The range explained… Hyundai
Don’t know your Tucson from your Kona, or your Santa Fe from your i10? Fear not! We’ve got everything you need to know about Hyundai and its cars in this handy guide.
Today, Hyundai operates the world’s largest car plant in Ulsan, South Korea, where it builds 1.5 million cars a year. It also has further plants around the world, as well as a design and engineering centre in Germany to help design vehicles for European customers. In the UK, it sells around 100,000 cars a year.
So, let’s learn more about the cars that Hyundai sells.
The i40, as you may have guessed, is bigger still, and an alternative to cars like the Ford Mondeo or VW Passat. It comes in both Saloon and Tourer estate form.
Need something bigger? Check out the Tucson, which sets its sights on the Nissan Qashqai and Honda CR-V. It’s a five-seater with plenty of equipment and space inside, as well as stylish looks. Still not big enough? Then check out another American city-named car, the Santa Fe. This is Hyundai’s largest SUV and can come with seven seats, which be of considerable appeal to larger families.
More unusual is the forthcoming Nexo SUV, which is powered by hydrogen rather than by plugging it into the wall. At the time of writing, it hasn’t yet been released in the UK, and how viable it will be for you will depend on how much access to hydrogen refuelling you have, because hydrogen filling stations are still very rare.
CRDi: Common Rail Direct Injection. The name for Hyundai’s diesel engines.
LIVE Services: Hyundai’s online features, accessed through the car’s satellite navigation system. These include live updated traffic information, speed camera alerts, points of interest and weather conditions.
MapCare: A free service that will keep your car’s navigation maps and software updated when you visit your dealer.
MPi: Multi-point Injection. The name for Hyundai’s non-turbocharged petrol engines.
T-GDi: Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection. The name for Hyundai’s turbocharged petrol engines.