Skip to main content

Hyundai News

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.

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Report: Hyundai Genesis V8 HTRAC may come with performance orientation
    1390255020

    When the second-generation Hyundai Genesis arrives in dealers, customers looking for the new all-wheel-drive variant will need to settle for the 3.8-liter V6. This is no bad thing, as the V6 is a sound engine, but what if you want that brawny, 429-horsepower, 5.0-liter V8? For now, you're stuck spinning the rear wheels. A report from AutoGuide, though, ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Official: Honda scores big in Automobile Advertising of the Year Awards [w/videos]
    1389824100

    This year the Detroit Auto Show didn't just celebrate the automobile, it celebrated how we find out about the automobile, too. Partnering The One Club, this year introduced the 2014 One Show Automobile Advertising of the Year Award to Cobo Hall, celebrating winners in five different categories of advertising: broadcast television, online, interactive, ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Detroit: 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan can be yours for under $40K [w/video]
    1389659280

    While we've already tested Hyundai's all-new, second-generation Genesis Sedan in its home market, the Korean brand unveiled the American-spec luxury car to the sleep-deprived journalists of Detroit. The big sedan isn't wildly different from its KDM counterpart, boasting the same pair of engines that have done so well in the first-generation car. The ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Official: Automakers teaming with Google to bring Android to cars this year
    1389051120

    Remember how we mentioned that Hyundai would be offering a BlueLink infotainment app for Google Glass? And how last week, we told you about a rumored partnership between Audi and Google? Well, both of these things were just part of a much bigger deal. Google has teamed up with Audi, General Motors, Hyundai and Honda to form the Open Automotive Alliance. ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Spy Shots: Hyundai testing Sprinter-style commercial van
    1389032100

    Commercial vehicle sales are a key component to the success of many automakers, and in its persistent drive to become one of the largest in the world, it's a segment Hyundai can't very well ignore. But while it offers the i800 and H-series vans overseas, it hasn't offered anything bigger than a Tucson or Santa Fe in North America since the demise of the ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Official: 2015 Hyundai Genesis to offer Google Glass integration
    1388762940

    We suppose it was simply a matter of when (rather than 'if') wearable technology would infiltrated automobiles, and apparently that time has come. Hyundai has just announced that its new-for-2015 Genesis Sedan will be compatible with Google Glass thanks to its Blue Link infotainment system. "As a leader in connected car technology, we're always exploring ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Report: Hyundai-Kia forecasts slowest sales growth in 8 years
    1388707140

    Even with the arrival of the new Hyundai Genesis Sedan (above) and the expected introduction of at least two other new vehicles in 2014, Hyundai-Kia is estimating its sales will only increase by about 4.1 percent this year. Bloomberg has found that figure, which works out to a total of 7.86 million vehicles worldwide, to be lower than average analyst ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #362
    John Krafcik resigns from Hyundai, Jeep Cherokee sales, 2015 Ford F-150, John McElroy interview 1388679300

    Episode #362 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Chris Paukert cover the year-end news, including the surprise resignation of Hyundai Motor North America CEO John Krafcik, strong early sales for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and 2015 Ford F-150 rumors ahead of its expected Detroit Auto Show debut. Dan also had a chance to look back at ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Breaking: John Krafcik stepping down as Hyundai CEO, replaced by VP of sales
    1388170500

    Hyundai Motor America has announced that its affable president and CEO, John Krafcik, will be stepping down from his post on January 1, at the completion of his contract. He'll be replaced by the current executive vice president of sales, David Zuchowski. Krafcik has helmed Hyundai through a product renaissance that's seen the Korean automaker go from ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Official: Hyundai closes the books on fuel economy litigation
    1388005260

    Hyundai-Kia ended up with a lot of kimchi on its face in 2012 when it admitted it had mistakenly exaggerated fuel economy estimates on several 2012 and 2013 model-year offerings like the Hyundai Accent, Veloster and Elantra and Kia Soul. Before the admission a lawsuit had been filed by an entity called Consumer Watchdog, afterward there were ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Official: 2014 Hyundai Azera gives you more for less
    1387573200

    The Azera is sort of the forgotten Hyundai. Despite just having rolled out the new version a couple of years ago, the Korean automaker hasn't been able to move them very quickly. Where the smaller Sonata and Elantra sell in the tens of thousands each month, the fullsize Azera barely reaches that in a year. In fact it's Hyundai's second slowest-selling ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Video: Hyundai releases series of KDM Genesis videos
    1386885420

    We had plenty of nice things to say about the sleek, new Hyundai Genesis Sedan when we drove the Korean domestic market version late last month. And while we're still waiting to find out just when the new rear-driver will arrive in the US market, Hyundai's home-market operations have released a series of videos on the new sedan. Now, unfortunately, all ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Official: Hyundai announces N performance sub-brand at WRC launch
    1386692880

    It's been well over a year since Hyundai revealed its initial prototype for the i20 WRC at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. Now it's revealed the final version (pictured above, complete with Shell Helix livery) and it's also announced the full team that will field it next year in the World Rally Championship, including Thierry Neuville and additional drivers ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Teased: Hyundai previews Intrado fuel-cell crossover concept
    1386689460

    We may still be several months off from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but it's apparently not too early for Hyundai to give us a glimpse at what to expect when the Palexpo's doors open in March. Called Intrado, Hyundai's new concept car takes the form of a high-riding crossover with styling that takes its cues from the Korean automaker's Fluidic Sculpture ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Study: Honda, Hyundai and Kia get best word-of-mouth recommendations in US
    1386623640

    Forget advertising, incentives and, yes, even our excellently crafted vehicle reviews, sometimes the best way for automakers to sell cars is still good ol' fashioned word of mouth. In an attempt to measure this "word of mouth" power, The Boston Consulting Group, a management consulting firm, has created a new study called the Brand Advocacy Index (BAI). ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Study: Hyundai tops Toyota in annual CarMD Vehicle Health Index
    1386363660

    CarMD has released its third annual Vehicle Health Index, which for the 2013 tracked the frequency and cost of repairs for "check engine" problems of 119-million vehicles built between the 2003 and 2013 model years. For the first two years of the index, Toyota ranked at the top of the list, but this year's results see Hyundai moved to number one, pushing ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    First Drive: 2015 Hyundai Genesis
    Watching Hyundai Hit Its Stride 1385485020

    It's not easy to drive a prototype-level version of the upcoming, second-generation Hyundai Genesis sedan. Three hours in airports; fourteen hours in a plane; two hours riding in a car from a Iuncheon to my hotel in the now-famous Gangnam district of downtown Seoul; another two hours-plus on a bus from Seoul out to the Hyundai nerve center in Namyang. ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Recalls: Hyundai recalling 15,500 Entourage minivans over rust in cold-weather states
    1385418480

    Hyundai has increased its quality by leaps and bounds in recent years, but we're not sure the Entourage minivan is the best representation of the brand. Essentially a rebadged version of the Kia Sedona, the Entourage has been out of production for about five years now, and it's evidently run into some trouble. The problem apparently revolves around the ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Official: Hyundai Tucson 'The Walking Dead' special edition is real and wants braaaiiinnnnss
    1385164740

    Hyundai's association with The Walking Dead is, for a lot of fans, limited to the spearmint-green Tucson that Rick, Darryl, Maggie and Herschel drive around on AMC's hit show. But the tie-up with the series extends beyond that, going right into the graphic novels that inspired the TV show. In celebration of 10 years of Robert Kirkman's series of comics, ...

  • 0
    Hyundai
    Los Angeles: 2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec loses creature comforts, gains sporting equipment [UPDATE]
    1385067660

    Hyundai unveiled the Veloster Turbo R-Spec at the LA Auto Show yesterday, and it's touted as a high-performance model without some of the standard features usually found on the Veloster Turbo, such as proximity-key entry with push-button start, premium gauge cluster, side-repeater mirrors, driver's auto-up window, high-gloss interior trim and heated ...

Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle