South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. plans to begin mass production of hybrid versions of the new ’05 MC hatchback, which will replace the Accent/Verna platform next year and be offered in the U.S., a Hyundai source in Korea tells Ward’s. Additionally, he says Hyundai’s U.S. engineers currently are migrating fuel-cell technology from the Santa Fe cross/utility vehicle test program to the Tuscon CUV and expect to produce several hundred fuel-cell equipped Tuscons within the next year for ...

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