Monday, March 24, 2008
More Hybrid Vehicle Options? Oh hells yeah!
Not to be outdone by the Japanese, the Korean Auto Market has begun demanding more hybrid options from their own car manufacturers.
Just yesterday, Toyota announced that it will begin selling its hybrid cars in Korea and today the Hyundai Automotive Group said that it will speed up its plans to mass produce its own hybrids. By 2009, Hyundai will have Hybrid versions of of the Elantra, the Sonata, and Kia.
Doing what these two fuel-efficient car companies do, Toyota’s hybrid Lexus RX400h will hit the Korean market in the second half of next year and Honda Korea plans to sell the sedan Legend (known as the Acura in the U.S.) in Korea also in the next year.