Hyundai is branching out into ever more daring designs, while maintaining the competitive pricing that made it popular. The car lineup is bolstered by the Elantra and Sonata, both of which come in ICE-only and hybrid forms. The SUV lineup is also strong, with the dramatic compact Tucson, quirky sub-compact Kona, and the surprisingly luxurious Santa Fe. At either end of the Hyundai SUV lineup is the very impressive Palisade, and the very affordable Venue.
Hyundai has been upping its green credentials with multiple hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. Currently, there’s the Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6, and the Kona EV which is due to be overhauled.
Those wanting sporty Korean models have a few options to choose from as well. There are N Line versions of multiple models, and the full N lineup consists of the Elantra N, and Kona N.
Founded in 1967 Hyundai launched the Pony in 1975 with styling from renowned designer Giorgio Giugiaro and engines from Mitsubishi. The car made its way to North America in 1983, with huge success in Canada leading to the launch of the Excel in the U.S. three years later.