Hyundai i40 (2015)


Hyundai i40

Designed and engineered at the company's European R&D headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany, Hyundai's vision for New i40 was to provide a unique alternative within the D-segment. Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai's Motor's Design Centre Europe, ensured his team focused on refreshing New i40 while retaining the distinctive visual appeal of the original model. As a result New Hyundai i40 combines practicality with engaging design.

"The design of New i40 reflects the evolution of Hyundai's design language, incorporating our most recent features such as the refined hexagonal grille. The New i40 stands out for its sleek and elegant expression, yet it remains uncompromised on comfort and load capacity. New-look head lamps and tail lamps enhance the sophisticated identity of the car during the day and also the night time. Tow-tone wheel designs complement the overall elegant and sporty stance of New i40", commented Bürkle.

The New i40 for 2015 features newly designed head and rear lamps, new hexagonal front grille, new front bumper and new integrated LED fog lamps. The profile is refreshed with newly designed 16- and 18-inch alloy wheels.

New i40 retains its predecessor's sleek outline, resulting in excellent aerodynamic drag figures - 0.29 Cd for the Tourer and 0.28 Cd for the Saloon.

Greater comfort and convenience

The refreshed design of New i40 further improves interior comfort, cabin versatility and practicality.

Hyundai i40 Tourer (2015)


Hyundai i40 Tourer

Designed and engineered at the company's European R&D headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany, Hyundai's vision for New i40 was to provide a unique alternative within the D-segment. Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai's Motor's Design Centre Europe, ensured his team focused on refreshing New i40 while retaining the distinctive visual appeal of the original model. As a result New Hyundai i40 combines practicality with engaging design.

"The design of New i40 reflects the evolution of Hyundai's design language, incorporating our most recent features such as the refined hexagonal grille. The New i40 stands out for its sleek and elegant expression, yet it remains uncompromised on comfort and load capacity. New-look head lamps and tail lamps enhance the sophisticated identity of the car during the day and also the night time. Tow-tone wheel designs complement the overall elegant and sporty stance of New i40", commented Bürkle.

The New i40 for 2015 features newly designed head and rear lamps, new hexagonal front grille, new front bumper and new integrated LED fog lamps. The profile is refreshed with newly designed 16- and 18-inch alloy wheels.

New i40 retains its predecessor's sleek outline, resulting in excellent aerodynamic drag figures - 0.29 Cd for the Tourer and 0.28 Cd for the Saloon.

Greater comfort and convenience

The refreshed design of New i40 further improves interior comfort, cabin versatility and practicality.

Hyundai Elantra GT (2016)


Hyundai Elantra GT

Hyundai Motor America introduced a refreshed Elantra GT for the 2016 model year, offering updated styling with customer-focused technology and features, at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. With a more distinctive front fascia and all-new 17" alloy wheels, Elantra GT's new look further enhances the vehicle's signature sporty styling. And when mated to a standard 2.0-liter Gasoline Direct Injection engine, the formula comes together to deliver a vehicle that both looks and feels dynamic. Elantra GT's acclaimed sporty styling, crisp handling and spacious interior won't break the bank either, as 2016 Elantra GT pricing will start at just $18,800, excluding $825 freight charge, and will be available in dealerships starting March 2015.

STANDARD 2.0-LITER NU GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION ENGINE

The 2016 Elantra GT comes standard with a 2.0-liter Nu engine mated to the choice of either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual shift control. Fuel is delivered by a high-pressure Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) system, which helps improve engine response compared to non-GDI models. A shorter, more direct path of fuel delivery allows for greater control of the fuel mixture, thus improving efficiency. The fuel is injected by a camshaft-driven, high pressure pump that operates at pressures up to 2,175 psi. Direct injection also utilizes a higher than normal 11.5:1 compression ratio for increased power. The pistons are "dished" to increase combustion efficiency in the cylinder. This high-tech, all-aluminum engine also has Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (DCVVT) and a Variable Induction System (VIS) for better engine breathing. A lightweight intake manifold also reduces weight by 30 percent over a cast unit. Power is rated at 173 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 154 lb.-ft. of torque at a 4,700 rpm. The 2.0-liter Nu has been tuned to provide more torque at 1,500 rpm than the 1.8-liter Nu previously available on the Elantra GT and currently available on the Elantra Sedan. The engine also produces more torque - from 4,000 rpm to 5,500 rpm - for impressive linear power delivery all the way to redline. The engine delivers an impressive EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway/27 mpg.

Hyundai Genesis New York Concept (2016)


Hyundai Genesis New York Concept

Genesis has unveiled its striking 'New York Concept' luxury sports sedan at the New York International Auto Show. The New York Concept hints at future Genesis design direction with its expressive and refined 'Athletic Elegance,' first seen in the Vision G concept and in production form with the Genesis G90 premium luxury sedan.

Acknowledging the Genesis brand's sporty and agile nature, the hybrid concept generates 245ps and 36.0 kgf.m of torque from its 2.0 GDi powertrain coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The advanced technological features and precise design language of the concept emphasize key aspects of Korean culture, while elevating the value and perception of the Genesis brand.

The exterior of the New York Concept presents an elegant interpretation of a luxurious performance vehicle, defined by well-balanced proportions and refined surface treatments. Inside, the concept car combines advanced technology with absolute luxury, contrasting innovative electronics against finely-crafted materials.

Manfred Fitzgerald, Head of Genesis said: "The New York Concept is a progressive concept car that showcases the design quality of the brand. With its expressive volumes and refined design, the New York Concept truly embodies the 'Athletic Elegance,' that characterizes Genesis products and will continue to do so for future models that come from our luxury brand. Revealing the concept in New York is a fitting opportunity for Genesis."

Hyundai Santa Fe (2016)


Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe premiered with new design refinements and an advanced range of new active safety, comfort and convenience features at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show.

The popular SUV is Hyundai's longest-running model in Europe and has become one of its most iconic nameplates, having built a reputation for sophistication and premium quality.

Since its initial launch in 2001, Santa Fe has been the flagship in Hyundai's SUV line-up and a key contributor to its 1.2 million SUV sales in Europe. In fact, the D-segment vehicle accounts for one third of Hyundai's SUV sales in the region during that period, with the three generations of the car closely associated with the brand's growth in the market.

Joining All-New Tucson and New i20 Active, the full SUV and crossover line-up is either all new or enhanced in 2015, with each model contributing to changing perceptions of the Hyundai brand in Europe. New Santa Fe adopts the most recent Hyundai design features, with the signature hexagonal front grille and sharper profile visually uniting the range.

Advanced safety and comfort features, including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Smart Cruise Control, Around View Monitor and High Beam Assist (from December 2015) further enhance the Santa Fe's appeal to SUV customers looking for assured quality with the latest technology. Subtle interior design touches and new materials emphasise its status as the brand's flagship SUV.

Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid (2016)


Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

Hyundai launched its first plug-in hybrid vehicle at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is expected to travel up to 22 miles on electric power and can recharge in as little as two and a half hours with a Level 2 charger. Sonata Plug-in Hybrid will be built at the Asan, South Korea plant and will go on sale in select markets in 2015.

PLUG-IN POWERTRAIN

Although the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is very technologically advanced, it will behave much like the regular Sonata Hybrid from the driver's seat. A 9.8 kWh lithium polymer battery pack, roughly five times larger than the Sonata Hybrid's battery, is expected to give Sonata Plug-in Hybrid an all-electric range of up to 22 miles, farther than any other midsize PHEV sedan.

Sonata Plug-in Hybrid uses a six-speed automatic transmission with Hyundai's Transmission-Mounted Electrical Device (TMED), a 50 kW electric motor, in place of a torque converter. The 50 kW electric motor is 32 percent more powerful than the motor used the in regular Sonata Hybrid and allows EV operation at higher speeds. A 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder GDI engine coupled with the electric motor allows the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid to operate just like the Sonata Hybrid once the onboard battery charge is depleted. Sonata PHEV's Nu engine produces 154 horsepower and 140 lb. ft. of torque and the total system output is 202 horsepower at 6,000 rpm.

Hyundai Tucson (2016)


Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai unveiled its all-new Tucson crossover utility vehicle at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. The new Tucson offers a fresh, sporty exterior and appealing interior design while making overall fuel efficiency a top priority, with significantly enhanced fuel economy ratings over the previous model. Further, the new Tucson, when equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking, is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). For 2016, advanced safety technologies such as Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and standard rearview camera also will be offered.

BOLD, SCULPTED DESIGN

The 2016 Tucson design employs sculpted body forms and sporty contours for an athletic, bold and striking appearance. The front view proudly presents a hexagonal-shaped grille, a key element of Hyundai's design signature, enhanced by available high-efficiency LED twin-projector headlights, LED headlight accents and integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs).

The wheelbase has been increased by more than an inch, for enhanced design proportions, interior flexibility and a smoother ride. For the first time, 19-inch alloy wheels will be offered, with a dynamic asymmetrical spoke design, surrounded by forward-raking wheel arch design. Even the door handles feature convenient approach LED lamps. The new Tucson's roof rails are sleek and low-profile, for an integrated, functional appearance. From the rear, a Z-shaped character line above the rear wheels accentuates an aggressive, sporty side profile. The rear view conveys stability and a wide, sporty stance, for agility both on and off-road. The taillights also utilize LED technology, creating a premium design element while providing enhanced visibility from the rear. Finally, twin, bevel-cut chrome exhaust tips and a standard rear spoiler add even more sporty cues from the rear view.

Hyundai Tucson [EU] (2016)


Hyundai Tucson [EU]

The All-New Tucson compact SUV is changing perceptions of the Hyundai brand in Europe. With its bold and athletic design, high levels of comfort and convenience and extensive use of new technology, the All-New Tucson indicates the future direction of Hyundai in Europe. Hyundai Motor was one of the pioneers in the European SUV segment. Now the All-New Tucson takes another leap forward, and has been built to introduce the brand to a wide range of new customers who may not have considered Hyundai before.

Hyundai Motor UK President and CEO, Tony Whitehorn, added: "All-New Tucson is set to be a game-changer for Hyundai in the UK. The ix35 has already aided our sustainable growth by boosting Hyundai's brand awareness, and thanks to All-New Tucson's bold and unapologetic design, we are confident that this new car will further the brand's appeal to new, and existing, Hyundai customers."

New model follows SUV sales success

Since the first Santa Fe went on sale in Europe in 2000, Hyundai Motor has delivered more than 1.2 million SUVs to European customers, with over 131,100 UK deliveries, affirming the company's credentials in the growing SUV market. The All-New Tucson will be of high importance to Hyundai's business in the UK, as the C-SUV segment accounted for 20.5% of the company's sales in 2014.

Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe said: "Hyundai Motor is a pioneer of the European SUV segment, having sold well over a million units during the past 15 years.With the All-New Tucson, we have again used our expertise to take a big step forward, creating a car that will sustain our business momentum in Europe."

Hyundai Veloster (2016)


Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai unveiled a new Rally Edition, coupled with significant design, dynamic and connectivity enhancements to its Veloster coupe at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The Veloster Rally Edition builds upon Veloster Turbo R-Spec enthusiast credentials, with a more performance-focused suspension, RAYS® lightweight wheels with wide 225/40R18 tires, carbon-fiber-look aero accents, unique badging and floor mats. The Rally Edition is a limited production run planned for 1,200 units, all in a stunning Matte Blue paint, guaranteeing exclusivity to its enthusiast owners. 2016 Veloster will be available at dealers in May 2015.

In addition, the 2016 Veloster Turbo model now offers a performance-oriented 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), a new machined-finish turbo-exclusive wheel design, a sportier seat design, enhanced electroluminescent gauge cluster and black headliner. The Veloster non-turbo receives a new 17-inch wheel design and available black seats with yellow accents.

Also for 2016, all Veloster models offer a revised hood appearance without vent accents, a dark gray grille surround, 10mm-wider tires fitted to all 18-inch wheels, and new audio/navigation system functions (HD Radio®, Apple Siri®, and next-generation Blue Link®).

All Veloster and Veloster Turbo models feature cutting-edge powertrain technologies like direct injection, optimizing their appeal to youthful customers by combining excellent fuel economy, spirited performance and low emissions without compromise.

Hyundai i20 Active (2016)


Hyundai i20 Active

At the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show, Hyundai Motor introduced the New Hyundai i20 Active, a rugged compact crossover for customers with active lifestyles.

Further expanding the popular i20 range, the New i20 Active will go on sale in Europe from the beginning of 2016, joining the spacious, functional i20 five-door and the sporty, individual i20 Coupe. The car's arrival also broadens Hyundai Motor's European crossover and SUV offering to four models - alongside the All-New Tucson, New Santa Fe and New Grand Santa Fe - each new or enhanced in 2015.

"With the introduction of New i20 Active we further diversify our offer in the B-segment with an attractive crossover model," explains Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe. "In 2015 our entire crossover and SUV line-up has been renewed, as part of our youngest ever model range in Europe. And with the introduction of our 1.0-litre turbocharged engine, we further enhance our customer proposition in the European B-Segment."

Design

The distinctive and rugged crossover design of the Hyundai i20 Active sets it apart from conventional B-segment models. While the new car is based on the i20 five-door - sharing its expansive space, comfort and quality - over 50% of the exterior parts are unique to this model.

To give the Hyundai i20 Active a characteristic crossover stance, revised suspension settings elevate the body of the i20 Active by 20 mm compared to the i20 five-door. The seating position is also raised, placing the driver higher within the car. The result makes ingress and egress more comfortable, as well as offering superior visibility while driving.