Hyundai Tucson Named Best Compact SUV for the Money by U.S. News & World Report

Model Topped Its Segment for Lowest Five-Year Total Cost of Ownership

CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2016 – The 2016 Hyundai Tucson was recognized as the Best Compact SUV for the Money by U.S. News & World Report. In the crowded SUV segment, the Tucson took top honors for its outstanding value and critical acclaim.

2016 Hyundai Tucson

“By receiving this top honor from the trusted U.S. News & World Report, the 2016 Tucson shows Hyundai is delivering bold style, convenience and safety, all at an outstanding value,” said Brandon Ramirez, senior group manager, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai will continue engineering vehicles with advanced technology and safety features while delivering high value with an exceptional driving experience.”

Best Cars evaluates vehicles on quality and value data within 23 categories. The vehicle with the highest score is named Best Car for the Money in that category. Quality is measured by the overall score a vehicle achieved in the U.S. News car rankings. The rankings evaluate cars on safety, reliability and the opinions of industry experts. Value is measured by a vehicle’s five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle.

“Consumers know Hyundai as a value brand,” said Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor of the U.S. News Best Car rankings. “The Tucson’s Best Compact SUV for the Money win, however, shows that it’s an SUV that offers not only great value but also one of the best ownership experiences in the class.”

The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson offers bold, athletic exterior styling, a pair of fuel-efficient drivetrains and a roomy, well-appointed interior. It is engineered with advanced safety features, including Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). The 2016 Tucson also earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS’s) 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation.

U.S. NEWS BEST CARS
Since 2007, Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings of the majority of new vehicles sold in America. U.S. News annually publishes the Best Cars awards, including Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families. Best Cars had over 45 million unique visitors over the past year, with over 65 percent of visitors actively shopping for a car. Close to 80 percent of active shoppers reported that the U.S. News Best Cars site influenced their car purchasing decision.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.

Hyundai Tucson Wins Ruedas ESPN “Best Compact Crossover” Award

Fifth consecutive year that Hyundai is recognized by Ruedas ESPN

MIAMI, Nov. 6, 2015Hyundai’s all-new 2016 Tucson was named today “Best Compact Crossover” by Ruedas ESPN. Presented at the 45th annual Miami International Auto Show, this year’s award marks the fifth time in a row Hyundai has been recognized by the leading Spanish-language automotive radio show in the U.S.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Exterior

“The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson has everything a young family needs and more,” said Jaime Florez, Ruedas ESPN director and host. “The Tucson is a class-leading compact crossover with its appealing combination of bold design, comfort, functionality and advanced safety technologies.”

For the 13th annual Ruedas ESPN awards, an executive committee was responsible for generating the nominations. The industry experts group of jurors selected the winners of the twelve basic categories in addition to the top prize, “Ruedas ESPN Car of the Year”.

“We’re thrilled to receive the ‘Best Compact Crossover’ award from Ruedas ESPN for the all-new Tucson,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning at Hyundai Motor America. “This award is an important indicator that Hyundai is continuing to hit the mark when it comes to appealing to a wide variety of demographics in a very competitive market.”

Broadcast live on ESPN Deportes Radio, Ruedas ESPN can be heard on more than 48 radio stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico as well as SIRIUS and XM Channel 157. Every Sunday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET, hosts Jaime Florez, Niky Pauli, and Sergio Rodriguez share their common passion for cars, engineering, and motorsport with thousands of Hispanics.

The all-new 2016 Tucson is sculpted with a sporty new design, engineered with enhanced fuel efficiency and equipped with advanced safety technologies, all with a starting price of $22,700. The Tucson is designed to maximize interior space for young families who are looking for an efficient ride that’s easy to maneuver and fun to drive.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.

Tucson and Veloster Earn 2015 Motorist Choice Awards

Hyundai Models Honored for Customer Satisfaction, Low Cost of Ownership

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 21, 2015 – The Hyundai Tucson and Veloster received 2015 Motorist Choice Awards from esteemed automotive industry research firms AutoPacific and IntelliChoice. The Tucson and Veloster were recognized as best in their class among 66,000 new vehicle buyers for delivering the compelling and sought-after combination of high consumer satisfaction and lower-than-expected ownership costs over time.

“The Motorist Choice Awards are significant because the vehicles are rated by new car buyers on 50 key attributes,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “This accomplishment demonstrates that Hyundai meets the needs and expectations of compact crossover and sporty car shoppers.”

The Motorist Choice Award combines complementary analyses from AutoPacific’s new vehicle satisfaction survey with IntelliChoice.com’s proprietary cost-of-ownership data. The firms then use this consumer data to determine winners in each of 23 vehicle segments. The methodology provides a superior means of evaluating best-in-class vehicles that align consumer shopping patterns with probability for both satisfaction and value.

The 2015 Tucson comes standard with premium features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights with LED headlight accents and a remote keyless entry system with alarm. In addition, Tucson offers a generous amount of standard safety equipment, including advanced front, front-side impact and side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors, four-wheel disc brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. The all-new 2016 Tucson improves on an award-winning formula, and is expected to delight consumers on satisfaction and low ownership costs even more.

The Veloster lineup offers convenience, safety and performance for 2015, with continuing appeal for the popular sporty coupe. Both Veloster and Veloster Turbo models feature cutting-edge powertrain technologies like direct injection, optimizing their appeal to youthful customers by combining excellent fuel economy, spirited performance and low emissions without compromise.

AUTOPACIFIC

AutoPacific is a future-oriented automotive marketing and product-consulting firm. Every year AutoPacific publishes a wide variety of syndicated studies on the automotive industry. The firm also conducts extensive proprietary research and consulting for auto manufacturers, distributors, marketers and suppliers worldwide. Company headquarters and its state-of-the-art automotive research facility are in Tustin, California, with an affiliate office in the Detroit area. Since 1986, AutoPacific has provided innovative, methodologically sound, strongly implemented research, in addition to expert automotive analysis. AutoPacific is nationally known for its annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards and Ideal Vehicle Awards. Additional information can be found on AutoPacific’s websites: www.autopacific.com and www.vehiclevoice.com.

INTELLICHOICE

IntelliChoice, part of the Motor Trend Automotive Group, is the market leader in automotive ownership cost and car values analysis. Founded in 1986, IntelliChoice is committed to empowering consumers to make better purchase decisions by providing independent and essential automotive information and tools. Through the IntelliChoice.com website, consumers can research, compare and price new cars and the cost of ownership. Motor Trend Automotive Group is an operating division of TEN: The Enthusiast Network (formerly Source Interlink Media), a recognized provider of targeted media and marketing services and one of the largest publishers of magazines and digital content for enthusiast audiences.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.

John Pangilinan Creates Tucson Adventuremobile for SEMA

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 19, 2015 – John Pangilinan, the renowned Southern California tuner known for creating vehicles that blur the lines between lifestyle and automotive, has released details on his 2016 Tucson SEMA build. Dubbed the “Adventuremobile,” the vehicle blends Hyundai’s new crossover platform with a passion for the great outdoors, perfect for the weekend getaway. The car will be revealed at Hyundai’s SEMA press conference on November 3 at 11:30 a.m. PT, in Las Vegas.

JOHN PANGILINAN CREATES TUCSON  ADVENTUREMOBILE FOR SEMA

The “Adventuremobile” is just as at home on the daily commute as it is lugging gear up into the mountains for the weekend out of town. Most obvious is the addition of a Treeline Tamarack roof-top tent, with ample room to sleep two campers, and Goal Zero solar panels to power all of their accessories. The exterior has been beefed up with the addition of an Aries bull bar and side steps, Rigid Industries LED lights, and the vehicle has been finished in a BASF army green paint scheme by Strasse Sport. A custom 1.5-in. suspension lift provides greater ground clearance, and Toyo Open Country A/T II tires with RAYS Gram Lights 57DR wheels provide the extra grip needed for the occasional off-road excursion.

Giving the Tucson a power boost, AEM provided an upgraded intake and charge pipe kit, and the engine breathes more freely through a Magnaflow exhaust system.

“Designed with the weekend adventurer in mind, the Tucson was the perfect platform for an ‘Adventuremobile,'” said John Pangilinan. “The build blends performance with the excitement of the great outdoors, without sacrificing daily usability. The vehicle promotes exploration, making it ideal for the daily commute, weekend excursions, and the occasional road trip.”

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POWERTRAIN MODIFICATIONS

  • AEM Intake
  • AEM Charge Pipe Kit
  • Magnaflow Exhaust
  • Lucas Oil

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION MODIFICATIONS

  • Custom Suspension Lift
  • Wilwood Custom Fabricated Brake Kit with Matching Army Green Painted Calipers
  • Rays Gram Lights 57DR Wheels, Semi-Gloss Black
  • Toyo Tires Open CountryA/T II Tires
  • Project KICS Leggdura Racing Lug Nuts
  • Project KICS Wide Tread Spacers

EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

  • BASF Army Green Paint by Strasse Sport
  • Aries Bull Bar and Side Steps
  • Thule 47-in. Aeroblade
  • Thule Rapid Podium Foot Pack
  • Thule Fit Kit
  • Treeline Tamarack Constellation Gen2 Roof-Tent
  • Goal Zero Nomad 20 Solar Panel
  • Rigid Industries
    • SR-6 LED Lights with Tucson Light Bracket
    • E-40 LED Light Bar
  • Decals by S&A Design

INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

  • Katzkin Custom Leather Upholstery
  • Seat Belt Planet Custom Army Green Seat Belts
  • Truck Vault Storage with Trekpak System
  • Goal Zero
    • Yeti 400 Solar Generator
    • Light-A-Life 350 Lights
    • Lighthouse Mini
    • Venture 30 Recharger
  • VLEDS Lighting
  • CTEK Battery Charger
  • Car Audio System Built by BP Auto Sound
    • Clarion
      • SRG1623S Components
      • EQS755 Equalizer
      • MCD360 Crossover
      • WF250D Shallow Subwoofers
      • XC1410 Full Range Amp
      • XC2110 Sub Am
    • Scosche
      • EFX Series Multi-Core Interconnects
      • EFX Speaker Wire
      • EFX Amp Power Kit
      • EFX Power and Ground Distribution Block
      • Hyperflex Accumat Sound Deadening Material
      • MagicMount System
    • Scosche Optimized for Outdoors
      • BOOMBOTTLE+
      • reVOLT Dual USB Car Charger
      • StrikeLINE Rugged LED Lightning and Micro USB Cable

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Rockstar Performance Garage Turns 2016 Tucson into a True Off-Roader

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 12, 2015 – Rockstar Performance Garage (RPG), the off-road specialists, have revealed details on its 2016 Tucson SEMA build. This is the first year that Hyundai has teamed up with the off-road gurus at RPG, injecting off-road lifeblood into Hyundai’s popular CUV. The car will be revealed at Hyundai’s SEMA press conference on November 3 at 11:30 a.m. PT, in Las Vegas.

ROCKSTAR PERFORMANCE GARAGE TURNS  2016 TUCSON INTO A TRUE OFF-ROADER

The bumper-to-bumper overhaul started with the most important piece of any serious off-roader: the suspension. The Tucson now sits six inches over stock height, riding on massive, 32-in. MTZ P3 tires from Mickey Thompson, and a fully-custom, adjustable shocks and struts system from King Shocks. The vehicle’s wheel wells were reconstructed to create space for the new setup, now able to fit the massive suspension and tire combination.

Upgraded turbo piping, a high-flow Magnaflow exhaust and a new K&N intake and intercooler from Mishimoto help the engine breathe more freely, providing a performance boost to the Hyundai’s 1.6-liter “Gamma” four-cylinder power plant. Power is delivered to all four wheels through a 6-speed DCT transmission.

“The focus behind this build was to create an off-roader that nobody expected,” said Nic Ashby, owner and general partner, Rockstar Performance Garage. “The Tucson was a great starting platform with its rigid frame and plenty of room in the engine bay for modifications. With the complete suspension overhaul and blacked-out appearance, this Tucson is guaranteed to be a head turner in line with the Rockstar lifestyle.”

Rounding out the exterior visuals, the RPG Tucson has been finished in a black and yellow livery, smoked rear tail lights, a custom LED light bar setup from Bulldog LED Lighting, and custom off road bumpers to help the vehicle shrug off impacts.

The RPG Tucson also comes equipped with Hyundai’s next-generation Blue Link system. Blue Link’s Destination Search Powered by Google™ will help the vehicle get to all its events with ease as it tours the country next year, and all the gear inside will be kept safe using remote lock from the Blue Link mobile app for Apple Watch and Android Wear. The RPG team can also rest easy, knowing that if their Tucson is ever stolen, Blue Link can assist authorities to quickly find and immobilize it.

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POWERTRAIN MODIFICATIONS

  • Mishimoto 2.5-in. Stainless Steel Down Pipe and Charge Pipe with Front Mount Intercooler
  • Rockstar Energy-Licensed/Mishimoto Billet Oil Catch Can
  • Mishimoto 19-Row Oil Cooler
  • Turbonetics Godzilla Blow Off Valve
  • K&N Filters Custom Air Intake
  • Custom Magnaflow Center Exhaust
  • Odyssey Dry Cell Battery
  • Lucas Oil Fluids
  • Heatshield Products Lava Wrap

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION MODIFICATIONS

  • King Shocks 2.5-in. Adjustable Strut Coilovers
  • King Shocks Rear 2.5-in. Shocks with Remote Reservoirs and Progressive Off-Road Springs
  • Black Ops 4×4 Body Clearancing for Larger Tires
  • Mickey Thompson 32-in. MTZ P3 Tires
  • KMC 17-in. XD Series “Bully” Off-Road Wheels

EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

  • RPG and Wicked Image Designs Custom Roof Rack
  • RPG and Wicked Image Designs Custom Bumpers
  • Bulldog LED Lighting 40-in. LED Light Bars
  • Bulldog LED Lighting 2-in. LED Spikes
  • sPOD Electronic Control Center for Accessory Options

INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

  • Kicker Audio Sound System
    • High Output Speakers
    • 10-in. Subwoofer
    • Scosche Integrated Stereo Install Kits
      • Wiring and Accessories
      • Tintman Window Tint

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Tucson and Sonata Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Awards

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 24, 2015 – In one of the industry’s most rigorous tests of vehicle safety, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson and 2016 Sonata both earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. This is the first time Tucson, which received a significant redesign for the 2016 model year, has received the highest honor from IIHS.

2016 Hyundai Tucson IIHS Top Safety Pick

IIHS rates vehicles for occupant protection based on performance in five tests: moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. Winners of the 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test. Vehicles also need an available front crash prevention system with an advanced or superior rating.

“Hyundai’s redesign of the Tucson earns the 2016 model our top rating in the small overlap front test, and the Sonata retains its acceptable rating,” said David Zuby, IIHS chief research officer. “Both vehicles have an available front crash prevention system that earns a superior rating in the IIHS autobrake test, a key criteria to qualify for a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award.”

Hyundai’s commitment to occupant safety is paramount throughout our entire lineup,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “We strive to develop technologies that assist in avoiding crashes all together, like forward collision warning, lane departure warning and emergency brake assist, and are pleased the Tucson and Sonata have received these awards related to occupant protection when collisions do occur.”

Multiple advanced safety technology options are available on the 2016 Tucson, including AEB with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and a standard rearview camera. In addition, advanced high-strength steel represents over 50 percent of the new Tucson’s structure, for enhanced crash safety. The vehicle also features a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that alerts drivers if one or more tires are under-inflated, including the tire’s location.

Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Sonata lineup includes Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System, seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, four-wheel disc brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with indicators for each tire. Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Smart Cruise Control with spot/start capability, Rear Parking Sensors, Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) are available as options.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Partners with Bisimoto Engineering for a Fourth Straight Year to Create 700+ Horsepower 2016 Tucson

Bisimoto Engineering’s First CUV is the Most-Powerful Tucson Ever

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 21 2015Hyundai has revealed the most-powerful 2016 Tucson ever created, built by the powertrain gurus at Bisimoto Engineering for 2015 SEMA. Partnering for a fourth straight year, Bisimoto’s “Brute Ute” will be revealed at Hyundai’s SEMA press conference on November 3 at 11:30 a.m. PT, in Las Vegas.

2016 Bisimoto Hyundai Tucson

Utilizing Hyundai’s 2.4-liter “Theta-II” power plant as the starting point for the build, similar to last year’s 2015 Sonata, Bisimoto mated strengthened internals with fast-burning flex-fuel, a high-boost turbocharger and an upgraded engine management system to put down more than 700 horsepower to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. This rendition of the 2016 Tucson was built with the ultimate vision of packing world-beating performance and technology into a brand-new, unexpected vehicle platform.

“The 2016 Tucson was the perfect platform for this year’s build, offering me the opportunity to captivate a wider audience by tapping into the growing popularity of the CUV market,” said Bisi Ezerioha, owner and chief engineer, Bisimoto Engineering. “After hundreds of hours of testing and developing new engine components, we’re confident that this power plant can handle what we’re asking from it, delivering a fresh, race-bred take on the 2016 Tucson with performance and reliability at its core.”

Complementing the absurd power figures, Bisimoto gave the exterior a very clean “street fighter” look, riding on custom air-ride suspension, white five-star race-spec wheels and sticky, R-compound rubber. A custom roll cage hints to the vehicle’s performance credentials, and the signature Bisimoto look is rounded-out with the elimination of the front grille, replaced with a huge intercooler to cool the incoming air.

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Bisimoto Engineering’s First CUV is the Most-Powerful Tucson Ever

POWERTRAIN MODIFICATIONS:

  • AEM Electronics
    • Infinity 6 ECU
    • Boost controller and Fuel Pressure Regulator
  • Arias 9:1 compression Pistons
  • ARP Head Studs and Bolts
  • Bisimoto Springs and Titanium Retainers
  • Bisimoto Level 2.4 Camshaft
  • Bisimoto 360 degree Oil Cap
  • Bisimoto Custom Exhaust System
  • 2200cc Injectors
  • Golden Eagle Sleeves & Intake
  • Bisimoto MLS Gasket
  • Bisimoto Intake Heat Shielding Gasket
  • High-Flow Fuel Pump
  • NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
  • PurÖl “Elite Series” Synthetic Motor Oils
  • PurÖl MTF Transmission Fluid
  • Port Flow Custom Headwork
  • Kinsler Fuel Rail & Filter
  • Bisimoto Steel Rods
  • Custom Mil-Spec Harness
  • Turbonetics BTX-6465 Billet Turbo
    • Wastegate
    • Blowoff Valve
  • Spearco Intercooler
  • Vibrant Vanjen Clamps and Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Turbo Hot Header Coatings
  • Spec Stage 5 Clutch

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION MODIFICATIONS

  • fifteen52 TARMAC R43 19×8.5 Wheels
  • Buddy Club 4-Pot Big Brake Kit and Lug Nuts
  • Bisimoto Brake Mounts
  • Toyo R888 Tires
  • Air Ride Equipment Airbag Suspension

EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

  • Denmatic Design Scheme
  • Bisimoto Custom Grille Insert
  • Hyundai Genuine Equipment Mud Flaps
  • Rhythms Powder Coating
  • Driftmotion Aluminum Piping

INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

  • Bisimoto 4-Point Roll Cage
  • Infinity Sound System Equipped with HD Radio
    • Infinity Audio System
      • Front Doors: Kappa 60.11cs 6-1/2″ Two-Way Component System
      • Rear Doors: Kappa 62.11i 6-1/2″ Two-Way Loudspeaker System
      • Cargo Space Speakers: Kappa 62.11i 6-1/2″ Two-Way Loudspeaker System (Reference 1200S Shallow Mount Subwoofers)
      • Amplification: Kappa K5 five-channel 650 Watt Amplifier
      • Head Unit: JBL Legend CP100 Connected Car Receiver
  • Racepak IQ3 Dash
  • Bisimoto Reservoir Socks
  • Buddy Club Short shifter
  • G&J Braided Plumbing
  • Buddy Club Racing Seat
  • Custom Euro-inspired Leather Interior

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

All-New 2016 Hyundai Tucson Starts at $22,700

Well-Equipped Tucson Features Sporty Styling, Outstanding Efficiency and Leading Safety Technologies

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 14, 2015Hyundai’s all-new 2016 Tucson compact crossover offers an unmatched combination of a modern design, enhanced driving dynamics, increased utility and the latest in safety and entertainment technologies, all with a starting price of $22,700. Hitting dealers later this month, the Tucson is ideally suited for today’s crossover buyers who are demanding a vehicle solution that fits seamlessly into their busy lifestyles.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Exterior

Tucson is available in four distinct trim levels, each with a compelling value proposition, offering a Tucson for different buyer preferences. Those include:

  • SE: Well-equipped, price-leading model including popular options
  • Eco: Affordable turbo model that delivers more power and improved fuel economy
  • Sport: Features sporty cues and driving dynamics
  • Limited: Luxury model with leather, advanced technology and other premium features

“The all-new Tucson hits the sweet spot of what consumers are looking for in a compact crossover with competitive pricing advantages at every trim level,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “For example, the Tucson SE has a MSRP advantage and averages $700 in additional content compared to its competitors in the class. As Tucson competes in one of the fastest growing and most competitive segments in the industry, we can’t wait for the 2016 Tucson to make its way to dealers in just a few short weeks.”

2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON PRICING BREAKDOWN

Model Engine Transmission Drivetrain MSRP
SE 2.0L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic FWD $22,700
SE 2.0L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic AWD $24,100
Eco 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch FWD $24,150
Eco 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch AWD $25,550
Sport 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch FWD $26,150
Sport 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch AWD $27,550
Limited 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch FWD $29,900
Limited 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch AWD $31,300

Freight charges for the 2016 Tucson are $895 and not included in the prices above.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Third-Generation Hyundai Tucson Delivers Sporty Looks and High Refinement

All-New Compact Crossover Boasts Increased Efficiency, Segment-First Dual-Clutch Transmission and Cutting-Edge Safety Technologies

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 13, 2015 – The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson arrives in dealerships this month offering an edgy exterior design, a pair of fuel efficient drivetrains and a stylish interior that is roomier than its predecessor. A host of advanced safety features will be available including a Lane Departure Warning system, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). The new Tucson, when equipped with AEB, is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2016 Hyundai Tucson Side Exterior

MODERN, SENSUAL DESIGN – AND LOTS OF LEDs
Continuing Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design theme that debuted on the 2015 Genesis, 2016 Tucson employs refined aesthetics with sculpted body forms and sporty contours for an athletic, bold and striking appearance. The front is dominated by a hexagonal-shaped grille – a key element of Hyundai’s design signature, enhanced by available high-efficiency LED twin-projector headlights, LED headlight accents and integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). Even LED door handle approach lamps are available.

Tucson’s wheelbase increases by more than an inch, for enhanced design proportions, interior flexibility and a smoother ride. For the first time on Tucson, 19-inch alloy wheels are offered with a dynamic spoke design, housed in forward-raking wheel arches. Roof rails are sleek and low-profile for a clean, yet functional appearance. From the rear, a Z-shaped character line above the rear wheel accentuates an aggressive, sporty side profile. The rear angle conveys stability and a wide, sporty stance, for agility both on and off-road. The taillights also apply LED technology, creating a premium design element, while providing enhanced visibility from the rear. Finally, twin, bevel-cut chrome exhaust tips and a standard rear spoiler add even more sporty cues from the rear view.

LARGER INTERIOR WITH PREMIUM MATERIALS
On the inside, a premium, wrapped instrument panel will be offered, with extra-wide instrument panel contours to enhance occupants’ overall sense of interior roominess. A stitched, soft-touch pad is located near the driver’s right knee, for better comfort during long commutes or spirited cornering. Interior touch points have been upgraded with premium, soft-touch materials. All interior switchgear have a more refined feel during operation. The overall ambience of roominess is further enhanced by an available full-length panoramic sunroof, allowing both front and rear passengers day or night skyward visibility.

The 2016 Tucson is longer (+3.0 inch), wider (+1.1 inch) and has a longer wheelbase (+1.2 inch) than the previous model for greater interior volume and versatility. Overall, cargo room has been increased to 31.0 cubic feet (from 25.7), up more than five cubic feet over the previous model, with a dual-level rear cargo floor further enhancing cargo-carrying versatility. The rear liftgate opening has been enlarged in every dimension, for greater cargo flexibility. The 60/40 rear seatbacks have a greater range of adjustable recline for varying combinations of passengers and cargo, with an increased available recline of 37 degrees compared with 28 degrees for the previous model.

POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT NEW POWERTRAINS
2016 Tucson powertrain offerings also have been improved with top efficiency levels as a primary target. Base models offer the Nu engine family, 2.0-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder with 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque, coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. The six-speed automatic offers SHIFTRONIC™ manual shifting mode and includes an overdrive lock-up torque converter for higher fuel economy at highway speeds. EPA fuel economy for the 2.0L FWD model is rated at 23 (city), 31 (highway), 26 (combined). The 26-mpg combined fuel economy rating is a one-mpg improvement over the previous mode base engine. Furthermore, powertrain NVH has been reduced through hydraulic transmission mounting and recalibrated engine mounts.

Eco, Sport and Limited models offer the new Gamma engine family, 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder with 175 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. Peak torque delivery starts at only 1,500 rpm and holds through 4,500 rpm, for low-RPM responsiveness and performance in everyday driving conditions. The turbocharger features low-inertia turbo-spooling response characteristics and an electronic wastegate control for more precise control of manifold pressure. Internally, piston-cooling oil jets ensure cooler piston temperatures for enhanced engine life. The Gamma engine also features a new water jacket insert that prioritizes cooling in the upper level of the cylinder block where more combustion heat is generated, resulting in lower cylinder head temperatures and allowing for leaner air/fuel mixtures for better fuel efficiency.

The turbo engine is coupled to a new, first-in-segment seven-speed EcoShift® dual-clutch transmission (DCT). This Hyundai-developed dual-clutch transmission offers outstanding efficiency with quick, seamless shifting and brisk acceleration. When compared with some competitors’ continuously-variable transmissions, this DCT is able to handle more torque with minimal power interruption throughout the powertrain operating range for a natural acceleration characteristic that consumers expect and offers greater durability. EPA fuel economy for this powertrain on Eco FWD models is 26 (city), 33 (highway), 29 (combined), a 5-mpg improvement over the former premium Tucson 2.4L engine. Sport and Limited FWD turbo engine models are rated at 25 (city), 30 (highway), 27 (combined), representing a 3-mpg improvement in combined fuel economy over the former Tucson 2.4L engine. In addition, the new Tucson’s fuel tank has been increased by 1.1 gallons for even greater driving range.

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE CAPABILITY
2016 Tucson will offer an advanced AWD system developed by Hyundai in conjunction with Magna Powertrain. The system includes a driver-selectable AWD lock that allows a differentiated torque split between front and rear wheels, for off-road and extremely slippery road conditions. The system also includes Active Cornering Control, which automatically transfers torque to the wheels with the most traction. The system reduces understeer and enhances cornering performance by braking the inside rear wheel and delivering more torque to the outside rear wheel, providing a torque-vectoring effect. Finally, the system incorporates both Hillstart Assist and Downhill Brake Control to assist drivers facing sharp incline or decline conditions.

REFINED, RESPONSIVE CHASSIS
The 2016 Tucson platform offers enhanced driving dynamics with more than one inch increase in width and a 1.2 inch increase in wheelbase for greater ride comfort and linear stability. The front and rear overhangs were increased in smaller proportion to this increased wheelbase, centering more of the Tucson’s mass within the wheelbase for better handling response and control. Even more, the entire Tucson chassis is more rigid, now using more than 50 percent Advanced High Strength steel compared with 18 percent for the former model. The new Tucson also benefits from strategic use of structural adhesives at higher stress points on the chassis and more extensive use of hot-stamping methods for greater rigidity. The structure also uses four-point bushing mounts for improved comfort and reduced road noise.

A world’s first shock-absorber mounting structure, the 2016 Tucson employs a dual-reinforcing panel rear wheelhouse design, which optimizes panels that are prone to vibration, resulting in a 109 percent increase in rigidity, reduced road noise levels and ride and handling improvements.

The Tucson suspension has been enhanced for more precise handling without sacrificing ride comfort. The front suspension is a MacPherson strut design, with coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and a 24.7 mm stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is an independent, multi-link design, now with dual lower arms for both FWD and AWD, for optimal ride comfort and body control. Overall, front and rear suspension setups are now 20 percent stiffer than the outgoing Tucson’s.

Both front and rear suspensions use SACHS® dampers and lightweight, hollow stabilizer bars for superior body control in all driving conditions. Rear suspension control arms have been lengthened to minimize camber and toe changes throughout the suspension travel range, which has been increased to better absorb larger impacts. In addition, the jounce bumpers now use a more sophisticated, hydraulic-type design, for more refined responses over larger road impacts. Suspension bushings are now composed of a higher-dampening synthetic rubber that is 30 percent stiffer for smoother ride characteristics when compared with conventional rubber.

2016 Tucson also offers Drive Mode Select, which allows the driver to customize their Tucson’s dynamic responses, such as steering feel, transmission and overall powertrain responsiveness to their preferences, and to changing road or traffic conditions.

LOWER NVH, BETTER AERODYNAMICS
To improve NVH characteristics, the 2016 Tucson has applied a number of sound dampening and insulation measures, such as:

  • Engine mounts have been enlarged to better absorb engine vibrations
  • Rear cross-members have changed from a direct-mount design to a bushing-mount design
  • Sound insulation materials has been added to inner fenders, underbody, instrument panel, transmission tunnel and all cabin pillars
  • Using 335 feet of structural adhesive to insulate against road noise, where the previous model used none
  • The door latch mechanisms were extensively refined, with lower noise, pull resistance, internal friction and great closure damping
  • To lower wind noise in the cabin, aerodynamics have been improved to 0.33 Cd, a 0.02 lower coefficient of drag (Cd) than the former model

Tucson’s lower coefficient of drag was achieved through a special aerodynamic design focus on the A-pillar design, rear spoiler side trim and underbody panels, all of which reduce air vortex and resulting aerodynamic drag.

IMPROVED STEERING FEEL
In addition, steering feel has been enhanced with an improved motor-driven power steering system and extensive use of lightweight, rigid aluminum for the rack assembly, for greater precision and feedback. Overall friction for the steering system has been reduced by more than 20 percent compared to the previous model. The Tucson’s motor-driven power steering is more efficient and quieter than traditional hydraulic systems by reducing parasitic losses from ancillary belts and their continual drag on the powertrain. Further, the steering system has been upgraded for more precise and rapid adjustments in steering feel with changing driving conditions. The steering wheel itself now offers a wider range of tilt and telescopic adjustment for greater driver comfort.

SEGMENT FIRSTS AND NEW FEATURES
The 2016 Tucson offers several compact CUV segment firsts, including ventilated front seats and YES Essentials® stain-resistant seats. Newly available features on Tucson include LED headlights and accents, LED Daytime Running Lights, HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) that turn-in with the direction of the steering wheel, LED map lights, color LCD cluster display, individual tire monitoring, power passenger seat and heated rear seats.

The new Tucson also offers a Smart Power Liftgate with auto-open. The Smart Power Liftgate enables the Tucson owner to automatically open the rear liftgate, hands-free, by simply standing within a few feet of the liftgate for a few seconds with the key fob in a pocket or purse. This is especially convenient whenever the owner may be holding shopping bags or other items and needs hands-free access to the cargo area.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Interior Dash

AUDIO, NAVIGATION AND CONNECTVITY TECHNOLOGY
The new Tucson will offer a standard five-inch color LCD display with rearview camera and touchscreen function for intuitive operation. Apple Siri® “Eyes Free” integration also is now available. On the navigation-equipped Tucson, popular apps such as Pandora® Internet Radio and Yelp® are already integrated with the multimedia system. The Yelp® app has been optimized for Tucson’s eight-inch touchscreen and will help find restaurants, shopping and more. Selected restaurants will also offer reviews, ratings, hours and pricing. Once a restaurant is chosen, the navigation system can provide directions to the restaurant without even requiring passengers to input the address.

For audiophiles, Tucson also offers an available 405-watt, AM/FM/SiriusXM premium audio system with eight speakers. The latest generation of SiriusXM Travel Link® with Traffic, Sports, Weather, Stocks, Fuel Prices and Movies is also available. SiriusXM’s Tune Start® allows the replay of a song from its beginning whenever a preset is selected. Additional multi-cultural channels are also available. Tucson will also offer Hyundai’s next-generation navigation system, with an advanced, eight-inch display for easy legibility. Display brightness increased by 33 percent over the former system for enhanced daytime visibility. This system’s improved touchscreen sensitivity makes it even easier to touch and drag for system inputs. The screen also now offers a split-screen display with both map and music data available simultaneously.

COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
The 2016 Tucson is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with AEB. For 2016, new, advanced safety technologies such as AEB with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and standard rearview camera are offered. In addition, advanced high-strength steel represents over 50 percent of the new Tucson’s structure, for enhanced crash safety.

The Tucson is engineered to provide its passengers with multiple defensive safety layers. The A-pillar and mirror blind spots were reduced for enhanced driver visibility. The steel unibody has integrated crumple zones and a high-tensile front sub-frame designed to work together to reduce the forces that typically reach the passenger compartment. The center pillars serve as the anchors of a ring structure which improves overall side structure stiffness while also creating more room for the door armrest and seat. All four doors also have internal guard beams to protect passengers in a side-impact collision.

The entire body shell has been made stiffer and lighter thanks to extensive use of advanced high-strength steel, and the use of Tailor Welded Blanks (TWB) reinforces key structural members. TWB assemblies combine steels of different thickness and grades using a sophisticated laser welding and stamping process to achieve an optimal stiffness-to-weight ratio. TWBs reduce body weight while enhancing crash energy management.

Tucson also features a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that alerts drivers if one or more tires are under-inflated, including the tire’s location.

COLOR
The new Tucson offers eight appealing exterior colors and three interior color environments. Six of these exterior colors are all-new, including Chromium Silver, Coliseum Gray, Ruby Wine, Mojave Sand, Sedona Sunset and Caribbean Blue. Winter White and Ash Black fill out the diverse eight-color offering. Interior color environments include black, beige and gray in cloth, and black or beige in leather, available on Limited models.

NEXT-GENERATION BLUE LINK®
The 2016 Tucson offers the next-generation of Hyundai Blue Link®, with enhanced safety, service and infotainment telematics. Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like remote start/stop, destination search powered by Google®, remote door lock/unlock, car finder, call roadside assistance, remote climate control and stolen vehicle recovery. Many of these features can even be controlled via the latest Android Wear ™ smartwatch offerings.

In addition to these features and services, Tucson models equipped with Blue Link come standard with one year of complimentary Blue Link® Connected Care. Connected Care is a suite of safety and car care features providing Hyundai owners with free proactive services including automatic collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, monthly vehicle health reporting and maintenance alerts.

Blue Link is offered in three service packages: Connected Care, Remote and Guidance.

Connected Care package (complimentary for 1-year):

  • Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report
  • Maintenance Alerts
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification (DTC)
  • Service Link
  • Blue Link App (smartphone, smartwatch)
  • On-Demand Diagnostics
  • Driving Information
  • Hyundai Assurance Car Care in-vehicle app

Remote package:

  • Remote Start with Climate Control
  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Horn and Lights
  • Car Finder via Mobile App
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery/Slowdown/Immobilization
  • Vehicle Safeguard Alerts
    • Geo-Fence
    • Valet Alert
    • Speed/Curfew Alert
  • Alarm Notification

Guidance package:

  • Destination search powered by Google®
  • Destination Send-to-Car by Google®

More details on specific Blue Link-equipped vehicles available at www.hyundaibluelink.com.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Earns High Marks in Annual J.D. Power IQS

Hyundai Tucson and Accent Receive J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards

  • Company achieves fourth-place industry ranking for the second year in a row
  • Elantra and Santa Fe finish in second place in their segments

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 17, 2015Hyundai ranked fourth among all brands in the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) and second among non-premium automakers. In addition, the 2015 Hyundai Tucson was awarded for the highest initial quality in the small SUV segment and the 2015 Hyundai Accent earned the highest honor in the small-car segment for the second year in a row.

Hyundai is committed to delivering its owners exceptional quality vehicles,” said Frank Ferrara, executive vice president, customer satisfaction, Hyundai Motor America. “Not only do we take the improvement of quality on our existing models seriously, but we must also launch new vehicles with the highest quality right out of the gate. It is important for our customers to be happy with their vehicles, and that starts with quality and educating them on how to use all the features of their vehicle. Results like these demonstrate how well we’re succeeding in connecting with our customers on all levels.”

IQS, now in its 29th year, serves as the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality measured at 90 days of ownership. According to the study, Tucson and Accent owners reported fewer problems with their vehicles than any other small SUV or small car, respectively.

“Small SUVs and small cars are some of the most popular vehicles on the road today and nearly every automaker has products that compete in these segments, giving consumers many options to choose from,” said Mircea Gradu, executive director, engineering and quality, Hyundai Motor America. “Both the Accent and Tucson were ranked highest in their crowded segments for high quality, which provides owners peace of mind when it comes to an important financial purchase.”

Hyundai Tucson and Accent Receive J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards

Hyundai Tucson and Accent Receive J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards

(From left to right – Frank Ferrara executive vice president, customer satisfaction, Hyundai, Deirdre Borrego, vice president, general manager, U.S. Automotive division, J.D. Power, Mircea Gradu, executive director, engineering and quality, Hyundai)

In total, Hyundai had four models ranking in the top two in their segments, including segment awards for Tucson and Accent, and second-place finishes for Elantra and Santa Fe. The Hyundai overall score was 95 problems per 100 vehicles, 17 problems fewer than the industry average. This year’s results mark the fourth time Hyundai has finished among the top four brands overall.

The 2015 IQS is based on responses from more than 84,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2015 model-year vehicles surveyed after 90 days of ownership. The study is based on a 233-question survey designed to provide manufacturers with information to facilitate the identification of problems and drive product improvement.

HYUNDAI QUALITY
During the last eleven years, Hyundai Motor Corporation has invested in a series of quality control initiatives, including a 24-hour, 365-days-a-year Global Quality Situation Room enabling engineers to respond in real-time to diverse quality issues. “Quality Cluster” facilities have been built around the globe to ensure the highest level of quality is integrated at every step in the production process – further promoting the company-wide belief that customer safety and satisfaction is at the core of Hyundai vehicle development.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.