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With the launch of the Genesis, Hyundai reinvented itself, and will further the process with a new SUV concept at the Geneva auto show. This new concept, dubbed the HED-6, following a naming scheme based on previous Hyundai concepts, is described in the press release as an "urban nomad," and is supposed to have picked up influences from Berlin, London, and Paris. We would suggest to Hyundai's design team that Europe hasn't traditionally been big on SUVs, but considering the recent critical success of the Genesis, we will shut up in respect to another bold move … Read more
It's been about a week since the Super Bowl, but folks are still talking about the commercials. Motortrend.com has posted a terrific behind the scenes look of the making of the "Epic Lap" commercial. They shot stunt driver and drift champion Rhys Miller behind the wheel of a Hyundai Genesis Coupe at Road Atlanta Raceway. The making of the commercial video has caught the eye of more than 172,000 viewers on YouTube.
Hyundai hopes this rear-drive sports car will get people excited about the Genesis as a sleek affordable race car. The rebranding of Hyundai'… Read more
We get our hands on the highly anticipated Hyundai Genesis, and try to figure out why it is the North American Car of the Year. Certainly the price, cabin quality, and power have a lot to do with its win. Hyundai aimed squarely at Lexus with the Genesis, and came pretty close to the mark. However, after a week's worth of driving, we found a few issues that dull the Genesis' gloss.
Brian Cooley checks out the new Hyundai Genesis Sedan and Coupe, two very different vehicles under the same nameplate, at the 2009 Detroit auto show.
The cheap car price wars are heating up with Hyundai's announcement that it is dropping the price of its Accent GS three door to $9,970, knocking the $9,990 Nissan Versa 1.6 from its short-lived position as the least-expensive car in America. With a single $20 separating the two vehicles, let's take a look at the specs and see how cheapskate champions compare.
Starting under the hood, both vehicles are equipped with 1.6-liter four-bangers. Nissan's 107-horsepower engine is just edged out by the Hyundai's 110-horsepower mill. Both qualify as Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicles (ULEV) … Read more
LOS ANGELES--Hyundai will add a crossover and a turbocharged engine to its U.S. lineup.
The new vehicle will be based partly on the HED-5 i-Mode concept that debuted for North America at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The HED-5 is a three-row, six-passenger crossover that uses a variety of lightweight materials.
Hyundai executives did not say when the U.S. crossover would debut, but it is expected to be seven seats and could go on sale as early as the 2010 model year.
The concept is powered by a new 2.0-liter, 268 horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine--the Theta Turbo … Read more
Hyundai hasn't jumped into the hybrid pool yet, but it's about to with a new battery technology.
Hyundai has been reaching for the stars lately, comparing its cars to other automakers' luxury models and launching the Genesis luxury sedan. Now the company wants to be "the most fuel-efficient automaker on the planet," according to Hyundai Vice President for Product Development John Krafcik. To achieve its lofty goals, Hyundai showed off its Blue Drive hybrid power train at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. This power train works similarly to full hybrids from Toyota and Ford, powering the car under electric or a combination of gas and electric, but Hyundai takes a leap forward by using … Read more