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New Hyundai Kona Teasers Released

The Hyundai Kona prototype has already been spotted in real-world testing, but now the Korean automaker has released the second official teaser. The latest darkened photo offers a more in-depth look at some of the styling cues. While there’s no word on the powertrain just yet, the new model surely won’t disappoint.

Lights

The latest teaser image plays up the Kona’s twin LED daytime running lights above-LED headlights. The upcoming subcompact crossover sticks the styling language found in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata and Elantra GT. The cascading grille design is certainly similar.

Size

The camouflaged prototype spotted earlier made it clear the subcompact crossover would be small. Judging by size, the new Hyundai Kona will likely compete with the likes of the Chevrolet Trax, Mazda CX-3, and Nissan Juke.

Interior

The interior is similar to that of the Elantra GT. A free-standing touchscreen sits in the middle of the dashboard and controls are positioned well throughout the cockpit, just as one would expect from Hyundai.

The new Kona subcompact crossover will make its way to the United States in early 2018. First, it will launch in Korea this summer. The subcompact crossover will also be one of the 30 new or refreshed models Hyundai launches in Europe between now and 2021.

We at SouthTowne Hyundai in Riverdale, GA can’t wait for the arrival of the new Hyundai Kona!

New Hyundai Electric SUV Coming 2018

 

Tesla has become a major player in the electric car segment, but now Hyundai is offering premium competition. The South Korean automaker revealed plans to bring an electric SUV to the market in 2018. The new Hyundai electric SUV will kick off plans to release a full range of electric vehicles.

Hyundai Electric SUV
2017 Hyundai Ioniq EV

It’s no secret that Tesla holds almost all the cards and generally dominates the competition when it comes to electric vehicles. Few competitors have been able to hold a candle to the lineup. Hyundai is looking to change that by rolling out new electric vehicles on an entirely new platform.

Other automakers have fallen short when it comes to long-range electric offerings. That’s why the new Hyundai electric SUV will boast an impressive 186-mile range. That will set the standard for the entire line of electric vehicles planned in coming years.

Hyundai’s new electric SUV won’t face Tesla alone. It will be joined by a sibling with Kia badging released around the same time. The Genesis luxury brand will see a plug-in hybrid SUV in 2019 and an electric luxury car in 2021.

“The electric-vehicle platform will require high up-front investments, but we are doing this to prepare for the future,” said Lee Ki-sang, head of Hyundai-Kia green car operations.

We at SouthTowne Hyundai are ready for the arrival of the new Hyundai electric SUV!

The Revolutionary Hyundai Fuel Cell Concept

Hyundai is all about innovation. That’s why the brand’s always coming up with new ideas. The Hyundai Fuel Cell Concept debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and it’s a glimpse of the future.

Hyundai Fuel Cell
Keep reading to find out what’s in store for the Hyundai Fuel Cell

The FE Fuel Cell Concept is a next-generation car that is hydrogen-powered and ready to impress. This concept comes from many other revolutionary eco-concepts up Hyundai’s sleeve. The “FE” part of the Fuel Cell Concept’s title stands for “Future Eco” and represents the environmentally-friendly future of Hyundai vehicles.

The FE Fuel Cell Concept starts with an innovative, flowing design on the outside. This isn’t only stylish, but it helps increase aerodynamics. On the inside, there are innovative features like the internal air humidifier, which recycles water that’s produced to create a cleaner car interior.

This all-new Fuel Cell concept is more revolutionary by boasting technology that makes it 20% lighter and 10% greater efficiency than the previous Fuel Cell Concepts.

There is plenty of innovation everywhere in this car, even where you wouldn’t expect it! The FE Concept has portable battery packs that are charged by the car’s own energy – to charge your devices! Talk about convenience.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information about what Hyundai has in store by following SouthTowne Hyundai.

Hyundai Ioniq and Vision G Concept Win Good Design Awards

hyundai ioniq wins good design awards - southtown hyundai - riverdale gaThe Hyundai Ioniq and the Vision G concept both won 2016 Good Design Awards, which are awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts.

A Good Design award from the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Program is the most prestigious design award in the world. Each year, creators from all different fields including industrial, graphic, and product design submit their designs, and members of the Athenaeum pick the most innovative, cutting-edge submissions from each area.

This is the second year in a row the Hyundai Ioniq has won a Good Design Award. The Ioniq is the first eco-vehicle in the world to offer Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, and Electric versions, which results in a fantastic driving experience in addition to the award-winning design. The Ioniq is feature-complete and offers a slew of safety features on top of its versatile propulsion options.

The Vision G concept debuted in 2015 in Los Angeles as a luxury coupe focused on driver comfort that will kick off Hyundai’s Genesis sub-brand. The Vision G’s sporty styling promises performance, and its value and smart features make it a practical choice as well as an indulgent one.

The Athenaeum Museum President Christian Narkiewicz-Laine said that Hyundai’s multiple wins over two years show “its firm commitment to innovation and superior design embodiment through its diverse vehicle lineup.”

New Autonomous Hyundai IONIQ Concept Debuts at Automobility Los Angeles

New Autonomous Hyundai IONIQ Concept

The innovative Hyundai IONIQ is now even more ground-breaking. During a press conference at the Automobility LA, which took place during the LA Auto Show, Hyundai introduced a new autonomous Hyundai IONIQ concept car that stands out significantly from other self-driving vehicles.

This new model is one of the few autonomous cars that has a hidden LiDAR system on its front bumper, rather than its roof. Typically, vehicles with self-driving technology will have a large, obtrusive radar system on its roof, making them appear more like a science project than an advanced vehicle. The IONIQ concept instead looks like a regular, everyday car, keeping the lineup’s suave silhouette and attractive exterior.

Hyundai’s hidden LiDAR system means the Autonomous IONIQ can detect the absolute position of surrounding vehicles and objects. This system also has three cameras that can detect pedestrians, lane markings, and traffic signals; Forward Facing Radar to aid in route planning; and a Blind Spot Detection system that makes simple lane changes safer. It even has a GPS antenna that determines the vehicle’s precise location at any given time. Three versions of this model is now in testing, along with two Autonomous Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles.

Currently, the production IONIQ offers a number of driver assistance technologies that make it as close to autonomous as possible. These technologies include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Assist.

To learn more about Hyundai’s current innovative technology offerings, make sure you stop into SouthTowne Hyundai.

Hyundai and Gurnade, Inc. Partner Up for 2016 SEMA Show

2016 SEMA ShowThe annual SEMA Show offers automakers the chance to show their creative side with incredible, unrealistic models and show off the work of talented designers. Show goers are able to see some crazy concept vehicles, some of which could possibly make it to the production line. Automakers also have a tendency to team up with design companies and that’s exactly what Hyundai did for their concept at the 2016 SEMA Show.

Hyundai teamed up with Gurnade, Inc. to create the ultimate Veloster concept to show off at SEMA. The Gurnade Veloster concept puts an even more aggressive spin on the hatchback’s stance by adding flares, a rear spoiler, three-piece lightweight forged wheels, and integrated flares.

Hyundai approached Gurnade, Inc. with a proposition to create the ultimate Veloster concept. The company had always been impressed by the aggressive design of the production model so they simply couldn’t refuse.

“So when Hyundai approached us with the opportunity to develop one of their vehicles for SEMA, we didn’t hesitate to create the Gurnade Veloster Concept. It leverages all the strengths of the Veloster and takes it where we always envisioned it could go,” said Joshua Cloud, owner of Gurnade, Inc.

The concept vehicle includes a number of racing features, like Cobra Nogaro racing seats and a front crash bar.

We here at SouthTowne Hyundai are happy to see such an incredible concept at the 2016 SEMA Show!

Hyundai-Google Partnership Could Happen

Hyundai-Google Partnership

In the ever-changing, fast-paced automotive market, those who fall behind are generally left behind. As many automakers continue to research and develop autonomous technology, Hyundai is reaching out to one of the top dogs when it comes to technology. Although nothing has been confirmed just yet, a Hyundai-Google partnership could happen sooner rather than later.

Hyundai is one of the few automakers that hasn’t made developing next-level autonomous technology a top priority. In an effort to remain competitive, the Korean brand reached out to Google for help.

Google has been running its own self-driving program and vehicles have logged well over 1.7 million miles. If Hyundai and Google were to join forces, the Korean brand could become an industry leader when it comes to self-driving cars.

John Krafcik, who left Hyundai to join Google last year, would likely aid any partnership. He’s currently in charge of Google’s self-driving car project and in the perfect position to collaborate with Hyundai.

Considering Hyundai is one of the most enthusiastic automakers when it comes to innovative technology, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Korean brand get a jump on the autonomous vehicle market. Having quickly implemented Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software, the Korean brand is always looking for innovative technologies!

We here at SouthTowne Hyundai are hyped to see what a Hyundai-Google partnership could create!

Hyundai Becomes Official Sponsor of the Miami Dolphins

Hyundai and the Miami Dolphins have officially paired up to make an unbeatable duo. That’s right, Hyundai signed its official sponsorship deal with the Miami Dolphins.

This sponsorship adds to four existing ones, with the Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, and Pittsburgh Steelers. But it’s just as exciting to add a fifth.

For the upcoming 2016 season, Hyundai will have three vehicles on display at the Dolphins’ stadium for home games. Plus, an air-conditioned premium space at the stadium will be named “The Hyundai Club.” Plus, Hyundai will have digital LED signage that runs on all team-related announcements at the stadium.

“We are excited to partner with Hyundai on this multi-year agreement. Hyundai is a global brand investing in the growth of Miami and South Florida through the Miami Dolphins business and community initiatives,” said Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Todd Kline.

So Hyundai isn’t only helping the Dolphins, but that South Floridian community, too. They’ll give back by being the official sponsor of the Miami Dolphin’s Thanksgiving meal distribution program and will provide the lead vehicle for the start of the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.

Watch out for Hyundai’s vehicle during the first Dolphin game!

Miami Dolphins

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Earns Best All-Around Performance

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Automotive Science Group recognizes vehicles every year for their social, environmental, and economic performance. And this year, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport was honored as BEST 5 All-Around Performance.

The Sante Fe Sport was selected among a group of 104 midsize SUVs. ASG rated all vehicles by performing data-driven automobile assessments to determine award winners. It uses its proprietary Automotive Performance Index, a combination of conventional specs plus environmental, economic, and social performance indicators.

“We are proud the Sante Fe Sport is recognized by the Automotive Science Group as a market segment leader by setting new standards,” said Brandon Ramirez, senior group manager of product planning at Hyundai North America.

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport earned its ASG honor, with an efficient 2.4-liter engine and amazing standard features like remote keyless entry with alarm, heated exterior power mirrors with a driver’s blind spot mirror, and more.

The Sante Fe gives you efficiency and great technological updates. Try it out at SouthTowne Hyundai today!

How to Wash a Car Properly

how to wash a car

Anyone can throw some dish soap on their car, but if you want to preserve your paint job and leave your car looking shiny and beautiful, you have to have some technique. Here are some easy tips on how to wash a car the right way.

Before you get started, park your car out of direct sunlight so the sun can’t make it dry splotchy. Get your supplies together: a hose, two buckets, your soap, a sponge, and drying cloths.

Fill the bucket with water and then put in the amount of soap specified on the bottle. Fill up another bucket with plain water, and then hook up your hose. Spraying the car helps knock loose some of the dirt.

Pull up the windshield wipers so you can clean under them, and then dip your sponge into the soapy water and start washing. Start at the top of the car and work your way down. Rinse your dirty sponge in the bucket of plain water.

Hose the car off, making sure to keep it wet the entire time you’re cleaning so you it doesn’t start to dry. When the whole car is rinsed, dry it off with your towel, taking care to remove any splotchy areas.