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With the advent of self-driving cars creeping closer and closer, we “drivers” are having to do less and less behind the wheel. While this sounds like a brilliant thing in theory, you may be neglecting the maintenance of your base musculature. We underestimate what a morning spent in gridlock can achieve for our calves and what a bit or roadside drama can do for our rubber necks. A few simple in-car exercises can stymie the onset of the couch-/car potato devolution!
The highly anticipated 2019 Veloster may be a compact sports car but it is no small thing: its planned Hollywood debut in the Marvel sequel, Ant-Man & The Wasp, will showcase it beee-ing the ultimate getaway car.
The 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March is set to debut the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe crossover SUV. Until now, Hyundai has only released sneak previews of the redesign first seen on the Hyundai Kona but a recent sighting gave a glimpse of what’s to come. The Santa Fe is only getting bigger and bolder with each generation and it continues to impress.
Hyundai have raised the bar again. And, just to be extra safe, they’ve attached an airbag to it. That’s right! You no longer have to mind your head, Hyundai will do it for you: with the world’s first ever panorama sunroof airbag!
In 2017, Hyundai and Renault launched their contenders for the compact medium SUV segment with the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. Hyundai joined the title fight with its new 1.6-litre diesel, while Renault introduced the Duster range and added an automatic gearbox to its 1.5-litre diesel variant. The question on everyone’s lips, however, is which one will set the benchmark. Grab a ringside seat and let’s have a look.
Self-driving cars is just about all anyone can talk about these days. The conversation fairly drives itself. But this autonomous revolution seems to be chasing its tail. With constant success stories in the media and other circulars you’d have expected to see one or two of these cars on your way to work by now. Chances are, you have, and you simply did not realise. This is because no one has bothered to explain that there are levels of autonomy (that go all the way from 0 to 5). So when Hyundai says they’re partnering with autonomy guru, Aurora, to bring level 4 to market by 2021, they’re in pole-position.
The upcoming, second-generation Hyundai Veloster hatchback is certainly a head turner but it’s not the rumoured hybrid supercar – at least not yet. While the finer details of Hyundai’s funky hatch seem to be a best kept secret, the center-position exhausts and diffuser-style rear bumper suggest it could be a Turbo. It may very well be the big wig model until the new 2019 Veloster N appears in the three-model lineup.
It’s not often we invite you to test drive a bus. But this is not just any bus. This bus is in Russia and it contains your favourite FIFA World Cup 2018 soccer team (and you!) on the way to the stadium. (Don’t worry you won’t actually have to drive it!) But you will have to adorn it: Be There With Hyundai are asking fans to submit team slogans. Winners will have their slogans painted on their team’s official bus AND get to see the wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round, live, in person and from the inside.
Every generation develops technological breakthroughs in the auto industry making us go faster, feel safer and now, more connected. Hyundai Blue Link Technology is a connected vehicle system using telematics to gather essential car care information such as a monthly vehicle health report and automatic crash notifications among others. Smartphones connect to Hyundai Blue Link using Bluetooth technology or a USB cable and a pre-installed Hyundai Blue Link mobile app using iOS or Android. Hyundai Blue Link is wirelessly upgradeable, so in-vehicle apps may also be upgraded.
If it’s smart enough to drive itself, it’s smart enough to keep up with the conversation. Hyundai is talking about taking voice-activation to the next level. The future is here and it is changing the concept of ‘getting behind the wheel’.