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Hyundai, Kia move up hybrid vehicle launch schedule for U.S.; Accent, Rio to be first

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Hyundai Motor Co. and affiliate Kia Motors Corp. have moved up their schedule for introducing hybrid cars to the United States. They now expect to do so by late next year, a Hyundai executive says.

"Probably in the second half of next year you will see some hybrid models for overseas, mainly the United States," says Lee Hyun Soon, senior executive vice president in charge of powertrains.

Hyundai had not expected to bring them to the United States until after 2007.
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I wonder if these will be full hybrids?
I understand they are getting the batteries from the same supplier as Toyota, but apparently have developed their own hybrid system.
 
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Hi Guys:

___I have spoken about this before but until Hyundai and KIA designs and supplies fuel efficient ICEís in their lineup, the hybridís will probably fall short as well

___Good Luck

___Wayne R. Gerdes
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