Last updated 4 years ago
Hyundai has always been known for its innovation in the car industry. By the year 2025, Hyundai is determined to have an average 50 mpg for its lineup of reliable vehicles. Several of their vehicles already have standard 40 mpg ratings.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has set the industry-wide goal of 35.5 mpg by 2016. Hyundai set its own goal of standard 35 mpg by 2015; a goal which they are mere steps away from achieving.
Blue Drive Technology
Several fuel economy issues have been improved by the introduction of Blue Drive technology.
Several features comprise the improved powertrain technology. Low-friction oil reduces driveline friction. Continuously variable valve timing combined with improved combustion efficiency reduces emissions and wasted gas.
When driving in city traffic, the Idle Stop & Go technology cuts the engine when the car is stopped, and immediately restarts as soon as the clutch is engaged. This also greatly reduces emissions and fuel consumption. In fact, stop-and-go traffic can decrease your vehicle’s fuel efficiency by as much as 12%, which makes this technology incredibly vital.
To reduce underbody drag, panels have been installed that cover the drag-inducing cavities along the undercarriage. Brake-pad drag has also been reduced and low-rolling resistance tires are utilized.
Hybrids come to mind right away when fuel-efficiency is mentioned. Hyundai has been known to set the standard for hybrid vehicles, including the Sonata. The latest Hyundai Sonata features a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, the most advanced lithium polymer battery available in the auto industry, and an electric motor. Together, these features achieve an impressive 40 highway mpg.
If you’re in the market for a new or pre-owned car, then make Bohn Hyundai your destination. Call (888) 903-3785 with any questions about our inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles.
Last updated 4 years ago
Buying a car is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. To save money and make the process easier, many people choose to buy a pre-owned vehicle. This is still a big decision, and it deserves plenty of research. A large part of that research must be done at the dealership and during the test drive. Here are a few things to consider when test driving a pre-owned vehicle:
When you are test driving a car, one of the most important factors is sound. You want to make sure that the noise made by the engine, the wind, and the tires on the road don’t make the ride too loud or unpleasant. In a used car, also listen for any unusual sounds brought on by previous damage or wear and tear—this can be a great indicator of the car’s condition.
Are the seats and steering wheel comfortable? How is the suspension? You must also consider the steering and handling. Make sure that the car you are buying feels natural and easy to steer.
- Does it Have Enough Power?
Take the car to as many places as you can while test driving. If you live in a hilly area, see how well it can climb a hill. Take the vehicle on the freeway to see how quickly it gets up to speed, and if it will maintain that speed easily. Drive the car as you would normally drive; it should have enough power to fit your driving style.
While you are in the car and on the road, you have the opportunity to try out the radio, air conditioning, and other amenities. Make sure that the car is not missing some feature you cannot live without.
Come to Bohn Hyundai and take a seat in our wide selection of new and usedHyundai vehicles. Our inventory includes pre-owned and certified used Hyundai vehicles, so give us a call at (888) 903-3785 to schedule a test drive today!
Last updated 4 years ago
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra will set precedents for years to come. Any driver who’s looking for a new compact car with the room of a mid-size vehicle and the sleekness of a sports car should consider the 2012 Elantra.
- Performance: With a lighter engine and standard 40 mpg, the Hyundai Elantra outdoes its competition by miles. Its groundbreaking six-speed automatic transmission creates a smoother ride and better fuel efficiency. Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing reduces emissions and increases fuel economy.
- Safety: The vehicle stability management system comprises electronic stability control, traction control system, and anti-lock brake system, and engages in any potentially hazardous situation. Electronic stability control corrects oversteering and has been shown to cut down on single-car accidents by 30%. The traction control system enables safer driving in inclement weather. Anti-lock brakes make it possible to keep control of the vehicle when you come to a sudden stop.
- Interior: The Elantra is technically a compact car, but the government classifies it as a midsize vehicle because of all its leg room. All the audio and climate controls are within easy reach of the driver and noise, vibration, and harshness have all been reduced. iPod and USB ports are available for instant entertainment on the road. XM radio and navigation system are options as well.
- Exterior: The 2012 Elantra’s exterior is sportier than previous compact cars. This vehicle is also more intuitive than its competitors. When your key is in the proximity of the vehicle, a push of a button will start the car.
If you’re in the New Orleans area and are in the market for a new or pre-owned Hyundai, then call (888) 903-3785 or visit Bohn Hyundai today. Our new and pre-owned Hyundai dealership also offers repair and maintenance at our quality service center.
Last updated 5 years ago
Hyundai vehicles are consistently built to outperform the competition, offering more features for a much lower price. If you want to learn more about the options and advantages that Hyundai’s 2012 vehicles offer, then take a look at these helpful links.
For more information, call Bohn Hyundai at (888) 903-3785.