Friday, June 30, 2017

2018 HYUNDAI SANTA FE LINE-UP FEATURES NEW VALUE-FOCUSED TRIM AND ENHANCED FEATURE PACKAGING

New Santa Fe Sport Value Package offers Exceptional Appeal

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 2, 2017 – The award-winning Hyundai Santa Fe lineup continues to improve for the 2018 model year. Building upon major 2017 enhancements such as fresh exterior design and LED lighting signatures to additional infotainment, safety features and new Drive Mode selection, an all-new Value package on the Santa Fe Sport delivers popular features at an exceptional value. The 2018 Santa Fe Sport is arriving at dealers now and the 2018 Santa Fe models will be arriving early summer.

2018 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport HighlightsPackaging
  • New Santa Fe Sport model Value Package:
    • Heated dual power side mirrors with turn signal indicators
    • Power windows with front auto-up/down
    • Proximity key with push-button start
      • (includes Remote Start via Blue Link app)
  • Seven-inch display audio with Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™ & SiriusXM
  • Dual automatic temperature control with Clean Air ionizer
  • Hyundai Blue Link® Connected Car System
  • Power driver seat with lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • LED daytime running lights (DRL)
  • Front fog lights
  • Roof side rails
Interior
  • Premium wood finish trim now standard on leather-equipped Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sports
  • Blue Link-equipped Santa Fe Sports and Santa Fes now include all services standard for a full three years (see detailed standard services list in Blue Link section)
POWERTRAINSThe 2018 Santa Fe line-up continues to offer front- or all-wheel drive and seating options for five, six or seven passengers. The Santa Fe Sport is powered by an efficient 2.4-liter four-cylinder direct-injected engine with 185 horsepower or the more powerful, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower. 2018 Santa Fe (three-row) uses the 3.3-liter Lambda II V6 engine, with 290 horsepower. All Santa Fe engines utilize high-pressure direct injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT). A six-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models. Active Cornering Control and a windshield wiper de-icer is also standard on AWD Santa Fe models.

GENEROUS FEATURE CONTENTSanta Fe offers a comprehensive list of standard features, including a rearview camera, automatic on/off headlights, remote keyless entry with alarm, bodycolor power side mirrors with driver’s blind spot mirror, LED headlight accents, daytime running lights, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free smartphone system. Premium features such as HID Xenon headlights, panoramic sunroof, navigation and an updated 12-speaker Infinity Logic7® audio system which features QuantumLogic® Surround and Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology are available. Also available is Hyundai’s innovative power Hands-Free Smart Liftgate with Auto Open, which makes it even easier for owners to gain access to the cargo area whenever their hands are full. This system makes it easy for the driver to keep both feet comfortably on the ground by simply standing within a few feet of the rear bumper with the key fob in a purse or pocket for a few seconds.

BLUE LINK® STANDARD SERVICESFor 2018, Hyundai is making a variety of services standard on all Blue Link-equipped Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport models. Blue Link Connected Care, Remote and Guidance packages are now free for three years. Some of these Blue Link services are now also accessible via smartphone, smartwatch and virtual assistant devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home, such as Remote door lock, Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search by Google® and the Monthly Vehicle Health Report.

Hyundai is going above and beyond the competition by making all Blue Link safety and security features like Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Recovery standard to subscribers as well. These important features include immediate access to the Blue Link Emergency Response Center in the event of an accident, faster connection to emergency services and 24/7, 365 days/year access to emergency assistance via the dedicated SOS button. Blue Link can also assist the police in locating and recovering a stolen vehicle.

In addition to making the current features standard, Hyundai will tackle the inconvenience of outdated map software by offering free downloads to maintain up-to-date navigation programming on the system’s SD card via the MyHyundai website. These complimentary updates also will be available for three years as part of the Guidance Package.

Blue Link standard features include:Connected Care Package
    • Automatic Collision Notification
    • SOS Emergency Assistance
    • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
    • Monthly Vehicle Health Report
    • Automatic Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification
    • Service Link
    • Maintenance Reminder
    • Driving Information
    • On-Demand Diagnostics
Remote Package(Most features can be activated via Amazon Alexa skill, smartphone app or smartwatch)
    • Remote Start with Climate Control (Requires push-button start)
    • Remote Door Lock / Unlock
    • Remote Horn and Lights
    • Car Finder
    • Stolen Vehicle Recovery
    • Stolen Vehicle Slowdown
    • Stolen Vehicle Immobilization
    • Alarm Notification
    • Curfew Alert
    • Geo-Fence
    • Speed Alert
    • Valet Alert
Guidance Package (Requires Onboard Navigation)
    • Destination Search Powered by Google
    • Destination Send-to-Car by Google
    • Multimedia and Navigation Updates (provides complimentary map updates)
ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ SUPPORTBoth Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for seamless and intuitive operation of the most commonly-used smartphone functions, including navigation, streaming audio, voice-controlled search capabilities, making phone calls and sending messages along with more than 40 approved smartphone apps. Android Auto is compatible with Android phones running Android 5.0, Lollipop or higher. Apple CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 and later models running IOS 7 and above.

SAFETYStandard safety equipment on the 2018 Santa Fe lineup includes Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System, seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, four-wheel disc brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) with Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

2018 SANTA FE SPORT PRICING
MODEL
FWD/AWD
MSRP
SANTA FE SPORT 2.4
FWD
$24,950
SANTA FE SPORT 2.4
AWD
$26,500
SANTA FE SPORT 2.4 VALUE
FWD
$26,850
SANTA FE SPORT 2.4 VALUE
AWD
$28,400
SANTA FE SPORT 2.0T
FWD
$31,350
SANTA FE SPORT 2.0T
AWD
$32,900
SANTA FE SPORT 2.0T ULTIMATE
FWD
$35,650
SANTA FE SPORT 2.0T ULTIMATE
AWD
$37,200
*Destination charges $950
Santa Fe pricing will be released in early summer.


HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICAHyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through 835 dealerships nationwide. All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes a 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS MAY SALES AND BEST TUCSON MONTH OF ALL TIME

  • Retail Sales up 10 Percent Year-Over-Year
  • Fleet Mix Under 10 Percent in May
  • Ioniq up 39 Percent Compared with April
  • Genesis G80 and G90 Sales Up 25 Percent Compared with April
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 1, 2017 Hyundai Motor America today reported May sales of Hyundai and Genesis branded vehicles of 60,011 units, a decline of 15 percent compared with May 2016. Retail sales for the month were strong with the overall decline attributed to a temporary reduction in fleet deliveries compared with May of last year.



SALES BY BRAND
  May-17
May-16
2017 YTD
2016 YTD
Hyundai
58,259
71,006
283,547
306,549
Genesis
1,752
0
8,306
0
TOTAL
60,011
71,006
291,853
306,549

HYUNDAI BRAND HIGHLIGHTS
“In May, we continued our positive retail sales momentum on the core products in our lineup—Sonata, Elantra, Tucson and Santa Fe—which all saw increases compared to last year,” said Derrick Hatami, vice president of national sales, Hyundai Motor America.
  • All-time Tucson monthly sales mark, eclipsing the record from just last month
  • Tucson sales up 44 percent, totaling 10,600 sold
  • Positive consumer demand for Ioniq which sold 1,827 vehicles, up 39 percent over April as production and supply ramps up
  • Accent sales up 6 percent year-over-year with 5,773 sold

HYUNDAI MODELS

Vehicle
May-17
May-16
2017 YTD
2016 YTD
Accent
5,773
5,432
27,487
36,191
Azera
326
368
1,551
2,233
Elantra
16,407
22,168
86,955
73,892
Equus
1
123
17
904
Genesis
76
2,970
890
14,989
Santa Fe
9,844
14,732
47,426
39,099
Sonata
12,605
15,879
66,768
92,547
Tucson
10,600
7,369
41,707
35,471
Veloster
800
1,965
7,271
11,223
Ioniq
1,827
0
3,475
0

GENESIS BRAND HIGHLIGHTS“Genesis had a strong month in May, with sales of both G80 and G90 up 25 percent compared with last month,” said Erwin Raphael, general manager of Genesis in the U.S. market. “G80 Sport is entering dealerships now. We just launched it last week to an enthusiastic media response and we expect its enhanced performance and driving dynamics to resonate with luxury car buyers. Overall, G80 continues to perform strongly in one of the most competitive segments in the entire industry.”

GENESIS MODELS
Vehicle
May-17
May-16
2017 YTD
2016 YTD
G80
1,355
0
6,390
0
G90
397
0
1,916
0


HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICAHyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through 835 dealerships nationwide. All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes a 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

HYUNDAI SANTA FE RECOGNIZED FOR USED CAR VALUE AND DRIVER EXPERIENCE BY CARGURUS

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 24, 2017 The 2013 to 2016 model years of Hyundai’s Santa Fe have been named best used car for the Full-size Crossover/SUV in CarGurus’ first annual Best Used Car Awards. The award recognizes the best recent-year used models across seven categories and takes into account things like long-term value retention and driver satisfaction.



The Santa Fe was recognized by CarGurus as a jack of all trades, scoring well among experts reviewing the vehicle and topping competition including the Ford Expedition and Dodge Durango in expected value retention. Features including Apple CarPlay and a streamlined interface were also recognized, with CarGurus noting that the vehicle delivers comfort, technology and space for used car buyers.

“The value retention and driver-experience features of the Santa Fe really stood out to us as we considered it” said Amy Mueller, vice president of communications, CarGurus. “Our rankings are about providing used-car buyers with assurance that the vehicle they choose is worth the investment, and we definitely found that to be the case with the recent Santa Fe models.”

“Buyers looking for a used car are always going to consider the value of the vehicle first, but it’s the performance and experience of the vehicle that makes them truly see this value” said Brandon Ramirez, senior group manager, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The Santa Fe is a perfect example of how Hyundai takes this into account so that our customers don’t just see our cars as transportation, but a viable investment in today’s car market.”

CarGurus determines the award winners based late model cars originally available for sale in the United States. Vehicle generations which include the 2013 model year are considered in their entirety when evaluating nominees. Nominees are evaluated on criteria including CarGurus users’ reviews, professional test drive reviews, and projected 12-year depreciation. The model with the highest overall score was determined to be the winner for each category.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICAHyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through 835 dealerships nationwide. All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes a 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.

Friday, June 09, 2017

VELOSTER ONE OF THE ‘COOLEST CARS UNDER $18K’ ACCORDING TO KELLEY BLUE BOOK

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 23, 2017 – In another recognition of its delivering both value and fun for drivers in the compact category, Hyundai’s 2017 Veloster has been honored by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com with inclusion in its annual ‘10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000’ list. As one of Kelley Blue Book’s longest running lists, the recognition highlights dynamic vehicles that remain affordable to a wide array of consumers.



“When we look at these rankings, we factor in not only price but what we describe as a ‘cool factor’ represented by a vehicle being both fun to drive and fun to own,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. “The Veloster definitely fits the bill here, with a visual styling and ownership value that gives first-time owners and other budget-conscious buyers a fun experience without having to break the bank.”

Kelley Blue Book awarded the Veloster citing its “utterly unique” styling, particularly the three-door configuration, coupled with a long warranty and low price to offer consumers high value. With bold design features on both interior and exterior, an available 6-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission and a five-star NHTSA safety rating, the Veloster provides value and owner experience like nothing else in its class.

“Vehicles at this price point are often associated with less styling or performance, but the Veloster delivers a unique and youthful design with fun-to-drive characteristics,” said Brandon Ramirez, senior group manager, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Part of our commitment to provide ‘better’ for our customers means eliminating compromises, and this recognition is an indication that the Veloster provides exactly that.”

ABOUT KELLEY BLUE BOOK (www.kbb.com)Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website KBB.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In Values and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new and used cars this week. The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies, and governmental agencies. Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. is a Cox Automotive™ brand.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICAHyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through 835 dealerships nationwide. All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes a 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.