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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

Android Auto Software Available for Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata InteriorHyundai is an automaker always ahead of the competition when it comes to technology. It comes as no surprise that Hyundai is the first and only automaker to feature Android Auto on its vehicles. Where can you obtain such a piece of technology? Right from the comfort of your home computer!

According to a Hyundai Press Release, the Android Auto software can be downloaded for free at MyHyundai.com. The technology is available to 2015 Hyundai Sonata owners currently, with an expansion to more vehicles of the Hyundai fleet on the way.

It’s a simple process. All you need is a MyHyundai account and internet access. The software can be downloaded here.

However, for those who are more comfortable with others uploading the software, the process can be completed at Hyundai dealerships nationwide.

“This is the first time we’ve made a software upgrade available using the MyHyundai portal,” said Michael Deitz, senior group manager of Connected Care at Hyundai Motor America, in the news release. “Sonata owners can add more value with Android Auto in an easy-to-do upgrade that takes less than an hour.”

Stop by Gossett Hyundai today to upgrade your Sonata with Android Auto software!

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!