Take a Kentucky Road Trip in Your Santa Fe Sport

Santa Fe Sport

Kentucky is a beautiful state with a rich culture and history that is just begging to be explored. This is what makes it one of the best states for a road trip, especially if you drive a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Here are six destinations to add to your next Kentucky road trip.

  • Mammoth Cave. This is Kentucky’s national park. It lets you explore the beauty that lies underneath the surface of our great state.
  • Bourbon Trail. Make a trip all about the only American-invented spirit and visit some of your favorite distilleries.
  • Harland Sanders Café and Museum. Head to Corbin to visit the birthplace of everyone’s favorite fried chicken. This is where the first people got a taste of the Colonel’s 11 herbs and spices.
  • Natural Bridge. Cross the breathtaking Natural Bridge State Park near Slade. The hike is a bit intense, but the spectacular view makes it worth it.
  • George Patton Museum. If anyone in your family is a World War II buff, make the trip to Patton museum in Fort Knox. While there, see if you can catch a tour of the gold depository.
  • Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace. Plan a visit to the birthplace of one of our most beloved presidents, Abraham Lincoln, located near Hodgenville.

If you need a new vehicle to take on your Kentucky road trip, pay a visit to Linwood Hyundai.

Check Out These Reveals from Hyundai at the Geneva Motor Show

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In early March, the automotive industry gathered in Switzerland for the 88th Geneva Motor Show. This European event showcases some fantastic new models that will debut around the world, including here in the United States. This year, Hyundai unveiled the next-generation Santa Fe, its all-new Kona Electric car, and a concept called “Le Fil Rouge.”

The next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe comes with dynamic new styling, including an enlarged Cascading Grille. It will offer the newest Hyundai SmartSense active safety features to help make advanced technology available to everyone. The new Santa Fe will be available as a hybrid or plug-in hybrid.

With Le Fil Rouge concept, we get a glimpse of the future. Hyundai said this new concept showcases the future of its design language, which it called Sensuous Sportiness.

Along with its vehicles, Hyundai also showed off the Intelligent Personal Cockpit technology. This design shows how Artificial Intelligent, the Internet of Things, and driver stress detection can work together to create a vehicle that works with the driver in new ways.

“With all our innovative, cutting-edge technology solutions presented at the Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai is showcasing the future of mobility in a universal and holistic manner,” said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe.

There was a lot to see from Hyundai at the Geneva Motor Show, and if these highlights interest you, contact Linwood Hyundai to learn more about what Hyundai has in store.

2018 Hyundai Elantra Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

When it comes to judging a car’s safety, there are a few ways to go about it. One of the best ways to get a feel for how well a vehicle’s safety system protects passengers is by checking ratings from reputable sources like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS rates each vehicle by looking at how well it protects in a collision and by how well its safety features do to prevent an accident.

The organization uses a list of crash tests to examine how each vehicle reacts to collision. It recently added a new crash test, making it harder for vehicles to earn their highest safety award, the IIHS Top Safety Pick+. This new test examines how well the front passenger side is protected.

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra compact car successfully passed the test and secured the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ status. Previous model years only attained the next level title of IIHS Top Safety Pick.

This promotion is also thanks to the smart and available safety features on the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. The small car can be equipped with amenities like HID projector headlights and driver-assist features like an automatic emergency braking system.

Experience the extensive protective features of the new 2018 Elantra when you stop by Linwood Hyundai for a test drive.

How to Love Your Car this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Perhaps you have already secured gifts for your significant other, but there is somebody else you might be forgetting—your car. Here are four ways to appreciate your car this holiday.

  • Catch up on maintenance. Your car works hard for you, so return the favor by making sure it is in prime working condition. Get the oil changed and perform any other recommended maintenance.
  • Pamper it. Winter roads are dirty and grimy. Give it a wash, then protect its shine with a thorough waxing. Don’t forget to clean out the interior.
  • Check your tires. Take a look at your car’s tires. If the tread is running low or you see any cracks, it might be time to invest in new tires.
  • Get new accessories. Whether your car is old or new, accessories can give it a fresh look. Purchase new chrome exhaust tips, upgrade your sound system, or incorporate another feature that you’ve been wanting for a while.

If you want to take care of your car this Valentine’s Day, Linwood Hyundai can help you out. Schedule a service appointment or stop by our parts department to find out more information about how you can care for your vehicle.

Seven—Yes, Seven—Hyundais Earn IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Honors

Two Hyundais—the 2018 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport—earned the IIHS’s TOP SAFETY PICK+ for earning scores of “Good” in five crashworthiness tests, earning a score of “Advanced” or “Superior” in front crash prevention, and a rating of “Good” for headlights. More impressive still, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport were the only two vehicles in their segment to earn the honor.

“Hyundai was one of the leading brands for Top Safety Pick+ and Top Safety Pick awards in 2018,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning at Hyundai Motor America, in a statement on the honors. “The safety of our customers and their loved ones is paramount in our thinking when we design new vehicles.”

Five other Hyundais—Hyundai Ioniq, Elantra, Elantra GT, Sonata, and Tucson—earned the TOP SAFETY PICK, just missing the additional +-mark with “Acceptable” headlight ratings. This is a testament to Hyundai’s commitment of making sure that its drivers and passengers can ride along with ease, knowing that their safety is a top priority.

“We raised the safety bar for 2018,” said Adrian Lund, IIHS president. “Now vehicles have to achieve an even higher level of safety. Our Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards help consumers zero in on the vehicles with the best overall performance for crash prevention and protection.”

These seven Hyundai vehicles are as reliable and safe as they are handsome to behold and fun to drive. Find out for yourself just what these and other Hyundai models get right by scheduling your test drive at Linwood Hyundai.

WaiveCar Rental Program: An Eco-Friendly Revolution

Hyundai recently made news by partnering with WaiveCar. In fact, WaiveCar made an appearance on the TV series “Shark Tank,” demonstrating the future of mobility. This eco-friendly technology caters to the everyday demands, offering drivers in Los Angeles a fleet of all-new Ioniq cars as part of a rental program.

According to Hyundai, the WaiveCar rental program lets drivers rent a car for up to two hours for free, with an additional $5.99 charge per hour of use. Basically, you can hop behind the wheel of an eco-friendly Hyundai Ioniq when you need a ride and return the car at your convenience. Not only does this system provide easy access to affordable driving options, but it may also reduce gridlock and harmful emissions.

As Hyundai’s press release articulates, “WaiveCar users […] have access to a fleet of all-new Ioniq electric and hybrid models. The Ioniq delivers an uncompromising design and driving experience coupled with the latest in safety and convenience technologies, as well as marking a major step in eco-focused driving.”

The “sharks” on “Shark Tank” were impressed with the concept in an episode that aired at the end of October. While WaiveCar is currently in its early stages, it may soon be an option available around the country. We at Linwood Hyundai Paducah can’t wait to see if the system comes to our area.

Hyundai Sonata for Dog Lovers

If you have a dog, chances are you’ve had to deal with the hassle of getting around in a less-than-dog-friendly vehicle at some point in your life. So, if you’re searching for that perfect car for dog lovers, look no further. The Hyundai Sonata has everything you and your furry companion need to get around in comfort and style.

Boasting superior comfort, design, and technology, it’s no wonder Kelley Blue Book named the 2017 Hyundai Sonata as one of the most awarded cars of the year. The 2018 model year extends upon the Sonata’s shining reputation. But it takes more than accolades to make a car perfectly accommodating for dogs.

2018 Hyundai SonataThe new Hyundai Sonata offers more interior volume than any other car in its class. With an outstanding 122.4 cubic feet of room, the Sonata has all the space you and your dog need to stay comfortable. Too kick things up a notch, you can opt for heated and ventilated front seats to enhance the driving experience no matter what the weather.

The Sonata was a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS and the 2018 model year received a perfect 5-star overall safety rating thanks to an advanced suite of protective technologies to shield passengers (and their dogs) from roadside hazards.

To learn more about what makes the Hyundai Sonata perfect for drivers with dogs, stop by Linwood Hyundai today.

Hyundai Sonata One of the “10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017”

After winning a long series of accolades this year, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata caps off this award season by being named one of Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com “10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017.” In addition, the overall Hyundai brand was one of the “10 Most Awarded Brands of 2017.”

Hyundai Sonata Named One of The “10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017”This year, the Sonata earned numerous awards from KBB.com, including placement on the “10 Best Sedans Under $25,000” and the “10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000” lists. With these and other credentials, the Sonata has been praised for its sleek styling, comfortable cabin, quiet ride, and excellent engine options.

Besides the Sonata, multiple Hyundai models have been honored for their expert engineering, advanced technology, and overall excellent design.

As Brandon Ramirez, senior group manager of product planning at Hyundai Motor America, articulates: “Even in one of the industry’s most competitive classes, the Sonata continues to distinguish itself with dynamic style and luxury features at a best-in-class value. We strive to provide our customers with ‘better’ and Sonata delivers on this commitment by…exciting drivers with each new release.”

Come see what makes the Hyundai Sonata so worthy of all of this recognition by stopping in for a test drive at Linwood Hyundai Paducah today.

Why Buy a Used Car?

Why Buy UsedIf you’re shopping for your next vehicle, you should definitely be considering a used auto from Linwood Hyundai Paducah. While both new and used cars have their benefits, there are a plethora of reasons to buy used rather than new.

Spend Less Money

The obvious and most prominent reason to buy used is the money you’ll save. New cars depreciate in value significantly right off the bat, whereas used cars can provide many of the same features for a much lower cost. You’ll also save on insurance, taxes, and registration fees.

Reliability

Back in the day, buying used felt kind of risky. But today’s vehicles are built so well that it’s common for them to last well beyond 200,000 miles. You can feel confident that a used car will deliver reliable performance for years to come.

CPO Options

If you really want the peace of mind of a new car with the price of a used one, check into CPO programs. These programs are specific to each manufacturer, and use guidelines like age, mileage, and detailed inspections to choose only those used cars that are in near-perfect condition. CPO vehicles cost a little more than non-CPO used vehicles, but come with this guarantee usually backed up by benefits like warranties and roadside assistance.

Buying a used car on today’s market is far from risky. With a little research, it’s easy to find a vehicle that can serve you well and save you money. Stop by Linwood Hyundai Paducah to check out our used inventory.

2017 Solar Eclipse in Paducah

2017 Solar Eclipse
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You don’t need a special occasion to make a visit to Paducah, Kentucky, but, just in case you do, why not visit for a total solar eclipse? The 2017 solar eclipse takes place next month and is a short event that you won’t want to miss!

A total solar eclipse is when the moon completely blocks the sun, resulting in a dark sky where only the sun’s corona is visible. This year, the solar eclipse will take place on August 21st and last around 2 minutes and 19 seconds. During that time, Paducah will experience darkness, but there’s much more to see in Paducah!

In celebration of the solar eclipse, there’s a whole host of eclipse events being planned leading up to August 21st. Eclipse viewing events will be held at the Challenger Learning Center and McCracken County Library. Some of the best viewing areas will include the Paducah Riverfront and Fountain Avenue Health Park.

It would be wise to try to arrive a day prior to the eclipse to avoid any scheduling snags due to bad traffic. The 2017 solar eclipse only happens once, so be sure to head to Paducah to see it for yourself!

We here at Linwood Hyundai of Paducah hope to see you in August for the solar eclipse!