Hyundai’s Next Focus: Three-Row Crossovers, Not Trucks

Hyundai’s Next Focus: Three-Row Crossovers, Not Trucks
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Hyundai North America CEO John Krafcik reaffirmed, in an interview with Fox News, that the Korean automaker doesn’t intend to join the truck market but will look instead into the six and seven passenger crossover segment. With vehicles in over a dozen automotive segments, Hyundai is seeing success in both the pre- and post-family stages, but… Continue Reading...

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Debut Confirmed For 2012 New York Auto Show

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Debut Confirmed For 2012 New York Auto Show
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Hyundai will debut its next-generation Santa Fe crossover at the 2012 New York Auto Show in April, Motor Trend has confirmed. Little is known about the new CUV, though the third-generation will probably feature the same drivetrain with somewhat improved performance and fuel economy. We’re also guessing the majority of aesthetic updates will be on… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Santa Fe, Veracruz SUVs Recalled For Airbag Failure

Hyundai Santa Fe, Veracruz SUVs Recalled For Airbag Failure
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Hyundai is recalling more than 200,000 Veracruz and Santa Fe SUVs between 2007-2008 model years for an airbag failure. The recall affects 26,548 Veracruz vehicles and 178,865 Santa Fe models. According to Hyundai the airbag assembly could become damaged over time and as a result the airbag may not deploy in a crash. Hyundai has… Continue Reading...

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Recalled For Transmission Failure

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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Recalled For Transmission Failure
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Hyundai is recalling 6,169 Santa Fe’s because the transmission has been found to be defective. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, the transmission may cause “loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a crash,”. The right- side output gear and intermediate shaft on affected 2010 Santa Fe’s will be replaced by Hyundai dealers. This issue… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Sales Surpass 500,000 In U.S. For The First Time

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Hyundai Sales Surpass 500,000 In U.S. For The First Time
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Hyundai is celebrating its first ever year in which it sold 500,000 vehicles, with the Sonata leading the charge, moving over 183,000 units. The Elantra and Santa Fe were second and third, respectively. The company’s previous record  was 467,009 units in 2007, but Hyundai expects to sell about 537,000 units this year. The record year… Continue Reading...

Hyundai To Produce Elantra In Alabama

Hyundai To Produce Elantra In Alabama
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Hyundai is set to build the new Elantra at their Alabama factory, as it joins the Sonata and Santa Fe at the plant. The new Elantra is already on sale in South Korea, but is set to debut in U.S. spec at this November’s 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. In a press release, Hyundai CEO… Continue Reading...

AAA Picks Top Vehicles For Dogs (and Their Owners)

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AAA Picks Top Vehicles For Dogs (and Their Owners)
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Some rides are better suited for your dogs than others. From your dog’s point of view, all they need is an open window to stick their head out of, but the American Automobile Association (AAA) has put a bit more thought into compiling their list of the best canine-friendly vehicles. “More than 45 million households… Continue Reading...