HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID 2016

Por Emilio J. Lezcano    Especial/EL NUEVO HERALD    Fotos Hyundai

La firma de automóviles Hyundai presentó su nuevo Sonata Hybrid, segunda generación, donde a simple vista se destaca un nuevo diseño delantero y trasero con un estilo moderno, totalmente diferente a otros modelos Sonata. Además de agregar una nueva figura, este diseño mejora la aerodinámica del vehículo agregando una avanzada tecnología y eficiencia. El ahorro de combustible combinado en el modelo SE presenta una mejora de un 10 por ciento en comparación con el modelo anterior.

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HYUNDAI SONATA PLUG-IN HYBRID 2016

Por Emilio J. Lezcano    carsNtravel.com

La firma automovilística coreana Hyundai presentó su primer vehículo híbrido, el Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Eletric Vehicle (PHVE), modelo 2016 con un desplazamiento de hasta 24 millas movido por electricidad y se puede recargar en un plazo de tres horas con un cargador de Nivel-Dos. El auto, desde el punto de vista de tecnología, es muy avanzado con un rango de desplazamiento totalmente eléctrico. La batería es de polímero de litio de 9.8 kWh.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T

By Mauricio Lezcano / carsntravel.com

The 2011 Sonata raised the bar for design in the midsize sedan segment when it was introduced in 2009. Sonata’s design matures for the 2015 model year with energetic and crisp lines complimented by smooth and subtle surfaces. Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 is a confident evolution of the original fluidic sculpture design language that perfectly expresses Sonata’s premium look and excellent value.

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2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited

By Mauricio Lezcano / carsntravel.com

For 2014 the Hyundai Sonata Limited offers exceptional safety, cutting-edge design and impressive power and fuel economy. Sonata enters the 2014 model year with exterior design enhancements, new safety technologies and a host of unique comfort and convenience features.

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2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited

Mauricio Lezcano / carsntravel.com

The Hyundai Tucson, known for its combination of style and function, adds even more value in 2014 with an advanced 2.4-liter Theta II Gasoline Direct Injection engine, enhancing torque and responsiveness. With GDI standard on Tucson, every Hyundai CUV now features this performance-enhancing technology.

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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe LTD

By Mauricio Lezcano / carsntravel.com

The 2014 Santa Fe features a flowing interior look, designed for family functionality and comfort. From the available heated rear seats and eight-way power driver seat with four-way lumbar support, to a standard 40:20:40 split-folding rear seat back. Also for 2014, Santa Fe helps keep clothes neat and crisp on hot, humid days with the option of ventilated front seats. These seats work via fans in the seat cushion and seat back blowing a gentle stream of air through the miniature perforations in the leather. The driver’s seating position and exterior mirrors can also be set and saved using the integrated memory seat available for the 2014 model year. Special care and attention went into other interior details, such as an optional panoramic sunroof, which allows more natural light into the cabin and rear side window sunshades. The three-row Santa Fe also features an available power liftgate for added convenience.

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

By Mauricio Lezcano / carsntravel.com

For 2013, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid increases fuel efficiency and operate in all electric modes more often and for longer periods of time, with an advanced version of the brand’s Hybrid Blue Drive architecture. The improved architecture optimizes electric only driving with a higher output 35 kW electric motor, a more powerful 47 kW Lithium Polymer battery pack and an optimized hybrid operating strategy. These upgrades are paired with a 2.4-liter Theta II four cylinder engine that now runs on a more efficient Atkinson cycle and an enhanced transmission to generate 199 combined net horsepower.

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2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track A/T

By Mauricio Lezcano / carsNtravel.com

For 2013, the refreshed Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track A/T strikes a more menacing demeanor, with an aggressively redesigned front fascia, grille, headlights, LED daytime running lights, fog lights and hood with heat extractor cues. The side view reveals new, aggressive 19-inch alloy wheel designs with deeper dimensional sculpting. The rear taillights provide a visual spark via premium LED illumination and new contours. The traditional rear-drive sport coupe proportions remain, with a long wheelbase and short front and rear overhangs producing a classic wedge-like profile.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

By Mauricio Lezcano / carsntravel .com

The all new Santa Fe lineup reinvents the family CUV landscape with progressive design, efficient powertrains and upscale amenities, with flexible seating and cargo, strong performance courtesy of dramatic weight savings and advanced safety technologies.

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2013 Hyundai Genesis 3.8

By Mauricio Lezcano / carsntravel.com

For 2013, the Genesis 3.8 technology package model offers a new optional eight-inch Driver Information System display with navigation and an enhanced multi-media controller. This new display features a more intuitive user interface, integrating the same rotating dial with joystick-type function, enhanced voice-recognition commands and improved navigation screen layouts. New hot keys also give individuals more immediate control over the operating system to reduce driving distractions. The system uses a large 64GB solid-state drive, which allows generous music, image and video storage or Bluetooth music-streaming capability.

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HYUNDAI SANTA FE CROSSOVER DE 5 Y 7 PASAJEROS

Por Emilio J. Lezcano  carsNtravel.com

El nuevo Hyundai Santa Fe, un atractivo ‘crossover’ en su tercera generación, presenta para el 2013 versiones de cinco, seis y siete pasajeros (Long Base – Chasis Largo), en sus modelos de tracción delantera y en las cuatro ruedas, además de agregar tres tipos de motores  con inyección directa de gasolina (GDI), y una serie de característica para complacer a los conductores y ocupantes con altas expectativas de funcionalidad, versatilidad y comodidad.

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2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

By Mauricio Lezcano / carsNtravel.com

Veloster Turbo’s unique design takes inspiration from a custom high performance sport bike. One of the most popular sport bike upgrades is to modify the exhaust. Hyundai designers have removed the Veloster’s trapezoidal center exhaust and replaced it with two larger free flowing circular pipes. These new pipes and the new intake manifold also allowed engineers to give the engine a more robust sound.

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2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-SPEC

By Mauricio Lezcano carsNtravel.com

Hyundai’s award-winning Genesis sedan continues its segment leadership with exterior design improvements, a new eight-speed automatic transmissions and enhanced chassis tuning. In addition, a new 5.0-liter direct injection V8 engine is now available exclusively with the 5.0 R-Spec model, which includes unique 19-inch machined-finish alloy wheels, optional Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position summer performance tires and sport-tuned transmission, suspension and steering calibrations for exhilarating vehicle dynamics.

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