Hyundai Tucson Named One of 10 Best Family Cars

The new Tucson was recently named the one of the 10 Best Family Cars by Parents Magazine and Edmunds. Teaming together, Parents and Edmunds looked at a range of vehicles on the US market, paying special attention to convenience, safety, and entertainment. The Hyundai Tucson was judged to be one of the best models for families, beating out competition left and right.

2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Hyundai Tucson

According to Hyundai, the Tucson was specifically recognized for its spacious interior, with two-stage reclining seats and tons of legroom. In terms of ergonomics, you won’t be more comfortable than when you’re behind the wheel of the new Tucson. Plus, with its excellent visibility, great standard safety features, and a smooth ride, you won’t want to leave the driver’s seat.

“We understand parents look for vehicles that provide the top safety for their families and we took that seriously with the redesigned Tucson,” said Mike O’Brien, VP of corporate and product planning for Hyundai. “This recognition from Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com shows we are committed to providing better vehicles for our owners – through better safety, quality and design features that set us apart.”

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson also comes with added safety systems like Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors, and more. Also named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, it’s easy to see why the Tucson was chosen as one of the 10 Best Family Cars.

CarPlay Coming to more Hyundai Models

Are you a fan of Apple CarPlay? We’ve got some good news for you! CarPlay is coming to several 2015-2017 Hyundai models including the Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, Elantra GT, Tucson, Sonata, Veloster, and Genesis. Currently, you can get this software on your current 2015 and 2016 Sonata through MyHyundai.com. If you don’t want to download the software yourself, you can stop by your local Hyundai dealer and they will download it for you for a small installation fee.

If you’ve never used Apple CarPlay before, you’ll definitely want to check it out. It makes smartphone features readily available through your vehicle’s touch screen display. You can use voice recognition to access information which will reduce driver distraction.

2015 Hyundai Sonata Interior

Would you like to learn more about Apple CarPlay and the integration of it with your new Hyundai? Stop by Rex Perry Hyundai and one of our friendly team members will give you the full rundown of its features.

New 2017 Hyundai Tucson Details as the Model Remains Fastest-Selling

Hyundai continues to be one of the most consistently growing automotive brands, thanks to top-selling SUVs such as the Hyundai Tucson – which is the fastest-selling SUV in both the United States and Europe.

The Tucson recently had a triumphant return to the European market, and it has been making record-breaking sales ever since. The vehicle is even moving to the Indian market this summer, where it will surely be popular.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Details

Now 2017 Hyundai Tucson details have been revealed, and we know that it will come with a 2.0-liter CRDi diesel engine combined with a six-speed manual gearbox. It is said to produce 175 horsepower and 296 lb-ft of torque.

As we get closer to the reveal date, more information about the new model will surely surface, as well as more official images.

If you’d like to learn more about the new 2017 Hyundai Tucson, the current model, or if you’d like to see what other Hyundai models we have in store, contact us or visit us anytime at Perry Hyundai.

Hyundai Motors Wins Five Good Design Awards

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Glimpse at the Hyundai vehicles & see why they received Good Design Awards!

The Good Design Awards are an annual program in which the Chicago Atheneum: Museum of Architecture and Design, in addition to the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, recognize excellence in design in a variety of areas. For the 2015 ceremony, the panel of judges awarded Hyundai Motors with five Good Design Awards, marking the company’s consistent quality of design.

The four vehicles recognized by the awards include the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and electric vehicle, the Tucson SUV, all-new Elantra compact car, and the Santa Cruz concept debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The fifth award earned by Hyundai was in recognition of the company’s “Sculpture in Motion” art installation.

Byung-Seob Lee, Hyundai Motors’ senior vice president and head of the Hyundai Design Center, commented, “Being recognised as five-time winners in the Good Design Awards strengthens Hyundai Motor’s position as an automotive design leader.”

Thousands of international brands, manufacturers, and firms were evaluated by the awards program’s jury of architects, cultural leaders, designers, and experts across several different markets and industries. However, Hyundai Motors stood out from the competition by securing five Good Design Awards, attesting to the company’s skillful development and application of unique design philosophies.

Come see the skillfully designed vehicles for yourself at Rex Perry Hyundai.

Hyundai Virtual Guide is a Cool Owner’s Manual

Hyundai Virtual Guide
Discover the new Hyundai virtual guide!

The owner’s manual we tend to keep in our car’s glovebox is full of useful information; unfortunately, it also tends to be hundreds of pages thick, making it inconvenient to use when we actually want that information.

That’s why Hyundai is introducing the Hyundai Virtual Guide, an augmented reality app that helps you answer all the questions you have about your 2015 Hyundai Sonata through your smartphone or tablet.

It’s not a traditional app, though. One of the ways you can get the information you need is by pointing your phone or tablet’s camera at the engine bay, and the app will overlay the location of items like the dipstick, battery, and air cooler. You can press the boxes representing these items to get even more information on how to attend to them. You can also do this with the interior and the gauge cluster.

We assume Hyundai will roll out the technology for more models than just the 2015 Sonata in the future. We expect all customers at Rex Perry Hyundai will soon be able to enjoy this awesome new technology!

2016 Hyundai Tucson Named International Family Vehicle of the Year

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Discover the International Family Vehicle of the year – the 2016 Hyundai Tucson!

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson has been named the International Family Vehicle of the Year by Road & Travel Magazine as the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, making it one of the most highly-desired family CUVs in the world.

The awards were determined by a jury of 12 experienced automotive journalists and editors from major publications like Edmunds.com, Consumer Guide Automotive, and AutoWeek. Vehicles were assed based on the emotional connection they create with consumers and how they hold up against their competition.

“The 2016 Hyundai Tucson CUV won in its category because it not only met but exceeded ICOTY’s criteria with its personable and modern styling, safety features and ease of handling, and with how well it resonated with young families,” said Courtney Caldwell, founder, International Car of the Year Award.

At Rex Perry Hyundai, the 2016 Tucson’s athletic exterior design, fuel-efficient drivetrains, and spacious, well-appointed interior has made it the pearl of the lot among families. Schedule a test drive today to check it out!

New Luxury Hyundai Genesis Brand Announced, Expected by 2020

Luxury Hyundai Genesis
Imagine a luxury Hyundai Genesis brand that is expected in 2020.

It was announced last week that the Hyundai Genesis brand, a brand new global luxury division of Hyundai, is expected to produce six new cars by the year 2020.

Focused on performance, design, and technology, Genesis hopes to redefine luxury, offering vehicles that are “human-centered” and attentive to driver and passenger needs. Ease of customer experience is also an important part of the Genesis brand.

According to Hyundai, Genesis brand models will forego the overload of technology found in most competitive car brands and will instead focus on delivering a customized experience to drivers. Genesis will provide optimal options to its customers and offer swift customer service for a totally streamlined, customer-friendly service.

A distinct brand identity is currently being developed in order to set the brand apart, including a redesigned winged emblem for a high-end look. Genesis models will all be named with a G and a number such as 70 or 80 in reference to their segment.

Hyundai is excited for the release of the Genesis vehicles and the global impact they will have on the luxury market with their alternative dedication not to excessive technology but to a customized service experience.

Stay in the loop on what’s coming with us here at Rex Perry Hyundai!

Hyundai Launches New Campaign for 2015 NFL Kickoff

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Learn more about the 2015 NFL Kickoff!

As the new title sponsor for the NFL, Hyundai is harnessing the passion of football fans in a new marketing campaign that launched just in time for the 2015 NFL Kickoff.

The all-new 2016 Tucson SUV available at Rex Perry Hyundai is featured in the first ad, “D-Gate,” a 30-second spot with a fun take on hardcore Arizona Cardinal fans and their sometimes unusual efforts to support their team. With its hands-free Smart Liftgate with additional cargo space, the Tucson is the perfect vehicle for bringing all your football celebration gear along—even an actual gate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=nACHQselCx0

Hyundai also hosted the 96th season and drive toward Super Bowl 50, including festivities in New England and a concert in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Our NFL campaign is all about conveying our love for football,” said Jacquelyn Kim, director, customer communications and promotions, Hyundai Motor America. “We want to showcase what passionate fans do #BecauseFootball, and include the role our vehicles can play in that.”

 

700+ Horsepower Hyundai Tucson Prepped for SEMA Show in Las Vegas

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Read about the Hyundai Tucson at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas! (2014 Model pictured)

Following its annual tradition of coming to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas with a tuned Hyundai, Bisimoto has unveiled its latest creation: a 700+ horsepower 2016 Hyundai Tucson. It’s the crossover to end all crossovers—and the craziest part is that the ridiculous power figure comes from the same 2.4-liter four-cylinder you can find in the stock Tucson at Rex Perry Hyundai!

The engine did receive extensive modifications, of course. Bisimoto added a turbocharger as well as a special ECU, and strengthened all the internals to ensure the engine could take the added stress. The group also added a six-speed manual (you know, just to spice up the driving fun) and ensured that the crossover’s newfound performance was reflected in its looks.

The Bisimoto Tucson features a much larger front grille—to provide more air to the equally colossal intercooler—as well as 19-inch wheels with R-compound tires, four-corner air suspension, a four-point roll cage, and a racing seat. We’ll get even more details—like whether it is front or all-wheel drive—at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas!