Hyundai Genesis Awarded Kiplinger’s 2015 Best Value Award

Kiplinger's 2015 Best Value Award

There are few cars that can make a significant enough impression on the car industry like the 2015 Hyundai Genesis has. Since the svelte sedan first entered the market, it has been raking in the awards, bulking up its trophy shelf with accolades such as Luxury Car of the Year and Esquire’s Sedan of the Year. Now, the Genesis has added yet another shiny trophy to its list after receiving Kiplinger’s 2015 Best Value Award for the Best New/Redesigned Car in the “$50,000 or Over” category.

“With the 2015 Hyundai Genesis named to Kiplinger’s Top Picks, it shows that this model continues to exceed customer and media expectations for its confident handling, top safety ratings, design, and value,” said Scott Margason, director of product planning for Hyundai Motor America.

The 2015 Genesis reflects a new design that is the epitome of sophistication. Both inside and out, the sedan offers a myriad of premium features and superb vehicle dynamics. Advanced safety features, such as Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, and Blind Spot Detection help keep consumers safe, while the two power engine options makes driving fun again.

Make sure you stop in to Southtowne Hyundai today and see why the Hyundai Genesis is worthy of Kiplinger’s 2015 Best Value Award, among others!

Family Car of the Year is the Hyundai Santa Fe

family car of the year

For the second year in a row, the Hyundai Santa Fe has been named the “Family Car of the Year” by Cars.com. This award recognizes the vehicle that offers the best combination of interior space, value, cargo space, safety features, styling, and more.

Cars.com editors were particularly impressed with the Santa Fe’s refined steering system, plentiful cargo space, and standard and available safety features. The 2015 Santa Fe was also chosen as the winner of the Cars.com/USA Today/MotorWeek 3-Row SUV Challenge.

“The 2015 Santa Fe has been upgraded to fit the active lifestyles of families, offering upgraded standard comfort and convenience equipment, raising the standards on the passenger experience for both the front and the back seat drivers,” said Michael O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America, in a statement. “We’re pleased Cars.com has once again distinguished Santa Fe as the optimal automotive choice for families in America.”

With the Santa Fe, families will find a spacious interior with a sporty design along with the convenience of the Hands-Free Smart Liftgate with Auto Open.

Stop by Southtowne Hyundai today and we’ll show you why the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is the perfect new car for your family.

Hyundai Blue Link App Named “Best Car Tech” at CES 2015

Last week, Hyundai premiered their all-new Blue Link app at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas – a program, available for smart watches, that allows you to unlock your car from afar, as well as harboring other functions.

Turns out that we weren’t the only ones impressed by Blue Link; in fact, TechRadar, one of the largest tech-review websites on the Internet, named Blue Link the Best Car Tech of CES 2015. You can check out the full list of TechRadar’s picks here.

Barry Ratzlaff, an executive at Hyundai Motor America, pointed out the importance of this title in a recent statement, saying, “The Best Car Tech award from TechRadar is a testament that Hyundai Blue Link continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s connected car owner.”

For more on Hyundai Blue Link and how to activate it, visit the official website here. And for any questions or concerns – or to look into getting yourself a new Hyundai model – visit us at Southtowne Hyundai.

Never Be A Parking Lot Zombie Again: Hyundai Smart Watch App

Who knew that your wrist watch was just raw and untapped digital real estate? Your timepiece was just sitting there, only telling the time. In our tech-savvy world, it’s hard to imagine such simplicity.

Now, your watch tells time and locates your car and flashes your car’s lights and starts your car and unlocks your door.  If your car is a Hyundai, that is.

It’s called Blue Link, and it’s the latest innovation from Hyundai. Tech Times explains that, to use Blue Link, “users can simply tap the icons on the watch to choose which task they want the app to carry out.” Users can also use voice commands to execute various functions.

This app will clearly appeal to different people for different reasons. Safety fanatics will love how they can lock and unlock the doors remotely. For those who run cold, remote start will allow them to heat their cars up without braving the weather. If you’re unfortunate enough to forget where you park your car every time, the new Hyundai smart phone app will help prevent you from wandering around parking lots like a zombie.