Every year when SEMA rolls around Hyundai spends big money to bring a slew of modified and souped up cars ad SUVs to the show. One of the rides that will be showing up this year is called the Gurnade Veloster Concept. This concept isn't all about power like the Santa Fast SUV that will be at the show. The Gurnade Veloster Concept is more about being ready to hit the race track, not that it lacks power adders.
Hyundai has been working closely with Bisimoto for a long time on wild rides to be showcased at SEMA each year. This year is no different, the two firms have teamed up to create a heavily modified Santa Fe SUV that has been dubbed the Santa-Fast SUV and fast it should be. This beast of a SUV has 1040hp and delivers all that power to the rear wheels.
Not every new car is a success, and over time even the most intriguing models run the risk of being surpassed by more interesting offerings from other companies. It's not always a design, price, or features issue - some slow sellers fall victim to events outside their control, like changing fuel prices, shifting customer buying habits, or fading styling trends. The 10 cars on this list are facing their final year of production before being canceled forever, making this your last chance to snag one of these models.
Amazon Prime isn’t just a convenient way to get items on your door step in a day or two: now customers in Los Angeles can also use it to arrange a test drive of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. The test drives can be arranged under Amazon’s new “Prime Now. Drive Now.” test driving program, something Hyundai describes as a “limited-time” option that will be available for only two weekends. Those who take advantage of it can schedule a test drive and have the car brought to their location, wherever it may be, for a quick jump behind the wheel.
Hyundai has brought CarPlay and Android Auto to the 2015 and 2016 Azera, as well as the 2016 Veloster, Sonata Hybrid, and the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid. The software can be installed yourself (versus going to a dealer), and brings the same smartphone integration you’ll find on 2017 Hyundai models. The software can be accessed through MyHyundai.com, but those who aren’t comfortable installing it themselves can also pay a Hyundai dealership to do it.
Much of Hyundai's success over the years has been tied to the Genesis sedan, and now the Korean car maker is spinning the name off into its own luxury sub-brand. The first official release will be the 2017 model year Genesis G80, which has just been unveiled. You might think with a new branding that the car would get a complete restyling, but that's not the case here, and it isn't necessarily a bad thing. The new G80 still sports the same stylish good looks as it's had since it was the 2015 Hyundai Genesis.
Garish horsepower numbers have become de rigueur in the world of muscle cars, where supercharged and big displacement V8 engines dominate drag strips and fuel fantasies of aerosolized rubber. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro LT bucks that trend by proving that humble six-cylinder power is more than enough for the vast majority of drivers - and certainly easier on your bank account when it comes time to fill up at the fuel pump.
Small cars are no longer the penalty boxes of old, especially in the compact segment where models like the all-new Hyundai Elantra combine a strong selection of luxury, safety, and infotainment features with sleek design and an affordable price tag. Comfort and class have gone way up at the entry-level, and the end result has been a dogfight between the Japanese automakers that have traditionally dominated the compact space and upstarts from Korean and Detroit that have studied their enemy well.
If you've been waiting to connect your iPhone or Android phone to your car, you won't need to wait for a newer, hi-tech model if you happen to already own a 2015, 2016 or 2017 Hyundai. The car maker is rolling out a software update that already adds that bridge to connect your existing car with your smartphone without undergoing any hardware upgrade. But best of all, Hyundai is allowing owners to download install the update themselves for absolutely no cost at all, provided they have the necessary authenticated numbers, of course.
Android Auto may be all about burying the car company's infotainment system under a familiar Android UI from your phone, but Hyundai is showing off a new, more seamless integration. Demonstrated for the first time at Google I/O 2016 today, the system relies an on upcoming version of Android Auto that allows automakers to insert their own custom cards into the interface.
Hyundai has unveiled a very cool robot exoskeleton that reminds more than a little of the suits worn in the Tom Cruise flick "Edge of Tomorrow". Hyundai says that its wearable robot prototype is sort of like an Iron Man suit and allows the wearer to lift hundreds of kilograms. The automaker sees the exoskeleton as being useful in factories, the military, and in physical rehabilitation in the future.