SA Hyundai family gets a new baby in time for Christmas

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Hyundai Atos is back in South Africa with a new, modern look and styling, impressive standard features, and performance that, its maker says, ”promises to make this entry-level model a top-seller”. Especially at their prices… more later. The small cars are said to be assembled on an all-new platform, one…

Hyundai Grappler makes city-boy Veloster a tough guy

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – An “Hyundai on steroids” is that automaker’s bold description of its showpiece Veloster Grappler concept to be revealed in November 2019 at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Grappler has more ground clearance and steeper front and rear approach angles for off-tar excursions, and front and rear bush guards….

Hyundai electric concept builds on an idea from 1974

SEOUL, South Korea – Hyundai unveiled the 45, a battery-powered electric vehicle concept, at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show to show off a new era of the company’s automotive design focused on electrification, autonomous technology, and intelligent design. The car, Hyundai says, has put a twist on a 45-year-old icon, the Hyundai Pony Coupé Concept, to…

Hyundai sparks entry for Electric Touring Cars at Frankfurt

FRANKFURT, German – Hyundai Motorsport revealed its Veloster N Electric Touring Car racer at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show based on the road-going Veloster N. The car has been designed specifically for the new Electric Touring Car Racing championship which will debut in 2020 and, the automaker says, ”heralds an exciting era for Hyundai Motorsport…

Hyundai Motorsport set to switch-on electric racing

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Hyundai Motorsport is assembling its first battery-powered racing car designed and built at Hyundai Motorsport’s HQ in Germany. The Corner doesn’t yet have an image but it will come when the cars are unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show on September 10. The move to electric extends Hyundai Motorsport’s racing…

Concept from Hyundai for 2019 Frankfurt auto show

SEOUL, South Korea – Hyundai Motor will display the company’s future direction of automotive design at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show over September 10-22. Among the vehicles will be a throwback to the brand’s first model in the 1970’s: the 『45』 fully-electric concept car will, the automaker says, be a symbolic milestone for Hyundai’s future…

2019 Tucson Sport: Fresh styling, more power, from Hyundai

New top models for Hyundai sport utes Tucson family upgrades reach South Africa Two core models, diesel or petrol engines CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Hyundai South Africa’s Tucson range in  has been bolstered with a  derivative with fresh styling, more power and torque, and the freshened models launched  as what the automaker describes as…

Hyundai/Kia take big step in fuel-saving engine technology

SEOUL, South Korea – The Hyundai/Kia partnership has developed what is claims is the world’s first continuously variable valve-duration (CVVD) technology and says it will be installed in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The innovation was revealed alongside the Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi – the first engine to have the technology. ”CVVD,” Hyundai explains, ”optimises engine…

Hyundai Venue launch for 2019 New York auto show

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California – Hyundai has released design sketches of its newest SUV, to reach showrooms as the Hyundaie Venue. Strange name for a car, but the baby wagon, Hyundai says, ”symbolises a trendy unique style, perfect for our newest, smallest, and most affordable SUV”. The car is said to ”embody the characteristics of the…

Hyundai newcomers score in iF global design awards

Hyundai cleans up at 2019 design awards ‘Cutting-edge design at latest iF awards Le Fil Rouge yet another 2019 winner JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Hyundai has been recognised for the fifth time for its cutting-edge vehicle design at the global  iF Design Award 2019. Its Palisade and Le Fil Rouge (The Red Boy) concept each…

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…