Spy Shots of Hyundai’s ‘Prius Fighter’ Keep Showing Up

As Toyota prepares to reveal its 2016 Prius early next month, spy shots of Hyundai’s attempt to compete with it have been revealed.

The camouflaged car appears more like a Prius than does our image of a concept above, which is shown in lieu of copyrighted images at AutoGuide.

A report by AutoGuide says a remarkable up-to 38 miles all-electric range from a lithium-ion polymer battery may be in the offing, presumably by a plug-in hybrid version.

If true, that would match the 2015 Chevy Volt’s electric range, at least in theory.

The Hyundai “Prius fighter” – as it’s been called in the absence of an official name – is reportedly being developed on the 2017 Elantra’s platform, but will be a dedicated hybrid model based around a 1.8-liter engine.

Interior styling will likely borrow from family members including the Elantra and Sonata.

The production-ready Hyundai hybrid may be shown at a major auto show in 2016 and released late 2016 as a 2017 model.

Photos can be seen at AutoGuide here and here.

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