Hyundai Genesis sedan to start at $33,000
Hyundai has finally announced the pricing for its luxury saloon, the Genesis. The entry level will start at a competitive $33,000/£16,500.
700 pre-orders for Hyundai Genesis
The Genesis saloon is Hyundai’s serious attempt to move upmarket and like the Japanese carmakers in the 80’s, the path might be more difficult than initially thought.
Spyshots: Hyundai Genesis LWB
Here are some spyshots of the long-wheelbase Hyundai Genesis destined for the Asian market.
Hyundai to launch £1,800 car in India by 2012
Hyundai has confirmed it will build an ultra-low-cost car which will cost around £1,800 and will released in 2012.
China first quarter saloon sales figures
Here are the results of saloon sales for the first quarter of 2008 in China.
Hyundai unveils the i800 MPV
A few years ago, the market was loaded with several people carriers, but the strong demand for SUVs pushed carmakers to forget them. Fortunately, Hyundai has launched a people carrier with room for eight, called i800.
Hyundai opens $1 billion plant in China
Hyundai has opened a new factory in China with its business partner Beijing Automotive. The new facility will double production capacity in China to 600,000 vehicles in the coming years.
Hyundai Coupe limited edition TSIII
While the American market has the new Genesis coupé, nothing has been decided yet for Europe and we’re forced to be patient with Hyundai which unveils a limited edition, called TSIII, of the current model.
Hyundai Genesis not coming to Europe
Hyundai spokesman has announced that the carmaker doesn’t plan to import the Genesis on our shores due to Lexus’ poor sales results.
Hyundai to start building hybrid cars next year
Hyundai has announced it will start to produce hybrid cars from next year in order to increase its global sales at a time when environmental issues are rising.
Hyundai to launch a luxury brand in China
Hyundai has announced it will launch a luxury in 2010. The news doesn’t come as a surprise until you learn that the new brand will be launched exclusively in China.
First official pictures of the new Hyundai Coupé
Here are the first official pictures of the eagerly-awaited Hyundai Genesis coupé that the carmaker will launch at the New York Auto Show in a few weeks.
Hyundai announces i30 estate pricing
Hyundai has announced the i30 estate pricing which starts at £12,995 for the 1.6-litre petrol engine entry level.
Spyshots: next-generation Hyundai Coupé
Here is a spyshot of the future Hyundai Coupé which which is expected to be launched later this year. The car has been previewed as a concept car at the last Los Angeles Auto Show.
Hyundai to unveil the HED-5 at Geneva
Hyundai has unveiled sketches of a MPV concept car that the company will show at the next Geneva Motor Show.
Hyundai Sonata unveiled in the US
Hyundai has unveiled the facelifted Sonata outside South Korea for the first time at the Chicago Motor Show. The revamped Sonata features a bolder front fascia and an all-new interior. Under the hood, the company's best-seller comes with revised powertrains.
Hyundai Genesis won't sport the company's logo
Hyundai has finally made the decision not to feature the company’s logo on the Genesis set to compete on the premium segment.
Hyundai to build a Tata Nano rival
Hyundai has announced it has plans to build a rival to the recently unveiled Tata Nano. The car would be sold at a price tag of £1,800.
Hyundai has strong ambitions for 2008
Hyundai CEO, Chung Mong-koo has announced in a speech to mark the new year that the car maker wants to increase its global sales by 20% for this year. The Korean company expects to sell 4.8 million vehicles compared with 3.96 million over the same period last year.
Hyundai Sonata to reach one million US Sales
It may not be obvious but the Hyundai will have sold more than one million Sonata in the US at the end of the year and will become the third company's model to reach the million milestone on the American market.
Hyundai to build a factory in Russia by 2009
Hyundai has announced that it had signed a memorandum with St. Petersburg to build a new factory in the Russian city. It will invest £200 million to build the plant in order to have a annual production capacity of 100,000 cars.
Hyundai Genesis coupé to feature a turbocharged engine
It was rumoured and Hyundai’s U.S. product development chief, John Krafcik, confirmed it an interview with Automotive News. The future Genesis coupé will feature a turbocharged engine.
Hyundai vehicles might get the Haldex AWD system
The Swedish company Haldex has announced it had received an order from Hyundai to build a prototype equipped with the latest company's technology known as XWD. Already offered by Saab on the re-designed 9-3, Hyundai might become the second carmaker to adopt the new system and the first Asian carmaker to get a Haldex system.
Hyundai i30 named car of the year in Australia
Hyundai won two major awards in Australia for its latest hatchback, the new i30 model. Indeed, it won the 2007 CARSguide Car of the Year title and also the CARSguide Green Car of the Year trophy. The is the first time a Korean carmaker got a national award in this country.
Spyshots: Hyundai i50
At the last New York Motor Show, the Korean manufacturer had unveiled Hyundai Genesis concept car to gauge public reaction to the idea of a Hyundai premium model. Almost everybody acclaimed the styling exercise that previewed the future Genesis saloon. Unfortunately, imagine a threesome between the Lexus LS460, the BMW 5-Series and a Toyota Crown, and you will get the car you see here. The production version is a disappointment.
New Hyundai factory to roll out i30 in early 2009
Hyundai has supplied more details about the upcoming new European factory based in the Czech Republic. The new plant will start to roll out the i30 hatchbacks in early 2009. At the same time a second model will join the i30. Both models will be built at 200,000 units per year. In 2011, Hyundai plans to add a third model to the production line. Capacity will be raised to 300,000 vehicles.
Future Hyundai coupe interior and engines revealed
This is the first picture of the interior for the next-generation Hyundai coupe. Like the facelifted Sonata that will be unveiled this week, Hyundai designers have put all their expertise into designing an upmarket interior.
First picture of the Hyundai Coupe
Hyundai will unveil the Genesis Coupe concept car at the Los Angeles Motor Show next week. The concept car will be a preview of the eagerly anticipated new Hyundai Coupe due to go on sale next year, but thanks to a member of the New Tiburon forum, we already know the final design of the future coupe. The anonymous forum member posted some pictures taken during an internal market research event.
First pictures of the redesigned Sonata
Here are the first images of the redesigned Hyundai Sonata. It is thought that the revamped saloon might be unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show in a couple of weeks.
Spyshots: Hyundai coupé rear side revealed
Here are some spyshots of the rear side of the upcoming Hyundai coupé. It looks like that this time Hyundai took inspiration from the Infiniti G35 rear as the proportions and design are very similar.
Spyshots: future Hyundai coupé
Here are some spyshots of the next Hyundai coupe out on public roads. Though its design is well known despite the body covers, the details remain secret and there are many rumours circulating about them.
Hyundai Accent Hybrid
It’s a big step for the Hybrid technology. Hyunday unveiled last week at the Guangzhou Motor Show a hybrid version of its Accent, The vehicle is equipped with a 1.4L CVVT engine producing 90 hp and a 16-hp electric motor. According to the Korean manufacturer that should net the car a 44 percent gain in fuel economy.
Hyundai Grandeur is worth a glance
Replacing the XG, here is the Grandeur, the top of the range Hyundai. Yes, this 489cm-long sedan aims at challenging the Mercedes E-class, BMW 5-series, Audi A6 and Volvo S80. Of course, at first sight, no one would give it a chance: it’s definitely not a turn-head. But then, this car far from being uninteresting, with its spacious and pleasant cockpit, its good overall quality and its discretion. Hyundai’s choice in terms of styling is radically different from that operated by Kia with the gaudy Opirus.
Only 2 engines are available : a 3.3 petrol V6 developing 233bhp and a 2.2 diesel developing 145bhp, which is not enough to make it a dangerous challenger.
Both are coupled with an automatic 5-speed gearbox. As for the suspension, we notice two wishbones at the front and a multilink at the rear. ESP as well as 17’ alloys mounted on 235/55 tyres are standard.
Inside, standard equipment includes a dual zone air-conditioning, a leather upholstery, an Infinty-made stereo and an electrically operated tilt and telescopic steering column.
If it respects Hyundai’s tradition of excellent value for money, the Grandeur might well hope to become more than a confidential executive sedan. If only its diesel had more power...