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This SUV is Bad to the Bone

The annual Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Association (SEMA) show is coming up the first week in November, drawing auto industry executives and business leaders from around the world to Las Vegas. It’s a chance for parts and accessory manufacturers to show off their wares, and for automakers to let their hair down and show how a little creativity can turn a production vehicle into something from a Mad Max movie. This year Hyundai has teamed with Rockstar Performance Garage to transform a Santa Fe SUV into an off-road beast. “Rockstar conveys its endless brand energy in everything we do,” Nick Ashby, developer of the Rockstar SUV said. “Our Rockstar Santa Fe Concept is simultaneously all-show and all-go, a non-compromising concept with tremendous capabilities and a confident demeanor to match.” Although you can’t buy the concept vehicle, you can test drive and purchase the popular Santa Fe at Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road.

List of Modifications Goes On and On

There are so many modifications to the Rockstar Santa Fe that its probably easier to list the items that didn’t change. You can’t miss the Santa Fe, with its lifted menacing presence enhanced by four giant 35-inch off road tires. Under the hood is a 3.3L V6 engine from Lambda that has a nitrous assist package along with a special cold air intake and cooling setup. LED lighting, a blacked out stealth grill, rock sliders, a winch, skid plates and cool paint job all contribute to make this one Santa Fe that’s a must see for off-road enthusiasts. Although the public can’t attend the SEMA show, there is an after party on November 4 where all the modified vehicles will be available to everyone for inspection.

Want Speed over Brawn? Check Out the Santa Fast

The fun thing about the SEMA show is seeing all the different interpretations of production vehicles. The Santa Fe that you can buy at your Phoenix Hyundai dealer, Chapman Hyundai, is a perfect blend of comfort, style and utility. For those who like a beefier off-road machine, the Rockstar Santa Fe is the ticket. But if you are a demon for speed, you need to see the Santa Fast. The standard Santa Fe motor has been replaced by a twin-turbo V6 that’s outfitted with heavy duty pistons, special injectors and a reworked valve assembly to deliver a whopping 1,040 horsepower. Special suspension and a racing interior have turned this everyday Santa Fe into a real racer that could compete on any road track in the world. To see both Santa Fes and all the other special vehicles at the SEMA show, go to the SEMA Ignited website and purchase tickets.


#ThisIsLoyalty Taps into College Fans

Loyal fans of the Arizona State University Sun Devil football team will have a little extra added attraction for the game on Saturday, October 29. Along with hosting the Oregon Ducks, ASU will also be the place where the Hyundai marketing team sets up an interactive display complete with new vehicles, tailgating games and a chance to win school gear. A modified Hyundai Santa Fe will be on display as the ultimate tailgating vehicle, complete with TV monitors to keep track of what’s going on around the country. Phoenix Hyundai fans who like what they see can head over to Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road anytime for a test drive and more information.

Marketing Campaign Includes Media Blitz

Expect to see a lot of Hyundai this college football season, with a slew of television and radio ads along with social media posts. As the number one car brand for customer loyalty, Hyundai is also getting consumers involved by inviting fans to share pictures, tweets and posts about their loyalty, whether its to Hyundai or their college football team. Just use the hashtag #ThisIsLoyalty to have a chance to get your post displayed on Hyundai’s microsite. “Loyalty, passion and dedication are attributes we share closely with college football fans and we built that at Hyundai by striving to better their experience with our vehicles and brand,” said Hyundai CMO Dean Evans. “This program has been extremely successful at engaging fans within the college football ecosystem, and as fans ourselves, we love celebrating the passion that’s expressed every Saturday.”

Santa Fe Built for Tailgating

Although Hyundai will be showing off a Santa Fe that’s expressly built for the tailgating experience, you can buy any Santa Fe and have a good time partying with friends. With a new stylish exterior, available leather seating and a 60/40 rear seat that folds down all the way to make room for barbeques and coolers, the Santa Fe is the perfect SUV for a trip to a game, outdoor adventure or a daily commute. Seating up to 7 adults, the Santa Fe has a 290 horsepower V6 engine that still achieves 25 mpg on the highway. An impressive infotainment system that allows Bluetooth streaming and hands-free communication can keep you up to date on all the scores across the country before your kickoff. Don’t forget that Hyundai’s 5-year/60,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty is the best in the nation. See all the advantages and plan your next tailgating adventure by taking a trip to Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road.


Each Purchase Results in Donation to Hope on Wheels

Every time someone buys a new vehicle at dealerships like Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road, the cure for childhood cancer gets just a bit closer. As of this year, Hyundai and its dealer partners have donated $115 million for pediatric cancer research through its Hyundai Hope on Wheels (HHOW) foundation. Since its inception in 1998, the program has provided funding for more than 700 research efforts at facilities and children’s hospitals in the United States. HHOW picks national ambassadors who are unfortunately familiar with the fight against cancer to travel the country and spread the message. This year, a pair of 12-year olds will be attending events and spreading a message of hope to patients across the country.

Hannah Adams was first diagnosed with cancer at age 5. Now in remission, Hannah is pursuing her interest in dance and music to set an example of what is possible for other victims of cancer. “Children diagnosed with cancer, along with their families, need the hope that I was given when going through treatments. What I want to tell other kids is that ‘life is precious, you never know what it has in store, but hope is always worth fighting for,’” she said.

Ryan Darby found out he had cancer six years ago but with the help of doctors and programs like HHOW has managed to continue spreading a message of hope. He loves playing all types of sports as well as speaking with young cancer patients and their families. “I want other children to know that even though cancer is a crazy disease, you can beat it!” he said. “For six years, I have been spreading awareness and I don’t want to stop now. It is going to take more than one 12-year-old boy to beat cancer, but I have done it before, and I won’t stop until we do it again together.”

Hyundai Doles Out $7.5 Million

Hyundai recently announced awards totaling $7.5 million in its HHOW Scholar and Young Investigator programs. Committed to the program until the words “your child has cancer” are never again spoken, the company has a goal of adding another $100 million donation to its staggering total. Through the efforts of the company, volunteers, the employees of your Phoenix Hyundai dealer, Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road, and the public, Hyundai anxiously longs for the day when HHOW is no longer necessary.


First Installment is All-Electric

When the Hyundai Ioniq debuts this fall at Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road, it will be in the form of an all-electric vehicle that reaches a healthy 110 miles on a full charge. The all-electric version of the Ioniq will be followed by a hybrid this winter, with the plug-in hybrid available next summer. Ever since the inception of electric-based vehicles, there has been a debate as to what type of power is the best. Hyundai has settled the debate by offering virtually the same car with all three electric power options. This is just the beginning for Hyundai, which promises to have a vehicle lineup by 2020 that includes two hydrogen models, two all-electric vehicles, six hybrid plug-ins and a whopping 12 different hybrid models. Compare the entire lineup at your Phoenix Hyundai dealer.

Quick Charge Gets You on the Road

Opt for the 28.0 kwH charging unit and you can bring the new electric Ioniq up to an 80 percent charge in about 20 minutes. A standard household charger is also available but charges more slowly. The electric Ioniq comes with a 43 horsepower alternating current motor that has plenty of low-end torque to get you going and keep you moving at highway speeds. The lithium ion polymer battery pack is located under the rear seats and delivers 1.6 kwH of power. You’ll notice little differences between the electric Ioniq and the two hybrid versions. For one, the electric version doesn’t have a gasoline motor that needs cooling, so there is no open area where the grille is normally located. The rear lights of the electric vehicle are also a little different, and there’s a hint of copper coloring on the outside and interior to “create the impression that electricity is flowing through the whole car’s interior,” according to a press release from Hyundai.

Hyundai Looks to Attract New Demographic

“Ioniq will attract an entirely new group of eco- and efficiency-oriented buyers in the U.S. market,” according to Mike O’Brien, Hyundai VP. “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 lifestyles.” The futuristic design of the Ioniq interior signals a transition from the old to the new, just as the powertrain options are marking a new era in fuel efficiency. The controls are all laid out with an eye for intuitive operation, enhancing the driving experience. Test drive the new Ioniq electric vehicle this fall when it hits the showroom at Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road.

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Hyundai Gives You Rest of Year Off From Payments

Qualified buyers can get into a new Hyundai Elantra or Sonata right now and receive 0.9 Annual Percentage Rate for up to 60 months plus no payments for the next six months. The Hyundai Paycation Sales Event is going on at Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road. Whether you choose an Elantra or Sonata that qualifies for the Paycation finance package or one of many other great promotions, you can get into a new car for as little as $169 a month. Hyundai is offering bonus cash of up to $3,000 to help take care of the down payment. Everything from the affordable Elantra to the luxurious Equus have a financing promotion that makes affording a new Hyundai easier than ever before.

Best Ever May Keeps Sales Booming

Spurred on by strong performance from the Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) line, Hyundai had its best May ever last month, selling 71,006 vehicles in the United States alone. “Our refreshed CUV lineup continues to exhibit strength in this market,” according to Hyundai North America VP Derric Hatami. Tucson, the smallest CUV Hyundai offers, almost doubled its sales over May of 2015. The Santa Fe is 123 percent over May of 2015, while the Santa Fe Sport saw an increase of 74 percent above the previous May sales. Hyundai’s finance promotions are expected to keep sales on a record pace for the calendar year.

BoostUp Helps Save For Down Payment

Hyundai has teamed up with to allow consumers to save money specifically for a down payment on a new Hyundai. Putting its money where its mouth is, Hyundai will match the first $500 you save towards a down payment, effectively doubling your money. When you’re ready to purchase your new Hyundai, simply go to the website, create your certificate and bring it to Chapman Hyundai on Bell Road, your Phoenix Hyundai dealership. It’s like layaway for a new car where the store also chips in for your purchase! What could be easier? This offer runs through January 2017 and you must take delivery from dealer stock.

Other Programs Make Buying Easy

Hyundai wants to make owning a new vehicle as painless as possible, which is why the company has several standing programs to help with down payments. The Valued Owner Coupon, College Grad Program, and Military Program all offer cash incentives based on eligibility. College grads within the last two years get $400 towards a purchase or lease. The Military Program gives both active duty and veterans an additional $500 off eligible vehicles.

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Got a SmartWatch? This App Controls Your Genesis

Hyundai is on the cutting edge of automobile technology in many areas, but none more so than the Blue Link Smartwatch App. Simply go to the iTunes or Google App store and download the appropriate version to have complete control with either voice or touch of your Hyundai Genesis. You can lock and unlock the doors, start or stop the engine, flash the lights, find your car in a crowded parking lot or simply honk the horn in the case of an emergency. Your watch is also linked to roadside assistance or customer care. See a demonstration of the app at your Phoenix Hyundai dealer, Chapman Hyundai.

Genesis Technology Provides Comfort and Convenience

The Hyundai Genesis is much more than a premium sports sedan, it is a hive of innovation where new ideas become a reality to provide an outstanding driving experience. Features like a hands-free smart trunk opens when you stand in front of it for more than three seconds, saving you from trying to juggle a load while fumbling for your keys. A carbon dioxide sensor measures the amount of CO2 in the cabin, activating the ventilation system when levels get too high. Many vehicles have tire pressure indicators, but the Genesis is one of the few that tells you the pressure of each individual tire.

High-Definition Touchscreen Displays Vivid Navigation

Add the optional navigation high-definition touchscreen and you get a powerful computer powered by an Intel chip that delivers vibrant resolution of your route and the surrounding area. This feature, normally reserved for much more expensive luxury vehicles, provides instant response to your inputs without any lag time. The system also has an information screen that controls your audio and hands-free communication with a simple touch, leaving you free to concentrate on the road ahead.

Intelligent Assistant Helps You Prepare for Daily Drive

The Genesis Intelligent Assistant App works with any brand smartphone to integrate data from the vehicle, Blue Link, the Internet and your smartphone to simplify your daily driving experience. You’ll get notifications and reminders of scheduled events to keep you on track. The Intelligent Assistant App can also estimate departure times, show gas station locations and relay vehicle health status. “Customers told us they want Blue Link to work like their smartphone and we’ve worked with Google, Covisint and Station Digital Media to deliver this level of functionality,” according to Barry Ratzlaff, Hyundai customer service director. Check out the Phoenix Hyundai inventory at Chapman Hyundai and see how the new Genesis technology can improve your daily commute.


JD Power Survey Shows Owner Satisfaction

When compared to all other small SUVs, the JD Power Initial Quality Study shows the Hyundai Tucson to have the fewest reported problems per 100 vehicles. The research institute questioned more than 84,000 new vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership and compiled the results of more than 244 different vehicle models. With features like a smooth-shifting 7-speed automatic transmission, plush interior seats and a standard 5-inch touchscreen audio system, the Hyundai Tucson is creating happy drivers all across America. See and test drive the Tucson with a visit to your Phoenix Hyundai dealer, Chapman Hyundai.

Four Trim Levels Offer Plenty of Options

Consumers have a choice of four different trim levels that offer a variety of price points and a number of standard options. The base SE model starts at only $22,700 and includes standard features such as a rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring system, electronic stability control and keyless entry. Step up to the Eco trim package and you add better gas mileage, LED running lights, power windows and a power driver seat. The Sport model starts at just a hair over $26,000. It comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, a hands-free liftgate and a number of driver assist safety features. The top-of-the-line Hyundai Tucson is the Limited, which still starts at less than $30,000. It has LED head and taillights, dual climate control and the availability of a number of features not offered on the other models. The Ultimate Package for the Limited includes high intensity headlights, rear parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof and heated rear seats.

Four-cylinder Engine Delivers Efficiency

Whether you choose the SE with the inline 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine or the 1.6-liter turbocharged powerplant in any of the other trim levels, you get a motor and transmission that provide excellent efficiency and plenty of power. The SE model pairs its engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission, delivering 164 horsepower and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. The other models come with the 7-speed automatic that not only provides seamless shifting, but gives up to 33 miles per gallon on the Eco model when choosing the front-wheel drive option. All models have available all-wheel drive, which sacrifices a couple of miles per gallon but provides plenty of traction in all types of weather.

Hyundai Offers America’s Best Warranty

With 5-year/60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper coverage along with 10-year/100,000-mile protection on the powertrain, a new Hyundai warranty is the best protection offered by any U.S. automaker. Hyundai also has a 7-year/unlimited mileage perforation warranty, which protects you in the case your vehicle should develop any rust holes. See why the Tucson is quickly becoming America’s favorite small SUV with a trip to Chapman Hyundai.


Bold and Brawny is Style for 2016

With a redesigned exterior that means business, new turbocharged engine and larger interior, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is out to claim its rightful place in the compact SUV marketplace. The new Tucson is 3 inches longer than its predecessor and an inch wider, but the overall styling is beefier than last season’s. The new 1.6-liter turbocharged engine not only provides more pop than last year’s naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four cylinder, but the addition of a seven-speed dual clutch automatic takes the vehicle through its paces seamlessly. Stop by your Phoenix Hyundai dealer to check out the changes to the Tucson before you buy anything else.

Offers Smoother, Quieter Ride

Hyundai engineers really took some time to fine-tune the suspension of the new Tucson to take out the bumps and make most pot holes disappear. Not only is the ride smoother, but added sound-deadening material helps take the road noise away. This makes long road trips much less tiring and allows you to enjoy the quality audio system Hyundai supplies. Hyundai is using higher quality materials on the interior this year. Depending on the trim level, you can either get plush leather with padding and dashboard stitching, or stain-resistant cloth seats that still provide plenty of comfort. The Tucson offers a decent amount of rear legroom, allowing adults to sit in the rear without first warming up.

No Smartphone Apps Yet

Although Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available for some Hyundai models, there’s no such luck for this year’s Tucson. The company does offer a standard 5-inch touch screen that’s easy to navigate in its base model and a larger 8-inch screen in the Limited trim level. The buttons are easy to figure out, making switching between hands-free phone and music a snap. Go sit in the new Tucson with a visit to Chapman Hyundai and see how ergonomically comfortable all the controls are.

New Safety Technology Available on Sport and Limited Trims

With safety technology like blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert standard on the Sport and Limited models, Hyundai is constantly coming up with ways to make roads safer. All trim levels have rear view cameras, while only the Limited trim has the option of some of the more sophisticated safety measures like pedestrian detection. The new Tucson starts about $1,000 more than last year’s model at $23,595. It is the lowest-prices compact SUV on the market.


Game Day Experience Coming to Arizona State

When the USC Trojans visit the ASU Sun Devils on September 26 for a football game, the Hyundai #Thisisloyalty campaign will be on campus to connect with passionate fans from both schools. Now in its fifth year, the program is designed to show how loyal football fans and loyal auto buyers have many of the same characteristics. “By continuing our college football marketing campaign, we are connecting with the next generation of car buyers and reaching football fans throughout the entire week,” said Jacquelyn Kim of Hyundai North America. “Loyalty means everything to this generation, as well as having the best experience possible with a brand.” Visit your Phoenix Hyundai dealer, Chapman Hyundai, to see why Hyundai drivers are some of the most loyal in America.

Commercial Shows How Loyalty Seals the Deal

In the days leading up to the local appearance, Hyundai will be running local television ads that show how loyalty to sports and autos connects buyers and dealers. Sitting in a Hyundai dealership, the customer notices the walls are festooned with decorations loyal to a particular team. Radio spots on local coaches shows, like that of ASU’s Todd Graham, will help reinforce the loyalty connection. School message boards and other sites will also feature advertising based on the loyalty theme.

Hyundai FieldHouse Shows up on Game Day

Leave a little early for the ASU game on September 26 so you can enjoy the Hyundai FieldHouse. This 2,400 square foot structure goes up literally overnight and is filled with big screen TVs, games and local celebrities who will sign autographs and talk to the fans. Last year, more than 10 million fans took advantage of a visit to the Hyundai FieldHouse. Naturally, Hyundai’s latest lineup will be available for viewing. If you see one you’d like to drive, head over to Chapman Hyundai for a comprehensive test drive. After all, you don’t want to miss the kickoff.

Road Show Ends at Sun Bowl December 26

The final appearance for the Hyundai road show this year will be at the Hyundai Sun Bowl the day after Christmas. This is the 82nd season for the Sun Bowl, which pits teams from the ACC and Pac-12 conferences against each other. Following the ASU game, the roadshow and FieldHouse will travel to 14 more regular season games, with highlights including Michigan at Ohio State on November 21 and Auburn at Alabama on November 28.

The U.S powered SUV market has held back Hyundai Motor Company’s sedan-heavy line up in the US and they are considering producing bigger SUVs that will have the Genesis luxury sedan as its basis.

It could however take up to 3 years for the new SUVs to go on sale. The South Korean automaker’s maintains a unique track record for bigger SUVs but without any pickups, it may be a challenge to penetrate the high-margin SUV market in the US and Japan.

There isn’t any guarantee that Hyundai will proceed with making the new SUV though as the brand isn’t known for its pricier SUVs and there is no guarantee that oil prices won’t skyrocket again and dramatically lessen the demand for gas guzzling SUVs.

Based on an internal proposal Hyundai is contemplating an SUV influenced by the Genesis that will satisfy the high end of its SUV line. The ultimate goal would be to improve Hyundai’s brand image overall and also tap into the Genesis market.

Sales of the Genesis increased over 30% from January to May with sales of nearly 15,000 vehicles, which is might higher than the overall 2.2% sales increase for Hyundai.

Hyundai will stop production of its largest SUV the Veracruz by the end of next month according to a labor union publication in South Korea. Hyundai sold less than 5,000 Veracruz vehicles last year in South Korea compared to 54,325 worldwide in 2007.

Hitting a Fork in the Road

Hyundai is still a high performing automaker in the US market, but Hyundai sales decreased by 10% from the year before. This is the company’s biggest decrease in almost 5 years and they are falling behind the market’s 2% gain.

In 2015, Hyundai’s sales were down slightly, which represents a possibility to increase performance among the leading automakers. A weak yen that benefits Japanese rival automakers also played an important part.

SUVs and truck sales are booming in the US and South Korea which are Hyundai’s 2nd and 3rd biggest markets after China, but there are only 2 Hyundai SUV available in the US market – The compact Tucson, the mid-size Santa Fe, but no pickups. On the other hand Toyota Motor’s America range has 8 SUVs and 2 pickups.

The IHS stated that 21% of Hyundai’s US registered vehicles were crossovers or SUVs compared to the 34% for the entire industry.

Where to Go From Here

Hyundai’s decision about making large SUVs with 3 rows of seats is based on the company’s prior experience.

The Veracruz luxury SUV model debuted in the US is 2007 but by 2013 it stopped selling there because of declining sales. Sister company Kia removed its largest SUV the Borrego or Mohave from the US market in 2011 after selling there of only 3 years.

Due to the highly success of the Tucson, especially at Phoenix Hyundai dealerships, Hyundai may have future capacity problems. The second production line must also be enough to satisfy the US market demand for the vehicle. Consequently, because of the popularity of the Tucson, it may not be ready until September. The proposed US plant to make SUVs is hypothesized to be ready by 2017.

According to HIS, pickups make up 14% of the US market and in response Hyundai is considering producing its first pickup based on the Santa Cruz midsize SUV.

To learn more about Hyundai and the automaker’s latest models, visit the Chapman Hyundai dealership.