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  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata

    The Hyundai Sonata received wide praise for its bold styling when it was redesigned for 2010. In 2016, that fanfare retreated when it received a rather conservative and buttoned-up look. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata lets its hair down once again and ushers in a dramatic new exterior design. Revealed online Wednesday, the 2020 Sonata showcases a four-door coupe-like profile, a lower-slung stance, and wild LED accent lights. The design comes from the Le Fil Rouge concept car shown at last year's Geneva International Motor Show. That concept staked out a new design language that Hyundai dubbed...

  • Hyundai phone-as-key technology
    Hyundai's latest app turns a smartphone into your car key

    Future Hyundai cars won't require a key at all. The automaker has announced a new digital key that turns an owner's smartphone into a key to lock/unlock the car and start it. It does more than those basic functions and basically preps Hyundai cars for the future of car sharing. The digital key can...

  • Teaser for Hyundai Tucson N-Line
    Hyundai Tucson N-Line teased with racy accents

    A new addition to Hyundai's crossover lineup may be coming to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Last Thursday, the Korean brand teased the Tucson N-Line and said we'll learn more about the racier crossover in the very near future. That leads us to expect a debut in Geneva next week. However, this should...

  • 2019 Hyundai Tucson
    Report: Hyundai Tucson N coming with at least 340 hp

    Hyundai will reportedly bring its high-performance N badge to the crossover segment with a Tucson N. Not only will the compact crossover look the part, it'll have all the go to match, too. Auto Express reported it can confirm the Tucson N is under development and will debut within two years, which...

  • Hyundai multi-collision airbag system
    New Hyundai airbag system will protect you in secondary collisions when others won't

    Air bags save lives and protect automobile occupants from injury, but they don't always go off. Hyundai wants to protect drivers in the event of a secondary collision when other airbags might not work. The Korean brand introduced the first multi-collision airbag system on Saturday. Unlike standard...

  • 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line hatchback is here because brandalism isn't exclusive to Germany

    The assimilation of the N performance sub-brand into the Hyundai borg didn't take long. On Monday, the automaker introduced the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Elantra GT N Line is a rebadged Elantra GT Sport from last year that...

  • Genesis G80 concept with holographic augmented reality navigation system

    In the not too distant future, head-up display systems will be able to present a whole lot more than the tiny window of static information we're used to today. The key is holographic augmented reality technology that has the potential to turn the entire windshield into a display, which could enable numerous possibilities, from showing you which turns to take on your selected route, the perfect racing line during track days, and even information about your location like nearby restaurants and tourist attractions. A Swiss company by the name of WayRay is developing just such a system, and...

  • Hyundai Elevate concept
    Hyundai takes off-roading to next level with Elevate walking car

    A car that can walk? Yes, that's exactly what Hyundai has proposed with its Elevate concept unveiled Tuesday at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The concept combines the power of an electric car and the capability of robotics to rethink where cars can travel. Wheels with robotic...

  • Hyundai and Kia automated valet concept
    Hyundai and Kia latest to show automated valet

    Hyundai and Kia on Thursday showcased a fully automated valet system that is currently under consideration for production. The system leverages technology being developed for self-driving cars and is operated via a smartphone. Upon reaching a parking facility, the driver receives the location of...

  • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe fingerprint scanner technology in China
    New tech allows Hyundai owners to unlock and start cars with a fingerprint

    Fingerprints have unlocked phones for a few years now, but Hyundai has bigger plans for cars. Hyundai revealed the 2019 Santa Fe at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition with fingerprint access technology last weekend. The Korea Herald reported the technology will be offered on the new...

  • 2020 Hyundai Palisade, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Hyundai Palisade crossover revealed: Three-row SUV with family matters

    Hyundai's on-again, off-again relationship with crossovers not named "Santa Fe" is complicated. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade that just made its debut for the 2018 LA Auto Show isn't named Santa Fe either, but follows closely the Santa Fe XL that it replaces atop the automaker's lineup. When it goes on...

  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster N
    Hyundai Veloster N TCR race car being prepped for 2019 Michelin Pilot Challenge

    Hyundai currently offers an i30 N-based race car for customer teams competing around the globe in TCR competition. But in markets where the i30 N isn't available, such as the United States, local teams have been seeking a race car based on the related Veloster N. Hyundai last week finally confirmed...

  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster N

    Hyundai's first real step into the hot hatch segment, at least in the United States, will come with a competitive base price. The Korean brand on Tuesday revealed the 2019 Veloster N will start at $27,785, including destination. The base price will net buyers a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 250 horsepower paired and comes paired to a six-speed manual transmission only. Other performance upgrades over a standard Veloster include electronically controlled suspension, 13-inch front and 11.8-inch rear brake rotors, 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 225/40 R18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport...

  • 2020 Hyundai Palisade leaked image
    Hyundai Palisade SUV leaked ahead of debut

    A photo of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade full-size crossover SUV leaked just days after the South Korean automaker confirmed its 2018 Los Angeles auto show debut. A full photo of what appears to be the production version of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade was published to the Russian website Auto Review on...

  • Teaser for 2020 Hyundai Palisade debuting at 2018 Los Angeles auto show
    2020 Hyundai Palisade full-size SUV set for 2018 LA auto show

    Hyundai will use this month's 2018 Los Angeles auto show to unveil a full-size SUV the automaker confirmed Thursday will be called a Palisade. Due on sale next year as a 2020 model, the Palisade will offer seating for eight and features normally found on luxury vehicles, such as premium cabin...

  • Solar panel roofs coming to Hyundai and Kia cars from 2019
    Hyundai and Kia will offer cars with solar roofs from 2019

    Hyundai and Kia are the latest automakers to announce plans to offer solar panel roofs on their cars. The Korean firms on Wednesday said solar roofs, some with a translucent design, will start being made available from 2019, without mentioning specific markets and vehicles. Audi announced plans to...

  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster N
    2019 Hyundai Veloster N first drive review: Hot hatch, Korean style, Nürburgring bred

    Act One: Track time Four cars head out onto the east course at Thunderhill Raceway Park outside of Willows, California. The cars are Hyundais. Yes, Hyundais. This track can be terrifying, with a couple of blind crests, one of which leads to an off-camber right turn. I’m not too worried...

  • Hyundai i30 N Option concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    Hyundai i30 N Option previews customization to the n'th degree

    Hyundai has quite a bit in store for its N performance division, and owners can look forward to a barrel of customization option as previewed by a new concept vehicle. With the 2018 Paris auto show as its backdrop, Hyundai revealed the i30 N Option show car—essentially an i30 N hot hatch with...

  • 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N

    Hyundai's newest Elantra GT has a sporty liftback variant sold overseas, and the car has just received the N performance treatment. The standard version of the car is called i30 Fastback, and now Hyundai has added the i30 Fastback N version. The car was revealed Wednesday ahead of a formal debut at next week's 2018 Paris auto show. The i30 Fastback N shares a mechanical package with the Golf GTI-rivaling i30 N hatchback sold overseas, as well as the Veloster N hatchback that we receive here. We're talking a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 driving the front wheels via a six-speed manual. The...

  • 2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T
    2019 Hyundai Sonata Sport loses turbocharged engine

    The sportiest of Hyundai just got a little less, well, sporty. The 2019 Hyundai Sonata Sport loses its turbocharged engine for the new model year, leaving a naturally aspirated inline-4 as the only option. CarsDirect reported the engine's departure from the Sonata Sport on Tuesday, but the...

  • Hyundai Terracan
    Hyundai reportedly working on Nissan Armada, Toyota Land Cruiser rival

    Hyundai is working on a full-size SUV expected for launch next year as a 2020 model. It was previewed in June by the Grandmaster concept and there rumors it will carry the Palisade name into production. But a second big SUV could be in the works at the Korean automaker. Australia's Car Sales...

  • 2020 Hyundai Ioniq facelift spy shots - Image via Andreas Wiegant/SB-Medien
    2020 Hyundai Ioniq spy shots

    Hyundai looks to be preparing an update for its Ioniq family of hybrid and electric cars. A prototype for the updated version was recently spotted undergoing hot-weather tests in California's Death Valley. The Ioniq was introduced for 2017 and we expect this updated version to bow next year as a...

  • 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N spy shots and video

    Hyundai's newest Elantra GT has a sporty liftback variant sold overseas, and it's about to get the N performance treatment. The standard version of the car is called the i30 Fastback. The latest spy shots and video show a prototype for what's shaping up to be a new i30 Fastback N, a car that will...

  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Hyundai Sonata spy shots and video

    Hyundai is close to finalizing a redesigned Sonata with styling inspired by the handsome Le Fil Rouge concept car (shown below) unveiled in March at the Geneva auto show. A prototype for the new mid-size sedan has been spotted at the Nürburgring and looks to be wearing its final skin. A few...

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