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Its turbo engine and sharp handling stand in contrast to its rivals

Its turbo engine and sharp handling stand in contrast to its rivals.

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Move follows Ford, Jaguar and Chevrolet in-car digital wallets

The move follows Ford, Jaguar, and Chevrolet in-car digital wallets.

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Kia does not have a fix yet, but it and Hyundai have recalled 1.1M cars

Kia does not have a fix yet, but it and Hyundai have recalled 1.1M cars.

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Eight-seat SUV twinned with Kia Telluride and perhaps called Palisade

Eight-seat SUV twinned with Kia Telluride and perhaps called Palisade.

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N boss Albert Biermann says dealers need time to take on performance Hyundais

N boss Albert Biermann says dealers need time to take on performance Hyundais.

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Exterior and interior perks, safety tech added to boost midsize sedan sales

Hyundai adds exterior and interior perks, safety tech to boost sales of the midsize sedan.

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The Hybrid, Electric and Plug-In Hybrid models arrive this summer

The Hyundai Ioniq lineup of electrified vehicles is being updated for 2019 with new safety technologies, more voice-recognition features and standard remote charge management for electric and plug-in hybrid models.

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It's building a new engine plant for the Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe

It's building a new engine plant to support the Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe.

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Hyundai looks to rattle the Civic Si and VW GTI

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is a revitalized version of a type of car many mainstream automakers are slowly giving up on entirely: the affordable sports car. Rivals like the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen GTI spring to mind but, generally speaking, car companies crank out more and more SUVs and crossovers while this once thriving segment dwindles in numbers. That's too bad, because it takes only a few minutes behind the wheel to realize the crossover and SUV crowd are missing out on a lot of drivin

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It'd reportedly borrow the 2.0-liter engine from the i30 N

Hyundai's N Performance sub-brand has its sights on the Kona, the automaker's brand-new compact crossover, for its possible next makeover. If it meets with the approval of Hyundai brass, it'll reportedly do 247 horsepower courtesy of the 2.0-liter turbo engine borrowed from the i30 N.

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It'll come in Turbo and R-Spec trims, plus manual transmission

Hyundai's 2019 Veloster hatchback will start at $19,385 for the 2.0-liter with a manual transmission when it arrives at dealers in the coming weeks. It'll also be available in Turbo and R-Spec trim configurations, which start at $23,785 for a manual and top out at a $29,035 starting price for the Turbo Ultimate fitted with a dual-clutch transmission. All prices are inclusive of Hyundai's $885 freight charge.

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Trump wants more U.S.-built vehicles, and more exports

Ten American and foreign automakers went to the White House on Friday to push for a weakening of U.S. fuel efficiency standards through 2025, while President Donald Trump used the occasion to launch a fresh attack on the North American Free Trade Agreement that has benefited the companies.

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Kicks vs C-HR, Kona, Soul, HR-V and Renegade

Anyone else have "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People stuck in their heads? Well, you do now. I couldn't be the only one. Anyway, the 2018 Nissan Kicks is a thing. It replaces the Nissan Juke, which Mr. Stocksdale thought was a bad idea and Mr. Myself thought was a smart idea. Nevertheless, neither of us were especially pumped up by the Kicks.

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In a reversal, it’ll let all Hyundai dealers apply for franchise licenses

Genesis will apparently open the doors to its nascent dealership network to all existing Hyundai dealers, reversing its earlier plan to launch a separate, much more limited retail network as a way to distinguish the brand.

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Big departure from the concept, but it enters a competitive landscape

You could boil three years of coverage on the Hyundai Santa Fe pickup to a question mark. The "crossover truck" debuted at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show, then got swallowed in the executive turmoil at Hyundai Motor America. Reuters reported last year that the Santa Cruz would finally arrive by 2020 as part of the South Korean carmaker's push into SUVs. Motor Trend recently spoke to Brian Smith, the COO at HMA, and got a crucial detail on the eventual truck. Forget about the sleek, two-door concept

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We also discuss Hyundai Accent and possible NAIAS date change

On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Green Editor John Beltz Snyder and Associate Editor Joel Stocksdale. We talk about driving the 2018 Ford Ecosport and Hyundai Accent. Joel tells us why he loves the naturally aspirated engine in our long-term Honda Ridgeline. We discuss Tesla's profitability claims, Johan de Nysschen leaving Cadillac and a possible date change for the Detroit Auto Show. As usual, we'll also spend a listener's money on a car.