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December 16, 2014

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Debuts in Seoul

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Hyundai has unveiled the 2016 Sonata Hybrid at an event in Seoul, South Korea. Even though the gas powered Sonata was all-new for the 2015 model year, the hybrid version took a bit longer to develop - 27 months.

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December 9, 2014

North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

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The finalists for the 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards have been announced, which leaves three cars and three trucks in the running to receive the award next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

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December 1, 2014

Kia Subcompact Crossover to Arrive in 2016

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Kia is reportedly working on a new small crossover that will join a rapidly growing list of competitors that includes the new Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V. The new Kia crossover is about 12 to 18 months away according to one report that also claims that it will be inspired by the Niro concept.

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November 10, 2014

2015 Hyundai Azera Debuts in Miami with a Facelift

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Hyundai has revealed the refreshed 2015 Hyundai Azera at the Miami Auto Show. While the 2015 Azera doesn't look dramatically different than the 2014 model, the 2015 Azera did get a small nip and tuck.

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November 4, 2014

2015 Hyundai Accent Gets a Minor Facelift

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Hyundai is giving the 2015 Accent a small facelift that includes styling and packaging updates.

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October 31, 2014

Hyundai Sells its 10 Millionth Elantra, All-New 2016 Elantra Coming Next Year

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The first Hyundai Elantra rolled off the line in 1990 and now 24 years later, Hyundai has announced that it has sold the 10 millionth Elantra. The Elantra, which is sold as the Avante in other parts of the world is Hyundai's first model, and one of only 10 cars in history, to reach 10 million sales.

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October 30, 2014

Kia Transforms the 2015 Sedona Into a Kart Hauler for SEMA

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Kia is bringing a unique version of the all-new 2015 Sedona minivan to next week's SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Minivans are good at hauling around people and all their stuff, but now Kia is demonstrating the Sedona's ability to be the ultimate kart hauler.

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October 28, 2014

Hyundai ix25 Sub-Compact Crossover Heads to the U.S. in 2017

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The small crossover segment is growing rapidly with the addition of new models like the Jeep Renegade, Chevy Trax and Honda HR-V. Hyundai has been quiet about its plans to enter the segment, but now it's being reported that Hyundai is going to introduce a version of the ix25 small crossover in the U.S. in 2017.

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October 24, 2014

Kia K900 Gets the "High-Performance" Treatment for SEMA [VIDEO]

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Kia is set to amp up the performance of its K900 flagship sedan at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas with a concept called the High-Performance K900.

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October 22, 2014

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport Get Updated Steering and Suspension Systems

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Hyundai has announced the updates to the 2015 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport, which now offer more standard comfort and convenience equipment for 2015, in addition to some refinements to the steering and suspension systems.

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October 9, 2014

Kia GT Concept Gets the Green Light? May Arrive in 2016

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It's being reported that the Kia GT concept that debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, has been approved for production.

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September 29, 2014

Hyundai and ARK Performance Create the 550-HP Genesis AR550 Sedan

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In addition to the 708 horsepower Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai has announced a second model for the 2014 SEMA Show, the Genesis AR550 sedan from ARK Performance. The Genesis AR550 is the sixth Hyundai vehicle that the tuner has built for SEMA.

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Kia Optima T-Hybrid Concept Heads to Paris with a Diesel-Electric Hybrid System

Kia Optima T-Hybrid

Kia has announced plans to unveil the Optima T-Hybrid Concept car at the 2014 Paris Motor Show next month, which it says is the first application and demonstration of its new mild hybrid powertrain.

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Kia Rio Gets a Mild Facelift for Paris

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Kia has unveiled the updated Rio, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.

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September 22, 2014

Hyundai Teams Up with Bisimoto to Create a 708-HP Sonata

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Hyundai has announced that is teaming up with Bisimoto Engineering for the third year in a row to create a special vehicle for the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This year they've created a 708 horsepower Sonata.

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September 16, 2014

2015 Kia Sedona Minivan Starts at $25,900

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Kia has announced the pricing for the all-new 2015 Sedona minivan, which starts at $25,900. Unveiled in New York earlier this year, the 2015 Sedona features styling elements that are closer to a crossover than a typical minivan.

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September 13, 2014

Kia Soul to Get a Bit More Fun With a 1.6L Turbo and AWD

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Kia is reportedly working on a more powerful version of the popular Kia Soul with the turbocharged 1.6L from the Kia Forte SX Turbo and Hyundai Veloster Turbo. The 1.6L generates 201 horsepower, which would be a nice increase over the 130-hp and 164-hp engines that are currently offered under the Soul's hood.

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September 11, 2014

2015 Kia Soul EV Starts at $33,700 or Lease it For $249 a Month

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Kia has released the pricing for the 2015 Kia Soul EV, which will start at $33,700 before any federal or state tax credits are applied. Kia has also announced an introductory lease price for the Soul EV, which is set at $249 a month for 36 months.

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September 1, 2014

2016 Kia Sorento Details Released Ahead of its Paris Debut

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Kia has released more details about the all-new 2016 Kia Sorento ahead of its world debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in October.

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August 20, 2014

Is Hyundai Working on a Toyota Prius Rival?

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Hyundai's current hybrid lineup only consists of the Hyundai Sonata, which itself isn't set to be replaced until the 2016 model year, but is Hyundai planning on expanding its hybrid lineup?

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August 12, 2014

Hyundai Kills the Elantra Coupe

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Currently the Hyundai Elantra is available in sedan, coupe and GT bodystyles, but for the 2015 model year, one of them is gone. Hyundai has confirmed that the Elantra coupe will disappear after the current model year.

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August 10, 2014

2016 Kia Sorento Officially Unveiled Ahead of its Paris Debut

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Kia has just released the first photos of the all-new third-generation 2016 Kia Sorento SUV.

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August 8, 2014

2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Says Goodbye to its 4-Cyl and Starts at $26,745

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The 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe continues on mostly unchanged for the new model year, with the biggest change being the deletion of the base turbocharged four-cylinder. Even as the 2015 Ford Mustang and possibly even the next-generation Chevy Camaro introduce four-cylinder engines, Hyundai has decided to delete the four-cylinder engine, since it wants to make the Genesis Coupe appeal to a more premium sports car buyer.

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August 5, 2014

2015 Hyundai i20 Design Renderings Released

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Hyundai has released two design renderings of the all-new 2015 i20 ahead of its debut later this month in South Korea. The all-new i20 was designed at Hyundai Motor's Design Centre Europe in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

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2016 Kia Sorento Interior Teased

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Last week Kia released a few teaser photos of the all-new 2016 Kia Sorento SUV and now we have a preview of its interior.

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August 1, 2014

Hyundai Confirms New Tucson and Elantra for 2016, Subcompact Crossover in the Works

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Hyundai's CEO Dave Zuchowski recently confirmed some of the automaker's future product plans, which includes a redesigned 2016 Hyundai Tucson and Elantra and a new subcompact crossover.

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July 30, 2014

2015 Kia Cadenza Gets a Few Updates

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Kia has announced the updates to the 2015 Kia Cadenza, which is now entering its second model year. The biggest updates include new grille and fender garnish and new technology, standard Flex Steer and Surround View Monitor that provides a nearly 360-degree overhead view of the vehicle for easier maneuvering and parking.

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July 29, 2014

All-New 2016 Kia Sorento Teased [VIDEO]

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Kia has released two teaser photos and a short video that previews the next-generation 2016 Kia Sorento, which is slated to be unveiled next month.

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July 25, 2014

2015 Kia Soul Gets Nappa Leather Seats and Standard UVO eServices

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The Kia Soul was all-new for the 2014 model year, so the 2015 Kia Soul is only getting a few updates for the new model year.

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July 22, 2014

2015 Hyundai Tucson Starts at $21,500

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Hyundai has announced that the 2015 Tucson crossover starts at $21,500. While there aren't any big changes, a new Popular Equipment Package is now available on the 2015 Tucson GLS.

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July 7, 2014

Next-Generation Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Not Coming Until 2016

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Although the all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata is already on sale, Hyundai has yet to unveil a new hybrid version. It's being reported that the next Sonata Hybrid is not going to arrive until 2016, which means the current model is going to stick around for another year.

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July 3, 2014

Hyundai Veloster May Not Be Around Much Longer

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Hyundai is reportedly trying to decide the fate of the Veloster, which may end up being discontinued after just one generation. With disappointing sales, Hyundai's execs have yet to make a decision regarding a second generation Veloster.

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July 2, 2014

Next-Gen Hyundai Genesis Coupe to Get a V8?

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The current Hyundai Genesis Coupe launched with four-cylinder and V6 engines, but a new report claims that the next-generation Genesis Coupe will be offered with the same 5.0L V8 as the Genesis Sedan.

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June 25, 2014

Hyundai Shows Off its Android Auto System

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Hyundai has announced that in cooperation with the Open Automotive Alliance it is making Android Auto available in its 2015 lineup, like the all-new Sonata. Android Auto safely brings familiar Android smartphone features directly to Hyundai cars via Hyundai's touchscreen Audio Video Navigation systems.

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June 20, 2014

'The Walking Dead' Themed Hyundai Tucson Goes on Sale

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Hyundai has announced that the "The Walking Dead" Special Edition Tucson is now on sale.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco Rated at 38 MPG Highway, 32 MPG Combined

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Hyundai has announced the introduction of the third powertrain for the 2015 Sonata. With a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine the 2015 Sonata Eco gets up to 38 mpg on the highway and has a 32 mpg combined rating.

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June 12, 2014

Hyundai Delivers the First 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicle

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Hyundai has delivered the first 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle to a customer in Tustin, California.

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June 3, 2014

2014 Hyundai Veloster RE:FLEX Edition Now Available at $21,650

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Hyundai has announced that the limited-edition 2014 Hyundai Veloster RE:FLEX Edition is now available and starts at $21,650.

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June 2, 2014

2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Says Goodbye to its Four-Cyl Turbo

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If you've had your eye on a Hyundai Genesis Coupe with the 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder, you better grab one now, since it's about to go away. The 2015 Genesis Coupe is going to lose the four-cylinder option with all versions of the coupe being powered by the 3.8L V6.

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May 22, 2014

2015 Hyundai Sonata Starts at $21,150

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Hyundai has announced the pricing for the 2015 Hyundai Sonata, which starts at $21,150, $300 lower than the outgoing Sonata. The all-new Sonata debuted at the New York Auto Show last month with a new design language, updated engines and more content.

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