After the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6, both Koreans automakers have announced plans until 2030, especially new electrics vehicles in new market segments. For example, Kia wants to make two electric vehicles prototypes every year, they have advertised the Kia EV9, who is going to be on sale by 2023.
For his part, Hyundai have announced 11 EVs by 2030, including three sedans, six SUVs and a light commercial vehicle. Also have said that there will be a “one new type model” that can be a new electric version of the Santa Cruz as the rumours say. One of the sedans that we know is the Ioniq 6 that will be on sale during this year, the first SUVs will be the Ioniq 7, vehicle that will be on sale in 2024. Hyundai says that his luxury arm, Genesis, will have six new models during the next eight years, two of them “passenger cars”, all of this new Genesis cars will be electrified.
Kia wants to have a lineup of 14 electrics vehicles by 2027, including two electrics trucks, so they want to be in new markets. The Kia EV9 is set for 2023, it was expected to be on sale this year, but we have to wait until next year, but this vehicle will be the first in the company with AutoMode autonomous driving system, and it is expected to be in all Kia vehicles by 2026. Kia also wants to be in new markets, they plan to expand the high-performance GT lineup to all the electric models. And also Kia wants to be in purpose-built with the Niro Plus during this year.
Regarding the sales, Hyundai wants to sell 1.9 million vehicles annually by 2030. Kia pretends to sell 1.2 million units by year in 2030, and predicts that the 80 percent will be in China, Europe and North America.