Upcoming Memphis Events in September and October

Don't miss these upcoming Memphis events this Fall season

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The autumn is upon us, which means there’s a lot to see and do in and around Memphis. To get your fill of fun this season, consider checking out these exciting local events.

 

Memphis Japan Fest

Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Gardens

Join the Memphis Botanic Gardens in celebrating Japanese heritage and culture through this family-friendly festival, which offers half-price admission to the grounds. Enjoy everything from educational lectures to sumo-suit wrestling.

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert

Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will bring the magic of Harry Potter to the stage through a live performance of the first film’s official soundtrack.

 

A Day of Merry Making

Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Overton Park

An annual family festival held by Overton Park Conservancy, A Day of Merry Making event will feature live entertainment from musical artists and dance troupes, as well as food trucks, a beer garden, a market for local arts and crafts vendors, and even a canine fashion show.

 

Pink Palace Crafts Fair

Oct. 12-14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Audubon Park

Celebrate your local craftsman and artists at the annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair, which is coming to Memphis for its 46th year. It’s also a fundraiser run by Friends of the Pink Palace, with all proceeds going to the museum.

 

RiverArts Fest

Oct. 27-28, Riverside Drive

Mighty Lights will be putting on a spectacular bridge light display during this year’s RiverArts Fest, which aims to show off over 180 artists who will be bringing their wares to the festival.

 

There’s much, much more to do in Memphis this autumn, and you’ll want a stylish ride to get you to and from it all. For that, stop into Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.




Fall Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

Keep your car in great shape with this Fall vehicle maintenance checklist

With October being Fall Car Care Month, you may want to start thinking about how you can ensure your vehicle’s longevity and keep it running in the here and now. There are a number of key maintenance steps you should take for your vehicle every autumn; these are just some of the key suggestions to consider.

 

Oil and fluids

Your vehicle’s motor oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, windshield wiper fluid, and coolant are all essential components to consistent operation. You should be checking these on the regular, and it’s even more important that you check your levels after a grueling summer. If you need a change or a top off, look no further than Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.

 

Heating

With the weather getting cooler, you’ll want to make sure that you have full use of your heating and defrosting functions. While you’re getting that checked, we’ll make sure that your air conditioner is still in good shape after putting it to the test during the dog days of summer.

 

Battery

Colder temps put a big strain on your battery, so it’s important to make sure you have enough energy to get through the season. We can test your battery levels and let you know if you are coming due for a replacement. If you aren’t sure, keep in mind that batteries tend to last between five and six years at the most.

 

There are many other steps you should consider for your fall maintenance checklist. To have those boxes all checked off, stop into the service department at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.




Hyundai Electric Scooter May Join the IONIQ Electric Car

A new Hyundai Electric Scooter could be coming soon to join the Ioniq Electric

At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Hyundai revealed a super cool IONIQ Scooter concept that could be folded up and stored in the front door of the Hyundai IONIQ Electric. Meant as a concept study in urban mobility, the electric scooter seemed like a logical accompaniment for the new Hyundai EV. And then … nothing really happened.

New Developments

Until now! CNET reported last month that Hyundai has filed a patent application for a “Folding Personal Mobility Vehicle.” The drawings contained within the application sure look a lot like the IONIQ Scooter, leading us to believe that maybe — just maybe — Hyundai will be offering this scooter to the people.

Easy Use & Charging

The IONIQ Scooter presented at CES 2017 is operable via a thumb switch on the handle and brakes by either scrolling down on the thumb switch or pressing a pad over the rear wheel with your foot. In addition to front and rear lights and an occupant sensor, the IONIQ Scooter is convenient in that it charges while stowed in the IONIQ Electric’s front door, ensuring that there’s always enough juice.

Will we be seeing this super cool scooter around Memphis soon? We certainly hope so. In the meantime, you can check out all that Hyundai has to offer at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi.




2018 Mazda6 Gets Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

The 2018 Mazda6 will include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

If you’ve recently purchased the new 2018 Mazda6 or have been eyeing one of your very own, take note. Mazda has announced that it will begin offering Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ functionality for certain Mazda6 models this September via an update that can be installed for free at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi.

Availability

The 2018 Mazda6 Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature will receive the upgrade at no additional cost, adding Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ in addition to an update for the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system and a new 2.1-amp USB port for faster charging. This service can be performed in two hours and is completely free of charge.

Trail Blazing

This will make the 2018 Mazda6 the first Mazda in the United States to offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, making it simpler for smartphone users to make hands-free calls, stream music, and access their favorite apps.

The 2018 Mazda6 takes the exceptional midsize sedan and makes it even better than ever with the added availability of the award-winning SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T engine and a significantly revised interior and interior. If you’ve been meaning to make an upgrade in your daily commute, there’s no better time than now and no better choice than the new Mazda6 — available at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi.




Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Car

Remember these summer maintenance tips for your car to ensure you stay rolling this season

The summer is upon us, and if you haven’t brought your ride into Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi for seasonal maintenance already, you’ll want to make time as soon as possible. Keeping your vehicle properly maintained in the summer can mean the difference between taking a successful road trip with the family and being stranded at the side of the road.

Check your A/C. Memphis gets awfully hot in the summertime, so it’s extremely important that your vehicle’s air conditioning is up to snuff. If you haven’t had your A/C inspected and serviced recently, make it a point to have that done before making it work overtime.

Be prepared. Sometimes, a breakdown is unavoidable. What can be avoided, however, is being caught out in the sun without the essentials. Put together a summer emergency kit, which should include all-season essentials like a spare cell phone battery/charger, flashlight, blankets, bottled water, and so on. For the summer, consider adding seasonal must-haves like bug spray and sunscreen to ensure your comfort and safety if you should be stuck on the roadside for a time.

There are a ton of different maintenance steps you can take before your big summer road trip, including recommended service for your tires, battery, and fluids. To have that work done quickly and correctly, stop into Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.




Hyundai CRADLE Investing in Battery Developer Ionic Materials

Hyundai is investing in battery developer Ionic Materials to further clean, affordable batteries

It’s more and more apparent that the future of the automotive industry is in electrified vehicle technology, and Hyundai is working to stay ahead of the curve and innovate more than its competition. That’s why Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai’s corporate venturing and open innovation business arm, is investing in battery developer Ionic Materials. The investment will help Hyundai innovate with respect to the advancement of solid-state battery innovation.

Clean & Efficient Solutions

“Ionic Materials’ breakthrough technology could significantly improve battery technology today,” said John Suh, vice president of Hyundai CRADLE. “We are always looking for ways to ensure our cars provide the highest level of clean and efficient solutions. Our investment in Ionic Materials will keep us at the forefront of battery development, allowing us to build better eco-friendly vehicles.”

Better Batteries

The benefits that solid-state batteries have over lithium ion include improvements in safety, performance, and cost-effectiveness. Solid state batteries promise better efficiency at a lower cost than today’s technology, and Hyundai’s investment puts it at the forefront of bringing the technology to the masses.

Hyundai Leads The Way

Ironically, Ionic Materials’ name is evocative of the Hyundai Ioniq, the new midsize sedan available with hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric powertrain options. This innovation, as well as the investment in Ionic Materials, makes Hyundai today’s leader on the road to a greener future.

To see more of Hyundai’s eco-friendly innovations for yourself, stop into Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.




Summer Service Tips

Use these summer service tips to make sure your car thrives this season

The summer season is coming in hot, and it pays to have a vehicle that can handle the increase in temperatures and vacation travels. A vehicle operating at peak performance will make hitting the open road much more enjoyable. These summer service tips will make sure your car can handle the hottest season of the year and get you where you need to go in comfort and style.

Cooling System

A car’s cooling system is a necessity in preventing the engine from overheating. As a general rule, the cooling system should be flushed and refilled every two years. A 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water is recommended for most climates. If you plan on taking care of this maintenance yourself, make sure to leave the radiator cap in place until the engine has cooled. Make sure to have the belts and hoses inspected by a certified technician.

Oil

The engine oil is responsible for cooling, lubricating, and protecting the vital parts of the engine. Fresh oil performs its duties much better than old oil. Consult your owner’s manual to determine how often the manufacturer recommends changing the oil.

Lights

You should inspect your car’s lights every few weeks, and the beginning of the summer season is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Perform a walk around of the vehicle and replace any burned out bulbs. Clean the lenses and inspect them for cracks while you’re at it!

These are just some of the many steps you can take to make sure that your vehicle is up for the task of summer driving. If you need help getting there, the service pros at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi have the expertise and know-how you need.




Hyundai Grandmaster Concept Hints at New SUV

The Hyundai Grandmaster Concept teases a new full-size SUV for Hyundai

Demand for large family SUVs is still going strong, and Hyundai’s HDC-2 Grandmaster concept posits that there’s no slowdown in sight. The new concept, which made its official debut at the Busan International Motor Show in South Korea in June, teases what the future could hold in terms of an eight-seat Hyundai SUV.

“Sensuous Sportiness”

The HDC-2 Grandmaster SUV concept utilizes Hyundai’s “Sensuous Sportiness” design language, following in the footsteps of the HDC-1 Le Fil Rouge concept that bowed in Geneva earlier this year. The name Grandmaster suggests a champion at chest, with Hyundai saying that its name is meant “to indicate that just as the sum of all chess pieces completes the game of chess, all forthcoming Hyundai vehicles will come to form a harmonious vehicle lineup demonstrating the Hyundai Look while each maintains distinctive character and role.”

And if “Sensuous Sportiness” becomes the unifying look of Hyundai’s lineup in the future, all the better. The HDC-2 Grandmaster is svelte and futuristic, perhaps most notable for its massive cascading grille.

Finding Its Place

Should the Grandmaster make its way into Hyundai’s lineup, it would slot nicely over the seven-passenger Santa Fe XL. There’s likely quite a bit of time between now and that hypothetical then—a production version of the Grandmaster probably wouldn’t head into production until around 2020 or so.

In the meantime, if you’re in the market for a family-friendly SUV, come check out the Santa Fe and Santa Fe XL at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.




Kelley Blue Book Names Mazda Best Performance Brand

The Mazda MX-5 Miata was one reason Kelley Blue Book named Mazda Best Performance Brand in 2018

Mazda is a brand known for affordable vehicles that come loaded with upscale features and innovative technologies and are incredibly fun to drive. Backing up this understanding are two awards bestowed upon Mazda by Kelley Blue Book in its 2018 Brand Image Awards: Best Performance Brand and Best Styling Brand.

Time To Buy A Trophy Case

This is the first time that Mazda has taken home the title of Best Performance Brand, with KBB saying that the Mazda3, Mazda6, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9 “are arguably the most fun-to-drive cars in their segments.” Naturally, the MX-5 Miata, perhaps the most recognizable and beloved roadster on the market, helped drive Mazda into the winner’s circle.

Back-to-Back

Mazda also earned its second straight Brand Image Award for Best Styling by virtue of offering what KBB says is arguably the most comprehensively handsome lineup in the industry. From sharp and stylish exteriors to luxurious and spacious interiors, Mazda’s lineup utilizes KODO—Soul of Motion design language to perfection to deliver an opulent aesthetic that belies Mazda’s affordable prices.

KBB’s Brand Image Awards are determined by consumer data pulled from Kelley Blue Book Strategic Insights’ Brand Watch, which analyzes vehicle and brand perception among new-car buyers. So, while KBB is the reputable name behind Mazda’s dual honors, it’s ultimately the opinion of drivers like you that lands Mazda at the top of the heap in terms of style and performance.

To experience for yourself why Mazda is considered in such high regard by critics and drivers alike, stop into Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi for a test drive.




New Mitsubishi Lancer Will Join Crossover Lineup

The newest version of the Mitsubishi Lancer might be more SUV than sedan

The Mitsubishi Lancer was one of the first four-door sport sedans to hit the market, and it remains a favorite among performance enthusiasts despite having been discontinued last year. While the performance sedan of yesterday is gone, the Lancer name will live on. The new Mitsubishi Lancer will follow in the tire tracks of the Eclipse Cross, repurposing a beloved namebadge and bolstering Mitsubishi’s crossover lineup.

Concepts

Even more exciting is the fact that we may have already seen what the all-new Mitsubishi Lancer crossover will look like. The e-Evolution concept, an electric crossover with a futuristic design, may very well be the template from which the new Mitsubishi Lancer crossover will spring. Mitsubishi Chief Designer Tsunehiro Kunimoto told AutoExpress that the e-Evolution would allow the Lancer to fit the global C-segment, which would slot it somewhere between a hatchback and a crossover.

“Maybe we can create a new type of hatchback vehicle. We’re thinking quite radically. Originality is as much a part of the Mitsubishi design philosophy now as consistency,” Kunimoto said.

Radical Changes

Mitsubishi previously announced it would be releasing six new vehicles and five redesigned models by 2020. The revival of the Lancer name would be a particularly exciting choice for that goal, particularly if it were to feature a hybrid powertrain and Super All-Wheel Control.

To get the latest on this and other exciting developments from Mitsubishi, watch this space. For the best of what’s current, stop into Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi and check out our showroom.