Korea's Hyundai Begins Its Hybrid Push

There's no stopping Hyundai Motor these days. In yet another display of its determination to expand globally, the Korean automaker began selling the world's first LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) hybrid cars on July 8. Although Hyundai will be selling them only in South Korea for now, the LPG hybrids are harbingers of bigger ambitions. Selling the new cars, which start at $16,200, "will be a stepping stone for Hyundai as it prepares to face off against the likes of Toyota and Honda in the global hybrid vehicle markets," says Kim Pil Soo, automotive engineering professor at Daelim College near Seoul,

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