Hyundai & Kia To Electrify Tucson, Santa Fe, Sorento & Sportage in 2020

by Jan 3, 2020All News, Genesis, Hyundai, Kia3 comments

Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) today held its 2020 New Year ceremony at its headquarters in Seoul, outlining its innovation priorities and strategic direction to engineer sustainable growth as a “game changer” in diverse industries.

The Group’s electrified lineup, which comprised 24 models in 2019, will be expanded to 44 models by 2025, including 13 hybrids, six plug-in hybrids, 23 battery electric vehicles and two fuel-cell electric vehicles. 

In particular, the BEV lineup will increase to 23 models by 2025 from last year’s nine models, with the first dedicated BEV model to be launched in 2021. A new EV architecture development system will be introduced and applied to models slated for launch in 2024. 

This year, the Group will further bolster the sales of electrified models, adding hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants to its best-selling SUV models, including Kia Sorento, Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Santa Fe. 

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“In particular, in our fuel-cell electric vehicle business, where we boast the world’s top technological competitiveness, we will hit our stride by providing fuel-cell systems to customers not only in the automotive industry but also in other sectors,” he pointed out. “Furthermore, we will add momentum to expanding the hydrogen ecosystem and its infrastructure by cooperating with partners around the world.”

So as you can see on the picture above, Hyundai Motor Group is planning a lot of launchs during 2020. From Hyundai we have Santa Fe facelift that will got Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants, while the new generation of Tucson (NX4) & Elantra (CN7) will receive Hybrid variants along the ICE models.

From Kia side, apart from EV variant of the truck Bongo, they will launch the next-gen Sorento that like the Santa Fe will get Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants, and new generation of Sportage and Sedona (Carnival) that will get hybrid variants only, together with the ICE models.

On the Genesis side, GV80, G80 and GV70 with ICE engines will be the releases, as the first electric vehicle will arrive on 2021 based on the G80 sedan.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.


  1. Maykel

    First dedicated BEV will launch in 2021? New EV architecture system in 2024? What??! They must be still drunk from new year’s party when they announced this.

  2. Bob Goudreau

    They need AWD full electric EVs.

  3. Al

    I would trade in my 2019 Santa Fe on a 2020 Santa Fe PHEV if it has at the minimum a 60km electric range. That is what the new Toyota Rav4 Prime is rated for and it would suit my daily commute very well.


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