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2018 Hyundai Sonata, Refreshed

The Hyundai Sonata is gearing up to enter 2018 with a fresh new look and improved power to boot. The debut at the New York Auto Show this year revealed a dramatic new fascia and a lot of interior improvements that are going to make the Sonata stand out like never before. Unlike typical mid-generation refreshers, the Sonatas tweaks are comprehensive and not only give the car a new feel but a completely new driving experience too.


 The exterior style has become much more distinctive with the new ‘cascading grille’ and a newly designed rear- now featuring a plate. Hyundai is the only car company that actually manufacturers its own steel, and the cascading design of the front grille was wholly inspired by the flow of molten metal as its poured. The front fenders and sheet metal have both been sharply tailored to suit the new look. Hyundai has also reworked the alloy wheels and lighting to solidify the now sharper and more aggressive appearance.

The interior layout is still reminiscent of last years but now features a more eye-catching center stack and instrument panel that have been redesigned to achieve better visual dimension and aesthetic. The new and improved center console features a seven inch touch screen, better aligned audio controls and a now leather wrapped three spoke steering wheel.


The Sonata can now be powered by an optional 2-liter turbo four cylinder paired to an adrenaline pumping eight speed transmission, but you can still opt for the old 2.4-liter with a six speed transmission. The six speed has provided the Sonata a unanimously satisfying balance of power and control for years, but the new eight speed transmission will still be a clear choice for anyone seeking the upmost performance and efficiency, and who doesn’t want that?


Although the 2018 Sonata hasn’t undergone a full redesign, Hyundai still puts its magic in the details and continues to release beautiful cars, year after year. Visit our website to get more information about the Sonatas in our inventory, or schedule a test drive to get the full experience with us!
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Enticing Peak at Hyundais Brand-New Kona



Last year Hyundai announced their plans to dominate the 2018 compact SUV market with a new release in 2017. Up until just the other day, we had only been given images of a sliver of the hood, ever so slightly illuminated by the piercing headlights, and we were left with that tiny glimpse for months! Hyundai has now offered up a bit more information, and we now know the ringer will be named the Kona.


The Kona is expected to have three engine options; a turbocharged 1.0 L, a 1.4 L, and a 1.6 L diesel. The Kona appears to be bulkier than the Hyundai i30, the SUV it shares engine options with, so the 1.4 L and 1.6 L will likely be the favored options over the lighter, single liter engine.

Although we do still need to wait just a bit longer for the full reveal, Hyundai has graced us with with some slightly more revealing teaser images, and now a video as well. The video doesn’t reveal any more body parts than we’ve been allotted via photos thus far, but it does reveal the fact that the Kona will be Hyundais very first model to feature a Heads-Up display.



Check out the preview video for the Kona here, or visit our website here to request updates on the big reveal!
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Hyundai Recall


Hyundai has issued a vast recall and is making plans to inspect and possibly replace up to 1.3 million vehicles. Affected vehicles include the Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe Sport crossover equipped with their 2.0 and 2.4 L “Theta” four cylinder engines. The recall spans across vehicles that were built in Hyundais plant in Montgomery, Alabama between 2011 and 2014.

Thus far, approximately 10 percent to 20 percent of said vehicles have reported engine stalls. The issue can contribute to a loud knocking noise in addition to a loss of power. If the check engine light or engine oil pressure lights illuminate unexpectedly, be particularly aware of any issues or noises coming from the engine, as it could be an indication of a faulty engine.

If your vehicle is liable to be included in the recall, it’s important to take preventative measures to ensure the safety of your family and others on the road. This link can send you to Hyundais ‘Recalls and Service Campaigns’ page, where you can enter your VIN number to find out if your vehicle is subject to recall, and if it is, can direct you to your free service before you run into a problem on the road.



Thank you for reading and most importantly, be safe! 
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Hyundai Santa Fe's 2017 Refresh



The Hyundai Santa Fe is a capable family hauler that seats 7 with reasonable starting price. The Santa Fe gets an ample refresh for 2017; now sporting a revised front and rear, new driver assistance systems, and upgraded technology.

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe comes equipped with a 3.3 L V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque.  The V6 is paired to a six speed transmission and all trim levels have the option of either front or all-wheel drive. When properly equipped, you can tow up to 5,000 lbs. The Santa Fe is now equipped with the new Drive Mode Select, a 3-position setting that enables the driver to customize steering feedback and shifting with 3 modes: Economy, Comfort, and Sport mode. Robust power and excellent driver assist features are paired to a loftier suspension that makes for an enjoyable and stress free driving experience.

The interior of the Santa Fe has been given many notable upgrades that really enhance the overall appeal. Blue Link telematics, now standard on all Santa Fe’s, offer a vast array of assistance features like turn by turn navigation, remote start, stolen-vehicle recovery, SOS emergency assistance and onboard diagnostic info.


The Santa Fe’s shining attribute would have to be the enormous panoramic sunroof that stretched from the drivers seat back into the third row. Very few competitors offer a panoramic sunroof, and the ones that do are broken into separate pieces, while the Santa Fe’s is simply one glorious glass roof. 

The Santa Fe earned the title of 2017 Top Safety Pick+ in IIHS testing by receiving the highest rating possible in all crash test evaluations. Standard safety features this year include adjustable pedals, rollover protection system, traction control, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning. This also includes automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control when equipped with the Ultimate package. This encompassing array of features makes for stellar safety and absolute peace of mind while driving with the family.

Hyundais refresh for the Santa Fe gives it the credibility it needed to become a serious player in this years market. If you’re looking for an affordable family hauler, this SUV is going to be a great fit- and an enjoyable one as well. Check out our own inventory here or receive information/updates on the new Santa Fe.
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Hyundais Quirky Little Compact- The Veloster

The Hyundai Veloster is a quirky little coupe hatch with three doors and seats for four. There are four available trim levels, all unique and thoughtfully crafted to fit your driving and comfort preferences. The Veloster offers distinct style, numerous standard amenities, and competitive value through a low starting price and substantial fuel efficiency.


The new Veloster sports a 1.6 L 4 cylinder engine with an output of 132 horsepower and 120 lb-ft of torque. This configuration gets 33 mpg, which is pretty impressive for the class. As all Hyundais do, the Veloster comes standard with BlueLink. Other standard features for the base model include heated mirrors, a 7 inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a six speaker audio system.  The base starting price is $18,100- way below the average for this class.

The Velosters new Value Edition offers some minor exterior upgrades and a multitude of top of the line amenities. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters control the six speed dual cluth transmission. The powertrain is retained from the base model, but you get an additional panoramic sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, dual zone automatic climate control, a navigation system, and an upgrade to an eight speaker sound system. The Value Edition offers all that the base does and much more, and is starting at just $21,350.

The Turbo R Spec, the next step up, really makes things interesting. For just $800 more than the Value Edition, the turbocharged engine in the R Spec offers real power with a robust output of 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.  Hearty power is coupled with a svelte sport tuned suspension and steering and a B&M short throw shifter for the six speed manual. It also comes equipped with an aerodynamic body kit, projector headlights, and special Turbo R Spec interior accents.


The top trim level is the Turbo. The Turbo retains the turbocharged engine and gains the option of an automatic or manual transmission.  The suspension is converted to a more comfortable set up, and the interior is given a luxurious makeover with leather seats and a sharper looking console. The Turbo starts at an MSRP of 22,600.

The Veloster is a stylish renegade amongst the coupe/hatch lineup that makes its own rules. No one can tell you how to look or many doors you should have, Veloster, you keep on keeping on! Check out our Hyundai inventory or request information/updates here at our site! 
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2017 Hyundai Sonata


The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is available in a total of 7 trim levels; including a dynamic Eco model and a svelte Sport 2.0T. The base, SE, Sport, and Limited models are all powered by a 2.4 L four-cylinder engine. All sonatas are front wheel drive; and all models are equipped with a six speed automatic transmission, with the exception of the seven speed Eco model. Interestingly enough; the Eco model has been recorded going 0-60 in just 7.5 seconds, beating its own Sport variation by a full second!


All Sonatas come standard with anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability control, an air bag laden cabin, and a rear view camera. New Sonatas also offer Blue Link; Hundais innovative emergency telematics system that includes roadside assistance, crash response, remote door lock control, and monitoring features for parents with teenage drivers that include speed, geo-fencing, and curfew limits.

The 2017 Sonata’s standard features include Bluetooth, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, satellite radio, HD Radio, a 7-inch touch-screen display, and Hyundai’s BlueLink infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The cabin is notably spacious and offers a refreshingly simple and conservative layout; having matured quite a bit over the years. The exterior design of the new Sonata has been matured and simplified similarly to the interior. The tapered shape is still sharp looking, including aesthetic geometric accents and sleek wells for enhanced aero-dynamicity.



The finest feature of the Sonata is its unequaled value. Although given many upgrades this year, Hyundai has lowered the Sonatas price by $150, making it the least expensive car in its class. The Sonata also has a low cost to own thanks to its stellar reliability and excellent gas mileage. The Sonata may not sport a flashy or bold design, but this is a conscious move by Hyundai to cater to a more practical demographic. Amongst a plethora of family oriented vehicles on the market aiming their sights on sportiness and sportiness alone, its refreshing for practical shoppers to have a sensible option that still offers optimal connectivity and comfort. You can schedule a test drive with us, or receive information/updates, here at our site.
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2017 Hyundai Elantra

The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra features a more aerodynamic design, an extensive list of safety features, modish interior styling, and a suite of easy to use technologies. Hyundais designers and engineers worked in harmony to perfectly blend advanced styling with functional aerodynamics to produce optimal dynamicity and precision. Last years rugged, aggressive exterior design has been given a slightly matured shape, accentuated with smooth contour lines-inclusive of the front fascias iconic deep wells and sleek lines. The signature hexagonal grille has been keenly paired with HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights- effortlessly projecting Elantras distinctive character.


The Elantra is powered by a 2.0 L Atkinson Cycle four cylinder engine coupled with a six speed manual transmission or a six speed automatic that features a SHIFTRONIC manual shift mode. Both transmission options give the Elantra an output of 147 hp and 132 lbs-ft of torque.

Inside the passenger cabin, Elantra continues to depict a modern design optimized for intuitive control, improved interior roominess, high-quality materials and premium technology features. The contemporary interior design integrates premium soft-touch materials in key touch points and high-tech details to create an inviting and comfortable interior. The rest of the center stack is laid out in a horizontal design with buttons and controls placed in logical groups by function, and a slight seven degree tilt toward the driver for optimal ergonomics.


If you go with the popular SE automatic model, you'll have some ultra-premium features like the seven-inch head unit, audio controls on the steering wheel, a rear-view camera, automatic headlights, 16 inch wheels, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, heated side mirrors, and a hood insulator with excellent engine noise absorption. If you’re looking for even more additional features, you can always explore the available supplementary packages. There’s plenty of customization to be had with the new Elantra, making it easier than ever to acquire the perfect blend of comfort and convenience in your cabin.

In IIHS evaluations, the 2017 Elantra received the Top Safety Pick+ award after it scored Good on all crash tests and was rated Superior on the collision prevention and mitigation test. When equipped with the Ultimate package, the Elantra gains adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, and lane departure warning- in addition to all of its standard safety features.


The new Elantra has been given a thoughtful, classy interior design paired with a smooth new exterior. There are a plethora of available safety and technology features, and the cabin is comfortable and quiet. The base price of $17,150 is remarkably practical considering how appealing and well-equipped the new Elantra is. If you’d like more information or would like to schedule a test drive, we will happily oblige you here- at our site!
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A Sneak Peek at the 2018 Hyundai Sonata






     The new 2018 Hyundai Sonata has just been spotted on Facebook. The producers at Hyundai have leaked the sketches for the latest, sleekest, most improved proposal yet. The evolution of the Sonata is upon us. Automakers have reverted back to the essentials of the family sedan and incorporated them into the fresh sporty design. Autoevolution.com said, “Under the concept of “Dramatic Design Change,” the facelifted Sonata’s aim is to introduce “young sensibility” with styling cues borrowed from the all-new Grandeur.

     The new sketch illustrates four different Sonatas, which includes two older versions and two newer versions in the foreground. The car farthest left shows a teaser of what appears to be a turbo insignia, giving way to an added trim level.

     Hyundai continues to stick to the classic shape of the grille which is hexagonal, stretching down to the bottom of the front bumper, other vehicles that also have a similar grille include the 2018 Elantra GT and the 2018 Accent. The revamped Sonata also integrates an impressive hood design, quad exhaust, and sleek back end. The new design illustrates a variety of angles, it is likely that the production version will tone them down; however, the redesigned Sonata should be sleeker than before.

     When the new Sonata will be debuted or what kind of powertrain upgrades will be included is still unknown to the public. An article in Road Show by CNET rumored “Our friends at Motor1 point to rumors of a beefier, 260-horsepower engine on the Sonata 2.0T. The new Sonata could arrive as early as the New York Auto Show in April, but odds are Hyundai will throw out a few more teasers with more info before any proper debut.  
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The Hyundai Ioniq


The Ioniq Hybrid possesses a 1.6 L gasoline direct injection 4 cylinder with an additional electric motor. That comes in at a combined net of 139 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque. It has a 1.6-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack to recapture otherwise wasted energy, returning it to power the electric motor. The Plug-In Hybrid has a similar powertrain with the exception of a more powerful 8.9-kwh battery pack that’s estimated to provide an all-electric range of more than 25 miles. The all electric version is quite different from the hybrids, sporting a 28-kwh battery pack that provides an estimated range of 110 miles via an 88-kw (120-hp) electric motor that is the car's sole source of propulsion. Each model, all-electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid, is based on a vehicle platform designed to enhance efficiency, comfort and handling.

Natural air flow channels emphasize aerodynamic body lines and surface volumes. A sporty, hatchback-like profile is inspired by aerodynamic efficiency, complementing the soft lines and surfaces that trace the car’s outline. The main exterior distinction of the Hybrids from the EV would be the open and active grille shutters that cool the combustion engines for fuel efficiency and deliver a class-leading 0.24 coefficient of drag. Along with a clean, closed grille, the EV also gets a copper colored character line and interior detailing that are meant to create the impression of electricity flowing through the interior.

The interior of the Ioniq features a purified high-tech design concept that also brandishes its eco-conscious side. The pleasing surfaces and textures are the result of the inventive use of eco-friendly materials such as sugar cane and volcanic stone that highlight the assimilation of luxurious constituents with ecological appeal.

The Ioniq offers top of the line features including Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Smart Cruise Control, smartphone integration and wireless charging. The available MyHyundai with BlueLink App offers remote features that enable conveniences such as monitoring your battery levels and setting a charging time that lets you take advantage of lower, off-peak electric rates. It also comes standard with a 7-inch color touchscreen display with Bluetooth integration, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a rearview camera.
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Hyundai Ioniq





                This year at the Washington D.C. Auto Show, Hyundai will be showcasing their three newest and most eco-friendly models yet, the 2017 Ioniq Electric, Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-In, in addition to their two prototypes, the Ioniq Land Speed Record and Ioniq Autonomous versions.

                These new Ioniq vehicles are going to be Hyundai’s path to the future, the Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Electric will be available to consumers in early 2017 with the Ioniq Plug-In will be arriving in late 2017.

"Ioniq will attract an entirely new group of eco- and efficiency-oriented buyers in the U.S. market. With outstanding powertrain flexibility, design, connectivity, and advanced technologies, Ioniq meets the needs of a large and growing group of buyers needing a highly efficient, low-emissions vehicle without compromise to their daily lifestyles."
-Mike O'Brien, vice president of Corporate, Product and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America.

                According to fueleconomy.gov, the EPA's source for fuel economy information, all three variants of the Ioniq have done remarkably well in the form of the Hyundai models the Ioniq Blue hybrid, the hybrid Ioniq and the Ioniq Electric. All 3 beat the 2017 Toyota Prius as the Ioniq's possible closest competitor. The fueleconomy.gov website has a rather nice side-by-side comparison facility where you can load in the cars of your choice to compare gas/electric milage and even end-user costs. The basic 2017 Hyundai Ioniq comes in at 54 mph highway, 55 mph city and 55 combined. The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Blue does 59 mph highway, 57 mph city and 58 combined. The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric does the best with 122 mph highway, 10 mph city and 136 combined.

                With this great fuel efficacy, you get Hyundai’s great warranties, 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.
               
                Check out our Inventory of great Hyundai vehicles and contact us today to take yours home now!!


                
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