Four Summer Road Trips You Won’t Want to Skip

Now is the season to take advantage of America’s beautiful landscapes and cities with one of those summer road trips you’ve been putting off for far too long. All of us here at Gossett Hyundai South have spent our fair share of time on the road, so let us make a few suggestions to get you headed in the right direction for summer fun:

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  1. Head south to New Orleans for music, mystery, and an undeniably good time. The city is always alive with spur-of-the-moment parades or live outdoor jazz performances, not to mention that the surrounding landscapes and wildlife are just as unforgettable.
  2. Journey up to Michigan’s lake country and camp out under the stars or get cozy in one of the many bed and breakfasts. You’ll certainly forget you’re in the Midwest when you’re cruising down mile after mile of lakefront freeways.
  3. Now just might be the time to finally make your way to Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. While you’re there, you may as well check out one or two of the dozens of incredible natural wonders in the region, like Devil’s Tower in Wyoming or a sunset in Badlands National Park.
  4. Now for the most classic of all these summer road trips: take your sweet time crossing the country, stopping at all the roadside attractions you can, until you make it to California’s gorgeous coastline. First things first: step right out of your driving shoes and wade into the Pacific Ocean. Now that is satisfaction!

These 6 Spring Car Tips Will Prepare You For the Season to Come

Spring Car Tips

Winter may be far in the rearview mirror, but the spring season brings its own challenges to the road. Prepare yourself for spring with our spring car tips.

Winter may be far in the rearview mirror, but the spring season brings its own challenges to the road. This year, prepare yourself for spring by checking out these spring car tips:

  • Take the old “spring cleaning” adage and apply it to your vehicle, inside and out. Now is the perfect time to give your model a deep-clean, after the build-up of winter.
  • While you’re cleaning, check out your tires. How’s the tread looking? Now’s a great time to explore your tires, even observing the alignment.
  • In general, if there have been any vehicle maintenance issues you’ve been delaying, now is an excellent time to take care of them.
  • Beware of the increased number of teens and children you are likely to see on the roads, especially in residential neighborhoods, now that the weather is warm and schools are starting to close.
  • Similarly, many local animals decide to peek their heads out when the weather warms up, so keep your eyes peeled for deer, turtles, and more.
  • Finally, make sure your windshield wipers work and that you have plenty of wiper fluid, as you’re likely to need it through this rainy, buggy season.

Want to spend the season behind the wheel of a brand new vehicle? Give us a call or stop by, anytime, here at Gossett Hyundai South.

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!

Have You Seen Hyundai’s Super Bowl Ad?

Anyone who’s had a loved one in the military knows that when soldiers are away, there are some dates that might make them particularly homesick. These include holidays, birthdays, and even the Super Bowl, a time when families often spend the day together. This year, several key figures made it possible for a few soldiers at a U.S. Military Base in Zagan, Poland, to enjoy the Super Bowl with their families from afar. This thoughtful, tear-jerking project turned into the 2017 Hyundai Super Bowl ad, a 90-second spot that aired right after the game.

The experience was just as surprising to viewers as it was to the soldiers involved. Sgt. Richard Morrill, SPC Erik Guerrero, and Cpl. Trista Strauch were all chosen to watch the Super Bowl from within an immersive, 360 degree pod. The pod would make it feel as though each person was sitting in a seat in Hyundai’s box at NRG Stadium. This is as much as the soldiers knew. What they didn’t know was that their families would be in the box watching the game with them, broadcasted live to the pod.

The commercial was directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor). The team shot the commercial during the first quarter when the soldiers first noticed that their families were there. The rest of the game was spent editing and getting approval from the Department of Defense, the NFL, Fox, and Hyundai, with just enough time to air it for viewers at the end of an exciting game. The looks of surprise, love, and affection that crossed the soldiers’ faces left viewers across the country—even us at Gossett Hyundai South— breathless with appreciation for such a complex, thoughtful spot.

2018 Hyundai Accent Debuts in Canada

2018 Hyundai Accent

Keep reading for info on the 2018 Accent!

The increasingly popular Hyundai Accent may have just gotten a little more irresistible. This subcompact car has improved with every model year, offering an affordable, efficient, and practical ride. But now that the new 2018 Hyundai Accent has had its first moment in the spotlight, it seems that the redesigned Accent will be even more stylish and performance driven.

The new 2018 Hyundai Accent just made its debut in Toronto at the Canadian International Auto Show. Hyundai Canada released a modest series of teaser photos plus a 10-second video previewing the car and its performance. While the photos are sparsely lit, it’s easy to see that the 2018 Hyundai Accent takes a cue from the Elantra, featuring a sleek, modern grille, and headlights. The new Accent is slightly wider and longer than its predecessor, which promises a roomier cabin.

Performance-wise, the 2018 Accent is equipped with a 1.6-liter engine that boasts 132 horsepower. The transmission will be available in six-speed manual or automatic. There are also choices when it comes to the body design of the new Hyundai Accent, which will be offered in a sedan or hatchback style. Gossett Hyundai South looks forward to stocking up on this new, distinguished compact car, which will almost assuredly continue to grow in popularity among car shoppers.

Hyundai Sales Growth

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How’s Hyundai been doing? Keep reading!

For a relatively new car manufacturer that started as a humble Korean presence on the American market, Hyundai has come a long way. As its lineup continues to expand and its vehicles continue to improve its fans grows with them. The proof is in the remarkable Hyundai sales growth that’s occurred over the last several years, showing that consumer confidence and satisfaction is higher than ever.

Last year marked the seventh consecutive year of Hyundai record sales in the U.S. Leading the way in the growing sales was the Hyundai Tucson, the company’s compact SUV. The 2016 Tucson won awards like MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Small Utility, plus the Best Compact SUV for the Money by U.S. News & World Report. The Hyundai Tucson’s sales were up 41% in 2016. Following closely behind the Tucson was the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Sport.

The company’s luxury division, Genesis, has also shown immense sales growth. The Genesis brand is just a couple of years old, but its G90 sedan proudly competed as a finalist for the North American Car of the Year award. Genesis grew 33% in 2016, which is a development Hyundai hopes is only the beginning of a long, successful run as a luxury vehicle manufacturer.

Reasons To Buy a Hyundai

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Why Buy a Hyundai?

At one point, there may have been a certain taboo surrounding Korean cars like Hyundai. But this humble manufacturer has certainly proved itself and risen to be one of the most reliable brands out there. If you’re shopping for a quality car, there are plenty of great reasons to buy a Hyundai. Here are our top three.

Great Value

Hyundai vehicles are inexpensive buys that offer plenty of amenities that are hard to come by for the price. You might find anything from leather details to heated seats to the latest tech for a low price compared to other cars.

Sleek and Stylish

The current Hyundai lineup is full of vehicles that will get you to your destination in style. Handsome, aerodynamic, and quirky designs are embellished with details like LED lighting and alloy wheels, features that are sure to turn heads. Plus, Hyundai offers so many trim levels and customization options so you can build the perfect look for you, whether you wish to lean towards funky or sexy.

Practical

Hyundai vehicles have always boasted impressive fuel economy and easy handling. These cars give you great bang for your buck in more than one way. Plus, these vehicles make great family cars for short or long trips thanks to plenty of room for cargo and because of quality interiors.

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.