Micro, small and compact cars will remain and will be gradually electrified in the coming years: All information about Hyundai’s plans
(Motorsport-Total.com/Motor1) – The SUV fever will not stop Hyundai’s micro, small and compact cars. In an interview with Autocar, Michael Cole, the brand’s European Director, confirmed that the i10, i20 and i30 can and will live on for years to come. So these three vehicles will not leave us, since the manufacturer is said to be already working on a new generation.
With these words from Cole, the rumors of the last few months, which mainly revolved around the future of the i30, have been completely eliminated. Recently there was talk of a possible farewell to the C-segment model, also because of the strict Euro 7 emissions standard:
We review the strategy of the models positioned below the Kona. The i10, i20 and i30 remain in our plans for the time being, as do the new models that go with them. We don’t want to lose these important customer groups.
However, the three Hyundais will change radically in the next few years. The range will become increasingly electrified and it is likely that 100 percent electric variants will be introduced as early as 2030. Especially in markets where the transition to zero emissions is well advanced.
In this transition phase and with Euro 7 just around the corner, Hyundai could revolutionize the sporty N brand. We know the company would like to confirm the i20 N with an internal combustion engine, while the i30 N may not have a successor due to emissions regulations. The same applies to the i10, for which – apart from the N-Line equipment – there was and will be no pure N derivative.
However, the Korean brand’s sportier badge will be associated with future electric cars. These include the Ioniq 5 N, which will be launched in the coming months with a powertrain with around 600 hp. And we are sure that the vehicle family will soon be expanded to include an Ioniq 6 N and other high-performance models.