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Fluid Sculpting Continues Push for Better Aerodynamics

When you see the 2016 Hyundai Tucson at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale later this year, expect a much more streamlined vehicle than models of the past. Hyundai is set to unveil the all-new 2016 Tucson to United States consumers at the New York Auto Show in April. It takes characteristics of other popular Hyundai models, like the taillights of the Genesis, and incorporates them into a small SUV that is perfect for hauling kids, commuters and small amounts of cargo. The new design will help Hyundai compete in a growing market that features the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota Rav4.

Longer Tucson Gets a Better Ride

The one criticism of previous Tucson models related to a choppy ride. The new 2016 model is built on a new platform that is 3 inches longer than previous versions. The length plus some refined suspension promises to deliver a much smoother driving experience, according to Hyundai. Experience the improvement when you take the new Tucson for a test drive later this year at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.

New Interior Provides Enhanced Creature Comforts

A redesigned interior provides more space for passengers and boxes. Longer seats mean added support for those long road trips, which will seem shorter due to Hyundai’s touch screen infotainment system that is expected to include both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Hyundai doesn’t skimp on the safety features for the new Tucson, including technology like blind spot detection and lane change assist to help keep the driver alert to possible collisions. For those who want a luxury SUV, the new Hyundai Tucson will also offer ventilated and heated seats, power tailgate and parking assist. Although a diesel engine option will be available in Europe, Hyundai has not disclosed the power train availability for the United States.

Performance Version Coming Out Later

Although it hasn’t been officially announced, insiders say Hyundai will release a performance version of the Tucson sometime after other trim models are revealed. Hyundai’s performance division is rumored to be developing a 200-horsepower turbocharged version of the 1.6-liter engine that will include heavy branding and trim to set the vehicle apart. There has been no announcement if the Hyundai Tucson will continue to offer a fuel cell power option in Southern California. More information will be forthcoming after the new Tucson is shown off to an international crowd at the Geneva International Motor Show in mid-March.

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New Rally is Sportiest Member of Veloster Lineup

With an already impressive sporty family that includes the Turbo and R-Spec models, leave it to Hyundai to up the ante with the all-new Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition. This 2016 model takes the best parts of Hyundai’s entry into the affordable sports car market and improves upon them, from the stunning blue matte finish to the black leather interior accented by coordinating blue trim. A new suspension system provides improved handling on tough road courses. Try the new Rally Edition Veloster for yourself by taking a test drive at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale when the first models arrive in May.

Serious Drivers Only Need Apply

The new Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition is meant for serious drivers who like to be in charge of their vehicle’s performance. As a result, Hyundai only offers a six-speed manual short shifting racing transmission to take full advantage of the turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that delivers 201 horsepower and 195 foot pounds of torque. Imagine yourself on the challenging Nurburgring racetrack as you take the Veloster through its paces on a mountain road. Eighteen-inch premium alloy wheels are outfitted with performance tires to make sure the rubber stays on the road.

Interior Features Bolstered Seats, Luminescent Gauges

Performance drivers will enjoy the comfort and safety of the bolstered seats in the Rally Edition that keep both driver and passenger securely in place during those tight turns. A large gauge cluster is brightly lit to keep all the necessary mechanical information just a glance away. A 7-inch touchscreen commands all your audio, phone and navigation options including HD radio and Apple Siri Eyes Free. Strategically placed badging and trim accents identify the car as the one and only Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition.

Production Limited to 1,200 Units

Stay in touch with Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale for the official arrival of the Veloster Rally Edition sometime in May. The company only plans on producing 1,200 cars, which means it will likely be a hot commodity. If you are one of the unlucky ones to miss out on the Rally Edition, the Veloster also comes in Turbo and R-Spec trim levels that come with the same turbo-charged engine, but without some of the other features of the Rally model. The Turbo and R-Spec do have an automatic transmission option for those who want some sporty fun without all the work involved in shifting.

Based on Style, Power and Large Interior

The popular automotive shopping website Edmunds.com named the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe to its “Most Popular” list. Consumers regularly use the Edmunds website to help with buying decisions and determining car values. The latest recognition is just another trophy on the mantle for the Santa Fe, which has taken the American mid-size SUV market by storm. “Receiving this award confirms that shoppers are taking notice of the unbeatable value proposition that Santa Fe stands for,” said Mike O’Brien, a Hyundai Motor America vice president. Edmunds based the award on the sporty look of the vehicle, a spacious interior for hauling kids or cargo, and a proven choice of power plants designed both for fuel efficiency and performance.

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New Santa Fe Offers Plenty of Features

The base model GLS offers a standard 8-way heated power seat with lumbar control for both the driver and passenger. Fit up to seven passengers with the standard 50/50 bench seat in the back. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels provide a bit of glamour to the outside, while rear seat heat controls allow passengers to create their own environment. Add the optional premium package and you get safety features like Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-traffic Alert. That package also includes a leather interior including a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifting knob. The ultimate option package provides a sunroof, rear parking assist, heated steering wheel and eight-inch touchscreen navigation system.

Other Media Ranks Santa Fe Near Top

Edmunds isn’t alone in its effusive praise of the Hyundai Santa Fe. U.S. News and World Report places the SUV near the top in several categories. Reviewers like the quality of the interior materials along with the easy-to-understand layout of controls. Outstanding visibility and passenger comfort are other features that put the Santa Fe at the head of the list. Kelley Blue Book also loves the Santa Fe, saying that this SUV writes a story that’s a “dream come true for consumers but a nightmare for the competition.” Check out the wide selection of 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe models at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.

Santa Fe Delivers Top Flight Driving Experience

With large seats and a luxurious ride, the Santa Fe is a perfect choice for a family road trip. Hyundai engineers have all but eliminated road noise, making driving the Santa Fe a pleasant experience as you navigate the pot holes and road obstacles that life throws in your way. The responsiveness of the Santa Fe mirrors that of a much smaller vehicle, turning the Santa Fe into the perfect choice for the open road or congested city. See the new Santa Fe at your Phoenix Hyundai dealer.

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Magazine Says Genesis Exceeds Customer Expectations

The redesigned 2015 Hyundai Genesis is currently riding a wave of recognition from media critics and customers alike, as evidenced by winning Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine’s Best New/Redesigned Car in the $50,000 and over competition. Kiplinger reviewers said the car’s confident handling, sporty appeal and luxurious appointments made it the best in class. Created on a totally new platform, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis provides a rigid structure that helps hug the road when going around tight corners. You can see the new vehicle at Chapman Hyundai, your Scottsdale Hyundai dealer.

Mainstream Vehicles Now Offering Luxury Features

Kiplinger’s value awards are based on what autos give buyers the most bang for their buck. The magazine says that many mainstream autos, like the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, are now offering features usually only seen in super luxury cars. Safety features like cross-traffic alert, smart cruise control and lane change assist provide drivers with real-time tools to help avoid collisions. These safety features also helped Genesis become a top safety pick as awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

V-6 Offers Outstanding Performance

Although the Genesis comes with a choice of both V-6 and V-8 power plants, the V-6 is so much lighter that some reviewers actually prefer its performance. Although the V-8 delivers almost 110 more horsepower, the V-6 weighs 403 pounds less than its big brother. Add a Lotus-tuned suspension to the mix and the new Genesis responds to driver cues much more quickly and accurately than previous models. Add the option of all wheel drive, which isn’t available in the V-8, and you get a car that handles great in all types of weather. You can test the responsiveness of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis yourself by visiting the showroom at Chapman Hyundai and requesting a test drive.

Genesis a Bargain When Compared With Standard Luxury Cars

Hyundai hasn’t yet achieved the name recognition of longtime brands like BMW and Mercedes, but if you can get past the nameplate there is a bargain to be had. A V-6 Genesis outfitted with all three of its ultimate feature packages sells for just under $50,000. The options include a sunroof, telescoping steering wheel, blind spot monitoring, surround sound system, ventilated premium leather seats, lane departure warning, power trunk lid and much, much more. When added to standard features like keyless entry, push-button start, paddle shifters, and rain-sensing wipers, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis packs a lot of punch at a price that still comes in much lower than base models of standard luxury lines.