The first Hyundai i20 drove off the showroom floor as far back as 2008. Using an entirely new platform created at Hyundai’s European technical centre, it allowed the Korean automaker to enter Europe’s competitive subcompact B segment. In the last ten years, the i20 has seen several upgrades but the best is yet to come.
Hyundai is once again in the news winning yet another award. This time it’s all about the inverted headlight design that has earned them the International Design Excellence Award.
Hyundai Motorstudio Digital is a new concept from the Korean automaker that could spell the future of car showrooms. While no actual cars are on display here, this advanced digital studio offers a virtual experience allowing customers to view the cars they like in great detail. From toy models, VR Goggles and mega screens to colour palettes and a 3D car wall, Hyundai Motorstudio Digital is simply incredible.
The long wait is finally over as the new Hyundai Kona is here and we couldn’t be more excited. Hyundai Automotive SA confirmed that the Hyundai Kona will fill the gap between the Creta and the Tucson within a similar price range and stacked with new features and cutting-edge technology. While the compact SUV crossover market in South Africa is filled with top quality cars, the Kona is making headlines for many reasons.
According to Interbrand’s latest rankings, Hyundai Motor is among the most valued brands in the world for the fourth consecutive year. Hyundai’s global brand value has grown another 3% since 2017 to a record high of US $13.5 billion. This result successfully places Hyundai in the top 40 Best Global Brands. They are now ranked the 36th most valuable brand and all that through challenging conditions across many global markets.
Much has changed since 2001 when the first Hyundai Santa Fe appeared on the scene but not in terms of popularity. Like a fine wine, the Hyundai Santa Fe has aged incredibly well over the years and not only in looks, but also style and performance.
Hyundai is South Africa’s fifth most popular car brand and it’s no surprise really with their range of mid-range, compact SUVs. With efforts to keep up with new trends and technologies, Hyundai is ringing the changes to their legendary SUVs, the Tucson and Creta. Adding to their collection of in-demand vehicles, the Hyundai Creta and Hyundai Tucson are now available with additional comfort features and elegant styling. The larger Hyundai Tucson also gets a few mechanical changes.
Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition
Hyundai commissioned a survey of 2 000 respondents ahead of the UK release of Ant-Man and the Wasp, which features the Hyundai Kona, the new Hyundai Veloster and the upcoming Santa Fe. Cars from the Marvel franchise that also got respondents excited include Tony Stark’s Audi R8 (Iron Man) and Acura NSX (The Avengers), as well as Hank Pym’s Triumph Spitfire (Ant-Man).
Hyundai has recently partnered with Amazon to offer customers a virtual showroom, making them the first automaker to create such a page. In addition to buying a set of headphones, American customers can now shop for their next Hyundai on the e-commerce site. While they can’t buy a car directly from Amazon, customers can visit the virtual showroom to compare prices, read reviews, book a test drive and find a Hyundai dealership in their area on Hyundaiusa.com.
Hyundai has entered into a strategic partnership with Israeli auto tech company, Autotalks. The collaboration is aimed at developing the next generation Vehicle to Everything (V2X) chipset for connected cars. This will result in improved vehicle and road safety, mobility and a vital step toward autonomous driving and potential business opportunities within smart city infrastructure.