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.

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.

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.

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

New Hyundai Ioniq Teaser Revealed Before Big Debut

About a month before the big debut in January, Hyundai has released an all-new teaser image of the upcoming 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, giving us a sneak peek at the much-anticipated electric vehicle.

We’ve been looking forward to the Hyundai Ioniq ever since it was first announced, especially since it will be an industry first: offering the option of a hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), or battery electric (BEV) powertrain.

You can check out the Hyundai Ioniq teaser picture here, to get a good look. The image is merely a silhouette, but it does give a clear outline of the vehicle’s general shape. Hopefully, Hyundai will release more pictures before the release date.

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is looking to blow its competitors out of the water, and we can’t wait to see how it performs. In the meantime, visit us anytime at Gossett Hyundai to explore our current Hyundai models.