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Genesis G70 crowned North American Car of the Year

Hyundai's luxury brand, Genesis, has snagged a coveted North American Car of the Year gong with its G70 sedan. The G70 outshone the Honda Insight and Volvo S60/V60 for the title, winning favour among a panel of 54 journalists from some of North America's largest automotive print, online, radio and broadcast media...

2019 Hyundai Veloster N TCR revealed

Hyundai Motorsport has unveiled its race-ready Veloster N TCR, aimed at customer racers and international behemoths alike, at the 2019 Detroit motor show. Set to take on hotted-up versions of the Honda Civic Type R, Volkswagen Golf GTI, and Audi RS3 when it launches, the N TCR will be powered by a 350hp (260kW), 450Nm four-cylinder turbocharged engine, hooked up to the front wheels...

Hyundai may unveil hydrogen sports car in Detroit

Albert Biermann, the recently appointed head of research and development for the Hyundai Motor Group, told reporters the company was planning a "surprise" at next week's Detroit motor show...

Genesis reveals holographic AR display at CES

Hyundai Motor Company has revealed a next-generation head-up display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, equipped to a special Genesis G80. Developed with WayRay AG, a Swiss 'deep-tech' start-up company, the 'world-first' Holographic Augmented Reality Navigation System uses AR to project navigation prompts and other messages displayed on the road ahead in accordance with the driver's viewing range...

Hyundai Elevate: Walking car concept revealed

The Hyundai Elevate concept has made its debut at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In a disaster, such an earthquake or tsunami, first responders are only able to get to the edge of the debris field using conventional cars and trucks, with the rest of journey completed on foot...

2018 Hyundai Kona recalled

Hyundai Australia has issued a recall for turbocharged versions of the 2018 Kona crossover over concerns vehicles could experience compromised brake performance. The Korean brand reports a manufacturing issue may have caused the front brake tube to have been fitted incorrectly, which could come into contact with the exhaust system...

Hyundai unveils fingerprint unlocking, starting

Hyundai has revealed a new fingerprint authentication system, allowing drivers to unlock and start their car using smartphone-style technology. The system features two fingerprint sensors: one on the engine start/stop button, and one on the driver's side exterior door handle. Hyundai's system is capable of storing authentication details for two drivers, including three sets of fingerprints for each person...

Why 2019 will bring new-car bargains

The end of the calendar year and the start of a new one is a good time to buy a new car because dealers are trying to clear old stock. But the bargains are likely to be sharper this time around because new-car sales are on track to hit the brakes for the ninth month in a row, dealers are overstocked, and the forecast for next year is gloomy...

Hyundai Santa Fe diesel cancelled for the US

The new Hyundai Santa Fe will no longer be offered as a diesel or a seven-seater in the US, according to a new article out of North America. Green Car Reports received confirmation from a Hyundai spokesperson the Korean manufacturer has decided to cull plans to offer the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel Santa Fe in the North American market – the main powertrain available in Australia...

Genesis: First Australian showroom taking shape

Customers of Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis may never need to venture to a dealership or service centre under a radical plan to “reinvent” the car buying and ownership experience. After almost a year of delays, Genesis is a step closer to opening its first standalone showroom in Australia – in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall – with cars due to go on sale in March 2019...

Albert Biermann appointed head of Hyundai R&D

Albert Biermann, former head of BMW M, has been appointed head of research and development at the Hyundai Motor Group. He replaces Yang Woong-chul, who, according to Reuters, will leave the company. Biermann joined Hyundai in 2015 as the company's head of vehicle testing and high performance cars...