With all the attention being focused on electric cars, like the Tesla Model S and Chevy Bolt, plug-in hybrids and especially regular hybrid models have had to take a back seat. But what if you aren't quite ready to make the jump to an electric car - fully electric or plug-in hybrid, but would still like to drive something a bit "greener" than the average car? Although hybrids don't the attention they did 10 years ago, there are still plenty of good options.
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Hyundai has announced the pricing for the hybrid and electric versions of the 2017 Ioniq. The Ioniq will be the first vehicle to be offered with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full-electric powertrains.
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Hyundai has unveiled the all-new 2018 Elantra GT at the Chicago Auto Show. The new Elantra GT joins a growing list of compact hatchbacks and is now more aggressive on the outside and larger on the inside than before.
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Sedans continue to lose market share thanks to the growing number of crossovers that they have to compete with. This is especially true for the midsize sedan segment and even more of a problem for full size sedans. The once popular segment now either has to compete with their midsize counterparts, who aren't that much smaller or midsize crossovers, so why are they still around? Today full size sedans are positioned less as a family hauler like in the past and now as a more luxurious flagship for an automaker's lineup.
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A $70k Hyundai? Say what?! Ok what about a $70k Genesis? - Ears perk up. What is a Genesis?
Well after almost ten years, Hyundai has finally moved its luxury brand into its own sub-brand, called Genesis. That means that the original Hyundai Genesis sedan is now called the Genesis G80 and the old Hyundai Equus is all-new and now called the G90. Even though Hyundai has finally taken the Hyundai badge off its luxury models, should BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus buyers even pay attention? Yes!
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The compact segment continues to be dominated by the Civic and Corolla, something that hasn't changed in years. But who says that the top sellers are always the best in the segment? I mean, the Camry has been the best-selling sedan for years, but how many times has it been at the top of a comparison test? Enter the Hyundai Elantra. Just like the Mazda3, the Elantra sits quietly on the side lines grabbing sales from anti-Civic and anti-Corolla buyers, but you're asking yourself, should I really add the Elantra to my test-drive list? Yes!
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Hyundai is going to reveal the all-new 2018 Elantra GT next week at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. The good news is that we've already seen it, since it's sold as the i30 in Europe and the new i30 debuted last fall.
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Kia might have had the biggest debut this week at the Detroit Auto Show with the debut of the 2018 Stinger sedan. Kia's most performance focused model yet will arrive with arrive with a choice of turbocharged engines and either rear- or all-wheel drive, but there may be even more powertrain options in the works.
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Kia may have taken the crown at this year's Detroit Auto Show. The show kicks off tomorrow, but Kia has already unveiled its new real-wheel drive Stinger sports sedan. The Stinger was originally previewed by the GT concept and now the brand is ready to jump in a completely new segment.
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Back in 2008 when Hyundai revealed its new luxury, rear-wheel drive Genesis sedan, Hyundai grabbed the industry's attention. Could Hyundai, which for years had been known building budget-minded models, actually make a luxurious vehicle that could compete with the best from Germany and Japan? Now almost ten years later, Hyundai has finally decided to break off its luxury Genesis and Equus models into their own sub-brand, appropriately named Genesis. The first of these models is the Genesis G80, which is basically the same thing as the second-generation Hyundai Genesis.
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Kia has announced that new 2017 Niro hybrid has received a Guinness World Record title for consuming less fuel than any other hybrid car that has driven across the USA from coast to coast. The Kia Niro set the record by averaging 76.6 mpg over the 3,715 mile trip and only consuming 4.1 tanks of gas.
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Kia is getting ready to reveal a production version of the rear-wheel drive GT concept next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Kia's new high-performance sedan is going to debut on January 8, 2017, but until that date Kia is going to release teasers on the microsite - The Curve Ahead.
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The Genesis G80 is going to get a new turbocharged G80 Sport model for the 2018 model year. Debuting this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the G80 Sport is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.3L V6 with a nice 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft. of torque.
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Hyundai is currently working on a longer range version of its upcoming Ioniq electric car that will be able to drive at least 200 miles between charges. That means that Hyundai will throw its hat in the ring with other models, like the new Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3 and even the next-gem Nissan Leaf.
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Kia is adding a bit more sport to the Soul with the debut of the 2017 Kia Soul Exclaim, which is powered by a 201-horsepower turbocharged engine. Even though the new turbocharged 1.6L engine packs 40 more horsepower than the non-turbocharged 2.0L, it's more fuel efficient with a 28 mpg combined rating.
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Hyundai has unveiled the limited-production Tucson Night at the 2016 SEMA Show. Just as its name suggests, the Tucson Night model features a blacked out exterior.
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Genesis, Hyundai's new standalone luxury brand has announced the pricing for its flagship sedan, the 2017 G90. Pricing for the G90 will start at $69,050 for the base twin-turbocharged 3.3L V6 Genesis G90 and will max out at $73,150 for the 5.0L V8 G90 with all-wheel drive.
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Kia has unveiled the all-new fourth-generation 2017 Kia Rio ahead of its debut later this month at the Paris Motor Show.
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Kia has released a few teaser sketches of the all-new Rio, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. From these teasers we can see that the subcompact Rio will adopt Ki'a latest design language, which will give it a more upscale look compared to the current model.
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The 2016 model year will be the last year for the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. With Hyundai's move to create the new Genesis luxury brand, models, like the Hyundai Genesis sedan, coupe and Equus are all gone from under the Hyundai brand. Hyundai simply rebadged the Genesis sedan as the G80, but the coupe won't have the same fate.
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Hyundai has announced the pricing for its first model from its new Genesis luxury division - the 2017 G80. The G80, which is formally known as the Hyundai Genesis will be priced higher than the Hyundai badged model.
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Hyundai clearly has its eyes on the sportier side of the compact segment, since it has unveiled the all-new 2017 Elantra Sport, which is powered by a 1.6L turbocharged engine.
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This fall the electric car segment is about to get the boost that it needs with the arrival of the 2017 Chevy Bolt with its 200-mile driving range. The Bolt will be followed by other 200 mile range EVs from other automakers, like Tesla and Nissan. Hyundai is now confirming plans to throw its hat in the segment with its own 200-mile range electric car.
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Kia has unveiled the all-new 2017 Cadenza at the New York Auto Show. The all-new Cadenza looks even more luxurious than the outgoing model, which should help it stand out more in the large sedan segment.
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Hyundai is going to unveil the full Euro-spec Ioniq line-up next week at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, which includes the Ioniq hybrid, Ionig plug-in hybrid and Ioniq electric. The Ioniq is the first model to offer three electrified powertrains, which is part of Hyundai's plan to "make low-to zero-emission mobility accessible to everyone."
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Last year Kia previewed the all-new Optima with the Sportspace wagon concept and thanks to the positive feedback the concept received, Kia has revealed a production version - the Optima Sportswagon.
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In addition to the new Niro hybrid, Kia has unveiled the 2017 Optima plug-in hybrid, at the Chicago Auto Show. Both models are part of Kia's plan to increase fuel efficiency by 25 percent across the entire Kia model line-up by 2020.
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Kia has unveiled its first dedicated hybrid, the 2017 Niro hybrid utility vehicle. The Niro hybrid combines the efficiency of a hybrid powertrain with a SUV body, which should help it appeal to the SUV-loving buyers.
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Kia is about to get in the sports sedan segment with a new rear-wheel drive sedan that is expected to launch some time next year. Sources have revealed to Reuters that Kia hopes to start producing the new sedan, codenamed CK, in May 2017.
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The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra has just been released, but later this year a new Sport version is what we're eager to hear about. Hyundai has confirmed a new Sport version, but has stopped short of revealing exactly how much "sport" the Elantra Sport will get. Now it's being reported that it will rival the Honda Civic Si, with 200 horsepower.
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Hybrids have been on the market over 15 years now and today they are often overshadowed by plug-in hybrids and full electric cars. At the other end of the spectrum, regular combustion-powered vehicles have caught up with hybrids in the MPG race, with models like the Honda Civic getting a very hybrid-like 42 mpg highway rating. So is there any point to looking at a standard hybrid anymore? Yes, if you still want something that gets great gas mileage and the idea plugging in your car isn't your cup of tea.
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The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra is here and Hyundai has announced that it will start at $17,150 - $100 less than the outgoing model. After you add in the $835 destination fee, that price jumps to $17,985, which is still cheaper than the 2016 model.
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Hyundai is about to introduce a new pickup, which will be a production version of the Santa Cruz concept that debuted at last year's Detroit Auto Show. Although Hyundai hasn't made the formal announcement, the pickup has already reportedly received the green light.
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Kia has released the second teaser photo of it its new SUV concept that is going to debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. Dubbed the Telluride, the concept previews the a possible new larger SUV for the brand.
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Hyundai is about to take on the Toyota Prius with the 2017 Ioniq, which will be offered in electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid versions. The first version to go on sale will be the standard hybrid, which will be powered by a 1.6L four-cylinder and an electric motor.
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Hyundai has released a new batch of sketches of the upcoming Ioniq electrified vehicle that is going to debut later this month. The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to models like the Toyota Prius, but will be the first car to be offered with three electrified powertrains: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full-electric.
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Kia has released the first teaser photo of its new SUV concept that is going to debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. Kia hasn't released any big details, but does say that the concept previews a possible large SUV for the brand.
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The current generation of the Hyundai Elantra is on its way out, since it will soon be replaced by an all-new model that debuted last month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Even though it's about to be replaced, the current Elantra has done well for Hyundai and proven that a compact sedan doesn't have to look boring. Buyers continue to flock to it, since the Elantra is one of the automaker's best selling models. To make the 2016 Elantra even more appealing, Hyundai has released a new Value Edition that makes the Elantra an even better value than it already is.
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The Genesis G90, the first model from Hyundai's new luxury brand, Genesis has been revealed. Known as the EQ900 in South Korea, the G90 will be the replacement for the Equus and will serve as the flagship model for the Genesis brand.
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Hyundai has released the first teaser of its new IONIQ electric model that will be offered with three electrified powertrains when it arrives next year. With a choice of a fully-electric, plug-in hybrid or hybrid powertrains, the IONIQ will be first vehicle yet to be offered with three electric powertrains.
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