SEOUL, July 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor Co. on Tuesday added the Sonata plug-in hybrid to its lineup in a move to absorb growing demand for environment friendly vehicles.
As the government moves to implement stricter regulations against fine dust-emitting vehicles centered generally around diesel cars, automakers are making an effort to highlight their “green” credentials in their lineups.
The Sonata New Rise plug-in hybrid went on sale Tuesday in the domestic market. It is mated to an efficiently tuned 2.0-liter GDi engine, and has a range of up to 985 kilometers powered by its battery and a gasoline engine, the company said in a statement.
The car sells for 39.4 million won-42.6 million won (US$35,000-$38,000). The prices go down with a government subsidy worth 5 million won for plug-in hybrid vehicles and other tax benefits, it said.