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Colorado, Canyon and Veloster Recalled

While most people are recalling fond holiday memories, car companies are recalling cars and trucks. General Motors is recalling about 118,800 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon compact pickups. Hyundai is recalling about 18,000 Velosters in two separate recalls. The recall on GM’s compact pickup trucks affects those from the 2010 to 2012 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected vehicles’ hoods may be missing a secondary latch. If the hood latch is ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Hyundai Veloster, Model News

Hyundai Announces Veloster Turbo Pricing

Hyundai announced pricing this week for the upcoming 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo, which will start at $22,725, including destination, when it goes on sale this summer. The Veloster Turbo’s starting price is significantly more than that of the base 2013 Veloster, which starts at $17,450. However, it undercuts several of its key competitors, including the $23,995 2012 Volkswagen GTI, the $23,800 Mini Cooper S and the $24,495 2013 Ford Focus ST. Powering the Veloster ... continue reading»

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Best Car Ads of Super Bowl 2012

Advertisers paid an average of $3.5 million for a 30-second spot during Super Bowl 2012, according to ESPN.com. That means Chrysler’s two minute-long “Halftime in America” ad starring Clint Eastwood cost about $14 million, and that doesn’t even include production costs. But what does that money really buy? Did that commercial affect consumer consideration?  We won’t know for a few weeks whether these ads translate to real-world sales, making the high price worth taking. But ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Hyundai Veloster, Cadillac ATS, 2012 Toyota Camry, FIAT 500 Abarth, Super Bowl car commercials

Hyundai Veloster Turbo Slated for Detroit Auto Show

If you like the Hyundai Veloster’s unique style and interior features, but think it falls short with lackluster performance, there may be a more attractive option in your future. Hyundai CEO John Krafcik announced that a turbocharged Veloster is in the works. “It's official,” says Krafcik via Hyundai’s Twitter page. “Veloster Turbo is coming. More details in January at the Detroit Auto Show.” Initial details are just starting to roll out on the new turbocharged Veloster, but ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, Hyundai Veloster, Model News

Hyundai Veloster to start at $17,300

The wait is over if you’ve been wondering how much the upcoming Hyundai Veloster will cost you. On Tuesday, Hyundai Motor America President and CEO John Krafcik tweeted, “Full pricing details coming later this week, but a very well-equipped Veloster will start at just $17,300. Arrives in Sept.” That’s less than one of the Veloster’s main rivals, the Honda CR-Z. Autoblog comments, “that base price undercuts the Honda CR-Z, arguably its most natural rival, by over ... continue reading»

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