Hyundai Confirms Veloster Is Sticking Around

  • Hyundai has confirmed to Car and Driver that the standard Veloster will be available for the 2022 model year after reports it might be discontinued.
  • Some versions will be dropped, however, the spokesperson said, but wouldn’t specify which.
  • The 2021 Veloster starts at $19,905 for the base 2.0 model equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission.

    The standard Hyundai Veloster might be overlooked by the high-performance, 275-hp Veloster N, which just finished our 40,000-mile long-term test, but that doesn’t mean Hyundai isn’t committed to it. After news reports surfaced that the Korean automaker could be discontinuing Veloster models other than the N, a spokesperson confirmed to Car and Driver that the Veloster will live to see the 2022 model year.

    Hyundai says that it will offer fewer trim levels for the 2022 model year, but wouldn’t specify which ones will go away. The Veloster, now in its second generation, is

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    How to Watch 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Reveal on April 15

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    • Ahead of the full reveal on April 15, Hyundai released teaser photos of the 2022 Santa Cruz pickup.
    • The Santa Cruz looks much like the concept but gains two more doors—for a total of four—and gets a grille similar to the 2022 Tucson’s.
    • The Santa Cruz will be assembled alongside the Santa Fe in Alabama, and we expect the Santa Cruz to offer the same engines as the Santa Fe.

      Back in 2019, Hyundai said that its Santa Cruz pickup would go into production in 2021—and the company has now released teaser photos and confirmed that the pickup will reach dealerships this year. As shown in the photos, the Santa Cruz will have four doors and a small bed,

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      1970s Hyundai Pony Restored with EV Powertrain, Ultra-Cool Interior

      • Hyundai has created a one-off design concept based on a model from the 1970s.
      • The first-generation Pony was never sold in the States but was a significant car in Hyundai’s history.
      • This restomod creation has an electric powertrain and modern design touches.

        Here’s something cool that appeared inconspicuously on Instagram and in a release celebrating Hyundai’s new customer center in Busan, Korea: A restomod variation of a first-generation Hyundai Pony fitted with an unspecified electric powertrain and ultra-modern head- and taillights. It also has camera-based, fender-mounted exterior mirrors and nixie-tube instrumentation that’s both retro and futuristic and epitomizes the height of 1970s style.

        The project was led byHyundai’s interior chief designer Hak Soo Ha. It is not simply a retro design “inspired” by the 1970s, but the real thing: Hyundai took an actual first-generation car, disassembled it, and added the artistic touches and the EV powertrain.

        The Hyundai Pony Heritage

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        Hyundai Recalls 95,000 Genesis Sedans, G80 for Possible Fire Risk

        • Hyundai has issued a recall for 94,646 of its sedans, including the 2015–2016 Hyundai Genesis sedan and the 2017–2020 Genesis G80.
        • The sedans have been recalled due to the risk of a short circuit in the ABS module leading to a fire. Hyundai said in its filing with NHTSA that no resulting crashes or injuries have been reported. To date there have been two related vehicle fires in the U.S. and none in other countries.
        • Hyundai will begin notifying owners of the recall in early May. Until then, the automaker recommends the cars be parked outside and away from buildings.

          Hyundai has issued a recall for 94,646 of its sedans due to the risk of a fire starting from the anti-lock-brake (ABS) system module. The recall includes the 2015–2016 Hyundai Genesis sedan as well as the 2017–2020 Genesis G80.

          According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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          Hyundai Staria Has Major Space Van Vibes

          • This is the Hyundai Staria minivan. It’s going into production, but not for the U.S.
          • It comes in configurations seating two, seven, nine, or 11, and on the nine-seater, the second-row seats can swivel to face the rear.
          • The Staria will be fully revealed later this year, and we wish it was coming here.

            Hyundai is clearly taking bold strides toward wacky, futuristic looks with its designs. Look at its new electric vehicle, the Ioniq 5, for example, or the edgy new Elantra sedan and Tucson crossover. The latest statement from the Korean automaker is the new Staria minivan, which, unfortunately, in all its cuteness and roominess, won’t be coming to the States. And yes, it’s actually going into production.

            If you’re thinking that this new minivan has major spaceship vibes, your mind’s in the right place. Hyundai says it wanted it to look like one. The van’s side profile

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            Hyundai Kona Electric Recalled over Potential Fire Danger

            • South Korea has issued a recall for more than 25,000 Hyundai Kona Electric crossovers over potential fires.
            • Hyundai and battery supplier LG Chem have been unable to determine what is causing the fires.
            • Hyundai is filing for a voluntary recall with the U.S. safety agency NHTSA.

              UPDATE 2/24/21: Hyundai told Car and Driver that approximately 55,000 vehicles outside of Korea have been affected, and it is still finalizing the recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Details will be shared with U.S. dealers “shortly”. Hyundai says the total cost associated with the recall is around $900 million. Additionally, the Korean government found that the cause of the fires is from the possibility of short circuits in battery cells produced in LG Energy Solution’s Nanjing plant.

              Vehicles, both gasoline and electric, are flammable. Whether it’s fluid or electrons, when heat is introduced in a way not intended by engineers there

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