Things To Do In Lufkin This Weekend!

forestLooking for something to do in Lufkin? We’ve put together a list of our most favorite attractions and entertainment venues.

  • Explore the great outdoors. Lufkin is home to Angelina National Forest, which offers a 114,500-acre lake, two recreational areas, and hiking trails. Lufkin is also home to Ratliff Lake, which offers a large campground, a swim area, and an amphitheater that you can reserve for your next outdoor party.
  • Check out a local museum. Lufkin is the proud home of the Museum of East Texas which features a culture center. At the Museum, you can take in a lecture or workshop! Another local museum is the Texas Forestry Museum. This one offers a variety of exhibits including a Sawmill Doctor Exhibit.
  • Spend some time with the kids. Check out Dave’s Skate Park or play a round of Lunar Mini Golf.

As you can see, there are plenty of options for things to do right here in Lufkin! Leave a comment below with your favorite thing to do!

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!

The Importance of Getting an Oil Change

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Understand the importance of getting an oil change.

Are you a Honda owner? Do you need to get your oil changed? Bring your car over to Rex Perry Hyundai. We’re honoring oil change cards from any Honda dealership and have trained technicians who will know exactly how to take care of your car! Save a buck at Rex Perry, and don’t skip your oil change!

Getting your oil changed is one of the most important parts of routine maintenance you can perform on your car, and there’s no better place to get it done than at a car dealership. Engine oil is what keeps your car’s engine parts working smoothly together, so when it starts to get old and collect fragments and dust and dirt, it can’t do its job properly. Getting fresh, clean oil for your car every few thousand miles is the best way to keep your engine running and keep it from overheating.

It’s also important to see a dealer for your oil change because they’ll see under your car and be able to notice if anything is wrong. Don’t underestimate the importance of getting an oil change. Come to Rex Perry today!

New Luxury Hyundai Genesis Brand Announced, Expected by 2020

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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!

Pineywoods Purgatory Cycling Event

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Discover more about Pineywoods Purgatory Cycling Event!

The 24th Annual Pineywoods Purgatory cycling event is happening early next month on Saturday October 3 starting at the George H. Henderson, Jr. Expo Center in Lufkin. The event will take place from 8 am to 4 pm with cycling paths winding through the Texas Forest Country.

Ranging from 25 to 102 miles, there are four rides with varying distance and terrain for every kind of cyclist. Whether you want a serious challenge or a more leisurely ride, you’ll have a great time at Pineywoods Purgatory.

The Pineywoods Purgatory event includes excellent hospitality from the folks at Angelina Expo Center, so this is more than just a day of cycling, it’s also a fun event for families and friends.

The name Pineywoods Purgatory comes from the experience of being “between the heaven of the East Texas countryside and the ‘hell’ of having one more hill to climb,” and it was invented and named by cyclist Garland “Bubba” Parise in 1992. Parise wanted Lufkin to have a big cycling event comparable to others in big Texas cities. We hope you’ll join us at Rex Perry Hyundai in supporting this important part of Lufkin’s history!