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.

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 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.

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!

The ARK Performance Genesis: Redefining Power and Luxury

2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Current Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Preparing for the seventh consecutive SEMA show this year, Hyundai decided to partner with ARK Performance, a car-tuning company known worldwide for its impressive designs. So far, the ARK Performance Genesis is making quite a stir in the car enthusiast community thanks to its powerful engine and seek exterior.

According to Hyundai, the ARK Genesis has a wider look to give it a more athletic stance, a redesigned dash, racing gauges and steering, and tons of carbon fiber. Under the hood, this model has a 4.0-liter Stroker Kit, which builds on the standard 3.8-liter V6 engine.

“The Genesis Coupe is the perfect platform for developing our performance product lineup,” said Kevin Bentley, Marketing and Sales Manager, ARK Performance, Inc. “Hyundai’s 3.8-liter engine is strong enough to handle all the extra power we’re now developing, and the chassis is well balanced and easy to modify, allowing us to create this lowered, aggressive stance while maintaining that clean look we’re going for.”

This model also has new pistons, rods, and a crankshaft, as well as custom wheels, suspension, and more. Basically, the whole exterior has been re-contoured, and the interior has some serious upgrades, including a premium speaker system, AiM Sports digital display, a custom threaded shifter, and more.