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Hyundai is one of two automotive brands owned and operated by the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group that operates in the US, the other being Kia. The Korean company entered the US market in 1986 with the Excel, which sold well but established a poor reputation for quality. Quality concerns were addressed with the introduction of the industry's longest powertrain warranty. Hyundai has also expanded its lineup to include larger cars, luxury vehicles, sports cars, CUVs and SUVs.

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    Official: 2014 Hyundai Accent gets updated styling, added convenience features
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    Integrated blind-spot mirrors are hardly a luxury item, but they're one of the simplest yet most welcome equipment developments we've seen in some time, and we're glad to see them beginning to spread throughout the industry's offerings. The 2014 Hyundai Accent is the latest car to get them, along with a host of other new features. Chief among the changes ...

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    Confirmed: 2015 Hyundai Sonata confirmed for New York debut
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    Despite receiving a host of improvements for the 2014 model year, the next-generation Hyundai Sonata is right around the corner. During a technical briefing today, Hyundai's North American CEO, John Krafcik, confirmed to Autoblog that the 2015 Sonata will debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show in April. The Sonata will be one of Hyundai's three major ...

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    Hyundai twin-charged 1.8L GDCI gas engine expected to be more efficient than 2.0L diesel [UPDATE]
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    Despite the growing trend of automakers offering diesel-powered or electrified powertrains, there's still a whole lot that can be done with the good-old gasoline internal combustion engine. And at Hyundai, that's exactly what's being worked on – new gasoline engine technologies that improve both performance and efficiency. During an event at the ...

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    Report: China, meet Hyundai's new Mistra sedan
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    If there was no Hyundai badge, the front end styling of the Korean automaker's new China-only Mistra sedan could have fooled us into thinking it was a refreshed Nissan Altima. Walk around for profile and rear-end views, and we can see more than a bit of Azera in the newest Hyundai, too. But the Mistra is indeed made for the Chinese market, Carscoops ...

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    Report: Quality issues drive resignation of Hyundai R&D president
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    Hyundai released a statement Monday announcing that its research and development president, Kwon Moon-sik, and two other executives resigned from their positions, Reuters reports, to "take responsibility for a series of quality issues," according to the statement. The resignations seem to be related to recent recalls around the globe. A few weeks back, ...

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    Recalls: Hyundai Genesis sedan recall swells to 43,500
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    Hyundai is expanding a recall we reported on a few weeks back regarding some 2009 to 2012 Genesis Sedans. In our earlier post we mentioned some 40,000 units were affected, but that only 27,500 were covered under the original, voluntary recall. Now, the recall has grown, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with Hyundai asking ...

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    SEMA: Hyundai Veloster Turbos strut their SEMA stuff
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    Hyundai brought a pair of very yellow Velosters to this year's SEMA Show. The first is the car you see above - the Veloster Hylighter. Built in a partnership with aftermarket accessory supplier EGR Group, it's based on a Veloster Turbo, but has been extensively modified for its trip to Vegas. The paint, a custom color called Yellowcake, a type of uranium ...

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    SEMA: Bisimoto Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a 1,000-horsepower tuner dream
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    The big guns are starting to roll out at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This is the Bisimoto Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the promised 1,000-horsepower monster that was first shown at the end of September. We ventured across the SEMA floor to get an up-close look at this hugely powerful two-door. The list of aftermarket parts fitted to this Genesis Coupe is ...

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    Official: Hyundai launches crate engine program with 2.0L four and 3.8L V6
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    With all the commotion about the aftermarket going on at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Hyundai's timing for this announcement is just perfect - the South Korean brand will launch its first crate engine program. Starting with the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder and the 3.8-liter V6 from the Genesis Coupe, the program should push Hyundai even further ...

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    Video: 1,000-hp Hyundai Genesis Coupe, other SEMA concepts previewed
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    Hyundai has already released sketches and information for some of the show cars that it will have on display next week at SEMA, and with the show rapidly approaching, we're now getting a brief glimpse of the build progress for four of the custom machines. Bisimoto, John Pangilinan and ARK Performance have gone to work on the Genesis Coupe, while ‚ÄčEGR ...

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    Report: Europe to get next Hyundai Genesis
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    Hyundai is preparing to make a rather bold move with its Genesis, as reports are now stating that the next-generation rear-drive sedan, which we showed you earlier this week, will be sold in Europe. The first-generation of the Genesis sedan never crossed the pond. The 2015 Genesis will enter the traditional stomping grounds of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi ...

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    Official: Hyundai reveals more 2015 Genesis details
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    After we posted the renderings of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis last night, Hyundai issued a full press release revealing some of the details about its next-generation sedan. Set to make its debut at the Detroit Auto Show in a few months, the 2015 Genesis promises to bring a whole new level of styling and technology to the Korean automaker's ...

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    Official: 370-hp Veloster by Fox Marketing rounds out Hyundai's SEMA lineup
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    Hyundai is certainly bringing the horsepower wars to Las Vegas next month. We already know that its SEMA lineup includes a 1,000-horsepower Genesis Coupe, but now the company has announced that it is teaming up with Fox Marketing to create a 370-hp Veloster Turbo. Keeping the Turbo's 1.6-liter engine, this show car gets an extra 169 hp by adding a bigger ...

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    Official: 2015 Hyundai Genesis revealed in renderings [UPDATE]
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    We're currently in Seoul, South Korea, checking in on the 2015 Hyundai Genesis at the automaker's headquarters. We can't yet offer any driving impressions, but at least we can share a few renderings of what the new sedan will look like. As you can see, practically everything above the beltline has been carried over almost untouched from the HCD-14 ...

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    Report: Hyundai to recall 27,500 Genesis sedans over brake issue
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    Following an investigation launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration earlier this week, Hyundai will reportedly recall 27,500 Genesis sedans due to braking problems. Roughly 40,000 Genesis sedans from the 2009 model year were originally under investigation, but this official recall affects vehicles from 2009 to 2012. A Hyundai ...

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    Report: 2009 Hyundai Genesis under investigation for brake problems
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    According to The Detroit News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into 40,000 Hyundai Genesis sedans due to reports of brake problems. All of the vehicles in this probe are from the 2009 model year. NHTSA has reportedly received 23 complaints from owners citing increased brake pedal travel and reduced braking ...

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    Official: Next Hyundai Genesis to get HTRAC all-wheel drive
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    Hyundai's Genesis sedan has been quite the sales success since it first launched in 2008 as a 2009 model, but its rear-wheel drive nature has limited its sales appeal in cold-weather states versus competitors like Audi, BMW, Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz, all of whom have offered all-wheel drive in their lineups for years now. We've been hearing that Hyundai ...

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    Spy Shots: 2015 Hyundai Genesis appears uncovered [UPDATE]
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    Hyundai gave us a tease of its second-gen Genesis sedan courtesy of the HCD-14 Genesis Concept displayed at this year's Detroit Auto Show, and while we've seen numerous spy shots of the car testing since (both on and off the track), all were heavily camouflaged. That all changed today when the South Korean site bobaedream.co.kr posted an image of the new ...

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    Report: Krafcik says US Gov. shutdown is slowing Oct. auto sales
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    The government shutdown is eroding consumer confidence in the auto market, says John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai's US sales unit, and could lower October sales by as much as 10 percent, Automotive News reports. "It's that anxiety that keeps customers, potential buyers, on the sidelines when making a big purchase like an automobile," Krafcik says, adding that ...

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    Official: Hyundai brings in John Pangilinan for SEMA-bound Genesis Coupe
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    There's little question that Hyundai has emerged as a tuner's favorite, and few have pushed the limits quite like John Pangilinan. The SEMA stalwart is known for turning out candy-colored Korean tuning jobs, and has now teamed up with Hyundai for this bright blue Genesis coupe. Set to debut next month in Vegas, the JP Edition Genesis Coupe features ...

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