First founded as a construction company in 1947 by businessman Chung Ju-yung, Hyundai today is recognized for its cars. Since building its first vehicle in 1976, Hyundai, which also owns fellow Korean badge Kia, has quickly risen to become one of the largest car makers in the world. With a name that literally translates as "modern," the South Korean brand has taken the concept to heart, becoming a global leader in budget-minded, fuel-efficient cars. In the past several years, Hyundai, known for its low-priced automobiles, has even dipped its toes into the luxury car market with a string of stately sedans that look poised to compete with high-end German models. 

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2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

A compact, fuel-efficient refreshed hatchback packs lots of tech for the money.

2015 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec

Fun, No-Frills Hatchback. Economical three-door hatchback.

2015 Hyundai Sonata

No Longer a Brash Upstart. Stylish, full-featured family sedan.

2015 Hyundai Genesis RWD 5.0 Sedan

Hyundai Gives Classic Luxury Car Experience. V8-powered spacious lux sedan.

2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Seoul Searching. V6-powered Rear-Wheel-Drive Sports Coupe.

2015 Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai opens the book on luxury with this large, all-wheel-drive luxury sedan.

2015 Hyundai Elantra

Still a Leader in Value and Feature Content. Well-equipped small sedan.

2015 Hyundai Accent

Value-driven subcompact sedan with surprisingly upscale feel.

2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T

Turbo Sonata Raises the Tempo. A sporty-looking mid sized sedan.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo A/T

Eye-Catching Hatchback. A distinctive, performance-oriented hatchback.