At what year did hyundai cars become reliable, are kias/hyundai the same?

Hey there! I’ve been curious about Hyundai cars and their reliability. Can anyone share insights on when Hyundai cars started gaining a reputation for reliability? Also, I’ve heard discussions about Kia and Hyundai being similar. Are Kia and Hyundai essentially the same, or are there notable differences between the two brands? I’d appreciate any firsthand experiences or knowledge on this topic.

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That’s a great question! Hyundai’s reputation for reliability has definitely improved over the years. They had a rough start in the 80s and 90s, but in the late 1990s and early 2000s, they focused on quality and introduced a long warranty which helped turn things around.

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Hey…Hyundai cars began to significantly improve in reliability and quality starting in the late 2000s and early 2010s. This improvement coincided with Hyundai’s push to enhance their brand image and reputation for reliability, durability, and overall quality. By the mid-2010s, Hyundai had made considerable strides in terms of engineering, design, and manufacturing processes, leading to more reliable vehicles overall.

As for Kia and Hyundai, while they are separate automotive brands, they share the same parent company, the Hyundai Motor Group. Because of this, Kia and Hyundai often share technologies, platforms, and components. Over the years, both brands have experienced similar improvements in reliability, and they often rank closely in various reliability surveys and studies.

Kia has also undergone a similar transformation in terms of reliability and quality, with significant improvements in its vehicles starting around the same time as Hyundai’s. Both Kia and Hyundai have made concerted efforts to enhance their brand reputations and build vehicles that compete strongly in their respective market segments.

Overall, Hyundai and Kia have become recognized as reputable brands offering reliable vehicles, with many models earning awards for their quality and dependability in recent years. However, as with any car manufacturer, individual models and years may vary in terms of reliability, so it’s always a good idea to research specific models and consult reliability ratings before making a purchase.