according to the sheet etnews In Korea, the plug-in hybrid electric versions (PHEV) of the latest Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento are going to be updated with a new electrification system. This change brings the fuel-free operating range of the above two models to 100 km.
That number has doubled today, when the pure electric range of the current PHEV system on the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento is less than 50 km.
The above update is promised to hit the market in 2025-2026. In addition to the two main SUV models, another name equipped with this system is the luxury sedan Grandeur.
If future Hyundai – Kia cars are indeed equipped with hybrid technology, which allows them to drive up to 100 km without fuel, then it promises to be a big attraction. This operating range is enough for most users to use the car every day and they only need to charge it.
More importantly, they also do not have to worry about the operating range because at/near the end of the above distance, the hybrid system will activate and start consuming the available fuel.
If the 2025 -2026 timeline is correct, this update will likely include the new generation of Kia Sorento (current version launched in 2020) and the mid-life facelift version of the Hyundai Santa Fe (current version launched in 2020). Year 2023).
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