We’re trying and failing to be patient for the all-new Hyundai KONA

Hyundai is teasing us once again with a seductive sneak-peek at the all-new Hyundai KONA, scheduled for launch later this summer.

As if we auto nerds at Gossett Hyundai South weren’t already tempted, this quick glimpse has exposed a unique and attractive fascia with a “Cascading Grille” and dramatic twin headlamps; a promisingly fresh take for Hyundai on their classic design elements. The head-turning design of the Hyundai KONA is both aesthetic and practical; drivers will have increased visibility from a more comfortable seated position behind the wheel thanks to the new crossover’s thoughtful engineering.

Set to be the automaker’s first B-segment SUV, we have a feeling that the all-new Hyundai KONA is going to make a big splash in the sub-compact market.

The Hyundai KONA is named after the renowned beach district on the Big Island of Hawaii, carrying on Hyundai’s practice of naming crossovers after famous landmarks and destinations, such as Santa Fe or Tucson. We can’t wait to see how the all-new Hyundai KONA draws further inspiration from its Hawaiian namesake — at the very least, we better be able to fit our surfboards (i.e. boogie boards) in the back!

Hyundai Steals The New York Auto Show With 2018 Hyundai Sonata Debut

2018 Hyundai Sonata

The 2017 New York Auto Show proved to be a tremendous success for Hyundai, who premiered the exciting new 2018 Hyundai Sonata.

The 2017 New York Auto Show proved to be a tremendous success for Hyundai, who premiered the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. There, we were able to check out some of the Sonata’s many exterior upgrades, as well as its new performance details and safety features.

Visually, the new Sonata fits in well with the rest of the Hyundai line-up, with a mesh-like grille that cascades across the front of the vehicle. Ultimately, the vehicle manages to look both classic and modern at the same time.

The model is also available with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which allows drivers to seamlessly sync their devices to their vehicles. This way, you can access your personal contacts or preferred apps without looking at your cell phone behind the wheel.

The new Sonata is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen that allows you to access your personal music library, edit the navigation system, and much more. There’s also a USB charging port, so that passengers can charge up their devices or control the audio.

To learn more about the new 2018 Hyundai Sonata, or to check out a current Hyundai model, give us a call or visit anytime at Gossett Hyundai South. The new Sonata should be on the road this time next year!

New U.S. Hyundai Sonata Preview Comes Courtesy of Korean Equivalent

Hyundai Sonata Preview

The upcoming U.S. 2018 Hyundai Sonata is set to get its big reveal this month at the New York Auto Show, but the Korean version of the model recently received its debut, giving us a solid Hyundai Sonata preview.

To begin with, the new Hyundai Sonata will have more aggressive front fascia and overall design, mirroring modern trends while still embracing signature Hyundai style. Its pointed headlights and bold flair are sure to stand out on American roads.

We also know that the new Sonata will come with updated technology inside and out, including a rear-seat USB charge port, available wireless charging, and compatibility for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay – making it safer and easier to stay connected on the go.

Perhaps most importantly, the Hyundai Sonata will get a serious safety upgrade, with new features including Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, and High Beam Assist. These types of safety systems exist to aid drivers even in the event of unknown dangers.

Looking forward to the 2018 Hyundai Sonata? In the meantime, feel free to visit us anytime, here at Gossett Hyundai South, where our enormous selection of Hyundai vehicles may just include your next car.

New Hyundai Ioniq Reviews Praise Fuel-Efficient Hybrid Model

Hyundai Ioniq Reviews

Hyundai has raised the bar with the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, one of the most efficient cars on the road. The hybrid model combines the power of a 1.6-liter engine and a 32-kW electric motor, allowing the Hyundai Ioniq to get up to 57 mpg in the city and 59 mpg on the highway.*

And now that the Hyundai Ioniq reviews are in, we are learning that there’s even more to this model, which is available now as a hybrid but will soon also be available as an electric vehicle and a plug-in hybrid.

Green Car Reports salutes the simple design of the Hyundai Ioniq, and they’re also a fan of the improved brake system.

Additionally, Forbes points out that the Ioniq is not only the most fuel-efficient hybrid available in the U.S. but also has the best coefficient of drag in the industry. It’s clear that the Hyundai Ioniq was designed with much more than just efficiency in mind.

The Hyundai Ioniq hybrid is available now, with the electric model and plug-in hybrid model slated for spring and fall. If you’d like to check out the hybrid vehicle, give us a call or pay us a visit any time, here at Gossett Hyundai South.

*EPA estimates for comparison only.

Have You Seen Hyundai’s Super Bowl Ad?

Anyone who’s had a loved one in the military knows that when soldiers are away, there are some dates that might make them particularly homesick. These include holidays, birthdays, and even the Super Bowl, a time when families often spend the day together. This year, several key figures made it possible for a few soldiers at a U.S. Military Base in Zagan, Poland, to enjoy the Super Bowl with their families from afar. This thoughtful, tear-jerking project turned into the 2017 Hyundai Super Bowl ad, a 90-second spot that aired right after the game.

The experience was just as surprising to viewers as it was to the soldiers involved. Sgt. Richard Morrill, SPC Erik Guerrero, and Cpl. Trista Strauch were all chosen to watch the Super Bowl from within an immersive, 360 degree pod. The pod would make it feel as though each person was sitting in a seat in Hyundai’s box at NRG Stadium. This is as much as the soldiers knew. What they didn’t know was that their families would be in the box watching the game with them, broadcasted live to the pod.

The commercial was directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor). The team shot the commercial during the first quarter when the soldiers first noticed that their families were there. The rest of the game was spent editing and getting approval from the Department of Defense, the NFL, Fox, and Hyundai, with just enough time to air it for viewers at the end of an exciting game. The looks of surprise, love, and affection that crossed the soldiers’ faces left viewers across the country—even us at Gossett Hyundai South— breathless with appreciation for such a complex, thoughtful spot.

2018 Hyundai Accent Debuts in Canada

2018 Hyundai Accent

Keep reading for info on the 2018 Accent!

The increasingly popular Hyundai Accent may have just gotten a little more irresistible. This subcompact car has improved with every model year, offering an affordable, efficient, and practical ride. But now that the new 2018 Hyundai Accent has had its first moment in the spotlight, it seems that the redesigned Accent will be even more stylish and performance driven.

The new 2018 Hyundai Accent just made its debut in Toronto at the Canadian International Auto Show. Hyundai Canada released a modest series of teaser photos plus a 10-second video previewing the car and its performance. While the photos are sparsely lit, it’s easy to see that the 2018 Hyundai Accent takes a cue from the Elantra, featuring a sleek, modern grille, and headlights. The new Accent is slightly wider and longer than its predecessor, which promises a roomier cabin.

Performance-wise, the 2018 Accent is equipped with a 1.6-liter engine that boasts 132 horsepower. The transmission will be available in six-speed manual or automatic. There are also choices when it comes to the body design of the new Hyundai Accent, which will be offered in a sedan or hatchback style. Gossett Hyundai South looks forward to stocking up on this new, distinguished compact car, which will almost assuredly continue to grow in popularity among car shoppers.

Hyundai Sales Growth

Hyundai Sales Growth -Elantra

How’s Hyundai been doing? Keep reading!

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.

Reasons To Buy a Hyundai

Reasons to buy a Hyundai - Veloster

Why Buy a Hyundai?

At one point, there may have been a certain taboo surrounding Korean cars like Hyundai. But this humble manufacturer has certainly proved itself and risen to be one of the most reliable brands out there. If you’re shopping for a quality car, there are plenty of great reasons to buy a Hyundai. Here are our top three.

Great Value

Hyundai vehicles are inexpensive buys that offer plenty of amenities that are hard to come by for the price. You might find anything from leather details to heated seats to the latest tech for a low price compared to other cars.

Sleek and Stylish

The current Hyundai lineup is full of vehicles that will get you to your destination in style. Handsome, aerodynamic, and quirky designs are embellished with details like LED lighting and alloy wheels, features that are sure to turn heads. Plus, Hyundai offers so many trim levels and customization options so you can build the perfect look for you, whether you wish to lean towards funky or sexy.

Practical

Hyundai vehicles have always boasted impressive fuel economy and easy handling. These cars give you great bang for your buck in more than one way. Plus, these vehicles make great family cars for short or long trips thanks to plenty of room for cargo and because of quality interiors.

New Value Edition Trim Added to 2017 Elantra

2017 Hyundai Elantra - Hyundai Elantra Value Edition

At first glance, it seems like there are a lot of options when you’re looking to buy a compact car. But a closer look will reveal that it’s sometimes hard to find a balance between the price tag and the features that you want. That’s no longer the case, however, in the options presented by Hyundai’s compact car, the Elantra.

The new Hyundai Elantra Value Edition trim level was introduced by the company in order to fill that sweet spot. It’s affordable and full of convenient features that might otherwise be pricey if added on as extras. As the company continues to improve its lineup of sedans with each model year, they strive to offer cars to fit every car-buyer’s unique set of needs. The 2017 Elantra Value Edition is a great option for buyers who want something a little more than a basic car to get them from A to B.

The new Value Edition trim level includes a number of great features for added convenience, comfort, and safety. For one thing, all 2017 Elantras are now made of 53% high-strength steel, creating a stronger and sturdier foundation. The Value Edition trim also includes standard features like Bluetooth phone and audio compatibility, cruise control, and convenient steering wheel-mounted controls for safe, hands-free connectivity.

Hyundai Offers Some of the Best In-Car Tech

Hyundai Sonata Interior

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.