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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These Cars Made It To This Year's Wards 10 Best Interiors

These Cars Made It To This Year’s Wards 10 Best Interiors

This year’s list includes vehicles ranging from a high-end Bentley Bentayga Speed to a more affordable Honda Civic

Most car enthusiasts tend to prioritize a car’s exterior design, but in reality, we spend more of our time inside the vehicle. Thankfully, Wards Auto is here to help us determine which interiors are truly worth our time behind the wheel.

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Mid-Size Pickup Truck Drag Race: Honda Ridgeline Vs Hyundai Santa Cruz

Mid-Size Pickup Truck Drag Race: Honda Ridgeline Vs Hyundai Santa Cruz

Will the newcomer Hyundai Santa Cruz prove a match for the proven Honda Ridgeline? Sam CarLegion gives us the answer

There’s something to be said about a drag race between pickup trucks. Straight-line performance is not really the main selling point of these types of vehicles, but it still gives you an idea of how good the powertrains are at propelling them. Last time, Sam CarLegion had a RAM 1500 TRX vs Ford F150 ROUSH drag race, instore. This time, it’s the Honda Ridgeline vs the Hyundai Santa Cruz, and here’s what happened.

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2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Night Edition

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Night Edition

The Hyundai Sonata N Line just got a little darker, and it’s very cool indeed

After making its debut in the Paramount Pictures’ action film “Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins,” the limited-production Hyundai Sonata N Line Night Edition is now finally available at dealerships. It will be limited to only 1,000 units - offered in either Phantom Black or Quartz White - each with a starting price of $34,750.

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The latest Honda Civic takes on the Hyundai Elantra at the drag strip. The results might surprise you

The latest Honda Civic takes on the Hyundai Elantra at the drag strip. The results might surprise you

Its Turbo power in the new Civic vs a naturally aspirated engine in the Elantra. Which one will dominate? Let’s find out

The all-new Honda Civic takes on one of its top rivals in the compact sedan class, the Hyundai Elantra in a couple of ¼ mile drag races.

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This Failed Moose Test Confirms That The Ford Mach-E Is Actually A Mustang!

This Failed Moose Test Confirms That The Ford Mach-E Is Actually A Mustang!

Next stop to confirm the Mach-E is a Mustang: Hit the crowd

For the longest time, I’ve refused to acknowledge the Mach-E to have the Mustang spirit. But, it looks like I’ll have to change that now. The Mach-E just gave us solid proof that it has the Mustang DNA by failing a moose test that its rivals passed without breaking a sweat. The Mach-E swayed across and fishtailed its way into the cones at the first turn. The original Mustang must be smiling with tears in its eyes looking at the Mach-E.

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Battle Of The Hot Budget Hatches: The Hyundai i20 N vs Ford Fiesta ST vs Volkswagen Polo GTI

Battle Of The Hot Budget Hatches: The Hyundai i20 N vs Ford Fiesta ST vs Volkswagen Polo GTI

The i20 N, the Fiesta ST, and the Polo GTI get together on the drag strip for a series of straight-line races

Mat Watson and his team from ‘Carwow’ brought three hot budget hatches to the drag strip. The contenders were the Hyundai i20 N, the Ford Fiesta ST, and the Volkswagen Polo GTI. All of them make in the whereabouts of 200 horsepower. The fact that every car has an aspect where it shines the best and is better than its competitors makes up for an interesting race. Which hatch do you have your money on?

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Could Hyundai bring Hydrogen back in style?

Could Hyundai bring Hydrogen back in style?

Hyundai dropped some teasers for a BIG release coming September 7th.

Hydrogen was declared by many to be a lost cause and a waste of time and money. However, Hyundai has apparently been investing a lot of both of those things in the advancement of hydrogen. Coming September 7th, Hyundai will release something pretty significant.

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2022 Hyundai Elantra N

2022 Hyundai Elantra N

The go-faster Elantra is here, and there’s a lot you need to know about it

Hyundai is pretty aggressive in launching their new version of the already popular Elantra, with an "N" at the back of its name which ensures breathtaking performance for a price tag that won’t break the bank. It has yet to hit the market, but this is what you need to know about it.

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Hyundai Isn't Done With the Mid-Engined RM19 Superhatch

Hyundai Isn’t Done With the Mid-Engined RM19 Superhatch

Road-car production of the RM19 Superhatch is probably still a couple years out (at least), and that’s a very good thing

Hyundai’s mid-engined halo car has a history that dates back nearly a decade, and that’s just the history that we know about. It’s been more than a year since we really last heard about what was going on with the car – now known as the RM19 Concept – but we’ve finally heard something fresh. As it turns out, Hyundai didn’t forget about it. On the contrary, the company has actually been busy making some modifications that includes a new engine. Does that mean more power?

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2022 Hyundai Elantra N - The Elantra Joins the Kona and Veloster in the 'N' Range

2022 Hyundai Elantra N - The Elantra Joins the Kona and Veloster in the ’N’ Range

The new Elantra N is all set to shake up the entry-level performance car market; is it a game-changer?

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra N was initially slated to make its North American debut at the New York Auto Show. However because the event was canceled for the second year in a row, owing to the pandemic, the Korean automaker chose to debut its newest high-performance N-line sedan via an online presentation.

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2021 Hyundai Venue Test Drive

2021 Hyundai Venue Test Drive

The Hyundai Venue is the definition of economical affordability with good looks and a smaller footprint

The Hyundai Venue isn’t only one of the brand’s newest cars, but it’s also the smallest SUV or crossover the brand currently sells. As a subcompact model, it competes with models like the Mazda CX-30 and Honda HR-V, but there’s a catch, because the Venue is significantly smaller, sitting on the lower border of the subcompact segment. With that in mind, we have been itching to find out if a smaller, more affordable Hyundai can actually hold its own against the larger, more expensive competition. It does have its faults, but you’ll be surprised as to what those faults really are.

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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe XRT

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe XRT

The 2022 XRT brings a few black elements to your regular Santa Fe to help you distinguish it
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Hyundai Veloster N DCT vs Honda Civic Type-R - Can The Small Korean Run With One Of The Best?

Hyundai Veloster N DCT vs Honda Civic Type-R - Can The Small Korean Run With One Of The Best?

Hyundai Veloster N DCT takes on the Honda Civic Type-R; will quick shifts be enough to beat the Japanese hot hatch?

Most would probably agree that a drag race is a good way to determine which one of two (or more) cars has superior performance. Sam CarLegion – a YouTube channel that drag races (mostly) new vehicles – has given us a proper quarter-mile brawl between two of the hottest hot hatchbacks currently on sale. It’s the Hyundai Veloster N DCT versus the Honda Civic Type-R. Although a drag race only tells you so much about a car’s overall performance, the two are more evenly matched than you might think.

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The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Is Almost $4k More Expensive Than Ford Maverick

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Is Almost $4k More Expensive Than Ford Maverick

Hyundai seems pretty confident in the Santa Cruz Pickup, so much so that it’s priced well above its main competition, the Ford Maverick

Hyundai has announced that the Santa Cruz pickup will go on sale at the end of July 2021. It will carry a price tag of $23,990 for the entry-level, FWD, SE model, while the range-topping limited trim with the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine and AWD will command a steep price of $39,720. In comparison, the new Ford Maverick starts out at just $19,995, and it’s coming from an automaker that knows a thing of two about trucks. It will even be offered with an FX4 package that will being with it more off-road capability, but with AWD vs. 4WD. The Santa Cruz will offer up to 275 horsepower, which isn’t bad for a smaller truck, which might be its strongest selling point as the range-topping Maverick will come with just 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque from a turbocharged, 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. Click on the full-screen button on the slider above to read our dedicated webstory on the Hyundai Santa Cruz and what it brings to the table.

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The Hyundai Elantra N Is Impressively Better Than Expected

The Hyundai Elantra N Is Impressively Better Than Expected

The Elantra N shares the same engine and power specs with the other N models, the Veloster N and the Kona N

Hyundai is trying hard to make its performance ‘N’ division more mainstream. The automaker has infused the Elantra with the ‘N’ steroids to come up with its first high-performance sedan. The company has taken the wraps off the global version of the Elantra N, but confirmed that it will come to the U.S. as well. The U.S.-spec Elantra N will debut at the New York Auto Show that’s slated for August 2021.

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Hyundai's Latest Move Will Change The Brand Forever

Hyundai’s Latest Move Will Change The Brand Forever

Hyundai leaves the present and past in the dust to focus exclusively on the future

With so many automakers starting to focus on electrification, it seems like we’re constantly talking about the future and how the industry will evolve. Just recently, we learned that Porsche is about to reveal a Boxster EV Concept and Mercedes is already embacing electrification hard with the EQ lineup and more recently announcing that the C-Class would carry around a battery and a four-cylinder engine, including in the range-topping AMG C63. It’s not just premium automakers, either, as Toyota is working heavily on its investment in hydrogen technology – like this Hydrogen-powered Corolla race car – and now it looks like Hyundai is killing any and all R&D of internal combustion engines, sealing the fate of the company’s future. Here’s what it really means.

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2021 Hyundai i30

2021 Hyundai i30

What makes the current Hyundai i30 so good?

If you follow what’s happening in the automotive world, you’ve probably noticed how Hyundai cars have turned from cheap and unremarkable into worthy alternatives to already established manufacturers. When it comes to mass-produced vehicles, the Hyundai i30 is right up there with the likes of Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Golf. The i30’s rise to its current status began at the 2010 Frankfurt Auto Show, where the second generation shocked Volkswagen executives, wondering how the Korean brand could come up with something so good. The i30 is currently in its third generation, but what really makes it so good?

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Hyundai Promises More N Performance Models, And I'm Not Sure It's a Good Thing

Hyundai Promises More N Performance Models, And I’m Not Sure It’s a Good Thing

Unpopular Opinion: Hyundai Doesn’t Need More N Models – At Least Not The Ones It’s Going To Make Anyway

Let’s face it, Performance vehicles as we know them like the BMW M4, Hyundai Veloster, – and by that, I mean cars with raw internal combustion power – aren’t exactly staring down the barrel of a bright future. By 2030 or 2040 at the latest, there’s a good chance that you’ll only be able to buy electric vehicles and, while they can offer some great performance as we’ve learned from cars like the Porsche Taycan, the basis behind performance vehicles is changing. That’s probably why automakers are offering so many performance vehicles that, well, probably shouldn’t even exist.

The Hyundai Kona N, as cool as it is, is one such model. The world doesn’t need a high-performance Kona, but here we are with one. Other automakers are doing the same thing, and it’s only because we’re willing to snatch them up as quickly as they can produce them simply based on the fact that this is probably our last chance. And that’s probably a big reason as to why Hyundai has just promised a whole bunch of N Performance models….

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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.