2019 Hyundai US flagship aiming to be a peak of styling

Hyundai US flagship – 8 seats, space for big family Lots of high-tech, intelligent, safety features ‘Intuitive tech’ for passengers convenience ANN ARBOR, Michigan – Hyundai has badged its giant new 2019 US flagship SUV  the Palisade, using the geological name for a range of coastal cliffs (the Palisades) on the southern Californian Pacific coast….

Kia adds solar sunroof to charge battery buggies on the move

Solar to power future production vehicles – even ICE Target is battery charging while on the move Whole new meaning to the ‘sunroof’ concept SEOUL, South Korea – Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor, partners in the automotive business, have announced plans to introduce solar roof charging technology on some of the group’s vehicles. The electricity-generating…

Kia’s flagship Sorento SUV docks in SA showrooms

Cosmetic updates ‘bring fresh appeal’ to flagship Eight-speed auto standard on each model Each has seven seats, turbodiesel engine JOHANNESBURG Gauteng – An enhanced Kia Sorento sport utility vehicle, debuted at the September 2017 Frankfurt auto show, is now in South African  showrooms. The units, Kia says, have a refreshed and upgraded cabin and ”enriched…

Hyundai Kona: One auto, one manual, two damn nice cars

Two-model range, family-car prices Well specced, flexible load volume Crash protection high on the features list LES STEPHENSON CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Hyundai has introduced to South Africa a pair of crossover family cars which, The Corner reckons, offer the best value in the country given their luxury levels and great engines. Meet the…

Holy graphics! Look what your windscreen could be showing by 2020

Holographics ‘to help enhance in-car experience’ Technology application beyond navigation system Display capable of filling your whole windscreen SEOUL, South Korea –  Hyundai Motor has announced what it calls ”a strategic investment” into Swiss deep-tech start-up WayRay AG to expedite the development of holographic augmented reality (AR) navigation system. The images show what it might…

Hyundai UK adopting client-designed service plans

Hyundai UK launch give customer the call Driving habits and use to be computed Even a new set of tyres can be included LONDON, England – Hyundai UK has launched a service plan programme that offers an alternative to the traditional fixed-price schemes. It will be based on the customer’s individual driving habits, vehicle age,…

Hyundai’s luxury H1 Bus gets a bold, fresh new look

Plenty of high-speed cruising punch Eight-seater really – nine if one must Sliding seats make extra luggage easy CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Hyundai’s popular H1 Bus has received a bold new face as part of a make-over that should elevate this market-leader as an even bigger favourite among customers in need of a competent…

2018 Hyundai i20: Having fun in the Cape mountains

Body redesign on Hyundai’s popular hatch Nearly 90 000 sold since first launch  Great small engines, play-with-me gearboxes CAPE TOWN, Western Cape – Hyundai SA has added another couple of mid-sized hatchbacks to its catalogue, the i20 (which has replaced the popular Getz ) is ”a refreshed line-up with a more modern design and the…

US survey shows Hyundai tops with buyers for nine years

Nine years on top of US popularity poll Leading 761 brands and 83 categories Survey based on 50 527 respondents FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Californina – Hyundai has been ranked first in customer loyalty in the US for the ninth consecutive year. That’s according to America’s Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index, an annual customer loyalty and…

Hyundai’s i10 mid-sizers redone for ‘fresh appeal’

Popular mid-size hatch gets revamp Model for all South African pockets One of best warranties of all brands JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Hyundai has rejuvenated its Grand i10 range in South Africa with new features and a new entry model to give the entry model fresh appeal since the basic i10 was discontinued. Stanley Anderson, Hyundai Automotive…

Hyundai leads way with long-distance autonocars

Nexo fuel-cell car in longest-yet on-road demo Level 4 autonomy for vehicles in smart cities by 2021 Commercial autonomy technology ‘by 2030’ SEOUL, South Korea – Three next-generation Hyundai fuel-cell electric vehicles have completed an autonomous 120km journey from Seoul to Pyeongchang. It was the first time Level 4 autonocars had achieved that distance though…

FIRST LOOK: Hyundai shows its upcoming Santa Fe

LONDON, England – Hyundai Motor has unveiled its first artist’s rendering of the next Santa Fe and described it in a media release sent to Carman’s Corner as ”a luxurious and striking design based on a robust, stylish and voluminous composition”. It’s also said to show off the brand’s new SUV design identity. ‘SLEEK ROOFLINE The…