2017 Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Ioniq Breaks Land Speed Record

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq

The Hyundai Ioniq, the first eco vehicle to be available in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric modes, broke the land speed record for a production-based hybrid last November at 157.825 miles per hour. The record-breaking run, which took place at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, was followed by a display of the Ioniq at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Hyundai outfitted the record-breaking Ioniq Hybrid with different intake and exhaust piping, as well as a nitrous injection system and removed the air conditioner to allow as much power as possible to increase its speed. That mark of 157 mph is actually an average of two runs, the highest of which reached 160.7 mph.

A horsepower figure wasn’t given, but the modifications to the Ioniq probably increased its standard horsepower of 139. The Ioniq Hybrid did keep its standard 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, though, which is mounted to a 6-speed dual clutch transmission plus an electric motor between them.

Inside, everything was removed from the Ioniq hybrid and replaced with a roll cage, racing seat, 6-point harness, and a fire-suppression system for both lighter weight, which let the car go faster, and safety at such high speeds.

The hybrid and all-electric models of the Ioniq are set to launch sometime this winter, with the PHEV version being released in the summer.




2017 Mazda CX-9

2017 Mazda CX-9 Reviews

2017 Mazda CX-9

The 2017 Mazda CX-9

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 has gotten rave reviews so far from drivers, whose love for the large crossover extends to its styling, performance, and refined interior, to name just a few.

The CX-9 is the largest crossover in its segment, but, according to a Forbes review, Mazda’s signature Kodo design language makes the expansive vehicle look neat and respectable. Taking design elements from the small CX-3 and mid-size CX-5, the CX-9’s fluid styling and incredible proportions make it one of the most attractive SUVs in the segment.

The interior is finely crafted from the best materials, with soft-touch plastics, comfortable seats, and a color touchscreen, which adds to the CX-9’s sophistication. Add this to the top-of-the-line infotainment technology found at each of the four trim levels, along with a host of i-Activsense safety features including Smart Brake Support and Radar Cruise Control and you have one of the most feature-complete SUVs in the segment.

The CX-9 challenges the V6-equipped SUVs by incorporating a turbocharged four-cylinder, which provides plenty of power at a lower fuel cost. Available AWD improves performance on wet roads, and even without it the steering, gear shifting, and chassis dynamics are all perfectly tuned and smooth.

The CX-9 is one of the most stylish and driving-focused SUVs on the market, so if you’re looking for a vehicle with precise handling that still has tons of room for passengers and cargo, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is perfect for you.




2017 Outlander Sport Review

2017 Outlander Sport

If you want to hop on the small SUV bandwagon but don’t want to break the bank, then the 2017 Outlander Sport may be perfect for you. The Outlander Sport is a compact SUV that is so affordable, versatile, and efficient. It’s no wonder that it’s Mitsubishi’s best-selling vehicle in the United States.

Overview

The 2017 Outlander Sport is available in four different trim levels. The lowest model has a standard 2.0-liter engine, while the other three trims boast a 2.4 liter, 168 horsepower engine. These powertrains can pair with standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive.

Storage

Despite being a compact SUV, the 2017 MItsubishi Outlander Sport offers 20 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and over double that thanks to the flexible 60/40 split folding seat. This year’s Outlander Sport features new cloth upholstery that you can also upgrade to leather.

Features

Each Outlander Sport has a standard Bluetooth as well as automatic climate control. Further technology upgrades can include a 6.1 inch touchscreen. The interior is complemented by an attractive exterior featuring a redesigned front grille. Modern, understated and affordable, the 2017 Outlander Sport is a perfect choice for a family vehicle.



Upcoming Memphis Holiday Events

Christmas lights - Memphis, TN

Which event are you most looking forward to this month?

Memphis is hustling and bustling as Christmas lingers right around the corner with New Year’s Eve to follow. But, it’s not too late to plan a few final seasonal outings with friends and family. Just make sure your gifts are wrapped and your Christmas decorations are up, and then head out to enjoy some Memphis holiday events this 2016.

For one thing, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy a lovely light display. Get a group together or take your visiting relatives to one of the area’s best. The Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park display is the largest in the Mid-South with over 1.5 million lights and runs until December 27th. Or, you can visit the Zoo Lights where you’ll also get to meet Santa, go ice skating, and meet live reindeer.

Speaking of Santa, there are several more chances to meet him these last few days leading up to Christmas. He’ll be at Enchanted Forest at Pink Palace, Carriage Crossing and Wolfchase Mall through Christmas Eve—then he’ll be off to make some important deliveries.

In the days following Christmas, make plans to go ice skating with friends and family. And don’t forget to schedule something fun for New Year’s Eve, like the American Queen New Year’s Celebration Steamboat Cruise, the Overton Square New Year’s Eve Party or just a simple, fun night of bowling. Happy Holidays!




Small 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Details Add Up to Big Changes

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Interior

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport looks to be one of the most stylish and clever compact cars on the road in a small, fuel-efficient package. Of course, the Hyundai Elantra Sport has always been a favorite among drivers, but this year, it’s getting some major upgrades.

Transmissions

The new Elantra Sport comes with two transmission options: a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual clutch automatic, both of which have been well received in the Elantra Sport prototype. Which will you choose?

Tires

The new Elantra Sport will come with standard Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 18-inch tires, which are designed for all-seasons with particularly aggressive rubber gripping. These tires increase the model’s handling and of course will make it easier to drive in poor weather conditions.

Interior

Lastly, the interior of the model has been slightly redesigned to fit a more modern theme, with subtle accents on the steering wheel, like a racing stripe, and much more. Overall, the sporty vibe is evident inside the new Elantra Sport.

For more 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport details – or to check out one of the many Hyundai models that we currently have available – contact us or visit us anytime, at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.




Everything You Need to Know About Mazda Certified Pre-Owned (CPO)

Mazda LogoAre you thinking about getting a used car but remain unsure about whether or not that is the right idea? Now, thanks to the Mazda Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program, this is a concern of the past. Mazda CPO models are essentially as good as new – for a fraction of the price.

The Mazda CPO program takes gently used, newer Mazda models, evaluates them rigorously through their 160-point inspection, and then entirely restores them to their former glory. In fact, you may find it difficult to determine the difference between a new and a CPO Mazda vehicle.

Plus, CPO Mazda vehicles come with a specific Mazda Extended Confidence plan, which covers almost everything that Mazda’s New-Vehicle Limited Warranty covers, long after the original 12-month/12,000-mile limited warranty expires. This way, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, you will be covered.

There are even more bonuses that come with Mazda CPO vehicles, such as a 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Package, an Autocheck Vehicle History Report, various transfer benefits, and even a free trial to SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Want to learn more about Mazda CPO or take one out on a test drive? Contact us or visit us anytime at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.




Memphis November Events: What’s Going on this Month?

community eventsMemphis November events are wide-ranging, including Thanksgiving celebrations and community activities. From the local Indie Film Fest to a comic convention, there is truly something for everyone. Hop in your car and explore the area.

According to I Love Memphis, one of the most popular events for people to attend is the upcoming Indie Memphis Film Festival from November 1st-7th. Featuring films from local and regional artists, this event is currently in its 19th year. The Indie Memphis organization is a two-time recipient of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences grant, and it was named one of the top “25 Coolest Film Festivals.” If you’re looking for a way to support local arts while also seeing the latest films, stop by this event.

From November 18th-20th you can also see the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention. Perfect for those who love fantasy, cosplay, comic books, and more, this event caters to a wide demographic. There will be gaming, late night entertainment, a concert, gothic ball, and more. You can also meet Chance Raspberry, lead animator for the Simpsons.

These are just two of the many upcoming events in Memphis. Get behind the wheel of your new car to see the latest events and activities in your area.




Genesis Luxury Brand: Raising the Standards

2017 Genesis G80

2017 Genesis G80

Hyundai models are known for their durable yet affordable designs. The Genesis, now known as the G80, in particular had been renowned for its high-class design and exclusive styling. The new Genesis luxury brand comes with a large offering of features so you can enjoy the model that you choose. If you want sophisticated styling and next-generation technology, the Genesis might be right for you.

According to Bloomberg, the latest Genesis models come with a refreshed look that sets them apart on the road. Rivaling more expensive models from elite German brands, Genesis’ lineup is putting other automakers to shame. Testing a Caspian black 2017 Genesis G90, Bloomberg correspondent Hannah Elliott said that “the new Genesis brand will be a separate beast entirely…Genesis has come strongly out of the gate with this flagship sedan.”

The G90 is one of the latest versions of the Genesis luxury models that is on the market, offering an array of premium features. These include, but are not limited to, alloy wheels, heated leather seating, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, Heads-Up Display (HUD), and more. Best of all, Genesis badging showcases this brand’s luxury.

Under the hood of the G90 is a powerful 365-horsepower engine that can do 0 to 60 in just 5.5 seconds. A smooth transmission provides a pleasant ride, while a tuned suspension ensures optimum handling. There’s nothing like the new G90, or the Genesis brand for that matter. For those who want luxury without pretension, check out the new Genesis luxury lineup.




Mitsubishi’s Newest Crossover Is Confirmed

Mitsubishi LogoThe crossover segment is booming, and every automaker seems to be developing new models designed to redefine the industry. Mitsubishi’s newest crossover is in the same boat with one small difference. The new crossover has already been confirmed and is currently undergoing testing in California.

Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, confirmed that the automaker plans to add a new five-seat crossover to its lineup. The new model will fit between the midsize Outlander SUV and the compact Outlander Sport crossover. With the addition of a new crossover comes changes to the existing lineup as well.

The compact Outlander Sport will shrink to better match competition like the Subaru Crosstrek and Jeep Renegade. That puts it in the perfect position to grow customer loyalty for the Mitsubishi brand as the subcompact crossover segment is seeing sales trending upward.

Production of Mitsubishi’s newest crossover is set to begin in fall 2017, an indication that the brand is continuing to shift away from the struggling sedan segment.

The new crossover will compete with the Kia Sportage and Ford Escape and boast styling similar to the eX Concept and XR-PHEV II shown at auto shows in 2015.

Here at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi, we’re pumped for the arrival of Mitsubishi’s newest crossover!




Labor Day Activities in Memphis

Zoo

Visit the Memphis Zoo!

It’s no secret that Memphis, Tennessee is home to dozens of popular attractions that draw visitors from around the world. Attractions range from a cultural history to a legend’s personal home. Here are several incredible Labor Day activities in Memphis.

  • Beale Street – There are few places that provide a greater look at history and culture than Beale Street. Boasting attractions like the headquarters of Civil War General Ulysses Grant to the birthplace of rock ‘n roll, Beale Street has made a name for itself around the country. There are over two dozen clubs and shops as well, so those with little interest in the city’s history can grab a souvenir instead!
  • Mud Island River ParkMud Island River Park stretches five blocks and is designed to give guests a look at life on the Mississippi. Enjoy the scenic view of the Mississippi River and downtown Memphis and take a ride on the Swiss-built monorail system. Most visitors spend at least four hours at the park so plan accordingly!
  • Memphis Zoo – The Memphis Zoo is home to thousands of animals and puts on special events and exhibits throughout the year. That alone makes it a great place to spend a day! Throw in animal shows and rides as well for a vacation the kids will never forget.