Hyundai Wins and Reveals at LA Autoshow

In Hyundai news today there were several reveals and announcements. Hyundai is building seven SUVs an seven cars. By 2222 Hyundai will introduce six hybrid/electric powered sedans and seven eco-focused SUVs in the U.S.

The Hispanic Motor press Awards (HMPA), announced each year during Automobility LA, named the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe best new vehicles in their category for Hispanic families

Redesigned IONIQ

Hyundai today introduced its redesigned eco-friendly IONIQ car lineup in a North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. IONIQ Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric cars all receive refreshed exterior and interior designs, added infotainment technology and new Hyundai SmartSense™ active safety features and driving assistance systems. Drivers of the new 2020 IONIQ Electric can also enjoy 170 miles of range thanks to an upgraded 38.3-kWh battery with 36% more energy capacity. All 2020 IONIQ models also receive revised feature packaging because of all the product enhancements. IONIQ Hybrid with an EPA estimated 58 combined MPG remains the fuel economy leader for a non-plug-in vehicle. The new IONIQ Hybrid, Plug-in and Electric are available to customers now.

2020 IONIQ Lineup Highlights
Exterior design enhancements

  • New mesh-type grille (HEV, PHEV)
  • New distinctive pattern on the closed grille of the Electric
  • New front and rear bumper fascias
  • LED head, tail and daytime running lamps
  • New wheel designs
  • New side sill moldings

Interior design enhancements

  • Available 10.25-inch widescreen Navigation system
  • New center LCD information screen
  • New upper and lower instrument panel
  • New console upper cover
  • Dark chrome instrument panel trim
  • Touchscreen heating and cooling controls
  • High-tech customizable ambient lighting
  • Piano key controls

Hyundai today unveiled its innovative Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept at 2019 AutoMobility LA. The Vision T is the seventh in a series of Hyundai Design Center concepts expressing Hyundai’s evolving Sensuous Sportiness global design language.

The SUV concept has a matte-green exterior finish and is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain indicating its eco-lifestyle focus and inherent balance with the environment in which it is driven.

Parametric Air Shutter Grille Design

When stationary, the grille is closed and static. Once in motion, each individual cell of the grille design continues to move in a prescribed sequence, creating a truly dynamic forward demeanor. This dynamic character includes the functional effect of controlling airflow to the powertrain, optimizing aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.

Integrated Hidden Signature Headlamp

When the powertrain is started, the dark-chrome matte hue of the integrated hidden signature headlamp system features a half-mirror system that has a chromium appearance which transforms into functional lighting on demand. Hyundai designers elevated the appeal of luminous parametric design through hidden DRLs, while the hidden signature lamp represents the next generation of this Hyundai design innovation.

Racing Midship Sports Car

Hyundai Motor Company also introduced the RM19 Racing Midship Sports Car to global media at 2019 AutoMobility LA. RM refers to the N prototype model’s “Racing Midship” body configuration, a key differentiator providing supercar-level handling balance and low-polar-moment-of-inertia agility for outstanding connection to the tarmac at all speeds and driving conditions.

In 2012, Hyundai embarked on a project called RM (Racing Midship) to develop and connect new high-performance motorsports technologies with future N models. Since the initiation of project RM and via evolution of the RM series (RM14, RM15 and RM16), RM models underwent extensive road testing to validate newly-developed technologies, observe their effects on performance, and improve them for subsequent application on future N models.