The 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show revealed several amazing cars but a real standout was the all-electric Hyundai Pony 45 design concept. It’s not every day you come across a car that looks that good, especially considering they took inspiration from the 1974 Hyundai Pony concept.
What is the Hyundai Venue, and more importantly, why is it? The Venue is a compact, feature-rich crossover/SUV. The reason Hyundai created the Venue? For the last ten years, drivers around the world have migrated from sedans to hatchbacks, and onto SUVs and crossovers. As in sedans, manufacturers would
South Africans love a nice SUV, and with good reason – there are so many wonderful places to explore in our beautiful country, and many lie somewhat off the beaten track. As such, even if you’re an urban dweller with a yen for all things glamorous, there may be some occasions on which you’d like to take the road less travelled to enjoy some time away from the bustle. This is when a good-looking SUV with some seriously attractive fuel consumption stats is just what you need.
Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata Hybrid gives you the best of both worlds, with a cherry on top. It shares the sensational styling of the conventional sedan recently launched in New York. It gives you the fuel economy of a hybrid. And six hours in the sun will fully charge the battery.
Technology can be both good and bad. Flight has allowed us to break the bonds of gravity and travel easily to far lands, to space. It has also led to aerial warfare, the horrors stretching from Guernica to Hiroshima, Indochina to 9/11. Flight is not good or bad, it’s how you use it…
A college kid in a red Veloster pulls up at a light next to a cop car. Aggressive revving starts, cops glare in disbelief, the kid looks embarrassed and perplexed. Wheels spin, smoke. The camera pans wider – there is a very small Veloster between the big cars making all the noise. Purple body, orange flames, big tires, huge exhaust – the full comic treatment.
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Simon Loasby’s key role will be to further develop Sensuous Sportiness – Hyundai’s new design identity. He will also play a pivotal role in deciding exactly how Hyundai cars will look in the future. And if that is not enough, he needs to sustain and grow Hyundai’s global SUV campaign.
Earlier this year, the Hyundai Kona Electric was named ‘Best Green Fleet Car’ at the Fleet World Awards at Novotel London West. The impressive all-electric crossover showed judges its true worth by offering ‘real-world usability’ and a ‘fun driving experience’.
This award comes as no surprise really as the Korean automaker’s all-electric crossover has already made a name for itself winning other awards as well. Last year it was named Auto Express ‘Affordable Electric Car of the Year’ and ‘Car of the Year’ by Next Green Car. The Hyundai Kona Electric is the latest electrified model from the carmaker joining the Ioniq in their already impressive line-up.
The 2019 Hyundai Kona adds to the Korean automaker’s long list of well-equipped, stylish and functional vehicles. Judging from their overwhelming global success in recent years with the Hyundai Grand i10, Hyundai Tucson and Creda, it’s no surprise that Hyundai is the third best-selling passenger car brand in South Africa.
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.