Sonata Hybrid Is One of the 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Under $25,000

Most Fuel-Efficient Cars

You’ve heard of Hyundai’s Sonata and perhaps even have one sitting in your driveway, but have you paid much attention to the sedan’s hybrid version? The 2015 Sonata Hybrid was recently named one of Kelley Blue Book’s “10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Under $25,000”, a value worth exploring.

The Sonata Hybrid boasts 40 miles per gallon on the highway. It optimizes the use of power between the electric motor and gasoline engine and is able to speed up to 74 mph in its pure electric drive.

In addition, the sedan offers a Hybrid Lifetime Battery Warranty, an exclusive feature not offered by any other automaker in the industry, and impressive overall value.

“The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers all the upscale feel and luxury features of the conventionally powered Sonata, but with the added benefits of a transparent hybrid drive system that delivers exceptional fuel economy,” said Jack R. Nerad, KBB.com executive editorial director. “The fact that the model also offers an exceptionally long warranty is the cherry atop the sundae.”

Stop by SouthTowne Hyundai today to explore all the value the 2015 Sonata Hybrid has to offer.

High Demand Might Give Way to New Hyundai Plant in U.S

new Hyundai plant

Investment in the U.S. production market is a high priority for Hyundai. Reports gleaned from a South Korean news agency indicated that in order to keep up with the healthy demand for Hyundai’s lineup of small SUVs and crossovers, a plan would soon be announced to build a new plant in the southern United States. Today’s lower gas prices have slowed the sale of cars while driving-up a high demand for trucks and SUVs.

“We need more truck capacity,” Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai North America remarked. “The volumes we’re talking about, a new plant would make more sense than U.S. expansion,” of an existing plant.

That might rule out expanding use of Hyundai’s Montgomery Alabama Plant where the Elantra and Sonata are already built, but an entirely new Hyundai plant, built next to the existing one, could be completed in about two years. “We’re positioned well to get into more crossovers and do more with existing ones,” says Zuchowski.

You can check out the entire 2015 lineup of sleek and stylish Hyundai SUVs and sedans at SouthTowne Hyundai. With more expansion and selection just around the corner, it’s a great time to be behind the wheel of a Hyundai.

The New Hyundai Blue Link Smartwatch App: Access Your Car from Your Wrist

If you’ve been following our blog then you probably remember the Hyundai Blue Link App. This new app has been making quite a stir, winning an award at the Consumer Electronics Show and most recently by making its way to Google Play.

According to Hyundai, the company has recently made the Blue Link Smartwatch available, allowing you to access your phone and car via the latest Android technology. The new system is available for Android Wear™ users, enabling owners to remote start, lock/unlock, locate, and more, all from their watch.

“Blue Link subscribers and gadget lovers will appreciate a more convenient way to interact with their Hyundai vehicles,” said Frank Ferrara, executive vice president of customer satisfaction for Hyundai Motor America. “Now you can remote start your car with your smartphone, smartwatch, laptop, desktop or tablet.”

We have to admit, this new watch looks like something straight out of the 007 series. It’s hard to believe cool gadgets like this are now available to anyone who wants one. The watches come in a variety of colors and types, from high-tech modern squares to more simple, leather-strap models. Owners will also be able to access Call Roadside and Call Blue Link options as well.

New Hyundai Sonata Named Among the Best Family Cars of 2015

Best Family Cars of 2015

The new 2015 Hyundai Sonata just keeps racking up the accolades. It won MotorWeek’s Midsize Sedan Challenge, was named Best Midsize Car of the Money by U.S. News & World Report, and recently earned a 2014 GOOD DESIGN Award. Now, it’s also just been called one of the Best Family Cars of 2015, according to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.

The publication looked at 23 of the “latest and greatest” vehicles from various manufacturers to determine those best suited to the family lifestyle, based on several categories—including comfort and driving, safety, child seats, cargo space, rear-seat entertainment, and more.

A great deal of the seventh-generation Sonata’s advantage over its competitors comes from Hyundai’s new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, which not only helps to make the car look more elegant than ever but also improves ride quality, by stiffening body structure and reducing noise, vibration, and harshness. You can test the ride for yourself at SouthTowne Hyundai!

And it’s going to keep getting more perks. Later this year, the Sonata will be equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to simultaneously increase safety and convenience.