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The highly anticipated Korean Hyundai i30 N performance hatchback is set to arrive in South Africa as early as January 2020. Upgraded brakes and a limited-slip differential are true indicators that it’s ready for the track while claiming a speedy 0-100km/h in just 6.1 seconds.
The problem with disasters is that the terrain often becomes disastrous. Earthquakes, forest fires, hurricanes, avalanches, floods and man-made major oopsies usually leave the terrain impassable, even for the most rugged off-road vehicles. Weather and smoke can prevent the use of helicopters, even when there are enough to go around. First responders are often dropped at the edge of the debris field, then scramble for kilometres over broken terrain to find, stabilize and retrieve victims. And yet minutes are crucial when it comes to saving lives.
Entry-level should be a description of the price, not the car. The newly-relaunched Hyundai Atos is plenty of car at a very good price. A welcome return after its lamented 2012 departure.
There are many good reasons why some drivers prefer a small entry-level car over a hulking SUV. They are cheaper to buy and cheaper to run if your budget is tight or you simply prefer to spend your money on other things. Whether you are looking at fuel consumption or new tyres or anything in between, smaller costs less.
Let’s face it, bakkies are a popular sight in many countries across the world and now, there’s a new addition to the market. The Hyundai pickup truck not only looks spectacular but its ladder-frame chassis also promises to be tough and rugged.
The i-series put Hyundai on the map, a dealer in Paarden Eiland told me a couple of years ago. The i30, -20 and of course the i10 formed a formidable series of nice-to-drive, good-to-look-at, well-priced, full-feature passenger cars. Bigger, middle and smaller.
The popular Hyundai Tucson Sport is a heavy favourite in South Africa within the SUV segment and now, motorists have even more reason to smile. Hyundai SA has made some design tweaks, added a few horses under the bonnet and there’s even a new diesel engine. There are two variants of the Hyundai Tucson Sport; a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine.
Developments within the robotics sector have been in the headlines for some time and now, Hyundai has joined the fray with their spring-loaded Vest Exoskeleton (VEX). This wearable robot could revolutionise the automotive industry helping reduce the load for factory workers.
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s . . . a Hyundai? For Hyundai, the sky is the limit and it has created a new division to explore and develop a flying car.
The Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Division is the first time an automaker has bought flying car development in-house. Several other car manufacturers have partnered with aerospace companies, and Uber is working with Bell, the helicopter company, to develop a flying taxi.
Every motor show is filled with creative innovations, dreams, and aspirations from car manufacturers around the globe. The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show is no different as there have been many interesting projects and concepts including the new Hyundai Electric Race Car.
Hyundai is leading the tech news once again as they unwrap their new electric scooter prototype. This comes after Hyundai first presented a concept at CES in 2017 and adds further impetus to last-mile mobility, something that has become rather mainstream in America, Europe and China.