Hyundai All Electric Hatchback Aimed At Europe
Hyundai has started developing a Hyundai All Electric Hatchback that will serve as the company’s starting EV in areas like Europe. This new design will compete with the well-liked VW ID.3 electric hatchback, which has solidified its position in this market.
The as-yet-unnamed vehicle will join 11 other EVs that the manufacturer aims to introduce in Europe by 2030. It may be the replacement for the Hyundai i10 (marketed as the Grand i10 Nios in India). The city car will also compete with initiatives of a similar nature being carried out in Europe by the Volkswagen Group under its VW, Skoda, and Cupra brands, which will be priced similarly to the Hyundai.
According to Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, marketing director at Hyundai Motor Europe, a production-ready model of the Korean brand’s vehicle is still a ways off. Affordable tiny cars, especially electric ones, are becoming more popular as manufacturers try to meet harsher, more recent emission regulations.
While the ID.3 rival’s arrival in India is not confirmed, Hyundai has previously disclosed that the new Ioniq 5 would start selling here sometime in 2019. The Ioniq 5 is one of six EVs that Hyundai intends to introduce in India by 2028. The made-in-India mass-market EV converted from an existing ICE (internal combustion engine) base is expected to debut before the end of 2024 and will be one of those models of great appeal to purchasers.