The second model in Hyundai’s new i30 family will be making its world debut next month at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The new i30 wagon will borrow everything from its five-door hatch brother, except, of course, for the fact that its overall length will be increased by 185 mm and it will offer increased trunk space: from 378-liters to 528-liters.
The Hyundai i30’s exterior will be distinguished by Hyundai’s hexagon-shaped grille and jewel-like headlamps. On the side, it has received a pronounced swage line that runs horizontally and rises all the way to the rear lights. The rear windscreen wraps around the D-pillars, increasing interior luminosity and benefiting visibility.
Under the hood, Hyundai will place the same engine line-up found in the hatchback version: three petrol engines and three diesel engines with power ranging from 90 to 135 HP.
Full details will be unveiled next month at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned!
The current Hyundai Genesis Coupewent on sale in United States dealerships back on February 26, 2009. It was a pretty cool sports car powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder that delivered 212 HP and 217 lb.-ft. of torque, but in 2011, Hyundai tried making it even better by adding a new version: the Coupe 3.8 R-Spec. This new coupe is powered by a 3.8 liter V6 engine that delivers 306 HP, which is obviously better than the previous model, but apparently, that addition simply wasn’t enough for Hyundai. Now, they’ve brought the facelift version of the Genesis Coupe to the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, in its American version.
The new 2013 Genesis Coupe sports more aggressive coupe styling, complemented by an improved interior and design. It will be available with 4-cylinder and V6 engines, both of which benefit from significant technology enhancements, a 3.8-liter V6 engine with sophisticated direct-injection technology, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that has been upgraded to a more precise twin-scroll turbocharger and larger intercooler.
UPDATE 01/09/2012: This review has been updated with the official images and specs of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
UPDATE 02/14/2012: Hyundai has announced today prices for the new Genesis Coupe that will go on sale this March. Prices will range from $24,250 for the 2.0T model to $34,250 for the 3.8 Track. The 3.8-liter R-Spec model is priced from $28,750. Hit the jump for the full pricing list.
Hit the jump to read more about the future 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
Last year, Hyundai unveiled the new generation Elantra sedan - a model that featured an impressive exterior design language and a new 1.8-liter inline-four that producing 148 HP and 131 pound-feet of torque. Now, Hyundai has to unveil a new Coupe variant at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, which the company hopes will compete with the Honda Civic Coupe model.
Just like the sedan, the new Elantra Coupe will be powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 148 HP and 131 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a six-speed manual transmission, this engine delivers a fuel economy of 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.
The new model will be distinguished by a unique "Fluidic Sculpture" two-door coupe design language that includes a hexagonal front fascia with jeweled swept-back headlights, a blacked-out rear diffuser, and much more.
UPDATE 06/15/2012: Hyundai has announced prices for the 2013 Elantra Coupe. Prices will range from $17,445 for the base GS version and will go up to $19,745 for the sport-tuned Elantra Coupe SE. An optional SE A/T Technology Package will add another $2,350. Hit the jump for a full pricing list.
Hit the jump to read more about the new Hyundai Elantra Coupe.
There aren’t a lot of cars in this world that probably gets less hype and appreciation than the Hyundai Elantra. Hard to believe, too, considering that the Elantra is a good enough car to win the 2012 North American Car of the Year of the award.
So in its own little way, the Hyundai Elantra is celebrating its award in a rather unique and potentially annoying way: riding a victory lap in the neighborhood with its horn in full blast exclaiming its awesomeness.
Sounds like the kind of thing that gets people to throw rocks at your car, but in this instance, we don’t’ blame Hyundai and the Elantra for pulling off this ad, especially since the Elantra deserves all the recognition it can get for being one of North America’s best automobile purchases.
Say whatever you want about the Elantra, but make no mistake, it’s a car worthy of respect and - in this case - a victory lap around the neighborhood.
Since the Super Bowl only comes out once a year, the race to have the best auto commercial is usually fast, feverish, and packed with plenty of attention-grabbing scenes. This year, Hyundai is rolling out an armada of ads to keep itself relevant to viewers during the Big Game.
One commercial, in particular, features the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, which, for all of it’s outstanding qualities, possesses an equally strong trait that just might be the most important of them all: it has the ability to bring a man back to life!
In this ad, a man is driving his Genesis Coupe with his "pops" riding shotgun and giving him the whole spiel on how to be successful in life. In the middle of the latter’s soliloquy, he ends up getting a heart attack, to which the driver decides to use his sports car as an oversized defribillator, alternately accelerating and braking the car until pops comes back to life.
As soon as he does, he finishes off his advice to young Jensen, oblivious to the fact that he came this close to heading over to the while light, all thanks to Anderson and his "pulse-pounding" Genesis Coupe.
With all due respect to Audi’s "Vampires" commercial for the S7, the early favorite for funniest auto Super Bowl commercial now belongs to Hyundai and their new ad for the Veloster Turbo.
Titled "Cheetah," the ad features the Veloster Turbo preparing to race a cheetah, considered the fastest animal in the world with a 0-60 mph time of just three seconds. But, apparently there are still some cars that the cheetah can’t outrun and in this particular commercial, it’s the 201-horsepower Veloster Turbo.
As soon as the cheetah realizes that outrunning the Veloster Turbo wasn’t an option, it turns its attention towards its handler. Apparently, the nimble feline wasn’t too enthralled with its handler’s attempt to have it race against the high-powered Hyundai sports hatch.
So as a way of "paying back" the handler’s lack of foresight, the jungle cat decided to chase the dude and jump on him, doing so amidst all the girlish shrieks coming from the petrified handler.
Check out the commercial and prepare to laugh out loud. Repeatedly.
Hyundai is putting their whole factory personnel back at the promotional work in this new Superbowl commercial. If you remember they already had a quite successful factory commercial back in 2010, see that one after the jump. In this new attempt, Hyundai combines the latest trend/frenzy of acapella singing with the very patriotic Rocky theme song. In order to grasp the full idea behind the commercial, you have to understand that Hyundai produce most of their US vehicles in their ultra modern factory located in Montgomery Alabama...in the USA. So this is a little reminder that Hyundai is building their car in the USA and in good American spirit nonetheless. We are not sure about the tag line coming along the commercial, "There’s always a way. That’s just our way", but we like the commercial.
This video, which was shot at the Purangi Golf & Country Club in New Zealand, will show you just how a rally car can be of great help to a golfer’s game. Not only can it take the place - and be a whole lot cooler - than a golf cart, but anytime you need any help in sinking a hole-in-one, the Veloster can do the job for you.
Needless to say, you’d be hard-pressed to find a golf course in the world that will allow a Veloster anywhere near the playing grounds, but if it did happen, you can at least know what to do with it, right?
Check out the video and be treated to some bonus outtakes after the fact.
January’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show brought with it the production version of the long rumored Veloster, but Hyundai is using the Chicago Auto Show to display a rally version of the car.
The Veloster Rally Car is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission. Making giant leaps across the rally road will be made easy with the engine’s 500hp and all of that power comes with an estimated 40mpg.
This particular version of the Veloster will make its rally debut at the 2011 U.S. Rallycross Championship Series. In fact, three Velosters will be racing during the Rallycross; one will be driven by Rhys Millen, the second will be piloted by rally champion Marcus Dodd and world record freestyle motorbike rider Robbie Maddison, and the third will be driven by to-be-announced celebrity drivers.
Update 02/07/2011: Hyundai has revealed the Rally version of the Veloster coupe today at the Chicago Auto Show.
UPDATE 01/25/2012: Hyundai has unveiled a new commercial for the Veloster Rally Car that shows Join Rhys Millen and crew as they play around with the Veloster Rally Car on the golf course. Enjoy!
Hit the jump to read more about the Hyundai Veloster Rally Car.
Hyundai’s i20 ] will be going through some drastic design changes this year, as proven by these recent spy images of the facelift model. The company hopes to completely change the look of its supermini for the 2013 model year and will be unveiling the result of the changes at the end of 2012.
The design of facelift Hyundai i20 will get influenced by the recently launched i40, with a new hexagonal grille, two jewel-like headlamps, and characterful lines that connect the front and rear of the vehicle. The rear lights and rear bumper will undoubtedly be updated as well, considering they are covered in heavy camouflage on this test model. Inside, the i20 will also be refreshed with changes coming to the dash and the front and rear seats.
Hyundai seems to be only focusing on the aesthetics of the vehicle, because up until now, the i20 looks to be powered by the same ranges of engines as the current model. Expect to see the usual 1.2- and 1.4-liter petrol engines, as well as two diesel engines with either 75HP or 90 HP.