Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) might not be synonymous with pickup vehicles, at the very least not in the identical approach as Ford or Basic Motors, however that doesn’t imply that the South Korean conglomerate has shied away from them.
On the current 2023 CEO Investor Day, HMG confirmed that electrical vehicles are within the pipeline, however stopped in need of revealing extra particulars. Based mostly on its EV roadmap – of which loads of particulars had been shared – we will make an informed guess on what HMG’s future vehicles may supply.
HMG’s new electrical car technique, christened Hyundai Motor Manner, goals to ramp up effectivity and manufacturing whereas lowering prices. And the brand new Built-in Modular Structure (IMA), which was first revealed in 2022, is anticipated to rationalize prices and drive up earnings.
The IMA is HMG’s second devoted EV platform after the Electrical World Modular Structure (E-GMP), which underpins the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6, Kia EV6 and EV9, and the Genesis GV60. The second-generation platform can be much more scalable, in keeping with the model.
It can underpin almost all car lessons, from small and enormous SUVs, pickup vehicles, and flagship fashions from Genesis. Because of IMA, HMG manufacturers will have the ability to share over 80 widespread modules throughout totally different segments, permitting enhanced flexibility and effectivity within the growth course of.
As many as 13 devoted EV fashions from Hyundai, Kia and Genesis will use the IMA, mentioned the carmaker on the investor day convention.
Kia has already confirmed that it’s going to launch two electrical vehicles by 2027 – a devoted electrical truck, and a “strategic mannequin for rising markets.” Might HMG be referring to Kia’s IMA-based truck within the newest investor day session? We don’t know for positive, nevertheless it’s potential. Hyundai and Genesis is also engaged on their very own variations of an electrical truck.
Hyundai presently sells the Santa Cruz truck within the US, whose gross sales figures appear optimistic. The model offered 36,480 items of the truck within the US in 2022, a rise of 263 % in comparison with the yr earlier than. Though the Santa Cruz is barely offered as a gasoline mannequin and relies on the Tucson crossover.
If HMG combines the best substances, like a good vary, aggressive towing and payload capacities, together with dependable and accessible charging infrastructure, its upcoming electrical vehicles may warrant future truck consumers’ consideration. Would you think about electrical vehicles from Hyundai or Kia? Go away your ideas within the feedback.