Posts Tagged ‘Hyundai’

Hyundai Launches All-New Grandeur in Korea

Thursday, January 13th, 2011
Hyundai Grandeur
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The Grandeur, Hyundai's top-selling premium large sedan, returns with new safety and convenience features and sharper, more graceful styling.

Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea's largest automaker, rolled out the all-new Grandeur (badged as Azera in some markets) today at a ceremony in Seoul, attended by some 300 VIPs, including Hyundai Motor President Steve S. Yang, and media members.

The all-new Grandeur arrives in the Korean market six years after its predecessor's (code named TG) launch in May 2005. The Grandeur is unrivaled as Korea's No. 1 large sedan, with cumulative sales of 1.25 million units (domestic: 980,000, exports: 270,000) since the first generation launched in 1986. (more…)

i40:Hyundai’s New European Flagship

Monday, December 20th, 2010
Hyundai i40 Rendering
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Hyundai Motor Co. has announced that its new D-segment car for Europe will be called i40. The i40, which was known by the codename ‘VF’ during development, arrives as the company embarks on the next phase of its brand and product evolution in Europe.

Set to make its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March, the new i40 aims to further shift European consumer perception of Hyundai to a more aspirational position, thanks to the vehicle's dynamic design and class-leading quality, performance and technical features.

The new i40 will be launched in wagon form, with a sedan version following later in the year. (more…)

Hyundai Unveils All-New Avante at Busan Motor Show

Friday, April 30th, 2010
Hyundai Unveils All-New Avante at Busan Motor Show
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Busan, Korea — Hyundai Motor Co. had its world-premier of the all-new Avante compact sedan, the company's best-selling model worldwide, at the Busan International Motor Show 2010 today.

“The new Avante encompasses Hyundai's latest ambitions, featuring the best styling and performance in its class,” Steve S. Yang, President & CEO of Hyundai's Global Business Division, said at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) today. “We're confident that it will once again redefine the compact segment worldwide.”

With sportier and even more elegant lines than its predecessor, the new Avante — badged as Elantra in markets outside Korea — continues Hyundai's ‘fluidic sculpture’ design philosophy. (more…)

Hyundai Unveils All-New Verna at Beijing Show

Friday, April 23rd, 2010
Hyundai RC Verna
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Beijing, China — Hyundai Motor Co. staged the world-premiere of its all-new Verna at the 2010 Beijing Automotive Exhibition today. With its eye-catching sloping roofline, the new sub-compact, Hyundai's third China-exclusive model, projects a coupe-like dynamic image that is at once sporty, stately and futuristic.

Developed over a five-year period expressively for the Chinese market, product planners conducted exhaustive market research of Chinese consumer tastes and trends to ensure every detail meets local requirements. Built on an all-new platform at the company's highly automated plant in Beijing,Verna is targeted at China's strategically important C1 segment and fully reflects Hyundai's philosophy of quality. (more…)

The 2011 Sonata: The New Standard for Midsize Sedans
Sonata Injects Emotion, Advanced Powertrains and Superior Quality into Bland Segment

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
YF Hyundai Sonata
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Los Angeles — Hyundai today introduced its all-new 2011 Sonata at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This marks the North American debut of the latest version of the popular midsize sedan, introducing Hyundai's “Fluidic Sculpture” design language and an all four-cylinder engine lineup to the U.S. market.

Sonata is the second vehicle in Hyundai's 24/7 version 2.0 product initiative (seven new models in the next 24 months) following on the heels of the all-new Tucson. Production of Sonata will begin later this month at Hyundai's U.S. plant in Alabama with retail sales beginning in January. (more…)