Piston Slap: Go Blue, Wither the Long Range Cruiser?

Rick writes: Hi Sajeev: With the demise of diesel cars and 21 gallon fuel tanks, I am on the hunt for a true long-range cruiser. The “old” diesel cars were big, comfortable and had a freeway range of over 800 miles. Not that I would actuall…

BisiMoab? Hyundai’s Two Best SEMA Concepts Go for Mileage and the Boondocks

While Hyundai brought a pair of pretty standard tuner cars to the 2017 SEMA show, it also displayed a couple of weird ones, and the brand’s stand was all the better for it. Bisimoto Engineering’s HyperEconiq Ioniq takes performance engineering and puts it in the service of efficiency, while Rockstar Performance Garage’s Santa Fe Sport turns […]

Is This The Future Of Basic Tuning?

A long-running partnership between the American subsidiary of Korean automaker Hyundai, and horsepower-mad Californian tuner Bisi Ezerioha, has resulted in some crazy SEMA builds over the years, but for the 51st running of the world-renowned convention, the thinking has been dialed back to a more practical level. Hyundai and Bisimoto Engineering’s SEMA 2017 showpiece, the HyperEconiq Ioniq, has […]

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Hyundai Maps Out a Future of Multiple Long-Range EVs, Full Line of Hybrids

Driven by regulations, the future of passenger vehicles is increasingly going to be dependent more on battery cells and electric motors and less on fuel tanks and spark plugs. Hyundai hasn’t been at the forefront with electrification technology, but the company has taken a pragmatic and bifurcated approach—developing a full slate of hybrid and plug-in-hybrid […]