All-New 2015 Genesis and Sonata Win 2014 GOOD DESIGN Awards

2014 GOOD DESIGN Awards

All-new for the 2015 model year, the Hyundai Genesis and Sonata are excellently designed to stand out among competitors. We at SouthTowne Hyundai aren’t the only ones to say so. Both vehicles received 2014 GOOD DESIGN Awards, the oldest and most prestigious design awards program.

“By earning GOOD DESIGN awards for the all-new Genesis and Sonata from the most longstanding and respected organization in the architecture and design industry is proof of Hyundai’s commitment to developing products that embody anything but ordinary design,” said Chris Chapman, chief designer for Hyundai Design Center. “Both Genesis and Sonata were designed to offer the highest quality driving experience, while being eye catching on the road.”

2014 GOOD DESIGN Awards

The 2015 Genesis features a dynamic driving experience, a host of advanced safety and driver assistive technologies, and, of course, the bold design that caught the attention of the GOOD DESIGN Awards jury.

The seventh-gen Sonata offers its take on Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. Designers add advanced safety and convenience to the sedan’s impressive looks, enhancing the vehicle’s overall value.

Both award-winning models are here at SouthTowne, so stop by today and see what makes the all-new Genesis and Sonata stand out from the rest.

New Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Debuts in Seoul

new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid debuts

We are getting close to the Detroit Auto Show, which is when the new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid debuts to the American public. Fortunately, the car already had its worldwide premiere in Seoul, South Korea, which means we know some of the exciting details of the new model.

Digital Trends reports that the Hyundai Sonata is “so important to the Korean automaker that it has spent 27 months of research and fine-tuning to get the hybrid version exactly right.” That means that this model will have a cooler new look, an upgraded powertrain that increases fuel efficiency, and more cabin space than the 2015 Sonata hybrid, its predecessor.

Other exciting news: detailed information on a plug-in version of the Sonata hybrid will be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show too. For more information on that and other Hyundai news that comes out of Detroit this January, stay tuned to our blog. And for a look at the best available Hyundai models in the current lineup, visit us here at Southtowne Hyundai today.

Bold New Styling and Innovative Technologies: The 2015 Hyundai Azera Redesign

The 2015 Hyundai Azera Redesign

For the new model year, Hyundai has made some drastic changes to the 2015 Azera, particularly in terms of design and safety enhancements. With new exterior and interior styling and advanced safety features, the Azera is ramping up to become one of the hottest new models on the road.

What’s so different about the 2015 model year? According to Hyundai, the 2015 Hyundai Azera redesign has several new features. Most importantly, Hyundai has added new safety technologies, making driver safety a number one priority. These enhancements include standard Blind-spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist, Lane Departure Warning (LDWS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), and Automatic High Beam Assist.

Aside from safety technology, the Azera will also feature bold new styling, such as a redesigned grille and fascia, 18-inch alloy wheels, and optional LED fog lights. The interior will get an 8-inch LCD nav-screen with Google® Point-of-Interest and Pandora® capability, as well as a new center stack and illuminated door sill plates.

For more information about the 2015 Azera or to see the 2014 model, don’t hesitate to stop by Southtowne Hyundai.

2015 Hyundai Genesis Wins Another Award: Esquire’s Sedan of the Year

Sedan of the Year

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis had added yet another award to its trophy room after being named Sedan of the Year by the men’s magazine Esquire.

This honor comes on the heels of a Luxury Car of the Year award from Popular Mechanics and a Residual Value Award from ALG, which points toward the Genesis’ appeal to a wide variety of customers. It was also named to the prestigious North American Car of the Year short list, where the winners will be announced at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

To evaluate its Sedan of the Year, Esquire judges took several vehicles out to its proving grounds—an all-public road set in rolling hills that include 17 miles of tight turns, difficult braking zones, and fast straights. The 2015 Genesis was named the winner for its superior driving dynamics, outstanding design, and advanced safety and technology.

Come test drive it today at SouthTowne Hyundai!

The Need for Speed: Hyundai’s Fastest Vehicles

When it comes to serious horsepower, Hyundai may not be the first automaker that comes to mind – but believe it or not, Hyundai offers a variety of vehicles that will satisfy your need for speed. The Wall Street Cheat Sheet took some time to sort out the specs on all Hyundai models, and have produced a list of the Hyundai’s fastest vehicles. We think you’ll be impressed.

For the sake of time, we’ll cover the top five here. (Those are really the most exciting, anyway – right?) Check out the Wall Street Cheat Sheet for the entire list. Buckle up and hold on tight – here are Hyundai’s most powerful and fastest cars based on 0 to 60 mph acceleration times.

  1. Equus Signature. The Equus’ 5.0-liter V8 engine goes from 0 to 60 in just 5.4 seconds.
  2. Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec. This sports car boasts a 3.8-liter V6 engine and puts out an impressive 348 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to go from 0 to 60 in 5.3 seconds.
  3. Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track Edition. This is a slight variation from the R-Spec, and houses the same 3.8-liter V6 engine. In this model, that engine can get the coupe from 0 to 60 in just 5.2 seconds. The 3.8 Track Edition boasts the largest performance numbers of any Hyundai V6.
  4. Genesis 5.0 V8. The 5.0 V8 Genesis actually earns the exact same 0 to 60 acceleration time as Hyundai’s most powerful car (in the number one spot below). Acting as a tie breaker, the Genesis 5.0 V8’s horsepower of 407 comes in just below the champion’s horsepower of 429.
  5. Genesis Sedan 5.0 R-Spec. This beast can get from 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds, with a horsepower of 429, making it Hyundai’s most powerful vehicle. (Not including in after-market alterations and enhancements.)

What are you waiting for? Sop by Southtowne Hyundai today to learn more about the horsepower behind Hyundai.