Hyundai i10 Electric In The Works

by Jatin Chhibber | 02/01/2020
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A recent report from Automotive News Europe says that this industry-wide shift will possibly lead to a Hyundai i10 Electric.

The demand for ICE-powered A-segment vehicles is declining and the push for electric motors in European countries is leading to auto manufacturers to substitute them with fully-electric A-segment cars. A recent report from Automotive News Europe says that this industry-wide shift will possibly lead to a Hyundai i10 Electric. The COO, Kia (Europe), Emilio Herrera, told the European website that a fully-electric variant of the Kia Picanto is under thought. The carmaker already knows that the A & B segment cars play a major role in Europe, like Italy, where these segment cars account for 50 per cent of the market share. The biggest challenge faced in launching an electric car is profitability. 

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The COO, Kia (Europe), Emilio Herrera, told the European website that a fully-electric variant of the Kia Picanto is under thought

Emilio Herrera comments, when asked why Kia wants to launch a pure-electric Picanto:
“We will have no choice. We will have to do it. The A and B segments are so important in Europe. In Italy, those segments account for 50% of the market. We will have to have an A-segment car that is electric.”   

“The only vehicle it could share its platform with is the Hyundai i10 if they also wanted to build an electric version” he added.
If launched in India, the Hyundai Grand i10 pure electric trim would be replaced by the fully electric variant of Hyundai Aura. As a part of the Hyundai Smart EV project, one can expect the company to launch an electrified variant of Hyundai Venue in the long run. 

Front side angle of the car

Hyundai Aura will replace the Xcent in its segment, but the carmaker will not discontinue the Xcent

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In other news, the Korean carmaker has confirmed that the Hyundai Aura will make its debut into the Indian market by 21st January 2020. Hyundai Aura will replace the Xcent in its segment, but the carmaker will not discontinue the Xcent. Once launched, the car will rub its shoulders with the likes of Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire and Tata Tigor. 

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