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New for 2010-Hyundai

New for 2010-Hyundai

By Jeff Youngs, December 31, 2009
2010 Hyundai TucsonCritical Knowledge:

2010 Accent: Hyundai improves the 2010 Accent's fuel economy across the board this year, and introduces the high-mileage, low-priced, 36-mpg Blue Edition.

2010 Azera: Top-shelf 2010 Hyundai Azera Limited models receive additional standard equipment, and a 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 audio system with LG navigation is available.

2010 Elantra Sedan: All 2010 Hyundai Elantras boast improved fuel economy numbers for 2010, and a new Blue Edition gets as much as 35 mpg on the highway in exchange for $15,000.

2010 Elantra Touring: A new GLS trim level is added, shaving $1,300 off the sticker price and some of the less critical features that used to be standard, like cruise control, premium cloth upholstery, a telescopic steering wheel and an 8-way adjustable driver's seat.

2010 Genesis Coupe: Based on the Genesis sedan platform, the rear-drive 2010 Genesis Coupe is the most recent volley by Hyundai to prove it can compete in any class, at any time, anywhere in the world. Turbocharged 4-cylinder and torquey V-6 engines are available, the latter getting the car to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds on the way to a claimed top speed of 149 mph.

2010 Genesis Sedan: Hyundai adds a touch-screen navigation system and smart cruise control to the 2010 Genesis sedan, while making ultra-premium leather upholstery available on more models than before.

2010 Sonata: In advance of a complete redesign for 2011, the 2010 Hyundai Sonata sees minor changes, including the addition of standard USB and mini-jack auxiliary inputs and a couple of new colors.

2010 Tucson: The 2010 Tucson is completely redesigned, adopting Hyundai's emerging "fluidic" design language. Stylish and upscale in appearance, the new Tucson is available with unusual features for the class, such as a dual-panel sunroof, Smart Park Assist and Smart Key ignition and locking.

2010 Veracruz: Targeting entry luxury crossover SUVs in terms of quality and amenities but priced like a mainstream brand, the 2010 Veracruz gets six new colors for 2010. Veracruz GLS models also have more standard equipment for 2010, and can be equipped with navigation and premium audio systems.


2010 Hyundai Accent
Hyundai improves the 2010 Accent's fuel economy across the board this year, and introduces the high-mileage, low-priced Blue Edition which delivers up to 36 mpg on the highway for around $10,000. The 2010 Accent gets blue-lit background lighting for the interior, standard iPod and USB ports on models with stereos, and the GLS and SE trim levels see new standard features.
  • Accent Blue Edition added to the lineup
  • Blue Edition designed for maximum fuel economy at a minimum price: 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway for around $10,000
  • Air conditioning is the only option for the Blue Edition
  • All Accent models see fuel-economy improvements for 2010 through low-rolling-resistance tires, powertrain modifications and aerodynamic enhancements
  • New blue-lit background illumination and "eco indicator" light added to all models
  • Standard iPod and USB ports on Accents with audio systems
  • ABS now optional on Accent GS
  • Steering wheel audio controls now standard on Accent GLS and SE
  • Cruise control and power sunroof now standard on Accent SE

2010 Hyundai Azera
Top-shelf 2010 Hyundai Azera Limited models receive additional standard equipment, and that model's optional Ultimate Navigation package now includes a 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 audio system with LG navigation.
  • Azera Limited gains additional standard equipment, including a power tilt and telescopic steering wheel with wood trim, integrated memory system, premium door sill scuff plates and wood-trimmed door pulls
  • The optional Ultimate Navigation package for the Azera Limited includes a 605-watt Infinity Logic 7 sound system and LG navigation system

2010 Hyundai Elantra Sedan
All 2010 Hyundai Elantras boast improved fuel economy numbers for 2010, and a new Blue Edition gets as much as 35 mpg on the highway in exchange for $15,000. Elantras also receive styling updates inside and out, along with new standard music options.
  • New Elantra Blue Edition gets 35 mpg on the highway and costs about $15,000
  • Fuel economy is improved for all Elantra models thanks to powertrain modifications
  • Styling updates include a waterfall grille design, new chrome trim for the rear of the car, and chrome accents inside
  • iPod and USB ports, along with XM satellite radio, are now standard equipment
  • New Black interior color is available on Elantra SE

2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring
Hyundai stands pat with the 2010 Elantra Touring Wagon, which debuted just last year. A new GLS trim level is added, shaving $1,300 off the sticker price and some of the less critical features that used to be standard, like cruise control, premium cloth upholstery, telescopic steering wheel and an 8-way adjustable driver's seat.
  • New entry-level GLS trim level debuts with $1,300 haircut to the sticker price
  • GLS Popular Equipment package adds some of the missing features back to the Touring Wagon, such as a telescopic steering wheel, 8-way adjustable driver's seat, premium cloth upholstery, cruise control, and other features
  • Roof rails are newly available for all Touring Wagons

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
All-new for 2010, and the most recent volley by Hyundai to prove it can compete in any class, at any time, anywhere in the world. The Genesis Coupe is a rear-drive performance model based on the Genesis sedan platform, equipped with a turbocharged 4-cylinder or torquey V-6 engine, and in varying levels of specification. Notably, the V-6 model gets to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds, and achieves a top speed of 149 mph, according to the manufacturer, perhaps explaining why several colors are named after famous race courses around the world.
  • Rear-wheel-drive (RWD) sports coupe based on the Genesis sedan platform
  • Models designated 2.0T and 3.8 with Premium, Track, Grand Touring or R-Spec trim
  • 210-horsepower, turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine on 2.0T models
  • 306-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine on 3.8 models
  • Six-speed manual transmission is standard on both models
  • 2.0T available with 5-speed Shiftronic automatic with paddle shifters
  • 3.8 available with 6-speed Shiftronic automatic with paddle shifters
  • Acceleration to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds with V-6 and manual transmission, with top speed of 149 mph
  • Track models have bigger wheels, Brembo brakes, stiffer spring rates, unique shock valving, limited-slip differential, thicker stabilizer bars and a strut tower brace
  • Performance-tuned 2.0T R-Spec model designed for driving enthusiasts
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity, auxiliary input jack, and satellite radio are standard on all models
  • Every Genesis Coupe is equipped with ABS, traction control, stability control, brake assist and side curtain air bags
  • Some Genesis Coupe colors are named after race tracks: Lime Rock Green, Nordschleife Gray, Tsukuba Red

2010 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
Hyundai adds a touch-screen navigation system and smart cruise control to the 2010 Genesis sedan, while making ultra-premium leather upholstery available on more models than before.
  • Touch-screen navigation system is now standard on Genesis 4.6 and Genesis 3.8 when equipped with the Premium Navigation package
  • Ultra-premium leather upholstery now included on Genesis 3.8 equipped with Premium, Premium Navigation or Technology packages
  • Smart Cruise Control added to Technology package
  • Electronic parking brake with automatic vehicle hold feature added to Technology package

2010 Hyundai Sonata
In advance of a complete redesign for 2011, the 2010 Hyundai Sonata sees minor changes, including the addition of standard USB and mini-jack auxiliary inputs and a couple of new colors.
  • All 2010 Sonatas get standard USB and mini-jack auxiliary inputs
  • Sonata GLS is only available with a 4-cylinder engine; the V-6 version is cancelled
  • Sonata SE and Limited are available with a 4-cylinder or a V-6 engine
  • Cocoa Black and Venetian Red are new paint color choices
  • A redesigned 2011 Hyundai Sonata goes on sale in February 2010

2010 Hyundai Tucson
The Hyundai Tucson is completely redesigned for 2010, adopting Hyundai's emerging "fluidic" design language and debuting a new grille treatment to be rolled out to all Hyundai models in the future. Stylish and upscale in appearance, the new Tucson is available with unusual features for the class, such as a dual-panel sunroof, Smart Park Assist, and Smart Key ignition and locking.
  • Redesigned compact crossover SUV
  • "Fluidic" design language featuring new hexagonal grille treatment to be rolled out to all Hyundai models
  • Bigger inside and out, with more head, leg, storage and cargo room
  • Available dual-zone climate control
  • Available dual-panel sunroof over both rows of seats
  • Available rearview camera system with Smart Park Assist
  • Available leather seating
  • Available Smart Key ignition and locking
  • Standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 6-speed manual transmission
  • Available 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Available 18-inch alloy wheels

2010 Hyundai Veracruz
The 2010 Hyundai Veracruz, which targets entry luxury crossover SUVs in terms of quality and amenities but is priced like a mainstream brand, gets six new colors for 2010. Veracruz GLS models also have more standard equipment this year, and can be equipped with a navigation and premium audio system.
  • Veracruz GLS gains standard equipment in the form of a power driver's seat, backup warning system, fog lights, roof rack side rails, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic headlights, and a temperature-controlled storage area. GLS AWD also has heated front seats, standard
  • Veracruz GLS now available with LG navigation system and Infinity Logic 7 premium audio system
  • Six new colors include Black Noir Pearl, Blue Titanium Mist, Sahara Bronze, Driftwood Metallic, Ultra Silver and Carbon Steel Mist
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