Archive for June, 2011

Hyundai and Motozuma Team Up for $500 Savings Match

$500 Savings Match from Hyundai and Motozuma

Click here for more info on Hyundai and Motozuma's $500 Savings Match Program

Hyundai and Motozuma are teaming up to help you buy a new car.  In just a couple easy steps, you could earn up to $500 in a savings match from Hyundai and Motozuma.

OVERVIEW:

Motozuma.com is a social savings website where consumers can save money to be used for a down payment on a vehicle purchase – this can be their own money, or money contributed by family and friends.

The best part is, Hyundai will match dollar for dollar up to $500 for a customer that buys a new 2010 – 2012 Hyundai using their Motozuma account funds as a down payment.

Got $10? Put it in your account, and we’ll match it. Got $100? We’ll match that too. Whatever you got, up to $500, we’ll match it. You’ll have $1,000 before you know it.

GETTING STARTED:

Getting started is very simple, sign up for a Motozuma.com account and start saving. There are no sign-up fees, no service fees and no transaction fees.  No kidding.  Once you’re ready to purchase a brand new Hyundai, use your savings from Motozuma towards the down payment and we’ll match it up to $500.

Click here for more information on this special offer.  But hurry, offer ends on December 31, 2011.

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Hyundai Elantra Earns Top Scores from Cars.com and TrueCar.com

Coming on the heels of its prestigious Consumer Reports Top Pick Award earlier this spring, the Hyundai Elantra further stakes its position as one of the industry’s leading small cars with two more notable accolades.

First up, the Elantra scored best in Cars.com’s “Under 20/Over 35 Shootout,” which tested compact cars that could seat a family of five, cost less than $20,000, and get better than 35 mpg on the highway.  The 2011 Elantra was up against the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, the 2012 Ford Focus, the 2012 Honda Civic and the 2011 Kia Forte, and underwent real-world testing from expert judges from Cars.com and USA Today as well as a mother and her teen son, who gave the perspective of a typical commuter and a first-time buyer.  When the results came back after three days of evaluations for ride comfort, handling, and interior and exterior features, the Elantra came out as number one.  Not to mention, it was the lowest priced and most fuel efficient of the five vehicles in this shoot-out.

And speaking of fuel efficiency, the Hyundai Elantra also earned a distinguished spot on TrueCar.com’s list of the Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars, which rated cars for both fuel economy and cost of gas per 15,000 miles driven annually.  The Elantra weighed in at the 9th spot and was the only non-hybrid car on the list, holding its own amongst hybrid competitors like the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt.  In fact, when considering both the sticker price of the vehicle along with its annual fuel cost, the Elantra’s MSRP was anywhere from $4,500-$25,000 less than the other 9 vehicles, but it only cost $531 per year to fuel than the best performing car on the list, the Toyota Prius.  TrueCar.com’s Vice President of Industry Trends and Insights, Jesse Toprak, summed up the results quite nicely: “If you’re looking for the most fuel-efficient car, the Toyota Prius wins. If you’re looking for the most cost-effective and fuel-efficient car, the Hyundai Elantra is the clear winner.”

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Hyundai to Debut the Elantra Coupe at 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show has been a mainstay in the automotive industry for over a century and is always a hotbed of vehicle debuts, award ceremonies, and history in the making.  While this annual event is not until November, we already have a sneak peek of one of the exciting debuts for this year’s LA Auto Show: The Hyundai Elantra Coupe.

Building on the popularity of the Hyundai Elantra sedan, the forthcoming 2-door coupe version offers the same 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine generating 148 horsepower and 131 pound-feet of torque, but in a stylish new compact package. Its fuel economy measures up to Hyundai’s typically high standards, at 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, and the coupe will also come in automatic or manual transmission and GLS or Limited trim levels.

The coupe represents a solid step for Hyundai in competing with its rivals.  Hyundai’s new coupe will go head-to-head with the Honda Civic Coupe, the only other 2-door compact coupe on the market (aside from Hyundai’s cousin, the Kia Forte Koupe).  With the Hyundai Elantra Coupe not only slated to undercut the Civic price-wise but also be more powerful and just as economical, Hyundai takes yet another step forward in its firm-rooted position in the auto market.

And as if that weren’t enough, Hyundai is also expected to create the Elantra R-Spec for 2012, which would include a 208 horsepower turbocharged 1.6 four-cylinder gasoline direct injection engine, the same one offered in its forthcoming Veloster.  Having this kind of sport performance on a budget car will further solidify the Elantra line as a force to be reckoned with, and goes to show why Hyundai is the fastest-growing carmaker in the world.

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Chevrolet Silverado and HHR among Forbes’ Top 10 New-Car Deals For June

Forbes Magazine recently conducted a survey to find the best deals on new cars for the month of June, meticulously researching deals and incentives offered for all makes and models.  Not surprisingly, not one, but two, Chevrolets were among the top five of the Forbes’ Top 10 New-Car Deals For June.  Both the Chevrolet Silverado and the Chevrolet HHR offer significant cash back or 0% financing, making them a great bargain just in time for summer road trips.


2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
Deal: $4,505 cash or 0% financing to 60 months
2011 Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year
Available in 3 body styles and trim levels, along with a hybrid model
Powerful, efficient, and comfortable


2011 CHEVROLET HHR
Deal: $3,500 cash or 0% financing to 60 months
Performance and fuel economy (32 mpg)
Roomy interior for both cargo and passengers
Stylish retro look, a smooth quiet ride, and five-star crash ratings

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CNN Finds the Hyundai Elantra Virtually Perfect

In a recent video review of the Hyundai Elantra, CNN Money’s Peter Valdes-Dapena touts this compact vehicle as approaching perfection. “I’ve been over this car from front to back, inside and out, and I just can’t find anything wrong with it,” he exclaims.  From its solid body and smooth steering to its superior interior quality and roomy trunk space, the Hyundai Elantra is definitely a great choice.

Click here to watch CNN’s video review and see more of the Elantra’s excellent features.

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Hyundai and Chevrolet Among MSN’s Top 10 Full Size Fuel Sippers

With gas prices on a consistent rise, it’s no surprise that fuel efficiency has become a top concern for both automakers and consumers.  While compact cars are generally a standard go-to for excellent fuel economy, a recent survey by MSN Autos shows that you don’t necessarily need to go small to save big.  MSN’s list of the top 10 fuel efficient and affordable full-size sedans notably includes four vehicles which are offered right here at Rogers Auto Group.

#1: HYUNDAI SONATA
Mileage: 24 mpg city/35 mpg highway
Yearly fuel costs: $2,121

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata packs the most punch when ordered in base GLS trim with the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual gearbox, though the SE and Limited upgrades also rate well in terms of fuel efficiency.  With its 198 horsepower, clean design, and assertive interior, the Sonata more than earns the number one spot in this survey.

#5: HYUNDAI AZERA
Mileage: 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway
Yearly fuel costs: $2,584

The 2011 Hyundai Azera offers a V6 engine and up to 283 horsepower in its Limited trim, bringing serious power along with its notable fuel efficiency.  The Azera also raises the bar on upscale amenities, with such standard equipment as dual-zone climate control and electroluminescent gauge readouts, and upscale options like leather interior and touch-screen navigation.

#6: CHEVROLET IMPALA
Mileage: 19 mpg city/29 mpg highway
Yearly fuel costs: $2,584

The 2011 Chevrolet Impala offers a roomy passenger cabin with seating for up to 6, along with a huge 18.6-cubic-foot trunk.  Aside from being one of the most spacious vehicles on MSN’s list, it is also both fuel efficient and powerful, with a 211-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine bringing an impressive 29 mpg highway.

#8: HYUNDAI GENESIS
Mileage: 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway
Yearly fuel costs: $2,827

The 2011 Hyundai Genesis is arguably the most flashy of the Hyundais on this list, providing both style and power along with its fuel economy.  The Genesis has a 290-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine that blasts it from zero to 60 in just 6.6 seconds, and its interior offers standard luxuries like heated leather seats, 14-speaker surround-sound audio, and dual climate controls.

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