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Half A Million Hyundai And Kia Models Recalled Over Brake Light Issue 14
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, Kia, Kia Forte, Recalls, Reports on 12 14th, 2017

Over half a million Hyundai and Kia models are being recalled in the United States due to faulty brake lights.

According to The Detroit News, 390,000 Hyundai Elantras built between 2013 and 2014, and over 134,000 Kia Fortes from 2012 through 2014, has been recalled as the brake lights may not go out when the pedal is released.

Government documents reveal that the polymer stopper pad between the brake pedal arm and the light switch can deteriorate, thus allowing the switch to stay on even when the pedal isn’t depressed. This fault also means the driver can shift out of Park without applying the brakes.

To fix the issue, dealerships will replace the brake stopper pad. Kia’s recall will commence on January 30 while Hyundai’s will kick off on February 8.


America’s 10 Best-Selling Sedans Of 2017 11
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford, Ford Fusion, honda, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, nissan, Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla on 11 11th, 2017

If you’re willing to ignore trucks and crossovers, which are casting really large shadows over saloons these days, the best selling cars in the U.S. this year are models that have four doors and are either brand new or have been updated.

Recently, Lexus went as far as to say that sedans will go away completely unless they evolve into something more dynamic, something that’s less about family vacations and more performance oriented.

“Unless we can really offer a sedan experience you cannot have with an SUV or crossover, I think the sedan may not be able to survive if it does not evolve,” said Toyota branding chief, Tokuo Fukuichi.

In spite of all that, the good old sedan isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and models like the ones you’re about to see are still putting up a fight in the sales charts through October, 2017, as reported by The Motley Fool.

#10 – Chevrolet Malibu

Chevy launched their redesigned Malibu last year, boasting sleek styling, a roomy and well-put together interior and improved fuel economy figures. It’s also a very safe car, with available systems such as Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

While it did really well at first, the Malibu has been on a decline this year, with sales being down 16.5% compared to how things stood last year. Still, the Malibu remains a good earner for General Motors.

#9 – Hyundai Elantra

Unlike previous iterations, the latest Elantra is a solid overall choice for people looking for a compact companion that offers great value for money. It’s roomy, rides well and has a lot of modern safety tech, like Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist.

Like with the Malibu, Elantra sales have also dipped in 2017, down 8.8% compared to last year.

#8 – Chevrolet Cruze

The Chevy Cruze has proved extremely popular since its complete redesign in 2016. It’s hard to find a review where somebody isn’t praising it for its efficiency, value and interior features.

We sampled the 2016 Cruze and found that it strikes a good balance between a Honda Civic and a Hyundai Elantra. Actually, the Cruze has been doing so well as of late, sales are up 3.4% this year through October.

#7 – Ford Fusion

The tech-savvy Ford Fusion is a good car and very few have claimed otherwise. This latest iteration even features a dynamic Sport version that boasts continuously controlled damping and a pothole detection system, to go with larger intakes, 19″ wheels, quad pipes, the works.

You can also get it as a hybrid, which is a huge plus nowadays. However, you might be shocked to learn that sales for the Fusion have gone down by 22.6% this year, and that’s a pretty big number.

#6 – Nissan Sentra

Nissan have been aggressive in making sure the Sentra is a success. Despite some reviews finding it somewhat cramped and noisy, the Japanese automaker is offering good discounts in order to move these cars.

Because of that, Sentra sales have gone up 0.2% through October 2017, making this 4-door compact one of the best-selling sedans in the US.

#5 – Nissan Altima

While the Altima comes in at a very respectable 5th place, sales this year are down 17.1% through October as Nissan are having a rough time talking people into buying this model over something else.

It’s still a spacious car with good fuel economy, but it does appear as though it may be losing the “popular vote” in the grand scheme of things.

#4 – Honda Accord

The mid-size saloon sub-segment has shrunk by 15% in the first nine months of 2017, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for a car that’s as popular as the Honda Accord.

For 2018, the Accord is sportier than ever, featuring modern connectivity options, solid build quality and plenty of room inside for all passengers. It’s a true family car and people are still finding it to their liking. As for sales, they’re down 2.3% through October, but the new model should help fix that soon.

#3 – Toyota Corolla Sedan

The Corolla is of course one of the world’s best-selling cars and it almost seems like that’s always going to be the case. Yet, despite its top-notch reliability and competitive pricing, sales are down 9% this year.

It’s also not the best looking car in the world, which is something Toyota themselves admit is a problem.

#2 – Toyota Camry

Ah, the Camry. You didn’t actually think it wasn’t going to make the list did you?

With an all-new and critically acclaimed model already out, Toyota can finally start filling the hole dug by the previous-generation Camry, which didn’t register particularly strong sales (for a Camry) towards the end of its term.

By the way, the 2018 Camry is the first sedan launched by Toyota after Akio Toyoda himself stated that there will be “no more boring cars,” as far as his company is concerned. Calling this the best-looking Camry in history would not be an understatement.

#1 – Honda Civic Sedan

The Civic was a sales beast last year and it’s a beast this year as well, posting a 1.5% increase through October.

This is the best-selling car in the U.S. that’s not a pickup or a crossover, and figuring out why is pretty much a no-brainer. The Civic has always been immensely popular, and this latest iteration is roomier, more powerful and much better to look at.

Also, it may be too early to talk long-term value, but the Civic has always been affordable, dependable and relatively fun to drive compared to most of its direct rivals. It has pretty much everything going for it.

Modded Hyundai Elantra Sport Brings “All-Show, All-Go” Attitude To SEMA 31
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Hyundai, Hyundai Concepts, Hyundai Elantra, SEMA show, tuning on 10 31st, 2017

Hyundai, together with Blood Type Racing, have put together an attention-grabbing concept for this year's SEMA Show, dubbed the BTR Edition.
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Hyundai BTR Edition Elantra Sport Concept Revs For SEMA 17
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concept, Hyundai, Hyundai Concepts, Hyundai Elantra, SEMA show on 10 17th, 2017

The countdown to the SEMA Show continues as Hyundai and Blood Type Racing have released the first details about the BTR Edition Elantra Sport concept.
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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Priced From $20,235, GT Sport From $24,135 4
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, new cars, prices on 08 4th, 2017

Hyundai announced the pricing and range details of the 2018 Elantra GT and GT Sport models.
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2018 Hyundai Elantra Gains Extra Goods And A New SEL Variant 13
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, new cars, prices, USA on 06 13th, 2017

Hyundai has announced a series of changes to their 2018 Elantra compact sedan in the USA.
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Command Your 2018 Hyundai With Standard Remote Services 14
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, hyundai ioniq, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Sonata, new cars, PHEV, Reports, Tech on 04 14th, 2017

Accessing the climate control, locking or unlocking the doors and starting the engine can now be done remotely in several new Hyundai vehicles, which get standard Remote Services.
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Hyundai’s 2017 Elantra Sport Crackles Like A Baby F-Type 15
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Videos, video on 02 15th, 2017

Hyundai has come a seriously long way from the old days where it was seen as nothing more than a manufacturer of boring-looking budget friendly vehicles.
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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Is A Euro-Flavored Hatch That Can Be Had With A Turbo And A Manual 9
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Chicago Auto Show, Galleries, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai i30, new cars on 02 9th, 2017

This is the all-new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT which just made its official debut at the Chicago Auto Show.
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What’s Hyundai Doing Testing China’s New Celesta Sedan In Europe? 3
Posted by John Halas in china, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Scoops, Scoops on 02 3rd, 2017

Our man with the long lens caught this Hyundai prototype testing in Europe and we think we know what it is – the 2017 Celesta that was introduced in (and for) China at last November’s Guangzhou Auto Show with sales scheduled to start this March.
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All-New 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Is America’s i30 Hatch 2
Posted by John Halas in Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai i30, Hyundai Videos, new cars, video on 02 2nd, 2017

At next week’s Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai will debut the new-generation 2018 Elantra GT compact hatch.
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Battle Of The Compact Turbos: 2017 Honda Civic Vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 14
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in honda, Honda Civic, Honda Videos, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Videos, reviews, video on 01 14th, 2017

In the world of turbocharged, non-premium C-segment models, trying to decide between a Honda Civic in Touring spec and a Hyundai Elantra Sport, basically comes down to expectations.
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Hyundai’s 2017 Detroit Booth Features Full IONIQ Range & Madden NFL 17 9
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, Detroit-Auto-Show, Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, hyundai ioniq, Hyundai Sonata, PHEV on 01 9th, 2017

Hyundai has brought its entire IONIQ range to this year's Detroit Auto Show, which includes the autonomous prototype they showed off at CES.
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Hyundai Extends Value Edition To The 2017 Elantra For $20,250 13
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, new cars, prices on 12 13th, 2016

Earlier this month, Hyundai rolled out a new Value Edition for the Accent. Now it's extending the same proposition to the Elantra, one step up in its product lineup.
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New Hyundai Elantra Looks Surprisingly Interesting As A Cabriolet 15
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, Renderings on 11 15th, 2016

Some people may still have their reservations about Hyundai, but it is difficult to deny that the new Elantra Sport is a rather good-looking sedan.
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