JD Power survey: Hyundai Santa Fe ‘most reliable’ midsize SUV

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California – Hyundai’s Santa Fe has come through as ”most dependable SUV” in the 2019 JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study whose results were released on February 13. The handsome Hyundai ranked highest in its class from 2016 (yes, it takes time to determine reliability) thanks, the results say, for ”bold design, high-output powertrains…

World-first secondary crash bags on way from Kia

Protection coming for a second impact Happens in 30% of all road collisions Kia on the ball chasing fewer impact injuries SEOUL, South Korea – Future Kia road vehicles will have double crash-bag technology to improve protection of humans in a multi-impacy collision. Automaker Kia, part of the Hyundai organisation, intends to improve crash-bag performance…

Hyundai Kona wins yet another top auto title

Launched in South Africa in 2018 Top US judges praise Kona with top award French judges chimed in with prestige Red Dot JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng -The Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric CUV have together won the 2019 North American ‘Utility Vehicle of the Year’ style title awarded by a US jury of senior American motoring journalists….

Noise and vibration: Once unwanted in cars, now helping deaf

True ‘freedom of mobility’ for hearing-impaired drivers Campaign video illustrates possibilities for taxi staff Hearing-impaired can interact with external environment SEOUL, South Korea – Hyundai has revealed innovative technology to help deaf or partially-deaf drivers who would otherwise have to depend on sight and touch. It’s a method of communication that uses internal and external…

Hyundai delivers Nexo – and record range for hydrogen car

Hyundai US has delivered its first high-tech Nexo ‘Technological flagship’ Nexo SUV for scientist Hydrogen for fuel, clean exhaust the target VAN NUYS, California – Hyundai, at the end of December 2018, delivered its first Nexo fuel-cell SUV to a former scientist who said he was eager to add the benefits of this zero-emissions vehicle…

Wow! This car has legs – no, really, it can go anywhere

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Hyundai will present a totally new vehicle concept at the coming CES here which combines the power of robotics and EV technology. The vehicle will have wheels on robotic legs to allow users to drive, walk or even climb over the most treacherous terrain. It’s intended to go – with people…

Hyundai brings whole new meaning to ‘touch ‘n go’

World-first fingerprint tech for Hyundai Pads will unlock, start and adjust everything Updates will be done automatically LONDON, England – Hyundai has announced the pending introduction of fingerprint technology to unlock and start its vehicles from 2019. First to be equipped will be Santa Fe SUV units to be released in some world markets within…

Million-mile Farrah: One Hyundai Elantra, one lady, one record

Million Mile emblem for super-distance Hyundai 320 000km a year delivering auto parts Hyundai surprised owner with a new Elantra FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California – In just five years a delivery driver from Olathe, Kansas, drove her 2013 Elantra a million miles with the original powertrain. Farrah Haines – she describes herself as ”a proud Hyundai owner” –…

Two Hyundai models top US consumer magazine testing

Two triumphs for Hyundai in the US Kona and Accent take top Guide honours ‘Finest attribute of attributes and value’ FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California – Hyundai’s Accent and Kona have been awarded America’s 2019  Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards for sub-compact cars and sub-compact crossovers. ”More than 150 entries were competing so the recognition,” the…

Hyundai Palisade: Koreans betting BIG at the LA autoshow

Biggest Hyundai bruiser yet in the US Launch date some time in way-off 2020 Rugged wheels, ‘captain’s’ seats available LOS ANGELES, California – Hyundai has hoisted a new flagship SUV, the Palisade, into public view at the annual auto show here – a giant set of rugged wheels reported by Autocar India to be the…

Hey, hey! Santa Fe wagon drives family wagon upmarket

More comfort features, premium design Big Korean gets new gearbox, more space Top model gets high-tech, all-wheel drive STELLENBOSCH, Western Cape – Hyundai’s fourth-generation Santa Fe is now with South African dealers, a choice of three models carrying smarter tech, a larger cabin, improved comfort, and a new gearbox. It’s the brand’s flagship, first seen…

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….