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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2019 Hyundai i10 N Line

2019 Hyundai i10 N Line

Not quite a full-fledged N model but close enough

The 2020 Hyundai i10 N Line is a performance-oriented trim of the third-generation hatchback. A range-topping model in the current lineup, the 2020 i10 N Line slots above the regular i10 and will fill the gap between the standard hatchback and the upcoming i10 N. The 2020 i10 N Line is the fourth Hyundai to sport the "N Line" badge as of December 2019. It joins the i30 N Line, the i30 Fastback N Line, and the Tucson N Line. The N Line is essentially a package that adds some exclusive features to the 2020 i20. Performance-wise, it’s not a full-fledged N model, but it does benefit from an exclusive turbo three-cylinder mill that adds extra oomph over the standard powertrains. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.

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Hyundai's Latest Veloster-based Mid-Engined Track Beast Previews Road Model

Hyundai’s Latest Veloster-based Mid-Engined Track Beast Previews Road Model

Hyundai arrived at the 2019 L.A. Auto Show with many cool cars but the mid-engined Hyundai RM19 is the coolest

Hyundai is no longer the maker of dull, uninspiring imports that people bought because of the low MSRP. Nowadays, the automaker is among the five biggest in the world and has pushed to conquest new grounds building on its reputation as a purveyor of reliable cars that are also cheap to run and maintain. With the N line, Hyundai has proven to the world that it can also make fast cars and its RM, which stands for Racing Midship, range of prototypes has just been enriched with the RM19, the latest and most outlandish member of the breed. Better yet, Hyundai is tipped to put a mid-engined sports car into production after years of exploring the architecture via its RM rolling laboratories. Time to get excited!

So, let us put it this way: at the 2019 L.A. Auto Show, Aston Martin, famed builder of some of the best, fastest, and most exquisite British sports cars and supercars, unveiled an SUV. A sporty SUV at that but an SUV nonetheless. Hyundai, a brand considered by most to be at the opposite end of the spectrum compared to Aston Martin, took the wraps off a track-bound mid-engined sports car. We already know what model you want to know more about and it’s not the bulky Aston DBX. Yes, the automotive world is turning on its head in more ways than one as we speak.

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2019 Hyundai Vision T Plug-In Hybrid Concept

2019 Hyundai Vision T Plug-In Hybrid Concept

It could preview the design of next-generation SUVs and hybrids

The 2019 Hyundai Vision T Plug-In concept is an SUV concept that the Korean automaker introduced at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. A somewhat futuristic design with unique styling cues, the Vision T showcases a brand-new design language. It’s also described as global, so it could inspire a new lineup of SUVs. The crossover is slightly larger than the Hyundai Tucson and it’s a plug-in hybrid. Sadly, there’s no info about the drivetrain and no photos of the Vision T’s interior. But let’s find out what it could mean for the future of the Korean brand.

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The Hyundai Santa Cruz is FINALLY Heading to the US Market

The Hyundai Santa Cruz is FINALLY Heading to the US Market

Four years after the concept truck debuted, Hyundai will finally be producing the Santa Cruz pickup truck

The Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup concept was unveiled in 2015 at the North American International Auto Show and, despite being well received, Hyundai has been on the fence about it - until now. After over four years, Hyundai has finally announced that it will be manufacturing the truck at its U.S. factory. Is it too late to the party, though?

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2019 Hyundai Veloster N Performance Concept

2019 Hyundai Veloster N Performance Concept

Hyundai N’s hot hatch gets a hotter treatment

As if the Hyundai Veloster N isn’t hot enough, Hyundai’s all set to unwrap an even hotter version of the hot hatchback at the 2019 SEMA Auto Show. This new variant is called the Veloster N Performance Concept, and it is a spicy piece created by Hyundai to give Veloster N owners a preview of how the hot hatch could be transformed if it got introduced into the aftermarket world. The Veloster N Performance Concept comes with exterior enhancements, interior upgrades, and technical improvements. In other words, it’s the full cocktail of the tuning world. Unfortunately, don’t expect the Veloster N Performance Concept to make its way to dealerships anytime soon. This concept is strictly for showcase purposes. On that end, the Veloster N Performance Concept will be in attendance at SEMA in Las Vegas, Nevada next month.

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2020 Hyundai Veloster N ETCR

2020 Hyundai Veloster N ETCR

Hyundai is ready to join in on some electrified door-to-door touring car racing

Hyundai is one of the top players in the TCR category of touring car racing. The most popular category in the world of tin tops can be seen in action almost anywhere in the world, including Stateside, and now an electric series seems more tangible than ever. Hyundai released the Veloster N E-TCR to go alongside Cupra’s E-TCR racer. The Hyundai features four electric motors, all in the back, and a 65-kWh battery package.

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Only Australians Would Build a Hyundai IMax N Drift Van, But We're So Glad They Did

Only Australians Would Build a Hyundai IMax N Drift Van, But We’re So Glad They Did

You don’t see this kind of insanity every day

Our mates over at Hyundai Australia must have a lot of time on their hands. A year after building a one-off convertible Santa Fe that was pretty much a standard Santa Fe with its roof chopped off, Hyundai Australia outdid itself this time by rolling out a full N-spec iMax passenger van. Known as the Starex in other global markets — it’s not sold in the U.S. — the iMax N isn’t your typical passenger van. It comes with a completely different engine, a limited-slip differential, and a dual-mode active exhaust system that you normally find in models like the i30 N and the U.S.-spec Veloster N. Obviously, Hyundai Australia wouldn’t go through these lengths to create an N-spec iMax passenger van if it didn’t have plans to have fun with it. Well, it did have fun with it. A lot of fun.

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2019 Hyundai Veloster Grappler Concept

2019 Hyundai Veloster Grappler Concept

It’s a hatchback with some serious off-road chops

Hyundai has presented an alternative look at the Veloster, one that puts an off-road spin to the otherwise plucky hatchback. The model, called the Veloster Grappler Concept, is sporty, rugged, and can go anywhere your heart desires. It will be presented at the 2019 SEMA Auto Show, but like most concepts that attend SEMA, there’s no indication that the Veloster Grappler, or even a derivative of the concept, will end up in production. All the same, the Veloster Grappler Concept looks like it’s ready to hit the trails. By the looks of it, the concept would make for a great companion in the outdoors.

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2020 Hyundai i10

2020 Hyundai i10

The smallest Hyundai returns with new looks and tech, same old engines

The 2020 Hyundai i10 is the third-generation version of the subcompact hatchback. A success story for Hyundai in Europe, the i10 is now bolder on the outside and smarter on the inside. Under the hood, the 2020 i10 is pretty much similar to its predecessor as it features the same engines, but it has a new automated manual transmission. Hyundai also added extra safety features, turning the 2020 i10 is one of the most advanced vehicles in its niche.

The 2020 i10 arrives to compete with its Kia-badged sibling, the Picanto, and the popular Toyota Aygo in a really crowded subcompact segment. How does it compare to its predecessor and rivals? Let’s find out in the review below.

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Hyundai Gas Chambered an Olympic Athlete to Prove Hydrogen Cars are Better for the Environment

Hyundai Gas Chambered an Olympic Athlete to Prove Hydrogen Cars are Better for the Environment

For the love of all that is holy, don’t take this as a challenge

Yes, what you’re seeing is a person, on a treadmill, breathing car exhaust as they do their usual training routine. That person is Hyundai Spain’s brand ambassador and an Olympic athlete, and that vehicle is a Hyundai Nexo – a purely hydrogen-powered vehicle that Hyundai says emits absolutely zero emissions. Of course, that’s not exactly true as hydrogen-powered vehicles emit water vapor, but we’ll leave that argument for another time.

The reason this actually works is because as the vehicle breaks down the hydrogen, it creates water vapor. The Nexo, however, also purifies the air it emits, which means that person in the gas bubble is most likely breathing cleaner air than you right now. Weird, huh? As weird as it seems, I should probably point out that you shouldn’t try this at home. Doing this with a normal vehicle will result in a permanent loss of life that you don’t want. And, you probably shouldn’t try it with your own NEXO either, if you happen to own one. The whole point is to prove that the Nexo – and hydrogen-powered vehicles as a whole – are safe for the environment… and people… obviously people.

Oddly enough, hydrogen-fueled vehicles have yet to take off, even in the limited capacity that electric cars have. Where electric cars have long recharge times, a hydrogen vehicle can be refilled in nearly the same amount of time it takes to fill a take of gasoline or diesel. But, there are two downsides, the first being that hydrogen fuel cells don’t tend to work in cold temperatures, and the other being that there is a serious lack of hydrogen fueling stations. For what it’s worth, Hyundai does say that the Nexo can operate in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit. For now, enjoy the video, and, as I said before, don’t take this is as some stupid challenge. If you try it and kick the bucket, we’ll be forced to say you fell victim to natural selection.

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2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport - Driven

2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport - Driven

Manual transmission brings joy to the Elantra.

The Hyundai Elantra isn’t exactly a spring chicken, being on the market for two decades as of 2020. Over the years, it’s gone through five generational shifts, with the most recent taking place in 2015 with a major facelift happening in 2019. The Elantra of today is completely different than the car it once was and has moved on from its econobox roots into all-new territory where its design and driving dynamics can compete with great authority over the models it competes with, including the Honda Civic, Chevy Cruze, and even the Volkswagen Jetta. These days, the range-topping model in the lineup is the Elantra Sport, and we’ve been wondering just how sporty it really is. Well, we’ve finally had a chance to spend some time with it, and this is our experience.

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The Hyundai Pickup Will Be Rough, Tough, and Ladder-Framed

The Hyundai Pickup Will Be Rough, Tough, and Ladder-Framed

And Kia might offer one too

Hyundai has decided to enter the pickup truck market to gain a bigger market share. Since sedans are heading towards extinction and the company has a fairly big portfolio of crossovers and SUVs, it made sense to enter this unknown territory. Although new players usually test the waters by playing it safe in terms of design philosophy and the kind of truck they’ll manufacture, Hyundai has decided to go full throttle.

The company’s Australian head has said that Hyundai will be launching a full range of commercial utes to take its share of the pie in the ever-growing segment, based on the Santa Cruz pickup concept Hyundai showcased at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Can the automaker taste success in this segment?

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2020 Hyundai i30 N Project C

2020 Hyundai i30 N Project C

The Hyundai i30 N was what we believed to be the best Hyundai could do with the i30 hatchback. After all, it was tuned and tweaked at the Nurburgring. But then, a year later, Hyundai showed up to the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show with the i30 N Project C – a limited-production, euro-only i30N that’s more

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The Hyundai Veloster N ETCR Is a Wild RWD Electric Race Car

The Hyundai Veloster N ETCR Is a Wild RWD Electric Race Car

Is it only me, or is the Veloster N ETCR the closest we’ll ever come to the stunning Hyundai Veloster Midship concept?

Revealed next to lightened Hyundai i30 N, the ETCR-prepped Hyundai Veloster N wowed the Frankfurt Motor Show press crowds with the flamboyant livery, and, quite frankly, impressive looks. Prepared for the ETCR - the electric touring car racing series - that starts in 2020 - the Veloster N features a mid-mounted electric motor, RWD, and floor-mounted batteries.

While the car is a cool racing proposition for the future, the story behind it is a bit more interesting than what you could pick up at first glance. We know a lot more about it than Hyundai was comfortable to reveal in Frankfurt.

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2020 Hyundai I10 N-Line - Raising the Bar or Setting Low Standards?

2020 Hyundai I10 N-Line - Raising the Bar or Setting Low Standards?

The tiny Hyundai i10 N-Line 1.0 T-GDI is simple fun done right

We saw the new 2020 Hyundai i10 only a few weeks ago. Now, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Korean company revealed its sharpest version called the Hyundai i10 N-Line. Garnished with performance-inspired and N-developed decorations, the Hyundai i10 N-Line combines fresh wheel design, new bumpers, and other styling cues to evoke a certain hot-hatch quality.

The 2020 Hyundai i10 N-Line comes with a 1.2-liter, N/A gasoline engine developing 83 horsepower and 87 pound-feet of torque. However, you can have it with a turbocharged mill as well. The 1.0-liter, turbocharged three-cylinder unit provides 99 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque.

True, these numbers don’t feel like much, but the i10 would feel zippy with that one-liter mill. Here’s the reasoning behind that claim: the Volkswagen Up! GTI has a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder. And it is freaking awesome. The VW Golf Mk1 GTI from 1976 had a 108-horsepower engine with 101 pound-feet of torque. It was also awesome. The 2020 Hyundai i10 N-Line is a perpetrator of pure motoring fun - just as hot hatchbacks were some time ago.

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2019 Hyundai 45 EV Concept

2019 Hyundai 45 EV Concept

Hyundai’s 45 EV Concept Cabin Looks Like Your IKEA Living Room

Hyundai didn’t come empty-handed to this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The Koreans fielded a strong stand that covered a lot of niches, yet it was the 45 EV concept that caught the eye. Believe it or not, back in 1974, Hyundai worked with Giorgetto Giugiaro on the Pony Coupe Concept, a wedge-shaped car that would ultimately inspire the DMC DeLorean.

The year is 2019 and 45 years later, Hyundai is looking back at the Pony Coupe Concept for its most recent prototype, the suggestively-named 45 EV. Well, we’re sure you’ve guessed its purpose by now, but we’ll say it nonetheless: this is Hyundai’s take on what the future holds for autonomous and electric vehicles in terms of exterior and interior design.

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The 2020 Hyundai i30 N Project C Is the Hot Hatch We Deserved From the Beginning

The 2020 Hyundai i30 N Project C Is the Hot Hatch We Deserved From the Beginning

Limited-run, hardcore Hyundai i30 N Project C promises much improved driving dynamics

Car enthusiasts can’t help but feel... enthusiastic whenever an automaker reveals a hardcore hot hatchback that epitomizes a good model already on offer. Such is the case with the 2020 Hyundai i30 N Project C, which is the quickest and most aggressive i30 N variant - it was just revealed at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show where it will undoubtedly attract a lot of hot hatch fans’ attention.

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2020 Hyundai i10 N

2020 Hyundai i10 N

The Korean brand tackles the subcompact performance market with a new N model

The 2020 Hyundai i10 N is a higher performance version of the company’s third-generation hatchback. Set to be unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the tiny i10 will spawn a more powerful variant in 2020. At least that’s what the recent spy shots suggest. Our paparazzi spotted a slightly beefed-up i10 testing on public roads and we have reasons to believe that it will sport an "N" badge.

This will be the first time the i10 spawns a higher performance version. Although it’s been around since 2007, the i10 was never more than just a mundane city car with small engines rated at well below 100 horsepower. This could change with the third-generation model. Let’s find out more about it in my speculative review below.

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Hyundai's Workers Will Wear This Exoskeleton And Soon, You Might Too

Hyundai’s Workers Will Wear This Exoskeleton And Soon, You Might Too

Such tools, if we may call them that, are coming, and they’ll be used outside car factories as well

Exoskeletons, in their purest biological sense, are a common sight among insects, especially arthropods. The purpose of such an outer armor is to protect the organism’s softer tissues. As opposed to humans or mammals, for example, which have grown internal skeletons or endoskeletons that are covered in soft tissue. In the broader sense, an exoskeleton is also a device that can gift whoever wears it with more strength and endurance - not quite full-cyborg stuff yet, but pretty close.

As it turns out, such exoskeletons are popular in car plants but also in other fields. Ford’s factory workers use such contraptions as of 2018, as do BMW’s and Toyota’s. We’ve mentioned the automotive sector because Hyundai just came up with a new exoskeleton design that’s meant to “alleviate the burden in overhead work.” Let’s check it out.

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The 2019 Hyundai i10 Is So Cute That You Just Want to Pet It

The 2019 Hyundai i10 Is So Cute That You Just Want to Pet It

Europeans just get the best city cars and the all-new Hyundai i10 stands testament to that

How the i10 city car has evolved from one generation to the next is the story of Hyundai’s growing confidence over the last few years. The first generation car looked humble and honest - it had the appearance of a kei car puffing itself up to look like something Europeans might find appealing. Next came the second-gen i10, with its bold face and overall design, and it was unashamedly European in the way it was perceived and much more proud-looking than the car it replaced.

Now we have the third-gen Hyundai i10 and it again marks a significant leap - this time into the league of the most desirable cars in its class. Compared to similar-size rivals, it almost looks like a premium automaker’s attempt at penetrating the city car class. It still looks distinctly European, just like its predecessor, but this time its design is more subtle and sculptural, and its face is less aggressive.

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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.