Boston Dynamic's first "BigDog" robot may have been the stuff of robotic nightmares, but its smaller Spot has received mixed feedback both from people and companies. The quadruped's more streamlined appearance still doesn't easily remind one of a dog (or any living creature for that matter), but it has become more approachable and a teeny bit more affordable to the point that companies, hospitals, and even governments have put it to some use. The latest to join that list of clientele is the Hyundai Motor Group, employing Spot as a late-night safety officer.
The 2021 Hyundai Venue isn't just considerably cheaper than the average new vehicle sold in the US, it's actually cheaper than the average used car price right now. At $18,750 (plus $1,185 destination) the diminutive crossover is a member of the shrinking list of sub-$20k new cars, and you'd be forgiven for assuming - as I did - that along the line something would have to give.
Automaker Hyundai is looking beyond the typical hybrid or fully electric vehicle at a future design for emissions-free driving based on hydrogen. The automaker has revealed its Hydrogen Vision 2040 plan to popularize hydrogen by the year 2040 for "everyone, everything, and everywhere." Hydrogen Vision 2040 is an offshoot of its Hydrogen Wave Forum, representing its plans for a new wave of hydrogen-based products and technologies.
People worldwide are being encouraged to transition from conventional combustion engine vehicles to hybrid or fully electric vehicles. Pressure is being put on fleet operators that have large fleets of vehicles, such as taxi and ride-hailing services, to transition away from combustion vehicles to EVs. At the same time, ride-hailing services are also working to integrate autonomous vehicles into their fleets for safety and reduced costs.
Hyundai Motor Group has announced that it will reveal its vision for something it calls the Hydrogen Wave global forum. The reveal of Hydrogen Wave will happen on September 7 on YouTube. Hydrogen Wave is a global virtual forum Hyundai says represents its plans for a new "wave" of hydrogen-based products and technologies.
We have good news if you’ve been eyeing the 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric. Whereas the outgoing Kona Electric had base prices at $37,390 before incentives, the 2022 version is $3,390 less. With new base prices at $34,000, the 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric is still dearer than a Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, but there’s a catch.
The 2022 Genesis GV60 is the brand’s first-ever battery electric vehicle. Genesis unveiled a few production images of its newest GV60 EV a few days ago, and it’s entering the market with a couple of neat innovations. Most recently, Genesis said the GV60 is available with optional wireless charging that charges the floor-mounted batteries without finicky charging cables.
The 2022 Hyundai Elantra N has officially debuted in North America with the mission of hunting down Honda Civic Type Rs and VW Golf GTIs. It’s the first Elantra to wear the N badge, and it’s the first N vehicle to wear 245-width Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires from the factory, a gentle reminder of the law-breaking performance that awaits.
We previously reported about the all-new XRT trim for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe. At first, we were pining for a performance-oriented model like what Hyundai did for the Santa Fe N model destined for its South Korean home market, and we thought the XRT trim is the answer to our requests.
The 2022 Hyundai Elantra N has officially debuted with oodles of power and subdued styling elements, just what we want from a fast, compact sedan. As expected, the all-new and first-ever Elantra N model is packing quite a punch with its highly-tuned 276-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
The Hyundai Santa Fe got a significant upgrade last year, so we’re expecting the 2022 Santa Fe to carry over with a few minor changes. As it turns out, Hyundai is adding an XRT trim to the 2022 Santa Fe lineup to join the existing SE, SEL, Limited, and Calligraphy variants.