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)
The 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe at the 2012 RMAP 4XFall. Photo © 2012 Don Bain

Hyundai partners with Broadcom to boost automotive connectivity

A Joint Development Agreement between wireless communication leader Broadcom and Hyundai will boost the wide-scale adoption of automotive Ethernet based infotainment and safety features, via100Mbps connectivity for vehicle networks now and up to 1Gbps in the near future, across virtually all price points.
The Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai Veloster under investigation due to exploding sunroofs

It is not unusual for an automaker to address an issue with the glass sunroof panels breaking but the new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation into the Hyundai Veloster sunroof is one of the more unusual this writer has heard as there seem to be no certain variables that cause the sunroof to break.
The Cosworth Genesis Racing Series Coupe

Hyundai SEMA teaser #2 previews the Cosworth Genesis Racing Series Coupe

Hyundai’s decision to pull out of North American motorsports isnt going to prevent the Korean automaker from putting together an impressive display at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas with the newest teaser offering us a look at the Cosworth Genesis Racing Series Coupe – the second tuned up Gen Coupe to be previewed ahead of the big show.
Rhys Millen's Hyundai Veloster rally car

Hyundai to pull out of all North American motorsports

Rhys Millen Racing has announced that after the 2012 Global RallyCross and 2012 Formula Drift seasons, he will no longer be competing his familiar Genesis Coupe or Veloster race cars as Hyundai will pull out of North American motorsports as they re-evaluate their motorsports strategy – effectively ending the successful four year partnership between Millen and the Korean automaker.
The ARK Performance Hyundai Genesis R-Spec Coupe super tuner track edition

Hyundai first to tease SEMA 2012 with the ARK Performance Genesis Coupe

The start of the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas is 36 days away and Hyundai has struck as being the first automaker to tease one of their special 1-off SEMA Show builds with a first look at the 2013 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 R-Spec modified by ARK Performance to pack almost 400 horsepower and an aggressive, unique look.
The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec: Korea's best challenge yet for the American muscle cars

I recently spent some time behind the wheel of the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec - a V6 powered sports coupe that presents itself as the best chance yet for the Korean automaker to challenge the American muscle cars even without a V8 engine.
The 2012 Hyundai Equus Signature

The 2012 Hyundai Equus Signature: super-luxury, served Korean style

There are people in the automotive world who scoff at the suggestion of a true, premium luxury sedan from a Korean automaker but the odds are good that those people haven’t experienced the 2012 Hyundai Equus – a full sized, fully loaded luxury sedan that can stand toe to toe with the top luxury names in the industry.
The 2013 Dodge Dart rally car with the 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye production model

2013 Dodge Dart gets first motorsports win at Global RallyCross New Hampshire

This past weekend marked a major milestone in the life of the 2013 Dodge Dart as Travis Pastrana took his Discount Tire/Red Bull Racing Dodge Dart rally car to the winner’s circle for the first time – dominating the field at the 4th event of the Global RallyCross season at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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