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Hyundai Launches Newest Halo Vehicle Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Motor Co. today launched its Genesis Coupe in the Korean market at an event on Jeju Island attended by members of the Korean and international press. The logical extension of the highly acclaimed Genesis sports sedan launched earlier this year, the Genesis Coupe raises the Hyundai brand's emotional quotient to

Hyundai Motor Introduces New High-Performance V6 Lambda RS Engine

Hyundai Motor Company’s Powertrain R&D Center at Namyang has developed a new high-performance V6 Lambda RS (Rear wheel drive Sports) engine which will see its first application in the Genesis Coupe to be launched in Korea this month. Based on the highly successful Lambda first introduced in 2004, the RS edition features several key modifications which have raised power to a maximum of 310ps@6300rpm (310hp for US Market) and peak torque t

Hyundai i800 pulls in its first award

Going out on the pull? The Hyundai i800 could be the perfect car for you according to expert judges - and you can bring eight friends in tow! This type of pulling is more likely to take place on a campsite than in a disco though, as the i800 has won the The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year for the £16,000 to £20,000 category. The judges put the i800 through its paces with tests of its ability at hill starts, braking, performance and acceleration. With a 2.5-litre four-cylinder CRDi dies

Hyundai's New U2 1.6 CRDi Achieves Best-in-Class Performance for Compact Vehicles

The Powertrain R&D Center of Hyundai Motor Company has completed development of a new, more fuel efficient and cleaner diesel engine for compact passenger vehicles (C-segment and below). Displacing 1,582cc, the U2 is an inline four cylinder engine which utilizes second generation common rail diesel injection system to deliver class-leading performance. "Our diesel engine development capabilities are truly world-class and the proof can

Cars Complete U.S. Cross-Country Trip Using No Gas

Hyundai celebrated the successful completion of a 13-day, cross-country road trip which served as the first significant U.S. test for the company’s proprietary fuel cell technology.  Two Tucson Fuel Cell Elective Vehicles (FCEVs) powered by Hyundai-developed fuel cell stacks completed the nearly 7,000 km (4,300 mile

Hyundai Sets Feb 2009 as Launch Date for Its All-New Luxury Sedan

Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker, will launch its much-anticipated luxury car codenamed VI in Feb. 2009. Promising to provide the pinnacle of luxury and to showcase Hyundai's most advanced technologies, the VI will include among its sophisticated safety features a second-generation Vehicle Stability Management System (VSM2), a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) which employs a vision sensor to monitor traffic lane marke

Smart answer: A tiny Hyundai from India

LOS ANGELES — Hyundai Motor Co. is nearing a decision to bring a small car sized between the Smart ForTwo and the Honda Fit to the United States — and may source it from India. Company insiders say the car will be the i10, a five-door hatchback produced in Chennai, India, that gets up to 56 mpg. The i10 went on sale last October and is sold in about 70 countries. The car could be marketed here as a Hyundai or Kia or both. "We're really watching sales of the Smart car," said a Hyunda

Hyundai Develops New Fuel-Saving Kappa Engine

In an era of soaring gasoline prices, Hyundai Motor Co. is helping frugal-minded drivers meet the challenge of affordable transportation with its newly developed Kappa engine. "The world is thinking small like never before: Smaller fuel consumption, smaller CO2 footprint, smaller overall emissions. Today small is beautiful and Hyundai is ready to answer the call to small with our new Kappa inline four cylinder engine," said President and Chief Technology Officer Lee Hyun-Soon. The first car to have the Kappa

Hyundai to Start Retail Sales of First Hybrid in July 2009

World’s first LPI hybrid, first to use advanced Lithium-Polymer batteries Operation costs poised to be lowest of any hybrid in the market “Hybrid premium” cost can be recouped in two years through fuel savings Emits just 103g/km of CO2 and 90% fewer pollutants to qualify as Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Initia

Hyundai Concept Genesis Coupe Wins 2008 North American Production Preview Concept Vehicle of The Year

Hyundai received the 2008 “Production Preview Vehicle of the Year” award for its Concept Genesis Coupe at the seventh annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards today. Concept Genesis Coupe closely resembles the production model which will join Hyundai’s lineup in the spring of 2009.  The awards, organized by the South East Automotive Media Organization (SEAMO), recognize those vehicles most likely to shape the future of the

Hyundai Runs EURO 2008 “Before Service” Campaign

In conjunction with the UEFA EURO 2008™ football tournament being hosted by Switzerland and Austria this month, Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker, is offering?EURO 2008 Before Service?in eight host cities from June 6~29. Free service centers have been set up at gas stations and shopping mal

Hyundai Motor Hosts Eurofest, Kicking Off EURO 2008™

Hyundai Motor Company, the official automotive partner of Europe’s greatest sporting event, hosted Hyundai Eurofest on June 6 in Basel, where an estimated 30,000 people celebrated the spirit of football and prepared for the kick off of the UEFA EURO 2008™ games. As one of the EUROTOP Partners for EURO 2008, Hyun