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Hyundai sued in Korea over inflated fuel economy claims

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Hyundai remains in hot water in its home market after the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport alleged that the country's largest automaker, along with Ssangyong, misstated fuel economy numbers on some of its crossovers. Now, though, the country's consumers are going after Hyundai, with a lawsuit from 1,500 Santa Fe owners.

The suit was filed in Seoul Central District Court by a firm called Yeyul. Its spokesperson, Kim Woong, said the suit was a sign that angry consumers could go after the manufacturer if they're wronged by a company's product.

"It is essential that as many affected consumers as possible take part in this lawsuit to show not just the carmaker but the rest of the companies in Korea that you can get a red card if you mess with your customers," Kim told Bloomberg.

Yeyul and its clients are targeting 1.5 million won (about $1,500) in compensation for owners of the Santa Fe models built between May 2012 and June 2014. It's unclear if Hyundai will settle for a lesser amount, as the $1,500 figure is considerably higher than the what the company compensated American owners with, after copping to incorrect economy figures in US-market Hyundai and Kia vehicles.

Hyundai sued in Korea over inflated fuel economy claims originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:30:00 EST.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Image Rendering Hits The Web

Car & Driver Brazil have put together an illustration of what the next generation Hyundai Tucson 2016MY will look like.

The last refresh for the vehicle was shown off at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but the magazine believes that the 5-year old refresh for the Tucson SUV will end up being a cross between the Santa Fe and the Intrado Concept that was shown at the most recent show in Geneva.

Car & Driver feel that the finished car will have the look of a mini version of the Santa Fe, and will come with a longer wheelbase to help add some legroom to the passengers in the rear of the vehicle.

The cars that are the biggest competitors to the Tucson are the Kia Sportage and the Ford Kuga.

2016 Tucson rendering 300x200 2016 Hyundai Tucson Image Rendering Hits The WebThere are other reasons why Hyundai may want to make the next version of the ix35 larger, with the most obvious being the need to deliver a real differentiation between it and the ix25.

This could then offer up the possibility of adding a pair of jump eats in the rear to create a 7-seater that could then become a serious competitor to the Mahindra XUV500 in India.

It is likely that the current 2.0-liter petrol engine would remain, but the article in the magazine claims that a new 7-speed transmission may be included as an option.

There would be improvements made to the overall design, as well as the addition of new equipment, with the likes of Park Assist being made standard.

Stay tuned as we will soon provide more news about the 2016 Tucson SUV! (Source: caranddriverbrasil)

Hyundai testing facelifted Veloster Turbo in Germany

2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Love it or hate it, you have to admit that Hyundai went against the cookie-cutter norm when it unveiled the Veloster in 2011. And to many eyes, its oddball shape is still refreshingly original. But in the three and a half years since, Hyundai has moved its design language onwards, so it's about time the Korean automaker bring the quirky three-door (or novel four-door, depending on the angle from which you look at it) into the fold. And that's just what it appears to be doing in these latest spy shots.

Though it's hard to tell much from underneath the heavy camouflage, it's clear from these spy shots that this is indeed the Veloster, and given the center-exit dual exhaust tips, it seems to be the Turbo model and not the base naturally aspirated version. It seems to be wearing a bigger grille like the one Hyundai put on the latest Genesis, among others, and new bumpers front and back as well. The half-door on the right side does appear to be carrying over, it's wearing new wheels, and we're told there seems to be something afoot inside the cabin as well - likely revolving around an updated infotainment system.

Whether there are any consequential mechanical changes as well, we don't know. That said, development seems to be in a fairly advanced stage, so we wouldn't be surprised to see a refreshed Veloster on the show stand sometime later this year or early next at the latest.

370-Horsepower Hyundai Veloster Turbo – Pictures + Video

Hyundai and Fox Marketing Cars have teamed up to deliver the most powerful Veloster Turbo street machine ever. The car was seen at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

At the core of Fox Marketing’s engine was Hyundai’s 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder direct-injected T-GDI engine.

Fox added a number of advanced engine components to create an absolute beast.

Among those additions were a new 845 Motorsports turbo upgrade, BorgWarner EFR turbo, front-mounted intercooler, AEM water/methanol injection system, VP Racing 101-octane performance fuel and an ECU tune from SeoulfulRacing, all of which adds up to an impressive 370 horsepower.

The goal was to keep the Veloster Turbo concept close to the ground and flat when cornering at high speed, which was achieved by adding a UNIQ Performance strut brace, ImportShark chassis bracing and fully-adjustable ARK Performance coil-over suspension.

LED fog lights Veloster 300x200 370 Horsepower Hyundai Veloster Turbo   Pictures + VideoThe driver is kept in place with Street Pro LE seats and Takata Drift III 4-point harnesses. The car has incredible stopping power, thanks to the addition of WP Pro EX6 6-piston front calipers with carbon fiber ducting and 13.6-inch wavy-cut rotors.

The Veloster Turbo gets an aggressive styling with a number of exterior modifications that are in line with the changes made to the other areas of the car.

BASF created a hand-mixed paint called R-M Oynx HD Waterborne SkyAqua Pearl, to deliver an eye-catching exterior color.

An ImportShark front lip spoiler, Hyundai Genesis fog lights, and custom front and rear fascias round out the cool exterior changes.

Tricked Out Hyundai Veloster Turbo Displayed At SEMA

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Veloster Turbo Tuning – Video

Next Genesis May Go On Sale In The UK

The current generation Genesis luxury sedan has only been on sale in North America, Korea and several other markets.

The lack of Genesis availability on other markets such as Europe now appears to come to an end soon.

Autoexpress, the leading automobile magazine in the UK, recently reported that the second-generation Genesis, which will debut at the 2014 NAIAS in January next year, may also go on sale in the UK.

The full-scale Hyundai Genesis production in Korea is scheduled to commence within the next few weeks, according to latest rumors.

genesis spy pics 300x216 Next Genesis May Go On Sale In The UKThe carmaker plans to manufacture both, the left-hand and right-hand drive Genesis sedans, with the latter version being planned for production in the second half of 2014.

According to company’s international sales chief, Edward Lee, Hyundai is still studying the market and hasn’t made any decission just jet, but the automaker has confirmed it plans to build a right-hand drive version of the next Genesis sedan.

If Hyundai actually offered a Genesis in the UK, it would cost around the same price as the Jaguar XF, which starts at around £30,000! [Source:]