For the 2014 model year, the popular Sonata
received minor exterior styling updates and more convenience features.
The mid-cycle facelift should make the
carmaker’s second best-selling model in the USA even more appealing and
attractive to the U.S. shoppers.
The big news today, however, is not the 2014
Sonata, but rather the next-generation model that has been spotted testing in
the USA and Korea.
Just recently, the automobile spies have
caught testing a heavily camouflaged prototype in the wild and that appears to
be the next-generation Hyundai Sonata.
We have learned that the next generation
Sonata mid-size sedan will be launched next year as a 2015 model.
As evident from the spy pic here, the 2015 Sonata will adopt redesigned sheet metal, along with
completely redesigned front and rear fascias.
The next-generation model is also likely to
get several changes inside and will also incorporate various high-tech
The engine specification is rumored to remain
the same, however the powertrain will be tweaked to offer higher performance
and provide better fuel economy figures.
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is expected to be
launched in the USA in the fourth-quarter of 2014.
New R-Spec Model Provides a More Focused Performance
Package for Tuners and Enthusiasts
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2013 – Hyundai today announced the
addition of the Veloster Turbo R-Spec to its line-up at the Los Angeles Auto
Show. The heart of the R-Spec is the responsive, aftermarket-tunable 1.6-liter,
direct-injected, turbocharged engine, along with unique design cues, enhanced
chassis tuning, a B&M Racing® Sport Shifter, and the lowest price point in
the Veloster Turbo lineup. R-Spec production will begin in December 2013 with
availability in early February 2014.
Veloster Turbo R-Spec is the fourth R-Spec model in Hyundai’s lineup,
following in the footsteps of Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec, Genesis Coupe 3.8
R-Spec and Genesis 5.0 R-Spec. R-Spec represents the ultimate performance
version of each of these models. For Veloster Turbo R-Spec, sport suspension and
steering settings have been retuned for optimum responsiveness, with higher
spring rates and a more rigid transmission mount. On the powertrain side, R-Spec
is available only with the 6-speed manual transmission, and a short-throw
B&M Sport Shifter has been added for a tighter, more direct shift feel.
2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec
“We’re thrilled to add the Veloster Turbo R-Spec to our growing family of
enthusiast-oriented R-Spec models”, said Scott Margason, director, product
planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The R-Spec takes the Veloster theme of
affordable performance to an entirely new level that is sure to appeal to
On the exterior, R-Spec adds a sporty red-accented front splitter and side
blades, with R-Spec badging on the rear hatch. Inside, red leatherette bolsters
with red/black cloth insert sport seats complement special embroidered-logo
R-Spec floor mats for a sporty ambience. Veloster Turbo R-Spec will be available
in four colors: Elite White, Ultra Black, Marathon Blue, and exclusively for
2014 Veloster, Sprint Gray.
In keeping with its purist driving focus, some standard equipment from the
Turbo model has been deleted from the R-Spec, such as proximity-key entry with
push-button start, premium gauge cluster, side-repeater mirrors, driver’s
auto-up window, high-gloss interior cues and full-faced heated leather
Adding to the focused driving experience for all 2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec
and Turbo models is Torque Vectoring Control (TVC). This active cornering
feature, utilizing capabilities from the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and
powertrain control systems, improves dynamic cornering during more enthusiastic
driving. TVC uses wheel-speed sensors coupled with ESC algorithms to apply
precise braking force to the inside front wheel during spirited cornering. This
active braking redirects power to the outside front wheel in the turn, reducing
wheelspin, for enhanced cornering grip and corner-exit acceleration. Overall,
TVC provides Veloster Turbo R-Spec drivers with an incremental margin of
cornering precision during enthusiastic driving.
Inside the cabin, 2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec and Turbo models receive Active
Sound Design (later availability), which provides richer in-cabin powertrain
resonance for an even more involving driving experience, especially during
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Competition Tests Automotive Service Expertise and Reinforces
Brand’s Commitment to Quality Service and Customer Satisfaction
Hyundai recently released a press release regarding the 10th Hyundai World Skill Olympics. The result: U.S. won the Gold! Read the following press release for more details!
COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2013 – Hyundai Motor Company
recently concluded the 10th Hyundai World Skill Olympics, a biennial
skills competition that pits Hyundai’s automotive service experts and
technicians against one another in various Olympic-style competitions and tests.
The 2013 gold medal was awarded to local Riverside, California Hyundai
technician, Jason Emerson. This acknowledgment propels the United States to the
top of the medal chart, beating out China, Turkey and Australia and becoming one
of only three countries to have multiple gold medal awards.
“We congratulate Jason on his win and are thrilled he was able to take home
the gold for the U.S. and our dealership,” said Jim Sams, Service Manager,
Riverside Hyundai. “This is a true testament to Hyundai’s ongoing commitment to
providing an exceptional level of quality customer service throughout the
lifetime of vehicle ownership.”
In addition to Jason Emerson receiving the overall gold medal, three other
U.S. technicians placed in the competition. Ken Winders from Gene Messer Hyundai
in Lubbock, Texas received a gold medal for his performance in the engine
mechanical and written evaluations. Steve Picket from Ed Voyles Hyundai in
Smyrna, Georgia and Aronn Walters from Regional Hyundai in Broken Arrow,
Oklahoma received Excellent Skills medals, recognizing their strong overall
performance in the competition.
The Hyundai World Skill Olympics is designed to improve customer satisfaction
at Hyundai service centers across the globe. First held in 1995, the competition
has sought to improve service technicians’ skills through systematic training in
a unique and interactive environment.
“Top automotive service skills are at the heart of customer satisfaction,”
said Erwin Raphael, Director, Engineering and Quality, Hyundai Motor America.
“The Hyundai World Skill Olympics really allows us to ensure we are providing a
premier customer experience and arming our technicians with the tools and
training they need to deliver quality service.”
In 2013, a total of 145 participants including 87 specialists from 54
countries gathered at Hyundai Motor’s Technical Center in Korea to perform their
latest techniques in an Olympic-style competition. The competition includes
practical evaluations of engines, electric devices, chassis, automatic
transmission and other automotive components. There is also a written exam
portion of the competition.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America,
headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of
Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai
Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships
nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance
program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle
limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty,
and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes
Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with
the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care
services, complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic
Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert,
Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.
WEST BROAD HYUNDAI
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