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New i30 N Reviewed: Just How Hot Can A Hyundai Hatchback Be? 20
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Film, Hyundai, Hyundai i30, Hyundai N, Hyundai Videos on 01 20th, 2018


The Hyundai i30 N was revealed last summer and the sporty hatchback has received praise from a lot of automotive outlets. Carwow recently likened the hatchback to being a more-affordable Volkswagen Golf GTI. That's high praise indeed, as the Golf has been the benchmark of the segment for a long time. Now, Autocar took the hatchback to a racetrack and it, too, really liked the car.
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2018 Hyundai Sonata Aces New, Stricter IIHS Crash Tests 18
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Videos, IIHS, video on 01 18th, 2018

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has bestowed its highest safety rating to the all-new 2018 Hyundai Sonata. The South Korean automaker’s midsize sedan is now only one of four vehicles to earn the institute’s Top Safety Pick+ award in the midsize car segment.
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Can The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hang With The Mid-Size Heavy Hitters? 17
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Film, Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Videos, reviews, video on 01 17th, 2018


When it comes to the mid-size family saloon segment, nameplates such as the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord are the default choices, and breaking through isn't that easy.
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Can The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hang With The Mid-Size Heavy Hitters? 17
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Film, Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Videos, reviews, video on 01 17th, 2018


When it comes to the mid-size family saloon segment, nameplates such as the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord are the default choices, and breaking through isn't that easy.
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Can The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hang With The Mid-Size Heavy Hitters? 17
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Film, Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Videos, reviews, video on 01 17th, 2018


When it comes to the mid-size family saloon segment, nameplates such as the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord are the default choices, and breaking through isn't that easy.
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You Can (Virtually) Drive 2019 Hyundai Veloster On Forza Motorsport 7 Tomorrow 16
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Film, Games, Hyundai, Hyundai Veloster, Hyundai Videos, video on 01 16th, 2018


Following the unveiling of the 2019 Veloster and Veloster N, Hyundai has announced both models are headed to Forza Motorsport 7.

While the cars won’t go on sale in the United States until later this year, fans will have a chance to get behind the wheel tomorrow as part of a free downloadable content pack. Hyundai says the cars have been rendered in exacting detail and players can explore the upcoming hatchback as well as customize the vehicle with new wheels as well as various performance upgrades.

In the future, Forza Motorsport 7 players can expect additional Veloster content including “in-game opportunities such as Rivals events.”

Hyundai Motor America chief marketing officer Dean Evans said, “It’s thrilling to collaborate with Microsoft and Turn 10 again to put the next-gen Veloster in Forza Motorsport 7.” He went on to say the game has a “vibrant and active community of auto enthusiasts” and noted this “diverse group is reflective of the customers we want to reach with Veloster, and we’re excited to put them behind the wheel, starting tomorrow.”

As a refresher, the 2019 Veloster will be available with three engines that have outputs ranging from 147 hp (109 kW) to 275 hp (205 kW).

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New Hyundai Veloster N Focuses On Ford’s ST With 275 Horses 15
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Galleries, Hyundai, Hyundai N, Hyundai Veloster, Hyundai Videos, new cars, video on 01 15th, 2018


The second product coming from Hyundai N, after the i30 N, is the performance variant of the new Veloster that was presented today at the Detroit Auto Show.

It uses the same engine as the hot hatch, a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit that boasts 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet (353Nm) of torque, and works together with a six-speed stick shift.

Hyundai haven’t released any performance specs yet, but it’s clear that the new Veloster N should come pretty close to the i30 N’s 0-62mph (100km/h), which takes 6.1sec in its range-topping form.

The new Hyundai Veloster N should be pretty fun to drive on a twisty road, as it gets optimized geometry for linear torque build up and corner-exit precision, decreased roll angle, unobtrusive rear strut brace that reinforces the rear multi-link suspension mounting points, and a special track-focused N driving mode.

An electronically controlled limited-slip differential improves the grip furthermore, whereas stopping power comes from 13-inch front and 11.8-inch rear brake discs, with 13.6-inch front and 12.4-inch rear ones available.

Looking at the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N from the outside reveals chunkier front and rear bumpers, different grille and side skirts, roof-mounted spoiler, and rear diffuser that houses the dual exhaust pipes.

Buyers will be able to choose between four exterior colors in the United States, called Ultra Black, Chalk White, Racing Red, and N-exclusive Performance Blue, alongside 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in 225/40 Michelin Pilot SuperSport or 234/35 Pirelli P-Zero rubber, respectively.

Exclusive front sport seats, special steering wheel and shift knob, N-logo door sill plates, N-design instrument cluster, and blue accent theme remind users of the car’s sporty character inside.

Hyundai will launch the 2019 Veloster N in the United States in the fourth quarter of the year, and all cars will be assembled in Ulsan, Korea, from September 2018.

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All-New Hyundai Veloster Is Still Quirky And That’s Good [93 Pics+Video] 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Galleries, Hyundai, Hyundai Veloster, Hyundai Videos, new cars, video on 01 15th, 2018


Hyundai revealed the new generation of the Veloster at the Detroit Auto Show, bringing a fresh design to match its quirky bodystyle.

The new Hyundai Veloster feature the same, two-plus-one configuration known from its predecessor, having an additional passenger rear door for easier rear-seat access. The front end is dominated by the bold new grille design while the rear end features a big diffuser with twin tailpipes coming out of the middle.

Base Veloster models will be available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 147hp and 132lb-ft of torque that’s paired to either a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission.

Go for the faster Veloster Turbo and then you get a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 201hp and 195lb-ft of torque. There’s an overboost function too, which raised peak torque to 202lb-ft. Customers will be able to choose between a manual six-speed or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

All models of the new Hyundai Veloster come with Torque Vectoring Control, which operates through the electronic stability control and wheel-speed sensors to apply precise braking in order to improve handling.

Turbo models also get a quicker-ratio steering rack with revised calibration to match the higher performance. The new Veloster Turbo also gets a 24mm front stabilizer bar with the rear multilink suspension featuring a 19mm stabilizer bar to further control body roll.

The range of driver-assist systems includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assist for the available LED headlights, and Driver Attention Warning.

Inside, the new Hyundai Veloster comes with an eight-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, rearview camera, wireless charging for mobile devices, a head-up display and the company’s Blue Link connected services.

Production of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster begins this March in Korea, with the first US-spec cars to become available during the second quarter of 2018.

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All-New Hyundai Veloster Is Still Quirky And That’s Good [93 Pics+Video] 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Galleries, Hyundai, Hyundai Veloster, Hyundai Videos, new cars, video on 01 15th, 2018


Hyundai revealed the new generation of the Veloster at the Detroit Auto Show, bringing a fresh design to match its quirky bodystyle.

The new Hyundai Veloster feature the same, two-plus-one configuration known from its predecessor, having an additional passenger rear door for easier rear-seat access. The front end is dominated by the bold new grille design while the rear end features a big diffuser with twin tailpipes coming out of the middle.

Base Veloster models will be available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 147hp and 132lb-ft of torque that’s paired to either a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission.

Go for the faster Veloster Turbo and then you get a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 201hp and 195lb-ft of torque. There’s an overboost function too, which raised peak torque to 202lb-ft. Customers will be able to choose between a manual six-speed or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

All models of the new Hyundai Veloster come with Torque Vectoring Control, which operates through the electronic stability control and wheel-speed sensors to apply precise braking in order to improve handling.

Turbo models also get a quicker-ratio steering rack with revised calibration to match the higher performance. The new Veloster Turbo also gets a 24mm front stabilizer bar with the rear multilink suspension featuring a 19mm stabilizer bar to further control body roll.

The range of driver-assist systems includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assist for the available LED headlights, and Driver Attention Warning.

Inside, the new Hyundai Veloster comes with an eight-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, rearview camera, wireless charging for mobile devices, a head-up display and the company’s Blue Link connected services.

Production of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster begins this March in Korea, with the first US-spec cars to become available during the second quarter of 2018.

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Entry-Level Civic, Leon And i30 Engage In Budget Hatchbacks’ Drag Race 14
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Film, honda, Honda Civic, Honda Videos, Hyundai, Hyundai i30, Hyundai Videos, Seat, Seat Leon, Seat Videos, UK, video on 01 14th, 2018


Usually, when you hear about a drag race, you imagine powerful stock or tuned cars going against each other. Well, this one is different.

That’s because Carwow brought together the Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 and Seat Leon, though not the respective Type R, N or Cupra variants as one would expect, but their base versions. They might not be that exciting, but they are the ones that sell in high volumes, so it’s interesting to see how fast they really are and how they compare against each other.

The Civic has the smallest engine here, a 1.0-liter turbo, while both the i30 and the Leon have 1.4-liter turbos. The Leon is the most powerful, rated at 150 horses, followed by the i30 with 140 and the Civic with 130. The Honda also happens to be the heaviest car here, which, on paper, puts it at a disadvantage.

So, which of the three hatchbacks won this budget-friendly drag race? Scroll down and find out.

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Hyundai Ioniq Electric Is Not That Exciting, But It Ticks All The Right Boxes 14
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Film, Hyundai, hyundai ioniq, Hyundai Videos, reviews, video on 01 14th, 2018


If you’re in the market for an affordable electric car, there’s a number of options to choose from, from the Nissan Leaf to the Volkswagen e-Golf. Hyundai has recently started offering their own zero-emission hatchback as well, in the form of the Ioniq Electric, which joins the Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid versions of the same car.

It has a conservative styling both on the outside and inside, which makes a huge difference over the somewhat flashy BMW i3, but it can fit three adults at the back, although the one in the middle seat won’t be very happy.

The Ioniq Electric also has a decent boot space that’s said to be bigger than what you’d get in a Volkswagen e-Golf, but slightly smaller than the Ioniq Hybrid.

CarBuyer recently took one out for a short review, finding that it’s as quiet as expected on the go. Still, the wind and tire noise coming in at higher speeds could make you forget you’re sitting in an EV.

As far as the technical bits go, naught to 60mph (96km/h) takes a decent 10sec, and you’re going to need 4.5 hours to fully charge the battery, or up to 12 when using a domestic 3-pin socket, which allows you to travel for a claimed range of 124 miles (199km). There’s a fast-charge option as well, which fills the battery up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes.

Money-wise, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric comes at around £25,000 ($33,885) in the United Kingdom, after the government electric car grant, which makes it more affordable than an e-Golf, but if money is a concern, then perhaps you may want to check out the Nissan Leaf, too.

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Hyundai Thinks You Haven’t Seen The 2019 Veloster, So It’s Still Teasing It 11
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, Film, Hyundai, Hyundai Veloster, Hyundai Videos, video on 01 11th, 2018


The North American International Auto Show is just days away and Hyundai has released a new teaser video of the 2019 Veloster.

While we’ve already seen the model undisguised, the latest clip gives us a pretty good glimpse at the upcoming hatchback. As you can see, the car will have an aggressive front fascia with a prominent grille, large air intakes, and LED-infused headlights.

Moving further back, there’s a rakish windscreen and flowing bodywork. Designers also installed a center-mounted dual exhaust system, an aggressive rear diffuser, and slender taillights.

The sporty styling will continue in the cabin as a previous sketch suggested the model will have an asymmetrical dashboard with a ‘floating’ infotainment system. We can also expect a stylish steering wheel, driver-focused controls, and unique switchgear.

Hyundai has already confirmed the Veloster will be offered with two turbocharged engines that have displacements of 1.4- and 1.6-liters. Depending on which engine is selected, it can be paired to either a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox or a six-speed manual transmission.

The redesigned model is also slated to offer several high-tech features including a heads-up display, adaptive cruise control, and a collision warning system. Other notable options will include high beam assist and a lane departure warning system.

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2018 Hyundai i20 Reviewed, Likened To OnePlus Smartphones 7
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Film, Hyundai, Hyundai i20, Hyundai Videos, reviews, video on 01 7th, 2018


If you want to get the most value for money car in the supermini segment, you might want to include the 2018 Hyundai i20 on your shortlist.

According to Carwow’s review, buying an i20 is a bit like buying a OnePlus phone, in the sense that it generally performs just as well as a Samsung or an Apple phone, but costs a lot less.

Despite it being cheaper to purchase than rivals such as the VW Polo, the i20 still comes with a reasonably roomy interior, featuring loads of storage areas, massive door bins front and rear, as well as good knee and headroom for all passengers.

While the infotainment system proved easy to use, there’s no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, which is something you would have in the all-new Ford Fiesta, for example.

On the road, this 1.0-liter petrol-powered i20 proved easy to drive, boasting super light steering around town, and decent handling characteristics for country roads, although on in this aspect it’s still not on the same level as the Fiesta.

Yet, not all customers at this have sporty handling high on their priorities’ list and the i20 has a lot to offer, so you might want to check out the video that follows for a more comprehensive look at Huyndai’s supermini.

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Hyundai’s Aggressively-Styled Kona Put To The Test By Consumer Reports 4
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Videos, Reports, reviews, video on 01 4th, 2018


The subcompact SUV segment is getting more crowded by the day, but Hyundai believes that there’s room for one more, its very own Kona.

With an aggressive styling that should be appreciated by most consumers, two engine options, and four-wheel drive system as an option, the Kona will lock horns with the likes of the Nissan Juke, Mazda CX-3 and Ford EcoSport.

This is one of the smallest subcompact SUVs in the segment, and you can tell by checking out the rear bench, which is cramped even for average-sized adults, who will immediately notice the lack of head and knee room.

Plastic is the dominant material up front, but thanks to its minimalistic design, the Kona looks modern. It also gets a 7-inch touchscreen as standard, or an optional 8-inch system with navigation on higher trim levels, and some of its extra features, such as the power operated driver’s seat, head-up display, and heated steering wheel, are not very common in this niche.

Moreover, the Kona comes with a plethora of driver assistance systems as well, which has earned it extra points in ConsumerReports’ review, who will soon buy one for a long-term test.

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Hyundai Continues To Tease The Veloster Ahead Of Its Debut In Detroit 29
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, Film, Hyundai, Hyundai Veloster, Hyundai Videos, video on 12 29th, 2017


Spy photographers recently caught the 2019 Hyundai Veloster undisguised but that hasn’t stopped the company from releasing a new teaser video for the redesigned hatchback.

In the Christmas-themed clip, we can see the all-new Veloster will have an evolutionary design with a rakish windscreen, muscular wheel arches, and a long sloping roof which meets a tailgate-mounted spoiler. The undisguised photos also revealed the model will have a more prominent grille, a center-mounted dual exhaust system, and a sporty rear diffuser.

Hyundai has been relatively tight-lipped about the model but the company has already confirmed the Veloster will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show and offered with two turbocharged engines that have displacements of 1.4- and 1.6-liters. A six-speed manual transmission will be offered with the latter engine while both can be equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Hyundai also has plans for a high-performance Veloster N and it should have at least 246 hp (183 kW).

In South Korea, the model will be offered with an assortment of high-tech features including a heads-up display, adaptive cruise control, and a collision warning system. The car will also offer high beam assist and a lane departure warning system.

H/T to Motor1

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