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2020 Hyundai Venue

2020 Hyundai Venue

Hyundai’s smallest crossover yet goes against the Nissan Kicks and Ford EcoSport

The 2020 Hyundai Venue is the company’s smallest and most affordable crossover yet. Introduced at the 2019 New York Auto Show, it slots right under the 2018 Hyundai Kona, but it sports a boxier design inspired by the full-size 2020 Hyundai Palisade.

Designed to compete against the 2020 Kia Soul and the 2019 Nissan Kicks, the 2020 Hyundai Venue is only available with a single four-cylinder engine that’s not overly powerful. However, the crossover offers substantial value for the money through numerous standard features, modern technology, and plenty of options usually available with more upscale vehicles. Let’s find out more about it in the review below.

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The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Debuts With a Look That Proves It's Stepped Into the Premium Segment

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Debuts With a Look That Proves It’s Stepped Into the Premium Segment

Smooth Looking 2020 Sonata Takes The Hyundai Design And Character To A Whole Another Level

As one of the most essential Hyundai sedans, the new 2020 Hyundai Sonata debut marks a pivotal moment for the Hyundai brand. With a revolutionary and bold design, new technology on board, and all-new architecture under the metal, some would even say that the Sonata reaches for the premium segment. While completely redesigned, and now inspired by the gorgeous Le Fil Rouge concept, the Sonata features a few bold styling novelties we have never seen before. More importantly, Hyundai stretched its wheelbase and length a little bit, while lowering the car as a whole. This is the trick everyone takes into account when making a clean, planted car. As a final touch, Hyundai reworked the interior to offer significantly more upscale ambiance and equipment.

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The 2020 Hyundai Venue Raises the Bar for Compact SUVs As It Wows New York

The 2020 Hyundai Venue Raises the Bar for Compact SUVs As It Wows New York

It’s Hyundai’s smallest SUV yet

Hyundai’s new entry-level SUV, the Venue, made its global debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Slotted under the Kona, the Venue isn’t notably smaller, but Hyundai aims to attract customers with cool features and an affordable sticker.

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Here's Your First Look at the 2020 Hyundai Venue Before it Debuts at the New York Auto Show

Here’s Your First Look at the 2020 Hyundai Venue Before it Debuts at the New York Auto Show

Based on the Carlino concept, it’s Hyundai’s answer to the Kia Soul

In March 2019, Hyundai confirmed it will bring a new crossover to the New York Auto Show. The Koreans confirmed that it will be called Venue and released a not-so-revealing teaser. Come April, and we can see how it looks like before the official unveiling thanks to a batch of leaked photos. Specifically, someone managed to take photos of a prototype with some of the camouflage removed and the "Venue" lettering on the tailgate confirms that this is indeed the company’s upcoming crossover.

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If You Thought the Hyundai Kona Was Small, The Venue Crossover will Change Your Mind

If You Thought the Hyundai Kona Was Small, The Venue Crossover will Change Your Mind

Hyundai’s growing crossover lineup proves that you can’t go small enough with these models

Hyundai is preparing an all-new crossover for the masses. The crossover, called the Venue, will make its début at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Once launched, the Venue will slot below the Kona in the Korean automaker’s expanding crossover lineup, making it the smallest crossover in Hyundai’s entire portfolio. Limited details are available, but expect to hear more about the Venue in the weeks leading up to the New York Auto Show. The Hyundai Venue premieres on April 17, 2019.

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The All-New 2020 Hyundai Sonata Has a Striking Face and Upmarket Interior

The All-New 2020 Hyundai Sonata Has a Striking Face and Upmarket Interior

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata raises the bar yet again

Hyundai has lifted the veil off its all-new eighth-generation 2020 Sonata sedan in Korea and what we’ve been shown is a new and revolutionary direction for the model. Not to say the outgoing seventh-gen Sonata isn’t a striking car, but it frankly isn’t aging that well (it looks like a melted Subaru,) and this 2020 model has a completely different vibe about it both inside and out. Hyundai has improved on its design a whole lot.

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2018 New York International Auto Show - Worst In Show

2018 New York International Auto Show - Worst In Show

Fuh getta bout it

We saw loads of good stuff at the New York International Auto Show this year, including a variety of sultry luxury machines like the Cadillac CT6 V-Sport and Audi RS5 Sportback, not to mention the stunning new Essentia EV GT concept from Genesis. However, as is inevitable these days, we found plenty of less-than-desirable debuts as well, five of which we’ve listed here for your communal derision.

Continue reading for the worst debuts from the 2018 New York International Auto Show.

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The “New” Tucson is Evidence that Hyundai Cares More About the Santa Fe

The “New” Tucson is Evidence that Hyundai Cares More About the Santa Fe

Yeah, if this is new, I’m Donald Trump

All kinds of new cars are debuting at the New York Auto Show and here sits the Hyundai Tucson looking like it did last year, without that impressive 1.6-liter engine or a DCT transmission. Little tweaks outside did leave time for some more refinement inside, but in terms of powertrain technology, Hyundai has definitely taken a step backward, a move that could put it in an unrecoverable position in its fight against models like the Ford Edge and Chevy Equinox. Hyundai did bring some redesigned wheels and now offers a second-row USB charger too. Is that enough to consider the 2019 Tucson as a new model? Yeah, probably not, but keep reading for the finer details.

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Hyundai Is Going All-In On Crossovers at The New York Auto Show

Hyundai Is Going All-In On Crossovers at The New York Auto Show

The future of Hyundai has crossovers and SUVs written all over it

If you find yourselves in the Big Apple next week for the New York Auto Show, you’ll notice that Hyundai’s booth at the show will have a decidedly crossover and SUV feel to it. That’s the because the Korean automaker is preparing to showcase a number of crossovers and SUVs at the show. Among the models that have been confirmed include the new Santa Fe, a refreshed Tucson, and most importantly an electric version of the Kona crossover.

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2019 Hyundai Tucson

2019 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai could have done better

Hyundai introduced the third-gen Tucson for the 2015 model year and issued its mid-cycle update for the 2019 model year. A new design was expected, one that was based on the 2019 Santa Fe, but sadly, that wasn’t the case. It did get a slightly revised grille and refreshed taillights. And, Hyundai improved the look of all available wheels. The interior saw the most updating, and it did get a new electronic parking brake as standard equipment across the line. Hyundai says it revised its powertrain lineup, but truth be told, the 2.0-liter engine carries over while the turbocharged 1.6-liter was canceled to make way for a less-torquey 2.4-liter. The Dual-Clutch transmission was also axed to make way for that clunky six-speed automatic. Check out the full review below to learn about the finer details.

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Making A Better Penalty Box – 2018 Hyundai Sonata Actually Looks Pretty Nice

Making A Better Penalty Box – 2018 Hyundai Sonata Actually Looks Pretty Nice

Latest round of updates for the sedan add incremental improvements just about everywhere

At this point, I think it’s safe to classify the Hyundai Sonata as a rock solid standby in the affordable mid-size commuter sedan segment. The nameplate has been in use since 1985, with its current seventh-generation first introduced in 2014. To keep it going strong, Hyundai just announced a newly refreshed iteration for the 2018 model year at this year’s New York International Auto Show, and it’s bringing revised styling, new features, better technology, and updated hardware. All in all, it’s a rather standard mid-cycle facelift for the seventh-gen, but still quite significant in its impact.

In fact, that’s what Hyundai was aiming for all along, especially when it came to the exterior styling. The fresh look incorporates what the automaker calls a cascading grille design up front, plus a “more assertive profile,” and a redesigned rear end outfitted with a new, svelte taillight design.

We think it looks pretty good, moving the aesthetic ahead in a refined, attractive way. Not only does it look nice, but Hyundai also managed to dig under the skin to make it handle better, not to mention make it a little quicker and a bit more efficient as well.

Looking for details? Read on.

Continue reading to learn more about the new Hyundai Sonata.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata has had a pretty long life. Being around since 1985, the car has gone through a total of six generational changes, with the most recent happening for the 2015 model year. Compared to the previous model, the new-gen model isn’t a huge departure from the outgoing model, but it has its own little quirks that set it apart. On the outside, the car showcases Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. Highlights include a new grille design, redesign headlight lenses, LED fog lights, a raised beltline, and new taillight units. Inside, Hyundai brought about a new dashboard that is more “ergonomic and driver focused,” with better materials and excellent fit. The front seats are heated and cooled while the rear bench is only heated. Depending on the market, the new Sonata is available with a range of gasoline-powered engines and one diesel engine. Transmission options include a six-speed automatic and a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

All told, the new Sonata is now longer, wider, and more rigid than the previous model, and that’s a good thing considering the stiff competition from models like the Toyota Camry, Chevy Malibu, and Ford Fusion. The Sonata had just been facelifted back in 2012s and was performing well here in the U.S., but over in South Korea, the Sonata wasn’t doing so hot – prompting Hyundai to develop the “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0.” As it usually goes with Hyundai, the new Sonata debuted first in Korea, and finally hit U.S. shores in time for the New York Auto Show. So is it worth looking at the new Sonata over competing models from Toyota, Chevy, and Ford? Take a look at our full review below to find out for yourself.

Click past the jump for more info on the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

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2014 Hyundai Equus

2014 Hyundai Equus

Hyundai unveiled an updated version of its Equus luxury sedan at the 2013 New York Show. After teasing it for a few weeks, the updated Equus wowed the world today in the Big Apple.

According to Hyundai, the 2014 Equus will receive more than 30 new and enhanced features on both the exterior and the interior. These updates will include higher-quality materials, tweaks to ride and handling, an updated driver information display and new safety features.

On the exterior, the 2014 Equus receives a new front bumper fascia and grille design, new side mirrors and taillight graphics, plus a new set of wheels combined with revised suspensions. The interior receives a completely redesigned instrumental panel and center stack, plus a new series of updates for the materials, rear seats and steering wheel.

Updated 03/28/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs.

Updated 07/12/2013: Hyundai announced prices for the 2014 Equus, which goes on sale this week. Click past the jump to see how much it cost when compared to the 2013 model.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Hyundai Equus.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Sante Fe entered its third generation for the 2013 model year, and boy was it a big change over the outgoing model. For starters, the crossover features a much larger grille with horizontal slats to go with larger and sportier headlight units. The side profile has also been reworked, bringing more dominating body lines and a much cleaner look. The rear quarter glass now swoops upward and comes to a sharp point near the roof. In the rear, the hatch wraps around the rear quarters more, and the rear glass is much wider than before. The taillights now take on a taller shape and new lens layout. The rear fascia has also been adjusted to give the car a more interesting rear end. Inside, the new Santa Fe could be optioned with a panoramic sunroof and premium window switch trim. Models with three-row seating now have increase legroom for the rear bench and cargo room has been increased by 5.6 cubic feet. Under the hood, you’ll find a range of 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines and is available in front- or all-wheel drive.

With a selling price in the range of $24,450 up to $29,450, the Santa Fe came to the market ready to compete against the likes of models like the Nissan Murano and the Ford Flex, but it still has a huge disadvantage: most competing models have V-6 engines available, where the new Santa Fe came with nothing bigger than a 2.4-liter four-cylinder. So, do the exterior and interior enhancements bring enough to encourage buyers to spring for the Santa Fe over other competing models? Check out the full review below to find out.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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First Official Image of the 2013 Sante Fe

First Official Image of the 2013 Sante Fe

Hyundai was not shy about releasing a number of teaser images ahead of the Sante Fe’s official debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show. They’ve spent the whole month of March bringing out these images and we’re just about fed up with the wait. Thankfully, we came across a little banner that helped us out on the journey. Say hello to the first official image of the 2013 Hyundai Sante Fe.

It may only be a few hours until the New York Auto Show officially opens it doors, but that was still too long to wait. After twelve years on the market, the SUV was well in need of a new generation. This new Sante Fe takes its design inspiration from the Veloster and the new generation i30. The car features Hyundai’s new Fluidic Sculpture design language, a set of new headlamps and taillamps, and a new set of 19-inch aluminum wheels.

The current model is offered with engines like a 2.4-liter gasoline engine with an output of 174 hp and 197 HP diesel engine capacity of 2.2 liter. For the new model, Hyundai will offer more power in out of a couple of four cylinder engines.

We’ll find out more about the 2013 Sante Fe as soon as New York opens its doors, so stay tuned!

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2012 - 2015 Hyundai Accent

2012 - 2015 Hyundai Accent

The New York Auto Show is fast becoming a busy event with automakers left and right introducing their new 2012 model line up of vehicles.

In the middle of all the chaos, Korean automaker Hyundai presented the all-new 2012 Accent, a car that promises to take the popularity of its predecessors to a whole new level. Thanks in large part to the car’s new and upscale "Fluidic Sculpture" design, the new Accent sure looks like it doesn’t belong in the subcompact market anymore.

At the very least, it’s changing the game in the market. “The 2012 Hyundai Accent reinvigorates the subcompact segment, similar to what the game-changing Sonata and Elantra have done in their categories,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America.

On top of the Accent’s new design, Hyundai made no bones about the car’s performance and capabilities, promoting the car as a class-leader across the board.

“The Accent’s class-leading standard fuel economy is another showcase of Hyundai’s dedication to improving fuel efficiency with advancements to traditional gasoline powered vehicles and is the fourth nameplate in Hyundai’s lineup delivering 40 mpg on the highway,” O’Brien said.

While it’s easy to promote the car given the drastic changes done to it, we’ll reserve all our judgments until we get to experience the new Accent first-hand. But for now, we do have to give props to Hyundai for a design well-done. Who knew that their "Fluidic Sculpture" language would translate well to the Accent too?

Details on the Hyundai Accent after the jump.

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