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> Some interesting Hyundai info from Korea
post Oct 31 2014, 04:00 PM
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I was checking out some online Korean newspapers (no I don't read Korean; Google Translate is great lol) and found some nice info:

1. Hyundai Motor said it will introduce its third-generation Tucson compact crossover in the first half (of 2015). The model will include more features and incorporate more high-strength steel and structural adhesives in its construction. Such changes will make the small SUV safer and give it better noise, vibration and harshness characteristics.The car is expected to feature elements of Hyundai's corporate Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language that first made its debut on the Genesis premium sedan and was later included in the Sonata.

2. The company, the flagship of Hyundai Motor Group, the world's fifth-largest automotive conglomerate in terms of sales, said it will launch its sixth-generation Avante compact in the second half. The car sold as the Elantra in markets such as the United States is one of Hyundai's best sellers, having sold over 10 million units since the first model rolled out in 1990. "The Avante will sport the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design and have driving dynamics on par with the latest European and some U.S. car models," a company official said. The Avante, like many older generation cars, has been criticized for having unresponsive steering feedback and weaker performance vis-a-vis rivals in both driving characteristics and fuel economy.

3. To improve fuel economy, Hyundai has vowed to introduce cars with diesel engines and move towards low displacement turbo engines, like the 1.6-liter unit used on the eco model of the Sonata that is coupled with the carmaker's first seven-speed dual-clutch-transmission. The 1.6L car is currently sold only in the United States.

4. Hyundai Motor's plans to show off its first ever plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicles based on the latest generation of the Sonata that should give greater fuel economy and make it attractive to a growing number of environment-conscious drivers. The global market for "green" cars has been growing rapidly in recent years.
This PHEV Sonata will complement the hybrid version of the car that will be unveiled next month. Hyundai sources hinted the hybrid will sport a different appearance compared to the conventional Sonata.

5. Kia said 2015 is an important year because it will launch its next generation K5 (Optima), five years after the last version reached showrooms.

Source: yonhapnews


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7 speed dual clutch?

for a 1.6L.... turbo or not thats just wow.


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