Hyundai to Release New Prius Fighter EV in 2016

As the electric vehicle (EV) market gets more and more competitive, it seems as if every automaker is contributing its own EVs, which use only electricity as fuel. This is good news for customers, who save money and have a chance to lower their carbon footprint.

The latest auto company in the game is rumored to be Hyundai, who is said to be working on an all-electric vehicle commonly called the “Prius Fighter,” to be released sometime before the end of 2016.

Right now, Hyundai’s line-up includes the a plug-in hybrid version of the Hyundai Sonata, which has an electric-only range of 24 miles, so jumping to an all-electric vehicle seems like the right choice for Hyundai.

If the Prius Fighter is really scheduled to be released before 2016 is up, hopefully more information about the innovative vehicle will be revealed soon.

Are you looking forward to the Prius Fighter EV? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and if you’re interested in a current model, come visit us at Southtowne Hyundai.

What Snow Tires Do and How They Can Keep You Safe This Winter

What Snow Tires Do

Are you concerned about hazardous winter weather conditions this upcoming season? Whether you live in a snowy region or simply get hit with a snowstorm every now and then, it’s not a bad idea to get yourself some snow tires.

Many people aren’t aware of what snow tires do, but their function truly is simple. Their special construction makes them much safer on the road than regular tires, insuring your safety during winter weather.

Unlike standard tires, which are made with synthetic rubber that is prone to freezing, snow tires are made more with regular rubber and silica. Additionally, snow tires are designed with a different type of tread to prevent hydroplaning.

Another popular option for combating snowy roads is to employ snow chains, which can be helpful. However, be aware that snow chains significantly decrease your vehicle’s handling and are really only a temporary option.

To learn more about snow tires or winter weather driving safety, contact us or visit us at SouthTowne Hyundai, and be safe on the roads this year!