Daily Drive Thru: Jaguar Land Rover Partner With Lyft, Hyundai Unveils Kona Crossover, 2018 Honda Odyssey Ad And More

Hyundai Motor Co. finally revealed its newest small SUV, the 2018 Kona. Slotted below the Tucson SUV, the Kona will compete with subcompact crossovers such as the Nissan Juke and Toyota C-HR. Its interesting styling cues make it a unique choice, but the suite of available technology help the Korean automaker solidify its reputation as a value-oriented brand.

We'll give you more information on the newest crossover that is certain to take SUV-crazy America by storm, plus we've got a gallery of the 2018 Elantra sedan from the Korean automaker.

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There's those stories, Jaguar Land Rover's newest mobility partnership, the most American luxury SUVs and more in this Tuesday edition of the Daily Drive-Thru.

NEWS

Jaguar Land Rover partner with Lyft, invest $25 million in autonomous vehicle testing

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Jaguar Land Rover invested $25 million into Lyft to facilitate expansion of the ride-sharing company's self-driving vehicle testing.

(Jaguar Land Rover)

Jaguar Land Rover announced that it will invest $25 million into Lyft with the intention of expanding its autonomous vehicle testing capabilities while providing the Silicon Valley-based startup with a fleet of Jaguar and Land Rover models.

The automaker investment isn't the first one for Lyft, as the startup has also teamed up with General Motors to test self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs, the first fleet of which has rolled off the assembly line to begin testing by 2018.

Learn more about Jaguar Land Rover's partnership with Lyft here.

First Look: 2018 Hyundai Kona

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Hyundai's latest SUV offering, the Kona, will arrive in the U.S. later this year.

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After teasing a very dark silhouette of a crossover SUV last week, Hyundai finally turned the lights on for the upcoming 2018 Hyundai Kona.

The subcompact crossover SUV will compete with other wonky utes such as the Toyota C-HR and Nissan Juke. The crossover sits just 5 feet tall, but will feature impressive features not seen inside any of the segment's competitors.

The Kona will debut in Europe before making its way across the pond before the end of the year. Pricing info hasn't been announced yet, but considering the Kona will be below the Tucson, we expect the starting price to ring in at roughly $20,000.

Find out more about the 2018 Hyundai Kona here.

VIDEO

2018 Honda Odyssey helps parents 'Keep the Peace' in the backseat

Honda's new marketing campaign for the 2018 Odyssey highlights the minivan's features that can help prevent quarrels like this.

Honda's new marketing campaign for the 2018 Odyssey highlights the minivan's features that can help prevent quarrels like this.

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To kick off advertising its all-new redesigned 2018 Odyssey minivan, Honda released the first of several ad campaigns showing off technology features inside the van.

The first video called "Keep the Peace" shows parents how they can keep their kids civil on roadtrips thanks to Honda's Magic Slide second row captain's chairs. These seats slide on a track serving double duty to separate fighting children and create easier access to the minivan's third row.

Watch the Honda Odyssey ad here.

GALLERIES

Top 11 Most American luxury SUVs

The Kogod Made in America Auto Index study released by American University's Kogod School of Business reveals the 11 most American made luxury SUVs. The study looks into the total domestic content (or TDC) of vehicles to determine how much of the car itself was manufactured, assembled and sourced in America. This gallery shows the 11 luxury SUVs with the most American parts inside.

List: Top 11 Most American Luxury SUVs

Hyundai upgrades the 2018 Elantra midsize sedan

Hyundai adds a new high-value trim, standard Blue Link services for three years and additional tech features in the 2018 Elantra sedan. Already an enticing value propisition, the Elantra gets an SEL trim, which comes standard with advanced safety features such as blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist and rear-view camera and smartphone projection technology via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Gallery: 2018 Hyundai Elantra Photos

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