LOS ANGELES--Hyundai plans to have a plug-in hybrid on sale in U.S. by late 2012.
Yang Woong-chul, research and development president of Hyundai-Kia Motors, says the new hybrid-only vehicle will be based on the Blue-Will concept shown at the Seoul Motor Show in April.
"We're going after Prius and the Volt with the plug-in," he said.
Blue-Will is an aggressive-looking four-door sports car powered by a 1.6-liter gasoline engine and a 100-kilowatt electric motor that together make 152 horsepower. The engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission. The lithium ion batteries will be supplied … Read more