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January 16, 2018
by admin

5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Columbia, SC

From nice meals at a restaurant to bright and shiny objects, Valentine’s Day dates should involve the best of intentions for that special person. If you’re in the Columbia area this February 14th, treat your “friend” to a memorable V-Day with one of these Valentine gifts or trips.

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February 18, 2016
by Andrew Gaus

2016 Detroit Auto Show: Hyundai Genesis G90 & More

The 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit wrapped up January 24th after two weeks of exciting reveals and brilliant new concepts. The reactions from automotive experts indicate that Hyundai had perhaps the biggest week of any automaker.


Hyundai is launching an all-new luxury brand, “Genesis,” as announced at the Detroit Auto Show.

This is not the first time that Hyundai has come out on top after the Detroit Auto Show. In 2015, the brand turned heads and drew widespread praise with the unveiling of the Hyundai Santa Cruz, an edgy cross between a compact SUV and pickup truck that will likely enter production soon. Hyundai received similar reactions this year with their announcement of a new luxury brand, Genesis. Continue Reading →

December 8, 2015
by George Stamos

12 Reasons to Love a New Car for the “Hyundai Holidays”

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

There are millions of satisfied buyers in America who love their Hyundai vehicles. Hyundai recently achieved an important U.S. sales milestone, having sold 10 million cars since the first Hyundai was introduced to America in 1986. Now that’s what we call a lot of love.


The 2016 Hyundai Tucson

Of course, the holidays are a season to celebrate love and joy. And there is plenty to love about the new 2015 and 2016 Hyundai vehicles available at Jim Hudson Hyundai in Columbia, SC. So in the spirit of the classic holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” we present 12 reasons to love a new Hyundai.

1. You’ll Love the Way a Hyundai Looks
No doubt about it, today’s new Hyundai cars are some of the best looking vehicles on the road. Hyundai vehicles feature sleek, modern, and contemporary aerodynamic styling that can’t be missed. Fluid design and dynamic contours shape Hyundai’s bold silhouettes. We call our nature-inspired design “Fluidic Sculpture.” It’s a design philosophy born from our natural surroundings. Mother Nature inspires us so we can inspire you. Continue Reading →

November 10, 2015
by George Stamos

Celebrating Hyundai’s American-Made Heritage

November is “Made In America” month. It’s a time set aside to acknowledge the important role American manufacturing makes to our country’s economy. “Made in the U.S.A.” isn’t just a slogan, it’s the foundation of American prosperity and progress.


Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Photo credit: HyundaiUSA.com

At Jim Hudson Hyundai, the premier Hyundai new and used car dealership in Columbia, SC, we celebrate Hyundai’s proud commitment to building a wide range of superbly engineered vehicles right here on American soil. In fact, more than half of the cars Hyundai sells in the United States are made here in America. This synergy of Hyundai’s engineering prowess with good old-fashioned American know-how results in some of the best-selling, most reliable, and well-built vehicles on the road today. Continue Reading →

October 7, 2015
by George Stamos

Fall Events in Columbia, SC: A Guide for 2015

Fall Events in Columbia, SC: A Guide for 2015

As the holidays draw near, Columbia comes alive with an array of fun and exciting fall events and activities for the entire family. From concerts and theatrical productions to festivals and special events, the months of October and November are filled with so many activities, it can be hard to decide where to go and what to do.

That’s why your friends here at Jim Hudson Hyundai, your hometown Hyundai dealership in Columbia, SC, put together this handy guide to many of the exciting things going on in Columbia and surrounding areas this fall.


Def Leppard comes to Colonial Life Arena, Oct. 16. Photo credit: DefLeppard.com

Def Leppard in Concert at the Colonial Life Arena, Oct. 16 – Iconic rock band Def Leppard takes the stage for a sonic explosion of the band’s epic hits. With more than 100 million records sold, the group continues to play to sold-out arenas across the country. Joining Def Leppard are Foreigner & Night Ranger. Continue Reading →

September 29, 2015
by Andrew Gaus

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis: Luxury Meets Value

Hyundai Motor Company has made its name by offering consumers practical and affordable cars for almost 50 years. Known more for their value than for luxury amenities, Hyundai cars were designed with the everyman in mind. This was true until 2008, when the company released the Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan. The Genesis has redefined the brand by adding high-class luxury to the range of models, while retaining the Hyundai standard of offering the best value in its class.


We here at Jim Hudson Hyundai, your preferred Hyundai dealership in Columbia, are proud to present buyers with the masterfully crafted, all-new-for-2015 Hyundai Genesis. As one of the most highly awarded vehicles of this model year, the second-generation Genesis has made a lasting mark on the auto industry. Let’s take a look at the amazing features and design that made the 2015 Genesis AutoGuide.com’s car of the year. Continue Reading →

August 11, 2015
by George Stamos

3 Great Labor Day Weekend Getaways near Columbia, SC

Here in Columbia we’ve been enjoying the summer, but we’ll soon turn our attention to the fall that is quickly approaching. Before we do, we have one last chance to enjoy some summertime fun. The Labor Day three-day holiday means most of us can kick back or take advantage of the time off for one final weekend road trip. Fortunately, Columbia’s centralized location means we’re a relatively short drive from several cities and attractions that are ideal for an exciting three-day vacation.

Here at Jim Hudson Hyundai, your preferred Hyundai dealership in Columbia, South Carolina, we love the idea of getting out on the open road this Labor Day Weekend in a new Hyundai. So we’ve come up with three nearby Labor Day getaway destinations that we’re sure you and your family will enjoy.


The Charlotte, NC skyline. Photo credit: James Willamor

Charlotte, N.C.

If you haven’t visited Charlotte recently, the Labor Day weekend is a great time to rediscover the Queen City’s many attractions, nightlife, restaurants, and flourishing urban scene. Charlotte is also a fantastic kid-friendly getaway with plenty of educational and fun attractions for the little ones. Continue Reading →

July 17, 2015
by George Stamos

All-New 2016 Hyundai Tucson Makes Great First Impression

Debuting at the prestigious New York Auto Show earlier this year, the U.S. version of the all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) delivers an exciting blend of head-turning style, smart technology, upscale refinement, and fuel-efficient performance.


The 2016 Hyundai Tucson

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June 29, 2015
by George Stamos

New 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrids Fuel the Future

The all-new 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the groundbreaking 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid showcase how Hyundai’s advanced technology is fueling the future of environmentally friendly “green” automobiles. These next-gen versions of Hyundai’s popular Sonata four-door achieve new levels of refined sophistication in design, performance, and fuel economy for an unparalleled driving experience.

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Fluid aero design cheats the wind.
With an exceptional, segment-leading drag coefficient of just 0.24, the Sonata Hybrid and its plug-in sibling offer fluid, sculpted, and fresh contemporary styling. Each comes with a special aero kit and unique front fascia, along with distinctive wheels. And both can be clad in two exclusive new colors: Graphite Blue Pearl and Seaport Mist. Distinctive taillights, a larger front grille, headlight graphics, and unique front bumper flanked by slender LED running lights set them apart. Continue Reading →

May 30, 2015
by George Stamos

Grads: Save Now With Hyundai’s College Graduate Rebate Program

It’s that time once again when college graduates throughout the area “turn their tassels,” throw their hats in the air, and celebrate this important milestone in their lives. Here at Jim Hudson Hyundai, your preferred Hyundai dealership in Columbia, South Carolina, we want to help graduates get a great start down the highway to success. That’s why we’re excited to offer a special Hyundai program just for recent college grads that will help put an extra $400 in their wallets toward the purchase of a new Hyundai from our dealership.

college graduate discount

Photo Credit: Ian Norman

In addition to this $400 rebate, the College Graduate Program also offers no down payment and up to 90 days to make your first payment. In order to qualify for this program, graduates need the following:

  • Have a copy of your diploma or a letter from the registrar’s office stating that you graduated or will graduate
  • Have proof of employment, such as a pay stub or an offer letter from a prospective employer. Hyundai Motor Finance (HMF) must deem your salary sufficient to cover both your living expenses and your vehicle payments.
  • Be a graduate of a four-year university, accredited two-year college, or a nursing school.
  • Be a graduate of a U.S. University within the past two years or be on track to graduate within the next six months.

Graduates and graduate candidates attending accredited masters or doctorate programs are also eligible for this special program. Continue Reading →