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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The all-new 2017 Hyundai has been unveiled at the LA Auto Show. It may not look all that surprising if you've been paying close attention, since the Elantra is basically the U.S. spec version of the Avante that was unveiled just a few months ago.
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Last week Hyundai announced the introduction of its new Genesis global luxury brand, which will comprise of six new stand-alone luxury models by 2020. Hyundai is now giving the world a sneak peak at the new range topping Genesis G90 sedan.
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Hyundai has announced that it is going to officially launch a new stand-alone global luxury brand - Genesis. The Genesis brand will compete directly with other luxury brands, like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz with six new Genesis models that will arrive by 2020.
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Hyundai has previewed another version of the 2016 Tucson that it is going to reveal next month at the SEMA Show. Dubbed the "Adverturemobile," the unique Tucson comes to life thanks to John Pangilinan, a tuner known for creating vehicles that blur the lines between lifestyle and automotive.
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Hyundai has teamed up with Blood Type Racing Inc. to create a one-off Veloster, called the Veloster Turbo R-Spec, which is going to debut next month at SEMA.
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Hyundai has a tradition of creating insanely powerful versions of its vehicles for the SEMA show in Las Vegas and this year won't disappoint, since Hyundai is going to debut a 700-hp version of the all-new 2016 Tucson. Built by Bisimoto Engineering, the special Tucson is the most powerful Tucson ever.
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Just a year after the introduction of the all-new Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai has announced a bunch of upgrades to the 2016 Sonata. The seventh-generation Sonata heads into the new year with some minor styling updates, suspension upgrades and improved fuel economy on models equipped with the 2.4L engine.
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Are you in the market for a midsize crossover? It's easily one of the most competitive segments, which explains why almost every automaker plays in it. Hyundai has been a player in the segment for years with the Santa Fe and with every new generation it continues to get better. The current generation Santa Fe was introduced back in 2012 and now three years later, it remains a top choice in the segment.
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Hyundai has unveiled the all-new Avante in South Korea, which will wear the familiar Elantra badge when it goes on sale in the U.S. The all-new Elantra features an evolution of the Fluidic Sculpture design language, which is now more refined and simpler than before.
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Hyundai is prepping an all-new Avante/ Elantra and although Hyundai has released a few teasers of the new sedan, we now have our first unofficial look at it, thanks to a few photos that have leaked online.
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Hyundai is pretty close to revealing the all-new 2017 Elantra/ Avante, but before the automaker does that, Hyundai has released a batch of renderings depicting the new sedan. The photos you see here show the Korea-spec Avante, but the Elantra will be virtually identical when it arrives in the U.S.
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Hyundai has just unveiled the HCD-16 "Vision G" coupe concept at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Hyundai says that the concept previews the inspiration for its future premium products, but stops short of saying if it previews the next-generation Genesis Coupe.
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With the exception of the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima hybrids and the Kia Soul EV, Hyundai and Kia haven't really played very much in the "green" segment, but that's about to change. It's being reported that between the 2016 and 2018 model years, Hyundai and Kia are going to introduce four hybrids, two plug-in hybrids and an electric car in the U.S.
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Hyundai is so happy with the positive feedback that it received about the Santa Cruz pickup concept that Hyundai may give it the green light for production later this year. Hyundai CEO Dave Zuchowski recently revealed that a decision could come as early as November.
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The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson crossover is slated to start arriving in showrooms this month with a new more expressive exterior, two engine options and a bigger interior.
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Hyundai has big plans to expand its crossover lineup, which includes the addition of a new genesis-based crossover. Hyundai is also looking at adding a new entry-level crossover, which is teased in this sketch - the Hyundai Creta.
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Hyundai's flagship sedan, the Equus is getting a few updates for the 2016 model year. The biggest update is a new hands-free smart trunk that automatically opens when the driver is simply standing for a few seconds within a few feet of the trunk with the Equus key in their pocket or purse.
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Hyundai has announced that it is the first automaker to launch the Android Auto system on a production vehicle, with it debuting on the 2015 Sonata with Navigation. If you already own a 2015 Sonata, Hyundai will give you a free Android auto software update.
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Ten years ago no one would have ever put the words luxury and Hyundai in the same sentence, but 30 years after the first Sonata rolled off the line, Hyundai has proven that it can build respectable luxury models with the Genesis and Equus. With the first generation Genesis sedan, Hyundai sought to prove that it could build a large, rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan that could sit in the same ring as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. Now Hyundai has released an all-new second-generation Genesis, which Hyundai hopes will move the brand further away from the econocar status that it held for years.
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Hyundai may soon introduce a new larger crossover that will be based on the rear-wheel-drive Genesis, according to a report from Australia's Motoring. The report claims that David Zuchowski, Hyundai's North American CEO wants the brand to introduce a new premium crossover that will compete with models like the Audi Q7 and BMW X5.
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It's been decades since we had rear-wheel-drive coupes, like the Toyota Supra, Nissan 240SX and Mazda RX-7 and even though today we do have the Scion FR-S and BR-Z twins, the rear-wheel-drive coupe market is now largely dominated by the Mustang, Camaro and Challenger, but what about the Hyundai Genesis? Six years ago Hyundai decided to add more spirited models to its lineup with the introduction of the rear-wheel-drive Genesis sedan and coupe and while the Genesis sedan had aspirations to take on the best from Germany, the Genesis Coupe sought to take on models like the Mustang and Camaro, in addition to somewhat filling the gap that Japanese automakers once held.
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