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Scoop: This May Be Hyundai's New Prius-Like Dedicated Hybrid

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South Korea's Hyundai is upping the stakes with the development of its first dedicated hybrid model to take on the Toyota Prius and its ilk.

Our spy shooters believe that the Hyundai prototype they nabbed on a transport truck in the Arctic Circle is that car.

They support this, not only because of its pointy, very Prius- and Volt-like aerodynamic shape, but also due to the high voltage orange cables and a sticker on the suspension arms that reads “AE HEV”, with the last part possibly standing for "Hybrid Electric Vehicle".

Hyundai Motor CEO Kim Choong-ho had pointed towards the firm's plans to launch a gasoline-electric, hybrid-only model, at a launch event in South Korea last October, where he said:

"We will take the lead in the future by raising the competitiveness of our environment-friendly cars like hybrid-only cars, plug-in hybrid cars and fuel cell hydrogen cars."

Very few details have made their way out, but Hyundai could build the car on a shared platform, possibly on the next generation Elantra compact, fitted with a parallel powertrain setup combining the use of a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor fed by a lithium-ion battery pack.

A plug-in hybrid version could follow launch, which is expected to happen in Korea during the second half of 2016.

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Hyundai Presents Revised 2015 Veloster in Korea with 7-Speed DCT, Fake Engine Sound System

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We wouldn't call it a full-blown facelift since cosmetic revisions are mostly limited to trims and colors, but Hyundai has revealed the refreshed Veloster in Korea.

Hyundai’s Future Augmented Reality Looks Pretty Cool

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Now if there’s one thing that will really change the experience of driving it’s having glass double as a screen and have it display various items of relevant information.

Chop-Chop: Hyundai Sonata Will Go Under the Knife, Get More Distinctive

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Despite being launched at last year’s New York Auto Show, Hyundai has decided on giving the Sonata a makeover because its more conservative looks didn’t gel with customers.

Ultra-Low Drag 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Arrives in Detroit

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The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which just debuted at the Detroit show is not an exciting car, but it can do a claimed 44 mpg US on the highway (5.3 l/100km / 52.8 mpg UK) – that’s 10% better than its predecessor. It doesn’t look bad either, sporting the sleek look of the all-new Sonata sedan with subtle hybrid tweaks.

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Launched in Detroit

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Hyundai picked this year’s North American International Auto Show to launch its first-ever plug-in electric vehicle, the 2016 Sonata PHEV, which will go on sale later this year in select markets.

Hyundai’s Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept Is a Pickup for the Millennials

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Hyundai’s Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show is the kind of pick-up truck the automaker believes the Millennials would buy. Why bother designing a truck for the Millennials? Well, they represent the second-largest population of car buyers, that’s why.

Hyundai's Smartwatch App Will Have Voice Recognition To Find, Start Or Lock Your Car

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Hyundai is embracing smartwatches with the announcement of their BlueLink smartwatch app ahead of its debut Monday at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.

Hyundai Will Build Two More Plants in China

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Hyundai has announced plans to build two more plants in China with local partner BAIC Motor in order to meet demand in its largest global market.

Located in Cangzhou, Hebei province and Chongqing city, the new production facilities will be operated by the Beijing Hyundai Motor Company (BHMC) joint venture and will boost local output by about 57 percent.

Hyundai Announces New Infotainment System that Ditches CD Player

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Hyundai is bringing its new infotainment system to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show promising Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, as well as no CD player or in-built navigation.

It will obviously support a bunch of connected apps and features and it will all be operated through a seven-inch color touchscreen that “has been optimized for smartphone integration.”

Hyundai Appoints BMW M Chief Engineer to Develop Performance Cars

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Well this is either very good news for Hyundai or the exct opposite for BMW. The Bavarian automaker has just lost the chief engineer of its sporty M division, who has been snapped up by ever-improving Hyundai. Albert Biermann will now be in charge of the Korean automaker’s performance cars and forgive us for being intrigued.

Hyundai i20 Coupe Takes a Turn for the…Turbo via Rendering

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Hyundai should be bringing out a really hot version of the i20. We’ve heard that such a model is in the works and that it’s going to bear the “N” performance badge – a first for the brand.

2015 Hyundai Azera’s Light Updates Detailed [37 Photos]

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For the 2015 model year, Hyundai has introduced light design updates and new equipment on the Azera midsize sedan.

All-New Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Unveiled in Korea, Detroit Debut for US Model

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Hyundai has unveiled the hybrid version of the all-new Sonata sedan in Seoul, Korea, with the model’s highlight being the fuel consumption of 18.2 km/l (5.5 l/100 km or 42.8 mpg US).

Where Do You Think You're Going?

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Get ready for a head-scratcher; how can you possibly miss a fuchsia colored tram crossing the road?

Hyundai Drops Veloster from its UK Lineup

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Only three years after it went on sale in the UK, the Hyundai Veloster is no longer available to buy there. The Korean automaker has confirmed the withdrawal of the Veloster from the UK market but didn’t provide details.

Hyundai Tests Improved i20 WRC for 2015 Season in Monte Carlo and Sweden

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Just three weeks after the 2014 World Rally Championship finale in the Wales Rally, Hyundai Motorsport is already testing its i20 racer in preparation for its second season in the WRC.

This is the Refreshed Hyundai i40 – Gains Dual-Clutch Transmission

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Hyundai is slowly moving its game along, posing an ever greater challenge to the established European automakers. The i40 was good before, but it seems even more enticing now that it’s been updated both visually and in terms of kit/tech.

Hyundai Updates i30, Adds 186 PS 1.6-Liter Turbo

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Hyundai has subtly restyled the i30, while also improving its efficiency. It also introduced a new Turbo model, a warm hatch with 186 PS from its 1.6-liter T-GDI engine – it also comes with unique styling cues, rims and interior bits.

Hyundai goes for Aggressive with new i20 Coupe

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While Hyundai may have announced it had honed the new i20 for comfort rather than sharp handling, it’s styled the three-door variant of that car to look much meaner than the five-door. It has a notably more steeply raked A-pillar, and a generally smaller, sleeker-looking top.