LPG-electric saloon goes on slae in Korea for £10,000
8 July 2009

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.

Twitter - follow autocar.co.uk

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.

See all the latest Hyundai reviews, news and video

Mark Tisshaw

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Jaguar E-Pace 2018 review hero front
    Car review
    20 April 2018
    Can Jaguar’s compact SUV bring flair and dynamic polish to a fast-growing class?
  • Audi TT RS Coupé
    First Drive
    20 April 2018
    The Audi TT RS has the looks, a vociferous engine and the supercar-baiting performance, but is it too uncompromising to use as a daily driver?
  • Lamborghini Urus review 2018 hero front
    First Drive
    19 April 2018
    The supercar maker's new 4x4 is massively capable wherever it goes, while being extremely conspicuous and costly while it does it
  • Skoda Kodiaq
    First Drive
    19 April 2018
    High-spec seven-seater Kodiaq begins its family life with a lot to prove — for Skoda and SUVs
  • Ford Focus RS Race Red Edition front
    First Drive
    18 April 2018
    Ford drafts in some tasty extras for this limited-run Focus RS swansong edition