Automotive Science Group Grants Hyundai Kona Awards

A brand new nameplate in Hyundai’s lineup, the 2018 Hyundai Kona provides drivers with a sleek and affordable option for a modern crossover. It’s stylish, efficient, sporty, and was designed with young drivers in mind. Big names in the auto industry are starting to notice, too, now that the Hyundai Kona is beginning to win a few awards. Automotive Science Group’s titles for Best Economic Performance and Best 5 All-Around Performance have been added to the Hyundai Kona awards shelf.

The Hyundai Kona awards are racking upASG analyzes competitors for its awards using comprehensive data, which gives the organization insight to the social, economic, and environmental performance of each vehicle in the running. A total of 374 different crossovers were assessed using ASG’s signature Automotive Performance Index™ for 2018.

Colby Self, the managing director of ASG, went more into depth on their decision to give the awards to the 2018 Hyundai Kona, stating, “Hyundai’s new crossover platform breaks onto the scene with class-leading economic, environmental, and social performance.” He went on to highlight the Hyundai Kona’s incredible fuel economy, which is the best in its segment by 3 mpg.

The Hyundai Kona awards bestowed by the Automotive Science Group are well-deserved and hard-earned. The all-new crossover delivers a family-friendly, efficient, and spirited driving option for drivers trying to sort through the saturated crossover segment. Stop by Tipton Hyundai to test drive the 2018 Kona.

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Shown at New York International Auto Show

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric appeared at the New York International Auto Show at the beginning of April, and Hyundai revealed a wealth of new information about this upcoming EV. The Kona Electric will go on sale at the end of the year, and with incredible projected electric range and a splash debut of the Hyundai Kona, it’s already generating plenty of buzz.

Hyundai Kona Electric

The Kona, Hyundai’s addition to the subcompact crossover market, is new for the 2018 model year, so the electric version will be an especially big hit with drivers who want a small, ecofriendly option that’s perfect for driving in cities.

According to Hyundai, the Kona Electric will have a range of 250 miles. That would make it the first electric car to triumph over the Chevy Bolt; the Bolt previously held the title of longest-range EV after beating out Tesla when it debuted last year.

Hyundai was able to achieve this incredibly high electric range by building a larger, more energy-dense battery with closely packed cell modules and using liquid battery cooling to keep the cells at the right temperature. With a new motor and power electronics, the Kona Electric introduces unique technology to the world of electric vehicles.

To learn more about this exciting EV, visit Tipton Hyundai.

Hyundai Models Win Car and Driver Editors’ Choice Awards

Hyundai offers drivers a diverse, high-quality lineup of vehicles, and the brand has earned its fair share of accolades over the years. Recently, Hyundai added two more titles to its trophy cabinet — two Car and Driver Editors’ Choice awards.

Car and Driver Editors’ Choice

The winning vehicles are the Hyundai Ioniq and the Hyundai Accent, which took home the top spots in the Hybrid and Subcompact segments, respectively.

The Hyundai Accent was recognized by editors at Car and Driver for its distinctive design and style, as well as interior comfort, quality materials, and great fuel economy.

The Hyundai Ioniq stood out from other hybrids in its segment with three cutting-edge powertrains that deliver best-in-class efficiency. In addition to the standard hybrid model, the Hyundai Ioniq is available in electric and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

Mike O’Brien, the vice president of Hyundai Motor America’s Product, Corporate, and Digital Planning division, expressed gratitude for Hyundai’s honors, saying, “Car and Driver is one of the most trusted names in automotive journalism and we’re honored to have the Ioniq and Accent included in their Editors’ Choice Picks.”

The winners of the Car and Driver Editors’ Choice awards were determined through rigorous testing, track performance, and other in-depth criteria, proving that the Hyundai Accent and Ioniq are standouts in their classes.

Hyundai’s New Electric Crossover Might Come to U.S.

It’s no surprise that the crossover segment has been at the top of the auto industry for a few years now, with solo drivers and families alike flocking to the class for its seamless combination of capability, reliability, and style. And with more and more effort going into technological innovations, a new electric crossover was bound to make its way to the market eventually. Hyundai recently announced plans to bring the Kona Electric, an EV variant of the brand’s popular Kona nameplate, to Europe.

new electric crossover

Electric crossovers and SUVs are on the itinerary for several automakers, though most brands are projecting the release of said vehicles to fall somewhere between 2020 and 2025. But Hyundai is ahead of the curve – with the Hyundai Kona Electric hitting European roads soon, it’s only a matter of time until the EV model makes its way to U.S. shores, as well as around the rest of the globe.

Because the Hyundai Kona is already a compact crossover, many of its fans are already drivers looking for the spaciousness and versatility of an SUV combined with the fuel economy of the compact class. With a new electric crossover on the way, Hyundai is giving drivers the option of an even more fuel-efficient crossover.

For more information on the upcoming release of the Hyundai Kona, give us a call at Tipton Hyundai.

2018 Hyundai Elantra Technology Is At the Head of Its Class

Hyundai continues to push the envelope with its vehicles to beat out the competition. One of the brand’s strongest contenders is the new 2018 Elantra, which boasts a number of innovative technologies that truly set it apart.

2018 Hyundai Elantra technology

Here are some of our favorite 2018 Hyundai Elantra technology features:

  • Advanced safety technologies: The Elantra is offered with a number of active safety features, including Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, and Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist.
  • Heated seats: Get heated seats not just for the driver and front passenger, but for the rear seats as well.
  • Smartphone connectivity: Stay connected with your favorite apps on the go using Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto®. You can also use your smartphone or smart watch to remotely lock and unlock your Elantra or start/stop it—just use the Blue Link app, complimentary for three years.
  • Convenience technologies: The 2018 Elantra offers a number of convenient features, such as the Hands-Free Smart Trunk, easy access seating, Integrated Memory Driver Seat, and High Beam Assist.
  • Noise cancellation: The Elantra keeps things quiet with noise-cancelling technology including sound-deadening high-efficiency carpet, sound absorbing materials in the wheel wells, thicker glass, and more.

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra is available now at Tipton Hyundai.

How to Keep Your 2018 New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions
Making and keeping a New Year resolution isn’t easy. Here are a few ways to keep your 2018 New Year Resolutions from your friends at Tipton Hyundai.

Making a New Year resolution isn’t easy, and keeping it isn’t any easier. Fortunately, achieving your 2018 goal is possible if you take the right steps. Here are a few ways to keep your 2018 New Year Resolutions from your friends at Tipton Hyundai.

Start small

Launching a full scale assault on your resolution, whether you want to stop smoking or become more social, increases the odds of failure. Instead, create a concrete plan to achieve your New Year resolution. After all, you have all year. Start small and take each step slowly to push yourself across the finish line.

Talk to others

Whether your goal is to lose weight or kick a bad habit, one of the best ways to achieve your goal is to talk to others about it. Talk to family and friends about your resolution or join a support group, like a workout class. Doing so will encourage you to fully commit yourself to achieving your 2018 New Year resolution.

Ask for help

One thing many people don’t like to do is ask for help with their New Year resolution. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help now and then, and a major life change will likely require support from others. Feeling overwhelmed and stressed out by your 2018 New Year resolution will only increase the odds of failure. If you need help, ask a close friend or family member.

From all of us at Tipton Hyundai, we hope you have a productive and healthy start to the new year.

Tuesday Is Ladies Day at Tipton Hyundai

At Tipton Hyundai, we love to show our appreciation to our customers. That is why every Tuesday is Ladies Day at Tipton Hyundai.

Ladies Day Service Special

For just $29.95, our Hyundai Service Lane will give your car an oil and filter change, a multi-point inspection, a fluid top-off, and a thorough exterior wash. You can pick up your car knowing it’s been well-cared for, and you’ll feel like you’re stepping into a newer vehicle.

By getting regular oil changes, you can help prolong the life of your car. Your car’s oil helps keep everything cool and lubricated in the engine. It also helps clean out sludge and other particles from your engine. Clean oil can also maintain your car’s excellent fuel efficiency.

Your vehicle’s oil change needs depends on the model, so consult your owner’s manual for a more specific maintenance schedule. The industry standard for oil changes has long been every three months or 3,000 miles. However, your Hyundai may not need an oil change that often.

If your car is having problems, or if you’re just ready for your regular maintenance visit, schedule a Tuesday appointment at Tipton Hyundai to take advantage of our Ladies Day special.

Halloween Safety Tips

There’s nothing spookier than Beggar’s Night. If your kids are going out to trick or treat this year, use these Halloween safety tips from Tipton Hyundai to keep everyone safe and comfortable.

Halloween safety

Costume Hacks

Before the big night, check everyone’s costumes for length. If a costume hangs below the ankles, consider hemming it to avoid potential tripping. Also make sure your children’s costumes are accompanied by comfortable shoes – no parent wants to carry their kid from house to house for trick-or-treat.

Skip the Mask

Masks can be uncomfortable or even make it difficult for your child to breathe after a period of time. Opt for safe face paint instead, or cut a mask to make sure that it leaves plenty of room for the mouth and nose – just make sure the mask won’t impair their vision, either.

Stay Well Lit

If your kids have dark-colored costumes, consider having them wear a reflective vest or reflective materials of some type. You want to be sure that each pedestrian is visible to drivers. If your child doesn’t want to add a vest to their costume, have them carry a flashlight to keep them in sight.

Check the Candy

Don’t let your kids dive into their candy stash before you have a chance to check it. Look for any candy that seems to have been tampered with, has tears or punctures in the wrapper, or looks suspicious in any way.

At Tipton Hyundai, we hope you have a safe Halloween!

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2018 Hyundai Sonata

When was the last time you used the word ‘love’ to describe how you feel about your car? At Tipton Hyundai, we hear our customers say it all the time, and for good reason. Serving drivers from the Brownsville, Los FresnosHarlingenSan Benito, and South Padre Island, we offer a wide range of new Hyundai inventory and used inventory from Hyundai and other reputable car brands.

The new Hyundai lineup has options to suit any taste. Models like the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, Sonata and Veloster each offer unique features that truly set them apart from the bunch. Yet they all find common ground with their well-crafted and high-quality design.

Have we sparked your curiosity?

Satisfy it with a test drive of a new Hyundai model that piques your interest, here at Tipton Hyundai in Brownsville.

Of course, a new car might not be in the cards for everyone at this very moment. That’s why Tipton Hyundai also makes sure to carry a wide range of used cars to choose from as well. Thoroughly inspected for quality and integrity, you can be sure that each one meets our incredibly high standards for excellence. Why should you expect anything less?

2018 Sonata Snags IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

Over the years, as in-vehicle safety tech becomes more advanced and innovative, the IIHS has raised their standards, making it harder for automobiles to achieve the coveted Top Safety Pick+ rating.

Top Safety Pick

In order to obtain it, vehicles have to score top marks in every crash test category while having available crash avoidance technology and good quality headlights. For the 2018 model year, the Hyundai Sonata managed to pass the IIHS tests with flying colors and attain the Top Safety Pick+ title.

The IIHS has five different crashworthiness tests: small front overlap, moderate front overlap, side impact, roof strength, and head restraints. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata earned a top rating of “good” on every test.

The Sonata also was also equipped with the optional automatic emergency braking system and high-quality headlights. This is the second time the Hyundai Sonata has managed to grab the Top Safety Pick+ rating, following the 2016 model year.

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata’s Top Safety Pick+ safety rating makes it a great choice for a family sedan. If you’re interested, stop by Tipton Hyundai for an up close and personal look at the Hyundai Sonata and its new, top-of-the-line safety technology.