The 2018 Hyundai lineup includes several changes and updates. While some vehicles will be all-new for this model year, others will simply get only a few new features. The Azera will no longer be available in the US, while the Hyundai Fuel Cell and Veloster will not have 2018 model years; instead these two cars will have extended 2017 model years.
According to Hyundai, perhaps the biggest changes are the all-new Accent, Elantra GT, and Kona. The 2018 Accent has bold sedan styling, an eco-efficient 1.6-liter engine, and the latest technology. You can find a standard rearview camera, available smartphone connectivity, an optional 7-inch display audio system, and optional Blue Link® Connected Services, all of which are new features.
The Elantra GT gets an exciting grille, with fluid contours and improved dynamics. Under the hood is a standard 2.0-liter GDI four-cylinder, though you can upgrade to a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with up to 201 horsepower.
Meanwhile, the Kona will be joining the CUV lineup. This distinct crossover has a two-tone exterior color design and sporty looks. The 1.6-liter turbo is efficient as well as powerful, and smart features include features like a Heads-Up Display (HUD), wireless charging, smartphone connectivity, and driver assist technologies.
Redesigned models for the 2018 lineup are the Sonata, Sonata Hybrid, and Sonata Plug-in Hybrid. The Ioniq carries over the same features, though it has a new Plug-in Hybrid trim, while the Santa Fe and Tucson carry over the same features from 2017. Learn more about 2018 Hyundai cars at Route 44 Hyundai.