Posts Tagged Genesis

Find Your Way Around Easier in the Hyundai Genesis

Would your game improve if your ball had a built-in, smart GPS system to conveniently find its way onto the green? David Feherty, who claims he still has it, sure thinks so, but we’re more interested in having that kind of innovative technology in the new 2015 Hyundai Genesis that will help you get to your destination quicker. Press play to witness some inventive golfing technology and a very useful Hyundai feature, then make your way over to our Chicago, IL dealership.

The clear and concise directions from the voice-guided navigation system help you find your way around without constantly fumbling over your car’s touchscreen. Come over to our dealership to find out how this technology makes our new Hyundai cars convenient and fun to drive.

We hope to see you here at Rogers Auto Group soon, so come over today and take a test drive.

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Hyundai Uses Dad’s Sixth Sense in the new Genesis

One of Hyundai’s two Super Bowl commercials used the innate ability of “dad” to show how the new 2015 Genesis is a smart and responsive safety vehicle. We thought this quick, 30-second spot was simple, funny and right to the point. The car you put your family in should be able to protect them, which is precisely what the Genesis does in certain situations. Take a look.

From infant-hood to teenage years, there’s a bunch of situations you have to protect your kids from, none more scary than when they first start driving. But automotive technology nowadays makes it a little easier on you, especially when teenage hormones occasionally take your kid’s eyes off the road.

Rogers Auto Group, conveniently located at 2720 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL is always willing to help you find a safe, reliable vehicle for you and your family. Ask us about loans and lease options.

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Hyundai Incorporates Android-Based Navigation System for All New Models

A recent trend has had automakers from all over the world rushing to install the latest and greatest technologies in their new vehicles, and South Korean automaker Hyundai and its sister brand Kia are no exception. Recently, the two brands announced to the public that will be the first auto brand in the world to use and feature an Android-based navigation system in all of their new upcoming vehicles.

The newly developed systems are actually already available for this and ready to be installed, but it is not precisely clear as to when they will roll out.  If they should not be integrated by the end of this year, one should expect them to arrive in models early next year.   Using Android as the base operating system is sure to be unique as many automakers’ technologies revolve around  separate systems like Apple’s iOS systems using the moniker known as Siri Eyes Free, with Siri being Apples patented voice control.

What is nice about the new Android based system is that it would be available as both an add-on and a pre-installed feature.  Known as Android AVN (audio video navigation) it will allow drivers and passenger to connect their Android phones to hook up to their favorite apps like those for music and control some of the cars systems remotely via Wi-Fi.

Though the details are hazy at the moment, the system is expected  to have its own app store, but no one is really sure if it will be their own system  or if it will connect with Google Play. Rumors have it pegged that first installed systems could be seen in the next Hyundai Genesis and Kia Soul later this year.

For more information about the Android-based  media system as it becomes available, be sure to stay tuned here with our Rogers Auto Group blog, and don’t hesitate to swing by our showroom in Chicago, IL for a look at our excellent selection of new and used cars in the Chicago area!

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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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Hyundai Scores Top Ranks in Speed and Interior Design

Hyundai vehicles emerged as frontrunners in recent lists published by Forbes.com and Ward’s Automotive Group, two of the most trusted resources in the business and automotive industries.

In the Forbes study on “The 10 Fastest Cars Under $30,000,” not one, but two, Hyundais made the cut.  The Hyundai Genesis Coupe ranked 5th with its $26,750 price tag and a zero-to-60mph time of only 5.9 seconds.  And the Hyundai Sonata SE came in 10th with a $24,345 price tag and zero-to-60mph time of 6.6 seconds.  Thanks to new technologies like direct fuel injection and variable valve timing systems, even a small engine can generate impressive horsepower while retaining fuel efficiency.  In other words, you don’t need to spend big for a fast car.

In the “10 Best Interiors” list released by Ward’s Automotive, the Hyundai Elantra Limited was ranked alongside luxury vehicles like the Audi A8 and BMW X3, scoring high in the study criteria of materials, ergonomics, safety, the human-machine interface, comfort, fit-and-finish, overall value and aesthetics.  Ward’s specifically highlighted the Elantra for its unique flair and “curvaceous sensuality.”

So whether you want to drive fast or drive comfortable, you can feel confident that Hyundai’s got you covered.

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