Hyundai

Hyundai Motor Company or simply Hyundai Motors is a South Korean car manufacturer headquartered in Seoul. Hyundai has been around since 1967 and at the time of writing, it formed the so-called Hyundai Motor Group together with Kia and Genesis. Hyundai is also the third largest car manufacturer in the world - it employs around 75,000 people worldwide and operates the world’s largest automotive manufacturing facility in Ulsan. The plant has an annual production capacity of 1.6 million units. Hyundai sells its cars through a network of 5,000 dealerships and showrooms located in 193 countries. It also operates an R&D center in Germany (as of 1994), while its European headquarters are located in Rüsselsheim, which is also the home of Opel. Hyundai’s first car, the Cortina, was launched in collaboration with Ford. Hyundai entered the British market in 1982 and four years later, the carmaker began selling cars in the U.S. as well, under the Hyundai Motor America moniker. The brand’s first U.S.-sold model was the Excel, which sold in 168,882 units during its first year on the market but eventually succumbed to its faulty nature.

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The Hyundai Tucson Has an All-New Look and Some Impressive Features

The Hyundai Tucson Has an All-New Look and Some Impressive Features

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson looks futuristic and packs loads of modern tech

After only five years on the market, the third-generation Hyundai Tucson was discontinued to make way for a brand-new model. The fourth-gen SUV is a big departure from its predecessor in terms of exterior design, but it also brings new and innovative technology to the table. The fourth-gen Hudson is also the first to offer a hybrid drivetrain. The SUV was launched without the usual diesel options, and it remains to be seen if Hyundai will add any later on.

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The Hyundai Palisade's Interior Smells Like Garlic, Owners Say

The Hyundai Palisade’s Interior Smells Like Garlic, Owners Say

Owners complain that the Hyundai Palisade stinks. Literally!

The Hyundai Palisade is so popular that the Korean company is struggling to keep up with demand. But this may soon change as many owners are complaining that the SUV’s interior smells like... garlic. The Palisade Forum contains numerous reports on the matter, with at least four threads touching this issue and numerous owners complaining about foul odours.

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2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line Sedan

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line Sedan

We take a closer look at the spiced up Hyundai Elantra N Line

Hyundai has been pushing pretty Elantra numbers over the past three years, with sales comprising between 175,000 and 200,000 units sold yearly. It’s no surprise then that the South Koreans gave the greenlight to a more attractive, N-badged iteration of the Elantra sedan, albeit not in the same verve as a fully-fledged N car, but dressed in what Hyundai calls the N Line treatment.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Sets New EV Range Record With 630+ Miles Per Charge

Hyundai Kona Electric Sets New EV Range Record With 630+ Miles Per Charge

Hyundai says the Kona Electric will do more than 630 miles per charge, but there’s a catch

The Hyundai Kona Electric is capable of running for more than 630 miles on a single charge. This is the result of a trial that Hyundai conducted at the Lausitzring track in Germany. The test included three Kona Electric crossovers that traveled 633, 636, and 637 miles without having their batteries recharged. The result exceeded Hyundai’s goal of running the cars for 1,000 km (620 miles).

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The Hyundai Elantra GT Is Dead in The U.S. Because It Couldn't Compete

The Hyundai Elantra GT Is Dead in The U.S. Because It Couldn’t Compete

Hyundai Just Learned That You Can’t Sell a Hot Hatch That Isn’t as Hot as the Competition

The Hyundai Elantra GT and GT N-Line, especially in regard to the most recent generation, had all the makings of a true hot hatch that could have competed with the likes of the Ford Focus ST, Honda Civic Type R, and even the Volkswagen Gold R. It has the looks, but Hyundai forgot one major ingredient – performance. Now, with a new Elantra GT N Line sedan on the horizon and the introduction of the Hyundai Venue, the Elantra GT hatchback is going to be killed off for the for the 2021 model year – at least in the United States, anyway.

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Hyundai's Push To Roll out the Ioniq Sub-Brand is a Sign of Automotive Resiliency

Hyundai’s Push To Roll out the Ioniq Sub-Brand is a Sign of Automotive Resiliency

The Ioniq sub-brand will initially feature three all-electric models, all due in the next few years

As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, Hyundai is making good on its goal to keep pushing forward with its pre-COVID-19 plans. One of those plans involves the creation of a new sub-brand that will become the official home of the automaker’s all-electric vehicles. The sub-brand, called Ioniq, will serve as a complement to Hyundai’s other sub-brand, Genesis, and offer battery electric vehicles. Three new all-electric models will serve as the foundation of the new sub-brand. A mid-size crossover EV will arrive first in 2021, followed by a sedan model in 2022 and a large SUV in the early part of 2024. All of this is part of Hyundai’s long game for battery-electric vehicles, which primarily involves selling 560,000 EV models by 2025. If for nothing else, Hyundai’s best-laid plans before the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to its knees is still moving along, proving that resiliency is as much a part of Hyundai’s DNA as anything we’ve seen from the automaker in the past.

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2020 Hyundai Venue - Driven

2020 Hyundai Venue - Driven

Hyundai introduced the Venue subcompact crossover for the 2020 model year as an all-new model that’s based on the same platform as the Ascent compact sedan. As a subcompact, you can get a well-equipped model for less than $20,000, but that affordability doesn’t come without its tradeoffs. Being an all-new model, we’ve been itching to see how Hyundai’s latest entry to the U.S. market holds up, especially against long-running nameplates like the Ford EcoSport and Nissan Kicks. We finally got our chance with the mid-level SEL trim, and this is what you can expect from it.

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Hyundai's Intelligent Manual Transmission Means You Can Row Your Own Without Pressing a Clutch Pedal

Hyundai’s Intelligent Manual Transmission Means You Can Row Your Own Without Pressing a Clutch Pedal

Hyundai’s iMT is a real manual transmission, but clutch duties are done automatically

The death of the manual transmission has been lurking for some time as laziness kicks in and sales continue to decrease. But, what if there was a middle ground where you can still shift on your own without dealing with finessing a clutch pedal? As it turns out, Hyundai has a solution for that, and it’s called the Intelligent Manual Transmission. That’s right; Hyundai now has a manual transmission that doesn’t have a clutch pedal. How the hell does that work?

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2020 Hyundai Sonata - Driven

2020 Hyundai Sonata - Driven

The Hyundai Sonata entered its eighth generation for the 2020 model year, finally completing the transformation from econobox family sedan to something that looks luxurious and sporty. In fact, at a glance, it even looks a lot like the new Audi A7 or RS7 with a slightly tweaked front end. So, do the aggressive exterior design cues, sporty proportions, and upscale appearance actually push it into a position to leave the Honda Accord and Kia Optima behind as it starts to compete with brands like Audi, BMW, and Porsche? Well, after spending a week with eh all-new Sonata, we can comfortably say it isn’t quite there yet, but it’s not far off. This is what it was like to live with the 2020 Hyundai Sonata.

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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe - What's New for 2021?

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe - What’s New for 2021?

The refreshed model rides on a new platform and comes with significant changes inside out

Hyundai revealed the 2021 Santa Fe, which is supposed to be a facelift but features some big changes. The current-gen SUV was released in 2018 and just over two years later, the company has refreshed it.

You’d expect the standard aesthetic changes and upgrades, but for the 2021 model, Hyundai has moved the Santa Fe to a new platform altogether. The South Korean automaker has also added new colors to the palette. There are many changes in the tech department as well. Is it right to call this a mere facelift?

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2020 Hyundai Veloster Turbo - Driven

2020 Hyundai Veloster Turbo - Driven

The Hyundai Veloster is a fun, affordable car that is positioned securely in the compact hatchback niche and, while it doesn’t rank necessarily high in terms of power, its unique style, performance, and fairly upscale interior is quite noteworthy. Currently a year into its second generation, we decided it was time to get behind the wheel of Hyundai’s fan favorite, and to our surprise, a Veloster Turbo landing in Topspeed HQ’s parking lot. This, my friends, gave us the perfect opportunity to see how the Veloster Turbo holds water against models like the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Honda Civic Sport Touring. This is our story after spending a week with the one and only Hyundai Veloster Turbo.

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This Rendering Of A Hyundai Pickup Truck Looks Ready To Take On The Likes Of Ford Ranger

This Rendering Of A Hyundai Pickup Truck Looks Ready To Take On The Likes Of Ford Ranger

It looks like a good fit to the company’s profile

Hyundai has been away from the pickup truck market and there is no logical reason for it. However, the company unveiled a pickup truck concept called Santa Cruz in 2015 and it finally looked like the automaker has realized what it’s losing out on. People would’ve expected Hyundai to launch a full-fledged, hardcore truck to leave a strong impression, but the Santa Cruz is a unibody pickup truck, which means that the automaker is offering a jack-of-all-master-of-none kind of a truck. However, a rendering artist named Enoch Gabriel Gonzales has envisioned a truck which he calls Tarlac, and it falls in line with the company’s design philosophy. Looks neat, huh?

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The Prophecy and 45 Concepts Will Spearhead Hyundai's Electric Future

The Prophecy and 45 Concepts Will Spearhead Hyundai’s Electric Future

The South Korean carmaker has come a long way and it’s not stopping now

Take a step back and look at were was Hyundai 10 or 15 years ago. Since those times, the Koreans have made quite a leap to the level they maintain today. Hyundais are definitely not what they used to be and the future is looking even brighter.

We have good reason to make that statement. Hyundai decided to put the Prophecy and 45 prototypes into production and they’ll both be powered by the brand’s new all-electric architecture.

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2020 Hyundai Kona - Driven

2020 Hyundai Kona - Driven

It really is the baby Hyundai that could - as long as you have the turbo engine

The Hyundai Kona is a strong competitor in the subcompact SUV market, and it’s made itself known in the two short years it’s been on the market. The Toyota C-HR and Honda HR-V both claim their own fame as being top contenders, so we decided to see just how well the Kona can hold up now that it has actually established itself on the market. So, we decided to ask for a test car, and next thing we knew, the Kona was rolling up to Topspeed HQ with its gray paint finish and silver highlights. This is our experience and thoughts after spending a whole week with the Hyundai Kona.

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2020 Hyundai Prophecy EV Concept

2020 Hyundai Prophecy EV Concept

This prototype is triggering a lot of Audi TT deja-vus

Hyundai is one of the first carmakers to make a move and unveil a vehicle that was supposed to take the stage at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show. Of course, the coronavirus had other plans, so we’ll have to settle for the online debut of this sleek-looking, all-electric prototype.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai’s new Sonata Hybrid has an EPA-estimated range of 686 miles

We’ve seen the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid taking a bow at the 2019 Seoul Motor Show but it’s now time for the sedan to step on U.S. soil via the 2020 Chicago Motor Show.

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What is the Cheapest Hyundai?

The cheapest Hyundai in the U.S. is the 2019 Accent compact sedan, which starts at $13,995. In Europe, however, where people have an acquired taste for small hatchbacks, Hyundai’s cheapest model on offer is the i10, which in Germany wears a starting sticker of €9,990

What is the Sportiest Hyundai?

The sportiest Hyundai is the 2019 Veloster N,a car that benefit from the brand’s motorsport know-how. The 2019 Veloster is available in two guises - Standard Package ($26,900) and Performance Package ($29,000). Standard Package uses a four-cylinder turbo engine with 250 horsepower on top, while Performance sees the same engine tuned to produce 275 horsepower. The Veloster N is available with a manual gearbox with rev-matching tech and a limited-slip differential with electronic control as well as torque vectoring for the front axle and Michelin Pilot super sport tires.

What is the Most Popular Hyundai?

The most popular Hyundai is - no surprises here - the Santa Fe SUV. In the U.S alone, Hyundai pushed 117,038 units of the Santa Fe in 2018, after in 2017 the company managed to sell 133,171 units. June 2019 was a particularly prolific month for the Santa Fe, with 13,807 vehicles delivered in the U.S. In Europe, the Hyundai sold just 8,591 Santa Fe units in 2018, after delivering 11,728 units in 2017.

What is the Most Expensive Hyundai?

The most expensive Hyundai is the 2019 Nexo Fuel Cell. It starts at $58,300 in Blue trim and is marketed as the world’s first dedicated hydrogen-powered SUV. The Nexo Fuel Cell sports an EPA-estimated range of 380 miles. However, if you’re the more demanding type, you can opt for the Limited trim, but that will leave you without at least $61,800.

What is the Fastest Hyundai?

The fastest Hyundai is the Veloster N. In its most potent version (275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque), the Veloster N can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 160 mph, according to MotorTrend, although Hyundai’s specs say top speed is 150 mph.

Are Hyundai Cars Reliable?

Hyundai’s cars are very reliable. In fact, a study carried out by U.S. News revealed that Hyundais are even more reliable than Hondas after bagging 3.5 out of five predicted reliability points (Honda managed to get three points out of five). In addition, Hyundai has made a name for itself by offering generous warranty packages, including a five-year/60,000-mile basic scheme that can be further extended to 10 years and 100,000 miles powertrain warty across the board. Moreover, the Ioniq comes with a lifetime warranty scheme for the battery packs. Moreover, back in 2015, CNN named Hyundai the ninth most reliable car brand. On the other hand, in 2017, The Telegraph’s survey for car reliability placed Hyundai on the 18th place. ReliabilityIndex places Hyundai on the 16th spot, with a score of 100, just a tad above the industry’s average.