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Official: Hyundai reveals new Sonata Hybrid in Seoul

Published: December 16, 2014

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Filed under: Hybrid , Sedan , Hyundai , South Korea The wraps are off Hyundai’s next-generation Sonata Hybrid after an unveiling in Seoul, South Korea, and the latest model brings an improved powertrain and slight styling tweaks.


Spy Shots: Hyundai Prius-Fighter Hybrid could preview next attack on Toyota’s champion

Published: August 20, 2014

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Filed under: Spy Photos , Hybrid , Hyundai Hyundai is no stranger to the hybrid game, selling a gas-electric version of the Sonata in the US since 2011. The 2015-model-year version gets 38 miles per gallon combined, which is certainly admirable but not quite in the same league as the hybrid champion Toyota Prius (50 mpg combined). New spy shots reveal that Hyundai might be finally ready to targeting the non-plug-in fuel economy leader


Report: Hyundai readying Juke rival with ‘edgy, dynamic styling’ for 2017

Published: July 31, 2014

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Filed under: Crossover , Hyundai , Design/Style Love it or hate it, the Nissan Juke has drawn attention to itself and to its maker. Little wonder, then, that Hyundai wants to follow a similar formula. According to our compatriots over at Edmunds , Hyundai has a whole raft of new products in the works – as you’d expect from the world’s fourth-largest automaker – including replacements for the current Tucson and Elantra sometime next year, but also a subcompact crossover to target the Juke, not to mention tiny softroading rivals like the forthcoming Chevrolet Trax .


Report: Hyundai and Kia set aside $412 million for false mileage claims

Published: January 25, 2013

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Hyundai , Kia , Earnings/Financials We still don’t know how the whole fuel economy ratings debacle is going to play out for Hyundai and Kia , but both automakers are preparing to make good on their promises to reimburse vehicle owners for lower-than-promised mileage figures. According to Automotive News , Hyundai and Kia have set aside a combined total of $412 million ($225 million for Hyundai and $187 million for Kia) as compensation, which will be sent out on a case-by-case basis via debit cards depending on the vehicle and the mileage driven.


Report: New car shoppers less willing to consider Hyundai, Kia after mileage overstatement

Published: November 24, 2012

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Filed under: Budget , Sedan , Hatchback , Hyundai , Kia , Earnings/Financials Summarizing the results of research carried out by Edmunds , Reuters reports that consumers’ are less inclined to purchase cars from Hyundai and Kia due to the company’s recent snafu over inflated mileage claims. The Edmunds metric of “purchase intent” declined by 1.9 percent for the Kia Soul (pictured), meaning that the largest drop in consideration coincided with the model that suffered the biggest drop in mileage ratings. Consideration dropped .4 percent for the Hyundai Elantra , and purchasing intent also fell for the Hyundai Accent and Veloster , as well as the Kia Rio


2013 Hyundai Elantra GT delivers lightness, functionality

Published: February 9, 2012

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Filed under: MPG , Hyundai , Chicago Auto Show After driving the 2013 Elantra GT out on stage here in Chicago , Hyundai executives immediately focused on one of its new five-door’s core values: lightness.


Did Hyundai pull MPG claims from Super Bowl ad due to watchdog group pressure? [w/video]

Published: February 6, 2012

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Filed under: MPG , Hyundai , Videos Hyundai has been targeted by Consumer Watchdog , a non-profit advocacy organization, over the automaker’s 40 mpg fuel efficiency claim on the Hyundai Elantra . The group says Elantra owners have seen fuel economy averages of 18 and 19 mpg instead of the the 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway reported by Hyundai and the Environmental Protection Agency (see also: Civic Hybrid lawsuit ). As such, the group has sent letters to both Hyundai CEO John Krafcik and President Eok Jo Kim warning that if the automaker advertised the 40 mpg claim in the company’s Super Bowl spots, Consumer Watchdog would release a retaliatory video of its own.


30 mpg can’t stop Honda Civic from slipping off CR’s "recommended" list

Published: August 2, 2011

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Filed under: Honda What does it take to impress Consumer Reports? Getting an overall 30 mpg helps, but that sort of fuel economy wasn’t enough to save the Honda Civic LX from falling from CR’s recommended list in the watchdog group’s latest report on small sedans and hatchbacks. The Civic, which had been a perennial favorite for the editors and analysts at CR, slipped from its previous spot at the front of the pack all the way into next to last place in their latest look at small sedans


With high gas prices, compact vehicles flying off dealer lots

Published: May 25, 2011

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Filed under: Etc. , Hybrid , MPG , Hyundai , Toyota 2011 Hyundai Elantra – Click above for high-res image gallery Gasoline prices may have slipped a bit from the May 8th national average of $4 a gallon , but nobody is declaring the price hike over. In fact, data from Edmunds shows that compact vehicles are flying off dealer lots at a clip not seen since the gas price hike during the summer of 2008


Ford touting "40" at New York Auto Show (that’s 40 mpg, of course)

Published: April 20, 2011

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Filed under: MPG , Ford 2011 Ford Fiesta – Click above for high-res image gallery Ford wants attendees at the 2011 New York Auto Show to know that it has “Four in the Forties”. This means that four of the automaker’s vehicles are rated at 40 miles per gallon or better


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