Hyundai

Genesis G80 — Inexpensive luxury

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Hyundai has been getting positive reviews from critics and customers alike for its upscale Genesis sedan, especially since the inception of the much-improved second-generation car in 2015. Perhaps that helped the South Korean company decide to create Genesis as a new, stand alone upscale brand dropping the Hyundai nameplate. It's not a new idea coming decades after Nissan/Infiniti, Toyota/Lexus and Honda/Acura.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq



DURHAM, N.C. — Automobiles, not unlike other products or events, are, from time to time, recognized and lauded with superlative citations: the fastest, largest, class-leading, most advanced, first, and so on. Some are even strange or bizarre: The first crash-test dummy came to be back in the 1930s, replacing a live human with a cadaver.

Hyundai Elantra Sport — Big gain in performance

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Manufacturers are starting to give small car buyers a choice of powertrains. As an example it’s something that both Nissan and Hyundai have done for the 2017 model year. The standard Nissan Sentra gets a 1.8-liter, 130 horsepower engine while the Hyundai Elantra comes with a 2.0-liter making 147 horsepower. They both display excellent mileage and are adequate for the job assigned. The uptick is better.

2017 Genesis G90



INDIANAPOLIS — I remember when Hyundai occupied a little erector set of a display in the basement of Cobo Hall during Detroit’s North American International Auto Show.  Clearly, the Korean automaker has traveled great distances in the past couple of decades; it’s now one of the most respected global players.  It’s also come a long way since it launched the Genesis sedan in 2008 with a sub-$35,000 sticker.  Now a separate brand, Genesis goes after an elite class of luxury buyers with the G90.

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport — Popular crossover refreshed

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Hyundai's popular Santa Fe Sport SUV got a complete makeover in 2013 lifting it into the top tier of the crossover ranks in styling, performance, interior comfort and usability. Now, four years later, the Santa Fe has been refreshed in several areas keeping it relevant in the exploding segment.

Hyundai Elantra — A stylish compact

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

This is the best of times for compact car shoppers. Never have there been so many good products with technology and features that were only available for cars far above this class just a few short years ago. And this may be the worst of times for compact car shoppers because manufacturers are charging — big time — for these desirable options sending the price of a small family sedan soaring toward 30 grand territory.

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport — Many advancements for 2017

By David Finkelstein

With celebrated improvements in a number of areas, the award-winning and Montgomery, Ala., manufactured two row Hyundai Santa Fe Sport continues to dramatically be updated and enhanced for the 2017 model year. The advancements span everything from fuel mileage breakthroughs to a fresh exterior design and attractive LED signature lighting.

Hyundai Tucson — Moving to the head of the class

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson is the smallest crossover in the Hyundai garage, but one that puts a convincing up-market spin on Hyundai’s value for the money formula. It wears sleek new styling that will turn heads, but it's what's under the glamorous skin that makes Tucson a segment game changer including a performance-oriented new direct-injected 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic, cutting edge safety, the latest in technology features, and a roomier interior than the outgoing edition.

Hyundai Elantra — Loaded with technology and safety

By David Finkelstein

Competing with the likes of the Ford Focus, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic, Hyundai Motors America has introduced the all new 2017 Elantra four door compact sedan. This newest addition is spotlighted with a striking and bold aerodynamic outer design. The car itself further includes an extensive array of safety features plus a modern yet comfortable interior coupled with class-above amenities.

2017 Hyundai Elantra



SAN DIEGO — I want to be perfectly clear: As much as automakers want you to believe that their particular brand and models are special and years ahead of the competition, the truth is, most all of them have state-of-the-art design, tech centers that employ essentially the same functions, close to the same horsepower and same fuel economy at about the same price. Virtually, they are the same cars with different logos emblazoned on the grille and rear deck lid.