Hyundai Hope On Wheels (HHOW) is working with Hyundai dealerships around the country to award 18 hospitals grants for pediatric cancer research. The Hyundai Impact Grants, each of which total $50,000, is aimed at reducing childhood cancer. Money may be used for patient assistance, teen centers and play rooms, family support, educational initiative, and efforts to improve care.
Hyundai recognizes the devastating effects of childhood cancer, not only on those diagnosed with the disease, but also for parents, friends, and family. According to Yahoo Finance, HHOW will award $13 million in pediatric cancer grants in this year alone. Originally founded in 1998, the program has funded a total of $115 million in research to the Children’s Oncology Group and member institutions.
“Our mission at Hyundai Hope On Wheels is clear: end childhood cancer,” said Scott Stark, Chairman for HHOW. “By funding transformational research through our Impact Grants and celebrating the lives of the brave young cancer fighters at our handprint ceremonies, we move closer to our dream of a day without cancer.”
The Impact Grant is given during a handprint ceremony in July and August, which means many hospitals will be receiving Hyundai’s support this month. To commemorate these events, Hyundai is having the kids dip their hands in paint and press them against a white Hyundai Tucson. This not only serves as a reminder, but it also serves as a metaphor for the ongoing relationship between the automaker and cancer research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
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!