Hyundai Motor Co. says it has set land speed records for hybrid-electric and fuel cell-powered cars with its Sonata sedan and Nexo crossover (above), respectively, at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats.
A modified version of the redesigned 2020 Sonata Hybrid (near right) raced to nearly 165 mph during runs this week, which easily bested the 158 mph mark set by Hyundai’s Ioniq Hybrid in 2016. Changes were made to the base model’s fuel system, tires and suspension.
The Nexo topped out at just over 106 mph. Aside from a few aerodynamic enhancements and added safety systems, the vehicle was essentially stock.
Will self-driving, or autonomous, vehicles mark the end of steering wheels?
People have been dreaming about flying cars since the early days of the auto and aircraft industries.
When you think of complex, highly technical devices that you use every day in your car—in fact, possibly as much as three to 10 times per minute—you probably don’t think of your rearview mirror.