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Hyundai Ioniq Named a 2018 Green Car of the Year® Finalist by Green Car Journal
October 23, 2017 - The Hyundai Ioniq has been named a Green Car of the Year® finalist by the Green Car Journal. The Ioniq was recognized as a finalist among four other vehicles in this highly competitive eco-focused segment. The winner will be revealed in the Technology Pavilion at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday, November 30, at 8 a.m. Pacific Time along with other green transportation announcements.
Hyundai Motor Announces New Rear Occupant Alert Reducing Child Heat Hazards
October 3, 2017 - Hyundai Motor showcased a Rear Occupant Alert system in a video today. The system monitors the rear seats using an ultrasonic sensor that helps to detect the movements of children. The system first reminds drivers to check the rear seats when exiting the vehicle with a message on the center instrument cluster display. If the system detects movement in the rear seats after the driver leaves the vehicle it will honk the horn, flash the lights and send a Blue Link alert to the driver's smartphone via Hyundai's Blue Link connected car system. In addition to being forgotten in the car, tragedies have also occurred in cases where children accidentally lock themselves in a car. To prevent issues like these, the rear occupant alert technology will be adopted in future 2019 model year Hyundai vehicles.
Hyundai Motor America Adds "Charging Century" of More Than 100 Charging Locations to Headquarters in Southern California
September 21, 2017 - Today, Hyundai Motor America officially opened its "Charging Century" of more than 100 convenient, level-two charging locations to its employee work force. These innovative and efficient new chargers allow Hyundai's employees driving Ioniq Electric, Plug-in Hybrid and Sonata Plug-in Hybrid vehicles to conveniently recharge their vehicles at Hyundai Motor America's new gold LEED-certified modern building, minimizing local fossil-fuel-based emissions during their weekly commutes. Hyundai refers to its headquarters as "The Headquarters of Better" in keeping with the overall direction for the innovative automotive brand.
Hyundai Elantra Tops Segment in J.D. Power Tech-Experience Study
September 18, 2017 - The J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Tech Experience Index StudySM, named the 2017 Hyundai Elantra highest in overall owner experience with vehicle technology in the compact segment. The study measures owner experience for usage and interaction with driver-centric vehicle technology. The Elantra outperformed the competition in its segment, ranking highest in entertainment, connectivity and smartphone mirroring, as well as scoring high in collision protection and driving assistance.
Hyundai's Response to Hurricane Harvey and Irma
Hyundai Motor America donated $300,000 to the American Red Cross in the wake of the devastation in the states of Texas and Florida.
Hyundai Hope On Wheels donated $200,000 to five Texas-area children's hospitals. This donation was made to each hospital's pediatric oncology program to assist with patient needs resulting from the superstorm.
Hyundai marked its 3-millionth Elantra sold in the U.S. by honoring the achievement of one brave individual in Baytown, Texas, a city near Houston severely impacted by flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, with an all-new 2018 Elantra.
Hyundai launched a disaster relief program that provides a $750 discount on all 2017-2018 Hyundai models for customers who had a vehicle damaged in either hurricane. This incentive is effective in all states as some impacted people may have been in Houston or Florida on business or vacation. It can also be combined with other offers. Customer must provide a letter from their insurance company clearly identifying the vehicle make and model, amount of damage incurred and proof damage was a result of the hurricanes. Effective through January 2, 2018.
Participating Hyundai dealers in the impacted areas of Texas and Florida are offering customers complimentary multi-point vehicle inspections and Quaker State oil changes, including a Hyundai oil filter, to ensure vehicles potentially damaged by flooding are safe to drive. Program is active from September 25, 2017 to November 30, 2017 and applies to Hyundai vehicles purchased in the last five years.
Hyundai Capital America (captive finance for Hyundai) is offering payment relief solutions, including payment extensions, redirection of billing statements and arranging for phone or on-line payments free of charge.
Hyundai Tackles Another NFL Season by Driving the 2017 Kickoff
September 6, 2017 - The wait is almost over, the first kickoff of the 2017 NFL season is just two days away and Hyundai has suited up to give fans an even better experience. Entering its third season as an official sponsor of the National Football League (NFL) and the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Kickoff, Hyundai will tackle the first game with immersive fan interaction and creative content. The Kickoff activities will be the opening drive of Hyundai's season-long campaign to help NFL fans have a better experience with the game they love.
Hyundai Hope on Wheels to Award 40 Research Grants During Nationwide Tour in Honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September 1, 2017 - Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, a nonprofit organization supported by Hyundai Motor America and its more than 830 dealers, today launched its annual campaign in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Throughout the month of September, Hope On Wheels will award 40 research grants to children's hospitals across the country, adding $8.5 million in critical funds to the field of pediatric cancer research. Since joining the fight against pediatric cancer in 1998, Hyundai has funded over 840 research projects totaling more than $130 million.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Earns 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award
August 30, 2017 - In one of the industry's most demanding vehicle tests, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata earned the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's highest accolade for safety, receiving a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award when equipped with optional front crash prevention and dynamic bending headlights. The IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award helps consumers select vehicles that offer the highest level of crash protection.
Hyundai Elantra Named Best Car for Teens by U.S. News & World Report
August 23, 2017 - The 2017 Hyundai Elantra has earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report's "Best New Cars for Teens" list. In the crowded sedan market, the Elantra stands out for its advanced safety and driver assistance features, which keep teens safe.
Hyundai Motor's Next-Gen Fuel Cell SUV Promises Range and Style
August 17, 2017 - Hyundai Motor has offered an early glimpse of its next generation fuel cell vehicle, well ahead of the hydrogen-powered SUV's official launch early next year. At a special preview event held in Seoul, the near-production-ready version exhibited its impressive capabilities while revealing its futuristic design. The yet-to-be-named model embodies Hyundai Motor's commitment to a new era for advanced eco-friendly vehicle development.
Hyundai Sonata and Elantra GT Named Finalists in the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards
June 28, 2017 -Hyundai's 2018 Sonata and Elantra GT have been recognized as finalists in the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA) by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) for their striking and bold design. IDEA highlights outstanding and unique design in a wide range of categories such as transportation and sporting goods.
HYUNDAI IONIQ WINS 2017 GREEN GOOD DESIGN AWARD
June 19, 2017 - Driving the most fuel efficient vehicle in America doesn't mean you have to compromise on its appearance as the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq received the 2017 Green Good Design Award™ from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The Green Good Design Awards™ celebrate important examples of sustainable designs and provide awareness on what companies are designing and producing to make the most positive impact on the environment.
Kona: World Premiere of an Urban SUV for Active Lifestyles
June 13, 2017 - Hyundai Motor has unveiled the latest vehicle in its expanding line-up of stylish SUVs, the Kona compact SUV. With a strong, impactful design and uncompromised individuality, the Kona is designed to appeal to modern customers with active lifestyles.
HYUNDAI SONATA NAMED BEST SEDAN ON PARENTS MAGAZINE AND EDMUNDS LIST OF 10 BEST FAMILY CARS OF 2017
June 7, 2017 - Among a crowded field of vehicles seeking to cater to drivers' need to transport their loved ones, Hyundai's 2017 Sonata has been named the Best Sedan by Parents Magazine and Edmunds on their 10th annual list of 10 Best Family Cars.
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.
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.
THE ALL-NEW HYUNDAI KONA: SLEEK, SHARP AND PROGRESSIVE
April 28, 2017 - Hyundai Motor is unveiling further details of the All-New KONA ahead of its world premiere in the coming months. The All-New KONA continues Hyundai's new design identity while adding its progressive character to create a unique proposition in the sub-compact SUV segment.
VINCENTRIC RECOGNIZES THREE HYUNDAI MODELS IN BEST FLEET VALUE IN AMERICA AWARDS FOR THEIR LOW COST OF OPERATION
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 27, 2017 - Hyundai's 2017 Elantra SE, 2017 Sonata Hybrid and 2017 Tucson models have been recognized as having the best fleet value in their respective categories by Vincentric, a trusted name in measuring and analyzing overall cost of vehicle ownership and operation. The Elantra led the compact category in best fleet value for the third time, while the Tucson won its second award in the compact SUV/Crossover category. The 2017 Sonata Hybrid rounded out Hyundai's wins with its first honor in the hybrid segment.
KELLEY BLUE BOOK RECOGNIZES FOUR HYUNDAI MODELS AS TOP ECO-FRIENDLY CARS FOR EARTH DAY 2017
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 19, 2017 - Ahead of Earth Day 2017, Hyundai's 2017 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) models and 2017 Ioniq Hybrid and Electric models have been recognized by Kelley Blue Book as some of the top eco-friendly vehicles on the market. Both the Sonata and Ioniq were included in the Top 10 Best Hybrid Cars under $40,000, while the Sonata PHEV and Ioniq Electric were recognized as top five at the same price point in their respective categories.
2018 SONATA: DEFINING THE BENCHMARK FOR MID-SIZED SEDANS
NEW YORK, April 12, 2017 -The redesigned 2018 Sonata enters the market with a new look from the front, side and rear thanks to a "cascading grill," a more assertive profile and an entirely new rear; showcasing a clean and handsome approach with reimagined, slim taillights.
HYUNDAI SONATA AWARDED BEST ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE AND BEST ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN CLASS BY AUTOMOTIVE SCIENCE GROUP
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 22, 2017 -The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been recognized for class-leading performance and value by Automotive Science Group (ASG), earning their "Best All-Around Performance" honor, while the Sonata earned their "Best Economic Performance" honor in the full-size sedan category, besting 106 other models. Sonata is joined by four other models that were recognized for "Best 5 All-Around Performance" in their respective classes, including the Accent, Tucson, Santa Fe Sport and Sonata PHEV.
EXCLUSIVE MILITARY INCENTIVE PROGRAM RETURNS TO HYUNDAI
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017 - Hyundai Motor America is offering an exclusive incentive for the men and women serving in the U.S. Military. Any active or retired U.S. Military personnel and their current spouse will receive an additional $500 off eligible new 2016 and 2017 model year Hyundai vehicles for a limited time. This offer applies through January 2, 2018.
ACEEE NAMED THE HYUNDAI IONIQ ELECTRIC AMONG THE LIST OF GREENEST VEHICLES OF 2017
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 - The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric was named to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) list of "Greenest Vehicles of 2017." In the growing, competitive green vehicle segment, the Ioniq Electric's life-time environmental impact was analyzed by ACEEE, scoring among a select group of standouts.
HYUNDAI SONATA NAMED BEST CAR FOR THE MONEY BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 9, 2017 - The 2017 Hyundai Sonata has been awarded the U.S. News & World Report accolade for "Best Midsize Car for the Money," making this the second time in three years a Hyundai vehicle has won the award. The Sonata's nomination was shared by 18 other foreign and domestic midsize sedans in one of the industry's most competitive fields.
HYUNDAI SANTA FE AND SANTA FE SPORT EARN 2017 CONSUMER GUIDE AUTOMOTIVE BEST BUY AWARD
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 9, 2017 - The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are recipients for the 2017 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Award in their respective categories. Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport received the award for the midsize crossover/SUV class, competing with 16 other models. For 50 years, Consumer Guide Automotive has been one of the most respected, unbiased new- and used-car review companies in the U.S. The Best Buy Award trophy was presented by Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
ALL-NEW 2018 ELANTRA GT MAKES DEBUT AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2017 - Hyundai Motor America debuts the all-new 2018 Elantra GT at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. Lower, wider, and longer, the all-new Elantra GT adds a more aggressive stance and interior volume to its clean European style and driving dynamics. When the new hatchback arrives this summer, shoppers can choose between two models, the efficient, smooth running GT, or the more powerful and fun-to-drive GT Sport. Elantra GT is based on the new-generation i30 model designed for the European market.
HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT AND SONATA HAVE BEEN NAMED THE CAR BOOK'S BEST BETS
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 27, 2017 - The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Sonata were honored with The Car Book's BEST BETS distinction. The Car Book recognizes vehicles that adequately cater to the safety and performance needs of the American car buyer.
HYUNDAI ADDS VALUE EDITION TO THE VELOSTER LINE UP
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 25, 2017 - As one of Kelley Blue Book's "10 Coolest Cars under $18,000" in 2016, a new Value Edition comes to the hippest small car on the market for the 2017 model year. At just $21,350 the Veloster Value Edition with a standard 6-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission delivers $950 in value savings and includes several desirable features.
BESTRIDE.COM NAMES THE HYUNDAI SONATA AND SANTA FE SPORT BESTRIDES OF 2016
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 19, 2017 - The 2017 Hyundai Sonata and 2017 Santa Fe Sport were named to BestRide.com's list of BestRides in 2016. In two of the most competitive segments in the entire industry, the Sonata was a favorite in the midsize car category and the Santa Fe in the compact crossover/SUV. BestRide.com's four reviewers tested many cars and trucks on both U.S. coasts and these two Hyundai models were among a select group of standouts.
HYUNDAI MOTOR DEMONSTRATES 'MOBILITY VISION' WITH HYPER-CONNECTED CAR AND SMART HOUSE
Jan. 4, 2017 - At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, Hyundai Motor has revealed its 'Mobility Vision' concept that, in the future, will connect autonomous cars to living and working environments. Signaling the start of a new era, Hyundai Motor's Smart House technology blurs the line between mobility and living and working space, integrating the car into the daily lives of users.
HYUNDAI MOTOR LEADS PERSONAL MOBILITY REVOLUTION WITH ADVANCED WEARABLE ROBOTS
Jan. 4, 2017 - Hyundai Motor has revealed new wearable powered robots that will revolutionize the future of personal mobility. The latest innovations in advanced assistive medical, work and daily life exoskeletons are on show at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, demonstrating Hyundai Motor's ambition to provide customers with personal mobility solutions and freedom beyond the automobile.
HYUNDAI MOTOR'S IONIQ SCOOTER CONCEPT PROVIDES FIRST AND LAST MILE MOBILITY
Jan. 4, 2017 - Hyundai Motor has shown its portable-mobility concept - IONIQ Scooter - at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The lightweight, electrically-powered scooter is stored in the front door of the IONIQ Electric and allows customers to continue easily to their final destination.
HYUNDAI COLLABORATES WITH GOOGLE ASSISTANT IN FURTHER CONNECTING HOMES TO CARS
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 3, 2017 - In an integration highlighting the increasing connection between cars and the home, Hyundai is demonstrating compatibility with the company's Blue Link Agent for the Google Assistant. The integration, which Hyundai will be demonstrating at Pepcom's Digital Experience prior to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) on January 4, allows control of various functions of a Hyundai vehicle with simple voice commands. These commands include "Ok Google, Tell Blue Link to start my Santa Fe and set the temperature to 72 degrees", "Ok Google, Tell Blue Link to send the address of the Mandarin Oriental, in Las Vegas to my Sonata", and "Ok Google, ask Blue Link to lock my car".
HYUNDAI WINS TWO 2016 GOOD DESIGN™ AWARDS
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 23, 2016 - Hyundai today announced that the Ioniq and Vision G Concept earned 2016 GOOD DESIGN™ Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The GOOD DESIGN™ awards celebrate designs that are anything but ordinary, and this marks the second consecutive year that Ioniq has received this honor.
HYUNDAI ACCENT ADDS VALUE EDITION
SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich., Dec. 2, 2016 - A Value Edition comes to the already economically priced, feature-laden Accent for the 2017 model year. At just $16,450, the Value Edition costs but $705 more than the base Accent with 6-speed automatic transmission, yet includes several desirable features. Now the Accent crams even more content into its small-on-the-outside, commodious-on-the-inside, IQS-segment-winning shell.
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY INTRODUCES NEW AUTONOMOUS IONIQ CONCEPT AT AUTOMOBILITY LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2016 - Hyundai Motor Company announced the introduction of the Autonomous IONIQ concept during its press conference at Automobility LA (Los Angeles Auto Show). With a sleek design resembling the rest of the IONIQ lineup, the vehicle is one of the few self-driving cars in development to have a hidden LiDAR system in its front bumper instead of on the roof, enabling it to look like any other car on the road and not a high school science project.
HYUNDAI ADDS BLUE LINK SKILL FOR AMAZON ALEXA
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 15, 2016 - Hyundai becomes the first mainstream automaker to connect cars with homes using Amazon Echo and its new Blue Link® skill for Amazon Alexa. Starting today, Hyundai owners have the convenience of locking, unlocking and remote starting their vehicles from the comfort of their couch, kitchen or bedroom using voice commands. The new Blue Link skill for Amazon Alexa is available across Alexa-enabled devices and Hyundai vehicles equipped with the second generation of Blue Link.
HYUNDAI TUCSON DEBUTS NEW "NIGHT" MODEL AT 2016 SEMA SHOW
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 1, 2016 - Hyundai revealed its new, limited-production NIGHT model at the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas. This new offering for the popular Tucson CUV appeals to customers that value a distinctive new blackout monotone attitude that expresses their own individuality. "Our new NIGHT model attracts those who already appreciate the striking styling of the Tucson and want something just a little more to set them apart-the exclusive black RAYS® wheels with the panoramic roof combine for high appeal, inside and out," said Trevor Lai, manager, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. The Night model goes on sale in late 2016 and pricing will be announced with dealership availability.
HYUNDAI ELANTRA SPORT BRINGS EXCITEMENT TO THE DAILY DRIVE
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 1, 2016 - The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport is no mere appearance package, though its striking design upgrades are certainly eye-catching. This unique appearance and street presence makes Elantra Sport unmistakable among its peers.
HYUNDAI AND ARK PERFORMANCE COMBINE TALENTS TO DEVELOP ROAD RACER ELANTRA CONCEPT FOR 2016 SEMA SHOW
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. Oct. 18, 2016 - Hyundai Motor America and ARK Performance have partnered again for the SEMA show, creating the ARK Road Racer Elantra Concept. The ARK Elantra Concept takes the practical yet sporty lines of the Elantra sedan and infuses it with an alternate persona, with integrated flares, bulging forged racing wheels and custom new front and rear fascia designs for an aggressive yet fully-integrated appearance.
HYUNDAI AND GURNADE INC. LINK UP TO CREATE RACE-READY VELOSTER CONCEPT FOR 2016 SEMA SHOW
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. Oct. 12, 2016 - Hyundai Motor America and Gurnade Inc. combined talents to develop the race-ready Gurnade Veloster Concept for the 2016 SEMA show. The Gurnade Veloster Concept takes the fundamentally-aggressive stance of the Veloster and magnifies it further with integrated flares, front splitter, racing canards, three-piece lightweight forged wheels and a custom rear spoiler.
TUCSON AND GENESIS TOP RESPECTIVE SEGMENTS IN J.D. POWER TECH-EXPERIENCE STUDY
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 10, 2016 - The J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Tech Experience Index StudySM, named the Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Genesis highest in overall customer experience with vehicle technology in the small vehicle and midsize premium segments. The inaugural study measures owner experience, usage and interaction with driver-centric vehicle technology. Each model outperformed the competition in their respective segments, with Tucson ranking the highest in six evaluation categories - collision protection, comfort and convenience, driving assistance, entertainment and connectivity, and navigation. The Genesis outperformed 20 other vehicles to rank highest in its competitive segment.
HYUNDAI AZERA SMOOTHLY ROLLS ON TO 2017
SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich., Oct. 10, 2016 - The Azera enters the 2017 model year with an IQS segment win under its belt. J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study found the 2016 Azera the highest in initial quality of any in the large car segment. The craftsmanship and precision that brought top honors to the 2016 model carries on to 2017, along with a new color palette.
HYUNDAI TEAMS WITH ROCKSTAR PERFORMANCE GARAGE TO CREATE NITROUS-BASED ROCKSTAR SANTA FE CONCEPT OFF-ROADER FOR 2016 SEMA SHOW
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 5, 2016 - Hyundai Motor America and Rockstar Performance Garage have partnered to develop a nitrous-powered Santa Fe CUV capable of serious off-roading while conveying the iconic Rockstar design attitude. Rockstar is world-renowned for the boundless energy it brings to any product concept or event, and the Rockstar Santa Fe Concept follows that reputation, with a nitrous-powered, Hyundai-based 3.3L Lambda V6 engine driving all four wheels through any terrain via a raised Santa Fe off-roading setup.
HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT UPDATED WITH THE LATEST TECH AND NEW TRIM LEVEL
SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich, Sept. 22, 2016 - The 2017 model year Elantra GT comes with the latest infotainment technology and a new package that resets the already high standard made by this stylish five-door. Powered by a standard 2.0-liter Gasoline Direct Injection engine, the Elantra GT combines a cavernous interior with crisp handling and strong power for a fun-to-drive, yet everyday useful experience.
HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID OFFERS ENHANCED AUDIO, MULTIMEDIA FUNCTION AND CONNECTIVITY
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 12, 2016 - Sonata Hybrid receives a number of audio and multimedia enhancements for 2017, including a larger seven-inch high-resolution color touchscreen display audio, standard HD radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and next-generation Blue Link. Sonata Hybrid is built at Hyundai's Asan, South Korea assembly plant.
HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS AWARDS 34 PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH GRANTS DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER - NATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. - September 1, 2016 - In its 18th year of joining the fight against childhood cancer, Hyundai Motor America and its nonprofit organization, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® announced that it will award $7.5 million in new pediatric cancer research grants to 34 hospitals across the U.S. during September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Hope On Wheels' September campaign will honor the brave children and families fighting the disease. Since 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded over $115 million in funding to childhood cancer research. Each year, some 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer, making the disease the leading cause of death by disease for children in the U.S.
In its 18th year, HHOW will award an additional $7.5 million in Scholar Hope and Young Investigator Grants, surpassing $115 million in lifetime research funding to date Organization continues public awareness campaign: "Every Handprint Tells A Story" highlighting the unique stories, hopes, dreams and desires of the brave kids and families battling childhood cancer.
HYUNDAI EXPANDS OFFER OF FREE APPLE CARPLAY® AND ANDROID AUTO™ SOFTWARE UPDATES TO GROWING LINE OF VEHICLES
Fountain Valley, Calif., Aug. 8, 2016 - Hyundai is adding smartphone integrations to several more existing models today, via do-it-yourself installation and now has completed the rollout of smartphone integration across the 2017 model year lineup. The software update compatible with CarPlay and Android Auto is now available at no cost through MyHyundai.com (www.myhyundai.com). The software will also be available at Hyundai dealerships nationwide for an installation fee.
SONATA ADDS DYNAMIC BENDING LIGHT TO BEVY OF AVAILABLE SAFETY FEATURES
SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich., July 29, 2016 - The Hyundai Sonata continues to offer a strong lineup in 2017 with three efficient powertrain options, great technology, and newly available dynamic bending light.
TUCSON RECEIVES J.D. POWER 2016 APEAL AWARD
Fountain Valley, Calif., July 27, 2016 - J.D. Power designated the 2016 Hyundai Tucson as its most appealing small SUV in the 2016 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) StudySM. In its 21st year, the APEAL study examines owners' emotional attachment and level of excitement across 77 attributes, ranging from the power they feel when they step on the gas to the sense of comfort and luxury they feel when climbing into the driver's seat. Vehicles and their brands are measured on a 1,000-point scale.
HYUNDAI ELANTRA WINS 2016 INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD
Fountain Valley, Calif., July 1, 2016 - The 2017 Hyundai Elantra received the 2016 International Design Excellence (IDEA®) Bronze in the Automotive & Transportation 2016 Category. In the crowded compact car segment, the Elantra won for its outstanding and unique design.
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY NAMED A TOP GREEN COMPANY BY NEWSWEEK
Fountain Valley, Calif., June 14, 2016 - Hyundai Motor Company was honored in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, created in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor. Since 2009, the Newsweek Green Rankings have been one of the world's foremost corporate environmental rankings, which assess the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the United States and the 500 largest publicly-traded companies globally on overall environmental performance.
HYUNDAI TUCSON AND AZERA EARN AUTOPACIFIC VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS
Fountain Valley, Calif., June 13, 2016 - The 2016 Hyundai Tucson and Azera earned the top spots in the compact crossover SUV and large car categories, respectively, in AutoPacific's 20th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs).
HYUNDAI TUCSON NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST FAMILY CARS BY PARENTS MAGAZINE AND EDMUNDS.COM
Fountain Valley, Calif., June 7, 2016 - Together with Edmunds.com, Parents Magazine named the Hyundai Tucson as a 10 Best Family Car. Parents Magazine is one of the most trusted publications for parents and Edmunds.com is one of the most trusted sources for car shoppers. The two esteemed outlets joined forces and awarded the Tucson for its safety and kid-friendly features, roominess and more.
HYUNDAI VELOSTER IS ONE OF KBB.COM'S "10 COOLEST NEW CARS UNDER $18,000" FOR 2016
Fountain Valley, Calif., May 19, 2016 - The 2016 Hyundai Veloster was named one of the "10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000" by Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. The trusted car experts recognized the vehicle for its unique styling and fun driving dynamics.
HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK+
Fountain Valley, Calif., May 17, 2016 - The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport when equipped with optional front crash prevention, has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+ award today for achieving a high level of safety standards. The Santa Fe Sport received good ratings in the institute's moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints tests. Santa Fe Sport's optional Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection also earned a superior rating.
HYUNDAI TUCSON, EQUUS AND GENESIS HONORED IN INAUGRAUAL TRUECAR PRE-OWNED VALUE AWARDS
Fountain Valley, Calif., Apr. 28, 2016 - The 2014 Hyundai Tucson, Equus and Genesis were named winners in the inaugural TrueCar Pre-Owned Value Awards. This new award, which is powered by ALG, TrueCar's analytics division and the benchmark for future vehicle values, identifies used vehicles that represent excellent value for consumers based on future resale value. The 2014 Tucson, Equus and Genesis won in compact utility, premium executive and premium full-size categories, respectively, for holding their value better than competing vehicles.
THE CAR BOOK HONORS HYUNDAI GENESIS AND SONATA WITH BEST BET AWARDS
Fountain Valley, Calif., Apr. 27, 2016 - The Hyundai Genesis and Sonata were honored with The Car Book's 2016 "BEST BET" distinction. For 36 years, The Car Book has selected vehicles for this recognition based on their response to the performance and safety needs of the American car buyer.
HYUNDAI EARNS TWO BEST VALUE IN AMERICA AWARDS FROM VINCENTRIC
Fountain Valley, Calif., Apr. 5, 2016 - Two Hyundai vehicles, the 2016 Veloster and 2016 Elantra, have been named Best Value in America Award winners from Vincentric, the automotive research firm specializing in automotive cost of ownership. 2016 marks the fourth year in a row that Veloster has received this award, and the second year that the Elantra has been named to the list.
HYUNDAI ADDS APPLE CARPLAY SUPPORT TO 2016 SONATA
Fountain Valley, Calif., Mar. 31, 2016 - Hyundai is adding Apple CarPlay support to new 2016 Sonatas. CarPlay is the smarter, safer and easier way to use an iPhone® in the car and gives users the features they want such as Phone, Messages, Music, and Maps, while allowing them to stay focused on the road.
2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ MODEL LINEUP MAKES U.S. DEBUT AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
NEW YORK, March 23, 2016 - Hyundai Motor America today unveiled the Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and Electric models for the U.S. market at the New York International Auto Show. The Ioniq eco-focused vehicle is the first in the world to offer three distinct electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated vehicle platform. Hyundai's approach for the Ioniq line delivers an uncompromising design and driving experience coupled with the latest in safety and convenience technologies, making it an appealing choice for a wide range of buyers. The Hyundai Ioniq is an important milestone in Hyundai's global sustainability strategy.
2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA WINS BIGGEST BANG FOR THE BUCK AWARD
ATLANTA, GA., March 18, 2016 - The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra received the Biggest Bang for the Buck Award from the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA). Presented during GAAMA's annual Auto Show Awards during the 34th Annual Atlanta International Auto Show, the Elantra received praise for its standard safety features, class-leading technologies and its incredible value proposition.
HYUNDAI TUCSON WINS 2016 MOTORWEEK DRIVERS' CHOICE AWARD
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 16, 2016 - The 2016 Hyundai Tucson was awarded MotorWeek's Drivers' Choice Award for Best Small Utility at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. MotorWeek, television's longest-running automotive series, has presented the Drivers' Choice Awards annually since 1983.
HYUNDAI GENESIS AND SANTA FE WIN 2016 CONSUMER GUIDE® AUTOMOTIVE BEST BUY AWARDS
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 15, 2016 - The 2016 Hyundai Genesis and Santa Fe / Santa Fe Sport earned the "Best Buy" awards from Consumer Guide® Automotive in their respective segments. The Genesis was recognized in the large car segment, and the Santa Fe / Santa Fe Sport won in the midsize crossover/SUV category. Consumer Guide Automotive has been the leading publisher of authoritative, unbiased new- and used-car reviews for 50 years. The "Best Buy" awards were presented at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.
HYUNDAI TUCSON NAMED BEST COMPACT SUV FOR THE MONEY
CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2016 - The 2016 Hyundai Tucson was recognized as the Best Compact SUV for the Money by U.S. News & World Report. In the crowded SUV segment, the Tucson took top honors for its outstanding value and critical acclaim.
HYUNDAI SONATA NAMED A KELLEY BLUE BOOK BEST FAMILY CAR
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 4, 2016 - The 2016 Hyundai Sonata was named a Kelley Blue Book Best Family Car, receiving high marks for safety, comfort, convenience, spaciousness for both passengers and cargo, and fit of various rear-facing and forward-facing child safety car seats. The Sonata was also recognized for its value and class-leading warranty combined with solid resale value and refinement.
2016 HYUNDAI SONATA EARNS IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ AWARD
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 14, 2016 - In one of the industry's most demanding vehicle tests, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata earned the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's highest accolade for safety, receiving a 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. The IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award helps consumers select vehicles that offer the highest level of crash protection.
GENESIS BRAND LAUNCHES ITS G90 LUXURY FLAGSHIP
DETROIT, Jan. 11, 2016 - Hyundai Motor Company today unveiled its G90 premium luxury sedan for the Genesis brand in the U.S. market, the new flagship of the brand's model line-up. The 2017 G90 will compete at the top of the premium luxury car segment with world-class technological innovations and the highest levels of refinement, convenience and dynamic performance.
HYUNDAI GENESIS AND TUCSON EARN IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ AWARDS
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 10, 2015 - With added strenuous criteria in one of the industry's already rigorous testing of vehicle safety, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis and 2016 Tucson earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards. The IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award helps consumers pick vehicles that offer the highest level of crash protection.
HYUNDAI TUCSON NAMED FINALIST FOR 2016 GREEN SUV OF THE YEAR™
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 3, 2015 - Green Car Journal has named Hyundai's all-new 2016 Tucson a finalist for the 2016 Green SUV of the Year™ award. Each year, five finalists are considered for the award, an honor that recognizes the most fuel-efficient SUV/crossover vehicles and the environmental leadership they bring to the auto industry. The 2016 Green SUV of the Year™ winner will be announced at next year's Washington Auto Show on January 21, 2016.
HYUNDAI TUCSON HONORED AS MOST LOVED CUV
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 23, 2015 - The Hyundai Tucson is the Most Loved CUV, according to Strategic Vision's 2015 Customer Love Index. Strategic Vision, a San Diego research-based consultancy, published the brand-new index this year based on its quantitative, annual, syndicated National Vehicle Experience study, which examines factors that drive owner satisfaction with and loyalty to nearly all major automakers.
ALL-NEW 2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA MAKES ITS DEBUT AT THE LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW
LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2015 - Hyundai today reveals its all-new 2017 Elantra at the Los Angeles Auto Show. As one of Hyundai's all time best-selling models, the new Elantra enters its sixth-generation building on the momentum and success of its proven award-winning formula and strong value proposition by offering a bold aerodynamic design with sophisticated styling, all-new efficient powertrains for enhanced fuel economy, better ride quality and noise insulation, and comprehensive safety with class-above features.
2016 HYUNDAI SONATA PLUG-IN HYBRID DELIVERS CLASS-LEADING 27-MILE ALL-ELECTRIC RANGE
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. November 13, 2015 - This week the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) arrives in select dealerships with a competitively priced and compelling product that boasts a class-leading 27-mile All-Electric Range (AER). The 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid offers the efficiency of an alternative powertrain with a unique aerodynamic exterior design, best-in-class total interior volume, premium features and advanced safety technology all at an excellent value.
HYUNDAI TUCSON WINS RUEDAS ESPN "BEST COMPACT CROSSOVER" AWARD
MIAMI, Nov. 6, 2015 - Hyundai's all-new 2016 Tucson was named today Best Compact Crossover by Ruedas ESPN. Presented at the 45th annual Miami International Auto Show, this year's award marks the fifth time in a row Hyundai has been recognized by the leading Spanish-language automotive radio show in the U.S.
HYUNDAI LAUNCHES NEW GLOBAL LUXURY BRAND, 'GENESIS'
November 4, 2015 - Hyundai Motor has announced an all-new global luxury brand - Genesis - that will deliver 'human-centered' luxury through a range of new models that feature the highest standards of performance, design and innovation. Created for a new generation of discerning consumers, Genesis will be a stand-alone brand that operates alongside the company's popular Hyundai marque. Capitalizing on its success in the fast-growing global car market, Hyundai Motor will launch six new Genesis models by 2020 and will compete with the world's most renowned luxury car brands.
TUCSON AND VELOSTER EARN 2015 MOTORIST CHOICE AWARDS
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 21, 2015 - The Hyundai Tucson and Veloster received 2015 Motorist Choice Awards from esteemed automotive industry research firms AutoPacific and IntelliChoice. The Tucson and Veloster were recognized as best in their class among 66,000 new vehicle buyers for delivering the compelling and sought-after combination of high consumer satisfaction and lower-than-expected ownership costs over time.
HYUNDAI SONATA NAMED 2016 GREEN CAR OF THE YEAR® FINALIST
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 16, 2015 - Green Car Journal named the Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan, including the Sonata Eco, Sonata Hybrid and Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, a finalist for the 2016 Green Car of the Year award. Each year, five finalists are considered for the Green Car of the Year award, an honor that recognizes fuel-efficient vehicles and the environmental leadership they bring to the auto industry. The 2016 Green Car of the Year will be announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show during the show's second press day on Nov. 19.
2016 HYUNDAI SANTA FE NAMED "FULL-SIZE CUV OF TEXAS"
SAN ANTONIO, Texas., Oct. 14, 2015 - The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe was named the Full-size Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) during its 23rd Annual Texas Truck Rodeo at the Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch near San Antonio.
2016 Tucson turns into a true off-roader
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 12, 2015 - Rockstar Performance Garage (RPG), the off-road specialists, have revealed details on its 2016 Tucson SEMA build. This is the first year that Hyundai has teamed up with the off-road gurus at RPG, injecting off-road lifeblood into Hyundai's popular CUV. The car will be revealed at Hyundai's SEMA press conference on November 3 at 11:30 a.m. PT, in Las Vegas.
Hyundai Celebrates National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 8, 2015 - Automotive manufacturers, environmental groups and government organizations are joining forces today, the first National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, to raise awareness for zero-emissions fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies. Hyundai, the first to offer a mass-produced fuel cell vehicle in the U.S. market, has made its Tucson CUV available in Southern California since June 2014. This early leadership in the zero-emissions hydrogen-powered segment has already reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved air quality in the region.
Tucson & Sonata earn IIHS top safety pick
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 24, 2015 - In one of the industry's most rigorous tests of vehicle safety, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson and 2016 Sonata both earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. This is the first time Tucson, which received a significant redesign for the 2016 model year, has received the highest honor from IIHS.
Hyundai Santa Cruz - 2015 Concept Truck of the Year
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 27, 2015 - It kicked off 2015 with a buzz-generating surprise debut at the North American International Auto Show in January, and now the popular Hyundai Santa Cruz has earned the prestigious title of Concept Truck of the Year at the 14th annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year (NACVOTY) Awards at the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's in Plymouth, MI.
Hyundai Announces Official NFL Sponsorship
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 29, 2015 - Hyundai Motor loves sports and has a long history of celebrating fan passion across the globe. In its latest sports marketing venture, Hyundai is now an official automotive sponsor of the National Football League. The NFL has the largest and most avid fan base among U.S. sports, and Hyundai will soon connect this passion with the enthusiasm Hyundai owners have for their vehicles.
As part of the new sponsorship, Hyundai will have use of NFL trademarks across various marketing channels, including branded content, advertising and promotional materials. The NFL has become a year-round sport and Hyundai will have access to some of the biggest events on the calendar, such as the Super Bowl, NFL Combine, NFL Draft, NFL Kickoff and NFL Playoffs. Hyundai will also provide promotional vehicles at the Super Bowl and other events throughout the year.
Sonata named Cars.com most affordable
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 4, 2015 - The 2015 Hyundai Sonata ranked No. 1 as Cars.com's Most Affordable Midsize Sedan. The model earned this prestigious honor for its affordable purchase price, projected low fuel costs and residual value. In addition to this award, the Sonata recently also won the Cars.com, USA TODAY, MotorWeek Midsize Sedan Challenge.
Hyundai is the First Automaker to Launch Android Auto
Fountain Valley, Calif., May 26, 2015 - Today, Hyundai becomes the first car company to launch Android Auto™ on production vehicles. Android Auto is premiering on the 2015 Sonata with Navigation at dealerships nationwide, and will later become available on other Hyundai models.
Hyundai Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Sonata
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 5, 2015 - Hyundai is celebrating the 30th anniversary for the iconic Sonata mid-size sedan. The Sonata made its debut in 1985 in Korea, playing a pivotal role in Hyundai's growth and reputation. With more than 7.3 million Sonata models sold since its introduction, Sonata has become a family sedan loved by customers all around the world.
Tucson Fuel Cell Receives Silver Edison Award
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA Apr. 29, 2015 - The Tucson Fuel Cell, Hyundai's hydrogen powered, zero-emissions vehicle, earned a Silver Edison Award in Energy and Sustainability at the Edison Awards Gala on Thursday, April 23. The annual award - named after Thomas Alva Edison - honors the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services. Hyundai's Tucson Fuel Cell is the first mass-produced hydrogen powered electric vehicle currently available for consumer lease in the U.S.
Genesis named one of Autotrader's Top 10 Cars for Golf Lovers
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA Apr. 14, 2015 - Hyundai's 2015 Genesis continues to prove its luxury merit, making Autotrader's list of Top 10 Best New and CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) Cars for Golf Lovers. The vehicle was praised for its striking design, advanced technologies, and range of powerful engines.
Santa Fe Sport Honored as a Best SUV Under $25,000 by KBB.com
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA Mar. 31, 2015 - For the third year in a row, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport was named a 10 Best SUV Under $25,000 by Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. The Santa Fe Sport was recognized for its Blue Link capabilities, stylish exterior design, panoramic sunroof, heated seats and Hyundai's renowned warranty guarantee. The automotive experts of KBB.com evaluated the vehicles in this segment to determine the 10 Best.
Hyundai Veloster Wins Vincentric Best Value in America Third Year in a Row
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA Mar. 25, 2015 - For the third year in a row, Hyundai's award-winning Veloster is named a Best Value in America winner from Vincentric, the automotive research firm specializing in automotive cost of ownership. The 2015 Veloster edged out competitors like the Honda Fit and Volkswagen Golf and to take the top spot in the subcompact segment.
Hyundai Blue Link Smartwatch App Available
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA Mar. 4, 2015 - Today Hyundai owners no longer need to fish out a phone from a pocket or purse to remote start, lock or unlock their car using Blue Link™. They also won't need to look down at a phone to find their car in a crowded parking lot if they can't remember where they parked after a sold out sporting event or a business trip. This is because Hyundai has launched its Blue Link smartwatch companion app to help owners with these tasks. The latest Blue Link app update on Google Play now includes the smartwatch companion app for Android Wear. The Blue Link smartwatch app will be available for the Apple Watch shortly after its release.
Hyundai Sonata named a KBB.COM Best Family Car of 2015
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA Feb. 25, 2015 - The 2015 Hyundai Sonata was named a Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com Best Family Car of 2015. The Sonata was recognized for providing families with safety, comfort, compatibility with car seats, cargo space, rear-seat entertainment and extra features. The vehicles were evaluated by families and the automotive experts of KBB.com.
San Tan Hyundai's Monumental Savings Sale
PHOENIX, AZ, Feb. 25, 2015 - The Monumental Savings Sale starts today and runs through March 2, 2015. Some of the featured offers are:
Save up to $4,000 on 2015 Hyundai Sonata & Sonata Hybrid
Save up to $2,750 on 2015 Hyundai Elantra
0% Financing for 60 Months on 2015 Elantra, Sonata, or Sonata Hybrid
Lease a 2015 Santa Fe Sport for only $249/mo
Lease a 2015 Hyundai Genesis for $349/mo
Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe Named Best Cars for the Money
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015 - The 2015 Hyundai Sonata was named the Best Midsize Car for the Money and the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe was named the Best 3-Row SUV for the Money in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
The Best Cars for the Money methodology combines quality and value data into a composite score. Within each of the 21 categories, the vehicle with the highest score is named the Best Car for the Money in that category. Quality is measured by the overall score achieved in the U.S. News car rankings at the time the awards are published. Value is measured by five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle at the time the awards are published.
Santa Fe was named a winner for Three Consecutive Years!