Hyundai News

In this section of Torque News you can read the latest Hyundai news and news stories about Hyundai vehicles. Keith Griffin is the Hyundai/Kia news reporter at Torque News and can be followed on Twitter at IndepthAuto.

Hyundai is one of two Korean brands competing in the U.S. market. The other is its corporate sibling Kia.

Imports to the U.S. started in 1986 with one model and have expanded to over 15 models today, which include hybrids, plug-in hybrids, all-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles. Today, over half of the Hyundais sold in the U.S. are American made at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama https://www.hmmausa.com/ facility in Montgomery, Alabama. The $1.8 billion facility can build just shy of 400,000 vehicles annually and currently produces the Hyundai Sonata and Elantra sedans and the Santa Fe SUV.

Kia, the brand’s Korean counterpart, offers a sportier lineup with its sedans. Both, though, have made great strides in offering premium materials and design at affordable prices compared to competitors.

In the past, many associated the Hyundai brand with lower build quality and cheaper prices. However, that is not the case today. Although still typically more affordable, Hyundai vehicles now have the build quality, safety, technology, and design expertise that rivals the best in the industry. Consumer Reports ranks Hyundai in the Top 5 for auto manufacturer overall reliability.

Popular models include the Elantra and Sonata (also offered in hybrid and plug-in hybrid) sedans and the Tucson and Santa Fe SUVs. An updated Santa Fe appears in the first quarter of 2021.

The Venue, Kona, and Palisade SUVs are the latest additions to the lineup. Other models include the fun-to-drive Veloster and Elantra GT, the efficient Ioniq models (hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and EV), the little Accent sedan, and the only fuel cell electric SUV on the market, the Nexo.

Below is a list of Hyundai’s models with starting prices (excludes delivery charges):

  • 2021 Hyundai Venue – $18,750
  • 2021 Hyundai Kona – $20,400
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson – $23,700
  • 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe – $26,275
  • 2021 model debuts first quarter 2021)
  • 2021 Hyundai Palisade – $32,525
  • 2021 Hyundai Accent – $15,395
  • 2021 Hyundai Elantra – $19,650
  • 2021 Hyundai Sonata – $23,600
  • 2021 Hyundai Veloster – $18,900
  • 2021 Hyundai Veloster N – $32,250
  • 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid – $23,200
  • 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid – $28,000 (est)
  • 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric – $34,500
  • 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric – $37,190
  • 2021 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell – $60,000 (est)
Kia Forte and Hyundai Ioniq 5

Kia And Hyundai Combined Outsell Honda In The U.S. For First Time

Honda is losing ground to South Korean brands Kia and Hyundai and it is in part due to Honda’s lackluster investment in electrified vehicles. While it may not seem fair to compare the combined sales of two brands to Honda alone, I would argue it is. Kia and Hyundai are essentially the same family and share engineering, platforms and technology similar to the way other brands share nameplates.

Kia + Hyundai may take second place in U.S. plug-in vehicle sales in 2022

Kia and Hyundai have done something extraordinary in the European market recently. November 2021 was the worst sales month on record in Europe. Yet, Hyundai and Kia managed significant sales increases while almost every other manufacturer saw significant sales declines due to the ongoing global semiconductor supply issues.
2022 Hyundai Veloster N M/T

2022 Hyundai Veloster N M/T Pleasantly Fun To Drive Vehicle

The Hyundai Veloster quickly improved to the point of becoming a serious rival to the best sports cars on the market. The 2022 Veloster N, which Torque News is reviewing this week, is pleasantly fun to drive sports car. Some reviewers say it's fun to drive despite having the manual transmission (M/T), but I say it is the manual transmission that makes it even more engaging vehicle.
Chevrolet Bolt, Ford Mustang Mach-e, Tesla Model Y

How Electric Vehicle Manufacturers Are Vying for The Lead in U.S. Market

Everyone should know electric vehicles are rapidly taking more market share from traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. But which manufacturers will lead the way in EV sales? The answer varies by region, of course, and much depends on the global supply chain, geo-political landscapes, the rippling impacts of the pandemic, etc. I will focus on the U.S. market since there should be rapid acceleration in U.S. EV sales, soon.
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited AWD front

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited AWD Review: Truck Drives Like an SUV

Hyundai has decided to enter the world of pickup trucks With the new 2022 Santa Cruz without following the standards set by the Americans truck makers. In fact, it is more on the side of the Honda Ridgeline that we see the inspiration: to take an SUV and turn it into a pickup truck with amazing capabilities. In this review of the 2022 Santa Cruz Limited AWD, we are looking at the jewelry work Hyundai has done on the design of this truck.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq range upate

Hyundai Is Updating IONIQ 5 With 10% Range Increase

The new 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has reportedly increased the battery capacity from 72.6 kWh to 77.5 kWh. Accordingly, the current Korean official mileage (at room temperature) of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is expected to increase from 423 km to 480 to 490 km. Hyundai will increase the number of existing 2.4kW battery modules from 30 to 32. This is the result of maximizing the space of the EV-only platform E-GMP with the same battery capacity as the Kia EV6.
Hyundai Evolve: The New Way To Buy Hyundai Cars Through Amazon Just Like Tesla

Hyundai Evolve: The New Way To Buy Hyundai Cars Through Amazon Just Like Tesla

Hyundai and Amazon Ads are once again enhancing the car buying experience with new features launching in Hyundai's Evolve showroom at Amazon. With this new tool, customers can practically buy the car of their choice from the comfort of their home, just like you buy a Tesla online.
2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Limited AWD

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Limited AWD - Dynamic Evolution

For the first time ever the 2022 Hyundai Tucson will be available in three new options. For those seeking efficiency Hyundai is launching Tucson Hybrid and Tucson Plug-in Hybrid. For those wanting sport performance Tucson Inline is headed your way soon. We test drove the hybrid variant of this compact SUV, which will soon be supplemented by a plug-in hybrid model.
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe 2021 - New Premium Calligraphy Trim

The Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the most popular models at Hyundai. For 2021, the manufacturer offers significant technical changes as well as a first hybrid version. Today I am reviewing the 2021 Santa Fe's new top-of-the-range Ultimate Calligraphy version that invites you into a sumptuous interior enhanced with quilted nappa leathers.

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