24 May '11, 1pm

Hyundai Shifts First Plug-in Hybrid to 2013

Hyundai Shifts First Plug-in Hybrid to 2013

Hyundai Blue-Will Concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show Enlarge Photo South Korean automaker Hyundai has been chasing Toyota’s hybrid halo for a while now with its Sonata Hybrid and now it wants a piece of the plug-in hybrid action too, a company official has confirmed. Talking anonymously to Reuters, the official said “We plan to launch a plug-in hybrid model which is in the same segment as the Prius in 2013.” No further details were given, but it is likely the car will be based upon the Hyundai Blue-Will concept vehicle which made its North American Debut at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Although the production model will no doubt lose some of the Blue-Will’s sweeping lines and futuristic looks, expect it keep the Blue-Will’s parallel hybrid drivetrain, enabling it to drive in all-electric mode, gasoline mode, or a mixture of the two. Gallery As f...

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