Hyundai reveals ‘Smart Stream’ engine at Frankfurt ’17

Smart Stream’ tech at heart of matter Turbo engine comes with eight-speed auto Electric fine, but petrol won’t disappear yet FRANKFURT, Germany – Hyundai Motors has unveiled its next-generation drive train technology here alongside the public debut of the high-performance i30 N and the sub-compact, Kona SUV. The Korean automaker revealed the first in its…

Hyundai gets serious about driving fun with i30 N

Hyundai shifts into top gear with sporty N Rally and racing experience gave direction 200+kW, track equipment, and 250km/h JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Hyundai, once a chuckled-at brand but now recognised as one of the best in the business, has come out with a product that simply takes it to the top of the pile in…

Hyundai adds Elite kit to AWD Tucson Sport range

Hyundai adds Elite spec to its Tucson Sport Body kit, power upgrade – because they could Infotainment screen, top comfort, great handling JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Given the success of the Tucson 1.6 TGDI Executive Sport diesel with its skirts, black 19″ wheel rims and bold exhausts, Hyundai SA has awarded the top-of-the-range Tucson 1.6 TGDI…

Be a Sport! Go for Hyundai’s tricked-out Tucson

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – More than 7500 third-generation Hyundai Tucsons were sold in South Africa in 13 months since its launch here in 2016 – a 16.5% share in its segment. Now, Hyundai has never been an automaker to rest on its laurels, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that the local marketing people elected to take the…

All-new Elantra: Turbo engine, leather across range, new gearbox

Three engines for 2017 model range – one good for 150kW Pretty much a whole new car for any driver -each for the family Stronger chassis, tougher bodyshell – and prices pretty good! CAPE TOWN, Western Cape – Hyundai’s all-new Elantra has arrived in South Africa in a range that includes a 150kW turbocharged petrol…

New from Hyundai: It’s a baby i20 SUV! (V)

• Important for Hyundai’s journey to top Asian autobrand • Kona claims ‘progressive appearance, latest technology’ • New head-up display, class-leading luminance SEOUL, South Korea – Hyundai Motor, ahead of the official unveiling, has produced a video showing some design details of its all-new Kona SUV. It’s the youngest SUV in Hyundai’s European range and,…

Kia design kingpin Schreyer gets top UK award

Sturmey Award recognises Kia/Hyundai decade of change Schreyer commended for ‘clean-sheet’ Kia challenge Autocar says he transferred his philosophy to Hyundai LONDON, England – It’s been 10 years since Peter Schreyer was recruited to change Korean automaker Kia’s design strategy; to turn the brand into a design-led company. His success has been recognised with Autocar…

Just Grand! Hyundai’s big little hatch gets upgrade

New look for stretched Hyundai i10 hatch Three models, one engine, an auto Modest body changes, new rims for flagship JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Hyundai’s new Grand i10, a modest car its maker believes is ideal for first-car buyers, rental companies and families looking for a second vehicle – has been given a new appearance with…

Hyundai Africa boss: Five years of even better crash protection

Crash avoidance features will become standard Advanced tech now available in mass-market cars Intense competition to reach five-star ratings Mike Song, head of Hyundai in Africa and the Middle East, explains his company’s stance on passenger safety and crash avoidance  and its future. JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The coming five years will bring a revolution in…

Hyundai perseveres with wagon at Geneva

New wagon bodystyle scores elegance World premiere at 2017 Geneva auto show ‘Timeless five-door design from Europe RUSSELSHEIM, Germany – The next Hyundai i30 Wagon will be launched at the March 2017 Geneva international auto show, something some commentators might say is a bold move in a market which now far prefers more versatile SUV’s….

Ogier wins Monte on M-Sport debut

Spectator injured, dies later in hospital M-Sport came close to a 1-2 rally finish ‘Tough to be out first in the snow’ – Ogier MONTE CARLO, Monaco – Frenchman Sebastien Ogier won the Monte Carlo rally on Sunday after three days of racing in the first WRC event of the season. In what was his…

Hyundai adds 1.4 auto to popular i20 range

Another auto joins Hyundai catalogue Prices is a quarter-bar, the warranty special Comprehensive list of standard ‘features’ Hyundai Automotive SA has added to its popular i20 range a 1.4-litre auto with what it calls “an attractive package of standard features”. It’s called the i20 1.4 Motion, will sell for R249 000, sits in the middle…