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)
2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate Review

2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate Review: More Luxury Means a Bigger Bargain

The changes made to the 2014 Hyundai Equus might be fairly subtle but when combined with the long list of features that makes the Equus one of the most impressive – and least expensive – large luxury sedans sold in American, those subtle changes help to make the best bargain in the luxury segment even better.
Hyundai certified pre-owned best in nation

Hyundai Certified Gets Top Award But Does Buying One Make Sense?

When it comes to buying a new car vs. a used car, some folks are always going to opt for new while others feel certified pre-owned is the only way to go. Well, the latter might be right in the wake of Hyundai being pegged best overall certified pre-owned program for popular cars by IntelliChoice.
Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Skip Barber School adds the powerful Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The Skip Barber Racing School has added the venerable Hyundai Genesis Coupe to its stable of high performance cars for use on track. Skip Barber’s students will use both the 3.8 R-Spec and also the 3.8 Track versions of the rear-drive sports coupe in their training. The Genesis will join the Porsche 911, Lexus IS-F and Mazdaspeed 3 at the School’s multiple locations.
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT review: a 5-door worthy of the GT name

There are few automakers doing business in the US who are growing as rapidly as Hyundai so it came as no huge surprise when the Korean automaker opted to launch the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT - a 5-door version of the uber popular sedan that will help the Elantra continue to climb the charts of the most popular cars in the US while also helping Hyundai to continue their steady growth in North America.
The Hyundai logo

Hyundai CEO Krafcik confirms electric vehicle for US - sort of

While Hyundai has long made their intention known to avoid following the industry trend of calling on electric vehicles, CEO John Krafcik recently posted a comment on Twitter confirming that the Korean automaker will eventually market a full electric vehicle here in the US – although we don’t know when or what that vehicle might be.
A map showing the area where the Morning Spruce lost power

First shipment of 2014 Hyundai Equus sedans stranded at sea for days

The lightly refreshed 2014 Hyundai Equus super sedan is expected to reach US shores soon but an engine problem with the freight ship carrying the first batch has left the high end luxury sedans stuck at sea while the crew scrambles to fix the problem – with this drama at sea extending into its second week.

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