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The Google Assistant, a home electronic device that can do everything from turn on the lights to search the Internet for a good paella recipe using voice recognition technology, is now available to control Hyundais that utilize the Blue Link telemetry system. The Blue Link Agent allows you to simply tell your Google Assistant to program navigation, unlock your car or start it up and set the temperature to a specific degree. “We continue to lead the industry with these better customer-focused integrations,” according to Hyundai’s director of digital planning, Manish Mehrotra. “With the advent of Google Assistant’s capabilities, we want to provide Hyundai owners with the comfort of remote starting their car on a hot summer afternoon or the security of remotely locking their Sonata hybrid while it’s parked in the garage at the end of a long day.” This new technology will be available on the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ when it arrives soon at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.
Real World Examples of How This Works
Imagine you’re sitting at home and want to try out a new restaurant in town. You can simply tell your Google Assistant to “send the address of Bob’s Burger Joint to my Santa Fe.” The Assistant will find the address and confirm you want it sent to your Santa Fe. Upon your confirmation, you’ll find the address locked into your navigation unit. You can also quiz the Google Assistant about the weather, and then have it set the climate control in your new Hyundai accordingly. If you have a plug-in hybrid Hyundai IONIQ, just tell the Google Assistant to start charging your car and you’ll have a fully loaded battery when you’re ready to go out in the morning.
Features Include Honking the Horn
As with any app, there will be more features in the future, but for now the Google Assistant can take your Blue Link-enabled Hyundai and program the navigation system, honk the horn, flash the lights, start and stop charging, start the car, adjust the climate control and lock and unlock your vehicle. This service will be free for three years on all 2018 Hyundais as well as the 2017 IONIQ lineup. The Hyundai IONIQ hybrid is now available for a test drive at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale. An all-electric IONIQ and plug-in hybrid will be available later this year. The IONIQ is the first vehicle in North America to offer three different types of powertrains, emphasizing Hyundai’s commitment to clean fuels and environmental accountability.
Noting that the Hyundai “stands out” in a field of competent competitors, the Automotive Science Group (ASG) recently honored the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for “Best All Around Performance,” and the Sonata sedan as “Best Economic Performance” in the field of full-size sedans. “In a highly competitive class, the Sonata is a standout that provides fuel efficient technologies at a best in class value,” according to the founding partner of ASG, Colby Self. “Additionally, five Hyundai vehicles earned ASG’s Best 5 All-Around Performance honors, further reinforcing Hyundai’s position as a market leader.” For the best selection of Sonata’s in the Valley, look no further than Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.
Selections Based on Ecological Economics
ASG has created the Automotive Performance Index (API), which combines social, economic and environmental performance when evaluating vehicles. This includes the cost of ownership for the first 6.5 years, including the initial cost of the vehicle. All three determining factors are equally important when it comes to evaluating a vehicle’s worth. Making sure that building vehicles does not overtax an already burdened resource system is an important part of ASG’s evaluation. “The recognition by ASG is a testament to Hyundai’s commitment to all aspects of performance and providing the best possible experience for our customers,” said Hyundai senior group manager Brandon Ramirez. “Our high marks across these measures demonstrates our drive to do better, not just in one aspect but across the board.
Sonata Hybrid Comes in Four Flavors
Most companies offer a hybrid model in one flavor, but the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid comes in a whole range of tastes. Choose the base SE and you still get modern features such as a proximity entry key, push button start and Blue Link telematics while still earning 45 mpg on the highway. Step up a smidge to the Limited and Hyundai adds blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, leather seats and sporty 17-inch alloy wheels. When you head to Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale for a test drive, make sure and look at the Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Limited. These two models let you bring your vehicle to a full charge at night while the car rests in the garage. The Limited model also has an Infinity premium stereo system, Xenon headlamps, rear parking sensors and smart cruise control that keeps you a specified distance from the car in front. All the Hyundai Sonata hybrids have a lifetime battery warranty to go along with the limited 5-year, 60,000-mile bumper to bumper coverage.
Geneva Auto Show Prime Spot for Unveiling
The annual Geneva Auto Show is one of the industry’s highlights, allowing automakers to unveil new production and concept vehicles that may one day make their way onto American shores. Hyundai took the opportunity of this year’s Geneva show to unveil a New Generation i30 Wagon and the concept hydrogen FE Fuel Cell Car. Hyundai also showcased the new IONIQ plug-in hybrid, which will be making its way soon to the sales floor at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.
Europe Ready for i30 Wagon
Although there are no plans for immediate release to the U.S., the i30 New Generation Wagon shows the level of design and engineering for which Hyundai has become famous. The i30 has one of the largest boots in the European wagon category, with additional room under the boot floor. “The i30 Wagon speaks the language of the i30 family in terms of design and carries the new Hyundai family identity – the Cascading Grille,” according to Chief Hyundai European designer Thomas Burkle. “The tapering roofline and dynamic proportions give the Wagon an almost coupe-like silhouette. The sleek and dynamic profile is further emphasized by a rich chrome frame surrounding the side windows.”
Future Eco (FE) is Next Generation of Hydrogen
The reality of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles taking up a major market share of the U.S. auto industry is a step closer with the unveiling of the FE Fuel Cell concept by Hyundai. With a range of almost 500 miles before refueling, the FE Fuel Cell is a major step toward’s Hyundai’s goal of creating a zero-emission society. “Hyundai Motor has a heritage of building innovative, fuel-efficient vehicles and aims to become a global leader in sustainable mobility through its leadership in hyrdogen fuel-cell technology,” said Woong Chul Yang, Hyundai Vice-Chairman. “We want to realize our dream of a Hydrogen Energy Society and call upon stakeholders from various sectors, not just carmakers, to combine their efforts to ensure that hydrogen production, delivery and infrastructure are aligned.”
Plug-in Hybrid Final Leg of Triple Powertrain
The new Hyundai IONIQ, which will be available soon in the electric and hybrid versions at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale, also has a plug-in hybrid model that is coming later this year. An autonomous version was on display at the Geneva Auto Show, offering riders a virtual tour in the world of self-driving cars. “With the launch of the IONIQ plug-in hybrid, we are completing the IONIQ family and making e-mobility more accessible for everyone,” said Hyundai VP Jochen Sengpiehl. “With the choice of three electrified powertrains, the IONIQ is a unique offer.”
Recognizing Those Who Protect America
In an effort to give a little something back to those who serve and have served in the military, Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale and the Hyundai Corporation are giving an additional $500 discount on all eligible new vehicles through the end of this year. “We have the greatest respect for the men and women who make sacrifices to defend our country,” according to Hyundai Motor America VP Derrick Hatami. “We are proud to offer this incentive as Hyundai’s way of recognizing the hard work of our U.S. Military personnel and the support of their spouses.” The offer is exclusively for active and retired military members and current spouses. Talk to the pros at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale for more information.
Nine Years of Honoring Service Men and Women
Hyundai has periodically offered this discount to service men and women over the past nine years. It applies to active, veteran or retired U.S. Military who have served in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army, Air Force, National Guard and Reserves, as well as their spouses. The $500 off is in addition to any other dealer or local dealership incentives. It makes a nice little down payment when taking advantage of Hyundai’s Spring Cleaning Sales Event.
Get Great Payments During Spring Cleaning
With financing as low as zero percent interest for up to 60 months, great lease deals and cash back amounts up to $3,500, the Hyundai Spring Cleaning sales event is a great time to upgrade your ride in preparation for summer vacation trip. The very popular 2017 Santa Fe Sport is a midsize SUV that has plenty of room for the family while delivering sporty handling and premium performance. You can get 0.9 percent financing on a traditional buy for up to 60 months, including no payments for the first 5 months and up to $750 cash back. If you’d rather have more cash up front, Hyundai is offering up to $3,500 cash back in lieu of the previous incentive.
Elantra, Tucson and Sonata Incentivized
If you’re looking for a smaller SUV, the Hyundai Tucson can be financed at just 0.9 percent interest for up to 60 months, along with no payments for the first 5 months and $500 cash back. The compact Elantra sedan has an APR offer of 0 percent for 60 months, with the same 5-month grace period on payments and $500 cash back offer. Alternatively, you can choose to accept $1,500 cash back on the Tucson and $2,500 back on the Elantra. The Hyundai Sonata is a midsize sedan at an attractive price and features a $199 lease payment offering for qualified lessees. Head to Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale today to view the inventory and take a test drive.
Starting Price in the Low 20K Range
With a starting price of just $22,200, the new Hyundai Ioniq hybrid offers consumers with environmental concerns an affordable platform to get great gas mileage while they’re helping save the planet. The “Blue” model gets the base price, while the SEL offers a few more features and begins at $23,950. The top-of-the-line Limited model offers premium luxury at just $27,500. “Ioniq will attract an entirely new group of eco- and efficiency-oriented buyers in the U.S. market,” according to Hyundai VP Mike O’Brien. “With outstanding powertrain flexibility, design, connectivity and advanced technologies, Ioniq meets the needs of a large and growing group of buyers needing a highly efficient, enjoyable to drive and low-emissions vehicle without compromise to their daily lifestyles.” Stay in touch with Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale so you’ll be among the first for a test drive when the first Ioniq shows up on the lot.
Ioniq Comes With Three Different Powertrains
Along with the affordable hybrid, the Hyundai Ioniq will be offered in an all-electric version, with a plug-in hybrid coming later this year. The all-electric Ioniq has a starting price of just $29,500, thousands less than other EVs on the market. While the hybrid is rated at 59 mpg on the highway, the EV Ioniq has a range of 124 miles on a single charge. All three versions of the Hyundai Ioniq are loaded with technology, including an energy LCD instrument display that lets you know how much power you’re using at any given time. Driver assistance safety features are also available, including smart cruise control, lane departure warning and blind spot detection.
BlueLink App Makes Charging Your Ioniq Easy
Simply download the MyHyundai with BlueLink app on your smartphone to take control of all your Hyundai Ioniq charging needs. You can monitor your battery power and schedule a time for charging when electric rates are at their lowest. You can also start the car, lock and unlock it, set your temperature to a comfortable level and even find your Ioniq in a crowded parking lot using this simple app. A wireless charging station keeps your electronic devices up to optimal levels while you enjoy the superior handling and smooth acceleration of the new Ioniq. Check in often with Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale to see when the new Ioniq is ready to drive.