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.
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
“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 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.
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.
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
A 10-year/100,000-mile CPO powertrain limited
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.
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is turning heads on the road – and
not just with its exterior design. Named one of the 10 Best Interiors list by
WardsAuto, the 2019 Santa Fe is ready to impress with its interior comfort and
To be considered for this honor, vehicles are judged on aesthetics, comfort, fit-and-finish, material quality, and ergonomics. The Santa Fe made it proudly to the list thanks to its incredible interior comfort and innovation. As Christie Truett, senior editor of Wards, says, “It has better materials and fit-and-finish, plus a more progressive interior design, than some competing midsize CUVs costing thousands more.”
The Santa Fe boasts luxurious style in details like contrast
seat stitching while the three-dimensional instrument panel looks luxurious and
The Santa Fe’s interior has room for up to five passengers,
allowing for ample seating and cargo versatility thanks to a standard 60/40
split-folding and reclining bench seat in the second row. The Santa Fe XL also
offers more seating (up to seven passengers) and two rows of split-folding
seats. The Santa Fe offers up to 71.3 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats
down while the Santa FE XL offers 80 cubic feet of space with all seats down.
Tech features include a standard seven-inch infotainment display, remote keyless entry, and a crisp-clear rearview camera. If you want to see the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe for yourself, take a look at the inventory on the Tipton Hyundai lot.
With Cinco de Mayo coming up, you might be making plans to celebrate with margaritas and a night out at your favorite Mexican restaurant. However, if you don’t know the origin of this holiday, you’re missing out on some enriching history and a chance to honor a major moment in Mexico’s history.
Cinco de Mayo marks Mexico’s victory over
France in the Battle of Puebla. The battle was won in 1862 during the
Franco-Mexican War, which began in 1861. A lawyer named Benito Juárez had just
become president that same year. The country was already in debt and struggling
to get out of financial strife, and Juárez had no choice but to default on
payments to certain European governments.
While Juárez was able to negotiate with
Britain and Spain, France was not so forgiving. Napoleon III, the leader of
France at that time, saw Mexico’s financial troubles as a chance to take over
part of the Mexican territory, and decided to have his troops attack Veracruz.
On May 5, 1862, 6,000 French troops made
their way to attack Puebla. Juárez prepared by gathering 2,000 men, including
many indigenous Mexicans, to defend the city. The Battle of Puebla began at
daybreak and went until the evening, and despite their lower numbers and low
supplies, the Mexican army lost less than 100 soldiers while 500 of the French
soldiers fell. The French retreated and the battle was won, which helped to
lift spirits and the resistance that eventually won the war in 1867.
Stop by Tipton Hyundai if you’re in need of a new vehicle to transport you to and from your Cinco de Mayo festivities.
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.
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.
Located near the southernmost tip of Texas, Brownsville provides a ton of things to do that can’t be enjoyed anywhere else. Residents and visitors alike can take advantage of all that Brownsville has to offer, from spirited landmarks to beautiful local wildlife. Here are a few things to do in Brownsville that we recommend.
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site: This National Historical Park preserves the battlefield from the Battle of Palo Alto, which took place on May 8, 1846. This battle was the first major conflict in the Mexican-American War. Visit the park to learn more about this oft-overlooked war in American history.
Sabal Palm Sanctuary: The Sabal Palm Sanctuary is a 527-acre area that protects one of the most biodiverse habitats in the county. It contains some of the last remnants of America’s Sabal Palm forest and protects a variety of endangered species. The Sanctuary is home to the historic Rabb Plantation House, which now serves as the Sanctuary’s headquarters.
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge: Sitting just north of Brownsville and stretching along the Gulf Coast is the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge holds remarkably diverse habitats, including wetlands, prairies, and beaches. For an educational day of wildlife watching and sightseeing, head here.
Come see us at Tipton Hyundai if your current vehicle isn’t quite up to all of this fun sightseeing.
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.