For those who are looking for an economical car that is also somewhat fun to drive, a Kia seems like a very sensible choice to make. The safety ratings for Korean makers are superior to most and inferior to almost no other vehicles in their class. If the vehicle will be used to transport the family especially, having a solid safety rating is something that should be required, and Toyota fits this bill with almost all of their offerings. Studying Toyota Vehicle Safety Ratings will give the average buyer an idea of what type of car they will be buying. Everyone knows Toyota has had some trouble in the past, while Hyundai is taking over considerable market share. However, Toyota has spent billions in considerable adjustments to their newly improved safety ratings.
Whether Korean or Japanese, these are car makers that just about any company can do maintenance on. The performance of maintenance takes less time and the parts are less expensive, meaning that the car will be more affordable to maintain. Both in the short term and the long term this is an extremely important advantage to have when purchasing an automobile. Considering that costs for maintenance on other cars can add up to thousands of dollars a year, it is important to know what you want to pay ahead of time.
When looking for a CT Toyota Dealership, there are some things that should be born in mind in order to prevent being taken advantage of. Knowing what type of warranty might be offered on a given vehicle will provide the buyer with a long-term safety net should anything go wrong with the vehicle. This detail is extremely important for those who might not know a lot about cars, because they will be unable (in many cases) to foresee serious issues with the vehicle. A Carfax report helps, sure, but having a guarantee for maintenance in the event of a serious problem will often be what saves a buyer from being stuck with a lemon.
The Asian Tigers are not known for providing a huge amount of power in terms of acceleration or top speed; with the exception of the Nissan GTR of course. Both Korean and Japanese make sensible choices in that they are very reliable and comfortable vehicles to drive. There is a minimal amount of road noise that comes from driving most models, making them comparable to some of the luxury brands that are out there. Purchasing a used Toyota, in place of a Korean maker should result in someone owning a car that they trust, enjoy driving and do not have to pay an arm and a leg maintaining.
Starting with June, Hyundai surpassed Ford and became the fourth best selling brand in America. But when speaking of retail car sales, we must take into account that “retail car sales” does not include truck sales nor fleet sales, which in some cases can reach up to 40 percent of a brand’s total.
Although for now on the third place is Chevrolet with 290,107 units sold, Honda on the second with 350,827 units and Toyota on the first place with 446,459 units, we are not worried, but confident that Hyundai will manage to move quickly in top 3.
The sense of competition exists all over! You can catch it even if you are an important car manufacturer and you feel outran by another company.
The exact same thing happened to Nissan, which decided to take the example of the gorgeous, useful and affordable Sonata. Therefore they followed the same prints for Altima too.
According to Andy Palmer, Nissan’s executive vice president, Hyundai represented and important role-model in their decision to adjust Altima : “We even delayed development by a short amount just to check that the (new Altima’s) proportions were right, the (package) was right (and that) the product overall was right.”
It is good news for Hyundai, but they should watch out because, another competitor is on the way, and that is Toyota and its best seller Camry.
Through Kim Choon-ho, Hyundai Motor Company has announced a new’, redesigned Sonata sedan, coming up in 2014. You probably remember it since the latest version was released in 2009 in South Korea and 2010 in South America.
Maybe you are wondering why Sonata? Well, why not, since it has been Hyundai’s third best seller in South Korea and the United States. An rumor has it that a fierce competition with Toyota is ready to keep us wondering.
And this is not all. We should also expect a revamped Hyundai Genesis in 2013.
It is all about spy shots nowadays. We live for them and we are more than excited when they show up and we get to examine them.
Today’s star is Kia K3 which has been caught roaming around on Chinese roads.A combination between Kia K2 (Kia Rio in the USA) and Kia K5 (known as Kia Optima), this K3 is the perfect opponent to cars like Ford, Toyota and VW.
But the elements that differentiate Kia from all its predecessors are unique signature grille, reshaped bumpers and differently styled tail-lamps.
For now, we do not have much information about the power of this car, but we assume that the new Kia will maintain its 2 four-cylinder engines (1.6 or 1.8) coupled with 6-speed automatic transmission.
Enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for more details!