Hyundai Unveils 2014 Veloster RE:FLEX at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

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Hyundai's Veloster sports coupe has always been a fun little oddity, with its one big driver's door and two smaller passenger doors, and in turbo form, it can be quite entertaining to drive as well. To keep interest up between redesigns, the company has come up with a few specials editions, the latest just introduced at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

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The Veloster RE:FLEX is a follow-up to last year's RE:MIX special edition, and it will be only a trim, paint, and equipment package.

By Aaron Bragman | February 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

What Hyundai-Kia's Latest Strike Means to Car Shoppers

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Hyundai-Kia's troubled home-turf labor relations continue. The latest chapter has Korean labor unions voting to strike over wage and benefit disputes with the South Korean automaker. The result could mean a production stoppage in its home country.

Hyundai-Kia, which together rank fifth in global sales, is the sixth on the U.S. sales pole, with year-to-date sales down 0.3%. Still, the automaker builds popular cars like the Hyundai Elantra and Sonata, as well as the Kia Optima and Soul. All four rank in the top 35 best-sellers so far this year — and although the automaker operates two assembly plants in the U.S., all Soul and a significant chunk of Optima, Elantra and Sonata vehicles hail from South Korea. A production stoppage could hamstring dealer supply in a matter of weeks.

By Kelsey Mays | August 15, 2013 | Comments (1)

Hyundai Air Freshener Leaves Lasting Impression

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Buying a new car is a big life event. You're happy as soon as you walk out of that dealership and twist the key to start up your new ride. A year later, the new-car high has worn off along with the new-car smell.

For some Hyundai owners, that's why a small token delivered in the mail is a big surprise.

By Robby DeGraff | May 29, 2013 | Comments (3)

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2013 Hyundai Veloster

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With its three-door setup, the Hyundai Veloster looks like it would be a great car for smaller families, but Cars.com Family reviewer Carrie Kim found that wasn't the case for her family. The driver's side has one door, and the passenger side has two small doors; her daughter's forward-facing convertible car seat nearly blocked the entire rear door opening on the passenger side. Carrie did appreciate the Veloster's eye-popping looks and its turbocharged engine.

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By Jennifer Newman | March 22, 2013 | Comments (3)

Recall Alert: 2012 Hyundai Veloster

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Hyundai is recalling 6,071 versions of the 2012 Veloster hatchback due to panoramic sunroofs that could crack, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is an expansion of a December 2012 recall that affected 13,500 Velosters with panoramic sunroofs.

The affected vehicles were manufactured from July 4 through Oct. 31, 2011 (check your vehicle's build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb), and are equipped with panoramic glass panels. In these cars, the panoramic sunroof assembly may have been weakened during factory installation, which could cause it to break.

Hyundai will notify owners starting in March 2013, and dealers will inspect and replace the sunroof glass assembly for free. Owners can call Hyundai at 800-633-5151 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 27, 2013 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2012 Hyundai Veloster

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In its second recall of the day, Hyundai is recalling 13,500 versions of the 2012 Veloster hatchback due to panoramic sunroofs that could crack, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected vehicles were manufactured from Nov. 1, 2011, through April 17, 2012 (check your vehicle's build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb), and are equipped with panoramic glass panels. In these cars, the panoramic sunroof assembly may have been weakened during factory installation, which could cause it to break.

Hyundai reports that it's not aware of any accidents related to the recall, but the automaker did receive five reports of minor cuts due to the broken glass.

By Jennifer Geiger | December 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2012 Hyundai Veloster

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Hyundai is recalling 4,490 model-year 2012 versions of the Veloster compact hatchback due to problems with the parking brake, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected vehicles have manual transmissions and were manufactured from July 2, 2011, through Feb. 27, 2012 (check your vehicle's build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb). In these cars, moisture and road grime could corrode the parking brake’s components, causing it to fail. This could lead to a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners starting in January, and dealers will fix the affected parts for free. Owners can call Hyundai at 800-633-5151or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

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By Jennifer Geiger | December 19, 2012 | Comments (1)

Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept: Photo Gallery

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Hyundai's three-door Veloster Turbo hatch was already cool-looking, with its shooting-brake silhouette, LED-accented lights and gaping grille. But Hyundai's new concept will really make the hipsters drool.

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The Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept has a canvas convertible top and a trucklike tailgate, an interior made of recycled skateboards and an exterior inspired by a fixed-gear bike. A glossy white body combined with flat red and flat teal round out its eye-catching looks.  Check out the photos below.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 29, 2012 | Comments (4)

Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show

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  • Looks like: A hipster-ized Veloster
  • Defining characteristics: Teal wheels and canvas, rolling roof
  • Ridiculous features: Floor made of broken skateboards and tiny tailgate
  • Chance of being mass-produced: Hyundai hasn’t said, but we think it’s unlikely

Think Hyundai is targeting a young, active audience? Its newest concept sports a convertible body style with a trucklike tailgate, along with an interior made of recycled skateboards and an exterior inspired by a fixed-gear bike. The Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top will likely never be produced, but it sure looks cool.

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The "C3" in the name stands for convertible three-door. It takes the three-door Veloster and adds a power-retractable canvas roof that can roll forward and back. Roll it back for open-air motoring; roll it forward and pop-down the tailgate to carry larger items, like a bike or surfboard.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

What to Do If You Own an Affected Hyundai, Kia

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We reported this morning that Hyundai and Kia are revising gas mileage ratings for nearly 900,000 vehicles from the 2011 through 2013 model years — about a third of the cars sold by the affiliated Korean automakers over that range. 

What does it mean to you if you own one of the affected cars? We just got off the line with Hyundai and Kia officials, and here are some answers:

By Kelsey Mays | November 2, 2012 | Comments (39)

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