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 |  Jul 02 2014, 9:02 AM


Hyundai’s heavily styled Veloster hatchback might not get a second crack at the market.

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 |  May 05 2014, 9:02 AM


Kia design boss Peter Schreyer wants more emotionally designed models for the company, but that might not materialize into much of anything in the near future.

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 |  Mar 18 2014, 2:02 PM

Should there be More Manual Crossovers?

2014 Hyundai Tucson

It’s a fact: the manual transmission is on its deathbed. Long absent from most family vehicles, one the last bastions of the manual transmission are compact crossovers. These however are becoming harder and harder to find. Most mainstream manufacturers in America have abandoned offering a stick-shift in compact CUVs and only minor players in the segment, like Jeep, Mazda, Subaru and Volkswagen, still allow owners to row their own gears.

If the manual transmission is in critical condition in the USA, it is merely in serious condition in Canada. More vehicles in a greater number of trims are available with a manual transmission in Canada. Want any level Mazda6 with a stick north of the border? No problem. Want a Nissan Versa Note SL with a manual? It’s yours.

See Also: 2014 Hyundai Tucson Review

There are two other crossovers still offered in Canada with a manual transmission that are strictly automatic-only in the U.S: the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson. Curious as to whether or not Americans are missing out, we headed to Hyundai Canada to sample a 2014 Tucson equipped with the six-speed manual. Here is our five-point guide to the stick-shift crossover.

 |  Mar 04 2014, 7:47 AM


Hyundai unveiled its Intrado concept today at the Geneva Motor Show, calling the hydrogen powered concept a preview of the brand’s approach to compact crossover cars.

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 |  Jan 29 2014, 12:16 PM


Hyundai just released its latest series of advertisements ahead of the Super Bowl this weekend starring Johnny Galecki of the “Big Bang Theory.”

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 |  Jan 17 2014, 8:45 AM

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There was something missing when Hyundai unveiled its second-generation Genesis sedan earlier this week in Detroit. 

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 |  Jan 16 2014, 8:18 AM


Kia brought a heavily Audi-esque concept to this year’s Detroit Auto Show featuring a 2.0-liter turbo four banger powering the rear wheels.

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 |  Dec 16 2013, 8:32 AM


Kia’s 2014 Sedona minivan is one of the latest vehicles to earn a five-star crash safety rating.

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 |  Dec 10 2013, 9:02 AM


Today Hyundai joined the ranks of global automakers with a performance sub-brand.

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 |  Dec 09 2013, 3:32 PM


A call back that affected more than 186,000 Hyundai Elantras last March could expand by about another 52,000 units.

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 |  Nov 26 2013, 8:22 AM


Hyundai is hoping to sell more of its rear-wheel drive premium sedans; many more.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 1:05 PM


Nappa leather upholstery, a V8 powering the back half and reclining rear seats; none of those would make sense in a Kia-branded products a few years ago but things are changing quickly. 

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 |  Oct 15 2013, 9:02 AM


There’s a performance sub-brand coming from Korean automaker Hyundai.

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 |  Oct 07 2013, 3:02 PM


The latest in a series of heavily modified Hyundai products bound for this year’s SEMA Show was announced today.

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 |  Oct 06 2013, 2:15 PM


AutoGuide‘s compact crossover video comparison garnered plenty of attention this week, as we pitted eight of the market’s most popular crossovers against one another. Which one came out on top? Watch the video below, along with our other most popular videos of the week.

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2013-2014 Compact Crossover Shootout

Price, content, fuel economy and style: which compact crossover has it all?

 |  Oct 02 2013, 2:28 PM

AutoGuide sorts through the market so you don't have to.


Compact crossovers are quickly becoming America’s one-size-fits-all automotive solution.

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 |  Oct 01 2013, 2:02 PM


Withholding powertrain details, Kia announced plans today to sell the electric version of its Soul hatchback in the U.S.

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 |  Aug 02 2013, 2:32 PM


Hyundai marked the sale of its millionth Santa Fe crossover yesterday.

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 |  Jul 12 2013, 10:41 AM


Hyundai will charge a $1,750 premium for its new 2014 Equus flagship sedan.

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 |  Jul 09 2013, 12:49 PM


Roughly 50,000 Hyundai Santa Fe crossovers from the 2013 model year are under investigation.

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 |  Jun 14 2013, 11:02 AM


Hyundai unveiled its new facility in Alzenau, Germany, which will serve as its center for motorsport development.

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 |  May 28 2013, 11:01 AM


Prudence and a steady pace could be key factors in Kia’s bid to lure entry-level luxury buyers.

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 |  Apr 30 2013, 6:32 PM


Hyundai will unveil its all-new 2015 Genesis sedan next year during the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Apr 25 2013, 1:52 PM


Hyundai found itself in hot water today after an ad aimed at the European market used a suicide attempt to sell cars.

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