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From Seoul, Hyundai said today its delayed hybrid version of its revised seventh-generation Sonata model will arrive in major markets outside Korea, starting in the first half of 2015 with a plug-in to follow. The plug-in Sonata Hybrid variant next year will be Hyundai’s first. The PHEV will be part of a new wave of […]

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Just three days after Hyundai and Kia agreed to pay $350 million in penalties for what the U.S. government alleged was fudging EPA mpg scores the companies said by 2020 they’d beat South Korea, the United States and Europe regs by 25 percent. Yesterday Hyundai and its affiliate Kia said the mandate was already in […]

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Hyundai is doing as much as it can to turn the page on its 2012 fuel rating issue. The Korean company announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) to resolve the government’s investigation of its 2012 restatement of fuel economy […]

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Hyundai’s compact Elantra recently sold its 10 millionth unit globally. The Elantra is Hyundai’s first model to reach this high a milestone and is one of only 10 car nameplates in the history of the auto industry to reach it. Launched 24 years ago in 1990, it’s sold an average of 420,000 units per year […]

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We hear the question often: do hybrid vehicles really save money? Research company Vincentric, specialized in cost-of-ownership data, studied the matter. In releasing its most recent Hybrid Analysis, the company stated 10 of 31 hybrid vehicles analyzed were identified as having a lower total cost-of-ownership than their closest all-gasoline counterpart. Over the past three years […]

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Hyundai has announced a new six-speed automatic transmission for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) at the company’s annual International Powertrain Conference held yesterday in Namyang, South Korea. The company explained the new six-speed automatic transmission integrates the electric motor and applies a number of technologies that deliver tangible benefits to the customer. The new unit will […]

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Hyundai opted to showcase its green side for the Paris Motor Show this year. The Korean automaker has on display a 48-volt Hybrid version of its i40 and a New Generation i30 powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). “Hyundai Motor is committed to creating sustainable mobility for European consumers,” said Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President […]

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Hyundai is reportedly working on a compact hybrid car, and several development mules of the potential Toyota Prius rival were caught testing in public. AutoGuide has a gallery full of photos, and reports that while the mules used current five-door Elantra GT bodyshells, not to expect a hybridized Elantra, but rather a standalone model. The rough […]

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Hyundai has created an animated infographic that sheds some light on how the powertrain of its Tucson fuel cell vehicle functions. The infographic gives mechanical insight on how hydrogen is transformed into electricity and how it all comes together. The animated infographic can be viewed and downloaded by following this link: http://www.hyundailikesunday.com/2014/08/11/how-a-fuel-cell-vehicle-works/ Hyundai has started […]

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Given how harshly the buying public associates anything that has received government funding during development, it’s no wonder why carmakers go to great lengths to defend against such claims, whether entirely accurate or not. The latest blow-up and finger-pointing comes between Hyundai and Tesla. During a recent event highlighting the company’s long investment in hydrogen […]

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