Hyundai to Add Grandeur to Hybrid Line-up

Hyundai said Sunday it will launch a hybrid version of its Grandeur in the domestic market on Monday to improve its presence in the segment for eco-friendly cars. This means all of its flagship models are now available as hybrids.

The auto giant released hybrid versions of its compact Avante and mid-sized sedan Sonata in 2009 and 2011, respectively.

The Grandeur hybrid comes equipped with a 2.4-liter engine and a 35-kW electric motor, providing up to 159 horsepower and fuel efficiency of 16 km/l -- much better than the 11.3 km/l offered by the gasoline version.

But consumers must also pay more for the privilege as the hybrid retails for W34.6 million, W4 million higher than the gas-fueled version (US$1=W1,054). / Dec. 16, 2013 09:55 KST