Hyundai Automobile Group, the world’s second-largest carmaker by market value, is looking to sell more than 1,500 models to the United States in the next five years.
The group is also looking to expand into the UK.
It is the first time Hyundai Automotive Group has confirmed a UK sales plan.
The company is looking at selling 500 models in 2019 and 2020, it said in a statement on Monday.
It said that it expects to sell “a further 1,200 vehicles in the UK by 2021”.
Hyundai’s first US model to be sold in 2019 is the all-electric Tucson, which has been praised by critics as a good step forward for the brand.
But the company’s UK sales have been dogged by concerns about the reliability of the car’s battery pack.
Hyundai said last year it would sell its Tucson for $55,000 in 2019, with the cost of the battery pack dropping to $5,000 after 2021.
Hydeo, which is owned by the family-owned Hyundai Group, is currently in the process of selling off its US operations.
It has previously said that a US sales plan is “not an option” at this time.