2020 Hyundai Palisade Shows Off Its Versatility

Hyundai has finally introduced its newest family member to the world. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade marketing campaign has kicked off nationwide last month, highlighting how defining family involves more than just DNA relations.

Throughout this campaign, the brand shows how different your family members can be, from someone you run with, to someone you enjoy the beach with, to someone who steals the fries off your plate. No matter who your family is, the Palisade has the versatility for all of them.

Along with commenting on the idea of “family,” these four ads also highlight the various features of the Palisade, ranging from its HTRAC all-wheel-drive system that allows you to head off-road on an adventure to its class-exclusive Blind View Monitor that keeps you aware of your surroundings. It even features the three-row SUV’s power-folding seats that fold at the push of a button.

“As the newest and flagship member of our family of high-quality vehicles, the Palisade brings the right amount of size and sophistication for all families,” said Dean Evans, CMO of Hyundai Motor America. “The Palisade’s advanced technology, entertainment, preventative safety features, and seating for up to eight passengers provide families with a better experience while on the road.”

Regardless of who your family is, the Palisade has the space, style, and capability to make sure you can take them with you wherever you choose to go. Start your journey with a test drive of the new Palisade at Tipton Hyundai.

The Enhanced Safety Features of the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

The all-new 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe retains its bold style and advanced technology for the new model year. However, the SUV has also received some major improvements, including repackaged equipment and enhanced safety features.

The 2020 Santa Fe has two powertrain options, each paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The more powerful of the two is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which achieves 235 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Keeping you connected on the road, the Santa Fe offers the available AVN 5.0 navigation system, which has Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibilities. Plus, the available Infinity® stereo system is equipped with 12 speakers and 630 watts of power, creating incredible sound quality for listening to all your favorite songs.

Best of all are the new safety features on the 2020 Santa Fe. The new Blind-View Monitor works with the available Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist to help you stay aware of vehicles beside you. Meanwhile, Rear Occupant Alert will help you remember when there are people or pets in the back seat.

Our team at Tipton Hyundai is impressed by the new features on the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. Try out the features for yourself when you take this SUV for a test drive.

Hyundai Comes in Second in 2019 Initial Quality Study

When you buy a new car, you want to enjoy worry-free driving for years to come. The J.D. Power 2019 Initial Quality Study is here to help you choose the best brand for your next car. For the second year in a row, Hyundai ranked second among non-premium brands.

In this study, J.D. Power surveyed new car owners and asks them about any problems they encountered during the first 90 days of ownership. The results are reported as problems per 100 vehicles (PP100). Hyundai came away with a score of 71 PP100, which was better than the industry average of 93 PP100. This was three fewer PP100 than was reported in the 2018 study.

“Hyundai owners and new car shoppers can have peace of mind in knowing that our new vehicle quality continues to be among the best in the industry,” said Barry Ratzlaff, vice president, Customer Satisfaction for Hyundai Motor America.

Along with coming in second for non-premium brands, Hyundai kept is third-place position among all brands. In addition, the Hyundai Santa Fe earned the best score for mid-size SUVs in initial quality. Coming in second in their segments was the Tucson, Accent, Veloster, and Elantra. The Sonata and Kona each finished third.

You can find all of these high-quality vehicles here at Tipton Hyundai.

Hyundai Named Top Non-Luxury CPO Program for 2019

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For the second year running, Autotrader has named Hyundai the best non-luxury CPO program, in part because it has the longest manufacturer warranty coverage in the industry.

It’s also the third time in the last four years that Hyundai took the top spot among non-luxury brands for its certified pre-owned vehicle program. According to Autotrader executive editor Brian Moody, there’s very good reason for that honor.

“Hyundai’s certified pre-owned program is a significant value and perfect for budget-minded shoppers looking for a no-hassle, affordable car,” he said, adding that the length of the powertrain warranty, limited bumper-to-bumper new car warranty, and 10-year roadside assistance were hard to beat. “In fact, if you want a better overall certified program, you’ll need to move up to a luxury brand.”

To determine the best CPO programs, Autotrader looks at warranty as well as available inventory, deductible amount, and transferability to future vehicle owners.

Hyundai’s CPO program includes the following features:

  • A comprehensive 173-point quality assurance inspection
  • A 10-year/100,000-mile CPO powertrain limited warranty
  • The remainder of the 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty from the original in-service date and zero miles
  • 10-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance from the original in-service date and zero miles
  • Rental car and travel interruption reimbursement
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio with no-charge, three-month All Access trial
  • A complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™

Find the best CPO warranty in the industry when you check out the pre-owned inventory here at Tipton Hyundai.

Hyundai Tops Industry with Highest Customer Loyalty Rating

How many companies, let alone automakers, can claim they have the highest customer loyalty in their respective industries? Not many, and even fewer can claim that title for the 10 consecutive years. But Hyundai can.

The customer loyalty rankings come from the Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index. In 2018, the survey evaluated responses from more than 50,000 consumers.

“Brand engagement and loyalty has seen seismic shifts in the last decade with political and social movements taking place,” said Robert Passikoff, president of Brand Keys, following the 2018 study. “The fact that Hyundai has been able to remain the leading automaker for these metrics is a testament to their efforts to constantly engage with its customers.”

Hyundai cites its dedication to a vehicle lineup that meets customer needs, technological innovations, and eco-friendly offerings as primary reasons for its high customer loyalty ratings. New models, like the Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, offer drivers the latest in safety, infotainment, and efficiency.

“With ever increasing competition, Hyundai continues to exceed customer expectations with our line-up of vehicles,” said Dean Evans, CMO, Hyundai Motor America.

Hyundai isn’t slowing down when it comes to innovation and expanding its lineup either. The 2019 Hyundai Kona is one of the automaker’s newest vehicles. It won the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™ award, a clear indicator of the automaker’s dedication to consumers.

Check out the incredible Hyundai lineup, including the award-winning Kona, at Tipton Hyundai.

Hyundai Unveils New Technology for Hearing-impaired Drivers in New “Quiet Taxi” Ad

Hyundai has unveiled an innovative new technology for hearing-impaired drivers, who usually rely on their senses of sight and touch alone, without the ability to hear car horns, sirens, and other warning sounds.

Hyundai aims to change that with its new Audio-Visual Conversion and Audio-Tactile Conversion technologies. These features sense noises like sirens from emergency vehicles. Then convert them into visual or tactile responses. Allowing the driver to respond to with the same urgency as drivers who aren’t hearing-impaired.

The Audio-Visual Conversion technology, or AVC, displays pictograms on the Head-Up Display to notify the driver of sirens or horns. It also uses colored LED lights on the steering wheel to indicate a new direction when using navigation. Since the driver cannot necessarily hear the audio directions. Audio-Tactile Conversion, or ATC, sends vibrations through the steering wheel to alert the driver.

Hyundai revealed these new technologies in its “Quiet Taxi” ad, which displays the very first hearing-impaired taxi driver in Seoul, Korea. A father of two named Daeho Lee. The heartwarming add shows Mr. Lee’s struggles at the beginning of his career as a taxi driver. Including the huge change when he’s given a Hyundai car with the ATC and AVC technology.

Mr. Lee is shown shaking his head and smiling in disbelief when he’s able to pull over instantly to get out of the way of an ambulance thanks to the steering wheel feedback, and looking amazed at the visual and tactile response alerting him to objects behind him while in reverse—things most people with normal hearing take for granted.

If you’re looking for a new car to ferry you around town, contact us at Topton Hyundai.

New Hyundai Automated Valet Parking System is Ideal for Electric Vehicles

Hyundai recently developed a high-end EV charging system concept that can pair with autonomous vehicle technology. This system allows you to not only save money on fuel, but it also works to make driving more convenient. With features like the Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS), you can squeeze into even the tightest spots.

According to Hyundai, users of the future will be able to essentially pair their vehicle with a smartphone app and command it to charge. Then, the system will drive itself to a vacant wireless charging system. Once it finishes charging, it will move to another vacant spot and return to the driver when called. In short, you won’t have to worry about parking and charging again.

“The system will offer a convenience to drivers who are faced with an overcrowding of both parking and charging locations as electric vehicle numbers grow steadily. It relocates fully charged vehicles from charging stations and allow other awaiting electric vehicles to charge,” reads the Hyundai press release.

While just a concept vehicle Hyundai has recently introduced alongside Kia, the new AVPS system is just one of many things that sets this brand apart. Whether you want the latest high-tech gadgets or you’d simply like to decrease your carbon footprint, Hyundai has everything you could ever want. To learn more about its latest technology, come see the lineup at Tipton Hyundai.

Hyundai Le Fil Rouge Concept Shows Off New Interior

Hyundai vehicles feature an interior designed for luxury, and many Hyundai models are comparable to much more expensive competitors. Now, the Korean automaker has unveiled a new take on interior design in its new concept. The Hyundai Le Fil Rouge Concept sheds light on what could become the interior of the future.

The Hyundai Le Fil Rouge Concept features a futuristic exterior that’s perfectly matched by its interior design. Instead of an instrument panel made of plastic, the concept car features leather with premium stitching.

Pure styling isn’t all that the new Hyundai concept brings to the automotive industry, though. The all-electric concept model boasts a two-way ventilation system that blows air in and around the tube architecture instead of the traditional induction heating and cooling system.

Hyundai gives a nod to old horse-drawn carriages with wool-covered seats rather than leather. The steering-wheel-mounted buttons sit under fabric for a more comfortable feel.

The Hyundai Le Fil Rouge Concept also revolutionizes manufacturing practices. The instrument panel doesn’t require a robotic arm to be installed. Workers don’t need to bolt it into place either.

In short, the concept car’s low stance, electric powertrain, and futuristic interior create true harmony. A new cascading grille could bring a new signature look to the model.

Visit Tipton Hyundai for a closer look at the current models in Hyundai’s lineup.

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.