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Report: Hyundai’s marketing chief resigns from position

It appears the recent pressure against Hyundai has incurred a change of staff at the Korean automaker as the brand’s marketing chief, Steve Shannon, stepped down after joining the team in 2011. According to AutomotiveNews, Shannon’s resignation takes effect immediately. He is no stranger to the automotive world however, after working in Detroit for the past […]

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Report: Hyundai and Kia want to boost fuel economy by 25 percent

Hyundai and Kia are looking to redeem themselves after an issue with overstating fuel economy ratings for many of their recent models. In a new report from Reuters, Hyundai and Kia want to boost their fuel economy across the fleet by about 25 percent by 2020. They look to accomplish this from more advanced powertrains, less […]

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The 2015 Hyundai Azera gets quietly revealed in Miami

Hyundai quietly revealed a 2015 Azera with some minor updates in Miami last week, a bit fitting for the crowd who doesn’t mind large front-wheel drive luxobarges. There aren’t too many changes to boast about, except for subtly modified front and rear lower fascias, standardized 18-inch wheels and LED foglights on Limited models, and Hyundai’s […]

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Hyunda and Kia are in deep waters over inaccurate fuel economy figures, fined $300M

Hyundai and Kia were recently under scrutiny over false and misleading fuel economy figures and were unfortunately found guilty. As a result, both Hyundai and Kia are being fined $300 million by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice, and the California Air Resources Board for Clean Air Act violations. This is in regards […]

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Report: Hyundai’s Toyota Prius competitor to surface by 2017

Hyundai’s been in the rumor mill with the possibility of introducing a Toyota Prius competitor and now, new developments suggest the new Hyundai hybrid should show up sometime in 2017, according to Reuters and AutoCar. “We will take the lead in the future by raising the competitiveness of our environment-friendly cars like hybrid-only cars, plug-in hybrid cars […]

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Report: Hyundai could import their China-aimed ix25 into the states

Europe’s AutomotiveNews branch heard through the grapevine that Hyundai could be importing their ix25 compact crossover, currently slated for the Chinese market in the near future. Should the ix25 be globalized, a release in both Europe and the United States is estimated to happen sometime in 2017. The ix25 is being developed specifically for the Chinese […]

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Hyundai gives the Santa Fe an update, with effort gone into steering and suspension

Hyundai recently launched a slightly updated 2015 Santa Fe, which receives some updates to its steering and suspension. And those kind of updates are the good kind of updates. For starters, Hyundai says the 2015 Santa Fe received a new power steering system, featuring a 32-bit processor, which should deliver better and “refined steering feel.” […]

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Report: Hyundai to build luxury crossover against Lexus RX

Hyundai is serious about moving upmarket and Edmunds reaffirms these intents as the South Korean automaker is rumored to be developing a new luxury crossover directly aimed at the Lexus RX. The model could also compete with the next generation Cadillac SRX and the new Buick Envision. After speaking with Hyundai North America’s chief, Dave […]

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Recalls: Hyundai issues recall for 419k vehicles over three campaigns

Hyundai recently filed three different recall campaigns with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A total of some 419,000 vehicles are involved in the recalls. The vast majority involve a good 225,000 2001-2006 Hyundai Santa Fe crossovers over front springs that can rust and crack when subjected to winter driving conditions and road salt. As […]

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Report: Hyundai wants to expand lineup with a new entry-level crossover

Hyundai is adamant about producing an entry-level crossover to compete against the new Nissan Juke, according to a new report from Edmunds. After speaking with Hyundai Motor America’s CEO, Dave Zuchowski, the outlet learned that the model could debut sometime in 2017 with inspiration taken from the HCD-12 Curb Concept from the 2011 North American International Auto […]

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