Tucson (ix35) (Hyundai)

Apr 18, 2019

On April 17, Hyundai introduced its all-new 2020 Venue at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.
Billed as the most affordable SUV in Hyundai’s U.S. lineup, the Venue joins the Kona and Kona Electric, Tucson, Santa Fe, Palisade and NEXO.
The Venue will be built in Ulsan, Korea and arrive in U.S. dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2019.
zAs the smallest Hyundai SUV, the Venue is 158.9 inches long, 69.7 inches wide and 61.6 inches hight, with a wheelbase of 99.2 inches.
The Venue has a Gamma 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) automatic.
Advanced Safety Technologies include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Driver Attention Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Warning.

(Hyundai press release on April 17, 2019)

Mar 11, 2019

South Korea’s DAS Corporation is going to provide seat frames to Hyundai Motors Corporation’s car assembly plant in the U.S. The new contract is valid for five years from September 2020, and the sales under the agreement are expected to reach Korean won (KRW) 307 billion. DAS’s seat frames will be used for 103,000 units of the successive model of the Avante and 166,000 units of the Tucson and the Tucson Pickup a year. DAS currently produces seat frames for the Hyundai Avante, the Sonata, and the Santa Fe, as well as the Kia K5, the Sorento, and the Telluride at its plant in Montgomery, Alabama and delivers them to Hyundai and Kia’s car assembly plants in the U.S. (From some releases on March 11, 2019)

Mar 01, 2019

On February 28, Hyundai and Kia announced three separate recalls directed by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after discovering a flaw that could lead to engine fires.
NHTSA says a series of events can lead to oil leaks that can cause fires.
Kia is recalling close to 379,000 Soul MPVs from model years 2012 through 2016 with 1.6-liter engines.
Kia is also recalling select Kia Sportage SUVs from 2011 and 2012.
Hyundai is recalling 152,000 Tucson SUVs from 2011 to 2013.
More than 300 Hyundai and Kia vehicles have reportedly had engine fires since June 2018, putting the companies under scrutiny.
NHTSA has been looking into them since 2016, and the companies began recalls for the issue in 2015.
On February 27, the Center for Auto Safety asked Congress to hold the companies responsible for failing to repair at-risk vehicles.
“Both manufacturers have recalled fewer than 10% of the potential fire-prone vehicles and hoped no one would ask about the rest,” said executive director Jason Levine, in a statement.
(multiple sources on February 28, 2019)