The successor to the Hyundai i10 EV is all set to launch in 2024

The successor to the Hyundai i10 EV is all set to launch in 2024


Hyundai is developing two small electric cars for the European market, with a suggested price of under €20,000 (£17,041).

The yet-to-be-named vehicles, which are expected to be successors to the Hyundai i10 launched in 2020, will join 10 other EVs that Hyundai plans to launch in Europe by 2030.

One is expected to be a city car and the other a variant more in the vein of the Volkswagen ID 1. Production is expected to begin in mid-2023 and late 2024 respectively.

The cars will be powered by BorgWarner electric motors, the company confirmed, and peak power will reach 135kW (181bhp), although power and torque may be limited by the manufacturer.

Hyundai will compete with similar projects by the Volkswagen Group, which will launch a small EV at a similar price point under the Cupra, its Skoda. and Volkswagen brands.

However, production-ready versions of the Korean brand’s cars are still a little behind, said Hyundai Motor Europe’s head of marketing Andreas-Christoph Hofmann. European Car News.

The shift to affordable small cars, especially electric ones, comes as manufacturers look for ways to introduce new models while still complying with strict new emissions regulations.

Hofmann said city cars are “difficult to sell profitably” because of their low prices and the technology needed to electrify small cars.

Despite earnings concerns, Hyundai is currently enjoying a successful second-quarter result as it increased its sales in Europe by 8.2%, with EVs representing 16% of that.

The company expects the Hyundai Ioniq 6 to push this further when it is launched later this year. Expected to cost from £45,000, the electric hall it has a range of 379 miles and an output of 329bhp.

Hyundai is developing two small electric cars for the European market, with a suggested price of under €20,000 (£17,041).

The yet-to-be-named vehicles, which are expected to be successors to the Hyundai i10 launched in 2020, will join 10 other EVs that Hyundai plans to launch in Europe by 2030.

One is expected to be a city car and the other a variant more in the vein of the Volkswagen ID 1. Production is expected to begin in mid-2023 and late 2024 respectively.

The cars will be powered by BorgWarner electric motors, the company confirmed, and peak power will reach 135kW (181bhp), although power and torque may be limited by the manufacturer.

Hyundai will compete with similar projects by the Volkswagen Group, which will launch a small EV at a similar price point under the Cupra, its Skoda. and Volkswagen brands.

However, production-ready versions of the Korean brand’s cars are still a little behind, said Hyundai Motor Europe’s head of marketing Andreas-Christoph Hofmann. European Car News.

The shift to affordable small cars, especially electric ones, comes as manufacturers look for ways to introduce new models while still complying with strict new emissions regulations.

Hofmann said city cars are “difficult to sell profitably” because of their low prices and the technology needed to electrify small cars.

Despite earnings concerns, Hyundai is currently enjoying a successful second-quarter result as it increased its sales in Europe by 8.2%, with EVs representing 16% of that.

The company expects the Hyundai Ioniq 6 to push this further when it is launched later this year. Expected to cost from £45,000, the electric hall it has a range of 379 miles and an output of 329bhp.