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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 Motor America has announced pricing for the 2014 Sonata Hybrid. The 2014 Sonata Hybrid starts with an MSRP of $26,000 for the Sonata Hybrid and $30,750 for the Sonata Hybrid Limited. Freight Charges are $810 and not included in the prices above. Hyundai Motor America said it will continue to offer its Hybrid Lifetime […]

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The finalists for the first annual Canadian Green Car Award were revealed today; they represent a select group of five. The winner, to be selected among this group, will be announced Friday, April 12 at the Green Living Show, in the Direct Energy Centre at Toronto’s Exhibition Place. The finalists were selected by members of […]

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When we first reviewed the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid we noted it was taking direct aim at the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid, the two most popular mid-size hybrid sedans, and said, “Keep your eye on the new kid on the hybrid block.” We weren’t wrong, the Sonata Hybrid kicked butt. After its […]

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In its first three months on the market, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has established itself as the second best selling gas-electric in the United States, trailing only the indomitable Toyota Prius in sales this summer. But according to a recent Consumer Reports review, the Sonata Hybrid comes up short in several areas, with the publication […]

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“More data is always better,” said Hyundai Motor America’s President and CEO John Krafcik when asked by HybridCars.com about his company’s new practice of issuing monthly fuel economy reports for its lineup. Krafcik said he is aware of competitor complaints that Hyundai’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy reporting would just confuse the public and that Hyundai’s […]

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Hyundai this week announced a price of $25,795 for the base-level 2011 Sonata Hybrid, with the premium package going for $30,795. That means the Sonata Hybrid will beat the Ford Fusion Hybrid ($28,240) and the Toyota Camry Hybrid ($26,575) on price. It already has an edge on fuel efficiency, aerodynamics, light weight, and enjoyable driving. […]

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The 2011 Elantra was Hyundai’s major debut at last week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Elantra is among the emerging class of small gas-powered cars that achieve better than 40 mpg on the highway. It achieves 29 mpg in the city and 40 mpg highway with both the six-speed automatic or manual transmission. More […]

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Last year, the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid racked up award after award for its silky smooth hybrid drivetrain that made Toyota’s hybrids seem clunky and Honda’s weak. One short year later, it’s now the 2011 Sonata Hybrid making the Fusion Hybrid seem outdated and bland. I recently spent a sunny afternoon in San Diego with […]

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By 2016, automakers who wish to sell vehicles in the United States will have to produce a model lineup that averages 34.9 miles per gallon—or face big fines. Hyundai, which currently leads the industry in fuel economy, says that it will have no trouble reaching that or any other scheduled Corporate Average Fuel Economy increases. […]

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