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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An All-Korean Drag Race: Can The Hyundai Elantra N DCT Give The Kia Stinger GT A Run For Its Money?

An All-Korean Drag Race: Can The Hyundai Elantra N DCT Give The Kia Stinger GT A Run For Its Money?

The Elantra N is much lighter and has a dual-clutch automatic, but the Stinger GT has a big power advantage

Korean carmakers have been churning out exciting performance vehicles for a while and Sam CarLegion, recently staged a race between two of the hottest performance models from Hyundai and Kia. The cars in question are the updated Kia Stinger GT and the new Hyundai Elantra N. Both cars pack a surprising amount of performance and practicality, but which one should you go for?

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2022 Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition

2022 Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition

This special edition is developed based on the feedback offered by the N-thusiasts

Using feedback from the market, the media, and the N-thusiasts - who already found ways to improve the i30 N, Hyundai came up with the i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition. While it will offer the same high-performance driving experience, the new edition will offer an updated exterior and interior design.

The new special edition will be limited to only 800 copies: 620 for Europe and 180 for Australia. Production has already begun.

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We Finally Get A Glimpse Of The 2023 Hyundai Kona's Interior

We Finally Get A Glimpse Of The 2023 Hyundai Kona’s Interior

The 2023 Kona’s cabin seems to be inspired by the Ioniq 5

Hyundai unveiled the new-generation Kona back in 2017, and it remained pretty much unchanged ever since. A new generation has been spotted out in the wild for quite some time now: for example, back in February, it was seen testing in Sweden. Today, the car was caught testing out in the wild once again, but this time, we also get a good look of the interior.

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Honda Civic Type R Vs Hyundai Elantra N Is The Front-Wheel-Drive Drag Race You Don't Want To Miss

Honda Civic Type R Vs Hyundai Elantra N Is The Front-Wheel-Drive Drag Race You Don’t Want To Miss

Hyundai Elantra N tests its mettle against the Honda Civic Type R, on the drag strip; someone gets walked

The Honda Civic Type R and Hyundai Elantra N are two of the hottest, front-wheel-drive performance cars, currently on sale. While they are both capable, it’s interesting to see how they stack up against one another, in a drag race. Sam Carlegion has arranged for the two performance vehicles to line up on the drag strip, for a series of runs. Here’s what happened.

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The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, Rumored To Have The Kia EV6 GT's Heart, Spied Testing Close To Nürburgring

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, Rumored To Have The Kia EV6 GT’s Heart, Spied Testing Close To Nürburgring

The sporty hatch is getting closer to its natural habitat

Hyundai has big plans for its Ioniq electric sub-brand: it will launch 23 new electric models by 2025. It all started with the launch of the Ioniq 5, and will continue with the Ioniq 6, but also an N version of the recently launched electric hatch. In fact, the next Ioniq 5 N was caught testing a few times before, but today the electric hatch has been spied testing closer to Nürburgring.

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Highlights Of The 2022 New York Auto Show

Highlights Of The 2022 New York Auto Show

Here’s a quick round-up of all the major launches and industry trends from this year’s NYIAS

After a two-year pause, the New York International Auto Show finally made a comeback for 2022. Despite the masks, the show had a decent footfall this year. Here’s a round-up and the highlights from this year’s NYIAS (April 15-24, 2022).

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The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Prototype Reveals New Rear Bumper

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Prototype Reveals New Rear Bumper

A few more elements are also seen for the first time

Hyundai is using the Ioniq moniker for quite a few years now. But, until recently, it was only used for one model. Now, Ioniq has become Hyundai’s sub-electric brand and the plan is to include a total of 23 electric models by 2025. While the first model launched under this new nomenclature was the Ioniq 5, the next few months will also see the launch of the Ioniq 6. The model has been caught playing in the snow before, and today, it is out for some more testing on the German roads.

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Watch A Honda Civic Si Take On An Eerily-Similar Spec'd Hyundai Elantra N-Line

Watch A Honda Civic Si Take On An Eerily-Similar Spec’d Hyundai Elantra N-Line

The Civic Si and the Elantra N-Line have similar power outputs and curb weight, but there is one key difference…

When it comes to drag race preferences, there are two trains of thought. Some of us like seeing supercars go for the kill on the drag strip, and some of us prefer mass-market cars to go up against each other. The latter seems more realistic because most of us can actually relate to it. Sam from Sam CarLegion has conducted many drag races that include the ‘regular’ cars like the Ford Mustang, the Volkswagen Jetta, the Honda Accord, the Ford Fusion, etc. This time he brought a Honda Civic Si and a Hyundai Elantra N-Line to the fore for another exciting race. Which of these do you think will win?

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2023 Hyundai Palisade Just Got Bolder And Exudes A Rugged Appeal Like Never Before

2023 Hyundai Palisade Just Got Bolder And Exudes A Rugged Appeal Like Never Before

This mid-cycle refresh sees the popular mid-size family hauler build on its core strengths of even more car for the money

Here it is folks, the 2023 Hyundai Palisade finally breaks cover at the New York International Auto Show and for a mid-cycle refresh, I have to say that Hyundai has gone the extra mile and may have even outdone themselves, with their flagship mid-size SUV. Main highlights include a new front facia, even more, bang up-to-date tech on the inside, and the addition of a new off-road centric XRT trim. Let’s see what the new Palisade is all about.

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The 2023 Hyundai Palisade Leaked Online Before New York Auto Show Debut

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade Leaked Online Before New York Auto Show Debut

You’ve already seen the teaser, and here’s the rest of it and how its design compares to the old one

It was just a few days ago that Hyundai teased a picture of its upcoming three-row Palisade. While we got nothing more aside from snippets of the front end and the side profile, this picture leaked by brettdaviscars gives us an idea of what the rest of it looks like.

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The 2023 Hyundai Palisade Teased With A New Edgier Front End

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade Teased With A New Edgier Front End

The Korean Automaker will take the wraps off its new three-row flagship SUV at the New York Auto Show next week

Hyundai has released a few teaser images of its upcoming flagship SUV, the 2023 Palisade. The Korean automaker will showcase the refreshed SUV at the New York Auto show, next week. And, for what it’s worth, it does look a lot fresher.

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This 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Prototype Reveals New Details

This 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Prototype Reveals New Details

A more aggressive look and 570 horsepower should make everyone happy

Hyundai announced the Ioniq 5 back in February 2021, and in early 2022, we got the first proof that the company will also launch an N version for the electric hatch. In fact, this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, as Hyundai plans to have 23 new electric models by 2025.

Today our spy photographers caught the next Ioniq N out for a new testing session, this time wearing a different camouflage that reveals more details.

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Ken Block To Rock a Hyundai i20 At ARA 2022 And It's A Family Affair

Ken Block To Rock a Hyundai i20 At ARA 2022 And It’s A Family Affair

The ’Most Blocks’ in a Rally championship, Ken Block along with wife Lucy and daughter Lia will compete across two classes of this years’ American Rally Association Championship

Fans of Ken Block and the Hoonigan channel, you guys are in for a treat this year as the Hoonigan Racing Division’s stint, at this year’s American Rally Association Championship kicked off a few days ago.

It’s going to be a fun year ahead as you will see Ken Block with his wife Lucy and Lia compete across two classes off the ARA Championship. This is, in fact, the most ‘Blocks’ in a rally championship ever, where all three members of the Block family will compete alongside each other.

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U-Drag Race: The Subaru WRX AWD Gets Spanked By A FWD Hyundai Elantra N!

U-Drag Race: The Subaru WRX AWD Gets Spanked By A FWD Hyundai Elantra N!

The Hyundai Elantra N shattered the Subaru WRX’s ego both the times they raced each other

The folks at ‘Edmunds’ are back with another U-Drag race. The first two that they arranged were pretty exciting, and we don’t expect this one to be any less. The contenders here are sports cars from the budget segment – the Subaru WRX and the Hyundai Elantra N. Which car are you placing your bets on?

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The 2023 Hyundai Palisade Facelift Starts Stripping

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade Facelift Starts Stripping

It is even more obvious that the design will be inspired by the Tucson

Despite being not even two years old, the Palisade is about to receive its first facelift. Hyundai started testing the facelift version back in February when we spied the first prototype out in the snow. Now, our spy photographers managed to spot another Palisade Facelift prototype out for some testing session in the cold weather of Northern Europe.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid

Are these the ultimate Toyota Prius rivals?

Switching to a complete EV might be a bit of a stretch, since EVs are costlier alternatives to gas-operated regular cars. But, fear not. If you have Toyota Prius on your list, then you must add both the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid on it. Plus, the Prius lineup is still suffering the ugly design approach of Toyota, while Hyundai has kept the Ioniq Hybrid neat and exciting, minus the performance. Unfortunately, Hyundai decided to pull the plug on the full-electric Ioniq to make way for the Ioniq 5 EV. A 1.6-liter naturally aspirated four-pot remains the beating heart of all the Ioniq hybrids, along with an electric motor. But, what impresses us is the outstanding fuel economy the whole range can deliver, especially the MHEV Blue trim. A whopping 60 miles per gallon on the highway has been rated by the EPA, which is about seven miles per gallon more than what the Prius can deliver, although being better in performance. Both, the Plug-in Hybrid and the Hybrid have good-looking cabins, and the overall experience is a lot better than the competition, we would say. So, should you get yourself either of the Ioniq hybrids? We are here to confirm that.

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2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD - Driven

2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD - Driven

The all-new Hyundai Tucson Hybrid has proven itself to be the superior model, and in more ways than one

As Hyundai’s best-selling model, and its resident competitor for the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Mazda CX-5, it’s no surprise that the fourth-gen model takes style, technology, and personal performance to an all-new level. As an all-new model for the 2022 model year, the Tucson brings an attractive, bold look, an impressive and comfortable interior, and a lot of standard technology to the table. The launch model includes a range of fuel-efficient powertrains, including the 187-horsepower inline-four from the Hyundai Sonata or a new 226-horsepower hybrid system that pairs a turbocharged 1.6-liter with an electric motor. While the exterior looks bold and commanding, the interior is more relaxing and well-rounded. When you bring it all together, the new Tucson is certainly heading to the top of the segment, and we’re more than happy to confirm that after spending plenty of time behind the wheel.

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It Seems Like Hyundai Is Working On A Performance 'N' Version Of The Ioniq 5 EV

It Seems Like Hyundai Is Working On A Performance ’N’ Version Of The Ioniq 5 EV

The clues in the images hint towards a performance-spec Hyundai Ioniq 5 and will most likely feature the Kia EV6 GT’s powertrain

Its been almost a year since Hyundai announced the Ioniq 5 for the first time, and less than two months since, it was put on sale. But, it can never be too soon to offer you more good news when it comes to the Ioniq 5.

We already knew that Hyundai has big plans for the future. By 2025, the company wants to have 23 EVs in its lineup, and it looks like one of these 23 electric cars will be an N version of the Ioniq 5.

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The Second-Gen 2023 Hyundai Kona's Size Suggests It Has Been Hitting The Gym Lately

The Second-Gen 2023 Hyundai Kona’s Size Suggests It Has Been Hitting The Gym Lately

The second-gen Kona has been spotted during winter testing and it looks bigger than before

The Hyundai Kona has been spotted testing for the first time, and it appears to have grown in size. Spotted in Sweden during its winter testing, the Kona prototype is heavily camouflaged, suggesting a new generation under the skin. It might as well be true since the current Kona has been around since 2017.

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The 2023 Hyundai Palisade Facelift Will Come With A New Face, Looking More Like The Tucson

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade Facelift Will Come With A New Face, Looking More Like The Tucson

Expect a lot of changes on this model in terms of styling

Placed above the Santa Fe, the Palisade is a very new model in Hyundai’s lineup. It debuted at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show and went on sale in 2019, so it is basically not even two years old. But, it looks like the SUV is about to get its first facelift version as the first prototype was caught out for a testing session. It is not the usual light camouflage we see on facelift prototypes either. In fact, most of the body of this Palisade is hidden, meaning we should expect some major updates.

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The 2023 Hyundai Accent Loves Getting Papped By The Carparazzis

The 2023 Hyundai Accent Loves Getting Papped By The Carparazzis

The current 1.6-liter engine will be replaced by a 1.5-liter one with hybrid technology

Back in 2021, Hyundai sold a total of 19,614 examples of the Accent, which was up from the 15,975 copies sold back in 2020, but way under from what it used to be. For example, back in 2017, a total of 58,955 Accents were sold. So, after only five years on the market, Hyundai is thinking to replace the fifth-generation Accent with a new one, that hopefully will be better.

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The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Has Been Spotted And It Seems To Be Going After Tesla

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Has Been Spotted And It Seems To Be Going After Tesla

The Ioniq 6 is an electric sedan that could be based on the Prophecy concept and the Ioniq 5

Tesla enjoyed its supremacy in the electric car market for quite a while. But, things will change in the future as more and more automakers are starting to add electric cars to their lineup. Hyundai, for example, started by offering the Ioniq 5, and will continue with a series of other models using the same "Ioniq" nomenclature. Right now, we know that the Ioniq 6 will follow, but Hyundai plans to transform the "Ioniq" into a sub-brand in the near future.

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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.