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New Hyundai Hybrid to Challenge Prius?

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Hyundai Motor Company executives announced this week that the Korean auto giant would soon introduce a hybrid vehicle to compete directly with the successful Toyota Prius. Until now, Hyundai has been one of the industry’s biggest backers of fuel-cell cars, and will soon offer its first all-electric vehicle. The EV is expected to arrive in [...]

Hyundai and Ford: ‘Top Secret’ Hybrid Plans?

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Korea’s Hyundai is secretly developing a hybrid model that it hopes will be able to compete directly against the Toyota Prius. Various sources have reported seeing prototypes of the planned car on test runs at secret tracks. For its part, Japan’s Toyota will begin selling the fourth-generation of the venerable Prius hybrid by late 2015. [...]

Hyundai i20 for 2015: Diesel? 3-Cylinder?

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Hyundai officials have provided a rare look at the company’s upcoming i20, which will debut at the Paris Motor Show in October. A series of design sketches of the supermini show a 2015 model that could end up featuring anything from a 3-cylinder combustion engine to a diesel variant. The sleek, statuesque vehicle is an [...]

‘Mystery Car’ of the Decade: Plug-in Hyundai Sonata

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The much talked about Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid will not debut in 2015, as many had speculated. At the recent announcement ceremony for the company’s 2015 Sonata lineup, executives noted that hybrid drive is still very much in play, but pointed out that a plug-in is not a subject they wish to discuss at the [...]

Hyundai Tucson: The Fuel Cell CUV Arrives in U.S.

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Korean carmaker Hyundai delivered a shipload of Tucson fuel-cell CUVs to the U.S. this week, marking the first time a mass-produced hydrogen car has come to America destined for retail sale. Sometime in June, consumers will see the cars appear in showrooms around California. After a $2,999 down payment, customers can opt for a 36-month [...]

Toyota to Unveil Fresh Camry at NY Auto Show

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Toyota will unveil its updated, “refreshed” version of the 2015 Camry at the upcoming New York Auto Show in mid-April. The most popular car in the U.S. market will be no shock for its loyal followers, as the design changes on tap are apparently not extreme. The automaker has incorporated conservative style tweaks and improved [...]

Revealed: The ‘Secret’ 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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Unofficial spy photos of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid have surfaced from the car’s secret testing facility in Scandinavia. Experts who have examined the photos say the fresh-faced Sonata, one of Hyundai’s biggest sellers, will feature headlamps that are swept back, as well as thinner running lights and a newly configured grille. The official unveiling [...]

Hyundai Intrado Hydrogen Ready for Geneva

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Hyundai will take the wraps off its anticipated fuel-cell concept car, called Intrado, at this week’s Geneva Motor Show. To get the media frenzy rolling, the Korean manufacturer released a few photos of the sleek crossover just days before its actual debut. According to Hyundai, the Intrado is “free of any unnecessary adornments,” yet employs [...]

‘Most Loved Cars’: Surprising Winners

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Strategic Vision, a research-consulting firm, announced results of its extensive vehicle loyalty survey this week, naming “Most Loved” vehicles in a number of categories. The overall winner, for the entire auto industry, was the Tesla Model S, posting a score of 852 out of a possible 1,000 points. Winner in the Mid-Size APT (alternative powertrain) [...]

NAIAS Sets Attendance Record, Chicago and Geneva Coming Up

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The North American International Auto Show just closed its doors, but officials for the event have said 2014 had the highest attendance total since 2003. This year, NAIAS/Detroit logged paid admission of 803,451 attendees. The public witnessed 550 display vehicles at Cobo Center last week, which included crowd-pleasers like the Ford F-150, the new Honda [...]

Hyundai Betting on Tucson Fuel Cell CUV

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A spokesperson for Hyundai said the public’s response to the new Tucson Fuel Cell CUV has, “… surprised even us.” The hydrogen-powered crossover is not yet for sale, but the car’s microsite on the Internet has already tallied 88,000 hits. Vice President of corporate and product planning for Hyundai Motor America, Michael O’Brien, said a [...]

Hyundai to Offer Wearable Connectivity

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Hyundai Motor Co. has announced that owners of its 2015 Genesis luxury car will be able to use Google Glass to interact and connect with the vehicle. Though the technology will be on other Hyundai models eventually, Genesis will be the first model to offer the automaker’s Blue Link Glassware app. A company statement this [...]

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