All cars require some form of energy to run, whether that is fossil fuel, hydrogen, electricity, or something else. Hyundai is currently working on finding a way to utilize solar power by developing three forms of solar vehicle technology. These technologies will help makes the Hyundai lineup even eco-friendlier in the future.
The solar technology Hyundai is developing will support the vehicle’s main power source, whether it is an internal combustion engine, an electric battery, or a hybrid powertrain. With the addition of solar energy, all three kinds of vehicles will have increased range and improved fuel economy.
The first type of solar technology is a solar roof system, which would be on hybrid models. It uses silicon solar panels mounted onto the vehicle’s roof. This system can charge 30-60 percent of a hybrid’s battery per day, depending on the weather.
For internal combustion engine vehicles, Hyundai is developing a semi-transparent solar roof. These panels would be applied to a panoramic sunroof to maintain transparency while providing power to a supplemental battery system.
The third type of technology is a solar-lid system. This would be used on eco-friendly models like electric cars and uses solar panels mounted on the trunk and roof.
Hyundai has plans to launch its solar vehicle technology after 2019. In the meantime, you can find a lineup of eco-friendly and energy efficient vehicles at Linwood Hyundai, including the new Ioniq hybrid car.
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.
October is a beautiful time of year here in Kentucky. The trees are gorgeous, and the air is crisp. October also means life feels a little bit spookier. If you are looking for Halloween events near Paducah, we have gathered a great list for you.
Haunted Paducah Horse Drawn Carriage Tours
John’s Pass Carriage Service here in Paducah offers daily tours that will take you past some of the most haunted sites in the city. Reservations cost $35 per couple and the tours last one hour.
Maiden Alley Cinema
Come watch one of your favorite Halloween movies at Maiden Alley Cinema. On Saturday, Oct.6, the theater will feature one showing of Hocus Pocus. Tickets cost $5 and include a free small popcorn. The show starts at 4pm.
Halloween Spooky Science
Come to the Kentucky Oaks Mall on Saturday, Oct. 13 for a Halloween-themed Hooked on Science event. Jason Lindsey will demonstrate some of the unique science behind Halloween. This event is free and shouldn’t be missed.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, Paducah will host the 10th Annual Zombie Walk. You can do your own makeup or show up at 4pm for some help from volunteers. Makeup assistance costs $3 or will be provided with a donation of three canned goods. The walk takes places from 5:30-7pm.
There are many fun, family-friendly events going on around Linwood Hyundai, including these ones. Take some time to enjoy the spooky season!
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.
Car enthusiasts have even more reason to look forward to the release of Ant Man and the Wasp, as Hyundai has announced that it has teamed up with Marvel Studios to create a special edition 2019 Hyundai Veloster that will have a starring role in the film. Poised to be a smash hit, the quirky superhero movie sequel will feature Paul Rudd and an ant-sized version of a souped-up 2019 Veloster.
As Paul Rudd is already Hyundai’s celebrity spokesperson, it is fitting that he’ll make his fast getaways in the all-new Veloster in Ant Man and the Wasp. His car in the film—a special edition 2019 Veloster—was first on display at the 2018 North American International Auto Show earlier this year. It boasts a custom, flashy paint job, side-mounted custom exhaust, and a host of premium details.
The redesigned 2019 Hyundai Veloster will hit dealerships later this year, and while we can’t drive the same version of the sporty hatchback Ant Man does, the production version of the 2019 Veloster offers a lot of new design and technology features, including a potent turbocharged engine, advanced connectivity tools, and a stunning exterior design.
If you want to feel like the star of your own movie, drive the 2019 Veloster when it’s available this fall 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.