It’s official – the first Korean hybrid vehicle to arrive in the United States will be the 2010 Hyundai Sonata.
John Krafcik, Hyundai’s vice-president of product development, recently told reporters that the midsize sedan would be offered in hybrid form.; The Sonata Hybrid will be Hyundai’s second hybrid offering; an Accent Hybrid model will be offered to select customers in Korea in 2009.
According to Krafcik, the Sonata Hybrid will launch as a 2010 model, use lithium-ion battery packs, and will not be a plug-in hybrid vehicle.; Hyundai expects to show a prototype of the vehicle in November – possibly even at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show.
Source: Automotive News