In the battle of auto manufacturers, things aren't as cut and dry as we would think they would be. You may know that Hyundai is a Korean manufacturer, and you would be correct. And if we said Chrysler, you may automatically (pardon the pun) think of U.S.-made vehicles. But you would only be partly right.
Chrysler merged with Fiat (an Italian automobile manufacturer) to create Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, yes, until you consider that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is registered in the Netherlands with headquarters in London, U.K. This was done for tax purposes.
But most of these mergers don't really matter to true car aficionados, who care more for the vehicles than the business behind them.
And that brings us to this quiz, where Hyundai and Chrysler go head-to-head as we challenge you, by looking at a photo, to identify which of these two manufacturers released the vehicles in the image.
Are you up to the challenge? Well, there's really only one way to find out. Take the quiz now!
This concept car was built in small numbers. In fact, only 55 were made of which 50 were used in a designed user program. As one can tell by the name, the Chrysler Turbine was driven by a turbine engine. Only nine remain today of which two are in private hands.
The Accent was first seen as a North American model at the Montreal Motor Show in 2011. Only one powerplant option, a 1.6-liter petrol engine is available but there are various trim options. The Accent has sold more than 200,000 units in the last three years in the United States.
Another Korean offering, the Azera is stylish, comfortable and filled with technology, even the base models. It is let down by a fairly boring ride and less than impressive handling.
A rebadged Lancia with the same model name, the Ypsilion is currently sold in Japan and the United Kingdom. It has four engine options ranging from 900cc to 1.2-liter.
With a range of affordable, high-spec cars coming out of Korea, Hyundai’s Elantra model is certainly one of the best models available from that Asian country. This vehicle, which features in the compact class, has been on the market since 1990 and was available in the United States the following year. It continues to prove to be fairly popular with sales of more than 200,000 units for the last five consecutive years.
The Voyager minivan was produced by Chrysler from 1988 until 2016. During this time, the automaker produced five generations. The last models made had three powerplant options, two petrol, the largest a 3.8-liter V6 as one diesel variant.
The Equus competed in the full-sized luxury class for the manufacturer, Hyundai. It was built between 1999 and 2016 with the second generation featuring two limited editions as well as a limousine. The Equus is powered by a V8 engine that produces over 400 brake horsepower.
The Hyundai Porter, a larger pickup truck designed for carrying equipment, goods or other cargo has been marketed by the Korean company since 1977. It is currently in its fourth generation and was the best-selling vehicle in South Korea in 2016.
A three-door hatchback in the supermini class, the Sunbeam was a product from Chrysler Europe. It was based on the Hillman Avenger. It was produced from 1977 to 1979. The Sunbeam had four engine options ranging from 930cc to a 2.1-liter 16 V.
Part of Chrysler's offering in the mid-sized segment, the Sebring was produced between 1995 and 2010 and over three generations. It included various models, including a sedan, convertible, and coupe. Between 2007 and 2010 more than 200,000 units were sold. It was rebadged as the Chrysler 200 in 2010.
Hyundai's model in the supermini segment, the i20 was first released in 2007. Now in its second generation, the i20 received a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating. Power options include three petrol and two diesel powerplants. More than 430,000 units of the i20 have sold in Europe since 2012.
The base model (and cheapest) Chrysler at the time, the LeBarron was introduced into the Chrysler fleet in 1977. The brand formed part of their model range until 1994 with three generations produced. In terms of body styles, over the years, the LaBaron was available as a sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible.
Essentially an upmarket version of stable mate, the Dodge Laser, Chrysler's version was deemed to be the first sports car released by the company. The difference between the Dodge and Chrysler models were in trim levels only. The Laser was marketed between 1984 and 1986.
The mid-90s saw the launch of the first generation Tiburon. This three-door sports coupe from Hyundai was popular into the turn of the new century. The second generation included a model powered by a 2.7-liter V6 engine that produced 172 brake horse power.
A Chrysler Europe model, this car was essentially a rebadged Hillman Hunter and made available for the U.K. market in 1976. Today there are only seven left, one of which is in running condition.
The Fifth Avenue badge had formed part of other Chrysler marques over the years but between 1983 and 1993, it was its own model. They were powered by a 5.2-liter V8 engine which produced 140 brake horsepower. As Chrysler's largest car during these years, the 5th Avenue proved popular with 100,000 sold in 1985 alone.
Now in its third generation, the i30 competes in the small family car segment for the Korean manufacturer, Hyundai. It is available in a number of body configurations, including three-door hatchback, five-door hatchback, five-door estate and five-door fastback. More than 430,000 units of the i30 have sold in Europe since 2012.
A two-door coupe or fastback, the Crossfire was marketed by Chrysler between 2004 and 2008. It was designed and built during Chrysler's association with Daimler and interestingly features many Mercedes SLK parts. The Crossfire was also powered by a 3.5-liter V6 AMG engine. Just over 76,000 were sold worldwide during its production run.
Currently in the mid-sized crossover class, the Sante Fe is an SUV from Hyundai. Now in its third generation, it is extremely popular in the United States with more than 300,000 units sold in the past three years. With both automatic and manual options as well as a range of power plants (seven in total), the sheer variety available to buyers makes the Sante Fe an attractive SUV option.
The IX-35 is another quality SUV offering from Hyundai. Affordable, reliable, good looking and plenty of space make the IX-35 an appealing alternative in a market flooded with vehicles from many brands. This compact SUV was first produced by the Korean manufacturer in 2009. It comes with a range of engine options, from 1.6 to 2.4-liter. Another SUV, the Tuscon effectively became the IX-35 when the second generation of this vehicle was produced.
The Conquest was essentially a rebadged Mitsubishi Starion and marketed in the United States between 1987 to 1989. This three-door coupe sports car was powered by a 2.6-liter turbocharged engine which produced 145 brake horsepower.
A full-sized four-door sedan, the Concorde was built from 1994 to 2004. Based on the Chrysler LH platform, two generations were made during its production run. Second generation Concordes included a range of petrol engine options, with the largest, a 3.5-liter V6. The Concorde was eventually replaced by the Chrysler 300.
Manufactured between 2001 and 2007, the Terracan was an early Hyundai offering in the SUV market. This mid-sized, five-door SUV was extremely popular in China where it was manufactured until 2015. Here it was built in conjunction with Chinese automobile company, Hawtai.
A four-door notchback sedan, the Chrysler Cirrus was marketed between 1995 and 2000. The Cirrus has a few engine options with the largest a 2.5-liter V6. Two other vehicles were based on the Cirrus platform, the Dodge Stratus and the Plymouth Breeze.
First marketed in Europe as the Hillman Avenger, this four-door small family car received Chrysler branding from 1976 to 1979. From 1971 to 1973, it was sold in America as the Plymouth Cricket. Three models of the Avenger were available to the motoring public, the LS, GL and GLS
In production since 2004, the Tuscon is a front-wheel drive, 5-door SUV competing in the compact crossover segment for Hyundai. From 2009, it became known as the IX-35 in many markets around the world. Around 300,000 units of this vehicle have sold in the United States since 2012.
The Veloster first turned an engine over in anger in 2011. This sports compact from Hyundai is still in its first generation. With somewhat strange lines, the Veloster sure is a head turner. Sadly, base models only have 1.6-liter engines which certainly do not fit in with the sleek looks of the vehicle. A 1.6-liter turbo version, however, has seen the light of day. It produces 201 brake horse power.
Produced between 1991 and 2003, the Galloper was a mid-sized SUV, available as both a two-door and five-door option. Essentially, it was a rebadged Mitsubishi Pajero.
Based on the Dodge Durango, the Aspen was launched in 2007. Sales of this vehicle were very poor and Chrysler quickly dropped the model after 2009.
This executive luxury sedan was produced by Hyundai between 1996 and 2005. The Dynasty had all the luxuries one could expect from a model in this class, including temperature controlled seats with memory foam, electronic suspension and dual climate control.
The Alpine was a European Chrysler model marketed under a host of other names in various car markets around the world. This front-wheel-drive hatchback was produced by Chrysler Europe between 1975 and 1979.
Although keeping with the 'air' theme like another Chrysler model, the Airflow, the Airstream was not a streamlined design and was based on the 1933 Chrysler CO. And it certainly proved more popular than its more streamlined stablemate, with five sold to every one Airflow. The following year, 1935, this rose to nine sold for every Airflow that left the showroom floor.
The Eon, produced since 2011, is another city car in the Hyundai range. Not sold in South Korea, the Eon is sold in other parts of Asia, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and India as well as South America. This five-speed manual offers two small engine options, either 800cc or 1-liter.
The IX-20 is a mini MPV which first entered the market in 2010 and was produced until 2017. Only sold in Europe, the IX-20 offered two petrol and two diesel engine options.
Also known as the Matrix, the Lavita, a mini-MPV formed part of the Hyundai stable from 2001 to 2007. The Lavita was styled by the legendary Italian design house, Pininfarina
Now part of the FIAT group, Chrysler has made some eye-catching models throughout its history. One of these, the PT Cruiser, is certainly a talking point. You either love it or hate it. Enough people loved it, however, with more than 1 million sold between 2000 and 2011.
A four-door sedan in the mid-sized segment, Chrysler introduced the 200 in 2010 with production running until 2016. Two generations were produced and the 200 even had a two-door convertible model.
Marketed from 1998 to 2005, the Scoupe from Hyundai was a two-door coupe powered by two versions of a 1.5-liter engine. The more powerful produced close to 114 brake horsepower. The Scoupe was a variant of the Hyundai Excel.
The first full-sized car released by Chrysler, the Royal badge adorned a range of body styles, including a four-door sedan and two-door convertible as well as a coupe. It was produced from 1937 to 1950.
Korean car manufacturers have made a real impact all over the world, including the United States and it's not difficult to see why. Cars such as the Sonata are reasonably priced, come with a range of features as standard, offer a comfortable ride, are spacious and give good gas mileage.
Many muscle car aficionados call the Chrysler 300 the first muscle car ever produced. No matter if you agree or not, the 300, introduced in 1955 and made up until 1965, certainly had the cool factor.
The Atos was a five-door hatchback city car offered by Korean manufacturer Hyundai between 1997 and 2007. Little changed over those ten years until the Atos was replaced by the i10. This vehicle was driven by a 1.1-liter engine and available with both an automatic and manual transmission.
Also called the Starex and Satellite in other markets, the H-1 is a light commercial vehicle often used as a delivery van as well as a people carrier. It was first introduced by the Korean manufacturer in 1997 and is currently in its second generation. Powerplants for the H-1 include three diesel options as well as one 2.4-liter petrol engine.
This executive four-door sedan entered the luxury car segment in 2015. The Aslan offers two powerplant options with the top of the range model featuring a 3.3-liter V6 capable of producing 294 brake horsepower. The upmarket nature of the Aslan means it comes with many features as standard.
The Pony, Korea's first mass-produced vehicle, was a rear-wheel-drive subcompact car produced by the Korean manufacturer between 1975 and 1990. Two generations of the Pony were produced with a range of body options, including sedans, wagons, a coupe utility and a hatchback.
This retro-styled sports car was marketed by Chrysler between 1997 and 2002, first under the Plymouth brand and then Chrysler from 2001. More than 11,000 units of this two-door, rear-wheel-drive roadster were produced.
The minivan market in the United States is fiercely competitive. The Pacifica from Chrysler is fairly new to it but already has made an impression with impressive sales in its first year.
This city car replaced the Atos in 2007. Power options for the i10 include three petrol engines (the highest a 1.25-liter option) as well as 1.1-liter diesel. The i10 received a four-star Euro NCAP safety rating, which for a small car of this nature, is fairly high. A slightly larger version of this vehicle, the Grand i10, was launched in 2013.