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.

New Ice Rink Opened in Downtown Memphis

ice rink opened in Downtown Memphis

Photo by Benson Kau.

For those who have exhausted their sleds and are tired of building snowmen, there is a new outdoor winter activity that can be enjoyed in Memphis. And this one burns 250-800 calories per hour. At the end of 2016, the Fourth Bluff Ice Rink opened in downtown Memphis in the Mississippi River Park (previously known as the Jefferson Davis Park). The new, seasonal rink is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $10 which includes the price of skate rentals.

The brand new ice rink in Memphis is all thanks to a national initiative known as Reimagining the Civic Commons. This group works across the country to bring fresh life back into important and memorable pieces of cities, like trails, parks, and plazas. They’ve also worked with cities in Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

As long as there is winter weather suitable for ice skating, the rink will remain open and is expected to stay open at least until the end of January. The rink will also host special events like food trucks, live music, and skating lessons. So put on your hat and scarf, and then get ready to work on your axles as well as your spins at the Fourth Bluff Ice Rink.


Fall Activities in Memphis for Your Family

ElephantMemphis, Tennessee is home to dozens of spectacular activities that can easily fill a long weekend. It’s never too early to start planning, so here are a few ideas for activities in Memphis from us here at Gossett Hyundai South.

  • Memphis Zoo – The Memphis Zoo is home to thousands of animals that range from birds to fish. Mammals, like the pandas, are some of the zoo’s most popular exhibits. The zoo holds special events and exhibits regularly, so everyone can stop by to see something out of the ordinary. In addition to normal exhibits, the zoo also holds animal shows and rides. Keep your kids captivated with a trip to the Memphis Zoo!
  • Mud Island River ParkMud Island River Park is a five-block river model designed to teach visitors and locals alike about life on the Mississippi River. Most visitors spend anywhere from four to 12 hours at the park, which means it’s perfect for an all-day activity. The place offers scenic views of the river and downtown Memphis as well as access to the Mississippi Museum.
  • Graceland – The home of Elvis Presley is one of the most popular destinations in Memphis, and for good reason. See the King’s humble beginnings to his rise to becoming a superstar. Check out how he lived and see his own personal mementos. Sitting on 14 acres, the Graceland Mansion is one of the most famous homes in the United States.

Explore Your Area: Free Things to Do in Memphis

With a new car, you can easily explore the Memphis area. In addition to some of the largest attractions in the world, the area is also home to some of truly fun and interesting activities and events. We’ve put together a list of free things to do in Memphis, all of which are great for virtually anyone.

Want to see a museum or attraction without spending money? There are several free-days at select locations around Memphis, as well as attractions that are free to the public year round. According to Memphis Travel, this includes Graceland’s Meditation Garden from 7:30am to 8:30am daily, the Memphis Zoo from 2:00pm to close on Tuesdays, and the National Civil Rights Museum from 3:00pm to close on Mondays.

Have kids? No problem. Check out the Mud Island Riverwalk. Spanning five city blocks, it features scale models and historic markers. Levitt Shell, an outdoor pavilion where Elvis first performed, is also great for kids. With over 50 free concerts and events per year, this historic location is a great way for kids to experience local history and culture.

You can also visit one of the many bike routes in Memphis. With a network expanding over 60 miles, you can drive on bike paths or explore off-road trials. Overton Park is also home to some truly unique hikes, which are great for both kids and adults. Finally, check out the South Main Trolley Nights in the historic district for a free trip around the area from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.


Information on April Festivals in Memphis

Spring has officially sprung. Here in Memphis, the fun never stops—but rather it kicks up a notch as the weather gets warmer and sunnier. If you’re ready to kick your cabin fever to the curb, here are some great April festivals in Memphis.

  • Overton Square Crawfish Festival. If you love crawfish, this festival is for you. Eat some delicious food, listen to great live music, and check out some handmade crafts from local artists. The festival will be held on April 9th from noon-6pm at Overton Square.
  • 30th Annual Africa in April. Get a glimpse of Tanzanian culture at this fantastic four-day festival. It will be held April 14th-17th on Beale Street and at Robert R. Church Park. You can explore booths, visit the health and wellness station, watch dramatic performances, listen to music, and eat tasty cuisine.
  • Bacon & Bourbon. This festival combines two great things into one great event. Come eat some fantastic food serviced by local restaurants and try some bourbon. Tickets costs $35 and you must be at least 21 to attend. It will be held on April 16th from 6pm-9pm at Central Station.
  • Beale Street Music Festival. Held April 29th through May 1st at Tom Lee Park, this festival combines headlining acts with local favorites. You can purchase tickets online.

Are you planning to attend any of these great April festivals in Memphis this month?