Hyundai News

Hyundai is one of two Korean brands competing in the U.S. market. 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.

Kia, the brand’s Korean counterpart, offers a sportier lineup while Hyundai presents a more premium one with models like the Palisade, Sonata, and Santa Fe.

In the past, many associated the Hyundai brand with affordability and lower build quality. However, that is not the case today. Although still affordable, Hyundai vehicles now have the build quality, safety, technology, and design expertise that rivals the best in the industry.

Popular models include the Elantra and Sonata (also offered in hybrid and plug-in hybrid) sedans and the Tucson and Santa Fe SUVs. 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, the Santa Fe XL, 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):

  • 2020 Hyundai Venue – $16,850
  • 2020 Hyundai Kona – $19,300
  • 2020 Hyundai Tucson – $21,800
  • 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe – $25,125
  • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL – $26,450
  • 2020 Hyundai Palisade – $31,775
  • 2020 Hyundai Accent – $14,295
  • 2020 Hyundai Elantra – $17,900
  • 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT – $19,650
  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata – $23,600
  • 2020 Hyundai Veloster – $16,800
  • 2020 Hyundai Veloster N – $27,100
  • 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid – $22,200
  • 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid – $26,500
  • 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric – $30,315
  • 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric – $37,190
  • 2019 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell – $58,300

Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine technology setting up to challenge electric hybrids

Independent lab tests confirm the Scuderi™ Air-Hybrid Engine consumes up to 36 percent less fuel than a conventional engine. Beyond 2016 Federal Fuel Economy mandates, the gains will likely enable the technology to now challenge more expensive electric hybrids shown at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster revolutionizes the coupe at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Prior to the formal unveiling of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, the spy shots and teasers left us questioning exactly what type of vehicle it would be but with the arrival of the new Veloster at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show we see that this new coupe looks to change the shape of the segment.

Hyundai HCD-12 Futuristic Interior Demonstrates Upcoming Technology

Hyundai has released a photo of the HCD-12 concept vehicle that will be introduced at the Detroit Auto Show on Jan. 10. There’s no indication from Hyundai how close to production this vehicle is but its futuristic interior will assuredly demonstrate what Hyundai is introducing in terms of technology going forward.

Hyundai, Kia, Subaru first to top pre-recession sales

The two American car brands with Korean roots – Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America – have already set all-time annual sales records, with one month still remaining before the year ends. Similarly, Japan-based Subaru of America closed November with an 11-month sales total that tops its previous 12-month record. The trio becomes the first U.S. auto retailers to fully recover from the car market's big contraction that began in 2008.

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