We at SouthTowne Hyundai know how important it is to drive a vehicle that will keep you and your family safe, no matter what happens. That is why we are thrilled to announce that the 2016 Hyundai Tucson SUV earned top safety ratings and offers outstanding crash protection.
Vehicles are put through intensive testing by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Hyundai Tuscan SUV held up to the demanding crash tests. The Tuscan is the only vehicle in the small SUV category that received good ratings for both driver and passenger in the small-overlap crash test ratings.
The Tuscan has many advanced safety technologies such as AEB with pedestrian detection, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, and many more. These technologies help to prevent crashes, but even if a crash does happen, the Tuscan proves to keep people safe. The IIHS commended Hyundai for the work they are doing in keeping both the driver and passengers protected in case of a small overlap crash.
If you want to learn more about Hyundai’s safety features, stop by SouthTowne Hyundai.
Road trips can be fun, especially when you bring Fido. But sometimes, that can complicate things a bit. Here are some tips for road trips with dogs so you won’t have to stress.
Plan, Plan, Plan
When your pup is with you, you’ll want everything planned out. Make sure that you pick out places on your route where you can stop for fifteen to thirty minutes every four hours. This will give your pup a bathroom break and let them get out some exercise.
Crate Your Dog
When your dog is spending a long time in the car, it’s best and safest to keep them in a crate. It’s the safest way for a dog to travel in the car. And sometimes, your dog will feel safer when confined in a small, familiar space.
Pack the Essentials
Make sure you have enough gear for your dog, like food and a food bowl, water bowl, any medications they use, a blanket, treats, poop bags, a brush, and anything else they might need. If it’s sunny where you’re going, considering bringing dog-safe sunscreen!
And mostly, just have plenty of fun with your pup!
Hyundai knows innovation and they’re taking it on in full. The next Hyundai Genesis you see might have a slight difference from its predecessors. Hyundai is introducing the Electric Genesis.
Manfred Fitzgerald, Hyundai’s chief executive, announced the news, “We will definitely go as Genesis brand down the road of alternative propulsions and it is very, very obvious that EV is definitely on the map.”
Hyundai chose its luxury model, Genesis, for the electric upgrade because of the rising popularity of electric luxury vehicles.
There’s not yet an exact timeline on when this all-electric Genesis will be released, but it should be out by 2020. It’ll have a 250-mile pure electric range.
And it’s not the only update that Genesis is getting. The 2017 Genesis G80 will have a diesel version in addition to its gas model.
When the Genesis EV premieres, it’ll be joining a handful of other Hyundai electric models. The Hyundai Ioniq currently has a standard hybrid model as well as a plug-in. And it, too, has future EV models on the way.
So it might be a little bit of a wait, but it’ll be worth it once the electric Genesis is revealed!
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.
If you have any doubts about the capability of hydrogen fuel cell technology, you shouldn’t worry about any fuel cell vehicle bearing a Hyundai nameplate. The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell recently set a world record for the longest continuous journey by a fuel cell vehicle.
The extraordinary feat took place on the M25 motorway (we call them interstates here in the US), an outer belt that runs around London. A team of drivers from the London Hydrogen Network Expansion group took turns driving the Hyundai ix35, making a total of 50 laps around the loop.
Hyundai had previously estimated the range of the ix35 Fuel Cell to be 369 miles. For the experiment, the real range turned out to be about 400 miles–almost 12% better!
All in all the team drove 6,096 miles over six days. Filling up didn’t add much to the overall time either. The ix35 only takes three minutes to replenish its supply. And remember, that’s 6,096 miles and zero emissions. This was a truly historic trip!
You could get a ticket. And there is nothing pleasant about getting a ticket. First of all, speeding tickets are pricey, especially if you were going way beyond the speed limit, and can result in increased insurance premiums. Second of all, it makes you late for your destination. And sometimes you have to later appear in court, which also eats up all sorts of time.
Speeding increases stress. Speeding contributes to the feeling you have of being in a hurry. The more that feeling increases, the more you see everyone else on the road as being “in your way.” This can make for an extremely unpleasant commute.
Speeding can increase the risk of an accident. Speeding often means going faster than the flow of traffic which in turn means you are constantly forced to pass other drivers. This can make you more unpredictable to other drivers, making it less likely that they see you.
Speeding doesn’t save enough time. While this is not encouragement to speed excessively, doing so is the only way to really make speeding worth it, in the sense of time saved. But the faster you go, the higher the price; the more expensive the ticket, the more stressful the drive, and the more unpredictable you become to others.
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!
Hyundai finally released their all-new Tuscon crossover model at the New York International Auto Show earlier this month, to an impressed audience of fans and experts.
The new vehicle hosts huge cosmetic upgrades as well as some seriously impressive specs, possibly even leading the affordable crossover segment in terms of available technology.
The 2016 Tucson has a two-liter direct injection engine that gets 164 horsepower in conjunction with a six-speed automatic transmission. There’s also an available 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which gets 175 horsepower, if you’re looking for more power. Plus – the average fuel economy for the 2016 Tucson is 29 mpg.
As for the design, the new Tucson has a re-imagined hexagon of a grille, which is rounder and wider than previously, adding a sleek but familiar vibe to the popular model. The vehicle is larger overall, providing more space inside.
Check out a video of the 2016 Tucson reveal here at USA Today to see what it looks like for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments.
Hyundai will provide millions for the museum. The money will go to support the Art + Technology program, “which launched last year and provides grants to artist projects that deal in some way with technology.” More specifically, Hyundai’s contribution will help support the exhibition of Korean art at the Los Angeles County Museum, in a “city that contains the largest Korean population in the US.”
Hyundai’s support of art is largely due to the efforts of Eui-sun Chung, the automaker’s vice-chairman. So far, he has helped broker support deals with the Tate Modern Museum in London and the National Museum of Modern And Contemporary Art in Seoul.