Hyundai Sonata V6 (2006)

Hyundai Sonata V6 (2006)
Hyundai Coupe (2007)

Hyundai Coupe (2007)
Hyundai Elantra (2007)

Hyundai Elantra (2007)
Hyundai Entourage (2007)

Hyundai Entourage (2007)
Hyundai Genesis Concept (2007)


Hyundai Genesis Concept

Hyundai will present the world debut of Concept Genesis during a press conference at the New York International Auto Show on April 4. The concept car heralds the future architecture and design of a rear-wheel drive premium sports sedan scheduled to grace the Hyundai lineup in 2008.

"Concept Genesis extends our product range into new territories from a performance, design and packaging perspective," said Steve Wilhite, chief operating officer, Hyundai Motor America. "When it arrives in 2008 it will catapult Hyundai into competition against some potent rivals, and Genesis is up for the challenge." Concept Genesis rides on a prototype of Hyundai's all-new rear-wheel drive platform, signaling the brand's desire to broaden its appeal to discerning driving enthusiasts. Concept Genesis is powered by Hyundai's newly developed Tau DOHC 32-valve V-8 powertrain. Concept Genesis marks the beginning of premium performance for the Hyundai brand.

"Concept Genesis is a manifestation of Hyundai's extraordinary desire to deliver world-class products across all model segments," said John Krafcik, vice president, Product Development and Strategic Planning, Hyundai Motor America. "With Genesis, we've got a unique product position -- an all-new, highly capable, rear-wheel drive platform; a high-performance powertrain; and premium, progressive design - all at a price starting well under $30,000."

NEW REAR-WHEEL-DRIVE ARCHITECTURE IS A FIRST FOR THE U.S.

Concept Genesis features a rear-wheel-drive architecture, its first application in a U.S. Hyundai model. Rear-wheel drive provides a 53:47 front/rear weight distribution for optimal handling as well as more refined steering characteristics. Concept Genesis' premium handling and steering performance is further controlled by Electronic Stability Control (ESC), the industry's most important new safety technology. Hyundai leads all popular car brands in the standard application of ESC, with more than 70 percent of 2007 Hyundai sales volume featuring this life-saving technology as standard equipment. ESC continually analyzes road speed, steering input, throttle position, lateral yaw rate and other factors. An onboard microprocessor determines if the vehicle is starting to understeer or oversteer, and can brake appropriate wheels and reduce engine power to keep the vehicle safely on course.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe Concept (2007)
Hyundai Genesis Coupe Concept (2007)

Hyundai Genesis Coupe Concept

Hyundai unveiled its highly anticipated Concept Genesis Coupe during a press conference at the 2007 Los Angeles International Auto Show. The concept car heralds the introduction of an all-new, rear-wheel drive 2+2 sports coupe scheduled to join the Hyundai lineup in the spring of 2009. Following the introduction earlier this year of the Concept Genesis sedan, Concept Genesis Coupe signals Hyundai's second step in broadening its appeal to driving enthusiasts.

The Sonic Orange concept is complemented by a Ballistic Black carbon fiber hood, roof and ground effects for reduced weight. Strong hints of the production version are highlighted in its "Z" bodylines and powerful curves. When the production sports coupe arrives, it likely will be the most affordable 300+ horsepower car on the market, and the most dynamic performance car yet from Hyundai.

DESIGN PROCESS

"The mission for Concept Genesis Coupe was to create a pure performance car with a design that would capture the imagination of hardcore automotive enthusiasts," said Joel Piaskowski, chief designer at the Hyundai Design Center in Irvine, Calif. "With its aggressive look from just about any angle, I think we have been able to do that."

The powerful curves, surface detail and "Z" bodyside lines come straight from the same underlying inspiration that guided two earlier, well-received concepts: the HCD9 Talus and the HCD8 sports tourer. The undulating beltline borrowed from the Talus adds intrigue while enhancing outward visibility for both the driver and rear passengers. The HCD8 sports tourer's sensual body forms influenced the overall design theme while also providing direction for the concept's assertive headlight and taillight designs.

Hyundai i10 (2008)

Hyundai i10 (2008)
Hyundai i30 (2008)


Hyundai i30

Specifically designed and developed for Europe, the Hyundai i30 is a stylish model that will blend seamlessly into the C-segment - the biggest market for cars in Britain. And it's a car that is capable of competing with the very best in its class.

Thanks to exacting engineering standards and superb build quality, matched with a well thought out Euro-specific design and exceptional levels of equipment and finish, Hyundai i30 is all set to battle the fully established European marques.

Hyundai's multi-award-winning Santa Fe has already proven Hyundai can build a car capable of beating the best that Europe can offer in the SUV segment.

In terms of packaging, quality, driving dynamics, safety, style and image, Hyundai i30 now takes Hyundai to a new level in the family car category and is capable of equalling or bettering anything in its class.

In a first for Hyundai, an Electronic Stability Program is fitted as standard to all models in the Hyundai i30 range, providing a real improvement in safety.

The system assists the driver in the event that he or she is forced to swerve the vehicle, to avoid a collision for example, or if traction is lost when cornering. ESP helps to keep the vehicle headed in the intended direction where it might otherwise unavoidably slide, or worse, spin out of control.

Other range-wide safety features include active front head restraints to reduce the risk of whiplash injury; passenger, driver and full length curtain airbags, a passenger airbag deactivation switch, seatbelt reminder system, belt pretensioners and ISOfix childseat fixing points in the rear.

Hyundai i30 Estate (2008)

Hyundai i30 Estate (2008)
Hyundai i800 (2008)


Hyundai i800

The Hyundai i800 is the third instalment of Hyundai models that will gain an 'i' prefix in the name as they are introduced, replaced or substantially facelifted. And now the third of Hyundai's i range of cars has arrived, and is set to cause just as much of a stir as the Hyundai i30 and Hyundai i10.

The Hyundai i800 went on sale on June 20th, 2008 costing £19,495. It will be joined later in the year by a lower power, lower specification version at an even more competitive price.

Most people carriers have five full-sized seats and usually the sixth and seventh are occasional chairs unfolded from the luggage space. The Hyundai i800 has space for eight full size passengers plus luggage room too - perfect for families or business users such as hotels.

This eight seat practicality and car-like refinement has previously only been available from expensive German marques - at prices that can be as much as £10,000 more expensive than the Hyundai i800. The only rivals to approach Hyundai on price are cruder, van derived conversions - and even these can't match the Hyundai i800's specification.

The interior space, powerful diesel engine and the offer of eight full size seats give the Hyundai i800 a unique advantage over other competitor models. With a comprehensive specification list and all for less than £20,000, the Hyundai i800 is an obvious choice for the large family or business user.