Hyundai i30 Plug-In Hybrid Coming in Late 2012

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Korean automakers are increasingly taking on their old Japanese rivals, and Hyundai is leading the charge with a plug-in hybrid version of the i30, which is coming in 2013, according to German publication Auto Motor und Sport.
This should directly target the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, which is also coming next year. The Hyundai PHEV will be based on the new i30 that was revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Further details regarding the powertrain and pricing information are not available yet, but we’ll remind you that the i30 comes with a choice of two direct-injection gasoline engines with a displacement of 1.4-liters and 1.6-liters, and two CRDi turbo diesels with exactly the same two capacities.

Let’s hope that the claims which say the i30 will be the cheapest hybrid in Europe come true.
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