Hyundai Receives Five-Star Safety Ratings From NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave five-star crash test ratings, the highest government rating under the agency’s New Car Assessment Program, to the all-new 2007 Hyundai Veracruz and Santa Fe for both frontal and side-impact crash tests. The 2007 Elantra also scored five stars for frontal crash performance and Veracruz earned four stars for rollover performance. Continue reading Hyundai Receives Five-Star Safety Ratings From NHTSA

DBPM does the Elantra

dbpm_elantra_02.jpgOne thing’s for sure at SEMA: there is no correlation between the cars that look like they’ll steal your lunch money and the ones that actually do. Case in point: one Hyundai Elantra done up by David Brensend that, in addition to a healthy slathering of gouge-your-eyes-yellow and beautifully rendered flames, gets a diabolical joker airbrushed onto its hood. Continue reading DBPM does the Elantra

Hyundai Sonata SXi Concept could be in Oz in a year

sonata_sxi_01.jpgPresented to gauge interested in a possible sporty model, Hyundai unveiled its Sonata SXi concept in Sydney this week. Powered by the optional 3.3-liter V6 in stock form, the SXi features an upgraded suspension, a brake upgrade with red-painted calipers, new wheels and tires, and a very subtle body kit that add skirts to the car’s flanks and rear bumper, as well as a new lip spoiler up front. A decklid spoiler rounds things out. Continue reading Hyundai Sonata SXi Concept could be in Oz in a year

New Hyundai Tiburon for 2007

hyundai-tiburon.jpgThe Korean shark car is up on the block at Hyundai. The Tiburon coupe — its name means shark — has just been tweaked and updated as the company works through its whole range to set the course for the next 10 years. Hyundai should hit 48,000 sales in Australia this year and is aiming to power past 50,000 next year with its all-new model line-up providing the power. Continue reading New Hyundai Tiburon for 2007