Hyundai is not letting us down either!
Recently, Hyundai North America CEO John Krafcik declared for Automobile magazine that they will preserve the “fluidic sculpture” that made them famous, but at the same time they will keep it going with the modern needs.
In addition to this, he also revealed some future plans, like the insertion of an all-wheel-drive version of the Genesis sedan, a premium crossover but not sure about a convertible, minivan or pickup truck.
“You’ll see even more maturity with the new Santa Fe, and future cars will feature something we’re internally calling Fluidic Precision, where the forms might be a little less extroverted. You’ll see that with the next Sonata, the design of which has just been frozen.” Krafcik said.
Spy shots, spy shots everyone!
The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe has hit the public interest with some blurry, but precious pictures. Prepared to make its debut at the New York Auto Show in April,this Hyundai will surprise us with all kinds of changes.
Apart from the obvious influences from Hyundai i40 and i30 hatchback, Santa Fe comes with a “family look” in the front (hexagonal grille with layered chrome bars and LED headlamps) and it’s “bringing sexy back” with LED tail-lamps and round twin tailpipes that give it a chrome finish.
And one other thing about the power is that Hyundai will probably offer one turbo-charged four-cylinder engine with GDI technology and of course, a four-cylinder diesel unit for the European market.
That’s all for now folks. Stay tuned for more details!
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Before buying a car, there are some things that should be taken into consideration. Safety degree is one of them. Who will buy a car that fails to assure maximum protection?
When talking about the Korean brand, Hyundai, the models which have a leading position are Elantra, Sonata, Genesis, Equus, Tucson and Santa Fe.
Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded them with the 2012 Top Safety Pick, an honor which recognizes them as the cars that offer the highest level of protection.
However, this also means that the winners must have available Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a system that reduces the risks of crashing. And the car producers work hard in order to accomplish all the necessary requirements (Institute President, Adrian Lund says: “For the second year running a record number of models qualify.” “It’s tough to win, and we commend auto manufacturers for making safety a top priority.” )
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Well, the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 has brought us great news and exceptional models signed by the most famous brands, but we still have to remain in touch with the daily news that might even influence our life.
For example, the fact that Hyundai is recalling over 200,000 cars only Santa Fe and Veracruz (178,685 Santa Fe and 26,548 Veracruz crossovers) fabricated in 2007 and 2008.
Their main problem was represented by the airbags which were very likely to fail their initial mission:”The driver’s airbag electrical circuit will experience a high resistance condition, potentially causing the driver’s airbag to not deploy.”
Luckily, Hyundai dealers will take care of the problem, without asking for any financial fees. It seems about right, since it was their mistake.
So, if you own a Santa Fe or a Veracruz hurry up and get your car fixed!
Good news: Kia Optima is extending. The guys from the Kia company have considered that it is time to encourage the production of these beautiful cars, even in the West Point (Georgia).
It is considered a pretty interesting deal since until now, all the Optimas delivered to the United States were built in South Korea. This means sales are doing great and we can get more Kia Optimas on the market.
It is said that the location in Georgia will come to produce around 360,000 cars every year, and since their success with Santa Fe, we are bound to believe them.
Do you think it will last?