Kelley Blue Book, or KBB for short, is a highly respected resource for new car buyers looking for unbiased information as they decide between hundreds of options. The publication honors a handful of vehicles with the Best Buy Award to help customers recognize high-value vehicles. For 2021, KBB honored three Hyundai vehicles as Best Buys.
2021 Kona: KBB named the 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric as the best electric vehicle in its class. On top of the Kona’s efficient 258-mile range, comfortable interior, and luxurious included features, KBB loved that the Kona is much more exciting to drive than the typical electric vehicle.
2021 Santa Fe: Though it should come as no surprise to anyone who has been behind the wheel of the Santa Fe, Hyundai’s popular crossover was named as KBB’s best midsize SUV. KBB appreciated how re-energized the SUV felt after its model-year makeover, and appreciated its upgraded powertrains and new wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities.
2021 Elantra: The Hyundai Elantra beat out dozens of vehicles in the competition to be crowned as KBB’s best compact car. KBB adored the Elantra’s crisp handling, high-efficiency engine options, and swanky standard features.
Visit Tipton Hyundai today to test drive three of the KBB’s Best Buy vehicles today.
No matter what kind of SUV you’re looking for, you can probably find it in the Hyundai lineup. The automaker has worked hard over the past few years to expand its SUV offerings with new additions like the three-row Palisade and city-friendly Venue. Those efforts paid off in a major way recently when Hyundai was named the Best SUV Brand of 2021 by U.S. News & World Report.
U.S. News was especially impressed by the budget-friendly pricing, high-value standard features, award-winning safety, and warranty-backed reliability presented by Hyundai SUV models.
“We know that shoppers have different needs, so at Hyundai we’ve developed an all-encompassing SUV lineup that exceeds those needs,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president of product planning and mobility strategy for Hyundai Motor North America.
If you’re looking for a smaller SUV, Hyundai has two for you to consider: the tough, city-friendly Venue and the sleek, sporty Kona. Need something for the whole family? The popular eight-passenger Palisade fits the bill perfectly.
If you need something in between, Hyundai just released the redesigned midsize 2021 Santa Fe, and the all-new Tucson compact SUV is coming later this year.
Whatever you’re seeking in your next SUV, the best way to find it is by visiting us for a test drive here at Tipton Hyundai in Brownsville, Texas.
The Hyundai Tucson will get an exciting redesign, new powertrain options, and more for the 2022 model year. Set go to on sale in the U.S. around summer 2021, the 2022 Tucson will arrive on our shores after a boom in its popularity over the last few years.
With sharp cuts, a new angular look, and a new grille, the
exterior of the Tucson is the most noticeable change in the new generation.
Inside the Tucson you’ll find a more spacious interior with a standard 8-inch
infotainment touch screen. You can also update to an available 10.3-inch screen
and a separate instrument cluster screen.
The new Tucson will offer three new powertrain options,
including a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder at 178 horsepower, and a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder
hybridized engine that puts out a total of 229 horsepower. The Tucson will also
offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain that lets you drive on electric-only power
for a certain number of miles before switching back to gas.
Hyundai will also equip the new Tucson with high-tech
amenities like Hyundai Digital Key, which lets you lock and unlock your Tucson
and start or turn off the engine from your phone. There’s also the car-to-home
system that allows you can control your smart home appliances.
For more information on the 2022 Hyundai Tuscon and a chance to test drive the current Hyundai lineup, visit us at Tipton Hyundai today.
Hyundai is one of the most awarded vehicle brands in the auto industry, with a consistent history of customer loyalty and vehicle reliability. Here are just a few of the awards the 2020 Hyundai lineup has won so far.
#1 Brand Keys
Customer Loyalty Engagement Index
For the11th year in a row, the Brand Keys
Customer Loyalty and Engagement Index found that Hyundai inspires the greatest
customer loyalty in the auto industry. For over a decade, Hyundai customers
have been most likely to buy another Hyundai vehicle rather than switch brands.
IIHS Top Safety Picks
A whopping nine 2020 Hyundai vehicles were named IIHS Top
Safety Picks, and the 2020 NEXO was even given the highest possible designation
of Top Safety Pick+. To be named a Top Safety Pick, vehicles must earn superior
crash test ratings across the board.
5-Year Cost to Own
The 2020 Elantra, Santa Fe, and Venue all won their
categories in the Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, which measure
cost of ownership over the first five years, including insurance costs,
maintenance and repairs, fuel, and depreciation. KBB also named the Hyundai
Kona and Kona Electric the Best Buy for the Subcompact SUV and Electric
In its annual Driver’s Choice Awards, MotorWeek awarded the
2020 Sonata the title of Best Family Sedan, and the Hyundai Palisade was named
the Best Large Utility Vehicle. These awards are all about finding the vehicles
that drivers want to own, not just the flashiest ones.
Experience Hyundai’s award-winning 2020 lineup when you schedule a test drive at Tipton Hyundai today.
As the world moves toward more sustainable energy practices, many automakers are turning to alternative energy options. While Hyundai does offer electric and hybrid powertrains, it is also working on fuel cell technology. Recently, Hyundai signed a memorandum of understanding with Cummins to work on fuel cell technology together.
Under this agreement, the two companies will focus on the
North American market and will incorporate Cummins electric power trains and
battery systems with Hyundai fuel cell technology. With this cooperation, the
two companies hope to broaden the hydrogen fuel cell market.
Hydrogen fuel cell technology has a few benefits over
electric cars. For one, they usually have a further range. Another benefit is
that they refuel much faster than it takes to recharge an electric battery. The
one downside is the limited infrastructure in hydrogen refueling stations —
which could change if fuel cell vehicles become popular enough.
The current Hyundai lineup includes versatile alternative
energy models like the Ioniq, which is available as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid,
and a solely electric car. The Hyundai Kona now has an electric version, while
the Nexo is only available with a hydrogen fuel cell technology. If you are
looking for a more traditional Hyundai model, the Sonata is available as either
a hybrid or a plug-in hybrid, in addition to the standard gasoline engine.
Check out the many alternative-fueled Hyundai models at Tipton Hyundai and see why it’s a good idea to go green.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.