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.
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.
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.
The 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.
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.”
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.