Genesis Luxury Brand as Good as BMW and Mercedes, According to Reviews

Genesis BrandHyundai’s new Genesis subsidiary, a luxury brand selling vehicles that was first introduced as a standalone brand late last year, has released its first-ever vehicles for the 2017 model year and received wide positive reviews from the biggest names in journalism and the auto industry.

Bloomberg’s review said that the Genesis G90 is “of the caliber of rival cars from BMW, Mercedes, and Audi” and compares it directly to the much pricier Mercedes S Class. The G90, the reviewer said, is “$10,000 less expensive and just as nicely done in the rear cabin, where it counts.”

The 2017 G90 comes with either a V6 engine or a more powerful V8 for only $1600 more, as well as available all-wheel drive. The G90 has four drive modes, including Sport mode, and an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual paddle shifters. The G90 comes standard with HID lights, daytime running lights, and even ambient-lit mirrors.

Reviewers noted the incredibly noise cancellation in the G90, and it has plenty of standard technology, including the 12.3-inch touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, and heated front and rear seats. With simple yet elegant styling and great city fuel economy, the Genesis G90 is the perfect car for city drivers.

Competing in quality with brands priced higher, the Genesis luxury brand and especially the flagship G90 are sure to challenge the premium car market.

New Hyundai i30 Debuts In Paris

Hyundai LogoVolkswagen has held a good portion of the hatchback market for years, but now Hyundai is stepping up to the plate. The Korean automaker recently revealed the new Hyundai i30 hatchback ahead of the 2016 Paris Auto Show. Closely related to the Elantra sedan, the new Hyundai i30 could come to the United States as well as Europe.

The new Hyundai i30 will features several gasoline and diesel engines for European customers. All engines are four cylinders and Hyundai plans to add a turbocharged three-cylinder engine to the lineup.

Like most Hyundai models, the i30 will feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support as well as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and more.

The Hyundai i30 is the direct successor to what’s known as the Elantra GT in the United States. We’re still waiting to see if the new i30 will make its way to our shores. While nothing is confirmed just yet, the hatchback could provide stiff competition in America.

Perhaps most interesting of all is that Hyundai has confirmed the new i30 will serve as a base for the new N performance division.

We at Gossett Hyundai South can’t wait to see if the new i30 makes it to our shores!

Must-Have 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Tech Features

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is your answer to the humdrum crossover. Stacked with great features, the Santa Fe Sport boasts a well-crafted exterior that exudes sportiness in every line and curve. Plus, lots of options make this crossover customizable. You can get it exactly how you like it.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport at Gossett Hyundai South

If the Santa Fe Sport is anything, it is tech-savvy. The many 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport tech features are impressive. Enjoy basic amenities like power windows on both sides and Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Hyundai ups the ante with standard Bluetooth hands-free phone system with audio streaming.

The Santa Fe Sport offers the kind of performance you like. If you live on the sportier side of life, there’s the 2.0-liter twin scroll turbo GDI four-cylinder. That will get you 200 horses to play with as you please. The more efficiency-minded buyer will likely stick with the base engine, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder good for 27 mpg on the highway.

Many folks will look to the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport as their next family vehicle. They won’t be disappointed. The model comes equipped with a seven-airbag system including rear side-curtain protection.

When it comes to crossovers, you have a lot of choices. But take a test drive in the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and your choice will be an easy one.

Hyundai Ranks Among Top Green Companies in the World

greenHyundai 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.

“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%.

Robocop Realities: The Wearable Robot by Hyundai Evokes Hollywood

These days, technology is evolving so fast that stories of science fiction becoming real-life are almost banal. But the latest tech innovation from Hyundai is a truly astounding invention with a host of potential applications. And it will probably remind you of all sorts of classic films…

Hyundai calls it a wearable robot. It’s a mechanical exoskeleton, designed to be worn by a person to give them strength and mobility.

Granted, the suit is ugly and intimidating in its current form, but its uses are almost endless. For instance, it could enable senior citizens and people with various disabilities. It could also be used in factories. The suit could also be employed as an aid in restoring physical ability to those who have been injured.

Of course, for anyone who has seen Robocop, Iron Man, or The Matrix Revolutions, by far the coolest application for the wearable robot by Hyundai could be for law enforcement or military soldiers.

Hyundai’s Miami Dolphins Sponsorship Extends the Brand’s NFL Campaign

footballHyundai recently signed on as the new official sponsor for the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins. Though Hyundai had actually sponsored the Dolphins last year, in one of its most successful Super Bowl campaigns ever, it has decided to sign on to a long-term contract.

According to the automaker, Hyundai’s Miami Dolphins Sponsorship will allow the brand to display three vehicles at all home games, an air-conditioned space for families to gather, and a digital LED sign to make announcements.

“Hyundai is a global brand investing in the growth of Miami and South Florida through the Miami Dolphins business and community initiatives,” Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer Todd Kline said. “Once renovations are complete, the Hyundai Club at the north sideline and additional new features within the stadium will continue to make our venue a global iconic destination poised to host Dolphins football, concerts and world class events.”

Hyundai has also decided to sponsor the official Coach’s Show, an insider look that airs every Sunday morning. Providing the latest scoops about the team, Hyundai’s Coach’s Show is bound to be a hit with football fans everywhere.

Get the “Biggest Bang for the Buck” When You Choose the 2017 Hyundai Elantra

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

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.

Hyundai Tucson Scores 2016 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award

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

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.

Hyundai Celebrates 30 Years in America

Happy anniversary, Hyundai Motor America!

This year, the South Korean automaker is celebrating 30 years in America. In 1986, Hyundai entered the United States as a small automaker—amid dominating industry giants like Ford and Toyota—with only one vehicle: the Hyundai Excel. Today, Hyundai is the world’s fifth-largest automaker, with 14 vehicle models in its American lineup alone.

The past year has been a big one for Hyundai. Recently, the brand rocketed past its 10-millionth car sale in the United States; its Super Bowl commercial was ranked at the top of USA TODAY’s Ad Meter (the first time an automaker took the top spot); and, Hyundai has just launched its all-new luxury brand, Genesis.

Genesis

In its 30 years in America, Hyundai has gone from being all-imports to boasting 60% of cars sold here being made in the US; that’s far more than some of those brands that like to label themselves “all-American.”

Here’s to three more decades of growth and innovation!

Kelley Blue Book Names the Hyundai Sonata the Best Family Car

2016 Hyundai Sonata

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!