Koreans prominent in New York

Autos Apr 05, 2016 by Jim Robinson Clarington This Week

NEW YORK: Korean automakers Hyundai/Genesis and Kia had no less then five vehicles between them making their world premieres at the New York International Auto Show starting with the Genesis New York Concept.

Former sold as a Hyundai model, Genesis is now the name of Hyundai’s separate luxury division which currently consists of the G90 sedan and is expected to grow to nine models.

The New York Concept is a luxury sports sedan that hints at the brand’s design direction and incorporates its “Athletic Elegance” design language.

The most striking aspect of the concept is its prominent, upright grille with slim horizontal headlights. Below the lights are ducts that send cooling air through the forward wheel housing.

Inside, the design team replaced the traditional instrument panel with a 21-inch floating curved screen combining classic analog gauges with multimedia and centre stack controls into one Human Machine Interface (HMI) unit.

LG created the 4K curved screen using its Advanced High Performance In-plane Switching technology allowing for a greater viewing angle and exceptional richness in colour, resulting in a more spacious ambience.

The bowl-shaped Central Control Panel with 3D geometry is optimized for usability and forms an electronic centerpiece of this innovative HMI concept.


HYUNDAI

At the New York, and also Vancouver, Auto Shows, Hyundai unveiled its Ioniq brand which it claims is the first vehicle platform to offer three electrified powertrains.

The Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid both share a 1.6-litre direct injection four-cylinder engine with industry first six-speed dual clutch transmission with a 27 kW and 45 kw (respectively) electric motor and 1.56 kW and 8.9 kW (respectively) lithium-ion battery. The larger battery in the plug-in model allows an all electric range up to 37 km.

The third member of the Ioniq lineup is the Electric with 88 kW electric motor and 28 kW lithium-ion battery with a range of up to 170 km.

The sleek hatchback profile was shaped for a very aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.24.


KIA

Kia chose New York for the world debut of the second generation 2017 Cadenza full-size sedan featuring the brand’s first eight-speed automatic transmission.

On sale in the fall, the new Cadenza was designed in California and comes with two grille designs.

Lower trim models will get the “Diamond Butterfly” motif with the same three-dimensional pattern as other vehicles in the Kia fleet. Higher trim models will get the “Intaglio” grille with vertically oriented, faceted blades.

It will be powered by a 3.3-litre, direct injection V6 with an estimated 290 hp and the new eight-speed automatic transmission.

Despite the extra two gears, the new, in-house designed transmission is lighter than the six-speed it replaces.

The latest generation of Kia’s UVO system featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is standard, while a 12-speaker Harman/Kardon system featuring Clari-Fi music restoration technology is an option.

Jim Robinson is an automotive writer for Metroland Media

Koreans prominent in New York

Autos Apr 05, 2016 by Jim Robinson Clarington This Week

NEW YORK: Korean automakers Hyundai/Genesis and Kia had no less then five vehicles between them making their world premieres at the New York International Auto Show starting with the Genesis New York Concept.

Former sold as a Hyundai model, Genesis is now the name of Hyundai’s separate luxury division which currently consists of the G90 sedan and is expected to grow to nine models.

The New York Concept is a luxury sports sedan that hints at the brand’s design direction and incorporates its “Athletic Elegance” design language.

The most striking aspect of the concept is its prominent, upright grille with slim horizontal headlights. Below the lights are ducts that send cooling air through the forward wheel housing.

Inside, the design team replaced the traditional instrument panel with a 21-inch floating curved screen combining classic analog gauges with multimedia and centre stack controls into one Human Machine Interface (HMI) unit.

LG created the 4K curved screen using its Advanced High Performance In-plane Switching technology allowing for a greater viewing angle and exceptional richness in colour, resulting in a more spacious ambience.

The bowl-shaped Central Control Panel with 3D geometry is optimized for usability and forms an electronic centerpiece of this innovative HMI concept.


HYUNDAI

At the New York, and also Vancouver, Auto Shows, Hyundai unveiled its Ioniq brand which it claims is the first vehicle platform to offer three electrified powertrains.

The Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid both share a 1.6-litre direct injection four-cylinder engine with industry first six-speed dual clutch transmission with a 27 kW and 45 kw (respectively) electric motor and 1.56 kW and 8.9 kW (respectively) lithium-ion battery. The larger battery in the plug-in model allows an all electric range up to 37 km.

The third member of the Ioniq lineup is the Electric with 88 kW electric motor and 28 kW lithium-ion battery with a range of up to 170 km.

The sleek hatchback profile was shaped for a very aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.24.


KIA

Kia chose New York for the world debut of the second generation 2017 Cadenza full-size sedan featuring the brand’s first eight-speed automatic transmission.

On sale in the fall, the new Cadenza was designed in California and comes with two grille designs.

Lower trim models will get the “Diamond Butterfly” motif with the same three-dimensional pattern as other vehicles in the Kia fleet. Higher trim models will get the “Intaglio” grille with vertically oriented, faceted blades.

It will be powered by a 3.3-litre, direct injection V6 with an estimated 290 hp and the new eight-speed automatic transmission.

Despite the extra two gears, the new, in-house designed transmission is lighter than the six-speed it replaces.

The latest generation of Kia’s UVO system featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is standard, while a 12-speaker Harman/Kardon system featuring Clari-Fi music restoration technology is an option.

Jim Robinson is an automotive writer for Metroland Media

Koreans prominent in New York

Autos Apr 05, 2016 by Jim Robinson Clarington This Week

NEW YORK: Korean automakers Hyundai/Genesis and Kia had no less then five vehicles between them making their world premieres at the New York International Auto Show starting with the Genesis New York Concept.

Former sold as a Hyundai model, Genesis is now the name of Hyundai’s separate luxury division which currently consists of the G90 sedan and is expected to grow to nine models.

The New York Concept is a luxury sports sedan that hints at the brand’s design direction and incorporates its “Athletic Elegance” design language.

The most striking aspect of the concept is its prominent, upright grille with slim horizontal headlights. Below the lights are ducts that send cooling air through the forward wheel housing.

Inside, the design team replaced the traditional instrument panel with a 21-inch floating curved screen combining classic analog gauges with multimedia and centre stack controls into one Human Machine Interface (HMI) unit.

LG created the 4K curved screen using its Advanced High Performance In-plane Switching technology allowing for a greater viewing angle and exceptional richness in colour, resulting in a more spacious ambience.

The bowl-shaped Central Control Panel with 3D geometry is optimized for usability and forms an electronic centerpiece of this innovative HMI concept.


HYUNDAI

At the New York, and also Vancouver, Auto Shows, Hyundai unveiled its Ioniq brand which it claims is the first vehicle platform to offer three electrified powertrains.

The Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid both share a 1.6-litre direct injection four-cylinder engine with industry first six-speed dual clutch transmission with a 27 kW and 45 kw (respectively) electric motor and 1.56 kW and 8.9 kW (respectively) lithium-ion battery. The larger battery in the plug-in model allows an all electric range up to 37 km.

The third member of the Ioniq lineup is the Electric with 88 kW electric motor and 28 kW lithium-ion battery with a range of up to 170 km.

The sleek hatchback profile was shaped for a very aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.24.


KIA

Kia chose New York for the world debut of the second generation 2017 Cadenza full-size sedan featuring the brand’s first eight-speed automatic transmission.

On sale in the fall, the new Cadenza was designed in California and comes with two grille designs.

Lower trim models will get the “Diamond Butterfly” motif with the same three-dimensional pattern as other vehicles in the Kia fleet. Higher trim models will get the “Intaglio” grille with vertically oriented, faceted blades.

It will be powered by a 3.3-litre, direct injection V6 with an estimated 290 hp and the new eight-speed automatic transmission.

Despite the extra two gears, the new, in-house designed transmission is lighter than the six-speed it replaces.

The latest generation of Kia’s UVO system featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is standard, while a 12-speaker Harman/Kardon system featuring Clari-Fi music restoration technology is an option.

Jim Robinson is an automotive writer for Metroland Media