Hyundai is the first automaker to launch the Android Auto operating system on a production vehicle. The software is available on the 2015 Sonata and mirrors a smartphone's interface on the sedan's infotainment screen.
Hyundai Motor America's CEO thinks that the Santa Cruz pickup is months away from getting a green light for production from company headquarters in South Korea. A compact crossover might also be nearing production.
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra gets a new Value Edition trim that bundles together creature comforts like heated seats and a sunroof. There are other small tweaks in the lineup too, keeping things fresh ahead of the upcoming, next-generation model.
Hyundai is considering a factory in Mexico in the coming years once the company grows a little more in the country. The plant would likely be in the state of Nuevo Leon, near the forthcoming Kia plant.
Hyundai has a patent for a way to disable smartphone features, like calls and texting, by using specific software and antennas inside the vehicle. It can even limit these restrictions simple to the area around the driver's seat.
Hyundai helped a young girl send a message to her astronaut father who was orbiting Earth in the International Space Station. The stunt was completed thanks to 11 Genesis sedans driving in formation on a dry lakebed.
Last year Hyundai revealed the Veloster RM concept, putting a turbo four smack in the middle of its sport hatch. Now it's brought it back as the RM15 form at the 2015 Seoul Motor Show, complete carbon-fiber bodywork.
Hyundai is seriously contemplating putting a pickup into production after a strong reaction to the Santa Cruz truck concept in Detroit. Although, one exec admits there are still some complications to deal worth before putting it on sale.