Many of Hyundai's vehicles continue to impress, with styling, fit and finish, and performance on par with Honda and Toyota. The line of solid performers is freshened with redesigned Elantra GT, Santa Fe, and Veloster; all-new Kona and Kona EV; and updated Accent and Tucson. The Ioniq challenges the Toyota Prius with three different drivetrains: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric. Reliability varies widely across the brand, with most models being average or better. The upscale sedans are now offered through the standalone Genesis luxury brand.
After Hyundai, Kia, and Fiat Chrysler recalls, NHTSA expands probe of computer errors that have caused airbags to fail.
Even smaller than the Kona, the Venue trades on style over size.
A new platform, new engine, and new standard tech round out the list of updates.
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