The large sedan is going to be Kia’s first rear-wheel-drive product, which seems to hint that it might share a platform with the Hyundai Equus.
The Elantra coupe is the more significant of the two introductions because it gives the Elantra a two-door version (somewhat similar to how there are two-door and four-door versions of the Genesis)
The announcement comes just as the nation’s auto dealers prepare to gather in Las Vegas with representatives of 26 manufacturers during the 2012 NADA Convention and Expo, February 3 to 6.
Granted, it's probably one of the best station wagons currently on the planet, but it's still interesting to see the 2012 Cadillac CTS Wagon as the fastest selling 2012 model on deal lots with a cu
Since being introduced, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe has been offered in two forms – 2.0T with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder and the 3.8 variant that carries a naturally aspirated 3.8L V6.
The J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Retention Study shows Hyundai is highest among all automotive brands.
With no disrespect to the folks at Urban Wheel, this is not Hyundai's big accolade of the week.
That’s with a national average mileage of 22.7 mpg. If the average car sold gets 37 mpg by 2025, as required by CAFE proposals, the difference becomes significant.
The Hyundai Lifetime Battery Guarantee adds to what is known as Hyundai Assurance, which covers the powetrain for 100,000 miles or more.
In fact, the 2012 competition was almost a rehash of the 2009 NAIAS Car of the Year which pitted the Hyundai Genesis, Ford Flex, and VW Jetta TDI with Korea again coming out on top.
A quick recap might be in order.
Less than five years ago it would have been preposterous to think a BMW design director would depart for a Korean company like Hyundai or its sibling Kia.