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)
2020 Hyundai Sonata white front look and grille with headlight

Why Most People Will Like The 2020 Hyundai Sonata's Tesla-Like Feature

Today I showed one of my friend this beautiful 2020 Hyundai Sonata. After the ride she wanted to ask her husband to give up the Toyota Camry and buy the 2020 Sonta. She particularly liked the large screens in front of the driver, the high quality interior and the Tesla-like features, such as the Summon.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T AWD Black Color Front Grille

Comparing The 5 Trims of the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe and Reviewing The Limited AWD

There are many reviews already published in the media about the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. But this review of the 2020 Santa FE will mainly focus on the configurations, trims and price. Torque News had a chance to test-drive the Limited 2.0T AWD trim of the 2020 Hyundai Santa FE and here is what we think about this fine vehicle.
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Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai EV Delays and Their Fuel Cell Models

Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai all advertise that they are green automakers. But delays in showing new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for customers to buy are raising questions about their real commitment to EVs. The main question coming up is this: are Asian automaker’s commitments to fuel cell vehicles slowing their entry into battery EVs?
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Hyundai, Kia Bump Recalls By 534,000; Callbacks Now At 2.3 Million

Hyundai and Kia, South Korea's prominent automakers, today added another 534,000 vehicles to an ongoing recall. The automakers have recalled vehicles to prevent vehicle fires, without crashes. According to the Center for Auto Safety, the number of vehicles now affected by problem fires is up to 300, though no crashes or injuries have been reported.

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