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…

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” –…