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2012 Hyundai Veloster to Debut in Detroit; 2012 Accent at New York Show

Published by on Nov 16th, 2010, No Comments

The Hyundai Veloster would be making its debut in January at the Detroit Auto Show. Hyundai’s Veloster is a compact sports model that is reportedly putting itself in the some market as Volkswagen’s Scirocco. Based on information received, the car will be powered by a 1.6 liter, direct-injection gasoline/petrol engine producing 122 PS (90 kW/121 hp) and 155 Nm (114 lb-ft) of torque.

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Hyundai 2011 Equus Price Out; Pay $58,000-plus to Drive One

Published by on Oct 21st, 2010, No Comments

Hyundai has officially announced that when the 2011 Equus gets to dealerships in December, customers will have to pay upwards of $58,000 (€41,980). This means that the Equus costs $15,000 (€10,860) more than the Genesis 4.6, but the car still manages to be more affordable than rivals like the Lexus LS 460L ($70,925), BMW 750Li ($86,400) and Mercedes S550 ($91,600).

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Hyundai Sonata Turbo Supercar Gears Up for SEMA Motor Show

Published by on Oct 4th, 2010, No Comments

Inspired by supercars, Hyundai may introduce a Sonata Turbo at the SEMA Motor Show. Although the company hasn’t revealed detailed specifications, they have hinted that the design of the car is actually inspired from Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche.

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Hyundai Veloster Spotted Testing in Death Valley

Published by on Sep 6th, 2010, No Comments

The much awaited Hyundai Veloster has been spied at a hot weather testing in Death Valley. Spy pictures of the vehicle showed has less camouflage than had been  anticipated.

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Hyundai RB Concept Revealed at Moscow Show (Video)

Published by on Aug 26th, 2010, No Comments

Hyundai has introduced a new sub-compact family sedan concept RB at the 2010 Moscow International Motor Show. Production version of this concept car, which is basically a repackaged Verna / Accent, is scheduled to begin at Hyundai’s first full-cycle plant in Saint Petersburg, in January 2011. It will join the Hyundai lineup in the spring of 2011.

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Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 To Come In R-Spec Version

Published by on Jul 19th, 2010, No Comments

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe will come in the form of the R-Spec avatar for 2011. The model that would sport a DOHC 3.8-liter V6 engine is expected to race to 149 mph powered by the 306-horsepower (228-kW) engine and its close ratio six-speed manual transmission.

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec

Expected to come with a price tag of around $26,750, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec would sport 13.4-inch front, 13.0-inch rear ventilated discs, with four-piston red brake calipers from Brembo. The 19 inch alloy wheel around them would don gun metal paint and the tires are to be built by Bridgestone Potenza.

Notable features would include track-tuned suspension that has been spruced up with performance shocks and springs, front and rear stabilizer bars, and a front strut brace. Further, the car would offer anti-lock brakes, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution, electronic stability, traction control and as many as six airbags ensuring maximum safety.

Hyundai is also believed to have gone an extra mile to bring in reduction in weight. Automatic transmission has also been done away with.

Hyundai’s Upcoming Hatchback Spy Pictures Out In The Open

Published by on Jul 13th, 2010, No Comments

Images of the Hyundai hatchback being readied for a 2012 debut have been found in the open. Obviously clicked on the sly, the pictures reveal the car to be much smaller than the Accent. We get to know that the Korean car maker is making the new hatchback primarily for the South African market and will be rolled out of its assembly line at Piracicaba in Brazil.

Hyundai ix-Metro hatchback prototype

The HB could come in two variants – one a sedan and the other a compact SUV. Expected to be pitted against Volkswagen Gol and the Honda Fit, Hyundai might look at producing around 100,000 units a year. To arrive sporting two flex-fuel variants – 1.0 liter and a 1.6 liter engine – the hatchback would have design lines similar to the ix-Metro concept. If you would remember, Hyundai had showcased the ix-Metro concept at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

Meanwhile, sources tell us that the 1.0 liter version will come with unpainted door handles and mirrors.

2012 Hyundai Veloster Spied

Published by on Apr 28th, 2010, 2 Comments

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster Concept has evolved thoroughly since the first time it was showcased three years ago at the 2007 Seoul Motor Show. The hatchback variant that is headed to the production floor and will start selling next year, was spied (again) testing and the cameras managed to get a shot of the interior along with the heavily clad exterior that hardly revealed anything.

2012 Hyundai Veloster 3

Despite the heavy camouflage, the lighting units the center-mounted exhaust and the sloping roofline were all evident. On the inside the spy images reveal a symmetrical dash with a prominent center stack. The 2012 Veloster features a Dimension audio system, heated seats, a push-button ignition, chrome door handles, a large LCD display and a smallish steering wheel.

Engine speculations for the Veloster include a naturally-aspirated 1.6L four-banger capable of churning 121hp and 155Nm of torque. A turbocharged variant will also be offered and that will render 175 horses. [via WCF]

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