250-Mile Hyundai Electric Vehicle to Arrive by 2020?

Hyundai Electric Vehicle
Hyundai has no doubts that they will reach their goal in 2020!

The Hyundai Ioniq is bound for United States shores later this year but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. The South Korean automaker is predicting that a 250-mile Hyundai electric vehicle will arrive by 2020. That seems like a pretty farfetched prediction but, as it turns out, it’s entirely plausible.

The Hyundai Ioniq already offers a single-charge range of 110 miles, but the automaker expects things to advance rather quickly. That’s led to some pretty hefty predictions.

While electric-vehicle technology has come along at a steady pace over the past six years, Hyundai expects a dramatic acceleration in development over the next two years. Combined with sister companies Kia and Genesis, the South Korean conglomerate could become a major player in the alternative-energy segment.

The three automakers will developed an electric vehicle with a 200-mile range by 2018 and a 250-mile range will debut in 2020. As one would expect, the longer the range, the higher the price which means the Ioniq will still have a place in the market rather than become an outdated electric vehicle.

In all, Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis plan to put out 10 hybrid, eight electric, eight plug-in hybrid, and two hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles by 2020. That’s a huge lineup and only time will tell how it will play out.

We here at Mitchell Hyundai can’t wait to see the outcome of Hyundai’s electrifying goals!

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Vehicle Marketed to Uber Drivers

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Vehicle
Hyundai is working very hard to get more Ioniq Electric vehicles on the road!

Toyota is offering Uber drivers a good amount of incentives to drive the ever efficient Prius, but Hyundai isn’t about to let them reign supreme. The Korean automaker is researching ways to get in on the ridesharing action by offering a competing program with the Hyundai Ioniq electric vehicle. Currently only available in Europe, the sedan is offered in three efficient trims and makes an excellent city taxi.

In total, the Hyundai Ioniq is available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric-battery models. By offering three distinctly efficient models, the Ioniq has a significant advantage over the Prius, especially in the city.

The new program has yet to become reality thanks to Europe’s incredibly complex legal system. Once the plan is developed and put into effect, the Ioniq is sure to give the Prius a run for the roads. Hyundai is also hoping that European governments will chip in when it comes to EV charging infrastructure.

“We’d like to say we could provide all the finance ourselves, but it is of course too expensive. However, if cities were to, say, go in 50/50 with us to provide better fast charging, then it could work,” said Ki Sang Lee, Hyundai’s head of eco-friendly vehicles.

Here at Mitchell Hyundai, we can’t wait for the arrival of the Ioniq electric vehicle!

2016 Hyundai Tucson Earns Best Front Passenger Safety Ratings

Hyundai Tucson
The Hyundai Tucson is well ahead of the competition when it comes to safety.

Recently, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) tested seven entries in one of the market’s most popular segments — the small SUV. Out of all seven compact SUVs tested, only one vehicle rose above the rest to achieve a “Good” rating in the recent tests for front passenger safety. The Hyundai Tucson is now regarded as one of the safest vehicles in its segment.

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson was one of several small SUVs that were put through intense crash tests to measure how well it protected its occupants in the event of an accident. The small overlap front crash test replicates what would happen if the front corner of the vehicle in question collided with an object or another vehicle at speeds of 40 mph. The Tucson earned a “Good” rating on this test, while some competitors did not quite pass. Other vehicles tested included the Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, and Buick Encore, among others.

The IIHS also does not issue ratings for a small overlap front test on the passenger side. However, representatives of the IIHS said that the Hyundai Tucson easily would pass that test as well, and it’s possible they could require the passenger side to be tested equally as early as 2018. Either way, the 2016 Tucson rises above the competition in terms of safety.

Stop by Mitchell Hyundai in Enterprise, AL to test drive the Tucson and find even more about its top-of-the-line features!

Explore Dothan’s Landmark Park with the Whole Family

Dothan’s Landmark Park
Experience the fun of Landmark Park sometime this Summer!

On the southeastern outskirts of Dothan, Alabama’s Wiregrass Region, lies a scenic 135-acre park known as Dothan’s Landmark Park. If you’re looking for something fun to do, would like a glimpse into the cultural heritage of the region, or simply want to spend a mild summer day outdoors, then Landmark Park has something for you. From a historic church to an old farm to wildlife exhibits, and any number of local events, Dothan’s Landmark Park is the place to be.

From Monday through Saturday, the park is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, while Sunday hours run from noon to 6:00pm. Admission is free for park members, as well as for children ages two and under, while children from ages three to 12 cost $3 per person and adults cost $4. Prices and hours may vary for special events, so make sure to check the calendar ahead of time.

Dothan’s Landmark Park offers a number of cultural attractions such as the old-fashioned Martin Drugstore, Shelley General Store, and the State Agricultural Museum, as well as newer attractions and activities like the Digitarium Planetarium. Experience everything the Landmark Park has to offer. This park has fun activities for the entire family. Plus, make sure to read up on any special events to see if anything catches your eye.

Do you have a favorite attraction at Landmark Park? Let us know in the comments or by stopping by Mitchell Hyundai in Enterprise, AL!

New 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco Gets 40 MPG Highway

2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco
The Hyundai Elantra Eco gives drivers exactly what they have been looking for.

Hyundai has announced that the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco would be priced starting at $21,485, including the destination fee, giving customers even more bang for their buck.

The Eco model takes the standard 1.8-liter or optional 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the Elantra and replaces it with a 1.4-liter turbo, which the EPA has rated at an estimated 32 mpg city, 40 mpg highway, and 35 mpg combined.

It should be noted that for the 2017 model year and on, the EPA has updated its testing methodology to better reflect real-world numbers, leading to reduced fuel economy estimates across the board. In other words, 40 mpg highway on a 2017 model is actually more than 40 mpg highway on a 2016 model.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco isn’t just about efficiency, though; it also comes with numerous standard features, including dual-zone climate control, heated seats, blind-spot warning with cross traffic alert, and keyless entry and ignition. You’ll definitely want to take a look at it and the rest of the Elantra lineup at Mitchell Hyundai!

Even More Bentley Talent Hired to Head Hyundai Premium Car Designs

Hyundai Premium Car Designs
Hyundai is gaining all the tools it needs to beat the competition with design and style!

 

If you like Bentleys and find yourself increasingly pleased with Hyundai premium car designs, there may be a connection between the two.

After hiring Bentley design chief Luc Donckerwolke last year, Hyundai has now also brought in Sangyup Lee, Bentley’s exterior designer. Lee will work as vice president in charge of Hyundai and Genesis design and report to Donckerwolke, who is now the global head of Hyundai design and head of its Prestige Design Division.

Together, their primary project will be development of the Genesis, Hyundai’s premium car brand. In recent years, we’ve already seen Hyundai make ground in the luxury market. With the help of these two established talents, it may gain the direction—and style—it needs to become truly competitive. We can’t wait to see what they come up with at Mitchell Hyundai.

“The innovative design and surprising growth of Hyundai Motor has always made me proud as a Korean while I worked overseas. Now, I want to contribute in creating world-leading automobile designs for both Hyundai Motor and the Genesis brand,” said Lee.

If you have any questions about Genesis or the rest of the Hyundai lineup, visit us at Mitchell Hyundai in Enterprise, AL.

Hyundai is Officially the New Sponsor of the Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins
With the help of Hyundai’s sponsorship, the Dolphins’ stadium is going to look better than ever!

 

We might be right in the middle of baseball season. However, that hasn’t stopped Hyundai from revealing some very exciting football news!

According to a Hyundai press release, Hyundai is officially the new sponsor of the Miami Dolphins.

One of the most popular teams in the country, the Miami Dolphins are hoping that the sponsorship from Hyundai will help increase their popularity even more.

Meanwhile, the Dolphins will be the fifth football team that Hyundai has sponsored.

“We are excited to partner with Hyundai on this multi-year agreement,” Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer Todd Kline said. “Hyundai is a global brand investing in the growth of Miami and South Florida through the Miami Dolphins business and community initiatives. Once renovations are complete, the Hyundai Club at the north sideline and additional new features within the stadium will continue to make our venue a global iconic destination poised to host Dolphins football, concerts and world class events.”

Football and Hyundai vehicles are two of the best things on the planet, so Hyundai’s sponsorship with the Miami Dolphins is a winning combination!

Let us know what you think about the new sponsorship by commenting below or visit us at our Mitchell Hyundai location in Enterprise, AL.

Dothan, Alabama Parks to Visit

Dothan, Alabama Parks
Get outside this summer and enjoy some great parks in the Dothan, AL area!

Summer has finally arrived, and now is the perfect time to explore the beautiful surrounding of Dothan, Alabama! Some of the best places to enjoy the great outdoors in Dothan are the city’s various parks. This summer, be sure to stop by some of these Dothan, Alabama parks to visit!

Westgate Park

Westgate Park, one of Dothan’s most beautiful spots, is home to the Westgate Recreation Center, a facility where guests can enjoy a number of different physical activities, including swimming, volleyball, soccer, and gymnastics.

Eastgate Park

Where there is a Westgate Park, there must also be an Eastgate Park! This beautiful 200-acre area is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors of Dothan while walking, running, or biking.

Landmark Park

Perhaps the best place to explore nature in Dothan, Alabama is at Landmark Park. This park is filled with various nature trails. It is also home to the State Agricultural Museum of Alabama, as well as various shops, restaurants, and even a planetarium!

Have another park to add to the list? Let us know in the comments or visit Mitchell Hyundai in Enterprise, AL.

Why You Need Car Insurance

Why You Need Car Insurance
These days you need car insurance or you can face serious consequences.

Car insurance is a necessity if you plan on hitting the road in the modern day. Capable of saving you a fortune, car insurance is one of those things you don’t think you need—until you do. Playing it safe is much easier than foregoing insurance, especially when one in eight drivers is uninsured. Here’s a few reasons why you need car insurance from us here at Mitchell Hyundai.

  • Sheer Cost – We know. Car insurance can seem like a money drain, especially if you’ve never been in an accident. Once you’re in an accident, however, you’ll thank your lucky stars you had insurance. The average cost of an accident in property damage alone is over $9,000 per accident. Once you add in accidents with disabling injuries, that number skyrockets to over $80,000.
  • Saving Time – If you’re in an accident, your insurer will take care of most of what would be a major hassle for you. Dealing with a car accident and possible injuries is enough. Getting your car fixed is best left to your insurer.
  • The Law – Most states require drivers to have car insurance by law. Failure to maintain minimum coverage can result in vehicle impoundment, license suspension, and costly fines. Car insurance looks like an absolute steal compare to those headaches.

Hyundai Reveals Genesis Concept Car

Genesis Concept Car
We are very excited to see where the Genesis brand will go from here!

The 2016 New York International Auto Show had plenty in store for enthusiasts and average drivers alike. Teasers were flying to and fro prior to the show, and Hyundai wasn’t about to be left out. The Korean automaker announced the creation of a Genesis luxury brand not long ago. The Genesis concept car was teased in a photo that gave us a sneak peek at the car prior to its full reveal.

From the photo, we can see that the “New York Concept” has thin LED headlights that stand out against the dark background. While the car is little more than a silhouette, the curves and headlights give a clear idea of the style the luxury brand will bring to the road.

As for what else we can see, the Genesis concept has a large, wide grille with front fenders that blend into the hood. Combined with the headlights, the car boasts a signature look that doesn’t really compare to any other luxury brand.

The Genesis concept car officially debuted on March 23rd, and it went far beyond most enthusiasts’ expectations. The Genesis luxury brand stems from the success of the Hyundai Genesis sedan.

Here at Mitchell Hyundai, we’re pumped to see the new Genesis concept car move to the production line!

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