Ten years ago, Hyundai used to be associated with mediocre, cheap cars that were good enough for rental car lots, but not exactly suitable for many American driveways. Times have changed, as the South Korean automaker is now trying to step up the game with its 2009 Hyundai Genesis that is said to hold its own with the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. It has rear-wheel drive, an optional V-8 engine, and all the indulgences one finds in a big luxury car, but at a price significantly lower than the Germans or Japanese charge, which makes this new offering very enticing. Although the Genesis is the most expensive offering in Hyundai’s lineup (listing from $33,000 for the V6 and $38,000 for the V8), it retails for as much as $26,000 less than its comparably equipped rivals—mainly from BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz.
The Chevy Volt is designed to move more than 75 percent of America's daily commuters without a single drop of gas. That means for someone who drives less than 40 miles a day, Chevy Volt will use zero gasoline and produce zero emissions. Unlike traditional electric cars, Chevy Volt has a revolutionary propulsion system that takes you beyond the power of the battery. It will use a lithium-ion battery with a gasoline-powered, range-extending engine that drives a generator to provide electric power when you drive beyond the 40-mile battery range. Look for it to release sometime in 2010.
Designed to embody the best in American performance engineering and respect the planet we call home, the Scorpion supercar blends the world of exotic performance cars with eco-friendly fuel solutions that is touted to break the 200-mph speed barrier. The Scorpion is a mid-engine, hydrogen fuel injected hybrid, which will features the latest in engine technology from Acura, utilizing the new aluminum and magnesium V-Tech, Type S V-6 motor. RMC offers the scorpion with a 450 horsepower Acura engine (standard model, $150,000) and 600 horsepower engine (Scorpion HX model, $200,000). Both are expected to post 0-62 mph times between 3.5 and 4.5 seconds, and both will be capable of returning an impressive 40 mpg.
Chevrolet confirmed today their plans to bring a new compact car called the Spark to the U.S. by 2011. The Spark was originally displayed as the Beat at the New York Auto Show in 2007. The car was originally planned for Europe and other emerging car markets where small car's are the norm. Now GM is planning on bringing the Spark here because of the recent fuel price crisis. There isn't alot of information available yet on the car other than it will seat five passengers. The Spark is expected to make its world debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March. Sales of the vehicle should begin in Europe in early 2010 with other markets soon to follow.