Hyundai: 30 new models by 2021, 14 electrified vehicles by 2020

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Aiming to become the number one Asian car brand in Europe, Hyundai Motor is planning a large-scale model offensive over the next five years, targeting growth segments and expansion of its eco car line-up.

All-New Hyundai i30 Fastback (1)[1]

Hyundai will launch 30 new and updated products by 2021, including i30 fastback.

Hyundai Motor Europe’s chief operating officer, Thomas Schmid, said the company would be launching 30 new products by 2021; a mix of replacements and all-new entrants. Among the new launches will be 14 electrified cars; five hybrids, four plug-in hybrids, four electric vehicles – including a version of the Kona crossover in 2019 – and a hydrogen fuel cell SUV, launching in 2018.

The brand said further investments will cover future mobility concepts, such as autonomous driving, car sharing initiatives, connected car platforms and last-mile mobility.

Schmid added: “We are already the number one car brand in terms of customer satisfaction in both sales and service in Europe, but we are progressing at great speed: By expanding our strong product line-up, combined with our digital and intelligent services, we will create a completely new customer experience and attract new customer groups.”

The announcement comes as Hyundai unveils the i30N hot hatch as well as the Fastback five-door coupé – the third bodystyle in the i30 range – which builds on the hatch’s proposition with a lower ride height, bespoke suspension and a new 110hp and 136hp 1.6-litre diesel while carrying over the 140hp 1.4-litre and 120hp 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines recently introduced to the range. The Fastback will be available by the beginning of next year.

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