Hyundai News

  • Rimac C_Two

    Hyundai and Kia announced on Tuesday they've invested 80 million euros (approximately $90 million) in Rimac, the Croation EV technology company responsible for the 1,914-horsepower C_Two electric supercar. The majority of the investment has come from Hyundai, and as part of the deal the two Korean automakers will establish a technology partnership with Rimac with the initial task of developing a pair of high-performance electric cars due by 2020. One of the vehicles is confirmed as a sports car for the Hyundai N performance sub-brand. The other will be a hydrogen fuel cell-electric car likely...

  • Hyundai Veloster N spied with DCT
    Hyundai Veloster N spied with quick-shifting dual-clutch transmission

    Rumors in March 2018 that the Hyundai Veloster N would offer a dual-clutch automatic transmission were right. The Veloster N was spied on video with an autobox racing around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. YouTuber Carspotter Jeroen posted video of the Veloster N testing at the Germany racetrack...

  • 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec)
    2020 Hyundai Ioniq arrives with more power, range for electric model

    Hyundai on Thursday unveiled an updated version of its Ioniq family of hybrid and electric cars. The Ioniq arrived in 2016 as the first car to offer hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric powertrains. Those three options are still available for the updated Ioniq due on sale later this year as a 2020...

  • 2018 Hyundai i30 N
    Hyundai could add AWD to i30 N to turn it into a Focus RS, Golf R rival

    Hyundai is currently testing an all-wheel-drive version of its i30 N that can presumably handle more power than the front-wheel-drive version currently on sale. The information was revealed by Hyundai spokesman Guido Schenken in an interview with Carsguide published on Thursday. Schenken said a...

  • 2020 Hyundai Venue
    Hyundai Venue N-Line in the cards, full N treatment possible

    Hyundai will soon have an option or maybe two for those looking for a sub-compact crossover with more performance. The South Korean brand confirmed a Venue N-Line is coming, and a full-blown Venue N with real performance credentials is absolutely possible. Australian website Drive reported the news...

  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    Hyundai Sonata N-Line coming with big power increase

    Wild speculation followed the debut of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata ahead of the 2019 New York International Auto Show, but it's true: a racier Sonata N-Line is in the pipeline. The South Korean automaker confirmed it will introduce a Sonata N-Line in 2020 with "over 275 horsepower," per Hyundai. The...

  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata, 2019 New York International Auto Show

    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...

  • 2020 Hyundai Venue, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 Hyundai Venue is Korean brand's smallest SUV yet

    Get ready for a Hyundai crossover SUV even more affordable than the Kona which starts at $20,000. The Korean brand on Wednesday unveiled a new entry-level SUV dubbed the Venue at the 2019 New York International Auto Show and confirmed the showroom appearance will follow in the fourth quarter of...

  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata
    First drive review: 2020 Hyundai Sonata doubles down on sedan segment in style

    Pulling out of the 123-story Lotte World Tower into the crush of Seoul’s morning traffic in the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, the striking symbolism isn’t lost on me. The 1,819-foot tower is new, the fifth-tallest building in the world, and the tallest in Korea. This engineering marvel...

  • Tyrone Johnson, former Ford RS chief engineer
    Ford RS chief engineer moves to Hyundai

    South Korean automaker Hyundai has plucked Ford's chief RS engineer. Tyrone Johnson has been named head of vehicle test and development at the Hyundai Motor Europe Test and Development facility in Germany after working on Ford's RS vehicles in his previous role. Autocar reported Monday on Johnson's...

  • Hyundai next-generation cockpit prototype
    Hyundai shares prototype for future cockpit technology

    Hyundai is ready to change the way drivers operate various features inside its cars. To give us a taste of how it will look, the South Korean brand shared images of its next-generation cockpit prototype. To underscore that this technology won't be reserved for only the most-expensive cars, Hyundai...

  • 2019 Hyundai Tucson N Line
    Hyundai Tucson N Line revealed with racy accents

    Hyundai recently got into the performance game with the new i30 N and Veloster N models developed by Hyundai N, the Korean automaker's in-house tuner. These models sit at the top of the Hyundai N portfolio, with a tamer N Line range to be introduced to suit customers looking for milder mods. The...

  • Hyundai phone-as-key technology

    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 be easily shared with up to four people the owner authorizes via the smartphone app. When the phone is in range via near-field communication technology, the car receives the signal via the receiver in the door handle. A second receiver is present in the wireless charging pad inside the car to start...

  • 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
    Hyundai turns the windshield into an augmented reality nav 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...

  • 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 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 empty parking spots that he or she could then direct the vehicle to. If a wireless charging system is also included, the driver could set their car to be charged as well. In this case, the vehicle would first roll up to a vacant wireless charging station. When the vehicle is fully charged, it will...

  • 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
    2019 Hyundai Veloster N priced at $27,785

    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...

  • 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...

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