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.
ASG 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.