However, Hyundai has registered a decline in the sales of hydrogen fuel cell cars. The company has attributed this to the current semiconductor shortage in the global market, due to which the production of fuel cell cars is being disrupted. Last year, the carmaker sold 42,000 plug-in electric cars in the global market, a 95 per cent year-on-year growth. Electric cars accounted for 4.6 percent of the company’s total car sales.
Some of the most popular electric models from Hyundai Motor were the Ionic 5 with a total of 7,685 units registered annually. At the same time, the carmaker was able to sell 3,200 units of the Kona electric SUV. Coming to the hybrid cars, Hyundai Tucson Hybrid and Santa-Fei stood at 2,260 and 522 units respectively.
Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel cell car, the Nexo (Hyundai Nexo) sold 445 units. The sales of the GV60 BEV from the company’s luxury brand Genesis crossed the 1,000 units mark for the first time to reach 1,131.
Let us know that Hyundai Motor has recently revealed the new Palisade SUV. The new generation Hyundai Palisade has been introduced with a fresh design, styling and many new interior features. The company has been selling the Hyundai Palisade in select countries since 2018. It is mainly being sold in the markets of America, Korea and Europe. The Hyundai Palisade is a premium 7/8 seater SUV that comes equipped with a host of advanced features and equipment including a 4X4 drivetrain. According to the information, the company is planning to launch it in 2023.
The SUV gets new 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels as well as redesigned LED taillights. Talking about the interiors, the cabin comes with a fresh design, which uses Nappa leather finishing at many places. Overall, this SUV gets a more upmarket and premium look.
In India, Hyundai Motor is preparing to bring its Venue compact SUV in CNG option. Recently Venue CNG was also seen during testing. According to the information, the 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine of the Venue can be brought in CNG option. The CNG model will provide less power as compared to the petrol model.