Last month, only 1.531 units of the Hyundai IONIQ Electric were sold in the entire world. Considering that in the previous month the sales figure was 1.959 units, Hyundai needs to do much better to reach the 48.000 units sales goal for this year.
The drop in sales can only be the result of planned production constraints since the demand for this electric car continues very high. This situation could be bad or good, depending of its reasons.
It can be perceived as a good thing, if it means that Hyundai is already focusing on the much-awaited 2019 Hyundai IONIQ Electric with more range that is expected to be on sale this year.
Let’s not forget that in South Korea, first deliveries of the Hyundai Kona Electric will start already next month and the Kia Niro EV will arrive in July. It wouldn’t make sense to delay the battery upgrade announcement for the Hyundai IONIQ Electric much longer.
While both the Hyundai Kona Electric and the Kia Niro EV get two battery options (39,2 and 64 kWh), considering that the Hyundai IONIQ Electric is a super efficient electric car, I think that a 39,2 kWh battery would do just fine. Hyundai just needs to produce enough of those…
What do you think? Will Hyundai finally increase production substantially when the 2019 model year arrives?