Hyundai Kona recently received the prestigious 2019 Ideal Vehicle Award from AutoPacific. It won this award for best meeting owners’ expectations in the Compact Crossover SUV segment.
The winners of the 2019 Ideal Vehicle Awards were chosen based on the responses of over 50,000 new vehicle owners about their vehicles’ design, performance, technology, efficiency and convenience features. The results of the AutoPacific New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey then were used to create scores for new model year vehicles.
In the Compact Crossover SUV segment, the Hyundai Kona had the highest overall vehicle score. It offers a variety of standard features, including LED Daytime Running Lights and a rearview camera.
With the 7-inch touch screen, you can access different apps, thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility. The infotainment system also has optional Blue LinkLTE-powered connectivity, SiriusXM Radio and HD Radio.
The Hyundai Kona also has a suite of standard safety features, consisting of Vehicle Stability Management and Hill Start Assist Control. Available safety technologies include Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning.
Discover for yourself why the features in the Hyundai Kona make it an award-winning SUV when you take it out for a test drive at Linwood Hyundai.
Hyundai is once again proving its penchant for game-changing innovation, this time by partnering with the Israeli medical technology company, MDGo. Initially, it may seem odd that an automaker and a med-tech company are partnering up. However, Hyundai and MDGo are collaborating to make artificial-intelligence technology that could save the lives of passengers and drivers.
Their mutual technology aims to detect and assess injuries from vehicle crashes. The AI algorithm could then send this data to emergency first responders for quicker and potentially lifesaving care. How this all works is that the technology would utilize a system of sensors situated throughout the vehicle and observe the vehicle occupants’ medical conditions to create an immediate health status report, in the event of a crash. Within seconds, the system would then deliver this report to medical responders, who could arrive at the scene already armed with the knowledge of injury severity, allowing for more effective assistance.
The AI would continuously become more knowledgeable about crashes and injuries so it could more effectively transmit information to hospitals over time. Hyundai could also make their vehicles safer, thanks to the AI system’s data.
We at Linwood Hyundai believe vehicle safety is very important, which is why we’re excited for this new AI technology. Schedule an appointment with our service department for any necessary maintenance to help protect you on the road.
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.
At the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show held this past November, Hyundai showed off its new flagship SUV, called the Hyundai Palisade. The debut of the Hyundai Palisade shows that Hyundai is moving into new territory with its biggest and most impressive SUV yet.
The Palisade will come standard with three rows of spacious seating and will offer a variety of family-friendly technology like a 10-inch navigation display, seven USB outlets, wireless charging, roof-based diffuser vents, and power third-row seats.
Along with the spacious seating, the Palisade can be equipped to feel like a premium retreat away from home. Available materials like Nappa leather and woodgrain trim create a calm, comfortable ambience. The One-Touch second row seats will slide forward for easy access to the third row with just the press of a button.
To give families extra security, the Palisade will come standard with a variety of advanced safety features including Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, and Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go.
Mike O’Brien, vice president of Product, Corporate, and Digital Planning for Hyundai Motor America, said, “This new Hyundai SUV is the ultimate family vehicle for practical, comfortable daily use and memory-making road trips whenever the appeal of the open road should beckon.”
We can’t wait for the Palisade to arrive at Linwood Hyundai. If you want a big, capable family SUV from Hyundai, keep an eye out it later this year.
Reliable, efficient, comfortable and full of useful features — these are descriptors that might get used when discussing the Hyundai lineup. According to SangYup Lee, Hyundai’s vice president of design, the brand wants to add some new types of expectations to its future lineup. The goal? To make vehicles that are “sexier than Alfa Romeo.”
The company first hinted at its plans to launch a new brand of styling when it debuted the Le Fil Rouge concept car at the Geneva Motor Show last March. It’s a sleek, four-door coupe with sweeping lines as smooth as water. After seeing it, we at Linwood Hyundai definitely wanted more like it from Hyundai.
In his interview with Automotive News, Lee discussed Hyundai’s goal for bringing this type of sexy, sleek styling to the upcoming lineup, and how part of this mission is to bring that type of attractive, breathtaking styling to a volume brand.
Lee also mentioned that this new styling will contribute to the updates required to keep the sedan segment relevant and exciting in a market where crossovers and SUVs are becoming the more popular choice. As the company prepares to add a Le Fil Rouge-inspired car to the lineup sometime in the next year, the long-term goal is to make futuristic, beautiful styling an addition to the Hyundai standards of good value and long-lasting, efficient engineering.
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.