Hyundai Motor Co. will introduce its second and third electric vehicles in China during the fourth quarter, complying with local regulations to ramp up electrified car and light-truck output.
The battery version of the Encino crossover will go on sale in October. It will be followed by the battery variant of the Lafesta sedan in December, said Beijing-Hyundai, Hyundai’s car joint venture with BAIC Motor Group.
The electric Encino and Lafesta EV will have a range of 500 km and 490 km, respectively.
Like the electric Elantra sedan -- the first full electric vehicle marketed in China under the Hyundai brand -- the electric versions of the Encino and Lafesta will be produced at Beijing-Hyundai.
The electric Elantra went on sale in 2017.
This week, Hyundai also launched sales of a plug-in hybrid variant of the Lingdong sedan, with a starting price of 197,800 yuan ($28,177) before government subsidies.
It is the second plug-in hybrid vehicle the Korean automaker has rolled out in China, following the plug-in version of the Sonata sedan, which arrived in 2018.
The two plug-in hybrids are also built at Beijing-Hyundai.
In the first seven months, Beijing-Hyundai’s sales of conventional and electrified vehicles totaled 324,065, a drop of 21 percent from a year earlier, according to China Passenger Car Alliance, a Shanghai-based information consultancy.