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    About Hyundai

    Korean automaker Hyundai has been impressing audiences around the globe for almost forty years. Hyundai in Korean means "modernity" and the designer quality of their affordable vehicles and auto parts lives up to the name. Founded in 1947 by Chung Ju Yung as an engineering company, Hyundai wouldn't begin manufacturing automobiles for almost two decades due to the Korean government's stance that it would only import cars, not assemble them. But eventually, Yung moved onto the automotive industry and Hyundai began development on a line of cars and car parts. After signing a two-year contract with Ford in the late 60s, Hyundai put out its first sedan, the Cortina, followed by the Japanese-inspired Pony in 1974. It was now only a matter of time before Hyundai models would find their way onto American shores and by 1986, that's exactly what started to happen.

    The subcompact Excel was the first car to hit the United States under the Hyundai banner in 1986. The car was an enormous success right from the start due to its efficient drivability and low price tag. Over 100,000 Hyundai Excels were sold in little more than half a year with the final first-year tally finishing in at almost 170,000 units. The Excel was also given the tenth spot on Fortune magazine's Best Product list. The latter part of the decade saw the arrival of the Sonata, a midsize sedan that was Hyundai's first foray into producing its own line of vehicles using in-house technology. However, once the 1990s arrived, car buyers weren't as kind to the brand as they were the previous decade. Sales began to dip despite the company opening up an additional plant in Chennai, India. In 1998, Cung Ju Yung transferred ownership of the brand to his son, Chung Mong Koo. A new emphasis was put on the design and quality of Hyundai vehicles, including an industry-leading 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty for cars sold in the US. These changes helped reignite interest in the Hyundai name across North America, leading the charge into the new millennium.

    Starting in 2000, Hyundai began to embark on an remarkable run that has paved the way for the brand's success up to this point. Hyundai's Elantra saw a bevy of improvements, including a hatchback body-style, power locks and windows, side airbags, power steering, a new grille, and new headlights. The Santa Fe, Hyundai's first SUV, arrived in 2001 as a sleekly-styled crossover with both front and four-wheel drive. Hyundai's roster of vehicles was starting to impress again. In 2004, J.D. Power and Associates ranked Hyundai second in initial quality. A couple years later, the Entourage swooped in and grabbed an unexpected piece of the spotlight. As a minivan, the Hyundai Entourage is fashionable and convenient but that's not how it made its mark. The NHTSA gave the Entourage five-stars for safety due to its front, rear, and side impact rating. Even the Santa Fe was awarded as a Top Safety Pick for 2007 by IIHS. Hyundai's most recent highlight has been the Genesis, a full-size luxury sedan. The Hyundai Genesis features an elegant design, V6 power, and an affordable price tag. It was also named the 2009 North American Car of the Year, garnering the model instant attention around the world.

    Hyundai's presence in the market is one of rich design, reliability, and competition. Hyundai never backs down, as the brand boasts a dynamic roster of models that have become more and more prominent. Swift style, tasteful design, and unrivaled safety have all become the standard elements in keeping Hyundai successful and the company's subsequent jump in popularity in recent years is a testament to that. All the way from the Sonata to the Santa Fe, every model is primed for customizations that elevate their status even further. CARiD has the perfect Hyundai Accessories and Parts that will fit your car's attitude with the results you desire. Exceptional quality with a wide variety of choices is what it's all about when it comes to Hyundai accessories and parts. Our selection is all the proof you need.

    Aftermarket additions in the right spots can boost your model's image, and they're all here at your disposal: grilles, dash kits, spoilers, headlights-everything you need to make your own statement. But this can only be accomplished with the Hyundai accessories and parts that matter. CARiD is sensitive to that very fact, which is precisely why we go out of our way to provide the items you need at the value you deserve.

    Whether you plan to improve your vehicle's performance or simply want to add some flare to its style, we store an exhaustive collection of accessories and parts designed specifically for your vehicle. Whatever product you choose, you are guaranteed to get nothing but the premium quality, unrivaled performance, and unique style. Understanding that your vehicle deserves only the top accessories and parts, we carefully handpicked each single item. And be sure all of them are manufactured by the most reputable companies in the industry, so the quality is beyond any doubts. If you still are not sure what product to choose, you are welcome to check 1,402 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and define what accessory or part perfectly fits both your vehicle and your pocket.

    Hyundai Models

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    New Turbocharged 1.6-Liter Engine Unveiled by Hyundai
    New Turbocharged 1.6-Liter Engine Unveiled by Hyundai

    While the 2012 Hyundai Veloster has got plenty of potential, its decent 1.6-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder isn't meant to impress those who are concerned with speed. A turbo model has been rumored before, so the time has came. Hyundai hasn't announced anything official concerning turbo Veloster, but the company has presented the new turbocharged 1.6-liter engine this week. As stated by Hyundai, 52 months and over $60 million were spent while developiing the new mill. The unit answers California's ULEV-2 and Euro 5 standards.

    Additional 66 hp comes from a twin-scoll turbocharger and an air-to-air intercooler, making the total of 204 hp. The turbo also improves the torque, which is now 195 lb-ft. At 'the 11th Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference' where Hyundai unveiled latest powertrain technologies, the Gamma 1.6 T-GDI engine achieved the best performance figures in its class. Featuring its maximum output of 204 hp as well as torque of 27.0kgf.m at 6,000 rpm and 1,750 rpm, the engine turned out to beat its formidable rivals.

    As for Hyundai Veloster, it could be a rocket carrying this engine while having a curb weight of just 2,600 pounds. The official announcement about the Veloster is expected from Hyundai as early as November 1 at SEMA.

    Hyundai is Rumored to Develop a Rival to Sport Cars
    Hyundai is Rumored to Develop a Rival to Sport Cars

    Currently Hyundai, a member of Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, is a subject for speculations. It is said that the efforts of the South Korean automaker are aimed at drawing a new supercar to beat such competitors as the Nissan GT-R, Chevy Corvette Z06, Jaguar XK, Porsche 911 and BMW 650i. However, the officials of the company denied this speculation and called it "scurrilous nonsense" according to Inside Line.

    One of the grounds for such talks is the success of Hyundai vehicles and their ability to withstand the rigorous competition. Once the auto manufacturer unveiled both Genesis coupe and sedan, the Infiniti G37 and BMW 5 Series were almost kicked off the track. When the Equus appeared on the stage, Mercedes felt that S-Class model got a serious rival. Now it is Chevy, Nissan and Porsche turn.

    The supercar is rumored to be equipped with the Hyundai new all-aluminum 5.0-liter V8 engine, that is hidden under the hood of the Genesis R-Spec sedan, which delivers 429 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. This believing is based on the fact that the more expensive Equus will be offered with the same power unit. The type of transmission is also a subject for talks. Now Hyundai has the six-speed manual and automatic gearboxes. They are designed to be mated with the V6 and are not suitable for the V8 engine. The Hyundai Voloster hatchback will be delivered with the one similar to a twin-clutch automanual. In case the future model is designed as a rear-drive vehicle, this unit will be improper decision.

    Being self-belief and confident in success, Hyundai is busy with this project, if it is true, to pump up its performance credentials and improve image. The expected price of the future model is to be about $100,000.

    Hyundai Reveals CURB Concept to Attract Younger Audience
    Hyundai Reveals CURB Concept to Attract Younger Audience

    In addition to the youth-targeted Veloster, Hyundai introduced their new urban-style CURB crossover concept at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

    The vehicle is described as the one for "Generation Y living an urban lifestyle with an active night life." Under the hood this furious sport-cross model holds a direct-injection turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder engine producing 175 hp and a dual clutch transmission. Fuel consumption is estimated 30 mpg city and 40 on the highway.

    To meet the requirements of modern fever for technology, the CURB crossover will feature a rich electronic stuffing, like touchscreens and heads-up displays. The futuristic interior design well matches the hi-tech layout.

    The CURB is a concept, so naturally there are no production plans so far. However, looking like a real competitor for the Nissan Juke, the Hyundai CURB has strong chances to make it to production in the nearest future.