Hyundai finally made Genesis its own standalone luxury brand, and while that will leave a lot of luxury car buyers wondering “What the hell is Genesis?”, it also means the company can do pretty much whatever it wants. One thing I think it should do is build this, the Genesis Essentia Concept, an electric GT car that’s…
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The number of cars with manual transmissions is dwindling to the point where they are like a small oasis in a dry and cracked desert of automatics. But through the dust emerges a new hero: The 2019 Genesis G70, with an option of three pedals instead of two.
The Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept is supposed to herald in the car company’s new design direction. The tagline is a little gross (“Sensuous Sportiness”) but the shape is pretty slick.
This is the new Hyundai Kona EV, announced today, looking every bit like the kind of car an automaker would be building in this Tesla-versus-everybody world. But wait.
The all-new 2019 Santa Fe has three rows of seats and an available diesel(!) engine. The sacred combination of luxury, torque and efficiency in an SUV is no longer purely the domain of the German automakers.
Everyone knows owning a car involves much more than the purchase price. There’s taxes, insurance, registration fees, gas, and maintenance, among other costs, which means that the price tag for new cars can sometimes be almost beside the point after years of ownership. Kelley Blue Book is here to help, crunching the…
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will be the first of the crossover SUV’s fourth generation, making its official premier later this month. But as you can already see, it’s adopted the serpentine squinty-eyes of the rest of the company’s lineup.
I just spent a week driving a stripper-model 2018 Hyundai Accent, and I must say: I was pleasantly surprised. It honestly might be among the most fun new cars you can buy for just about $16,000.
This year’s Detroit Auto Show had a big focus on trucks and autonomous crossover concepts, and most of the big stuff was out of the way before the show even officially began. That left the other companies some space to show up with some surprises.
Nürburgring lap times, for carmakers, are like football games in college. Almost everyone participates, despite onlookers’ attention ranging from “don’t care at all” to “this is the most important thing ever” until someone wins—then, it’s a big deal. But Hyundai isn’t into ‘Ring records, for a strangely good reason.
Hyundai is working on some kind of sports car project, as the company appears to have confirmed at CES. The exact nature of the car isn’t clear, but it really should be a supercar. The stars are aligned. The time is right.
Some companies introduce entirely new cars at CES, other companies are just in town to peddle smaller things, like components. Hyundai, meanwhile, was in Las Vegas on Monday just to announce the name of their next fuel cell car. It will be called Nexo. Nexo!
Hyundai’s offering at this year’s CES seems to be yet another crossover, but this one will be a fuel cell vehicle with autonomous features. And Hyundai tapped some ex-Google and ex-Tesla people to do it. Yes, the concept is boring, but for an autonomous car maybe that’s fine? Let the normals have their driverless cars…
I consider myself something of a proponent of weird cars, and while the Hyundai Veloster never managed to be the best hatchback you could buy, I was always glad it existed in all of its three-door squat strangeness. Fortunately, unlike some brands, Hyundai is keeping the weird alive and the Veloster is coming back for…