TOKYO – South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. is taking a dual approach to the development of hybrid-electric vehicles, with plans to offer mild hybrids in the domestic market and full HEVs overseas. “We are working on two different systems,” Lee Hyun-soon, president-research and development, tells Ward's in an interview at the recent Tokyo auto show here. “One is a soft type for a local solution. Another system is a hard (full) type.” However, Hyundai’s upcoming full HEV system will ...

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