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It's on a Boat: The Refreshed 2014 Hyundai Equus

2014 Hyundai Equus and John Krafcik Sixty-one heavily refreshed 2014 Hyundai Equus sedans are currently en-route to the U.S., but Hyundai Motor America President and CEO John Krafcik says that they’re not exactly where he’d like them to be. All of them are on the Morning Spruce, a cargo ship that's stuck near the Kamchatka Peninsula on the far east coast of Russia with a blown motor. The Equus makes up a small percentage of Hyundai vehicle sales, but there are other ... continue reading»

Tags: Model Updates, Hyundai Equus, Hyundai, Model News, new car incentives, Car sales

Lose Your Car Keys? Just Pull Out Your Smartphone

Misplace your car keys? Hyundai may have a solution that puts an end to this problem. Earlier this month, near its European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, Hyundai unveiled its Connectivity Concept, which allows owners to unlock and lock their car using a smartphone. This technology goes beyond Bluetooth pairing, which is now a common feature in most new cars. By placing a smartphone over a Near Field Communication (NFC) tag, Hyundai’s Connectivity Concept lets users lock and unlock the ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Car Tech, Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai

Hyundai, Kia to Reimburse Owners for Inaccurate MPG Estimates

After an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency about overstated fuel economy ratings, Hyundai and Kia will change the labels on about 900,000 cars and SUVs to reflect the correct estimates and voluntarily reimburse owners for the discrepancy. The discrepancies range from one to six mpg on Hyundai and Kia vehicles from model years 2011 to 2013. The largest reductions in fuel economy are found on the 2012 and 2013 Kia Soul. The 2.0-liter Soul Automatic goes from ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Hyundai, Kia, Fuel Economy

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»

Tags: Hyundai Veloster, Hyundai, Model News

Hyundai Makes Throttle Override Devices Standard on All Models

Hyundai is now equipping all of its vehicles with a brake pedal electronic throttle override system. In a press release, the automaker says that any U.S. vehicle produced in May 2012 or later will come standard with the system, which is designed to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of unintended acceleration. “Because electronic throttle links have replaced the cable or pushrod linkages that used to control engine speed, there is a possibility that electronic malfunctions can ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, BMW, Chrysler, Hyundai, Mazda, Toyota, Model News, General Motors

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