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A Rundown of Changes to Hyundai’s 2018 Vehicle Lineup

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2018 models are starting to roll into dealerships, which means brands like Hyundai are introducing some changes to their latest models. While some vehicles are carrying over the same features as in 2017, others are offering new highlights or designs. Check out what Hyundai is bringing to its 2018 lineup.

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What to Expect from Hyundai’s 2018 Lineup

2018 Hyundai Accent subcompact car debut at Canadian Auto Show (1)  Accent Hyundai revealed the next-gen 2018 Accent earlier this year, hoping to boost interest with a new 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine, 7% improved fuel economy, bigger body with extended wheelbase, streamlined appearance, and more optional tech features. A hatchback version will only be available in Canada.
2018 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Overview car model details safety  Elantra As the Elantra went through a redesign for the 2017 model year, not much changes for 2018. A new SEL trim adds standard features from the previously-optional Popular Equipment Package.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT reveal at Chicago Auto Show Sport version  Elantra GT Although it’s thought of as a version of the Elantra in the USA, the GT is known overseas as its own entity: the i30. The model received a global makeover, so the 2018 Elantra GT hitting American dealerships will also be new for its third generation. In addition to a Sport version with a turbo engine, the GT gets greater storage volume, multi-link independent rear suspension, cascading grille design, wraparound rear taillights, Amazon Alexa Blue Link remote starting, and more.
2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo red car body Chicago Auto Show  Veloster The Veloster is taking a break for 2018, as the 2017 edition will be offered for an extended period to take place of a 2018 model while a redesigned 2019 model is being developed.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid electric car EV white Chicago Auto Show  Ioniq The Ioniq was introduced to the Hyundai family at the tail-end of the 2017 lineup, so the eco-friendly model trio will finish rolling out in 2018, bringing over unchanged hybrid and all-electric versions while adding the much-anticipated plug-in version.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Sedan model overview car specs information front grille  Sonata The latest Sonata receives a design makeover, adding the brand’s new grille shape, LED running lights, and updated rear end shape. Cabin layout and suspension upgrades were made too.
2017 Hyundai Azera Limited silver luxury sedan Chicago Auto Show pictures  Azera Sadly, the Azera is being retired in the United States for 2018 after a recent slump in sales and less consumer interest in full-size sedans.
Hyundai Kona compact SUV new crossover vehicle model photos front  Kona A brand new model to Hyundai’s international lineup, the Kona makes it world debut for 2018. This ultra-compact crossover is designed for wilderness adventures and urban commutes.
2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6T SUV at Chicago Auto Show blue  Tucson Nothing to report for the 2018 Tucson. It carries over much of last year’s features and designs, since it entered its third generation in 2016 and will be getting a revamp in 2019.
 Fuel Cell The Hyundai FCV hasn’t received a wide release in the USA and is taking 2018 to collect itself and rethink its future. Expect an extended 2017 edition availability.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport crossover silver SUV display Chicago Auto Show  Santa Fe Nothing exciting for the Santa Fe or Santa Fe Sport crossovers for 2018, apart from a new Value Package that offers cool tech features at an additional, optional cost. Minor interior touches are being made to continue improving the vehicle’s appeal.

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