Major features of new Hyundai-Kia lineup highlighted by increased use of ADAS

Systems include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and advanced cruise control

2015/06/11

Summary

Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata (Source: Hyundai's press release)

 The following report outlines availabilities of major features, engines, and transmissions on the six all-new (fully redesigned) models released by Hyundai-Kia Group (Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation) in and after mid-2014.

 Hyundai has installed a number of advanced driving assistance features using cameras and radar sensors in the Aslan FWD mid-large premium sedan and the Sonata midsize sedan. Kia has also adopted various driving assistance equipment on the Sorento midsize SUV and the Sedona midsize MPV.

 Regarding the availability of engines, both Hyundai and Kia have increased adoption of downsizing technologies which use smaller displacement direct-injection engines with the turbochargers.


New models launched by Hyundai and Kia in and after mid-2014

Segment Brand Model Outline
B Hyundai New i20 This subcompact model for the European market is a five-seat small hatchback. The model was launched in Europe in November 2014 and is produced in Turkey.
C Hyundai New Tucson The new Tucson is a small crossover SUV and dubbed the'ix 35.' The SUV was released in Korea in March 2015 and will go on sale in the US in July.
D Hyundai New Sonata The new Sonata is the seventh-generation midsize sedan. The sedan was launched in Korea in March 2014 and went on sale in the US in May. Its sibling Kia K5 (sold as the Optima in the US) debuted in Korea and the US in April 2015.
Kia New Sorento The new Sorento midsize crossover SUV was released in Korea in August 2014 and went on sale in the US in January 2015. The SUV will be launched in Europe in the first half of 2015.
New Sedona This midsize MPV is dubbed the 'Carnival.' The model was launched in Korea in June 2014 and went on sale in the US in September. The new Sedona for the US is a three-row MPV with seven- or eight-passenger seating.
E Hyundai Aslan This FWD premium sedan for the Korean market is situated between the Genesis and the Grandeur. The premium sedan was released in Korea in October 2014.

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