LPG-electric saloon goes on slae in Korea for £10,000

Hyundai has launched its first LPG-electric hybrid compact saloon in South Korea.

The Elantra LPI can travel up to 11 miles using its lithium-ion polymer batteries alone. Hyundai is planning to sell 7500 units this year and double this amount next year.

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Hyundai has spent three years and around £125 million developing the Elantra LPI. Prices will start in Korea at around 20 million Korean won (£10,000).

A petrol-electric Sonata hybrid will be launched by Hyundai next year in an attempt to keep pace with the recently launched Toyota Prius and Honda Insight.

Hyundai has no plans to export the Elantra LPI at the moment.

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Mark Tisshaw

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