Hyundai has given its Sonata some major updates for the 2014 model year, adding features to help its sedan deliver new levels of refinement, safety and technology. Continue Reading...
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Two separate recalls have been issued by Hyundai, affecting 259,000 vehicles from various models in the Korean automaker’s lineup. Continue Reading...
Now that the 2014 Hyundai Equus has been released with its updates, the Korean automaker will begin rolling out more changes to the rest of its model lineup. Continue Reading...
Originally launched almost two years ago in the Hyundai Veloster and Sonata, Blue Link is now available in most Hyundai models, providing access to over 30 cloud-enabled safety and convenience features for its owners. Continue Reading...
When it comes to automotive styling numerous design trends are popular today, but future vehicles are guaranteed to look very different. Functional styling elements will likely play a bigger role in exterior design, things like integrated air vents and spoilers. Naturally vehicle interiors will receive major updates as well, but arguably government regulations are the… Continue Reading...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening an investigation on 393,000 Hyundai Sonatas over reports of rust that have led to electrical problems. Continue Reading...
The 2013 Hyundai Sonata was updated this year with a larger battery pack that boosted the combined fuel economy by 2 mpg, a change that will also be introduced to the Kia Optima Hybrid. Continue Reading...
Hyundai has just released pricing and details for its 2013 Sonata midsize sedan, giving the car a larger lithium-polymer battery pack for added mpg, and lopping $200 of its price tag compared to the 2012 model. Continue Reading...
With the V8 engine is losing its foothold, it seems like the V6 engine may suffer the same fate. Continue Reading...
As 2012 comes to an end, it’s always interesting to see what vehicles were most popular on everyone’s research list for the year. Continue Reading...
The current Hyundai Sonata exemplified the brand’s “fluidic sculpture” design language, but when it gets redesigned, the flowing lines and expressive angles will be toned down. Continue Reading...
Hyundai has announced a recall for Sante Fe models built between 2007-2009, and Sonata’s built between 2012-2013, citing airbag issues in both vehicles. Continue Reading...
Nissan recently debuted its all-new Altima at the New York Auto Show boasting a best-in-class 38 mpg and the “NASA inspired zero-gravity seats.” Continue Reading...
Price, looks and size… these are the few factors that used to decide what vehicle you’d park in your driveway. Looking for a cheap and small car? A Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic will do. Need something bigger, perhaps a mid-size Hyundai Sonata or an SUV. Things used to be pretty easy. With increasingly high… Continue Reading...
The Hyundai Sonata is getting some upgrades, and the new facelifted sedan from the South Korean Automaker will debut in 2014. This information was revealed to Reuters by Hyundai chief executive Kim Choon-ho on the sidelines of an industry meeting. The Hyundai Sonata is the South Korean brands top selling automobile in the U.S., and third… Continue Reading...
It’s a case of technicality versus practicality: The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration told Hyundai to replace the center rear seat belts in 14,728 Sonata Hybrids made between 2011 and 2012, but the Korean automaker declined. It comes down to a dispute over why the belts need to be changed. U.S. safety regulations prohibit using “a release… Continue Reading...
Frank Ahrens, a spokesman for Hyundai, said the car-to-car rivalry between the two brands, extends to all segments; further complicating matters is the fact that although Hyundai and Kia are overseen by the same chairman (Chung Mong Koo) and share a development center, they are run as two separate companies and arch rivals at that. Continue Reading...
Hyundai appears to be strengthening its position in the hybrid marketplace, announcing that the Sonata Hybrid will get a lifetime warranty on its battery pack. Hyundai hopes that by offering a lifetime warranty on the Sonata Hybrid’s battery that it’ll persuade buyers still skeptical about the long-term life of a hybrid battery. Hyundai CEO John… Continue Reading...
For a long time, the only brand with a poorer reputation than Hyundai was Kia. Despite being a subsidiary of Hyundai, Kia‘s vehicles were often a grade lower in quality, using decade-old Mazda engineering and projecting an image of cheap vehicles for those with poor credit (or poor taste). Now, Kia is on a roll,… Continue Reading...
The results for the most successful cars of 2011 so far are in. Automotive data and marketing solutions company Polk has calculated the results from the first six months of 2011 new vehicle registrations and have come up with the top picks for non-premium and premium models. These results look at model-level performance and determine… Continue Reading...
The all important metric of “conquest sales”, vehicles which steal owners away from another brand, has a new king, the Hyundai Sonata. The Korean automaker’s mid-size sedan has been a smash hit, and evidently done its part to steal consumers aware from other manufacturers. A report by automotive analytics firm Polk suggests that for every… Continue Reading...
After an employee committed suicide at a Hyundai plant in Korea, the company reports that it has resumed production. The employee of Hyundai’s South Korea factory accused the company of “suppressing the labor movement,” forcing the company to shut down on Thursday and meet with labor officials. An agreement was made with the union, and… Continue Reading...
Hyundai is taking the fight to General Motors‘ OnStar System by offering its Blue Link system as standard equipment. The Blue Link system is capable of providing direct connection to emergency services but also delivers traffic and weather updates as well as allowing owners easy access to roadside assistance. The system also lets users pair their smartphones… Continue Reading...
Hyundai will apparently launch a competitor to the Toyota Prius in 2013, but the new hybrid Hyundai will be a plug-in hybrid vehicle from the get-go, unlike its Japanese rival, which is slowly rolling out its own plug-in variant. While the news came from an anonymous source within Hyundai, the Korean automaker is making a… Continue Reading...