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Spying: Next Hyundai Equus Makes Its First Appearance

Sep 15 2014 10:25 AM | Hyundai News
At first glance, a new set of spy photos shows what appears to be a Hyundai Genesis sedan that has been stretched. But according to Automobile Magazine, what we are looking at is the next-generation Equus flagship.

The mule appears to be riding on a longer wheelbase. This is hinted by a large piece of sheetmetal riveted behind the rear doors. Also giving some credence that we're looking at the next Equus. Driving along with the mule was a BMW 7-Series.

Not much is known about the next-generation Equus, but Automobile Magazine speculates that the model will share the Genesis' platform and come with the option of all-wheel drive. As for when we'll see the model, 2016 or 2017 seems very likely.

Source: Aut...

Rumorpile: Questionable Future For The Hyundai Veloster

Jul 21 2014 01:10 PM | Hyundai News
The Hyundai Veloster is a departure for the Korean automaker. With a unique style and a asymmetrical door layout, the Veloster has been the black sheep when compared to other models. But a new report says the Veloster may not get a second act.

An unnamed Hyundai executive tells GoAuto.com.au that the company is currently debating whether or not to do a second-generation Veloster.

β€œIt still has not been decided. There is still debate as to whether it will happen.”

Last year, the Veloster sold 60,000 units worldwide. Over half of those were delivered to North America where the model experienced a decline.

The Veloster is expected to get a mid-cycle refresh in the near-future. What comes after tha...

Hyundai Motor America's New CEO Hints What The Future Could Hold

Feb 17 2014 02:25 PM | Hyundai News
Dave Zuchowski, the new CEO of Hyundai Motor America has some ideas for new products in segments where the company doesn't compete. The first is an addition of a third premium model to join alongside the Genesis and Equus.
"That's one of the conversations. I think it's fair to say that within a couple of years there may be another premium" nameplate. "That's a space where we think there's some opportunity," said Zuchowski to Automotive News
For the past couple of years, we've been hearing rumors of a compact luxury sedan to possibly compete with the likes of the BMW 3-Series. When asked about this, Zuchowski declined to comment.
The other model in consideration is a subcompact cross...

John Krafcik Steps Down As Hyundai CEO

Dec 27 2013 03:40 PM | William Maley in Hyundai News

Some very surprising news coming out Hyundai this afternoon. The automaker announced that president and CEO John Krafcik will be stepping down from his position January 1st, at the completion of his contract.    "On behalf of Hyundai Mot...

Spied and Previewed: 2015 Hyundai Genesis

Nov 26 2013 01:55 PM | Drew Dowdell in Hyundai News

November 26th, 2013 Drew Dowdell Managing Editor - CheersandGears.com   It is a couple of days before the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. and most of the northern and eastern parts of the country are bracing for a major snow storm to hit. In...

The Debrief: Hyundai's GDCI Four-Cylinder Engine

Nov 15 2013 04:30 PM | William Maley in Hyundai News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com November 15, 2013   Imagine taking the benefits of a diesel engine and using that for a gasoline engine. Well Hyundai is doing just that. During a media briefing at the company's Technical Center in...

Hyundai Issues A Teaser Of The 2015 Genesis

Oct 24 2013 02:35 PM | William Maley in Hyundai News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com October 24, 2013   Hyundai unveiled a rendering of the new 2015 Genesis sedan today which features the company's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language.. The new model gets a dramatically restyled fro...