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Elantra Takes Top Honours on US Tech Index

Posted by on 13 Nov 2017 under Elantra

Hyundai Elantra Technology

Hyundai Elantra Technology

The Hyundai Elantra was recently named the 2017 vehicle with the highest-rated overall owner tech experience in the compact segment during the J.D. Power Tech-Experience Study in California. The study is one of the foremost measurements of vehicle owner experience with regard to driven-orientated technology. This year, the Hyundai Elantra stole the show, outranking its competitors in the compact segment on the entertainment, mobile-mirroring and connectivity fronts respectively. It also scored exceptionally well in the driving assistance and collision protection categories.


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Hyundai Leads the Way with Exciting Tech Developments

Posted by on 31 Oct 2017 under Future Tech

Hyundai had quite a lot of exciting developments to share with auto enthusiasts at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. This included new info on their electric vehicle strategy, car sharing, future technology and the unveiling of a variety of innovative new Hyundai models. So, what can we expect?


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ROA, the Jiminy Cricket of Hyundai

Posted by on 31 Oct 2017 under Future Tech

Remember that old, tongue-in-cheek notice IT geeks used to paste on everything in the office? From toasters to Intel Pentiums: “Warning,” it would read, “this machine has no brain. Use your own.” Now, while it seems that modern-day car manufacturers are, indeed, trying to put a brain in their machines, Hyundai’s ROA system is not exactly that. “ROA” is short for Rear Occupant Alert and serves the driver in much the same way as Jiminy Cricket served Pinocchio. In other words, reminding us of what we should already know but which, in all the excitement, we tend to forget. After all, Pinocchio was never bad. He was just bad at staying focussed. The ROA system reminds drivers to check the rear seat for infant- or children passengers before exiting the car.


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Hyundai Elantra: A Perfect Blend of Comfort and Performance

Posted by on 19 Oct 2017 under Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

There’s a new kid on the block with the perfect blend of comfort, performance, luxury and price. That’s right, the all new Hyundai Elantra 1.6 T-GDi is in South Africa but beware, ‘rubbernecking’ is a serious side effect. Not only is it a stylish compact family sedan that turns heads, it offers so much more underneath the surface. Continue reading and find out exactly what the Hyundai Elantra 1.6 T-GDi is all about.


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Hyundai Rated Among Most Valuable Brands in the World

Posted by on 13 Oct 2017 under Hyundai

Hyundai ranks 35 out of 100 world class brands

Hyundai ranks 35 out of 100 world class brands

Hyundai Motor has been ranked the 35th “most valuable” brand in Interbrand’s 2017 Best Global Brands report. The top 100 brands in the world are featured in Interbrand’s report, which rates them in terms of the benefits they offer whether it be from an economic, social upliftment or customer satisfaction perspective. Various criteria along with the brands’ overall values are considered too during the analysis of the ISO-certified valuation methodology and the result is 100 of the most profitable brands on the planet.


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Keeping it Cool this Summer

Posted by on 20 Sep 2017 under Car Tips

Keeping Your Car Cool in Summer

Keeping Your Car Cool in Summer

Spring is here, summer is heating up and so is the interior of your car. There is nothing worse than opening the driver side door and being put on the back foot by the blast-furnace heat as it escapes. Unless it is having to sit on those simmering seats and peering through the heat haze as you try to steer home without actually touching the sizzling wheel. Well, here are some tips and tricks to keep your car cool this summer.


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Veloster Turbo leaves big cat feeling cheetah(d) (Video)

Posted by on 20 Sep 2017 under Veloster

The world is a cynical and sceptical place. Even so, television has conditioned us to believe that a lone chocolate bar can keep a firefighter stoked for 25 hours. We sit back and think, “yeah, that’s possible…” when the waft of burgers on the grill turns the tide at a primary school rugby game. So when the words: “Fictionalization: Professional driver on closed road. Do not attempt,” precedes Hyundai’s ad for the Veloster Turbo, you can’t help but feel they’ve somehow focussed on the wrong thing.

After all, if you tell me there’s a professional driver, on a closed road, driving a performance vehicle capable of a sizzling 150kW of power at 6000rpm and 265Nm of torque at 1750rpm … I am perfectly willing to believe they can zip over the horizon in a blink. What my disbelief-turbines have trouble with is the cheetah.


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Looking Good in a Grand i10

Posted by on 12 Sep 2017 under Grand i10

The Hyundai Grand i10 - Looking Good

The Hyundai Grand i10 – Looking Good

Big on design, space and style, while small on price and petrol usage, say hello to the Hyundai Grand i10! Built to take on the likes of the VW Polo Vivo, Ford Figo, Toyota Etios and the Renault Sandero, the Grand i10 has big shoes to full, and thanks to its low price, reliability and generous standard safety and comfort specifications it has been able to do this in style.


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The Roadable Synapse: Hyundai Connecting Art and Technology

Posted by on 11 Sep 2017 under Concept Cars

The Roadable Synapse at LACMA

The Roadable Synapse at LACMA

The automotive future is filled with concepts and ideas but few are as interesting as the Roadable Synapse project. The link between art and technology is as exciting as it is promising with the aim of creating a neuroscientifically-driven concept vehicle.


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How Big is Hyundai in SA?

Posted by on 23 Aug 2017 under Hyundai

How Big is Hyundai in SA?

Hyundai in South Africa

Smartphones, home appliances and computers, most of us use them and there is a good chance that many of the ones we do own come from Korea. But what about Korean cars? Once the subject of internet meme’s and the butt of jokes, the Korean automotive industry has matured and grown to such a degree that over the past decade “made in Korea” is now used to denote the same thing as “made in Germany”. Brands such as Hyundai have not only gone global, they have changed the way that people regard Korean cars, and all new Hyundai cars and SUV’s are now known for their reliability, style, value for money, and high levels of safety.


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