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.

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!

New Car Technology Explained: How Hybrids Work

Hybrids are becoming more popular than ever before thanks to some innovative advancements in the industry. Made more efficient and eco-friendly, hybrid models are being offered or researched by most major manufacturers. Here is some information explaining how hybrids work.

According to Edmunds, the most basic explanation is that a hybrid combines a small gasoline engine with an electric motor system. Typically, the electric motor is used at low speeds and supplements power when accelerating, passing, etc. While the first hybrid offered worldwide was the Prius, there are several models now on the market.

A hybrid works by storing electricity in a battery system and then using this power in a motor. This stored power is produced either through an outlet (and used in a plug-in hybrid) or it is made by the engine itself. In some models, the power from the gas engine is split, with some energy going to the wheels, while the other goes to a small generator to produce power for the batteries.

Other intelligent systems in hybrid models include regenerative braking, which uses friction from brakes to produce power, and electricity monitoring systems. You can activate features like some sort of Eco-Mode, use all electricity, or switch on a power “boost” for high-performance designs.

What are the advantages? Hybrids save more fuel, but they also limit emissions and increase performance. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid comes with standard hybrid and plug-in hybrid designs. Car shoppers interested in the Sonata Hybrid should also see the Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle.

2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Android Auto Software Available for Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata InteriorHyundai is an automaker always ahead of the competition when it comes to technology. It comes as no surprise that Hyundai is the first and only automaker to feature Android Auto on its vehicles. Where can you obtain such a piece of technology? Right from the comfort of your home computer!

According to a Hyundai Press Release, the Android Auto software can be downloaded for free at MyHyundai.com. The technology is available to 2015 Hyundai Sonata owners currently, with an expansion to more vehicles of the Hyundai fleet on the way.

It’s a simple process. All you need is a MyHyundai account and internet access. The software can be downloaded here.

However, for those who are more comfortable with others uploading the software, the process can be completed at Hyundai dealerships nationwide.

“This is the first time we’ve made a software upgrade available using the MyHyundai portal,” said Michael Deitz, senior group manager of Connected Care at Hyundai Motor America, in the news release. “Sonata owners can add more value with Android Auto in an easy-to-do upgrade that takes less than an hour.”

Stop by Gossett Hyundai today to upgrade your Sonata with Android Auto software!

2015 Hyundai Sonata Recognized as a Best Family Car by Edmunds

Move over minivans and crossovers—there’s a new family-friendly car in town, and it’s small, but practical footprint means impressive gas mileage, fun driving dynamics, and easy parking. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has been recognized by Parents magazine and Edmunds.com as one of the ten Best Family Cars.

2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata

For the eight year, Parents magazine and Edmunds.com have teamed up to evaluate hundreds of vehicles for the features that are most important to parents. The safest, best-performing, and most reliable models earn a coveted spot on the top ten list. Citing intuitive technology, a spacious cabin, and family-friendly features, Parents magazine will feature the 2015 Sonata in its July issue both in print and online.

“Families look to their cars to keep them safe while delivering versatility for daily activities and we are proud that the Sonata continues to exceed the expectations of parents on what matters most to them,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America in a statement. “To keep families safe on the road, the Sonata comes standard with seven airbags, including a new driver’s knee airbag designed to provide additional protection in certain collisions.”

Stop by Gossett Hyundai to learn more about the 2015 Hyundai Sonata—known as the Best Family Car by Edmundsand its long list of family-friendly features.