Opening or closing of the Hyundai combustion engine development center

KUALA LUMPUR: The future of the electric vehicle is inevitable and automakers are in an all-electric race, however, Hyundai takes a bolder step in that direction. How? ‘Or’ What? By completely stopping the development of future internal combustion engines.

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  • Is Hyundai Really Closing Its Seoul-Based Combustion Engine Development Center?

    There is no official announcement from Hyundai regarding the claim, nothing can be said for sure. Once we get clarification on the matter, we share an update.

  • Business Korea dropped the above information before Christmas on its website, in which it claims that Hyundai Motor Group has officially shut down its engine development department, the Namyang Research Institute, located in south Seoul. The article further states that the powertrain team was consumed by Hyundai’s electrification development team. In addition, a battery development group was created by the automaker.

    The shutdown was also reported by the Korean Economic Daily, citing several anonymous industry sources as well as an alleged email from Hyundai R&D chief Chung-Kook Park to his employees that said, “Our own engine development. is a great achievement, but we must change the system to create future innovation based on the great asset of the past. “

    However, until and unless there is an official announcement from Hyundai regarding the claim, nothing can be said for sure. Once we get clarification on the matter, we share an update.

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    The rumor about the shutdown of Hyundai’s combustion engine development center coincides with a significant reshuffle and reshuffle in the company’s management.

    For example, Hyundai design boss Peter Schreyer is taking on a new role and R&D director Albert Biermann recently announced his retirement. Without forgetting the 200 promotions of executives of which more than a third take place in the R&D division of the company.

    Also read: 2022 Hyundai Palisade launched in Malaysia at RM328,888


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    Kevin A. Perras