With the departure of the Genesis (now G80) and Equus (G90) sedans to the newly launched Genesis franchise, the Hyundai car lineup runs from Accent to Azera, while Hyundai retains its crossover lineup – Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport and Tucson. This year's biggest news is the arrival of Hyundai's Ioniq (pictured above); its information is immediately below.

HYUNDAI IONIQ: This is Hyundai's first attempt to capture the Prius audience with an all-new, hybrid-specific design. The compact four door will be available as a conventional hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric EV.

ACCENT: Adding to the Accent's excellent price proposition is a new Value Edition. Costing just $700 more than the base Accent automatic, the Value Edition adds alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, steering wheel-mounted audio, cruise and Bluetooth hands-free telephone. There is also new storage in the sliding center armrest. An all-new 2018 Accent is scheduled to arrive on showrooms in the third quarter of 2017.

AZERA: Hyundai's now top-of-the-line Azera is offered in three new colors for 2017: Nocturne Black, Hyper White and Ion Silver. This is the last year for the Azera in Hyundai's U.S. lineup.

ELANTRA: More than a badging exercise, the new Elantra Sport offers a strengthened platform and an all-new independent rear suspension. Propulsion is provided by Hyundai's 1.6-liter turbocharged four, driving the front wheels through either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission). And all of that is planted and/or guided by a firmer suspension and a quicker steering ratio. A new GT five-door follows, revealed at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

GENESIS COUPE: With a new coupe for the more upscale Genesis franchise under development, Hyundai dealers will retail remaining '16 models until sold out.

SONATA: Streamlined packaging, along with significant price drops on two of the available trim levels, summarize the updates for the 2017 Sonata. The mileage-tuned Eco drops in price by $600, while the sport-oriented 2.0T enjoys a whopping $2,300 discount relative to its sales price in '16.

VELOSTER: The biggest news on the Veloster menu is the advent of a Value Edition, which includes 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tires; a panoramic sunroof, proximity key with push button start; 7-inch navigation system including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; automatic climate control; Blue Link Connected Car System; Blue Link Remote Start; and a Premium Dimension audio system, with eight speakers, external amp and subwoofer. The value is a savings of $950, reducing the window sticker to $21,350.

SANTA FE: A freshened exterior, infotainment upgrades and a Drive Mode Select standard on all trim levels constitute the most recent upgrades for Hyundai's popular three-row CUV. Also, there is one new color – Storm Blue.

SANTA FE SPORT: Hyundai's two-row crossover enjoys similar enhancements as the three-row Santa Fe, along with enhanced efficiency from its two available engines and a new color: Nightfall Blue.

TUCSON: Hyundai's compact Tucson was redesigned for the 2016 model year. In '17 the Limited is updated with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and an Infinity Premium audio, while the Eco and Sport trims receive rear air conditioning vents.

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