard Range in the coming weeks.
The Ioniq 5 will debut a dedicated Ioniq all-electric sub-brand for Hyundai, which will bring forth the Ioniq 6 large vehicle in late 2022, Ioniq 7 large SUV in mid-2024, and plenty of different models – all set to be founded on the brand’s E-GMP modular electric architecture.
Hyundai’s electric development will likewise extend to its high-performance N models, with leaders recently affirming in a media roundtable “there is something [an electrified N model] in the pipeline not too far down the road”.
“Hyundai’s electric global modular electric platform has huge potential that’s why we will have the first fully-electrified N model based on…” said another executive, trailing off his answer.