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‘Virtual Guide’ Currently a Supplement

Although a paperless society seems to be the way the world is heading, the user guide manual app developed by Hyundai currently serves as just a supplement to the paper book. Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Virtual Guide is free to download on your Apple or Android mobile device. Available for the moment only on the Sonata, the app details how to perform certain maintenance features on your car, as well as what all those lights on the instrument cluster actually mean. Talk to the pros at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale for more information on how to use the app and the expected roll out date for other models.

Three Clicks Eliminate Frustration

With the Virtual Guide, you are only three clicks from finding information about your Hyundai. Once you map the section of your car that you’re trying to find info for, it stays there even if you go to other apps and then come back. Although this is different from the digital owner’s manual that Hyundai provides for their luxury flagship Equus, it foreshadows a day when the paper manual will go the way of the buggy whip and the Dodo bird. The Virtual Guide is just one of the exciting changes soon available in the Phoenix Hyundai market.

Hyundai Technology Develops Heads Up Display

Although other automakers have heads up displays that project vehicle information into the driver’s line of sight, the new augmented version Hyundai has developed takes the technology to a new level. Navigation, cruise control and blind spot information are all projected onto the windshield within the driver’s view, allowing the operator to keep eyes on the road at all times. Animation gives a detailed description of what’s coming up down the road, including off ramps and street signs.

Wrist Band Serves Dual Purpose

Yet another Hyundai development is a wrist band that not only vibrates when the driver drifts out of a lane, but also calls 911 any time the driver’s heart rate increases past a certain point. The interaction between wearable and mobile devices and the new Hyundai lineup is another step toward autonomous driving. Hyundai even offers a driver alertness monitor that recommends rest as a driver’s reaction times slow. As automakers seek to solve the problems of personal mobility in the next decades, expect Hyundai to be at the forefront offering technological solutions to the nation’s transportation problems. Check out all the latest Hyundai technology with a visit to Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.

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Creating Six New Models by 2020

Hyundai recently announced it is making a stronger commitment to the luxury car line by creating a separate premium brand called Genesis. Much like Lincoln is to Ford, Genesis will just feature upscale automobiles. Not to be confused with the current sport sedan, the Genesis line will follow the path of luxury automakers BMW and Mercedes by simply using a letter and a number designation for different models. Expect to see the G70, 80 and 90 in the next few years as part of the overall Hyundai inventory at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale. The company is creating a wing designed logo that is based on the current Genesis model.

New Elantra Filling Compact Luxury Role

The all-new Hyundai Elantra is making its first public appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 18. With features like navigation, push button start, an Infinity sound system, remote start, LED lighting and a dynamic design, this compact vehicle may be the predecessor of an entry level luxury car with the Genesis brand.

Equus Current Flagship of Hyundai Line

Right now the flagship luxury sedan of the Hyundai line is the Equus. A current promotion offers the Equus to qualified buyers with no payments until 2016. Choose either the Signature or Ultimate trim levels. Both come with a 429-horsepower V8 that just might surprise the driver of that sports car sitting across from you at the red light. The luxury starts at the front end, with a distinctive grill and lines that enhance the look of the 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels. A 360-degree camera system allows you to view all around your car, helping with parking or avoiding fender benders when someone enters your blind spot. High Intensity Discharge Headlamps turn with the vehicle, illuminating any obstacles that might be around dark corners. Step inside the Equus and you might think you’re in a much more expensive German automobile. Supple leather surrounds you at every stitch. Premium sound, navigation and a cluster of controls all scream luxury. See how impressive the Equus is by visiting Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.

Genesis of New Brand is Performance Coupe

When Hyundai was looking for a name to brand their new luxury line, it made sense to go with the hottest vehicle in the Hyundai inventory. The Genesis is a well-reviewed sport sedan that is not only loaded with creature comforts, but also does well in performance tests. The 5.0 Ultimate trim package is named after the 5.0-liter V8 engine that delivers 420 horsepower. When teamed with the HTRAC all wheel drive package and 8-speed Shiftronic transmission, the Genesis has the power and control you need in all types of driving conditions.