Hyundai's HCD-15 Santa Cruz concept confirmed that the company is keeping an eye on America's pickup market. But how likely is the Korean automaker to get into the game?
Sometimes the best ideas come from fresh eyes, and a group of design students from Istituto Europeo di Design – better known as IED – are out to prove that sentiment with this striking Hyundai PassoCorto concept. This two-seat thesis project of the Master of Arts in Transportation Design program for the Turin, Italy school will be officially unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show beginning March 4.
As you probably know, Hyundai is bringing a fuel cell concept CUV, the i-Blue, to the Frankfurt Motor Show from its design center in Chiba, Japan. Hyundai hasn't released much new information on the car, but we do have two new pictures to show. Click on the image above for a larger version of the i-Blue and go behind the jump for another high-res view.
There's one real easy way to tell whether the car model you're looking at online is available in the U.S. or European market. If you see these words: "a choice of three gasoline and three diesel engines, combined with manual or automatic transmission," you can bet it's not American. That's the case with Hyundai's new i30, the first Hyundai to fall under the company's new vehicle nomenclature (more details on that on Tuesday). The i30 will be available throughout Europe this summer as a 5-door ha