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2022 Hyundai Tucson Release Info

What’s New in 2022?

The highly anticipated 2022 Hyundai Tucson will be arriving at dealerships later this spring across the country. The larger and more stylish 2022 Tucson receives a full redesign from the ground up and is equipped with a bevy of new safety and convenience technology features including:

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Pedestrian Detection added to Forward-Collision Avoidance (FCA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • LED headlights and daytime running lights
  • High Beam Assist
  • Downhill Brake Control and Trailer Sway Control
  • 8.8-inch touchscreen

All of the previously listed features are standard on every trim level of the 2022 Tucson, meaning you don’t have to pay more for features that are essential to your safety. The 2022 Tucson comes standard with a 2.5L 8-speed transmission engine and a 1.6L turbo engine that will power all plug-in and hybrid versions. The plug-in version is reported to have a 28-mile electric-only range. Beyond loads of standard technology, the interior of the 2022 Tucson has been redesigned with a modern dashboard featuring a digital dash cluster, push-button shifter, and full touch-sensitive environmental controls.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Pricing

SE2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®FWD$24,950
SEL2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®FWD$26,500
SEL Conv2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®FWD$29,100
SEL Premium2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®FWD$30,800
N Line2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®FWD$30,600
Limited2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®FWD$34,700
SE2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$26,350
SEL2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$27,900
SEL Conv2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$30,500
SEL Premium2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$32,200
N Line2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$32,000
Limited2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$36,100
Blue HEV1.6L GDI Turbo 4-cyl.6-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$29,050
SEL Convenience HEV1.6L GDI Turbo 4-cyl.6-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$31,650
Limited HEV1.6L GDI Turbo 4-cyl.6-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$37,350
*Freight Charges of $1,185*

America’s Best Warranty

Just like every other Hyundai model the 2022 Tucson is equipped with America’s Best Warranty that includes the following for no extra cost:

  • 5 year/60,000-mile comprehensive warranty
  • 10 year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty
  • 3 years/36,000-mile Complimentary Maintenance
  • 7 year/Unlimited miles Anti-perforation warranty 
  • 5 year/Unlimited miles 24-hour Roadside Assistance

2022 Tucson Availability

Due to unprecedented demand, Hyundai has created an enhanced reservation program for the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. By putting down a refundable $100 deposit, customers can reserve their spot to be one of the first to own the Tucson when it arrives later this spring or early summer. Here is everything you need to know about the reservation program:

  1. Visit this page to build your Tucson and select your preferred Hyundai Dealer.
  2. Make a reservation by placing a $100 deposit that is completely refundable.
  3. A friendly Hyundai representative will contact you to confirm the details of your vehicle reservation.
  4. Your preferred Hyundai dealer will reach out to you once the 2022 Tucson arrives to schedule a viewing, test drive, and delivery of your Tucson. If you choose to go forward with the purchase the $100 deposit will apply to your vehicle purchase.

“The all-new Tucson is a game-changer in its segment with progressive design, eco-focused powertrains, and segment-leading technologies,” 

said Angela Zepeda, CMO, Hyundai Motor America. 

“The reservation program allows our most excited customers to reserve their Tucson today.”
Keep up to date with the Spokane Hyundai Blog for updates on the 2022 Tucson and anything else Hyundai.

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Hyundai Reveals Bold New Redesign for 2022 Kona

Hyundai has released full details on the much anticipated 2022 Hyundai Kona, which is receiving a significant redesign. The reimagining is headlined by a brand new N-Line trim level, which offers a sporty new appearance and a turbocharged engine to match its look.

What’s New on the 2022 Hyundai Kona?

Exterior Design

The 2022 Kona has preserved the signature look of the Kona, while reimaging the design of the front end. The Kona’s signature “eyelid” LED front headlights make a return and are accented by an all new fascia design and a metallic coloured front bumper give the Kona an armor cladded aesthetic. The rear end of the vehicle receives a similar overhaul with a new tail lights and back end design.

Interior Design

The interior of the redesigned Kona aims to match the rugged yet refined look of the exterior. New features include an optional electronic parking brake for convenience, ambient lighting in the cup holders and foot wells give the Kona a prestigious look and has an aluminum-like finish. For improvements, the Kona’s rear cargo area has more space, the second row has more legroom and USB ports for all second row passengers.

New Technology

The 2022 Kona features a 10.25 inch centre display which offers split screen capabilities, multiple bluetooth connections and voice recognition features. It of course offers industry standard technology like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay but impressively also includes Digital Key, which lets you use your smartphone control parts of your vehicle. This includes locking and unlocking the vehicle remotely, activating the panic button or even starting the engine. Never worry about being stranded after losing your keys with this handy feature. Beyond basic convenience features, the 2022 Kona offers the following active and passive safety features:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with stop and go
  • Highway Drive Assist (HDA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Safe Exit Warning (SEW)

Kona N-Line

The announcement of the 2022 Kona comes with a brand new sporty trim level, for the driving enthusiast. The N-Line offers a sportier design with a unique front look featuring body colour front cladding, dual tipped rear exhaust, and larger air intakes which are finished with 18 inch alloy wheels. The N-Line even comes with an optional “N-Line color package” which features black seats with red stitching, metal pedals and “N” logos for the seats. 

New Powertrain

The non electric 2022 Kona comes in two engine options, the stock option is an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) with 147 horsepower and 132 ft-lb of torque. The aforementioned N-Line cranks up the fun factor with a turbo charged engine offering 195 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Despite the increased horsepower, a dual clutch transmission offers great fuel economy while not sacrificing performance.

Kona Electric

Hyundai has impressively given the standard Kona, N-Line, and Electric versions extremely distinct yet stylish looks. The Kona Electric features a sleeker front fascia design and more aerodynamic and smoothed front end. New daytime running lights and headlamps and front vents aimed at efficient airflow finish off the sophisticated and futuristic look of the Electric Kona. Inside, the electric Kona receives a similar improvement like the other trims, featuring new 10.25 inch display screens. Beyond the styling, the Kona Electric employs a high-efficiency 150 kW (201 horsepower) permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor supplied by a high-voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery. This impressive set up pumps out an incredible 291 lb-ft of instant torque while still offering an estimated fuel economy of 132 city/108 highway/ 120 combined based on internal testing. As for the range and charge of the Kona Electric, users can expect a range of 258 miles and can charge from 10 to 80 percent in 47 minutes using the “Level-III fast charge rate”. In the event of an extended cold snap (like the one we are currently experiencing) the Kona offers a battery warming system and is standard on SEL or higher trim levels. The system helps prevent excessively long battery-charging intervals in cold temperatures. In addition, in Winter Mode, the battery warmer can minimize battery-power losses due to low winter temperatures.

Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance and America’s Best Warranty

No matter which trim level of Hyundai you choose to drive, you are miles ahead of the competition due to huge savings on maintenance. Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance offers no charge oil changes and tire rotations for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles of vehicle ownership. On top of this, Hyundai’s America’s Best Warranty gives you an unbelievable 10 year/ 100,000 mile powertrain warranty to give you peace of mind over the full life of your Hyundai. 

For more in-depth information on the upcoming 2022 Hyundai Kona, check out this press release from Hyundai. As always, stay posted to our blog for updates on the 2022 Kona, including any upcoming release date information.

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Hyundai Teases All New IONIQ 5 Crossover SUV

Hyundai Motors has teased the highly anticipated IONIQ 5 crossover SUV, which is the first model in the IONIQ dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) lineup. The IONIQ 5 distinguishes itself by being the first vehicle paired with Hyundai’s Electrical-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which is an innovative system made exclusively for next-generation BEV’s that aims to launch a new era of clean mobility for Hyundai.

The IONIQ 5 features an innovative and distinctive experience designed specifically for battery electric vehicles. One of these design elements is showcased on the front fender of the vehicle which is the array of pixel-inspired lights and clamshell hood which spans the entire width of the vehicle and eliminates panel gaps while achieving a high-tech look. The futuristic exterior design is finished with super-sized 20 inch Aero-optimized wheels.

“IONIQ 5 presents an all-new customer experience through innovative EV design that is evocative of the icon that established Hyundai’s design DNA,” 

said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. 

“Beginning with IONIQ 5, our dedicated BEV lineup brand will redefine the relationship between people and their cars, establishing a new standard against which all BEV design experiences will be measured.”
Hyundai has also released short teaser videos showing the IONIQ 5 in action across everyday situations like how it can drastically change what it means to go on a camping trip. See how cooking, listening to music, and running in the woods takes on a new meaning with the Hyundai IONIQ 5.

Keep posted to our blog for any future updates on everything Hyundai, including the futuristic and eco-friendly IONIQ 5.

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The Redesigned 2021 Santa Fe

Hyundai showed off the 2021 Santa Fe’s new face earlier this year, but it turns out that the updates go deeper under the surface. The mid-size SUV also gets two new gasoline engines, new features, and adds a hybrid variant. The gas versions will arrive first, by the end of this year, while the hybrid is coming early in 2021 and will eventually be followed by a plug-in-hybrid Santa Fe as well.

New Engines

The new base engine is a 2.5-liter inline-four with 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, improvements of 6 hp and 3 lb-ft over the old 2.4-liter engine. It uses an eight-speed automatic and comes standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive optional. Hyundai says the new engine will provide up to 26 mpg combined, a 1 mpg bump.

The optional turbo engine is an even more significant upgrade, with the new turbo 2.5-liter inline-four providing significantly more power than the old 2.0T—277 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque, to be specific, increases of 42 hp and 51 lb-ft. Despite the extra grunt, this engine is also said to offer a fuel-economy increase, with up to 25 mpg combined. The transmission is an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic, and the 2.5T also comes with standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive.

The new Santa Fe hybrid pairs a 178-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four with a six-speed automatic and a 59-hp electric motor. Total output stands at 225 hp, bisecting the gas engine options. Hyundai isn’t talking efficiency numbers yet, but we expect its combined EPA estimate to fall somewhere in the mid-30-mpg range. A plug-in hybrid is a bit further down the road and should have a larger battery pack to enable some amount of all-electric driving range.

Trim Levels and Design

Sitting at the top of the lineup is a new Calligraphy trim level, a name that’s shared with the three-row Palisade’s top model. It comes standard with the turbo engine and all-wheel drive, and features special leather upholstery, 20-inch wheels, a different grille, and a few other trim differences.

All 2021 Santa Fe models get the updated look, with the reshaped grille and different headlights and taillights. The wheel designs are also new across the board, and Hyundai says it has improved interior materials. The updated center console features a floating design, a pushbutton shifter, and the standard an optional touchscreens grow larger, from 7.0 to 8.0 inches and from 8.0 inches to 10.3 inches. There’s also an extra 0.5 cubic foot of cargo space.

Newly optional features include wireless charging, a remote parking system, upgraded driver-assistance systems, and a digital key system that allows you to use your smartphone as the key.

Hyundai won’t release pricing until closer to the 2021 Santa Fe’s on-sale date later this year, but we don’t think it will stray too far from the current model’s base price of $27,450. The loaded Santa Fe Calligraphy will likely start well above $40,000.

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Hyundai Wins Four 2020 Good Design Awards

Hyundai Motor Company started off the new year in style, winning 4 Good Design Awards. The award winning concept designs were all EV concepts, and included the 45, Prophecy, all new 2021 Hyundai Elantra and the Hyundai Hi-Charger which is an ultra-fast EV charging infrastructure. 

“Hyundai’s design vision to provide lifestyle mobility that coexists with people’s lives has been recognized by winning these awards,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “Especially through our EV design, we would like to forge a strong emotional connection between humans and automobiles, giving more value to our customer’s everyday life.”

The 45 EV concept was first introduced at the International Motor Show 2019 in Frankfurt. The 45 is a futuristic homage to Hyundai’s iconic Pony Coupe Concept. The styling of 45 is defined by its monocoque-style form, aerodynamics, light-weight design inspired by aircrafts, and diamond-shaped silhouette. This isn’t the first time the 45 was awarded for its innovative design, the 45 received praise and accolades from other world-renowned design competitions, including the 2020 International Design Excellence Awards, 2020 Red Dot Awards, and the iF Design Award 2020. Such accolades raise expectations of the upcoming release of IONIQ 5, Hyundai’s first dedicated EV in the new IONIQ lineup brand launching next year.

Hyundai Prophecy EV Concept

The 45 isn’t the only highly awaited EV concept as the newly revealed Prophecy is Hyundai’s visionary concept that signifies a direction of future EV styling based on the Sensuous Sportiness design identity. It expands on the era-defining example set by the 45 EV concept that stripped away complexity in favor of clean lines and minimalistic structures. Prophecy won ‘Best of the Best’ in 2020 Red Dot Awards’ Design Concept group, and the concept was also named a finalist for 2020 International Design Excellence Awards.

2021 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai’s success isn’t just tied to far future concept designs, as the currently on the road 2021 Elantra received top marks as well. The seventh generation Elantra which had its debut earlier this year offers a futuristic and innovative look and feel, thanks to its Parametric Dynamics design elements. The vehicle’s exterior design is adorned with unique style features including a parametric-jewel-pattern grille and a H-tail Lamp that creates a Hyundai “flying H” logo-like shape. The interior further complements the Elantra’s overall appeal with a 10-inch information-display cluster and infotainment system.

Hyundai Hi-Charger

Hyundai knows that one of the biggest barriers to entry for new EV drivers is how long your vehicle range is and how long it takes to charge. The Hyundai Hi-Charger demonstrates the brand’s commitment to offer a completely new charging experience to EV owners. The 350kW ultra-fast charger enables users to easily power their EVs without feeling the weight of connectors and cables. The user simply chooses the position of a vehicle’s charging port on a digital screen, and a connector automatically rotates and descends to the selected point for an effortless connection. Earlier this year, the Hyundai Hi-Charger won a prize in the User Experience Design category of the 2020 Red Dot Design Awards.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the GOOD DESIGN Awards program is one of the oldest design competitions in the world. Every year, the program selects a list of products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions for innovation and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace.

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Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) & Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)

What is Hyundai’s Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) & Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)?

There are around 6 million vehicle accidents every year in the United States, 6% of which end in fatal collisions. Hyundai strives to combat this growing problem by developing a set of safety and technology features that can reduce the damage done by collisions or even avoid them completely. With this in mind, Hyundai has deployed the Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) & Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) across its 2020 and 2021 models. BCW uses radar sensors located in the rear bumper to scan any vehicles in your blind-spot in conjunction with a forward facing camera to detect the lane markers in front of you.

The Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) system works by scanning your blind-spot area for any approaching vehicles, if the system detects a vehicle a small icon appears on your side mirror to alert the driver that a vehicle is unseen in your blindspot. If you activate your turn signal to the side where the vehicle is in your blind-spot, the system will sound an audible alert to further warn the driver. The Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) works on top of BCW to provide additional safety, and if needed, take control of the vehicle to prevent an imminent collision. The system will brake and steer the vehicle back into its original lane If the driver is unaware of the audio and visual warnings that a vehicle is in your blind-spot.

How Does Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) & Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) Work?

Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) & Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) are activated in different ways depending on the model you have.

Check out this great video from Hyundai on how to activate and customize the system on various models.

New Hyundai Vehicles with Blind-spot Collision Warning & Collision-Avoidance Assist

Hyundai’s BCW is widely available across all Hyundai vehicles. The collision-avoidance assist option is available on vehicles like the Sonata and the award winning Palisade. Contact Spokane Hyundai today to get more information on Hyundai’s Blind-spot technology, or visit our showroom to try it for yourself on one of our many test drive units.

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Smart Cruise Control (SCC)

What is Hyundai’s Smart Cruise Control? (SCC)

American worker commuter times are currently at an all time high, with the average driver spending over 9 calendar days commuting to work every year.  Since you are spending so much time commuting why not make the experience a more enjoyable and relaxing one? Hyundai has answered the call by developing the Smart Cruise Control (SCC) system, making your daily commute, and long road trips a more stress-free experience. SCC works by using a forward mounted radar system to detect the distance and speed of all vehicles in front of your Hyundai.

The system is able to maintain a set speed like normal cruise control but also will slow down to a complete stop or speed up to maintain a certain distance from the vehicle in front of you. This means that when you set your SCC you don’t have to constantly brake and speed up to adjust your speed to match the traffic and vehicle in front of you. You are able to customize the SCC settings to follow closer or further away depending on the traffic you are currently experiencing. The helplessness of being stuck in a bad traffic jam can cause serious stress, Hyundai’s Smart Cruise Control (SCC) is an easy way to lessen it.

How Does Smart Cruise Control (SCC) Work?

In order to activate Smart Cruise Control (SCC) you will need to:

  1. Make sure the vehicle is turned and the engine is running.
2. Press the “Cruise” button located on the top right of your steering wheel.

3. To activate SCC press the “Set Speed” button. Reduce or increase the speed by pressing up or down.

4. To adjust the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you press the “SCC” (car icon) button. The system is now on and will adjust speed automatically.

Here is a video from Hyundai explaining how to activate and adjust the system in more detail.

New Hyundai Vehicles with Smart Cruise Control (SCC)

The Smart Cruise Control (SCC) system is widely available on new Hyundai vehicles including the Palisade and Tucson. Are you ready to feel stress fade away on your daily commute by trying the SCC yourself? Contact one of our sales specialists to arrange a viewing and test drive or simply stop by our showroom to get more information on Smart Cruise Control or any other exclusive Hyundai safety technology.

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Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection

What is Hyundai’s Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA)?

Distracted driving leads to over 1.6 million vehicle collisions every year and an astonishing 1 out of 4 accidents in the US are caused by a distracted driver. With these staggeringly high numbers, you will undoubtedly encounter distracted drivers when you are out and about driving in your vehicle. As an industry leader, Hyundai has introduced numerous groundbreaking safety features to combat the effects of distracted driving like the Hyundai Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) system.

Using a combination of radar technology and camera sensors the FCA can detect if you are about to collide with a vehicle in front of you by measuring the speed of vehicles and objects in front of you. The FCA system will provide an audio and visual warning to the driver to alert them they are rapidly approaching another vehicle. If you are still rapidly approaching the vehicle in front of you the FCA system will apply the brakes to avoid the collision. If your Hyundai is equipped with FCA with Pedestrian detection then the system will also detect pedestrians at crosswalks and similarly apply the brakes if need be.

How Does Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) Work?

In order to activate Hyundai’s FCA system you will need to:

Ensure the vehicle is turned on and use the LCD display control button on the right side of your steering wheel to get to the user settings menu.

Continue to the driver assistance menu and select forward safety.

From here you can select which setting works best for you. Active Assist will apply the brakes to slow down the vehicle if need be. Warning only, as it sounds, will only provide the audio and visual warnings and will rely on the driver of the vehicle to brake appropriately.

Check out this video from Hyundai USA for a more detailed explanation.

New Hyundai Vehicles with Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection

Hyundai’s FCA is a simple and easy way to avoid the true cost of distracted driving. This safety feature is widely available on new 2020 and 2021 Hyundai models including the Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata entry level models. If you have any questions on Hyundai’s FCA system or any other of Hyundai’s exclusive safety technology don’t hesitate to contact one of our product specialists at (509) 944-3600. Or drop by our showroom located on Sprague avenue in the Spokane valley.