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May 19, 2015
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All about the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe sport is here to offer more comfort and convenience than ever before.


The electric power steering system that uses a 32-bit microprocessor to deliver a more refined steering wheel. The system will retain Hyundai’s Driver Selectable Steering Mode that features a “Sport” setting to take advantage of the updated microprocessor. In addition to enhanced steering, suspension enhancements will increase wheel bearing stiffness and lower control arm bushing stiffness. These enhancements will increase the overall lateral stiffness while revised rear suspension geometry and bushings will increase lateral stiffness.  Continue Reading →

September 30, 2014
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708 Horsepower Flex-Fuel 2015 Sonata


Hyundai will be partnering with Bisimoto Engineering for the third year in a row. This year they will be creating a 708 horsepower Sonata for the 2014 SEMA show that will be in Las Vegas. As you might recall, the team from Bisimoto was behind the 1000 horsepower Bisimoto Genesis Coupe from last year’s SEMA show. We’re expecting some pretty incredible things for this year. Continue Reading →

May 16, 2014
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Spotted: The 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

2015 Hyundai Veloster

The 2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec has not hit stores yet, but Hyundai is hard at work testing the 2016 model. These test drives are regarded as highly secretive so in order to prevent prying eyes, automakers often disguise their vehicles. Experts, however, were able to determine several key facts about this new car.

The 2016 Veloster Turbo features an upgraded grille with revised headlights. The bumper of this model also looks to be reimagined. Experts say the car’s body design is original and contains three doors (or four depending on your point of view). It appears there is a half-door on the right side of the car that may be carried over. New graphics on the tail lights as well as an updated infotainment system are also expected to make an appearance.

It’s likely that Hyundai has improved the transmission mount by making it more rigid in this 2016 model. In addition, it’s probable that this car retains the turbocharged 1.6 liter engine found in the current version. ECU modifications are expected to enhance the current Veloster’s 201 horsepower.

The 2016 Veloster Turbo is expected to be debuted to the public during the first half of 2015.

To find out more about the Hyundai Veloster Turbo, or any other Hyundai vehicle in the Columbia area, visit Jim Hudson Hyundai today. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in finding the perfect vehicle. 

May 12, 2014
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Hyundai To Double Allotment Of Tucson SUVs

2015 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Motor America is looking to double the number of Tucson sport utility vehicles it produces to meet consumer demand. With the 2015 Tucson set to hit the market later this year, sales of the SUVs are expected to increase from 45,000 to 90,000 units.

New plants in China, India and Brazil are expected to help keep up with demand. Hyundai also says it has additional land in Alabama to expand production if needed. The President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, David Zuchowski, believes over half of the company’s growth in the next five years will be driven by the demand for the Tucson and other crossover vehicles.

Last year, the company sold a total of 720,783 units in the United States. This year, the company is expected to move 750,000 cars. The Tucson, as well as many other Hyundai vehicles, will contribute to this growth. A new Genesis was introduced last month and a new Elantra set to debut later in 2015. Production on the 2015 Sonata is also expected to begin next week.

To find out more about the Hyundai Tucson, or any other Hyundai vehicle in the Columbia area, visit Jim Hudson Hyundai today. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in finding the perfect vehicle. 

May 8, 2014
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2015 Hyundai Genesis Named Top Safety Pick Plus

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis received a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). 

2015 Hyundai Genesis named Top Safefty Pick Plus

Cars are tested by the IIHS for five criteria: moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. Each vehicle is then rated as Good, Acceptable, Marginal or Poor based on its performance.  When it comes to crash avoidance and mitigation, the IIHS tests vehicles that come furnished with crash prevention systems based on the type of system and performance on test tracks. Those vehicles are given a rating of Basic, Advanced, or Superior.

In order to get a Top Safety Pick+ distinction, cars must get a “Good” rating in the moderate front, side roof strength and head restraint tests and receive a “Good” or “Acceptable” rating in the small overlap front test. In addition, cars must also come equipped with a built in crash prevention system. Because the Genesis comes with advanced safety features, including brake-assisted forward collision warning, it was able to qualify for a TSP+ rating.
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May 6, 2014
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First 2015 Hyundai Sonata Commercial Shown

MY15 Hyundai Sonata

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has been introduced to the masses with its first commercial slot. Voiced by Oscar winner Jeff Bridges, the commercial focuses on the physical and technological advances the Sonata has to offer.

The commercial is titled “Designed to Impress” and it does just that. This 62-second spot showcases the elegant sunroof and push-to-start technology. The commercial also gives viewers a first look at Apple CarPlay, a touchscreen, interactive navigation and entertainment system designed to work with iPhones and iOS7 technologies.

The Sonata’s elegant design is also on full display as the commercial pans the length of the vehicle to show off the new body design.

With the tagline, “Make every day less everyday,” it is apparent Hyundai is expecting great things from this car when it is released to the public later this year.

To find out more about the Hyundai Sonata, or any other Hyundai vehicle in the Columbia area, visit Jim Hudson Hyundai today. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in finding the perfect vehicle.

May 2, 2014
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Hyundai Genesis Wins Top Family Choice Award

2014 Hyundai Genesis wins Top Family Choice Award

The Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) named the 2015 Hyundai Genesis as their Top Family Choice during the 2nd Annual Family Choice Challenge. The Genesis scored more points than any other competitor at the signature event, which was held at Lake Lanier Island. 

“A sport sedan like the 2015 Hyundai Genesis is attractive to drivers who want a family car but don’t want to sacrifice on style and performance,” said Nick Palermo, GAAMA president. “The Genesis earned its place as 2014 Top Family Choice by exceeding expectations. Although the previous-generation Genesis sedan is an impressive car, this new model again raises the bar for both Hyundai and its competitors. Families looking for accessible luxury should add the 2015 Genesis to their short lists.”

The 2015 Genesis is equipped with safety features families value in their vehicle. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Blind-Spot Detection, and Smart Cruise Control are all available for added safety. Starting at $38,000, this Hyundai sedan is cost efficient for the family, as well.

To find out more about the Hyundai Genesis, or any other Hyundai vehicle in the Columbia area, visit Jim Hudson Hyundai today. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in finding the perfect vehicle.

April 14, 2014
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“Dad’s Sixth Sense” Super Bowl Ad Earns High Scores


Best Supwer Bowl Commercial of all time

After first being introduced during this year’s Super Bowl, Hyundai’s “Dad’s Sixth Sense” ad has earned recognition as the first quarter’s second most effective advertisement from Ace Matrix. Ace Matrix is the lead provider of television and video analytics.
“As a leading automotive advertiser, the Super Bowl is Hyundai’s biggest moment to shine. In ‘Dad’s Sixth Sense,’ we wanted to show how the safety features of the Genesis are like the safety a dad provides to his children, coming to the rescue when it counts. We’re proud to see how strongly our viewers connected with the ad’s message,” said Steve Shannon, vice president of Marketing, Hyundai Motor America.
Ace Matrix measured ads’ creative effectiveness utilizing viewer reactions to national TV ads to choose its top ten list. Each ad was scored on these qualities: persuasion, relevance, information, attention, change, desire and watchability. Hyundai’s Dad’s Sixth Sense” is the third highest scoring ad of all time, earning 706 points.
If you are interested in purchasing a Hyundai Genesis in the Columbia area, Jim Hudson Hyundai is the best dealership for you. In our inventory, you will find new and used sedans, coupes, and CUVs that are affordable and reliable. Our sales and finance team will help you find the best vehicle to fit your needs and budget. 

April 11, 2014
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Hyundai Equus Named On 10 Best Interiors List

The all-new 2014 Hyundai Equus was named on the 2014 “Ward’s 10 Best Interiors” list. This is an annual list created by the editors at WardsAuto.com that honors vehicles with exceptionally redesigned or all-new passenger compartments.
The 10 winners were selected from a pool of 41 vehicles by eight WardsAuto editors. The editors spent two months evaluating each vehicle’s interior in comfort, design harmony, driver information, ergonomics, fit-and-finish, materials, safety, and value.  Vehicle price was not a factor with entries, the WardsAuto editors were searching for auto interiors that are a cut an above the rest across brands and segments.

2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate Sedan
“Equus, Hyundai’s flagship premium sedan, offers a roomy, attractive cabin filled with luxury features that offer maximum driver comfort. Like the performance and the exterior design of the vehicle, the inside also impresses. Quality fabrics and straightforward controls help the Equus look sleek and modern,” said Christopher Chapman, chief designer, Hyundai Design North America.
Jim Hudson Hyundai offers new and used sedans, coupes, and CUVs including the Hyundai Equus. Our experienced sales staff and knowledgeable finance team are readily available to assist you in your vehicle search. To get more information about our inventory, contact us or stop by our Columbia dealership today. 

April 9, 2014
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The 2015 Hyundai Genesis Offers Premium Features

2015Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai recently announced that the all-new 2015 Genesis premium sedan will have a “compelling pricing package.” The Genesis is scheduled to arrive in showrooms later this month with a starting price of $38,000 and an all-new interior and exterior design.
The all-new Hyundai Genesis rivals the best premium sedans in the world, at a price point many thousands of dollars less. Our 2015 Genesis represents a bold step forward for Hyundai and reinforces the successful strategy of marketing our premium models under the Hyundai brand umbrella, rather than a costly separate luxury brand sales channel. As a result, we’re able to pass the benefits of this strategy directly to our valued customers,” said Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America.  
Some of the features of the all-new 2015 Genesis include paddle shifters, 8-inch navigation with rearview camera, power folding outside mirrors, driver knee airbags, rain sensing wipers, power height adjustable  passenger seat, telescoping steering wheel, and Hyundai’s Blue Link® telematics system to name a few.
Interested in purchasing the Hyundai Genesis? Stop by our Columbia dealership today!  Jim Hudson Hyundai provides clients with high-quality vehicles, exceptional customer service and competitive rates. Whether you are shopping for a new or used vehicle, we can assist you.