Bisimoto has made quite a name for themselves over the past few years in the US. The company has been known for their freakishly powerful creations. To name a few, they’ve created a few 1000 plus horsepower cars like a 70s Porsche 911, and a Honda Odyssey which packs ample amounts of power to tow around the kids and grab groceries. Not only does Bisimoto create gut punching powerful cars, they also do it with unconventional platforms. So dabbling in the untouched territory isn’t something new for the company.
Now they are prepared to work on another Porsche project, but it will sure ruffle a few feathers now that they released a statement that the car will be powered by a Hyundai powerplant. You heard that right, the company is ripping the legendary Porsche drivetrain out of the car and dumping in the heart of a Hyundai. Well, it isn’t just any engine, it’s their V6. As odd as this combination sounds, I must admit it sounds like another mad scientist creation about to happen. Lets just say we don’t expect the power output to be any where near stock and it should be something quite wild when its done.
News that Hyundai has split out the Genesis name from under their brand to be put on a new line of automobiles is nothing new. But now the brand has decided to shut down production on the Genesis Coupe at the end of this year. There has not been any mention of Hyundai bringing back another coupe as a replacement and there’s no work from the Genesis brand to bring in a new coupe either. But we are hoping that something will be done as the Genesis coupe was a brilliant car in its own right.
Over the years, the Genesis Coupe has received a face lift and a few updates to the engine in the power department. The Coupe started off with the option of a 4 cylinder turbo engine that produced 210hp and 220lb/ft of torque, as well as a 3.8L V6 that produced 305hp and 265lb/ft of torque. Either one of those engines made for a fun rear drive coupe which was in a very affordable price point to the public. As the car aged, Hyundai bumped the power of the 4 cylinder up to 275hp and 275lb/ft of torque which made for a really fun car to drive. But soon after, with sales dropping, the 4 cylinder also got dropped by Hyundai.
Lets hope that either Hyundai or the Genesis brand actually produces a new rear drive coupe to replace the big shoes left by the Genesis Coupe.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco is designed with fuel economy in mind. The Korean automaker is claiming 32mpg in the city and 40mpg on the highway. To get to that type of fuel efficiency, the new Elantra Eco uses a fuel sipping 1.4L turbo engine producing 128hp and 156ft/lb of torque. It’s not the most powerful thing, but the torque makes it peppy. Add on top of that newly designed aero and low rolling resistance tires, the Elantra become quite the eco friendly option, especially compared to its brother.
The Elantra Eco is priced at $21,485 USD which slots it in between the standard Elantra and the top limited model. The Elantra Eco will hit the showroom floor in late summer.
The Hyundai Elantra Sport has been debuted over seas packing a 1.6L turbo motor which pumps out 201hp and 195lb/ft of torque. Mated to a six-speed manual transmission or a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic, the Elantra Sport will sprint to 100km/h in just 8 seconds.
The Elantra Sport should be arriving on this side of the pond later this year and it’ll sport a host of new features. The Elantra Sport has a completely new front facia which is much more aggressively designed in comparison to the standard Elantra. The Sport model will have will incorporate all the new tech in the headlight department utilizing LED daytime lights and HID headlights. The rear bumper is also much more aggressively designed with an incorporated rear diffuser and dual exhaust tips promoting the car’s sporty nature.
Those who are interested in the all new Elantra Sport will be able to see the car’s official debut at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas later this year.
Hyundai Motor Company has identified an issue with the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) in their 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicles impacted are specifically the ones with a build date between December 11, 2009 to October 31, 2010. The issue is that a faulty EPS may lead to a loss of power steering in the vehicle.
No injuries or deaths have been linked to this recall at his time. However, with a loss of power steering assist, the vehicle will require a lot more effort to steer which might raise the risk of an accident with drivers. The recall will be completed by local Hyundai dealers at no cost to owners.
Owners are encouraged to contact their local dealerships for more information. Hyundai will be reaching out to impacted customers beginning May 30, 2016.
Earlier today Hyundai rolled out the US models of the new Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybried and Electic models onto the show floor here at the New York Auto Show. What’s unique about the Ioniq is that it is the first in the world to offer three distinct electrified powertrains using a single vehicle platform.
“Ioniq will attract an entirely new group of eco- and efficiency-oriented buyers in the U.S. market,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “With outstanding powertrain flexibility, design, connectivity, and advanced technologies, Ioniq meets the needs of a large and growing group of buyers needing a highly efficient, low-emissions vehicle without compromise to their daily lifestyles.”
The Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models both have the Kappa 1.6L four-cylinder engine under the hood delivering 104 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque paired with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. An electric motor adds an estimated 32kW (43 horsepower) and 125 lb-ft of torque to the hybrid model and a beefier motor on the plug-in hybrid adds 45 kW (60 horsepower). Total system power is 139 horsepower for the hybrid. Battery capacity on the hybrid is 1.6kWh but on the plug-in hybrid, Hyundai has opted for a 8.9 kWh battery. The plug-in hybrid offers a 25 mile electric only range.
The Ioniq electric model ditches the 1.6L gas engine and replaces it with a 28 kWh battery good enough to provide a range of 110 miles. The motor has an estimated output of 88 kW (about 120 horsepower) and 215 lb-ft of torque.
The new big bodies Hyundai Genesis G90 is more or less a replacement for the Equus which tried to take on the likes of Mercedes Benz and Lexus’ flagship cars. The newest iteration by Hyundai debuted at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and it is definitely making a strong statement with its muscular elegance design.
The front facia is dominated by a large chrome grill opening accented by a set of LED fog lights. Plenty of chrome trim is used on Hyundai’s premium offering. The rear lights house 3 bright S-shaped light bars on each side which help provide direct illumination. The exhaust tips are large but classy chrome single tipped openings on each side.
Hyundai has finally released images of the much talked about Ioniq along with specifications for its engine. The Korean hybrid will use a traditional hybrid motor that produces approximately 150hp. The power comes from a 1.6L Kappa GDI engine which produces 104hp from gas and an additional 43hp supplied by an electric motor. Hyundai will be mating the engine to a dual-clutch transmission which further helps promote fuel economy.
Additional weight savings is found by a generous amount of aluminum being used around the car such as the hood and trunk. The lithium-ion battery will be placed as low as possible to promote better handling and weight distribution, again helping to boost fuel economy.
Judging by Hyundai’s recently released specification and images, the Ioniq Hybrid will be quite the contender for Toyota’s Prius.
Hyundai has been very tight lipped about their all new Ioniq which is scheduled to debut in South Korea next month.
Yang Woong-Chul, Hyundai’s Global R&D Chief stated, “Our vision for future mobility focuses on choice, with a variety of powertrain options to suit customers’ varied lifestyles, without compromising on design or driving enjoyment”. Judging by these spy photos, Hyundai’s new sedan surely stays true to the Korean company’s current direction in design.
The spy photos (photo credit: SpiedBilde) shows the Ioniq will features an aggressive multi barred front grille, a sloped roofline ending in what looks to be a hatch based trunk. Powertrain options will all be eco friendly seeing as they will be electric based. Hyundai will offer a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and an all electric option.
I know, I know, it’s really weird that we’re combining Lexus and Hyundai. “Why didn’t you just lump Lexus in with Toyota”? Because we’re in Vegas, the land of bad decisions and worse consequences. “I really don’t understand why you can’t just do it now instead of typing a stupid explanation”. Because the files are already named as such and it’s more difficult to fix it than to just apologize.
Honestly though, does it matter? You’re just here for the pictures and we’ve organized them nicely, Hyundai first, then Lexus. Wanna see a Veloster? Start at the beginning. Wanna see an RCF? Start near the middle. These are the sort of simple concepts that we COMPLETELY FAIL TO GRASP ON A REGULAR BASIS.