Genesis Becomes the Latest Automaker To Walk Back EV Plans

Many automakers have found themselves in awkward positions after investing billions in aggressive EV conversion plans, only to realize that buyers aren’t as excited about them as hoped. Genesis is the latest to walk back some EV plans, saying that it would not go whole-hog on EVs after 2025 as it had initially announced.

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Dealer Group Filed a Lawsuit Alleging That Hyundai Falsely Inflated EV Sales Numbers

Automakers are locked in a heated battle for EV supremacy in the United States, but one dealer group is alleging that Hyundai’s numbers might not be entirely accurate. Napleton Automotive Group in Illinois recently filed a lawsuit, saying the automaker pressured them to re-code unsold inventory as part of their loaner fleet.

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This is the 2026 Genesis Electrified G80

The Genesis Electrified G80 brings a gas-free powertrain to one of the more compelling values among large luxury sedans, and it’s getting improvements for the 2026 model year. The automaker recently revealed a newly updated version of the car that offers a longer wheelbase, a larger battery, and an improved range estimate.

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Finally: Hyundai Is Gearing Up to Release An Affordable EV, But Only In Europe to Start

Hyundai believes it has cracked the code of the affordable EV. The South Korean automaker recently announced that it would sell the new Inster subcompact electric SUV with a starting price of under $27,000.

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Drive Notes: 2024 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

Today I bring you notes on a slick road-trip ready hybrid sedan. The 2024 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited recently graced my "driveway" (read: parking spot in large multi-car parking garage) and I was genuinely sad to see it go.

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Kia is Readying a New Affordable EV4 Sedan for the 2025 Model Year

Several automakers have promised affordable EVs, but so far, none have truly delivered. Tesla’s $25,000 EV appears to have been canceled, and others have struggled with the profitability of more expensive models. Kia’s now jumping into the fray with the EV4, a small electric car it promises will land with a reasonable price and widespread availability.

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Genesis Targets European Motorsports Community With New ‘Taxi’ Service

Genesis has launched the “Genesis Track Taxi Nordschleife” program in Germany, offering rides around the Nürburgring. Members of the public who partake will ride shotgun while a professional driver takes a lap around the “The Green Hell” in a G70 3.3T.

At first blush, the South Korean automaker appears to be making some odd marketing decisions. But then you remember the company is overtly targeting German luxury brands.

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Ford Wins Pikes Peak Despite Stopping on the Course

It turns out the Ford Performance F-150 Lightning SuperTruck was so bloody quick at Pikes Peak that it won the 102nd running of the hill climb despite coming to a dead stop along the route.

That’s the equivalent of being so far ahead in a race that you’ve enough time to pull into the pits and wash the car in preparation for victory lane (legend says that happened ages ago at the 24 Hours of Daytona, by the way).

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South Korean Hyundai Union Could Be Gearing Up for a Strike

Hyundai could be facing a strike in South Korea, as its workers there have demanded pay increases and a change in the retirement age. The company has not seen a strike in the country for several years, which could cause production and delivery headaches for the vehicles produced there.

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Drive Notes: 2024 Hyundai Kona Limited

Today for our Drive Notes feature, I give you a 2024 Hyundai Kona Limited.

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Genesis And Lucid Rumored To Join Forces On EV

South Korean media is reporting that Hyundai Motor Company will be purchasing electric motors from Lucid for future all-electric vehicles. The units are supposedly going to be installed into Genesis products as a way to ensure its EV technology is on the cutting edge.

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Hyundai Motor Plans On Building More Hybrids Inside North America

Hyundai Motor reportedly plans on using preexisting investments slated for its new EV facility in Georgia to pivot toward hybrid vehicles, as all-electric models haven’t seen the kind of adoption rates that would warrant an entire factory — let alone the plant that will become its largest outside of South Korea.

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Kia Teases the Refreshed 2025 EV6

The Kia EV6 had made waves with its styling and the performance GT model, and it appears the crossover is poised for an update. Yesterday, Kia teased a revised EV6 with a new headlight design and slightly massaged tail lights, and we expect more substantive changes with longer range estimates and interior updates.

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Cool It: Hyundai Testing Innovative Window Film

Applying tint to window glass is hardly a new way to keep the cabin of one’s car cool in direct sunlight – but Hyundai claims there remains innovations to explore in the field of beating the summer heat.

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2024 Hyundai Elantra N Review – Tightening Up

Perhaps the 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N we featured isn’t your speed. Too tall, too expensive, too electric. Give me an old-school small sports sedan, you say. Give me internal-combustion and real exhaust noise and a trunk – hatchbacks have too much utility for me!

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  • Bd2 Jaguar's problem was chasing the Germans into the mid size and then entry-level/compact segments for volume, and cheapening their interiors while at it.
  • 3-On-The-Tree Aja8888 I expected that issue with my F150 starting at 52,000mi. luckily I had an extended warranty and it saved me almost $8,000. No more Fords for me, only Toyota.
  • Lou_BC I saw a news article on this got a different read on it. Ford wants to increase production of HD trucks AND develop hybrid and EV variants of the SuperDuty. They aren't scaling back EV production. Just building more HD's and EV variants of HD's .
  • Lou_BC Backing up accidents are one of the most common causes of low speed accidents. You'd think sensors and cameras would help.
  • Jpolicke Jaguar started making cars that were dead ringers for Kia Optimas, but less reliable. They now look like everything and nothing; certainly nothing to aspire to.