Marking its 5th anniversary, the Daegu International Future Auto, or DIFA, Expo kicked off on Thursday at EXCO, a convention center in Daegu, where local and global automotive firms show off their technology for eco-friendly vehicles and electric car batteries.
Hyundai Motor Group displayed its new electric vehicle IONIC5 along with a model of its E-pit station, which can charge 80 percent of the vehicle’s EV battery capacity within 18 minutes.
The photo above shows NEXO, Hyundai’s first hydrogen SUV. Hyundai Motors set up a special booth called “NEXO Kids Car Zone” where children were given the chance to drive a miniature hydrogen car.
Meanwhile, global brand consulting firm Interbrand has recently announced that Hyundai Motor's ranked brand value is worth $15 billion, placing the company 35th out of the world‘s top 100 companies.
Kia Motors exhibited the EV6 electric vehicle, featuring eco-friendly fabric seats. Kia plans to debut the SUV version of the EV6 on the market next year.
A total of 161 firms from Korea and abroad participated in the auto expo, which runs through Sunday.
By Kim Ye-rin (email@example.com