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North American Car and Truck of the Year Winners Announced

The 2012 Hyundai Elantra was named North American Car of the Year and the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque was named North American Truck of the Year by a group of 50 automotive journalists last night. The Elantra beat out finalists including the Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Passat, while the Evoque surpassed the Honda CR-V and BMW X3 crossover SUVs for the title. The Detroit News predicts that these awards signal an important change in the U.S ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Hyundai Elantra, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Detroit Auto Show, North American Car of the Year

Honda Civic Refresh to Come Sooner Than Expected

Honda executives have stated that the automaker is working on the Honda Civic’s first refresh already, in order to address reviewer criticism and jump start sluggish sales. The 2012 Honda Civic has been on sale since April 2011, and the automotive press is reporting that the 2013 model will see upgrades. "Honda is scrambling to revamp its Civic just eight months after a new version hit showrooms, and critics say it's an admission that the compact car fell ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Honda, Model News, 2012 Honda Civic

North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

The Automotive Press Association has revealed the vehicles in the running for the 2012 North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year awards, which will be given out at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The Volkswagen Passat, Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus are the North American Car of the Year finalists, and the Honda CR-V, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and BMW X3 are the North American Truck of the ... continue reading»

Tags: BMW X3, Ford Focus, Honda CR V, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Passat, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Model News, Detroit Auto Show, North American Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year

It's All in a Door Slam

Last week, Jamie Page Deaton, our managing editor, asked me if I would purchase a Kia Forte or a Hyundai Elantra. I’m a big fan of the Elantra because I love great values, and I think I surprised both of us by picking the Forte. Three factors led to my choice. The Kia Forte is available as a hatchback, which I prefer for increased utility. The Elantra isn’t. Second, the more I drive the Elantra, the more its ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte

2012 Hyundai Elantra Gets Active Eco System

We’re halfway to 2012, but the 2012 Hyundai Elantra is already on the market, and has received a few updates. The 2012 Elantra gains Hyundai’s Active Eco System, which comes with all Elantras with an automatic transmission. In a press release, Hyundai says, “The Active Eco System modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy by smoothing out throttle responses. By selecting the Active Eco button, drivers can realize up to a seven percent increase in real-world ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Hyundai Elantra

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