Hyundai's new sedans pack unprecedented power and efficiency into tiny engines
By Laurence UlrichPosted 06.01.2010 at 4:35 pm 0 Comments
Despite being the world’s fastest-growing automaker, Hyundai isn’t known for its engine-building prowess. This year, however, the company is rolling out one of the most powerful yet efficient four-cylinders ever produced, putting it on track to become the first carmaker to meet the new federally mandated average fleet fuel-economy standard of 35.5 mpg by 2016.
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
By Rena Marie PacellaPosted 09.09.2009 at 11:08 am 5 Comments
So you want to explore the deepest caves? Design the cars of the future? Fire rockets? Don't wait until you graduate. Here are 10 college programs that offer the most fun per credit—and can help you land your ideal job.
This year's New York International Auto Show was quiet, a confab for a shrinking industry. Sales have been tanking steadily for nearly every manufacturer. The corners of the showroom floor occupied by potentially doomed brands, like Hummer, felt a little like mausoleums. Still, plenty of automakers fought through the pain and unveiled interesting cars, which you can check out here.
The world has turned upside-down. The US government is the hottest ticket on Wall Street, Cadillac builds European sports sedans, Saab markets SUVs, and now Hyundai makes a $42,000 luxury car. Someone e-mail the Bizarro Justice League, stat.
The 2009 Hyundai Genesis has been a long time coming for the South Korean automaker. Years ago, Hyundai introduced to the American market an ignoble range of economy cars that, unadjusted for inflation, cost the equivalent of pocket lint. It's a different company now. To mangle a Pink Floyd lyric, 20 odd years may have gotten behind Hyundai Motor America, but it didn't miss the starting gun.