Hyundai is at the forefront of electric vehicle tech, as evidenced by its latest smart features.
The latest function of its smartphone app allows EV owners to control performance settings via their phone. The app lets users tweak performance aspects like acceleration, deceleration, responsiveness, ignition, and maximum torque. It also lets users fine-tune energy-related settings such as the vehicle’s climate control energy use and regenerative braking capacity.
This added tool will let Hyundai drivers optimize performance based on trip length and how much energy they’ll need along a certain route. Per The News Wheel, the brand also plans to enhance the tool so it provides the user with recommended settings for certain terrain and weather conditions.
Hyundai will use blockchain technology to encrypt sensitive information. Drivers will have the freedom to create custom profiles and save their preferences to a server and access them in different Hyundai vehicles without worrying about cybersecurity breaches.
This new Hyundai tech comes as no surprise considering the brand’s focus on progressive technologies and enhancing its EV models. It hopes to deploy 23 electric models by 2025.
Contact us at Linwood Hyundai for more information on using the brand’s app to tweak your EV’s performance. Or stop by to test-drive one of our eco-friendly models like the Ioniq Hybrid or the Kona Electric.
What Marvel fan doesn’t want a vehicle that pays homage to Iron Man? Hyundai designed the Kona Iron Man Edition to evoke the famous Marvel character, and with such impressive looks, the model slots in at the very top of the Kona lineup. Just recently, the automaker announced the Kona Iron Man Edition model’s pricing details, and fans will surely be pleased. The Kona Iron Man Edition will start at $30,550 for FWD models and $31,950 for AWD models.
The front-end of the Kona Iron Man Edition looks fun and fierce, as it’s intended to look like Iron Man’s mask. It features a boldly-styled front fascia, a dark chrome grille, and distinctive daytime running lights. The Kona Iron Man Edition’s exterior also features a matte gray paint job with fun red exterior accents and a sporty, V-shaped hood bevel with a Marvel logo. Rounding out the exterior design are Iron Man mask badges on the fenders and Iron Man mask center caps on the 18-inch wheels. Such fun design extends to the interior, which features an Iron Man shift knob, a head-up display for a futuristic and superhero-like driving experience, and bold red piping and stitching on the seats.
The Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition rolled out to dealerships this spring and have a limited production run, so don’t wait to get your hands on one. Contact us at Linwood Hyundai for more information on this special offering. Or stop by to test-drive one of our shiny new 2019 models.
It has never been a secret that Hyundai is a leading innovator in the automotive industry, and they are proving this again with the recent announcement of an all-new platform dedicated to electric vehicles coming out in 2020.
Electric vehicles from Hyundai currently include the Hyundai Kona EV, Hyundai Ioniq EV, Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata PHEV, and the Hyundai NEXO. Hyundai will release an all-new all-electric car for the 2020 model year — a first for the automaker.
The introduction of the new electric platform will also see the introduction of new battery technologies for increased power and range. Hyundai is investing significantly in electric technology, especially in the areas of as vehicle electrification, auto manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous driving.
Hyundai Motor Group anticipates annual sales of electrified vehicles to hit 1.67 million by 2025. 2025 is also the year it will be introducing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to its lineup. The brand hopes to increase its annual production of hydrogen cars to 500,000 by the year 2030. The company’s overall objective is to become one of the top three manufacturers of electrified vehicles in the world.
Contact us at Linwood Hyundai for more exciting news from this forward-thinking automaker.
The Hyundai N performance sub-brand got off to a hot start with the Veloster N, and it isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Rumors of a Hyundai Tucson N have enthusiasts excited for a track-ready crossover. The rumors stem from a source familiar with the upcoming model.
You’ve heard of the hot hatch, but hot crossovers are rather rare, even with the popularity of the segment. The Hyundai Tucson N will fill a gap that delights enthusiasts.
According to an insider source familiar with the development, the Hyundai Tucson N will arrive in as little as two years. Better yet, it will pack a punch with a 340-horsepower engine. When all is said and done, Hyundai hopes to get the Tucson N from 0-60 mph in under six seconds.
As it currently stands, most hot crossovers are expensive luxury models. That means the upcoming Hyundai Tucson N will be the sole contender when it comes to affordability. The Tucson N hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but with more rumors circulating, it seems more and more likely.
Hyundai N Division
The Hyundai N Division is dedicated to creating performance models that appeal to the enthusiast in us all. The Hyundai Veloster N, for example, featured a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that generated an astounding 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Quick handling and better bracing created a sharper driving experience.
Contact us at Linwood Hyundai for more information on the Hyundai N sub-brand and the potential Tucson N model.
While a “walking car” might sound like something straight out of a sci-fi series, Hyundai recently debuted the Elevate Ultimate Mobility Vehicle at the CES 2019 show. This futuristic car comes with robotic legs that allow drivers to go over particularly treacherous terrain, like rubble or flooded areas.
The new Hyundai Elevate concept vehicle is designed with first-responders in mind, according to Hyundai. Since it can be difficult to do search-and-rescue missions or to send humanitarian aid when there are forest fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, or floods, the new walking car is built to traverse harsh driving conditions like never before.
“When a tsunami or earthquake hits, current rescue vehicles can only deliver first responders to the edge of the debris field. They have to go the rest of the way by foot. Elevate can drive to the scene and climb right over flood debris or crumbled concrete,” said John Suh, Hyundai vice president and head of Hyundai CRADLE.
Hyundai engineers and developers also noted that the vehicle may be particularly useful for people with disabilities. The vehicle can adjust itself to make entering the vehicle easier—especially for wheelchair users in areas where there’s not an ADA ramp readily available. This technology is just one more reason Hyundai is leading the way in automotive design and innovation.
See more innovation when you check out Hyundai’s lineup at Linwood Hyundai.
For those looking or an affordable yet sporty ride, the new Veloster N might be the ideal option. Named after the engineering center in Namyang, Korea, the new 2019 Veloster N comes with a performance-oriented design, tuned features, and a sharp exterior. Plus, with incredible handling, the latest Veloster is bound to impress on both the road and the racetrack.
According to the 2019 Veloster N review by Road and Track, the new N model has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers its increase in power. Officially, the N model will get up to 275 horsepower when equipped with an exhaust and Performance package, which is impressive for a 3100-pounds compact car. In fact, the Veloster can move from zero to 60 mph in roughly 6 seconds. Other features include things like an electronically controlled limited-slip differential and special 18-inch Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer ties.
The review goes into further detail about the Veloster N’s strengths. “We can say that the Veloster N had a definite effect on us. There’s a positive energy that flows through the car’s controls and mechanical bits. It’s a happy little car, with gobs more personality than lesser Velosters. Provided Hyundai continues its aggressive pricing strategy, we think the letter N has a chance of becoming known as more than just the 14th letter of the alphabet,” concludes Richard Pinto at Road and Track.
The Veloster N redefines Hyundai’s commitment to exciting, rewarding driving by blazing a new performance trail for the automaker. We at Linwood Hyundai love the Veloster and can’t wait to give the Veloster N a drive.
Hyundai is getting close to unveiling its new full-size SUV, the Hyundai Palisade. Its creators developed this large family-hauler alongside the Kia Telluride, and while it’s still in its testing phase, there are some things we know for certain about this new SUV — especially as spy shots continue to reveal more information.
We know that this will be a three-row, eight-seat SUV offering generous space for cargo and comfort for passengers.
We’re now a little more familiar with the details of its exterior. Spy shots revealed a big, bold front grille as well as headlights and fog lights mounted low on the front fascia. That particular design scheme calls to mind the 2019 Sante Fe, which leads many to believe that the interior of the Hyundai Palisade may have a lot in common with the Sante Fe, too.
Many experts in the auto industry have a good idea of what the Hyundai Palisade will have under its hood. We’re expecting to see it receive power from Hyundai’s 3.3-liter V6 engine paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission. The Hyundai Palisade will likely be offered with all-wheel drive, an option that will make it capable in all weather conditions.
We at Linwood Hyundai are excited for the release of the Hyundai Palisade, so we will be able to offer another great option from Hyundai for families like yours. While you’re waiting for the release of the Palisade, check out Hyundai’s current lineup of SUVs at Linwood Hyundai.
We couldn’t be more excited for the 2018 Hyundai Kona, an exciting new compact crossover. The Kona has distinct interior and exterior designs, an eco-friendly powertrain, and the latest technologies on the market. Built for the urban jungle as well as off-road trails, the revolutionary Hyundai Kona design is bound to impress a wide range of buyers.
According to Motor1, the Kona has much more personality than the slew of other compact crossovers that have hit the market recently, due in large part to the exterior and interior designs. There’s a distinct body look with black plastic cladding, multi-tiered lighting, and a so-called “rip-curl” C-pillar—a look that will especially appeal to a younger audience. Many unique paint colors are available to color the Kona in vivid ways.
The Kona seats five people, has up to 45 cubic feet of storage space with the seats down, and still offers 19.2 cubic feet of cargo room with the seats up.
Other great features on this model include the rugged versatility, low price, and optional all-wheel drive. The seven-speed dual clutch transmission will have no trouble handling high elevation, while the all-wheel-drive system can easily handle the terrain around Paducah, Benton, and Calvert City.
In short, if you’re looking for a capable crossover with all-around versatility, the Kona will satisfy your driving needs. You can find it at Linwood Hyundai.
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.
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.