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Hyundai Wins Two 2019 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards

The Hyundai Accent and Hyundai Kona have both won automotive best buy awards for 2019

When you head out to buy a new car, you want to know that you are making a great choice. You want a car that combines great features and value. One way to do this is by checking the 2019 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Awards. This year, two Hyundai models earned top marks in their respective segments.

Subcompact Awards

In the subcompact car segment, the Hyundai Accent took home the prize. The Hyundai Kona earned the Best in Class Subcompact crossover award, making it tops in one of the most fiercely competitive segments in the industry.

“The Best Buy recognition for Accent and Kona emphasizes our efforts in delivering outstanding value through eye-catching design, advanced technology and high quality vehicles,” said Scott Margason, Director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America.

These two models competed against over 150 other entries for theses coveted awards. Consumer Guide jurors look to find the best models in each class that have the finest balance of value and features.

Award-Winning Features

The Hyundai Accent boasts outstanding value thanks to its long list of standard features. This includes features like Bluetooth, a 7-inch Display Audio touch-screen system with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, app-based navigation, and voice-controlled search functions.

As for the Hyundai Kona, it comes with advanced safety features like a Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, and Lane Keeping Assist, making it a great choice if you desire the utmost in confidence. With a stylish and rugged look, it’s also quite the head-turner.

If you want to experience the Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Kona, or any other new Hyundai vehicle, stop into Gossett Mazda Hyundai 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.

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.

New-Look 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Coming This Summer

2019 Hyundai Santa FeThe best is getting even better. Last month, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe made its North American debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, giving drivers a taste of the next evolution of its best-selling SUV ahead of its arrival this summer.

There will be just a bit of adjustment necessary with the new Santa Fe lineup. The former Santa Fe Sport will now go by the Santa Fe moniker, while the former Santa Fe will now be known as the Santa Fe XL. There’s also a third version of the Santa Fe that will be available this year—the Santa Fe Diesel, which gets an occasional-use third-row seat with one-touch folding second row in addition to a burly 2.2-liter CRDi turbodiesel that cranks out 190 horsepower and 322 lb-ft of torque.

It might also take just a bit to get used to the look of the new Santa Fe family. Marked by the signature Hyundai Cascading Grille and Composite Light Design, the Santa Fe looks powerful, poised, and exceptionally refined. Truly, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe represents the next—and best—evolution of an SUV that has already satisfied more than 1.5 million drivers.

There is a lot to learn about the upcoming 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe before it hits the Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi showroom this summer. To get the low-down, stop in and speak with one of our experts and watch this space for more updates.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Named a Best New Car for Teens

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra, available now at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi, was recently named to the exclusive “Best New Car for Teens” list managed by U.S. News & World Report. What does it take to be considered a Best New Car for Teens? U.S. News examines a myriad of factors, including crash test scores, reliability ratings, available advanced driver assistance ratings, and the reviews of expert critics. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra passed the organization’s rigid standards with flying colors.

Best New Car for Teens

That’s because the all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra is one of the most affordable sedans in its segment, yet still offers the slew of advanced safety technologies that will keep teens—or drivers of any age—safe behind the wheel. Those technologies include Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist, Smart Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.

“At Hyundai, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with ‘better’ and the Elantra does just that with advanced safety technologies as well as Blue Link, which features technologies that allow parents to monitor their new drivers,” remarked Scott Margason, director at Hyundai Motor America. “We are happy to have secured a spot on this list by the reputable U.S. News & World Report by delivering the best combination of reliability, crash protection, and accident avoidance features.”

Interested in test driving the all-new Elantra? It’s available in six exciting trims, perfect for teen drivers and their parents, and it’s here at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.

New 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Features

The Hyundai Santa Fe has always been a well-loved car, but now it’s even better than before! With new features that will knock you off your feet, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is ready to take over the road.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

While the exterior of the Santa Fe won’t look any different, Hyundai promises that the Santa Fe will have a more luxurious feel than before thanks to premium materials and more luxurious technology. With leather seats in the Santa Fe Sport, you’ll also get sleek wood trim for ultimate style. It’s not just about looks, though. The Sport also comes with convenience features like heated mirrors and remote start.

Luxury features also improve your comfort, like lumbar support. Plus, LED lights look sleek and improve your visibility on the road.

With the Santa Fe, Hyundai Blue Link is back ready to go. With Blue Link, drivers can integrate their smartphones and even connect to smart watches and smart speakers. What’s best about Blue Link is that paired with remote start, you can program navigation even before you step into the car.

The 2018 Santa Fe Sport is ready for you while the Santa Fe will be premiering later this summer. Check out both at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi!

New Hyundai Kona Crossover

The crossover segment continues to see an upward sales trend with more and more sales year after year. Hyundai is looking to expand its market share, which means there’s a new vehicle on the horizon. The Hyundai Kona crossover boasts an eye-catching design that’s sure to attract drivers of all ages.

The all-new Hyundai Kona will feature the brand’s new Cascading Grille identity. New twin headlights create a more aggressive design while LED Daytime Running Lights and headlights create a sense of intimidation. The design will set the standard for the crossover segment as a whole.

The Kona will offer a higher drive height, a common reason drivers love crossovers, as well as agile handling and a smooth, comfortable ride. The name itself sticks with Hyundai’s traditional trend.

Kona, a Hawaiian city, is a notable travel destination for visitors. It fits well with other crossover and SUV names, like the Sante Fe and Tucson. The Hyundai Kona will reflect the lifestyle of the city and bring new life to an extremely competitive segment.

The new Hyundai Kona crossover is scheduled to be unveiled sometime this month.

We here at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi can’t wait for the new Hyundai Kona crossover to arrive!

2018 Sonata Preview

What’s better than a reliable, comfortable, well-made sedan? That would be an updated one, of course. On that note, one of our favorite mid-size sedans, the Hyundai Sonata, is getting some notable changes for the new 2018 Sonata model. The new model will show off new designs, updated features, and new standard technology, making it more desirable than ever before.

 2018 Sonata - Hyundai

You’ll notice the change in the 2018 Sonata from the beginning when it makes an entrance with its new, bold front end, headed by a larger grille. From there, subtle details enhance the Sonata’s silhouette, including updated taillamp graphics and a choice between new 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the roomy cabin of the 2018 Sonata gets updates to its steering wheel, its shift knob, and its HVAC controls. Also, new technology makes a ride in the 2018 Sonata feel even more modern than before, thanks to conveniences like available wireless charging and a rear-seat USB port. Additionally, smartphone compatibility will be the new standard in every 2018 Sonata with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto built into every model. Driver-assist technologies like lane departure warning will also become available in the new Sonata, rounding out the new technological offerings nicely.

We should know more about the 2018 Sonata soon, but this new model year promises to be a good one. We can’t wait to take the first test drive and offer the 2018 Sonata on our lot at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi.

Hyundai Virtually Reunited Military Families During Super Bowl

We all love seeing videos of military men and women coming home and surprising their loved ones. However, during the Super Bowl, Hyundai reversed the roles and surprised some overseas service men and women with a unique Super Bowl viewing experience.

For many Americans, the Super Bowl is something you watch with your family and is something that is truly American. In an ad, called “A Better Super Bowl,” that aired just after the Super Bowl ended, we saw how Hyundai reunited military families with some advanced technology.

At the U.S. Military Base in Zagan, Poland, Sgt. Richard Morrill, SPC Erik Guerrero, and Cpl. Trista Strauch had the unique opportunity to watch the Super Bowl in 360-degree immersive rooms that made them feel like they were actually at the game. Even better, their families were virtually with them as well.

Hyundai invited the three families to watch the game in their luxury box. After that, they placed stuffed bears that had some advanced 360-degree cameras and screens attached to it in a seat to represent each soldier.

Watch the ad below and we dare you not to cry.

Here at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi, we love seeing Hyundai work hard to support our troops.

Seven Consecutive Years of Hyundai Sales Growth

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT - Memphis, TN

Hyundai is soaring higher and higher every year.

There was a time when Korean automakers were regarded as cheap, off-brand knockoffs of higher quality Japanese cars, but no longer. Between seven consecutive years of ongoing success and the debut of the brand’s new luxury Genesis sub-brand, Hyundai sales growth is all the evidence you need to prove that more and more drivers are flocking to the Korean carmaker as their first choice, rather than a flashier or trendier alternative.

For 2016, Hyundai posted a grand total of 775,005 units sold, a record number for the company in United States market. Sales dropped slightly in December by 1.9%, but Hyundai remained confident, with Derrick Hatami, vice president of national sales in Hyundai Motor America, announcing that “consumer confidence surged in December, to the highest level in more than a decade,” allowing the company to capitalize on that and cross the finish line for a record year.

So is this drastic Hyundai sales growth streak going to continue? Representatives aren’t worried. Between the Tucson and Santa Fe nameplates setting personal records for December and growing sales for the Genesis sub-brand, Hyundai simply seems to be gaining steam, not losing it. Hyundai plans on gaining even more momentum over the course of 2017.