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.

All-New 2016 Hyundai Tucson Earns Best Compact Crossover Award

2016 Hyundai Tucson

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!

Hyundai October Sales Up 20%—A New Record!

How do you know it’s been a good month? When no month before has ever been as excellent, of course!

Hyundai October sales have been revealed as the best in the automaker’s history, with 60,005 units sold—up a whopping 20% over the same period last year—making it a very good month indeed.

Driving the sales forward were the all-too-popular SUVs and CUVs, represented by the Hyundai Tucson, Santa Fe, and Santa Fe Sport, which attract hundreds of prospective customers every week at Gossett Hyundai.

2016 Hyundai Tucson

2016 Hyundai Tucson Available at Gossett Hyundai

Together, Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport sales were up 25% for the month, while Tucson sales reached nearly 7,300 units, marking an incredible 103% increase over October 2014.

That’s not to say sedans didn’t do well either: the Elantra had its best October ever with sales up 24% and the Veloster appealed to even more sports car fans than usual with sales up 30%.

It seems new car shoppers really do know where to find the good stuff!

2016 Hyundai Tucson Pricing Starts at $22,700

The Hyundai Tucson is one of the most popular crossovers on the market. In 2016, it will also be one of the most affordable.

2016 Hyundai Tucson

2016 Hyundai Tucson

According to a press release from Hyundai, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson pricing will start at $22,700. That price makes it one of the most affordable SUVs available.

Decked out with the latest and greatest technologies for both entertainment and safety, the 2016 Tucson is the perfect vehicle for any journey.

This crossover is available for purchase at four different trim levels, each with their own level of luxury: the SE, the Eco, the Sport, and the Limited.

“The all-new Tucson hits the sweet spot of what consumers are looking for in a compact crossover with competitive pricing advantages at every trim level,” said Scott Margason, director of Product Planning at Hyundai Motor America, in the press release.

By how popular the model is here at Gossett Hyundai, we can see just how many sweet spots the Tucson hits.

Hyundai Calls Fuel Cell Vehicles the Future of Eco-Friendly Driving

2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

Current Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

Despite limited refueling infrastructure and low sales of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Hyundai says that hydrogen fuel cell technology is the future of eco-friendly cars. According to todayonline.com, despite Hyundai only selling 273 Tucson fuel cell SUVs since production kicked off in 2013 (and mostly to California and Europe), Mr. Kim Sae Hoon, general manager at Hyundai’s fuel cell engineering design team, points out that the benefits of fuel cell technology are just too numerous to call it quits.

Hoon says that not only is the market for FCVs less competitive than the electric car market (with fewer entries into the segment), but the technology is also more practical. FCVs offer more flexibility to designers, and can be applied to nearly every type of vehicle, from small roadsters to large buses. Additionally, fuel cell technology allows drivers to refuel quickly, offers extended driving ranges, and emits nothing but water vapor.

Hyundai predicts it will take another ten years before prices drop, an accessible refueling infrastructure is established, and wider consumer adoption will begin to take hold. In the meantime, the automaker is committed to continuing its research and development of the technology, in hopes that we will see wider acceptance of the future of eco-friendly driving in the coming years.

Here at Gossett Hyundai, we want to know–what needs to change in order for you to consider purchasing a fuel cell vehicle? Tell us in the comments!