There was a time when Hyundai was a back-marker among car companies, and not very highly respected among buyers. Those days are well behind them now as they keep posting record sales year after year. 2010 will go down as an exceptional year for this South Korean manufacturer, as it sold over 200,000 units of… Continue Reading...
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The new crash results for 2011 models are in, and only the BMW 5 Series and Hyundai Sonata got a 5-star rating overall. The government-run tests were the first that employed a “female” crash-test dummy, and a direct crash into a pole. The vehicles were rated from 1 to 5 stars, which are based on… Continue Reading...
Hyundai is extremely proud of the new 2011 Sonata‘s fuel economy, even making it the focal point at the car’s launch event earlier this year. To see just how fuel efficient it is, Wayne Gerdes of CleanMPG.com and a hypermiling expert is going to attempt to drive 1,000 miles on a single tank of gas…. Continue Reading...
Just like the title says, it appears that Hyundai is prepping a wagon variant of its slick new Sonata sedan. Wagons have traditionally been met with a cool reception here in North America, but they are a must have vehicle for any manufacturer outside Canada or the U.S., where they are the family car of… Continue Reading...
According to the most recent numbers released by Kelley Blue Book, Hyundai now has the strongest brand loyalty among its customers. Over the past year Hyundai owners looking to purchase another Hyundai went up 10.4 percent to a total of 56.4 percent, outranking long-time first-place brand Toyota. Honda, meanwhile, continues to hold on to the… Continue Reading...
While we can’t write any driving impressions about the new 2011 Hyundai Sonata due to an embargo that lifts Monday, we can tell you that during the vehicle’s launch our car achieved an incredible 46.8 mpg. And as impressive as that number sounds, it was still only enough to earn the team of AutoGuide.com Editor-in-Chief… Continue Reading...
Hyundai has just announced pricing for the all-new 2011 Sonata, starting at $19,195 for a base GLS sedan with a six-speed manual transmission. The price has climbed from the outgoing model, but just by a models $500 and when you consider what the new model brings, that’s a real bargain. Along with a beautiful new… Continue Reading...
Ahead of their official airing during Super Bowl XLIV, Hyundai has released two of its commercials. The first is called “10 Years/Favre” and is set 10 years in the future where a 50-year-old Favre (even more gray-haired than now) accepts the MVP award and contemplates retiring… again. With the words, “We don’t know what things… Continue Reading...
After having just debuted the all-new 2011 Sonata with an impressive new direct-injection 4-cylinder engine, Hyundai has announced it will offer a high-performance turbocharged model (as well as a hybrid) starting next year. The news of the hybrid model has been known for quite some time, but this is the first Hyundai has said about… Continue Reading...
Hyundai is all set to stir up the family sedan segment with the stylish, powerful and efficient 2011 Sonata. The latest in Hyundai’s new lineup of products, the Sonata gets a coupe-like shape reminiscent of the Volkswagen CC. And that’s a very big compliment to be sure. The car is one of just a few… Continue Reading...
All future Hyundai products are likely to get direct injection technology, boosting both fuel economy and performance and allowing for smaller and lighter displacement engines to take the place of larger units. The news comes from Hyundai Motor America’s top engineer John Juriga, who made the comments during a technical presentation at Hyundai’s North American… Continue Reading...
Hyundai Motor America has confirmed the introduction of the company’s first direct-injection gasoline engine will debut in the 2011 Sonata. Called the 2.4 GDI Theta II, the engine will make 200-hp at 6300 rpm and 186 ft-lbs of torque at 4250 rpm in the SE model. Hyundai has also confirmed that despite the engine’s 11.3… Continue Reading...
Hyundai won’t be offering the all-new 2011 Sonata with a V6 engine, opting instead to go the four-cylinder route. It’s not clear if the automaker plans to offer two different four-cylinders, but this week in South Korea, Hyundai did take the wraps off of the company’s first direct-injection engine, a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. Using direct injection… Continue Reading...
When Hyundai recently unveiled the all-new 2011 Sonata in South Korea there was no mention of a V6 engine, but that’s not unusual for markets outside North America. Now word is out that there won’t be a V6 at all. Instead, the company will offer a base four-cylinder engine as well as a direct-injection version… Continue Reading...
Hyundai has just officially revealed the 2011 Sonata model in its home market of Korea. As the numerous spy photos have shown, the Sonata has a coupe-like design and is certainly no boring family-hauler. There is no specific word on what will be under the hood when the car launches in the U.S., but in… Continue Reading...
Recently a few snap shots taken during the 2011 Hyundai Sonata’s official photo shoot were leaked onto the interweb, and now the same seems to have happened to a selection of some of the official images. These four images show a four door coupe design that is most certainly in keeping with what Hyundai PR… Continue Reading...
Ahead of its official debut, we now know what the 2011 Hyundai Sonata will look like, thanks to a selection of spy photos taken during the car’s pre-release photo shoot. On the image above we get a great idea of what the new front fascia of the Sonata will look like, and we also get… Continue Reading...
It may be a whole half year away but already some details are emerging about the cars expected to debut at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. And the first vehicle is the all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Recently the Sonata was spied testing in Dubai and it gave us a pretty good… Continue Reading...
Thanks to a few careless Hyundai employees who left their test mule sitting around unattended in Dubai, we have these photos of what is reportedly the 2011 Sonata. Taken by Autoblog reader Sammy_R-Gti while on vacation in Dubai this is easily our best look yet at a vehicle that, given Hyundai’s recent successes, is sure… Continue Reading...
Hyundai is planning to release five new models between now and 2012, according to a company info obtained by Autoweek.nl. Three of the five models are expected to make their way to North America. The first model is the next generation Tucson, which will be based on the ix-ONIC concept that debuted at the Geneva… Continue Reading...