Tag: Hyundai

Former Top Nissan Exec Arrives at Hyundai, Asked to Look After North America

José Muñoz, who resigned as Nissan’s chief performance officer in January, is now on the Hyundai payroll. Muñoz jumped ship as turmoil roiled Nissan’s upper ranks and investigations began in the wake of former chairman Carlos Ghosn’s arrest. The exec, seen as a close ally to Ghosn, previously served as chairman of the automaker’s North American business […]

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Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata: Optimized Engines, and an N Line Model Waiting in the Wings

Staying true to its tradition of extremely bold styling revamps, Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata looks like something penned by a team of French and Italian designers. We explored the next-generation midsizer’s many styling highlights earlier this year. Now that the upcoming Sonata has had its official New York debut, there’s more information to get across. Specifically, power, […]

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Thinking Small: 2020 Hyundai Venue Arrives in New York, Aims Directly at Millennials

Hyundai’s new Venue is not a large vehicle. At 158.9 inches in length, the sub-subcompact crossover is 5.1 inches shorter than the already petite Kona and 5.9 inches shorter than the Elantra GT. Despite its modest length, the upcoming 2020 Venue, pegged as a cheaper entry point to the Hyundai crossover lineup, doesn’t make many […]

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2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review – Hyundai Brings the Funk

<img data-attachment-id="1669848" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Hyundai-Veloster-Turbo-front-quarter-e1555343178934.jpg" data-orig-size="3952,2635" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1551368515","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"135","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.033333333333333","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Hyundai-Veloster-Turbo-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Hyundai-Veloster-Turbo-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1669848 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Hyundai-Veloster-Turbo-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate 1.6-liter turbocharged four (201 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 195 lb-ft @ […]

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2018 Hyundai Kona Review – Double Take

2018 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (175 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm; 195 lb-ft @ 1,500-4,500 rpm) Seven-speed automatic, all-wheel drive 26 city / 29 highway / 27 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 9.0 city, 8.0 highway, 8.6 combined. (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $28,700 (U.S) / $31,799 (Canada) As Tested: $29,805 (U.S.) / $33,704 […]

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Hyundai’s Kona EV Price Bump Comes at an Interesting Time

<img data-attachment-id="1614790" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/kona-electric.jpg" data-orig-size="800,511" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Hyundai Kona EV" data-image-description=" Image: Hyundai ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/kona-electric-450×287.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/kona-electric-610×390.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1614790 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/kona-electric-610×390.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”390″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/kona-electric-610×390.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/kona-electric-75×48.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/kona-electric-450×287.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/kona-electric-768×491.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/kona-electric-120×77.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/kona-electric.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Depending on your place of residence, you may have begun seeing a small, quiet Hyundai crossover […]

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Hyundai: Is This Venue Big Enough for You?

Hyundai hopes the answer to that question, for a good number of young or otherwise cash-strapped buyers, is “yes.” As it performs a slow leak of its upcoming small Venue crossover ahead of the New York Auto Show, the Korean automaker wants would-be buyers to know the subcompact Kona won’t be the cheapest Hyundai crossover […]

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NHTSA Opens Probe Into 3 Million Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Over Fires; Veloster Recalled Over Stalling Issue

<img data-attachment-id="1649912" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Large-793-2012HyundaiSonata-e1542823799532.jpg" data-orig-size="2021,1322" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D3","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1264357421","copyright":"\u00a9 Morgan J Segal","focal_length":"35","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.033333333333333","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2011 Hyundai Sonata" data-image-description=" hyundai ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Large-793-2012HyundaiSonata-450×294.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Large-793-2012HyundaiSonata-610×399.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1649912 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Large-793-2012HyundaiSonata-610×399.jpg” alt=”2011 Hyundai Sonata” width=”610″ height=”399″> This isn’t an April Fools joke, sadly, for Hyundai and Kia Motors. After years of investigations and the recall of over 2.3 million models, Hyundai’s engine controversy […]

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More Crossovers: Hyundai Venue to Debut at New York Auto Show

Seeking to quench the American public’s seemingly insatiable thirst for crossover vehicles and SUVs, Hyundai has announced it will introduce yet another machine of this type at next month’s New York Auto Show. To be called the Venue, this will be a new entry-level CUV set to slot in underneath the Kona, a vehicle that […]

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Here’s the Hyundai Tucson N Line Americans Probably Won’t Get

This is certainly *not* the theoretical hot crossover we referred to in today’s QOTD. It’s not hot; rather, it’s merely ever so mildly warmer, in a sense, than a stock Tucson. While Hyundai’s Tucson N Line is a vehicle currently targeted at European buyers, it’s possible the automaker could bring it to America in the […]

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Ola bags $300 million from Hyundai and Kia for mobility solutions and electric vehicles

India’s ride-hailing company Ola, which made its international debut last year, is getting more serious about its smart mobility solutions and electric vehicles efforts. The company has secured a $300 million investment from Hyundai and Kia to collaborate on building new fleet solutions and explore mobility solutions for global markets. As part of the investment, Ola […]

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T AWD Review – A Perfectly Cromulent Crossover

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T AWD 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 (235 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 260 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm) Eight-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive 19 city / 24 highway / 21 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 12.3 city / 9.8 highway / 11.2 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 22.9 (observed mileage, MPG) Base Price: $39,780 US […]

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Leaking Oil, Hot Gas Leads to Dual Hyundai/Kia Recalls

After roaring out of the recession with revamped offerings and soaring sales, Hyundai and its Kia sister brand now face a seemingly endless slew of recalls. The latest involve a trio of popular crossovers, with the automaker warning of potential engine damage if the matter goes unaddressed. The two recalls cover 534,000 U.S. vehicles. Affected models […]

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Chinese Auto Market Not As Hot As Everyone Thought

China might not be the kind of market everyone thought it was — one without a ceiling, boasting unlimited potential for growth. One by one, automakers find themselves having to confront economic reality. Despite amassing a network of factories that could theoretically outproduce the rest of the world, the Asian country’s automotive sector only operates at […]

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Hyundai Raided in South Korea Over Theta II Engine Recall

In 2017, United States safety regulators opened a formal investigation into the recall of roughly 1.7 million vehicles built by Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate, Kia Motor Corp, after being tipped off by a former employee. The informant claimed the automaker wasn’t handling the issue properly. That same year, South Korean civic group YMCA filed […]

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Expect a Performance Hyundai Tucson N, Report Claims

It’s a rumor that’s existed since the debut of Hyundai’s performance N division — the evential debut of a much hotter Tucson compact crossover to pair with N-badged compacts already heading to customers on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, a report claims to have the inside scoop on the existence of just such a […]

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Pricing Very Obviously Targets the Chevy Bolt

Hyundai’s Kona Electric is gradually seeping into select dealerships across the United States, requiring the company to (finally) make a definitive statement about its price. While our time spent with the model was brief, it left a positive initial impression. Clearly targeting the likes of Chevrolet’s Bolt and Tesla’s Model 3, the Kona EV did […]

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The Country’s Cheapest Normal* Electric Breaks Out of California

That asterisk exists in the headline because the Smart EQ Fortwo is not a vehicle many families would consider useful as a lone driveway denizen. With two seats and a range of — wait for it — 58 miles, the Smart brand’s city runabout manages to be more impractical that the late, unloved Mitsubishi i-MiEV. […]

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A Performance-spec G70 for the Genesis Brand?

As bargain luxury brands go, Genesis Motors is aiming high — seemingly fixated on taking down its German competitors at a fraction of the price. However, while Genesis is capable of rumbling with its rivals’ base models with total confidence, it doesn’t have the hardware necessary to bash in the heads of most models wearing AMG […]

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