Hyundai Motor to Ramp Up Hybrid Vehicle Production in New Metaplant

by May 24, 2024All News, Electric Vehicle, Hyundai, Slider, USA0 comments


In response to the growing demand for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), Hyundai Motor has announced plans to produce HEVs at its U.S. electric vehicle factory, Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA). The facility, scheduled to go live in the fourth quarter of 2024, marks a significant step in Hyundai’s strategy to expand its eco-friendly vehicle lineup and meet increasing consumer demand.

HMGMA: A Key Player in Hyundai’s Green Vehicle Strategy

“We will begin to run HMGMA in October,” stated Lee Seung-jo, executive vice president and head of Hyundai Motor’s planning and finance division, during the company’s first-quarter earnings call on April 25. This announcement underscores Hyundai’s commitment to accelerating its production capabilities in the United States, a crucial market for eco-friendly vehicles.


Addressing Demand and Maximizing Incentives

Lee emphasized the strategic importance of HMGMA, noting, “We will respond to an increase in demand for hybrid volumes as well as electric vehicles. Once HMGMA goes live, we will be able to receive IRA subsidies, so the incentives will not rise from now.” This move is expected to enhance Hyundai’s competitive edge by leveraging local production to qualify for government incentives, thereby reducing costs and potentially lowering prices for consumers.

Sales Performance and Future Outlook

Despite a slight decline in sales, Hyundai remains optimistic about the future. According to preliminary consolidated results for the first quarter of this year, Hyundai’s sales of eco-friendly vehicles, including commercial models, decreased by 4.8 percent year on year to 153,519 units. This figure includes 97,734 hybrids and 45,649 electric vehicles. The reduction in sales highlights the importance of scaling up production and improving market reach to meet evolving consumer preferences.


Hyundai Motor Company’s decision to commence HEV production at HMGMA is a strategic move aimed at capturing a larger share of the eco-friendly vehicle market in the U.S. The plant’s operationalization in the fourth quarter of 2024 is expected to significantly boost Hyundai’s production capacity and market presence. With a focus on hybrid and electric vehicles, Hyundai is well-positioned to lead the charge in sustainable automotive manufacturing.

Written by Jose Antonio Lopez

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

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