How I Settled A Ridiculous Bet By Racing A Pair Of Tiny Cars

Once upon a time Matt Hardigree made a stupid joke about the Chevy Sonic and got into a twitter argument with their PR person. When said PR guy challenged him to a race Matt agreed and, amazingly, he convinced Hyundai to loan us an Accent to take on the little Chevy. » 8/14/12 12:00pm 8/14/12 12:00pm

Rhys Millen Sets Pikes Peak Record With 9:46 Climb

That Rhys Millen screamed past the 14,000 foot mark to the top of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in less than 10 minutes is a major milestone for the nearly century-old race. But although he was driving a 700-hp Hyundai Genesis racecar, let's not forget that this is also the first year racers are driving on a… » 8/13/12 9:30am 8/13/12 9:30am

The Walking Dead’s Zombie Survival Machine Is Real

San Diego got zombie-proofed today. The creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, unveiled his one-off Zombie Survival Machine at Comic Con to celebrate the 100th issue of his comic. If we don't mass-produce this thing the zombies will kill us all. » 7/13/12 10:30am 7/13/12 10:30am

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT: The Jalopnik Review

Ever have a really good waiter or waitress? Sure you have. There's a certain feeling you get when you encounter someone doing a really good job at something that maybe isn't the most important or exciting job in the world, but they've brought a level of competence and attention to it that just sort of makes you feel… » 7/06/12 12:30pm 7/06/12 12:30pm

My Dinner With Hyundai Product People

This past week, Hyundai brought me and a bunch of other auto journalists to a fancy, wood-slathered resort in San Diego to show off some of the new cars they've been building like the Veloster Turbo. As you'd expect, they did lots of feeding of us hungry, hungry writers. I took advantage of the opportunity with the… » 6/29/12 2:00pm 6/29/12 2:00pm

Hyundai Veloster Turbo: The Jalopnik Review

Hyundai can be thought of as a group of willful amnesiacs who happen to build cars. Outside of old fellows in Argentina with oddly Teutonic accents, I can't think of a group of people less willing to talk about their past. We all know Hyundai wasn't always a name associated with not-being-a-miserable-piece-of-crap, but … » 6/27/12 12:00pm 6/27/12 12:00pm

This Is The Solution To All Unintended Acceleration Issues

Acceleration is like fire: a good servant and a cruel master. Acceleration when you want it is one of the true joys of motoring. Acceleration when you don't is a nightmare. Alarmingly, it's a recurring nightmare, with the most recent incidents occurring just last month, and the largest recall in automotive history,… » 6/12/12 12:00pm 6/12/12 12:00pm

20,000 People Want 877 Jobs At Hyundai's Alabama Factory

Have you ever wanted to work in a automobile factory? A lot of people do, apparently, and as car manufacturers ramp up production to meeting a steadily improving economy, the number of people vying for limited job slots is a telltale sign that we aren't out of the woods yet. » 5/31/12 1:30pm 5/31/12 1:30pm

How Louis Vuitton's Hyundai Lawsuit Threatens Free Speech

Remember Hyundai's Super Bowl ad featuring a guy playing with a Louis Vuitton-monogramed basketball? The fashion house didn't like it, taking the Korean automaker to court and winning in a verdict that looks to have far-reaching effects on free speech, as Andy Sellars from Harvard's Citizen Media Law Project explains… » 4/16/12 10:30am 4/16/12 10:30am

Jalopnik Reader Trolls Hyundai Dealership Upcharging Customers For…

Not content to allow College Park Hyundai — of College Park, Maryland — to slink back into the cave from whence it came up with the idea for exorbitantly-priced $1,495 door guards ($8 each in store price), commenter Snabb-SAAB decided to take the fight against stealerships directly to the source with some expert… » 4/02/12 3:45pm 4/02/12 3:45pm

Would You Pay $1495 For These $8 Door Edge Guards?

Reader Darrell was shopping recently for a new car and snapped a picture of the College Park Hyundai dealership in Maryland that's charging $1495 for dealer-installed door edge guards. "They were on every car on the lot," wrote Darrell. And at that price point, they better be filled with pearls and caviar drenched in… » 4/02/12 1:30pm 4/02/12 1:30pm