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Hyundai Takes A Strong Lead In Sales-Weighted Fuel Economy
Hyundai Takes A Strong Lead In Sales-Weighted Fuel Economy

The 2011 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage gasoline non-plug-in vehicle on the U.S. market, at an EPA-rated 51 mpg city, 48 highway, but when you look at sales-weighted averages, the fleet of new cars that Hyundai is selling, as a whole, beats that of Toyota. The sales and pricing data...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Accent
Once Again, Hyundai Takes Top Honors In Loyalty Index

There's a lot of talk these days about the death of brand loyalty -- particularly about Generations X and Y and how they're on the lookout for good deals, not a brand they can wed for life. And while that may be true, that hasn't stopped Hyundai from walking off with top honors in the esteemed...Read More»

2011 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro
Five Affordable and Sexy Family Cars for 2011

Not every family can afford a high-priced luxury car to meet their transportation needs. Not every family wants to either. After considerable consumer input over Family Car Guide's Five Sexy Family Cars for 2011, we've put together five more 2011 cars that are not only much more affordable than...Read More»

Hyundai's "Prepare to be Deprogrammed" ad campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Some Automakers Bet Big On Super Bowl, Others Sit On Sideline

The Super Bowl is a big deal in the advertising industry. With every football fan watching the big game, the commercials have almost become as important as the game itself. This year some automakers are betting big on advertising, while others are merely watching instead of spending the money. Some...Read More»

Hyundai's "Prepare to be Deprogrammed" ad campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Hyundai Puts On Tinfoil Hat, Exposes Compact Car Brainwashing

Have you ever heard of backmasking? Neither had we, but that's because we're not conspiracy theorists living in our mother's basement, and we never bought into the Beatles' White Album "Paul is dead" hoax. Hyundai's higher-ups, however, are a different story. The first, and most interesting, of two...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra’s New Trend: Heated Rear Seats

As another massive snowstorm hits the Northeast, I’m reading the specifications sheet for the newly redesigned 2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited model. Imagine my surprise when I see that this stylish, economical compact boasts front and rear heated seats. Will this be the making of a new trend?...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Records Increase In Sales And Profits

Readers of this website know that I’m a big fan of the Hyundai Motor Company. When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, it was well-known in the industry that Hyundai was the up-and-coming auto maker in the U.S. They were no longer making cheap cars that didn’t last. Instead...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
More Cheap, Safe New Cars for Teens

What’s the best vehicle to buy for your responsible teen to get around it? You want a reasonably priced one that gets good gas mileage and is equipped with lots of standard safety features. Your teen wants something that looks cool and drives like a hoot. Therein lies the challenge: how to...Read More»

2011 Hundai Sonata Hybrid, La Jolla, California, October 2010
Noxious Emissions Greatly Reduced: The Hyundai Way

In all the hot air and noxious emissions that were spewed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show this week, many a claim was made about zero emissions, reduced carbon footprints and just plain eco-friendliness--with a side order or Mother Earth hugs. Sure, there was performance galore from all the vendors...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Curb Concept
2011 Hyundai Curb Concept: 2011 Detroit Auto Show

In just a few years, Hyundai has developed a real design presence, going from derivative to different (as evidenced by the 2012 Hyundai Veloster also making its debut at Detroit). Now, the automaker is taking its 'Fluidic Sculpture' design language to new places with its Curb Concept, shown for the...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster official teaser
2011 Detroit Auto Show: Our Roundup Of Live Video Feeds

For the next several days, automakers from around the globe will share new rides, technology, and other goodies with hordes of eager journalists and the general public. There's nothing like seeing those reveals in person, but if you can't make it to Detroit this year, or if you have a strong...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis
2010 Hyundai Genesis Sedan: A Valet Baffler

Hyundai began its march up the automotive food chain a few years ago with the Azera four-door front-wheel-drive sedan. This was a car that baffled even some valet parking attendants that didn’t recognize it from the outside but sure appreciated its luxurious touches and enviable construction...Read More»

Hyundai Blue Link rear-view mirror
Blue Link Suite Of Services To Debut In 2012 Hyundai Veloster And Sonata

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Hyundai unveiled a new Blue Link system that will rival GM's OnStar and "will offer more than 30 unique connectivity features." Just as with OnStar, these services will be available through a rearview-mirror-mounted interface, or via the...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

2007 hyundai veloster concept motorauthority 005
Today at High Gear Media: Veloster, BMW i8, and The Last Text

As 2010 dribbles into the history books, we lay up with a list of our most popular reviews. [TheCarConnection] We're also cataloging our most popular news stories from the year. It's like you thought: monkeys, Volt hype and flying cars are in full effect. [TheCarConnection] What if the 2012 Hyundai...Read More»

Invisible monkey in Dodge's Year-End Tent Event Sale advertisement
TCC's Top Stories for 2010: PETA Monkeys, The Volt Conflamma, and Flying Cars

We've shown you the most popular reviews on TheCarConnection in 2010--but what about monkeys and PETA, the once and not-future Ranger, Volt lies and flying cars? That's just a cross-section of the most popular news and features that crossed the High Gear Media wires this year. Whether you came in...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
TCC's Most Popular Reviews of 2010

Each month, TheCarConnection brings you new reviews of the latest new cars, trucks, crossovers and minivans. We're positive you read each and every one, in depth, at your leisure--but let's face it, some cars are more interesting than others. We've poked around in Google Analytics to see which...Read More»

Hyundai Veloster at Technical Center
Veloster? How About A Hyundai Zuma, Kona, or Pi Instead?

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is coming to next month's 2011 Detroit auto show, and the Accent-based sports coupe has plenty of unusual features brewing for its world debut, with 2+1 doors, a dual-clutch gearbox and 40-mpg-plus fuel economy at the top of the list. It's also likely at this point that...Read More»

GM Renaissance Center American flag
GM Preparing Big Social Media Campaigns For The New Year

This past year has been huge for social media marketing. With Twitter's popularity through the roof and Facebook effectively adding a "like" button to the Internet, there is no question what direction marketing is headed. GM recognizes this, and is set to launch some big social media campaigns in...Read More»

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