Hyundai Motor America announced the creation of a new factory crate engine program. Under the program, the Lambda 3.8-liter, direct-injected V6 and Theta 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engines will be offered to aftermarket tuners at a significantly lower cost than an equivalent replacement engine. The new engine program begins availability in December 2013.
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In the US, the Hyundai Sonata enters the 2014 model year with exterior design enhancements, new safety technologies and a host of unique comfort and convenience features. In total, more than 50 Sonata major sub-systems are new or redesigned. Exterior design enhancements include refined grille designs, new 17- and 18-inch wheels, HID Xenon headlights, LED taillights and a new rear fascia insert
Hyundai and Bisimoto Engineering are creating a 1,000 horsepower Genesis Coupe for the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Bisimoto Engineering is known for extracting awesome power out of production-grade, everyday powerplants, and the Bisimoto 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is no exception, with 1,000 horsepower generated from a turbocharged Hyundai-factory-based 3.8-liter V6 engine. The Bisimoto powertrain uses newly-designed internal parts, using the naturally-aspirated Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec engine as its core building block. The Bisimoto concept is designed for the reliability of a street car but with the outrageous power of a no-holds-barred racer.
Hyundai announced that it will provide 800 units of Santa Fe-based police cars to the Peruvian government by November this year. Based on Hyundai Motor’s Santa Fe 2.4 gasoline model, the Santa Fe police car was specially modified to successfully carry out its duties. Aside from the basic features of a police car, such as bullet proof windows, light bars and searchlights, the car is also equipped with various smart features such as an in-vehicle laptop, fingerprint verification system and an advanced communication system, which enables real-time data exchange with the central control center.
Hyundai Santa Fe has got all-new looks. The exterior design is now sharper and gives the Santa Fe a modern Hyundai look. The front of the car looks massive with a hexagonal front grille and large, tear-drop headlights above the bumber. The lowered roofline, swept-back windshield and upswept lower edges to the rear side windows give the car sporty looks.
Hyundai Motor America introduced the redesigned 2014 Equus premium luxury sedan with enhancements to exterior and interior design, vehicle dynamics, material selection, driver technology displays and advanced safety features.
Hyundai will premiere the New ix35 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The new model will take the stage three years after the launch of the original ix35 C-segment SUV, and features a wide range of technological and efficiency enhancements. The New ix35 receives an enhanced powertrain line-up, including a new European-developed gasoline engine. The Nu 2.0-litre GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) offers more power and greater fuel economy than the Theta-II 2.0-litre engine it replaces. The R diesel engine receives clean technology, such as LP-EGR (low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation).
Hyundai has launched the facelifted Equus in the Korean market. The Equus, badged as Centennial in some markets, debuted in 1999, while the second generation came along a decade later, in 2009. The new Equus boasts a more refined and modern look with less chrome on the front bumper, as well as redesigned wheels and LED rear combination lamps. In line with its exterior, the interior design also exudes a dignified look and feel in every detail, including the redesigned premium clock in the middle of the center fascia and double-stitched leather seats. Meanwhile, Equus maintains the exterior dimensions of the previous version. In particular, the Equus facelift aims to offer maximum satisfaction to rear seat passengers, with fine-tuned suspension that ensures more riding comfort and balance on bumpy road conditions.
Hyundai unveiled its design direction for future premium vehicles with its HCD-14 Genesis concept at the North American International Auto Show. HCD-14 Genesis conveys a fluidic-precision, liquid-metal design language. A bold front fascia surrounds brushed metal grille surfaces with a deep vertical grille opening. The corners of the rear hood incorporate heat extractor design accents that integrate seamlessly with exterior mirror design. From the side view silhouette, classic rear-drive sport sedan proportions are conveyed by an extended dash-to-axle length, short overhangs, large-diameter wheels, sharply-tapered greenhouse, and short rear deck. Large wheels were developed from a mix of premium lightweight alloys with carbon fiber surrounding the voided areas of the wheel design.
The Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top concept was presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Designed by Hyundai Design North America, the Veloster C3 Roll Top concept offers a distinctive canvas roof that opens to the rear or windshield of the vehicle. The cleverly designed dual-function power-retractable roof combined with the tailgate gives the C3 a dual personality. In convertible mode with the top rolled back, the C3 is a free spirit for driving along the Pacific Coast Highway. Roll the top forward, open the tailgate, fold the rear seats and the C3 goes into recreation mode – perfect for surfing, biking or kayaking.