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2009 Hyundai Genesis
The 2009 Genesis is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, available in two trims, the 3.8L and the 4.6L.
2008 Hyundai Accent
The Hyundai Accent is roomy, comfortable, well-appointed and practical. We find it a viable alternative to the Toyota Yaris, Scion xD, Honda Fit, and Nissan Versa. The Accent offers more interior volume than Yaris, Fit, and xD subcompacts, as well as the Corolla and Civic compact cars.
2008 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai has introduced more four-cylinder versions of its midsize Sonata sedan in response to concern about high gas prices. For 2008, all Hyundai Sonata models, not just the base version, are available with an economical four-cylinder engine that rates an EPA-estimated 30 mpg Highway.
2008 Hyundai Azera
The Hyundai Azera, the Korean automaker's premium sedan, is now entering its third season, and the accolades are still rolling in. For the second year in a row, Azera scored a first-place finish in the J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, and in its Strategic Vision Total Quality Award. That's after landing a second-place (but still ahead of the Toyota Avalon) in Power's 2006 Initial Quality Study.
2008 Hyundai Tiburon
Hyundai Tiburon competes from a price standpoint with low-cost sport coupes Honda Civic Si and Scion tC, but it also stacks up favorably against the more expensive Mitsubishi Eclipse. The Eclipse is more powerful, but the Tiburon rivals its handling and is in some ways sportier.
2008 Hyundai Elantra
The Hyundai Elantra was completely redesigned for 2007, and the 2008 models come standard with more safety features.
2008 Hyundai Tucson
The Hyundai Tucson is the Korean automaker's smallest, entry-level SUV. Its most obvious competitor is the Honda CR-V. Like the CR-V, the Hyundai Tucson is strictly a five-seater, with no third-row-seating option. Both come standard with a four-cylinder engine, although the Tucson offers a V6, and the Honda does not.
2008 Hyundai Entourage
Minivans have gotten a bad rap. They make so much sense yet are perpetually out of fashion. Granted, they aren't pretty, and certainly aren't macho. But they pack more people in comfort and safety into a shorter, handier length than any other kind of vehicle. That's why so many people buy them. But even more people should buy them. They are a common-sense kind of choice.
2008 Hyundai Veracruz
For South Korean automaker Hyundai, the Veracruz marks yet another bold step upward in price, quality, and performance.
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
The Hyundai Santa Fe is a practical-size vehicle for prowling the suburban savanna. It's the larger of Hyundai's two compact SUV's, large enough for three-row seating, which the smaller Tucson is not.
Hyundai. In Korean, the word meads "modernity." Here in the US, we associate it with inexpensive cars.
The Hyundai Motor Company, based in Seoul, is a division of the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, which is the largest car manufacturer in South Korea. It may seem like an upstart to many, but in 2005, the combined sales of the group made Hyundai Kia the world's sixth largest vehicle manufacturer. In addition, the Hyundai manufacturing plant in Ulsan, South Korea, is the world's largest such facility, and is capable of producing over 1.5 million units each year.
The Hyundai Motor Company was established in 1967, and its first model, the Cortina, was released with the cooperation of the UK branch of Ford a year later. In 1975, the first Korean car - the Pony - was released. It featured styling by ItalDesign's Giorgio Giugiaro, and powertrain technology furnished by Mitsubishi Motors of Japan. It began exporting to Ecuador and the Benelux countries the next year.
Hyundai didn't arrive in the US until 1986, but it's first offering, the Excel, was nominated for "Best Product #10" in Fortune Magazine, mainly because of its affordability. In 1988, beginning with the Sonata, the company began to produce models using its own technology. The same year, Hyundai began trying to brand itself as a world-class company. The parent company, Hyundai Motor Group, invested heavily in improvements to design, quality, manufacturing, and long-term research. It also added 10-year/100,000-mile warranties to its American cars, and began to market very aggressively.
In 2004, J.D. Power and Associates ranked Hyundai second in "initial quality," and it is now one of the 100 most valuable brands, worldwide. The slanted stylized "H" symbol of the Hyundai logo, meant to represent the company and customer shaking hands, is now familiar to most, as is the company's official slogan, "Drive your way."