• In 2020, Hyundai renewed nearly its entire fleet, meaning more than 90 per cent of the Hyundai line-up in Europe is now less than 18 months old
  • Hyundai as one of the leading providers of battery electric vehicles in Europe with almost 60,000 units sold making up over 13% of its sold fleet in 2020
  • Another outstanding accomplishment, Hyundai also won a number of awards, particularly in the fields of innovation, sustainability and design
  • In 2021, customers can expect more electrification, more product launches, and a renewed commitment to being a purpose-driven company

 – Despite the challenges brought on by this year, 2020 was a record year for Hyundai Motor: in just 12 months, the company renewed nearly its entire fleet.

Following a total of seven new model launches and product enhancements, more than 90 per cent of the Hyundai line-up in Europe is, as of December 2020, less than 18 months old.

This year, Hyundai also achieved important milestones related to electrification, and the company has been recognised with a number of prestigious awards.

In 2020, we achieved great strides in the electrification of our European fleet, even ahead of the industry. In addition, we weathered the COVID-19 crisis well, using the pandemic as an opportunity to speed up planned changes in the fields of electrification and digitisation. I’m extremely proud of all of our colleagues and staff at Hyundai who contributed their hard work to make this year a success.

Michael Cole, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Europe

Hyundai Motor renews more than 90 per cent of its European fleet

2020 was a record year for Hyundai in terms of new launches and enhancements. Seven distinct models were launched or renewed – or 20, counting all body types and powertrain variations. This meant the past 12 months have been exceptionally successful for Hyundai in terms of fleet renewal. Hyundai now has one of the youngest fleets in Europe, as nearly all of its models are now less than 18 months old.

With the launch of the all-new Tucson in November, Hyundai also completed the electrification of its SUV fleet. Now, Kona, Santa Fe and Tucson are all available in hybrid and plug-in hybrid variations, and Kona is available as a battery-electric vehicle as well. NEXO, meanwhile, is Hyundai’s second-generation hydrogen fuel cell car.

Hyundai Promise ensures extended warranty, additional customer support

In another move to support customers, Hyundai fully implemented its Hyundai Promise program in 2020. Under the Hyundai Promise, used vehicles purchased at a Hyundai dealer receive an extended warranty of up to five years. It also ensures extra services and support for customers who purchase an alternative-powertrain vehicle.

The introduction of the Hyundai Promise was just one of many steps Hyundai has taken recently to provide a higher level of customer centricity.

Looking forward: what to expect from Hyundai in 2021

After setting itself up on a trajectory for success, this momentum will carry Hyundai into 2021. Customers can expect more electrification, more innovation, and more Progress for Humanity.

For one, IONIQ 5 will launch, the first battery-electric vehicle in the company’s new IONIQ line-up brand. IONIQ 5 will be a midsize CUV based on the concept ‘45’. It will also be the first vehicle based on the company’s first dedicated EV platform, known as E-GMP. The E-GMP platform will allow for long ranges, fast charging, and maximum cabin space, in addition to other benefits. IONIQ 6, a sedan based on the concept EV ‘Prophecy’, will launch in 2022, followed by IONIQ 7, a large SUV, in 2024.

Hyundai is also bringing its electrification expertise to motorsport. Hyundai Motorsport will participate in next year’s PURE ETCR, the first ever all-electric touring championship. The company will compete using the dedicated model Veloster N ETCR, which was first revealed at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany. The high-performance battery-electric touring car, based on the roadgoing Veloster N model, will be powered by a specially-designed 500kw (680 PS) battery.

In addition to competing in the tour, Hyundai will also be supplying the power to all the cars using its hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai Generator. This will ensure that not only the cars are emissions-free, but the electricity used to power them comes from a sustainable source.

Next year, Hyundai will also expand its European SUV fleet. Bayon, an all-new crossover SUV, will launch in the first half of 2021. With a name inspired by the city of Bayonne, France, Bayon will be the smallest member of the Hyundai SUV family.

In addition, Hyundai will undertake new projects to reaffirm itself as a purpose-driven company, further underlining its commitment to Progress for Humanity and making the world a better place.

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