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CES Great Place to Showcase New Technology

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is a great place to showcase new technology. In the past, the show has been dominated by the latest in home and personal electronics, such as TVs, computers and tablets. This year the CES was loaded with new technology from automakers with Hyundai leading the way toward the future of personal mobility. The ability to link a person’s mode of transportation to fit their lifestyle was the theme of the Hyundai exhibit as the automaker explores the future of self-driving vehicles and connectivity solutions that tie a driver’s home, car and life all together. One of the results of technological innovation is the new Hyundai Ioniq, which you’ll be able to test drive in the very near future at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.

Live Demonstrations Show Self-driving is Near

During the recent CES, Hyundai had cars on the street to show that autonomous driving is not only a possibility, but a certainty. CES attendees were able to ride in the cars in a surreal experience as they expertly wound their way through traffic and pedestrians in this urban landscape. Utilizing laser-based LiDAR technology, Hyundai has hidden sensors in the Ioniq front end, making it virtually indistinguishable from other vehicles on the road. That’s quite a departure from other car makers who have a large bubble on the roof for their sensors. The LiDAR technology is more sophisticated than radar, allowing the Ioniq to navigate safely through a variety of obstacles.

Hyper-connectivity Key to Safe Navigation

Hyundai also had an exhibit that demonstrated how the cars of the near future will communicate with other cars, traffic signals, the cloud and even your home. By communicating with road infrastructure, traffic alerts and other vehicles, scientists hope to help eliminate urban gridlock. By communicating with your house, your car can adjust the temperature, open the garage door and even turn on that slow cooker so dinner is ready when you walk in the door.

Ioniq Scooter Finishes the Trip

With the proliferation of light rail and other commuter services, all you need is a small motorized device to transport you from a drop-off point to your final destination. Stay tuned to Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale for more information on the Ioniq scooter, a lightweight ride that can be stored and charged in the Ioniq Electric Vehicle. It’s Hyundai’s answer to “first and last mile” mobility problems of the coming years.

Ioniq Wins Good Design Award

Innovative Design Goes Beyond Industry Standards

When the wraps come off the new Hyundai Ioniq electric and hybrid vehicles at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale this winter, consumers will first notice an elegant design that goes far beyond the normal standards of the industry. The sleek, aerodynamic styling with an aggressive front end and sculpted sides was honored by the Good Design program, the oldest design awards program in the world. “The Chicago Antenaeum’s Good Design program forwards the ideals of a design process that embodies product excellenc and endurance and strong public identity,” according to museum president Christian Narkiewicz-Lane. “With wins year after year, Hyundai has shown its firm commitment to innovation and superior design embodiment through its diverse vehicle lineup.”

Plug-in Hybrid Coming Next Summer

The Ioniq is the first vehicle to offer three different energy propulsion sources. The electric only and hybrid versions will be showing up at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale soon, with the plug-in hybrid coming next summer. Hyundai says the Ioniq is “an important milestone in Hyundai’s global sustainability strategy as it meets the needs of a large and growing group of drivers who require a highly efficient, low-emissions vehicle for daily use.” The Ioniq’s design is not only eye-catching, it was created to manipulate airflow utilizing both active and passive elements. The active front grille moves to capture the most air and move the car swiftly through the wind. Wheel air curtains, a smooth cover of the undercarriage and rear spoiler all contribute to the efficiency of the vehicle.

Reusable Materials Abound in Construction

The Hyundai Ioniq liberally utilizes sustainable materials in its construction, including sugar cane and volcanic stone. Sugar cane makes up about a quarter of all the material in the door panels, while the stone combines with recycled plastic and powdered wood to account for about 25 percent of the interior plastic.

Efficiency and Design Important, but Safety First

The Ioniq will have all the driver assistance safety features that Hyundai has to offer available for drivers. Along with emergency braking with pedestrian detection, you can also get lane departure warning, blind spot detection and smart cruise control. Technology not only offers a state-of-the-art infotainment and communication system, but designers have included ample spots to store and charge all your electronic devices. Stay in touch with Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale to get the first look and a test drive of the innovative Hyundai Ioniq.

Hyundai Holiday Event Offer Huge Savings


Give the Gift of Hyundai This Holiday

If that last minute gift idea just keeps evading you, consider the gift of Hyundai this Holiday Season. Whether that special someone would like a fuel-efficient coupe, a roomy sedan with lots of performance or an SUV capable of making those winter ski trips, Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale has the Hyundai inventory for you. Now is a great time to put a big red bow on a brand new Hyundai, with special financing incentives offered during the Hyundai Holidays sales event that runs through January 3, 2017.

Sporty Safe Tucson Offered at Just $209 per Month

The compact Tucson SUV earned the Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, making it not only a practical but fun pick for that person who needs both utility and efficiency. Right now qualified lessees can get a payment of just $209 a month on a 24-month lease with just $2,999 due upon delivery. If you’d rather purchase the Tucson, Hyundai is offering 0.9 percent APR for up to 60 months plus a $500 discount. You can also choose up to $1,250 cash back. If your SUV needs are a little larger, the Santa Fe Sport is offered to qualified shoppers for just $259 a month on a 24-month lease with a down payment of $2,249. It comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that includes navigation.

Elantra Sedan Offers Affordable Sophistication

Give the gift of sophisticated comfort for a ridiculously low monthly payment when you choose the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Also a Top Safety Pick Plus, the Elantra is offered to qualified lessees for just $169 a month on a 36-month lease, with only $1,999 due at signing. With heated rear seats and a large interior, the Elantra offers features normally found in much more expensive vehicles. You can also get up to $2,500 cash back or a combination of cash and 0.9 percent interest on an Elantra purchase, depending on your credit rating.

Midsize Sonata Comes With Power and Efficiency

If you need a bit more room, the midsize Hyundai Sonata sedan not only offers more interior space, but delivers 36 mpg on the highway. For just $199 a month with $2,399 down at signing, the Sonata delivers a very affordable price on a 36-month lease to qualified shoppers. There’s also a 0 percent financing option or cash back up to $2,500 for qualified buyers who prefer traditional financing. Whatever your needs, head to Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale and select the perfect gift from the Hyundai inventory to make this Holiday season special.

Hyundai Takes Wraps Off Autonomous IONIQ


Car of Future at LA Auto Show

Hyundai North America took the occasion of the recent Los Angeles Auto Show to unveil a self-driving IONIQ concept vehicle. You may have seen other self-driving cars in your neighborhood that look like a scientist got ahold of an advanced erector set, but the IONIQ concept is indistinguishable from many other cars on the road. The secret is a LIDAR sensor system hidden in the front bumper along with a Smart Cruise Control RADAR setup. This simple yet effective design will result in a large cost savings to the customer. It will be a few years yet before you can buy a self-driving car at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale, but stay tuned as new technology continues to make the dream possible.

LiDAR Constantly Evaluates Surroundings

LiDAR is a sensing system similar to RADAR, but it uses pulsed laser light to constantly measure the surroundings. By using LiDAR combined with GPS, Hyundai engineers are able to safely keep the Hyundai IONIQ concept in its lane while avoiding contact with other cars, people, or any obstacle. Three cameras are mounted up high behind the windshield to provide information on lane markings, traffic signals and any unexpected pedestrians or debris. It all works in conjunction with Blind Spot Detection radar to ensure that a simple act like changing a lane is executed safely. Hyundai is busy preparing two more IONIQ concept vehicles for display at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas this January.

IONIQ Coming Soon to Showroom

The IONIQ concept is being displayed even as Hyundai is busy putting the final production touches on the new IONIQ Electric Vehicle (EV) and hybrid, due to arrive on the Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale showroom floor this winter. Once the IONIQ plug-in hybrid becomes available next summer, this sporty sedan will be the only vehicle in North America with three powertrain options. Along with great efficiency and performance, the Hyundai IONIQ will be loaded with features such as a power sunroof, heated seats and a killer touchscreen audio system that works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to use a limited number of your smartphone apps. Available Smart Cruise Control, wireless phone charging and a host of driver assistance safety systems are other features that make the IONIQ special. Using the Hyundai Blue Link app, you can use your smartphone to remotely check the vehicle’s charge level as well as set up a charging schedule that makes the best use of off-hour rates.

New Tucson Blacks Out the Night

Tucson NIGHT

Unique Styling ‘Sets Owners Apart’

With a distinctive monotone styling that captures the essence of the evening, the new Hyundai Tucson limited production NIGHT model is sure to capture the eye of buyers who want a compact SUV that looks a little bit different. “Our new NIGHT model attracts those who already appreciate the striking styling of the Tucson and want something just a little more to set them apart–the exclusive black RAYS wheels with the panoramic roof combine for high appeal inside and out,” according to Hyundai Product Planning manager Trevor Lai. The new Hyundai Tucson NIGHT model will go on sale at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale late this year.

Special Features Added to Tucson Sport

For the new NIGHT trim package, Hyundai starts with a Tucson Sport and adds 19-inch RAYS black alloy wheels with black lug nuts and a special center cap. Red valve stem caps round out the look. A panoramic sunroof with dark tinted glass adds a special blackout accent to the top and side mirror caps in gloss black complete the effect on the sides. On the interior, you get sport pedals in aluminum alloy, a special leather steering wheel and LED map lights in both the front and rear. The Tucson Night comes only in Dazzling White, Coliseum Gray, Caribbean Blue and Black Noir Pearl paint.

Tucson Comes in Four Regular Trim Levels

If you’re in the market for a compact SUV that gets excellent gas mileage, check out the Hyundai Tucson inventory at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale today. Starting at just $22,700, the Tucson comes in four different trim packages that offer a variety of features and options. The SE is the base model that comes with a 5-inch color touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, 6-speed automatic and 17-inch alloy wheels. Move up in price just a bit to the Eco model, which comes with a 175 horsepower turbo engine that delivers 32 mpg on the highway. LED daytime running lights, a drive mode selector and power driver seat are some additional features on this model. The Sport, which is the the basis for the NIGHT edition, comes with a hands-free lift gate, blind spot detection, push button start and heated front seats. Move all the way up to the Limited model for an 8-inch color touchscreen with navigation, leather seats, a power passenger seat and an upgraded Infinity audio system.