The New Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback

In the United States, we tend to favor our family sedans and small crossovers. Compact, five-door cars aren’t usually seen as a top-seller here. In Europe, however, hatchbacks are the more popular choice. Hyundai, however, has faith that the hatch will bounce back, and they have a not-so-secret tool to facilitate this: the all-new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback.

The new Elantra Hatchback recently made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show. It has a sophisticated, Euro-inspired appearance with sleek curves and a wider, longer, and lower body. At 55 cubic-feet of interior space, the 2018 Elantra GT Hatchback offers more room than its previous generations and any of its competitors.

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback - Nacogdoches, TXThe Elantra Hatchback will come in two different trims, the GT and the GT Sport. The GT will be equipped with a 2.0-liter engine good for 162 horsepower, while the GT Sport will have a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that boasts 201 horsepower. This peppy acceleration is a fun type of performance often associated with hatchbacks, and one that Hyundai hopes will draw more people towards the hatch.

In fact, Hyundai is anticipating the new hatchback to make up more than 15% of Elantra sales once it hits the market. We look forward to offering this new, modern hatchback at Rex Perry Hyundai and can’t wait to test drive it ourselves!

Best Places to Eat in Nacogdoches

Best Places To Eat - Nacogdoches, TXLooking for some good eats? Nacogdoches has plenty to offer, from classic Italian to all-day diner breakfast. Everyone in the area has his or her favorite place to eat in Nacogdoches, but here are some best-loved spots picked by us at Rex Perry Hyundai.

 

Clear Springs Restaurant

This restaurant features a well-balanced menu offering seafood like grilled tilapia or shrimp, plus American classics such as chicken fried steak, green beans, and peach cobbler. There are plenty of delicious items to choose from fit for lunch or dinner, and each delicious entrée is sure to have you coming back for seconds.

 

Auntie Pasta’s Italian Kitchen

If you’re craving a taste of Italy, grab dinner at Auntie Pasta’s where locals rave over the food and the relaxed atmosphere. Authentic made-from-scratch sauces accompany dishes like Chicken Marsala and Shrimp Carbonara. Handmade gourmet pizzas offer a more casual meal option that isn’t complete without a piece of Key Lime Pie to follow.

 

Dolli’s Diner

Sometimes the best meals are the fun ones. Dolli’s Diner offers a classic, 1950s inspired diner experience. Grab a burger and fries or treat yourself to “brinner”—that is, breakfast for dinner—by ordering fried chicken and eggs or one of many other breakfast items served all day at this retro diner.

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!

Fun Activities in Nacogdoches, Texas for the Whole Family

TexasHailed as the oldest town in Texas and the site of the state’s largest Azalea garden, Nacogdoches has a rich atmosphere and a heritage that spans centuries. With a multitude of historic sites to see, a beautiful countryside ripe with natural wonders, and the charm of an old southern town, activities in Nacogdoches provide plenty of things to do for everyone.

The Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau is the heart of the downtown area and a must-visit for newcomers. There’s a seven-minute film on the history of the area as well as several engaging exhibits. The staff will also point you in the direction of any recommended local sights and activities. The Sterne Hoya House Museum, Millard’s Crossing, Old University Building, and Old Time String Shop & General Mercantile are great places to start for the historically-inclined.

If nature is up your alley, the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden is the town’s claim to fame. The Lanana Creek Trail, SFA Mast Arboretum, and Piney Woods Native Plant Center are also good spots to visit to get your fill of the local flora. Also, on a bright and beautiful day, make a visit to the Carl Monk Sr. Overlook.

There are lots of activities in Nacogdoches, Texas for everyone. Whether you’d like to explore the roots of this friendly and charming town or spend time outdoors, Nacogdoches has plenty to see and 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.

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!

What to Do When You Get in a Wreck

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Learn what to do when you get in a wreck.

Getting in a car crash is one of the scariest things that can happen when you’re driving, so it’s important to stay calm and know what to do. Follow this guide on what to do when you get in a wreck and you’ll have a less stressful, safer experience.

First, prepare yourself before it happens by getting a vehicle safety kit to keep in your car and keeping your emergency information on-hand. Important documents include insurance cards and vehicle registration information.

At the scene of the accident, pull your car over somewhere safe. Call 911 in case you or other drivers are injured and to see if an officer needs to be present at the scene. Then, if you’re able, get out of your car and check on the other drivers.

Exchange information with any other drivers involve in the wreck so you can file an insurance claim later. You should take pictures of the accident scene for evidence when you file.

At Rex Perry Hyundai we want you to be as safe as possible in your vehicle. So, contact us for preventative service and repairs so you can be confident that your car is being taken care of.

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!