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2018 Hyundai i30 Fastback comes with a sleek silhouette

Hyundai has recently revealed the new i30 N hatchback, and now, here we are with the third generation 2018 Hyundai i30 Fastback. It hasn’t been long since the Hyundai i30 first came out, and several variations are already being revealed including the Tourer and the ones mentioned above.

Today, we will be focusing on the i30 Fastback. Visually, it is shaped like a teardrop because of its sloping roofline that ends as an integrated spoiler. This and the fact that it sits 30 millimeters lower than the standard model makes it look sleeker. The front fascia now gets a more chiseled bumper making it look more aggressive. It now comes standard with a set of smart alloy wheels for a sportier look.

You can now get the i30 in any of the twelve colors Hyundai is offering. These colours will give the car its own character, which will match the owner’s personality - solid and metallic finishes are both available. As for the interior, Hyundai will be offering three colours to complement the exterior paint, and one of them would be a Merlot Red shade.

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Hyundai heats up hot hatch rivalry with the new i30 N

Amid the sales drop of some of its models in the US and the UK, Hyundai has become more impassioned to step up its game. The Korean automaker introduced a new performance hatchback, the 2018 Hyundai i30 N to compete against the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Peugeot 308 GTi, and Ford Focus ST.

The standard i30 N hatchback has a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine that can generate 247 horsepower. This model can do the 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) sprint in 6.4 seconds. But you can always get the optional Performance Pack if you wish to have more power. Adding this pack will let your i30 N produce up to 271 horsepower, which reduces the car’s 0-62 time down to 6.2 seconds with launch control engaged. Both flavours have a top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour), and a torque of 260 pound-feet (352 Newton-metres).

During the development process of the i30 N, the company spent over 10,000 kilometers (6,213 miles) of testing at the Nurburgring. This enabled engineers to develop a track-focused car. The 2.0 liter engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission that features rev matching for smoother shifts, as well as an electronic differential. The hatchback was also given several drive modes including Eco, Normal, Sport, N mode and N Custom. The N mode alters the dampers, steering weight and throttle responsiveness, while the N Custom lets you adjust the i30 N the way you like it.

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The UK can now say goodbye to Genesis (Hyundai’s luxury brand)

You can’t force people to acquire something that does not interest them. This is one mistake that South Korean automaker Hyundai won’t likely make again. It has been recently announced that the Genesis will be taken completely out of the United Kingdom market. This is because after several attempts of luring customers to purchase its vehicles, no one seems to be paying much attention. And that’s after the Genesis G80 sedan has been marketed as a worthy adversary to the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

The luxury brand hasn’t been selling a lot of cars in the UK, not even the original G80 sedan. In fact, in two years (since 2015), only about 50 units of the Genesis sedan were sold in England. That figure is a disappointment to the brand indeed.

First of all, people in the UK are generally more aware of the other two brands as they are based in Europe. Everyone probably knows of Hyundai, but not their sister company Genesis. This could be one factor that has been affecting their sales, as people have a tendency to go for what is familiar.

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Hyundai Azera discontinued in the United States

Hyundai has officially announced what it will be offering for the 2018 model year. The lineup will include a refreshed Accent and Elantra GT, together with the brand new Kona compact crossover. The other models that were not mentioned will also be getting some upgrades for the next generation, except for one: the full-size Azera sedan. Well, in the United States at least. Nonetheless, the model will still be available in the Korean market, where it will be known as the Grandeur.

The main reason for the discontinuation is because the Azera has not been doing well in the U.S. for the past few years. The Azera first entered the western market in 2011, where it peaked in 2013 making just over 11,000 sales. Since then, it has just declined. Despite going through a makeover in 2015, it still did not raise its sales with just 5,539 units sold, and just under 5,000 units in 2016. That is a clear indication that the Azera is not seen as appealing in the market, especially if you consider that its rivals like the Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Avalon are selling the same number of cars, in just a month - making the Azera way behind in terms of sales.

Other than that, the Korean automaker also has its upscale company Genesis in the market. Despite the fact that the Azera comes off as an upscale model with a touch of luxury and a number of options, it was never considered a proper sport sedan. And when being compared to a Genesis G80 sedan, both cars offer similar features and performance. In terms of price, the Azera Limited costs almost the same as the base Genesis G80. I’m guessing that there may be so much competition in the segment that the 2018 Azera will just drown. But who knows, its Grandeur twin might still make it in the Asian market.

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Last month, the Hyundai Kona was spotted without any cover during a supposed promotional video shoot in Lisbon, Portugal. Since then, we have been highly anticipating its arrival. But our wait is now over, as Hyundai has finally presented its all-new Hyundai Kona, to the delight of avid followers of sub-compact SUVs.

Hyundai's latest addition to the line-up is quite a big deal. The Kona gives us a glimpse of the funky new styling direction for the Korean automaker's entire utility vehicle range. Notably, it will have the new B-segment platform. This is a good move since many consumers have become familiar with the unique designs of the likes of the Jeep Cherokee and Nissan Juke. Now it is expected that this styling pattern will be utilized for a long time.

Kona has been compared to the Cherokee, Juke and even the Toyota C-HR. But as far as we can see, the Kona has more appeal, aesthetically speaking. Up front, the Kona's split-light design definitely catches attention in a good way. The sub-compact SUV has a top row of running LED lights for its turn signals, and the bigger housings found beneath contain the LED headlights.

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Hyundai revealed that it is offering customers more options to drive the Ioniq EV. Back in November, the brand revealed that it was offering a subscription plan and now it has disclosed just how much this will cost.

The lowest appears to be a monthly fee of $275 plus tax for a total of 36 months. However, it does require you to put in a down payment amounting to $2,500. But if you happen to buy the Ioniq EV in California, the state offers a rebate totaling $2,500. This makes sense considering that Hyundai will only be making this subscription plan available in California. Take note though that it will not cover the entire state as for now it will only include three counties: Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles. The brand did say that later this year this subscription will be offered in San Diego and Northern California.

There will be three trims offered. The base model is the Electric trim. The other two are Limited, which costs $305 plus tax, and the Limited with the Ultimate Package, offered at $365 plus tax. Assuming that all trims will have the “zero-money” down initiation fee plus the fact that customers will be required to get a three-year subscription, this means that Electric trim can go as high as $9,900. For the Limited it will be $10,980, and the Ultimate Package will come at $13,140.

Read the entire article Customers can lease Hyundai Ioniq EV for a low $275 per month

After its 2017 model year received a major facelift, we thought there isn’t much to expect for 2018MY. Luckily, the new Hyundai Santa Fe has been generously packed with all the essentials, thanks to the new value-focused trim plus enhanced new features.

At $27,800, the front wheel drive Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Value features new roof side rails, new front fog lights and daytime running lights (in LED). For superior comfort, the crossover has been equipped with heated front seats and power driver seat with lumbar support.

The latest and most convenient technologies have been added to the new model too. Among them are Hyundai’s Blue Link Connected Car System, dual automatic temperature control with Clear Air technology, a 7-inch infotainment audio display with Sirius XM, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

Read the entire article 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe will have popular features under new Value Package

Korea-based automaker Hyundai seems pretty excited to take their new concept out for a ride. Two prototypes that are set to make their debut this coming September at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show have already been taken to the Nurburgring. Both examples of the Hyundai i30 N entered the Nurburgring 24-Hour race – a move that’s seen to be quite a bold move for the automaker. To put it into perspective, these cars will be joining a competition in one of the toughest race tracks around. And what makes it more amazing is that it marks the first time they’ll be hitting the track.

The examples will be entered in the SP3T class - that is for cars with 1.6- to 2.0-liter turbocharged engines. Both cars will be equipped with the engine and transmission that the production model will be built with. That is a 2.0-liter turbocharged gas engine that will be partnered with a six-speed manual gearbox. And these will be the exact same configuration people can soon buy from dealerships, with only minimal (and regulatory) fixes to prepare it for the 24-hour race. The company says that both models are “close to series production”.

Of course, for any car to enter the competition, certain things will need to be added to make sure the driver stays safe. In this case, that includes an FIA-homologated roll cage, a fire extinguisher, and a single race seat. Racing brakes and tires also replace the original parts for the event. As for the exterior, the Hyundai i30 N gets a new front splitter and rear spoiler for extra aerodynamic downforce.

Read the entire article Hyundai i30 N Prototypes enter the 2017 Nurburgring 24-Hour race

Previously, we have read reports about the upcoming small crossover produced by the South Korean automaker Hyundai. The first official teaser revealed LED accented sexy headlights, main lamp units located down low with the taillights fitted with LED to complete the matching look. Named after a famous American location, the Hyundai Kona was recently spotted donning an undisguised look. Is the official reveal close at hand?

Although a reveal is expected to happen sometime this summer, Hyundai's soon-to-be-released Kona has been seen without any cover during a promotional video shoot in Lisbon, Portugal. By the looks of it, the new crossover is looking swanky.

From the images, we can observe some familiar design patterns but nevertheless it is one of the more captivating design coming from the South Korean automaker.

Read the entire article 2018 Hyundai Kona small crossover spotted at commercial shoot in Portugal

During the past month, the South Korean automaker Hyundai teased the public of its upcoming newest SUV which is called Kona. Recently, a second wave of teasers has been released by Hyundai.

Hyundai Kona, the upcoming subcompact SUV, is scheduled to be launched this summer. With Kona's nearing debut still a few months away, Hyundai Motor Company is now revealing more tidbits of its new member. Previously we only saw a close-up of a headlight but now the latest teaser revealed a more detailed face of Kona that is surrounded by shadows.

It seems that all future releases of the South Korean car manufacturer will bear a bolder new design, as seen with the new Accent and the "progressive appearance" of the Kona. Moreover, both vehicles also exhibit the company's new Cascading Grille. The front fascia's design is highly similar to the Jeep Cherokee's twin-headlamp style, with the top LED strips daytime running lights fitted above the lower LED headlights.

Read the entire article Hyundai hits us with more teasers of the Kona subcompact SUV

A specifically altered Hyundai Santa Fe had recently set a new record for being the first ever passenger car to bravely drive across the freezing Antarctica and back again, travelling from Union Camp to McMurdo and heading back to Union Camp. Also the Santa Fe is the first wheeled passenger vehicle to make it across the Ross Ice Shelf, which officially makes the South Korean vehicle the coolest car out there.

Hyundai, the South Korean automaker, recently released a short reel showing the Antarctic quest of its Santa Fe equipped with a 2.2 L diesel engine. The quest happened in December last year and the team traveled over 3,600 miles (around 5,800 km) of icy territories in grueling conditions.

They were in for a long haul as the expedition team averaged a speed of only 17 miles per hour. They had to take it slow and steady, considering the dire need to check for weak points in the ice every now and then, not mentioning other obstacles they faced in the cold continent. They concluded the quest in 30 days.

Read the entire article Modified Hyundai Santa Fe bravely takes on Antarctica expedition

Genesis Motors, the luxury vehicle branch of the South Korean automaker Hyundai, is hoping to venture into a new market- the electric run vehicle territory. For years, Genesis only offered sedans but now the game is about to change. Here to pave the way is the futuristic Genesis GV80 SUV.

The South Korean automaker has long hinted the pubic that it is keenly interested in entering the electric vehicle market, with big companies like Ford and Tesla in the same race for producing e-vehicles. Up until now, rumours have been flowing off the shelf that Genesis is gearing up to recreate a pure e-vehicle or a hybrid one. At the recently held 2017 New York Auto Show, all eyes were on the GV80 Fuel cell concept with a metallic finish that offers a subtle glimpse in what the future holds for the car consumers.

This fuel cell powered exclusive SUV is based on the Genesis' Athletic Elegance design and the GV80 will serve as a predecessor to a whole new future lineage of e-vehicles that Genesis is yearning for. The Genesis Athletic design was previously introduced in the G90 forerunner in the year 2015. Manfred Fitzgerald, Genesis Chief, remarked that the GV80 Concept is considered by the company as the most significant breakthrough that paves the way for further expansion of their vehicle line-up.

Read the entire article Genesis Motors unveils latest concept -- the GV80 SUV

South Korean automaker, Hyundai, is rolling out a rejuvenated D-segment sedan. Hyundai previously produced the Sonata with an extroverted, dramatic imaged but softened the look of the current generation vehicle that was revealed to the public eye 3 years ago. Recently Hyundai reverted back to its extroverted and dramatic outline of the midsized sedan.

The pre-ramped up 2018 Hyundai Sonata was launched last March of this year in its homestead in South Korea. Currently the aesthetically modified Sonata midsized sedan will make its debut this week in North America, specifically participating at the 2017 New York Auto Show. Akin to its Korean counterpart, the newly tweaked 2018 Sonata sports a newly revised front end that highlights the new "cascading" grille and boosted front fasciae fitted with vertical LED running lights.

Hyundai exclaimed that the brand new front end of the vehicle is equipped with vertical side air intakes to provide the car a more planted feel, and its hood revised to make it lower at the front, in which it gives the 4 door sedan a sleeker look. The new "cascading" grille got its influence from the molten steel that is flowing outside of the caldron. However the overall body of the 2018 Sonata did not have a hint of change as it’s still maintaining a sleek, low roofline of the pre-ramped up unit. Another option that the consumer can choose is the Full LED headlamps. The rear part of the sedan is sporting a sharper looking LED taillights, with a lettering that reads "Sonata". Impressively the rear is less cluttered looking than that of its former self.

Read the entire article Recently facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata comes fresh off the oven

Next week, a variety of new and refreshed models will grace the 2017 New York Auto Show. Once again, various automakers will come together to show off their latest products and features. And officials have confirmed that one of those vehicles is none other than Hyundai’s newly refreshed 2018 Sonata midsize sedan.

Not much has been revealed of what is inside the car and what it can do (or achieve), but reports say that the American model has a close resemblance with the newly updated Korean version which made its official debut in South Korea just a few days ago.

If we would base the new look of the American model with the Korean version, then it would also have a redesigned front grille, new LED running lights, redesigned taillights, and a new trunk badge which also functions as its opening handle – a few of the exterior revisions that we will be expecting.

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Devoted Hyundai followers, say hello to the new Hyundai subcompact crossover from the South Korean automaker that will soon grace the roads. The first official teaser is now out in public and if you think that it closely resembles a new Jeep Cherokee, you’re not alone. This new sub-compact will come by the name of "Kona" -- sounds catchy, right?

In keeping with Hyundai's true blue tradition, the 2018 Kona is named after a known American location. We bet that "Kona" is somewhat familiar to many folks. The Kona 2018 will be considered as Hyundai's smallest crossover in the Old Continent to date. Well, Hyundai decided to give the new B-SUV the label "Kona" after the Hawaii's symbolic Big Island go-to destination, largely reflective of the island's active image and one-of-a-kind lifestyle.

Kona is also known as the Ironman World Championship homestead, an event held every October where the world's greatest course triathletes attempt to outdo each other in what is considered as the world's hardest one-day event- including a 3.8km swim, 180km ride and a mind boggling 42.2 km run. The all new B-SUV will be the 4th member of the brand's SUV line-up in Europe comprising of the Tucson, Santa Fe and Grand Santa Fe. This subcompact crossover acquires its blueprint from the Intrado concept which was previewed back in the year 2014.

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Genesis Motors, the luxury vehicle division of South Korean manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company, takes a step further from their usual designs as they unveiled the G90 Special Edition - a vehicle that represents a marriage of luxury and technology. Hyundai also announced new developments at the latest Seoul Motor Show this week.

Dressed in a two-tone paint finish, the G90 Special Edition showcased three different versions. The first one came in a metallic brown and matte grey combo, the other one was a matte grey and silver, and last but not the least, a metallic blue and solid white finish - all of these colour combinations were “inspired by a finely-tailored gentleman’s pin-stripe suit” according to the company.

We strongly feel like the South Korean automaker is shying away from conservative designs and instead is leaning towards something different this time. The Special Edition vehicle features an upgraded interior with Nubuck leather trim, accent stitching, upgraded carpeting, and more. While each of them has a hand-painted coach line running all around the sides of the vehicle’s exterior. At first glance, you would think it is a Bentley. You’ll just be surprised that it is a Genesis when you have a closer look. Perhaps it’s because the former design director of Bentley, Luc Donckerwolke, has been leading the design brand since early last year.

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Back during the early of part of the year, Hyundai Motor Company became part of the Hydrogen Council which was officially launched during the 2017 Davos World Economic Forum. The goal of this group is to develop and commercialize cars that use fuel cells rather than fossil fuels.

For those who have long followed developments at Hyundai, this is not a surprise as the brand has been leading the pack in developing hydrogen vehicles for 20 years now. Back in 2013 for example, it released the ix35 Fuel Cell, also known in some markets as the Tucson Fuel Cell. It became the first ever hydrogen-powered car in the world to be mass produced. In fact, it is still on sale in 17 countries worldwide.

With this in mind, Hyundai unveiled during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show its latest offering in the field of hydrogen powered vehicles. Dubbed as the FE Fuel Cell Concept, the “FE” refers to “Future Eco” which reveals the pioneering technologies that match the environment-friendliness of this model. One of its main features is the internal air humidifier. This part recycles the water that is emitted by this model in order to have a cabin environment that offers more comfort.

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Hyundai officially debuted the redesigned Sonata in South Korea. This has been a long time coming for auto enthusiasts after having been subjected to a short teaser campaign, spy photos, and a leaked image.

This redesign is said to be advantageous for the midsize sedan as it will now incorporate the brand’s newest design language that was first revealed with the i30 and the Elantra.

Hyundai said that for the South Korean version, all of the trim levels will be fitted with the center console having a 7-inch display as standard on the interior. However, customers will be given the option to have the 8-inch screen, if they so wish. Whether the customer decides to go for the standard trim or the premium one, the infotainment systems for both will be compatible not only with Apple CarPlay but also with Android Auto.

Read the entire article 2017 Hyundai Sonata Facelift gets South Korean debut

t seems as if something had flown out of the drawing board. Kind of. Before the Korean carmaker holds its official debut this year, sketches of the updated 2018 Hyundai Sonata have leaked on the Internet. Based on the reports, the teasers first came from Hyundai’s official Facebook page but a recent post from Hyundai-Blog also has the same drawings of the new sedan.

Although it wasn’t the first time that the upcoming model was spied online, the sketches prove to be more revealing as far as the design cues and how the finished product would turn out later on.

If anything, the new updates give the new Sonata a sportier look and it appears to have more of a European flair this time as compared to the current model. At least judging from the overall impression. Thanks to Schreyer’s signature nose grille, the most noticeable changes go to the front end which also includes new headlights and distinctive daytime running lights in LED. Besides these changes, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata is expected to come with redesigned cabin with new trims to match as well the latest information and entertainment system.

Read the entire article Sketches of Hyundai Sonata with its new facelift have surfaced online

For people who love Hyundai’s i30 small family car but need more space and practicality, here is good news for you: the next generation of the Hyundai i30 Tourer (also called Hyundai i30 Wagon) will be soon arriving at dealerships as the 2017 model.

Before commencing sales, the South Korean carmaker is full on its intent to officially take the veil off the third generation of the Hyundai i30 Tourer at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show scheduled next month.

But already, Hyundai has divulged some details about the 2017 i30 Tourer that it thinks would help build up interest for the small family wagon. For instance, Hyundai has revealed how large the new i30 Tourer is. Its overall dimensions measure 4,585 mm in length, 1,795 mm in width and 1,465 mm in height. When the roof rack is specified, the overall height increases by 10 mm to 1,475 mm. Meanwhile, the five-door version of the third-gen Hyundai i30 Tourer is shorter than the four-door variant at 4,340 mm. Both versions of the new Hyundai i30 Tourer boast of a wheelbase that measures 2,650 mm.

Read the entire article Hyundai unveils roomy i30 Wagon ahead of 2017 Geneva Motor Show
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