Hyundai – Automobile http://www.automobilemag.com No Boring Cars - Automotive Magazine Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:37:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 Hyundai to Bring Out Next-Gen Fuel Cell in 2018 http://www.automobilemag.com/news/hyundai-bring-out-next-gen-fuel-cell-2018/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/hyundai-bring-out-next-gen-fuel-cell-2018/#respond Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:25:01 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=970887 Hyundai became the first automaker to offer a mass-produced fuel cell vehicle when it brought out a special version of its Tucson crossover in 2013. Now, Hyundai is ready to take its fuel cell technology further. In 2018, Hyundai will debut an all-new fuel cell vehicle, reports Automotive News. Hyundai’s director of eco-vehicle development, Ahn...

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Hyundai became the first automaker to offer a mass-produced fuel cell vehicle when it brought out a special version of its Tucson crossover in 2013. Now, Hyundai is ready to take its fuel cell technology further.

In 2018, Hyundai will debut an all-new fuel cell vehicle, reports Automotive News. Hyundai’s director of eco-vehicle development, Ahn Byung-ki, told the publication that the new vehicle will lie “somewhere between a CUV and SUV.”

The new vehicle will have a smaller fuel cell and a larger battery, the report says. The electric motor will boast a higher output, but will be physically smaller than the one in the Tucson Fuel Cell.

Hyundai’s new fuel cell will debut just in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Hyundai is taking full advantage of the opportunity, as it plans to market the new vehicle at the event. Hyundai may also introduce a fuel cell bus at the games.

“It’s a big event. That’s always a good opportunity for PR,” Ahn told AN.

Hyundai now leases its Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle in California for $499 a month, plus free hydrogen fuel. In February, Hyundai announced Tucson Fuel Cell drivers have accumulated more than 1 million miles on roads in Southern California.

In all, the automaker has produced fewer than 1,000 copies of its fuel cell vehicle. But by 2020, it’s looking to roll out 28 new green vehicles across all of its brands. These will include 10 hybrids, eight plug-in hybrids, eight EVs, and two fuel cell vehicles.

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Hyundai’s First N-Badged Car Sounds Positively Mean http://www.automobilemag.com/news/hyundais-new-2-0t-upcoming-i30-n-makes-kinds-snaps-crackles-pops/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/hyundais-new-2-0t-upcoming-i30-n-makes-kinds-snaps-crackles-pops/#respond Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:34:25 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=967719 Hyundai has given the world a teaser video previewing what the engine of its first N-badged vehicle will sound like, and it’s nothing short of glorious. The 40-second YouTube clip shows a group of engineers with testing equipment measuring the engine sound at what looks to be the Nürburgring. A prototype is then seen lapping...

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Hyundai has given the world a teaser video previewing what the engine of its first N-badged vehicle will sound like, and it’s nothing short of glorious. The 40-second YouTube clip shows a group of engineers with testing equipment measuring the engine sound at what looks to be the Nürburgring. A prototype is then seen lapping the race track while engineers continue to monitor the car’s sound, which includes all kinds of snaps, crackles, and pops that wouldn’t be out of place in more powerful sports cars.

The next-generation i30 hatchback (Elantra GT in North America) will be the first Hyundai vehicle to receive a performance-minded N-badged variant. A prototype was recently entered at the Nürburgring 24-Hour Endurance race along with an i30 1.6 and a Veloster Turbo race car. The new engine for N-badged Hyundais is expected to be a 2.0-liter turbo-four that’s been developed from the ground up for duty in performance cars.

Hyundai originally announced its N performance sub-brand in 2013 and officially unveiled it at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. Its activities are currently overseen by Albert Biermann, who was a long-time engineer at BMW M before taking his current position at Hyundai/Kia. This week, Hyundai previewed the U.S.-spec Elantra Sport, which is a performance-minded variant of the Elantra sedan and features a 1.6-liter turbo-four with at least 200 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque, and an independent rear suspension.

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Hyundai Pickup on the Way, Won’t Launch Before 2020 http://www.automobilemag.com/news/hyundai-pickup-way-wont-launch-2020/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/hyundai-pickup-way-wont-launch-2020/#respond Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:30:57 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=966969 Hyundai’s Santa Cruz Concept was a surprise hit when it debuted at the 2015 Detroit auto show, and rumors are swirling that the Korean automaker will build it, albeit in a more rugged and utilitarian form. Hyundai Australia COO Scott Grant told CarAdvice that the Santa Cruz “has been advanced” towards production. However, he also said to not...

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Hyundai’s Santa Cruz Concept was a surprise hit when it debuted at the 2015 Detroit auto show, and rumors are swirling that the Korean automaker will build it, albeit in a more rugged and utilitarian form. Hyundai Australia COO Scott Grant told CarAdvice that the Santa Cruz “has been advanced” towards production. However, he also said to not expect the truck before 2020.

Grant noted that Hyundai HQ in Korea is “looking at the vehicle quite seriously, but there is yet to be a commitment to produce” the truck. He added that given the demand for a midsize truck from other markets outside Australia, Hyundai’s global bosses are now more closely looking at producing a truck. Hyundai’s Australian arm has been lobbying for a midsize truck, given it constitutes 16.5 percent of the domestic market with around 100,000 units sold.

One key detail that Grant pointed out was that the Hyundai pickup would break away somewhat from the Santa Cruz Concept, which is more car-like. Instead, it’ll be more rugged to compete with the likes of the Chevrolet Colorado, which is sold as a Holden in Australia. The Santa Cruz Concept is small, seats four, and uses a 2.0-liter turbodiesel I-4 rated at 190 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Brings A Dose of Performance to Elantra Lineup http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2017-hyundai-elantra-sport-brings-dose-performance/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2017-hyundai-elantra-sport-brings-dose-performance/#respond Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:30:35 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=966657 Hyundai has revealed the latest addition to the 2017 Elantra sedan range, the Elantra Sport. No, the 2017 Elantra Sport doesn’t just come with an angrier looking face and some sporty-looking styling treatments, it gets a significant overhaul under the skin as well. Some of the ways you can tell that you’re looking at an...

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Hyundai has revealed the latest addition to the 2017 Elantra sedan range, the Elantra Sport. No, the 2017 Elantra Sport doesn’t just come with an angrier looking face and some sporty-looking styling treatments, it gets a significant overhaul under the skin as well.

Some of the ways you can tell that you’re looking at an Elantra Sport and not a standard model include a blacked-out grille with horizontal LED daytime running lights, a different layout within the headlight cluster, dual exhaust ports, and unique alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport comes with a flat-bottom steering wheel and sport seats with red accents and “Sport” embroidered on the seat backs.

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Under the hood is a 1.6-liter turbo-four rated at 200 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque, and it can be paired to your choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Elantra Sport comes with a fully independent rear suspension instead of the torsion beam setup found on the SE, Eco, and Limited trims for improved driving dynamics.

“Elantra Sport demonstrates our commitment to providing drivers with compelling vehicle choices that align with their interests,” said Hyundai Motor America manager of product planning Mike Evanoff, in a statement. Hyundai has entered the enthusiast market to mostly lukewarm effect in the past, with offerings like the Veloster Turbo Rally Edition and Genesis Coupe R-Spec. The Elantra Sport is an even milder foray into this world, shaping up as more of a competitor to the Honda Civic 1.5-liter turbo, which can be had with a six-speed manual.

Hyundai said in a press release that the 2017 Elantra Sport will arrive in the fourth quarter of 2016. Additional details including specifications, features, and pricing, will be released closer to the car’s on-sale date.

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IIHS May Adjust Small Overlap Ratings to Reflect Passenger Safety http://www.automobilemag.com/news/iihs-may-adjust-small-overlap-ratings-reflect-passenger-safety/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/iihs-may-adjust-small-overlap-ratings-reflect-passenger-safety/#respond Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:40:35 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=959757 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is considering adding passenger-side ratings to its Top Safety Pick criteria, the agency said today. The announcement comes after it conducted small overlap tests on the passenger side of small crossovers and discovered the ratings were often much lower than the driver-side ratings they typically report. The traditional small...

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is considering adding passenger-side ratings to its Top Safety Pick criteria, the agency said today. The announcement comes after it conducted small overlap tests on the passenger side of small crossovers and discovered the ratings were often much lower than the driver-side ratings they typically report.

The traditional small overlap test simulates what happens when the left front corner of a car hits a tree or pole at 40 mph. For a group of seven crossovers, IIHS tried small overlap tests on the right corner of the vehicle to see how a passenger would fare in such a crash. Turns out, not always well.

All seven crossovers IIHS tested had already received “Good” scores in the traditional small overlap test. But only the 2016 Hyundai Tucson managed to retain its top score in the passenger-side tests. The 2015 Buick Encore, 2015 Honda CR-V, and 2015 Mazda CX-5 earned a score equivalent to “Acceptable,” while the 2014 Nissan Rogue and 2014 Subaru Forester ranked a step below at “Marginal.” The 2015 Toyota RAV4 received a “Poor” rating.

Out of the seven crossovers, the RAV4 and Rogue suffered the most passenger-side intrusion, indicating a higher likelihood of serious injuries. The Rogue’s door hinge pillar tore off due to the crash, while the RAV4’s door flew open, raising the risk that the passenger would be ejected from the vehicle.

IIHS has conducted passenger-side testing for a little while now after noticing automakers haven’t put the same amount of small overlap protection into the right side of the vehicle as the left. But IIHS hopes that will change.

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“It’s not surprising that automakers would focus their initial efforts to improve small overlap protection on the side of the vehicle that we conduct the tests on,” said David Zuby, IIHS executive vice president and chief research officer, in a statement. “In fact, we encouraged them to do that in the short term if it meant they could quickly make driver-side improvements to more vehicles. As time goes by, though, we would hope they ensure similar levels of protection on both sides.”

Toyota was one of those automakers that focused on driver-side protection first. “Looking ahead, we’ve incorporated enhancements on both the driver’s and passenger’s side for vehicles built on Toyota’s new TNGA platforms, beginning with the 2016 Prius,” Toyota said in a statement to Automotive News.

New passenger-side ratings may ramp up as early as next year, IIHS says. They could become a requirement for vehicles to win a safety award by as early as 2018.

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Report: Hyundai Planning to Launch 200 Mile EV in 2018 http://www.automobilemag.com/news/hyundai-planning-launch-200-mile-ev-2018/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/hyundai-planning-launch-200-mile-ev-2018/#respond Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:15:53 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=950370 Hyundai has announced plans to launch an EV in 2018 with a range of 200 miles per charge. According to a report by Automotive News, Hyundai will launch the new EV with the intent of better competing with electric car manufacturers like Tesla. Currently, Hyundai offers a two hybrid vehicles, the Sonata Hybrid and its...

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Hyundai has announced plans to launch an EV in 2018 with a range of 200 miles per charge. According to a report by Automotive News, Hyundai will launch the new EV with the intent of better competing with electric car manufacturers like Tesla.

Currently, Hyundai offers a two hybrid vehicles, the Sonata Hybrid and its plug-in variant that’s able to travel up to 27 miles on electric power alone. The Ioniq family, which includes Hyundai’s first EV, will being joining the automaker’s lineup this year starting with the conventional hybrid, followed by the electric, and then the plug-in hybrid.The Ioniq Electric will have an estimated range of 110 miles per charge or 125 mpg-e, which is almost half of what the next Hyundai EV will be able to travel before needing to recharge.

Hyundai and sister brand Kia plan to more than double their environmentally-friendly vehicle offerings by 2020. Originally, both automakers claimed 26 vehicles will be available, but that figure has since raised to 28. Currently, Kia offers an all-electric version of its Soul hatchback, returning a range of 93 miles per charge, and the previous generation Optima hybrid sedan. A new generation of the Optima hybrid will be available in conventional or plug-in variants in late 2016, while the Niro hybrid crossover arrives sometime next year.

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One Week With: 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited Ultimate http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2017-hyundai-elantra-limited-ultimate-review/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2017-hyundai-elantra-limited-ultimate-review/#respond Wed, 25 May 2016 16:00:48 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=947544 Long gone are the days when buying a compact sedan meant forgoing the creature comforts of larger, more expensive cars. Every time an entry in the class is redesigned, it brings with it greater and greater aspirations; the sedans are now so fiercely competitive that automakers strain to put their latest and greatest technologies into...

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Long gone are the days when buying a compact sedan meant forgoing the creature comforts of larger, more expensive cars. Every time an entry in the class is redesigned, it brings with it greater and greater aspirations; the sedans are now so fiercely competitive that automakers strain to put their latest and greatest technologies into their most affordable cars. As a result, cars such as the all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra boast a level of quality, refinement, and features that easily put to rest the notion that an affordable car needs to represent any sort of compromise.

As soon as you see the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, which has grown not only in size but also in character compared to its predecessor, its sharp, taut lines strike you with a more modern look than its predecessor’s swoopy curves. Fully loaded with the 17-inch wheels and LED lights of our Limited Ultimate test car, the Elantra looks even more convincingly mature. Our only reservation is that, as with the larger Sonata, the Elantra doesn’t have a distinctive style of its own that speaks to the Hyundai brand. Maybe it’s that Hyundai is still in the process of defining itself as it poaches more and more design talent from other manufacturers, but the Elantra feels like a compromise between the designs of other cars. We wish Hyundai had taken bolder design risks in the vein of cars such as the Honda Civic and Mazda3.

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On the road, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra continues to demonstrate how the automaker has improved a lot in a short time. Its 2.0-liter engine is a sweet, smooth mill that does a great job of fading into the background. It’s a noticeable change from the engine in the 2016 Elantra we drove a few weeks earlier, which was perfectly peppy but buzzy and rattly. As is the case with most cars in this class, acceleration in the 2017 model isn’t neck-breaking, but the Elantra’s automatic transmission shifts promptly and smoothly, so we never found ourselves wanting for more oomph in a few days of suburban and highway driving. Fuel economy ratings are 28 mpg city and 37 mpg highway, which is impressive, but the best in the class now crack 40 mpg. The Mazda3, for example, has been rated at 41 mpg highway with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder since its redesign in 2013.

A similar smoothness comes through the chassis, which again is a welcome improvement over the sometimes brittle rides of earlier Elantras. The 2017 model deftly soaks up chatter and bumps from the roadway. Light, quick steering makes urban maneuvers simple, too, though the Elantra isn’t quite as natural to steer as our new segment fave, the Civic.

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Oodles of equipment, reasonable pricing

The biggest sign that compact sedans have moved beyond their humble roots is in the impressive level of equipment available. Our test car, for instance, packed gadgets we once expected only in premium cars: remote start, leather seats, HID headlights, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, memory power seats, a great hands-free automatic trunk release, navigation, and heated rear seats, all part of the Limited Ultimate package. It is, however, the only package that offers automatic emergency braking, a feature we consider a huge benefit to car safety. We wish Hyundai would democratize that crash-prevention feature and make it available on more affordable trim levels other than our $27,170 tester.

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But you needn’t pay that much for a well-equipped Elantra: Hyundai says the most popular configuration is the SE with the Popular Equipment package, which starts at just $19,785. It packs a touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a backup camera, alloy wheels, cruise control, keyless entry, heated mirrors, and automatic headlights—pretty much all the gadgets we want in a modern compact sedan besides remote start and active safety tech.

A big step forward

The story of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra isn’t just about value-for-money, though; it’s about all-round quality. We’ve long moved past the era when people only shopped Hyundais for a long warranty and a low entry price, but the 2017 Elantra proves that the company has not only maintained those values but progressed even farther. With better refinement and design than ever before, plus a wealth of available features, it’s a strong contender in its segment.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited Ultimate Specifications

On Sale: Now
Price: $23,185/$27,710 (base/as tested)
Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16-valve I-4/147 hp @ 6,200 rpm, 132 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Layout: 4-door, 5-passenger, front-engine, FWD sedan
EPA Mileage: 28/37 mpg (city/hwy)
L x W x H: 179.9 x 70.9 x 56.5 in
Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Weight: 2,811-2,976 lb
0-60 MPH: 9.0 sec (est)
Top Speed: N/A
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2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco First Drive http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2017-hyundai-elantra-eco-first-drive/ http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2017-hyundai-elantra-eco-first-drive/#respond Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:45 +0000 http://www.automobilemag.com/?p=946725 ROYAL OAK, Michigan – The editor of a popular online green-car publication expressed surprise when I told him I drove the entire 993 miles between Montgomery, Alabama, and Detroit in hair shirt Eco mode. He chose to drive his route, which was much longer than mine, the way he’d drive any other car. But in...

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ROYAL OAK, Michigan – The editor of a popular online green-car publication expressed surprise when I told him I drove the entire 993 miles between Montgomery, Alabama, and Detroit in hair shirt Eco mode. He chose to drive his route, which was much longer than mine, the way he’d drive any other car. But in the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco, as in most new cars of this ilk, the differences between Normal and Eco feel minor. You’re dealing with Hyundai’s turbocharged 1.4-liter Kappa four-cylinder engine feeding the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, a combo that provides barely adequate acceleration until boost builds. You must anticipate lazy throttle tip-in no matter the mode. The rest of the Elantra lineup uses a 2.0-liter inline-four from Hyundai’s Nu engine series, combined with a conventional six-speed torque converter automatic.

Eco and Normal modes are defaults for this Hyundai Elantra, so if you leave the car in either, it will start up in that mode. Leave it in Sport, and it defaults to Normal. I saved the Sport mode for my local drive on the weekend after reaching Metro Detroit. In Normal, Eco, or Sport mode under half-throttle, the DCT makes the 1-2 shift about 5,000 rpm, and under Normal or Eco, shifts 2-3 again at about 5,000, while the Sport mode hangs on to 5,500 rpm.

All of this was epilogue to my road trip. Unlike my green-car journalist friend and others’ Elantra Eco road trip, I didn’t have time to make the most of the usual vehicle-launch festivities. I left the Hyundai assembly plant on the outskirts of Montgomery about 1:30 p.m. Central time on a Wednesday and crossed the Ohio-Michigan border about 1 a.m. Friday. Though Hyundai posed them inside the factory, the Elantra Ecos we all drove away were not fresh off the production line. My car’s odometer showed 783 miles and 2.4 miles on the trip odometer.

From the factory’s rural location, I drove back to downtown Montgomery to find the Rosa Parks Museum and take pictures in front of the historical marker near the museum’s entrance.

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It’s the spot, near a bus stop, where on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to obey the driver’s orders to sit at the back of a city bus to leave space up front for white customers. After she was arrested, local civil rights leaders organized a 382-day bus boycott that ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregated bus seating is unconstitutional. But Parks and her husband could not find employment in Montgomery, so they moved to Detroit.

My own return to Detroit would have been all interstate if not for an impulse detour in which I headed northwest off I-65 near Decatur, Alabama, to spend Wednesday night in Muscle Shoals. Sadly, while there I did not take the time to tour any of the town’s 10 music recording studios.

I did, however, find nouvelle cuisine in Muscle Shoals. The Wild Lilly is in a small building that looks pre-fab, on a part of Michigan Avenue that looks like a light-industrial section of town (just off Woodward Avenue—Motown has left its mark on Muscle Shoals). I arrived about half an hour before closing and ordered dinner at the bar. For a while, I was the only customer (“the locals go to church on Wednesdays,” the waitress told me). Based on my pork chop with baked macaroni and grilled asparagus (and yes, I paid full price), I’d highly recommend The Wild Lilly.

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I got the recommendation from my wife, who I was chatting with using the Elantra Eco’s standard Apple CarPlay feature (it comes with Android for Auto, too). I used Apple’s Siri voice recognition, all controlled through the Elantra’s infotainment screen, to navigate my way north and to trade phone calls and texts (Siri reads and records them for you).

Making phone calls and listening to/dictating texts proved seamless, though using the map is not quite as intuitive. On two occasions, I drove at least a half-hour in the wrong direction before resetting the CarPlay nav. That’s all on Apple, not Hyundai. If you want the more reliable Google Maps app, you’ll need to use Android Auto.

Muscle Shoals and nearby Florence proved popular destinations on this Wednesday evening, but I found a newer chain motel in Florence. The next morning, I stopped for breakfast at an AUTOMOBILE staple, Waffle House, a couple of miles away. I was surprised to see a black Tesla Model S parked at the end of the restaurant’s parking lot and even more surprised to meet its owner seated at the counter.

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“Elon Musk bought me my car,” he told me. A community banker and car guy, the owner invested in Tesla stock before the Model S came out, so proceeds paid for the car. It’s been pretty reliable, he said, though it needed a new rear power unit. Fortunately for him, Tesla handled pick-up and drop-off of his loaner car without incident.

From the Florence, Alabama, Waffle House, I headed northeast—well, west first, as this was the first of two times Apple’s Siri misunderstood my directions—to Nashville. I had my first fill-up at a Shell station about a mile shy of the Lane Motor Museum.

I had driven 433.3 miles on the first tankful, at an average speed of 44 mph. The computer estimated my fuel efficiency at 45.7 mpg, though by my calculations, 11.4 gallons of regular unleaded equaled 37.9 mpg. I don’t know whether the trip computer was zeroed out exactly when Hyundai filled the tank prior to turning the car over to me, so I zeroed out Trip A at the Nashville Shell station to get an accurate reading on the next tankful.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco instrument cluster

While enjoying the eclectic mix of rare cars and bicycles during my first visit to the museum, storm clouds started pouring rain. I left a bit after 2 p.m. and tried to beat Nashville’s burgeoning rush hour. The 45 minutes I lost to Siri’s directions that morning would have helped.

High winds and rain slowed me as I drove northbound on I-65 to Louisville and on to Cincinnati and Dayton. The Hyundai Elantra Eco is a pleasant enough place to be, with interior space befitting of a midsize sedan. The tech-material cloth seats are heated, which I did not need, and are a bit drab in a mousy kind of gray. Padded door inserts are covered in a gray pattern that doesn’t match anything in the seats. Fit and finish is excellent, though the surfaces all are of a hard plastic devoid of the soft touchpoints you’ll find in the latest Honda Civic and Chevrolet Cruze, which, by the way, get better fuel mileage in certain variants, though at higher sticker prices. The driver’s door armrest and the upper door panel offer no respite for one’s left elbow on long drives.

Hyundai surprise-and-delight features include standard blind-spot detection, lane-change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, rear camera with dynamic guidance, and a trunk lid that opens automatically if you stand in front of it for a couple of seconds with the smart key in your pocket.

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On the interstate, the Eco mode’s lazy acceleration doesn’t matter except when exiting rest stops into traffic. Steering offers some feedback, which was helpful when the heavy rains created deep puddles on the freeway, though the steering lacks feel on fast corners. The car yaws through 50 mph on/off-ramps, and the fuel-efficient 15-inch tires start to scream before the understeer gets serious. Nothing to concern anyone looking for an efficient, fairly comfortable daily driver, though. The dry-clutch seven-speed DCT serves up plenty of slippage, like an improperly disengaged third pedal, though it’s smoother than the notorious dual-clutch in the Ford Focus.

North of Dayton, Ohio, as the clouds started to clear, I hit a sort of perfect mileage storm. I was 220 miles from home, 218 miles from my exit, and had 217 miles fuel range remaining. That would get fouled up a few exits north, when Siri gave me the wrong directions to a Culver’s fast-food restaurant, so I had to stop for gas about 1:30 a.m. on the west side of Detroit, near Zug Island.

Range is impressive. I had driven 550.3 miles between the Nashville and Detroit fill-ups. The dashboard readout indicated I managed 46.9 mpg, though real fuel mileage was 43.3 mpg. I don’t trust fuel mileage computers in general, though, and real fuel efficiency still was 8.3-percent better than the EPA highway estimate.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco rear three quarter

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco was my personal grocery-getter/errand-runner for the weekend, and on Sunday I capped my Elantra Eco road trip with a drive down Rosa Parks Boulevard in Detroit. I topped off the tank Monday morning for a final fuel mileage count. Since the Zug Island fill-up, I had driven 147.8 miles, mostly in the city, and the dash readout estimated 36.8 mpg. I refilled just 4.4 gallons, for real fuel mileage of 33.8 mpg.

Since Montgomery, Alabama, I had used 28 gallons of regular unleaded to drive 1,121.5 miles (plus 2.4 miles on Trip A when I took delivery of the car), for an average mpg of 40.1, one-tenth better than the Hyundai Elantra Eco’s EPA highway number. For its price it’s easy to overlook the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco’s shortcomings and consider it a reasonably comfortable highway cruiser well-suited to long, straight freeway trips; a good alternative to diesel compacts with questionable EPA fuel economy numbers.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco Specifications

On Sale: Now
Price: $21,350 (base and as tested)
Engine: 1.4-liter turbocharged DOHC 16-valve I-4, 128 hp @ 5,500 rpm/156 lb-ft @ 1,400-3,700 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Layout: Four-door, five-passenger, front-engine FWD sedan
EPA Mileage: 32/40 mpg (city/hwy)
L x W x H: 179.9 x 70.9 x 56.5 in
Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Weight: 2,857 lbs
0-60 MPH: N/A
Top Speed: N/A
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Hyundai will debut its N performance sub brand on the racing circuit starting with the Nurburgring 24-hour race, where it will put its upcoming hot hatch to the test. The automaker will enter three cars in total, a Veloster, an i30 hatch (Elantra GT in North America) equipped with a 1.6-liter turbo-four, and a second i30 N hatch powered by a larger, more potent 2.0-liter turbo-four.

“This Nürburgring 24h race provides the ideal test bed for our motorsport-inspired N sub-brand development and a key part of our ‘born at Namyang, honed at Nürburgring’ performance-car ethos. The technological inspiration and experience gained from this extreme testing will accelerate our development of high-performance, fun-to-drive N models,” said Albert Biermann, Hyundai’s head of vehicle test and high performance development.

Dubbed as a development car, the i30 N with the 2.0-liter turbo-four will be used to get “a better understanding of performance technologies” ahead of the N brand’s official launch. Hyundai will use the Nurburgring 24-hour race to perform intense testing by pushing the 2.0-liter turbo-four to its limits. The automaker says that 40 percent of the i30 2.0 Turbo is new thanks to a newly-developed engine and enhanced transmission, suspension, and dampers. Other upgrades include recalibrated steering, wider fenders and larger wheels.

Hyundai originally presented its N performance sub brand in September 2015 as part of the “born in Namyang, honed at Nurburgring” program where engineers have carried out accelerated endurance tests for many years with production cars and now high-performance models. All three vehicles that the automaker has entered for the upcoming Nurburgring 24-Hour endurance race were built by Schuman, a Hyundai dealership that also designs race cars under its motorsport department. Hyundai test driver Bruno Beulen will race the i30 equipped with the 2.0-liter turbo-four and will alternate with Michael Bohrer, Alexander Koeppen, and Rory Pentinnen.

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Two big improvements to the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport have helped earn it the Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Thanks to additional structural reinforcements, the 2017 Santa Fe Sport passed the small overlap front evaluation with a “Good” rating, the highest mark for the test. IIHS says the Santa Fe Sport does a better job preventing cabin intrusion during a crash, while the front and side airbags have also improved in protecting the driver’s head. The Santa Fe Sport was previously rated “Marginal” in the small overlap front test. The revised crossover earned a “Good” rating in all other tests including side, moderate overlap front, roof strength, and head restraints and seats.

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Another improvement for model year 2017 is the addition of an optional front crash prevention system, a requirement for TSP+ status. The feature is available on the top-spec 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate as part of a Tech Package ($1,550) where it’s listed as “Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.” The package also includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, an electronic parking brake, automatic high beams, and headlights that “bend” depending on the curve of the road.

The Santa Fe Sport now joins a short list of midsize SUVs with TSP+ ratings including the 2016 Honda Pilot, 2016 Nissan Murano, and the 2016 Toyota Highlander.

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