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Hyundai Named Best Popular Certified Pre-owned Program by Intellichoice

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 – For the second year in a row, Hyundai won the best Popular Certified Pre-Owned program in IntelliChoice’s 14th Annual Certified Pre-Owned Awards. As part of the Motor Trend Automotive Group, IntelliChoice is a leading provider of automotive cost and value analysis, providing consumers with the important information they […]


Hyundai Hope on Wheels Launches Initiative to Thank Hyundai Owners for Their Help in Donating Over $72 Million For Pediatric Cancer the Past 15 Years

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Announces New Donations of $10.25 Million during September National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month COSTA MESA, Calif. – August 28, 2013 – Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, a leader in the fight against childhood cancer and supported by Hyundai Motor America and its dealers, today announced a donation of $10.25 million to pediatric […]


Hyundai Motor America and CHOC Children’s Celebrate Grand Opening of the Hyundai Cancer Institute

Hyundai donates two vehicles and presents the latest installment of a $10 million grant to CHOC Children’s Costa Mesa, Calif. – July 24, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America and its US dealer council, through their nonprofit organization Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, hosted an event last evening at CHOC Children’s to celebrate the grand opening of […]


Hyundai Genesis Received J.D. Power Highest Initial Quality Segment Ranking

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 19, 2013 – J.D. Power announced today that the Hyundai Genesis received the trophy for the highest initial quality in the midsize premium car segment. The award comes from the J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS). The Initial Quality Study, now in its 27th year, serves as the industry […]


2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Named Best Compact CUV by NWAPA

COSTA MESA, Calif., April 26, 2013 – The Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) named the all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport “Best Compact CUV” during the 2013 Mudfest competition last week in Snoqualmie, Washington. More than 30 NWAPA automotive journalists participated in the event at the 300-plus acre DirtFish Rally School site in Snoqualmie, WA. […]


Hyundai Tournament of Champions Announces $350,000 in Hawaii Charitable Donations

Kapalua, Maui, HI, April 18, 2013 – Representatives from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions gathered at the tournament’s annual charity luncheon to announce donations made by the event for 2013. Nearly $350,000 will be distributed to a number of Hawaii Charities. Since the tournament’s inception in 1999 the tournament and host organizations have donated more […]


Hyundai Motor America’s New Headquarters is One Step Closer to Completion

As Exterior Glass Curtain Wall Goes Up, Project Continues to Bring Jobs, Economic Stimulus to Orange County COSTA MESA, Calif., April 18, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America approached another milestone today on its way to completing a new $200 million U.S. corporate headquarters, as final perimeter panels of exterior glass were undergoing installation on the […]


Hyundai’s Focus on Consumer Lifestyle Led to Company’s Assurance Connected Care

Product Planning Chief O’Brien Tells SAE World Congress Assurance Connected Care Shows Company Responding To Consumer Preference Changes Hyundai’s Blue Link Telematics Driven By Consumer Insights DETROIT, April 17, 2013 – U.S. consumers are increasingly looking for cars designed and packaged to meet their overall lifestyle needs, Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product […]


2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Named One of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors

COSTA MESA, Calif., April 15, 2013 – The all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport’s upscale and highly-functional interior was acknowledged by the editors of WardsAuto, which named it to this year’s Ward’s 10 Best Interiors list. This recognition follows the 2012 Accent and 2012 Azera being named to the list last year. “The latest version […]


Hyundai Motor America Sets All-time Record First Quarter Sales

March sales are the second best month in history, Elantra sets all-time record, up 33 percent COSTA MESA, Calif., April 2, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 68,306 units, down just two percent versus the best volume month Hyundai ever recorded last year, and up more than 30 percent over February levels. […]


Hyundai and its Dealers Mark 15 Years of Fighting Childhood Cancer; Hyundai Hope on Wheels Donations Top $72 Million

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Launches its 15th Year at the New York International Auto Show with National Youth Ambassador C.J. George NEW YORK – March 28, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America and its dealers will announce today the launch of their 15th year in the fight against pediatric cancer through their nonprofit Hyundai Hope On […]


Hyundai Launches Assurance Connected Care Powered by Blue Link®

COSTA MESA, Mar. 27, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America today launched Assurance Connected Care at the New York International Auto Show. As the next evolution of Hyundai Assurance, Assurance Connected Care provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care services made possible by the Hyundai Blue Link telematics platform. Starting May 16, 2013, all […]


Hyundai Genesis Named a Best Vehicle for Commuters by AAA

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 26, 2013 – The Hyundai Genesis, acclaimed for its premium segment leadership, made the AAA’s list of Top Vehicles for Commuters. AAA’s top vehicle picks are selected by AAA Auto Buying experts who test drive and evaluate hundreds of vehicles each year. Fuel efficiency, comfort and overall performance helped create this […]


Hyundai Hope on Wheels Rings the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell on Behalf of its Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Honored its 15th Year Helping Kids Fight Cancer with The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell Ceremony with Hyundai CEO John Krafcik and National Youth Ambassador C.J. George NEW YORK – March 26, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America President and CEO John Krafcik rang The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell at the […]


The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Wins Best New Crossover Award

Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association honors Hyundai at the 2013 Atlanta International Auto Show ATLANTA, March 13, 2013 – Hyundai’s all-new 2013 Santa Fe was named Best New Crossover by the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) during the press preview day at the 2013 Atlanta International Auto Show. “For this year’s Best Crossover Award, […]


Hyundai Motor America Reports Best-Ever February Sales

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 1, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America announced an all-time February sales record of 52,311 units; up two percent over last year’s all-time record February and up a similar amount for the year. “February was another record month for Hyundai – we had a terrific President’s Day weekend event to kick off […]


Hyundai Motor America Sells its First Special Edition Veloster Re:mix Model

Hyundai’s Innovative 3-door Sport Coupe Now Available in a Uniquely Aggressive Sporty Variant with Premium Features and a 450-watt Dimension® Audio System COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America recently delivered the first of its new Veloster RE:MIX limited edition models to its excited new owner at Sterling McCall Hyundai in Houston, […]


The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Wins Best Cars for the Money Award

U.S. News and World Report Honors Santa Fe with Best 3-Row Midsize SUV COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 – The all-new 2013 Santa Fe was named Best 3-Row Midsize SUV by U.S. News and World Report in its 2013 Best Cars for the Money Awards. U.S. News & World Report’sannual award combines quality and […]


Hyundai Adds More Value and Capability to 2013 Sonata Hybrid, Maintains Lifetime Hybrid Battery Warranty

2013 Sonata Hybrid Maximizes Efficiency with Increased Electric-Only Driving Hyundai’s Industry-Exclusive Hybrid Lifetime Battery Warranty Continues with Larger, Lighter 47 kW Lithium Polymer Battery Pack, Higher Output Electric Motor and New Control Logic, Yielding Improved Fuel Efficiency Operates in All-Electric Mode More Often and For Longer Periods of Time COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 […]


Hyundai Adds More Value and Capability to 2013 Sonata Hybrid, Maintains Lifetime Hybrid Battery Warranty

2013 Sonata Hybrid Maximizes Efficiency with Increased Electric-Only Driving Hyundai’s Industry-Exclusive Hybrid Lifetime Battery Warranty Continues with Larger, Lighter 47 kW Lithium Polymer Battery Pack, Higher Output Electric Motor and New Control Logic, Yielding Improved Fuel Efficiency Operates in All-Electric Mode More Often and For Longer Periods of Time COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 […]


Hyundai Takes Top Honors in Brand Keys 2013 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index

COSTA MESA, Calif., February 15, 2013 – The Hyundai brand continues to grow in 2013, tying for the No. 1 spot in the automotive category in the 2013 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index. Brand Keys, a New York-based brand, customer loyalty and engagement consultancy, publishes this annually syndicated study which examines customers’ relationships with 375 different […]


Hyundai Sonata Ranked Most Dependable Midsize Car by J.D. Power and Associates

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 13, 2013 – Hyundai’s Sonata received the distinct honor of most dependable midsize car by J.D. Power and Associates in their 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). Released today, the annual Vehicle Dependability Study shows Sonata ranked highest in its class, beating out leading competitors. The Sonata offers striking fluidic design, high […]


Two Hyundai Models Named “Best Bets” by the Car Book

The 2013 Sonata and Santa Fe Honored for Exceeding Customer Expectations COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 – The 2013 Hyundai Sonata and 2013 Santa Fe continue to add to their trophy cases as both cars have been named “BEST BETS” in the 33rd edition of The Car Book, America’s first consumer car buying guide. […]


Hyundai President & CEO John Krafcik Challenges Industry to Defy Convention During 2013 NADA Keynote

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 9, 2013 – Addressing a packed house of U.S. automotive dealers, Hyundai President & CEO John Krafcik delivered the industry keynote address at the 2013 NADA Convention and Expo Saturday afternoon. Krafcik encouraged the industry to defy conventional wisdom and touched on the ways Hyundai and its dealers have taken unconventional […]


Hyundai Accent Wins 2013 Motorweek Driver’s Choice Award

Accent Receives Its Second Title as “Best Subcompact Car” COSTA MESA, Calif., February 7, 2013 – Delivering fresh appeal and dependability, the Hyundai Accent continues to impress, capturing its second Driver’s Choice Award as MotorWeek’s “Best Subcompact Car.” The honor was announced today at the Chicago Auto Show by MotorWeek, television’s longest running automotive series. […]


Three Hyundai Models Awarded 5-Year Cost to Own Accolade by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 – Three Hyundai models, the 2013 Veloster, 2013 Veloster Turbo, and 2013 Sonata, received Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com’s coveted “5-Year Cost to Own Award.” Each vehicle was found to have the lowest cost of ownership over the initial 5-year ownership period, compared to any other car in their category. […]


Hyundai Motor America Reports Record January Sales

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 – Coming off a record 2012 sales year, Hyundai Motor America today announced a continuation of that momentum by setting a new all-time record for January sales with 43,713 units, up 2.4 percent versus 2012. Improved availability on key volume vehicles at Hyundai dealers across the nation played a […]


Hyundai’s Interactive Chicago Auto Show Display to Turn Show-goers into New Customers

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 – The extensive interactive exhibits at the Hyundai’s 2013 Chicago Auto Show booth offer a wide array of exciting technology and family entertainment. Below is summary of all the activities: Concept vehicles: Veloster C3 Roll Top, Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine, designed by The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman […]


Hyundai Santa Fe Sport And Elantra GT Named Best Cars in Their Category by Kiplinger’s

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 – Two new Hyundai models, the stylish 2013 Elantra GT and 2013 Santa Fe Sport, have been named best cars in their category by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. The Elantra GT won Best New Car Under $20,000, besting stalwart competitors such as the Dodge Dart and Nissan Sentra. The […]


Hyundai’s Premium Segment Success Sets the Stage for Next-Generation HCD-14 Genesis Reveal at the North American International Auto Show

DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2013 – Having finished 2012 with five-straight years of premium segment sales growth with its Genesis and Equus vehicle lines, today Hyundai unveiled its design direction for future premium vehicles with its HCD-14 Genesis concept at the North American International Auto Show. “We’ve departed from industry convention in many of our premium […]


Hyundai Tucson Ranked Among Least Expensive New Vehicles to Insure

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2013 – Hyundai’s Tucson GL and Tucson GLS placed among the top 10 “least expensive vehicles to insure” by Insure.com, a comprehensive resource for consumer insurance information. Insure.com conducted the annual study of over 750 vehicles in the 2013 model year to determine the top models helping customers save money […]


Hyundai Motor America Matches MOLAA’S $25,000 Fundraising Effort to Purchase a Bus to Offer Local Success Access to Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art

Hyundai’s gift will allow the Museum to serve an additional 5,000 students annually from schools in the Greater Los Angeles Area COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America today announced a $25,000 donation to help the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) purchase a bus that will enable it to provide free […]


Hyundai HCD-14 Named Best Concept by Autoweek at 2013 NAIAS

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 18, 2013 – Today at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Autoweek editors recognized the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept as the “Best Concept” in its 2013 NAIAS Editors’ Choice Awards. HCD-14 beat out the BMW 4-series and Ford Atlas in the Autoweek voting process. “The HCD-14, the latest […]


Hyundai Elantra GT Named “2013 Car of the Americas”

Award issued by the Inter-American Federation of Automotive Journalists (FIPA) Detroit, Jan. 13, 2013 – The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT took top honors in the annual car of the year awards bestowed by the Inter-American Federation of Automotive Journalists (FIPA) when it was named the “2013 Car of the Americas” during the press preview days […]


2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Wins FAMA Autos Editor Choice Award

Annual Automotive Awards issued by FAMA Magazine COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013 – The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has earned the FAMA Autos Editor Choice Award issued by FAMA Magazine, one of the leading and most influential Spanish-language magazines in the U.S. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the FAMA Autos Awards […]


Autobytel Named Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2013 “Crossover of the Year”

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 9, 2013 – As an alternative to the traditional SUV, the popularity of crossovers have become a staple for the outdoor enthusiast, families and singles looking for something that better suits their personalities and lifestyles. In recognizing this, the editors of Autobytel have named the all-new Santa Fe Sport as “Crossover […]


Hyundai Azera, Santa Fe Sport and Veloster Turbo Win 2012 Good Design Awards

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013 – The 2012 Hyundai Azera, 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo all earned GOOD DESIGN™ Awards in the Transportation category for their innovative and unique designs. The prestigious GOOD DESIGN Awards are presented annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with […]


Hyundai Debuts Next-generation Automotive Technology at CES

COSTA MESA, Calif., January 4, 2013 – Hyundai returns to the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 8-11, 2013 (North Hall, booth #315) to debut and showcase a number of new vehicle technologies. Along with demonstrations of its Blue Link® telematics and infotainment platform, Hyundai will again preview its next-generation concepts and future infotainment systems […]


Hyundai Motor America Posts All-time Full Year Sales Record

Best December ever Sonata and Elantra both finish in the Top 10 in car retail sales Sonata and Elantra both top 200K in sales Sonata, Elantra, Veloster, Genesis, Equus have best-ever sales years COSTA MESA, Calif., January 3, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America today announced record sales of 59,435 vehicles in December, a 17 percent […]


Hyundai Elantra Sets All-time Sales Record

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 26, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America announced the Hyundai Elantra, ALG’s compact car residual value leader for three straight years, has set another all-time sales record in 2012, surpassing last year’s total of 186,361 units earlier this month. With a week left in the year, Elantra could become Hyundai’s second model […]


Hyundai Hope on Wheels Announces 5K Run/Walk on Maui to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research in Hawaii and $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children

Hope On Wheels 5K Run/Walk to be Held in Maui in Conjunction with 3rd Annual Hyundai Tournament of Champions PGA TOUR Golf Tournament Maui, Hawaii, Dec. 10, 2012 – Hyundai Hope On Wheels today announced the 2013 Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K Run/Walk in Maui taking place on Saturday, January 5 at 7:00 a.m. at […]


Hyundai Sonata Breaks All-time Yearly Sales Record

Sales Growth Continues Despite Strong New Competitors Lower Fleet Sales, Segment’s Lowest Incentive Spending Demonstrate Enduring Consumer Appeal of Sonata’s Game-Changing Product Recipe COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 27, 2012 – Hyundai’s benchmark-setting mid-size Sonata broke its all-time yearly sales record this week, surpassing the 225,961 sales it logged in its record-setting performance last year. Sonata […]


Elantra Sedan, Sonata and Equus Take Top Spots in Strategic Vision’s Total Value Awards

Hyundai Ranked Second Overall in Total Value COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 – Three Hyundai models – Elantra Sedan, Sonata and Equus – each took first place in their respective categories in the 16th annual Strategic Vision Total Value Awards. Elantra Sedan won in the small car category, Sonata scored top marks for medium […]


Hyundai Motor America Breaks All-time Sales Record Before Year End

COSTA MESA, Calif., December 5, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America announced it surpassed its all-time full-year sales record of 645,691 vehicles, breaking a record it set in 2011. “With teamwork from thousands of Hyundai team members in manufacturing plants, offices, engineering centers and dealerships across the U.S, we’ve been able to increase supply of our […]


All-new 2013 Santa Fe Finds Robust Sales Demand While Attracting a Higher Demographic CUV Buyer

Santa Fe receives Highest Residual Value in its class from ALG Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick coupled with NHTSA 5-star crash ratings COSTA MESA, Calif., December 5, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America today released key sales metrics and early buyer demographics from the highly successful launch of its all-new 2013 Santa Fe CUV. Last week, […]


Hyundai Motor America Breaks All-time November Sales Record

Hyundai Elantra, Azera and All-New Santa Fe, receive ALG’s award for the highest residual value in their class; all post solid sales gains Elantra sees sales gain of 28 percent COSTA MESA, Calif., December 3, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America today announced record sales of 53,487 vehicles in November, an eight percent total sales increase […]


Hyundai Unveils Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept at 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2012 – Smart design meets urban style as Hyundai unveiled its Veloster C3 Roll Top concept during a press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show today. Expanding on the qualities that have made the Veloster a sales success, the C3 (which stands for Convertible 3-door) combines open-air freedom with the […]


Hyundai Receives Three ALG Residual Value Awards

Elantra, Azera and Santa Fe Sport Highest Ranked in their Category Hyundai Takes Second Place Among Mainstream Brands COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 26, 2012 – Hyundai’s impressive residual value improvements took another big step forward when ALG, a subsidiary of TrueCar, Inc., released its 14th annual Residual Value Awards. Hyundai earned three unique model line […]


Hyundai Showcases the 2013 Six/Seven-passenger Santa Fe at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2012 – The production version of the new three-row, six/seven-passenger Santa Fe makes its world debut today at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, joining the two-row, five-passenger Santa Fe Sport which has been on sale since August. The all-new Santa Fe delivers Hyundai’s recipe of bold design, high-output powertrains with […]


2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Named “Best Value” in Popular Mechanics’ 2013 Automotive Excellence Awards

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 21, 2012 – The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT has been named “Best Value” in this year’s Popular Mechanics’ Auto Excellence Awards. The Elantra GT was recognized for its use of class-leading technologies, use of interior space, and competitive pricing. Popular Mechanics magazine covers how today’s technologies affect the things men are […]


Hyundai Retains No. 2 Ranking in CarMD’s Vehicle Health Index

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012 – Hyundai ranks as the number two brand in terms of vehicle health, according to the second annual CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™ Manufacturer & Vehicle Rankings. Additionally, Hyundai has the lowest average repair cost among the Top 10 manufacturers and has five models in the Top 100 vehicles list […]


The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Named “Utility Vehicle of the Show” at the 2012 Miami International Auto Show

Hyundai’s all-new crossover earns the Southern Automotive Media Association’s (SAMA) prestigious award MIAMI, Nov. 12, 2012 – The all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport was named “Utility Vehicle of the Show” by the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA) at the 42nd annual Miami International Auto Show. Determined by a panel of judges consisting of industry […]


2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Wins Ruedas ESPN “Best Sports Car” Award

MIAMI, Nov. 9, 2012 – The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo has been named “Best Sports Car” by Ruedas ESPN. The leading Spanish automotive radio show in the U.S., Ruedas ESPN presented the award at the 42nd annual Miami International Auto Show. By earning this accolade, the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo also joins the 2012 Veloster, […]


Hyundai Motor America to Donate $500,000 to the American Red Cross to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Costa Mesa, Calif., Nov. 05, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America today announced a $500,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. “The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy has created enormous loss and challenges for millions in the storm’s wake,” said John Krafcik, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “We know […]


Hyundai Revolutionizes the Subcompact Car With the Al-new Accent at the New York International Auto Show

Advanced Technology, Modern Design and Roominess COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America introduced the all-new 2012 Accent at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. This marks the U.S. debut of the latest version of the popular subcompact sedan and the new top-of-the line, more functional Accent five-door. The 2012 Accent […]


Hyundai Motor America Offers Customer Incentive Allowance to Replace Vehicles Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

Finance Arm to Offer 90-Day Payment Deferral Program COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America today announced they will offer a $750 customer incentive allowance toward the purchase or lease of a new 2012 or 2013 Hyundai. The incentive is available to individuals who have a vehicle, any make or model, that […]


Three Hyundai Vehicles Named Among Consumers Digest 2013 Automotive Best Buys

COSTA MESA, Calif., October 31, 2012 – Batter up! The bases are loaded with Hyundais as the 2013 Sonata, Genesis Sedan and Genesis Coupe all recently earned spots among Consumers Digest’s 2013 Automotive Best Buys. With value in mind, Consumers Digest ‘Best Buy’ ratings are based on behind-the-wheel assessment, safety ratings, ownership costs, warranty, price, […]


2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Wins Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year Award

All-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Claims its First Title in “Best Value On-Road” Category COSTA MESA, Calif., October 26, 2012 – Vehicles are a necessity for the active lifestyle enthusiast. The all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe is proving fully capable of fulfilling those needs, claiming a win at the ninth annual ALV. A first for […]


The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Named 2012 “Compact CUV of Texas”

All-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe earns the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) award for best Compact CUV. SAN ANTONIO, October 23, 2012 – The all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has been named the 2012 “Compact CUV of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). Issued at the 20th annual Texas Truck Rodeo near […]


2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Earns IIHS Top Safety Honors

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 – The all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe achieved the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest honor as a 2012 Top Safety Pick this week. Top Safety Pick recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in moderate overlap frontal, side, rollover and rear impact evaluations. Azera, […]


Hyundai America Technical Center Facility Expansion Nominated for Annarbor.com’s Business Review Deal of the Year

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 – Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc’s. (HATCI) recent investment in a new research facility at its Superior Township, Mich. location was nominated as a 2012 Deal of the Year under the research category by the AnnArbor.com’s Business Review. After receiving nominations from the public, three nominees are chosen in […]


Hyundai Equus Honored With the 2012 Motorist Choice Award

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 – IntelliChoice and AutoPacific awarded the Hyundai Equus with the 2012 Motorist Choice Award in the Luxury Lifestyle and High Tech category. IntelliChoice and AutoPacific, both distinguished automotive research companies, annually recognize vehicles that deliver a compelling combination of high consumer satisfaction and lower-than-expected ownership cost over time. “Hyundai […]


Hyundai’s Brand Value Reaches New High

Hyundai is the world’s fastest growing auto brand since 2005 Hyundai’s brand value growth continues to exceed industry average Oct. 2, 2012 – Hyundai Motor Company, the fastest growing automotive company by brand, saw its brand value surge 24.4 percent from a year earlier to $7.5 billion, according to brand consultancy Interbrand’s 2012 Best 100 […]


Hyundai Motor America Reports Record September Sales

Seventh Straight Month Breaking the 60,000 Mark Best-Ever September Sales 25th Consecutive Year-Over-Year Monthly Sales Increase COSTA MESA, Calif., October 2, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America wrapped up the third quarter of 2012 setting multiple sales records including a record 60,025 sales for the month of September. Sales were up 15 percent for the month […]


Hyundai Motor America Reports Record August Sales

Sixth Straight Month Breaking the 60,000 Mark Best-Ever August Sales Third Shift at Hyundai’s Alabama Plant Begins Production Today COSTA MESA, Calif., September 4, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America announced an all-time August sales record of 61,099 units, a four percent increase compared with the same period a year ago and the best August sales […]


Hyundai Research Agreement WITH UC DAVIS, UC BERKELEY KICKS OFF LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH LEADING UNIVERSITIES, COMPANIES

Hyundai signs MOU with UC Berkeley and UC Davis to establish ‘Hyundai Center of Excellence’ MOU kicks off first project of ‘Hyundai R&D Global Frontier’ program designed to cultivate its brightest R&D engineers, create next-gen automotive technology Other projects in the program include collaboration with Applus IDIADA, Ricardo, AVL,StanfordUniversity Sept. 2, 2012 – Hyundai Motor […]


Hyundai Hope on Wheels Continues its Award-Winning Campaign to Eliminate Childhood Cancer With $10.25 Million in Donations During September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Hope On Wheels to Host 41 Events in 38 Cities Nationwide Including Launch of 5K Run/Walk Series; Hyundai to Visit Capitol Hill as Part of 3rd Annual Childhood Cancer Summit COSTA MESA, Calif. – August 31, 2012 – In connection with September National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai Hope On Wheels […]


The 2013 Santa Fe Named One of The Top 10 All-new Cars Entering Show Rooms This Fall According to Total Car Score

The Santa Fe Considered One of the Most Important New Vehicles for 2013 COSTA MESA, Calif., August 27, 2012 – The 2013 Santa Fe makes a dashing entrance into showrooms as it is one of the top 10 new models for 2013 according to Total Car Score. Editors at Total Car Score, a leading automotive […]


Hyundai Hope on Wheels Will Kick Off National 5K Run/Walk Series at the University of California, Irvine to Benefit Choc Children’s

Hope On Wheels Run/Walk in Orange County to Help Raise Funds and Awareness for Pediatric Cancer Research IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 10, 2012 – Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will launch its 2012 5K Run/Walk Series on Saturday, September 1 at 7:30 a.m. at the University of California, Irvine. The 5K Run/Walk will start and finish at […]


2012 Hyundai Accent Ranked One of the “10 Best Back-to-school Cars for Students” by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com

COSTA MESA, Calif., August 8, 2012 – The 2012 Hyundai Accent has earned a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com’s “10 Best Back-To-School Cars for Students.” Expert editors of the distinguished source for vehicle information praise the Accent for its fresh appeal, dependability and affordability. “From funky hatchbacks to stylish sedans, all of KBB.com’s 10 […]


Hyundai Motor America Reports Record July Sales

Newly launched Elantra GT and Elantra Coupe push Elantra sales up 22 percent COSTA MESA, Calif., August 1, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America announced an all-time July sales record of 62,021 units, up four percent over last year’s all-time July record and up 9.5 percent, year-to-date. “July was another solid month for Hyundai with surging […]


Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama LLC Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency

Montgomery Ala., July 2, 2012 — Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama LLC, (HMMA) has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the industrial facility performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. “Hyundai Motor […]


Hyundai Motor America Reports June and Mid-year Sales

Beats all-time sales record for the first half of the year Best June ever Equus has best month ever COSTA MESA, Calif., July 3, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America, the most fuel-efficient automaker in the U.S., today announced an all-time June sales record of 63,813 units, up eight percent over last year’s all-time June record. […]


Hyundai Named Leader in Fuel-Efficiency and C02 Emissions in America

Hyundai Regains Top Spot in the EPA Fuel Economy Report COSTA MESA, Calif., March 9, 2012 – In a government-issued reporttoday,Hyundai Motor America was named number one in fuel economy and CO2 emissions in America by topping the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy rankings for the 2010 model year, beating out traditional leaders […]


Hyundai Elantra Named 2012 North American Car of the Year

DETROIT, Jan. 9, 2012 – The 2012 Hyundai Elantra took top honors in the most exclusive award in North America when it was named 2012 North American Car of the Year today. A jury of 50 independent North American automotive journalists evaluated each of the new cars introduced last year and chose the 2012 Hyundai Elantra […]


Hyundai Technical Center Invests $15 Million and Stimulates Employment in Superior Township Michigan

Hyundai Tech Center commits to build a world-class Hot/Cold Weather Dynamometer testing facility Overall investment will total $15 million to support new vehicle development 50 new jobs added over the next three years SUPERIOR TWP., Mich., Jan. 10, 2012 – Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) today announced it will further its commitment to the […]


Hyundai Technical Center Invests $15 Million and Stimulates Employment in Superior Township, Michigan

SUPERIOR TWP., Mich., Jan. 10, 2012 – Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) today announced it will further its commitment to the State of Michigan and Washtenaw County by building a world-class Hot/Cold Weather Dynamometer Test facility at its Superior Township location, just south of Ann Arbor, MI. Hyundai will invest $15 million to construct the […]


Hyundai’s U.S. Operations Contribute More Than 94,000 Private Sector Jobs and Total Impact of $7 Billion to National Economy

ANN ARBOR, Mich., November 11 — The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in partnership with Hyundai Motor America today announced the findings of a study quantifying – for the first time – the automaker’s impact on the U.S. economy.  Conducted by CAR’s Sustainability and Economic Development Strategies group and commissioned by Hyundai, the economic impact […]


Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and Suppliers Generate Total Impact of $3.8 Billion to Alabama’s Economy and More Than 34,000 Full-time Equivalent Jobs Statewide in 2010

MONTGOMERY, Ala., October 19 — Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (“HMMA”) today announced the findings of an economic impact study quantifying the automaker’s impact on the economy of the State of Alabama in 2010. Conducted by M. Keivan Deravi, Ph.D., special assistant to the Chancellor and professor of economics at Auburn University at Montgomery, the study […]


Hyundai Launches Redesigned Hyundainews.com Media Website

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2011 – Making it easier for media to access information about Hyundai and its vehicles, an all-new redesigned www.hyundainews.com website goes live today. Hyundainews.com is the official site for media releases, photos, videos, public relations contact information and more. The new site now features social media tools, a news alert […]


Hyundai Motor Reports August Global Sales

SEOUL, Korea, Sep. 1, 2011 – Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker, reports its domestic and overseas sales results for August 2011. Read more…


Hyundai Motor America Reports August Sales

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sep. 1, 2011 – Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 58,505 vehicles in August, a nine percent total sales increase compared with the same period a year ago, and a 21 percent retail sales increase over last August. Read more…


Hyundai Drive 4 Hope Tour Launches in San Francisco for Hope on Wheels

SAN FRANCISCO, Sep. 1, 2011 – To demonstrate the environmental advantages and performance of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) while benefitting kids with cancer, Hyundai Motor America has launched the Hyundai Drive 4 Hope. As the official car of Hope on Wheels, Hyundai’s major pediatric cancer program, a Hyundai FCEV Tucson will travel more than […]


Hyundai Hope on Wheels Revs Up Support for National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with Record Breaking $7.1 Million in Donations

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31, 2011 – To support National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, Hyundai Hope on Wheels today announced that through Hope Grants totaling $7.1 million, it will fund a record breaking 71 pediatric cancer research projects and programs at Children’s Oncology Group (COG) institutions across the country. In addition, the organization will […]


Hyundai Elantra Ties for Top Spot in Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com Compact Sedan Comparison Test

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 26, 2011 – Hyundai’s 2011 Elantra came out on top in Kelley Blue Book’s www.kbb.com all-new 2011/2012 Compact Sedan Comparison Test. Tying for first place with the Honda Civic, the Elantra beat out the Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus in kbb.com’s thorough vehicle comparison, scoring 7.5 out of 10 possible points […]


All-New 2012 Hyundai Accent Off to Roaring Start

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011 – The Hyundai Accent was America’s best-selling sub-compact car in July. “The all-new Accent outsold two great small cars we really respect in July – the Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “In fact, it was the best-selling subcompact in the […]


Hyundai Reaches 100,000 40 MPG Vehicle Sales Faster Than the Rest of the Auto Industry

COSTA MESA, Calif., July 7, 2011 – Fireworks commemorated an industry milestone this Fourth of July weekend as Hyundai sold its 100,000th vehicle achieving 40 miles per gallon highway fuel economy. Hyundai smoked the entire auto industry, outselling all other automakers’ 40 mpg offerings. Through the first six months, 29 percent of Hyundai’s sales volume […]


Hyundai Motor America Reports June and Mid-Year Sales

COSTA MESA, Calif., July 1, 2011 – Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 59,209 vehicles in June, a 16 percent increase compared with the same period a year ago. This represents an all-time sales record for both the month of June and the first half of the year for Hyundai, breaking the marks set […]


2012 Hyundai Equus Continues to Redefine Intelligent Luxury

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 28, 2011 – Hyundai’s flagship Equus successfully competes with the best sedans in the world, while adding a new level of customer experience to luxury car ownership. Since its introduction, Equus has outpaced its sales and market share expectations. Enhancements to the 2012 model build upon this momentum. Most notably, the […]


Hyundai Motor America Reports Its Best-Ever May

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 1, 2011 – Hyundai Motor America today announced all-time record May sales of 59,214 units, up 21 percent compared with the same record-breaking period last year. This marks the fifth consecutive month that Hyundai has set an all-time monthly sales record. For the year, total sales are up 29 percent, with […]


Hyundai Tucson Improves Fuel Economy and Range for 2012

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 19, 2011 – In a marketplace where gas prices are near $4.00 per gallon, the 2012 Tucson delivers better fuel economy and range for consumers needing the utility of a CUV without sacrificing fuel efficiency. The Tucson now delivers up to an estimated 32 miles per gallon on the highway. These […]


Hyundai Motor America Reports Its Best April Ever and Second-Best All-Time Month

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 3, 2011 – Hyundai Motor America today announced all-time record April sales of 61,754 units, up 40 percent compared with the same record-breaking period last year. For the year, total sales are up 31 percent, with retail volume rising 40 percent. Sales to fleet accounts are down 45 percent for the […]


Hyundai Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary in the United States

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 21, 2011 – With gas prices at $1.20 per gallon, financing topping 10 percent APR and airbags emerging as the latest safety technology, the auto industry looked much different 25 years ago when Hyundai brought its car to the United States. Today, with a full line-up of award-winning products, Hyundai Motor […]


Hyundai Motor America Begins Voluntary Monthly Fuel Economy Reporting

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 3, 2011 – This week, Hyundai Motor America announced it has begun reporting monthly sales-weighted Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) results for the Hyundai brand to provide journalists, policy-makers and consumers with additional data. Today, industry fuel economy reporting lags sales reporting as official CAFE data is calculated on a completed […]


Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Demonstrates Fuel Efficiency and Range in Cross-Continental Trek

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Jan. 2, 2011 – An all-new 2011 Sonata Hybrid completed a drive from the edge of the Pacific Ocean to this island off the Atlantic Coast of Georgia, covering 2,269 miles crossing over mountains, deserts and valleys, the Continental Divide and the Mississippi River, with only one stop for fuel, demonstrating the […]


Sonata Leads Hyundai to IIHS Top Safety Pick Honors

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 – Four Hyundai models, including the North American Car of the Year finalist Sonata, achieved the 2011 Top Safety Pick honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Joining the Sonata in receiving this top safety distinction are the Hyundai Genesis, Santa Fe and Tucson. Top Safety Pick […]


Hyundai Sonata Named Finalist for 2011 North American Car of the Year

DETROIT, Dec. 15, 2010 – The game-changing all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata has been named a finalist for North American Car of the Year, one of the most exclusive automotive awards in the world. Read more…


Hyundai Motor America Sets All-Time November Sales Record

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 – Hyundai Motor America today announced an all-time record for November sales of 40,723 units, up 45 percent versus 2009. November retail sales were up 85 percent from last year. For the year-to-date, Hyundai has already established a new annual sales record with total volume of 493,426, up 23 […]


Hyundai Motor America Sets All-time October Sales Record with 38 Percent Increase

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 – Hyundai Motor America today announced all-time record October sales of 42,656, up 38% percent versus 2009. Retail sales were up 71% percent, while deliveries to fleet accounts were down 46%. For the year, Hyundai has reported total cumulative sales of 452,703, up 21 percent versus the same ten […]


Hyundai Motor America Sets September Sales Record with 48 Percent Increase

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 1, 2010 – Hyundai Motor America today announced all-time record September sales of 46,556, up 48 percent versus 2009. Retail sales were up 73 percent. For the year, Hyundai has reported total cumulative sales of 410,047, up 20 percent versus the same period in 2009, with retail sales up 26 percent. […]