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For a relatively new car manufacturer that started as a humble Korean presence on the American market, Hyundai has come a long way. As its lineup continues to expand and its vehicles continue to improve its fans grows with them. The proof is in the remarkable Hyundai sales growth that’s occurred over the last several years, showing that consumer confidence and satisfaction is higher than ever.
Last year marked the seventh consecutive year of Hyundai record sales in the U.S. Leading the way in the growing sales was the Hyundai Tucson, the company’s compact SUV. The 2016 Tucson won awards like MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Small Utility, plus the Best Compact SUV for the Money by U.S. News & World Report. The Hyundai Tucson’s sales were up 41% in 2016. Following closely behind the Tucson was the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Sport.
The company’s luxury division, Genesis, has also shown immense sales growth. The Genesis brand is just a couple of years old, but its G90 sedan proudly competed as a finalist for the North American Car of the Year award. Genesis grew 33% in 2016, which is a development Hyundai hopes is only the beginning of a long, successful run as a luxury vehicle manufacturer.
Hyundai Sonata Interior Tech
According to a study done by J.D. Power, Hyundai offers some of the best in-car tech in the mass market. This was the first study of its kind and asked new car owners to rate their car’s technology within the first 90 days of ownership.
Car owners rated their cars based on its entertainment features, overall connectivity, navigation, collision avoidance, driving assistance features, and comfort and convenience technology. With the results of the study, J.D. Power found that drivers were most satisfied with their collision avoidance technology. In addition, it was the most-used in-car tech. These features were also something that buyers were willing to pay more for to get.
J.D. Power used surveys from 13,269 consumers who purchased a leased a 2016 model. Both the Hyundai Genesis and Tucson achieved the highest rankings in their respective segments.
“Advanced safety and convenience technologies are top of mind for many drivers, and we are thrilled that our models are exceeding expectations in these crowded segments,” said Mircea Gradu, director, engineering & quality for Hyundai Motor America.
Here at Gossett Hyundai South, we are proud of all the technology offered within the Hyundai lineup. If you have any questions about the technology inside your Hyundai, we are here to help.
Hyundai was recently named a top green company by Newsweek thanks to the brand’s emphasis on environmental awareness and eco-friendly designs. The Newsweek Green Rankings have been rating the top corporations in the world in relation to their environmental policies since 2009.
According to Hyundai, the list of top green companies in the world are determined by measuring environmental performance using eight areas as indicators of eco-friendliness. These include:
- Energy Use (15%)
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions (15%)
- Water Consumption (15%)
- Waste Generation and Recycling (15%)
- Green Revenue (20%)
- Sustainability Pay Link (10%)
- Sustainability Board Committee (5%)
- Audited Environmental Metrics (5%)
Green revenue represents the environmental and social impact of products during production, consumption, and after use. The sustainability pay link is awarded to companies whose senior executive team has their pay linked with the achievement of environmental goals, while the sustainability board committee score is awarded to companies who have a special committee at the Board of Directors level to oversee green initiatives. Finally, the audited environmental metrics score is given to companies who prove that they accurately measure their green initiatives with a third party.download showbox for pc
“This recognition from Newsweek is a testament to our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint globally,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai will continue to place importance on its eco-friendly Blue Drive® lineup in all segments.”
Hyundai was specially recognized for Hyundai Blue Drive, a special division and range of ecological products and technologies which target fuel efficiency. Overall, Hyundai ranked 200 out of the top 500 companies in the world, with a score just over 50%.
Everyone wants a good value, especially when you are paying tens of thousands of dollars for something. That is why is it exciting to learn that the 2017 Hyundai Elantra has earned the Biggest Bang for the Buck Award from the Great Atlanta Media Association (GAAMA).
2017 Hyundai Elantra
“This recognition from GAAMA distinguishes the 2017 Elantra from the highly competitive compact sedan segment for its strong value proposition,” said Brandon Ramirez, senior group manager, product planning, Hyundai Motor America, in a statement. “Hyundai continues to offer value-packed quality vehicles and this award is a testament we are delivering on that commitment.”
Judges for the award praised the Elantra for its class-leading technology, standard safety features, improved fuel efficiency, and overall great value.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is available now at Gossett Hyundai South. It is packed with great features, wears a bold new design, and costs $100 less than the previous model, with a starting price of $17,150. Come check it out today and see how much bang you can get for your buck.
At the Chicago Auto Show back in February, the Hyundai Tucson took home the coveted 2016 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award in “Best Small Utility” for its best overall value, practicality, performance, and fuel efficiency.
The Tucson scored the sought-after accolade thanks to its full redesign, which offers drivers a crossover that’s more equipped for the challenges of the road and more cost-effective than competitors in its class.
2016 Hyundai Tucson
There are a lot of crossovers out there these days—it’s the fastest-growing segment in the United States. But, thanks to the 2016 Hyundai Tucson’s elevated safety features, high-standard for interior technologies, and overall quality of engineering and drive experience, this CUV has been able to stand out and impress not just critics, but the people who really matter: the folks who actually drive them.
MotorWeek, the group behind the longest-running automotive program on television, has given out the Drivers’ Choice Award every year since 1983.
2016 Hyundai Sonata
Finding the perfect family sedan used to be difficult. Then the 2016 Hyundai Sonata entered the picture! Hyundai’s signature sedan is loaded with features that make it perfect for any family. Those features are now earning the Hyundai Sonata some prestigious recognition.
According to a Hyundai press release, Kelley Blue Book named the Hyundai Sonata the Best Family Car for the year.
Kelley Blue Book’s criteria for the title included the vehicle’s convenience, comfort, and above all else, its safety.
Families won’t find a sedan that is safer than the 2016 Hyundai Sonata. The new models of the Sonata include standard Automatic Emergency Braking, making it easier to avoid accidents in the first place.
“Earning the designation of a Best Family Car by the expert automotive editors at Kelley Blue Book means the Sonata passed not only the safety test but also the test on the ease of car seat installations and more — meeting needs of the modern family,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of product and corporate planning for Hyundai Motor America.
The Hyundai Sonata not only meets the needs of modern families, it exceeds their expectations!
Interior of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson
Ruedas ESPN presented the all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson with the “Best Compact Crossover” award during the 45th annual Miami International Auto Show, marking the fifth consecutive time a Hyundai has been honored by the Spanish-language automotive radio show in the United States.
Ruedas ESPN can be heard on more than 48 radio stations in the country as well as on SIRIUS and XM channel 157. From 11am to 1pm on every Sunday, hosts Sergio Rodriguez, Niky Pauli, and Jaime Florez have a conversation about cars, motorsport, and engineering with thousands of Hispanic listeners.
The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson was chosen at the winner of the “Best Compact Crossover” award by an expert panel of jurors based on multiple key attributes, including comfort and design.
“The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson has everything a young family needs and more,” said Jaime Florez, one of the aforementioned hosts. “The Tucson is a class-leading compact crossover with its appealing combination of bold design, comfort, functionality and advanced safety technologies.”
Regardless of the language you speak, everyone can appreciate the new 2016 Tucson. Give it a whirl at Gossett Hyundai!