Posts from ‘Hyundai’
The style and grace of past Buicks reinterpreted for the future was the basis for the Buick Avista concept car. As things turned out, it was also the basis for an award winner. The Dark Sapphire Jewel hardtop coupe was selected as the “Most Significant Concept Vehicle” of 2016 when North American Concept Vehicle of the Year (NACVOTY) awards were presented on July 31.
Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.
Class: Compact Car
Dates tested: 3/14/2016 – 3/28/2016
Miles Driven: 327
Fuel Used: 11.8 gallons
Genesis, the new luxury brand of Hyundai (and confusingly, one of Hyundai’s past models), showed a hybrid sports-sedan concept at the New York Auto Show that forecasts not only a hybrid powertrain, but also the make’s future design direction.
Hyundai chases the benchmark Toyota Prius hybrid with the Ioniq, revealed today at the New York International Auto Show.
Prius has long been a mantle piece of the green-car crowd, often outselling all its competitors combined. And for a few years prior to the car’s 2016 redesign, the Prius also offered an even thriftier (though far less popular) plug-in version, which is due to return. Even if that happens, Ioniq will match the Prius and do it one better, adding an all-electric variant to the mix.
Hyundai revealed freshened versions of its two midsize SUVs today at the Chicago Auto Show. Due to go on sale shortly as early 2017 models, the 7-passenger Santa Fe and shorter 5-passenger Santa Fe Sport boast updated styling along with added infotainment, convenience, and safety features.
Outside, a freshened front fascia hosts a brushed-appearance grille and revised headlights, with LED running and fog lights being newly available. In back, revisions include restyled taillights and exhaust outlets along with a new bumper. In between is new rocker-panel trim incorporating silver accents.
Class: Midsize Car
Dates tested: 12/28/2015 – 1/11/2016
Miles Driven: 454
Fuel Used: 20.3 gallons
Hyundai unveiled the new flagship sedan of its new premium brand at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2017 Genesis G90 is a full-size luxury sedan. It will essentially replace the Hyundai Equus sedan at the top end of Hyundai’s corporate product lineup, and inaugurate the repositioning of the Genesis moniker as a full-fledged brand instead of a Hyundai model name.
Hyundai rolled out an all-new generation of its mainstream compact car at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Elantra sedan is an inch wider and just under an inch longer than the current model. It maintains a fastback-like profile, but sports a bold rendition of Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille. Hyundai claims better NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) levels, improved structural rigidity, lower weight and improved ride quality and handling.