Don’t Miss What Hyundai & Genesis Are Showing at the Detroit Auto Show
While most automakers will be showing off their wild new concept models at the North American International Auto Show this week in Detroit, Hyundai and Genesis are avoiding the stage this time; neither are scrambling for the limelight.
Having already showed off its wealth of cutting-edge technology innovations–including the autonomous Ioniq EV and voice-activated control interface–at the Consumer Electronics Show last week in Vegas, Hyundai is simply bringing its wares to a booth without all the pomp and circumstance. But that’s no excuse to miss what Hyundai or Genesis are showing.
Hyundai & Genesis Highlights at 2017 NAIAS
If you’ve been following Hyundai news for the past year, you won’t be surprised to learn that Hyundai is featuring its upcoming Ioniq at NAIAS this week. While the 2017 Ioniq has appeared at multiple auto shows already, Hyundai is still showcasing the innovative electric vehicle to prepare for its official public sales launch this spring. It’s present in all three of its ground-breaking forms: 2017 Ioniq Electric, 2017 Ioniq Hybrid Electric, and 2017 Ioniq Plug-In Electric (available in the fall).
Also being featured by Hyundai is the 2017 Elantra Sport, a stylish and performance-driven version of the brand’s best-selling compact. Other production models on display include the 2017 editions of the Accent, Azera, Elantra, Elantra GT, Santa Fe Sport, Santa Fe, Sonata, Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, Tucson, and Veloster Turbo. It’s been half-a-year since we’ve heard anything about the Veloster, so hopefully this event–and the Turbo’s appearance–will bring some news.
The Genesis luxury brand will have its own booth at NAIAS to show off the brand new Sport Trim of the 2018 G80 sedan. While the Genesis brand had been focusing on offering single, sole trims for its models, the automaker has seen the opportunity to enhance the G80 by offering a new turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine and performance enhancements like 19-inch wheels and leather accents.