Body And Seoul, The Hottest Models of The Korean Auto BizBy Joe Wertz
While North Korea dominated the headlines for launching other types of vehicles, South Korea was busy last week with the annual Seoul Motor Show, where a handful of new auto models where debuted alongside a slew of better looking models, many of which appear to be more than a handful.
Car blog Jalopnik rounded up the highlights from the April 3 – 12 show, which brought to light Hyundai’s entry into the hybrid market, the BLUE-WILL concept car. The four-cylinder gas/electric hybrid has plug-in capability, a Prius-like drivetrain and headlight bezels made from recycled soda bottles.
Also introduced was Kia’s first production hybrid, the LPI. Built under Kia’s Eco-Dynamics brand, the car is expected to have 124 HP and get around 41 MPG thanks to a battery built by LG Chem, the Chevy Volt battery supplier.