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Hyundai Hooks Up Cisco

Working With IT Giant Speeds Connected Car Technology

By collaborating with network and IT megacompany Cisco, Hyundai is striving to bring the reality of cars communicating with one another to the forefront. Identified as part of the puzzle to create self-driving cars, the ability of cars to connect to each other is important for solving the transportation problems of the future. “Future connected cars will open new innovations in quality, safety, and security, as never before. Hyundai Motor will provide new values that go beyond our customers’ expectations in safety, quality and security through cooperating with Cisco,” said Hyundai Motor vice chairman Euisun Chung. “This collaboration will be a chance to bring closer the Hyundai Motor-led future of connected cars and shift paradigms of new mobility.” Hyundai has paved the way with technology that provides driver assistance to help reduce collisions. You can see those features now with a trip to Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.

Collaboration Starts With Testing Center

Cisco and Hyundai will collaborate on the creation of a testing center to simulate real-world applications of vehicle connectivity. Both companies will analyze data flow and fine-tune technologies that will allow vehicles from all manufacturers to connect with each other. In a world where driverless cars are a reality, the ability for vehicles to recognize one another and communicate is vital to solving urban congestion problems. Scientists foresee a time when cars will weave seamlessly through long lines of traffic by identifying open areas and avoiding potential obstacles. “This is truly an exciting time to collaborate with Hyundai Motor. Digital disruption into the automotive industry is being driven by technologies that are creating new user experiences, and our leadership in the areas of connected vehicles, security, and large-scale communication technologies will be crucial to establishing an industry-leading platform,” according to Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins.

Hyundai Outlines Connected Car Plan

By focusing on four main areas of hyper-connectivity for automobiles, Hyundai has a clear development plan for the future. The initial phase will include a smart remote maintenance service, followed by the inception of autonomous driving. Smart Traffic and a Mobility Hub will be the final two phases of the plan, creating a world where drivers sit back and enjoy the ride as their vehicles automatically get them from point A to point B. We’re not there yet, but you can see the beginning stages of this technology and take a test drive at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.


Offers Three Electrified Powertrain Choices

The latest offering in the Hyundai lineup recently made its world debut at the New York Auto Show. The Ioniq, which comes in a pure hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all electric configuration, is the first vehicle to offer three different powertrains on a dedicated chassis. Hyundai says the Ioniq combines a supreme driving experience along with safety and convenience, making it a strong choice for a wide array of buyers from families to commuters. “Ioniq will attract an entirely new group of eco- and efficiency-oriented buyers in the U.S. market,” according to Mike O’Brien, Hyundai vice president. “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, low-emissions vehicle without compromise to their daily lifestyle.” Stay in touch with Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale to see when you can test drive the new Ioniq.

All Electric Model Boasts 110 Mile Range

Choose the all-electric Ioniq and you’ll get an outstanding 110 miles of range. The 28 kWh battery delivers up to 120 horsepower through the 88 kW electric motor, including a surprising 215 pound feet of torque. The Ioniq Electric boasts a rating of 125 MPGe. Both versions of the hybrid utilize a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 104 horsepower. The electric motor produces 43 horsepower, combining with the gas engine to provide low emissions, range and superb efficiency. Both hybrids come with a six-speed double clutch transmission that moves swiftly through the gears.

Fluid Design Provides Maximum Efficiency

Aside from being a beautiful car to look at, the smooth aerodynamic design of the new Ioniq cuts through the wind efficiently to increase gas mileage. The result is a industry-leading 0.24 drag coefficient. Subtle differences separate the three models from each other. The hybrid features bi-xenon HID headlights bordered by LED lighting, positioned on either side of the Hyundai signature grille. The plug-in model adds low-beam LED headlamps along with a charging port in the left front fender. The electric model has a different front end, doing away with the need for powertrain cooling. The result is a smooth, sleek look ready to cut through the wind.

Interior Delivers Clutter Free Look

Head to Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale when the new Ioniq finally arrives and you’ll see a crisp, clean interior that is smartly laid out for both form and function. All materials were chosen for beauty, environmental appeal and durability, making your new Ioniq a great Earth friendly choice for the 21st century.