Hyundai Debuts Exciting New IONIQ 5 EV Crossover

Hyundai IONIQ 5 | Toronto, ON

It should come as no surprise that Hyundai is debuting a thrilling new all-electric model, considering the brand made a commitment to introduce 23 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and sell 1 million BEV units by 2025. The first vehicle in that lineup is the all-new IONIQ 5 — an electric crossover utility vehicle set to disrupt the EV market with its impressive capabilities.

“IONIQ 5 introduces the Hyundai brand to a whole new set of buyers,” said José Muñoz, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “Once behind the steering wheel, they are going to be shocked by the range, power, comfort, interior space, and advanced technology. Owning one is going to be a new experience and lifestyle that only the IONIQ brand can provide.”

One of those shocking abilities is ultra-fast 800-volt charging that gets the IONIQ 5 from 10 to 80 percent in only 18 minutes. On top of that, the CUV is expected to reach a top driving range of 300 miles.

Inside, the E-GMP design platform utilizes space, driving dynamics, and performance to provide an enjoyable drive every time you get behind the wheel. Hyundai has also filled the IONIQ 5 with smart technologies to help you stay connected and safe. Some of those features include a Head-Up Display with Augmented Reality mode, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and many Hyundai SmartSense driver-assist systems.

This is just scratching the surface on just how impressive this new electric Hyundai model truly is. To learn more, chat with our team at Downtown Hyundai.

Hyundai Introduces High-Performance KONA N SUV

2022 Hyundai Kona N SUV | Toronto, ON

Hyundai recently revealed the newest addition to its performance-oriented N lineup: the KONA N SUV.  Boasting turbo power, track-inspired design, and visionary tech, the KONA N easily lives up to the N Brand’s new motto: “Never just drive.” is the automaker’s first high-performance SUV. 

Engine

As Hyundai’s first high-performance SUV, the KONA N delivers both muscle and track-ready handling. The 2.0-litre turbocharged GDI engine is paired with a wet dual-clutch eight-speed transmission. This powertrain puts out 276 standard horsepower and has the potential to make up to 286 horsepower.

Technology

Inside, the KONA N comes with a new 10-inch touch-screen infotainment system, along with an exclusive racing head-up display that gives the driving experience a game-like dimension. N mode design is highlighted on the new infotainment system, communicating vital information like lap time and N track maps. You can even toggle custom modes with ease using customizable N buttons.

Exterior

On the outside, the KONA N’s powerful presence hints at its dynamic driving spirit. Body-coloured fenders and 19-inch wheels give the KONA N a wide, confident stance. It also comes with a newly developed exclusive Sonic Blue exterior colour that helps it stand out on the road.

The Hyundai KONA N is coming soon to Downtown Hyundai in Toronto. Contact us to learn more or to find out how you can reserve a KONA N for yourself.

Hyundai Unveils New 2022 Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz | Toronto, ON

Hyundai is turning the automotive industry on its head. The carmaker recently unveiled its highly anticipated 2022 Santa Cruz, a Sport Adventure Vehicle that raises the bar in the SUV, truck, and crossover segments.

The Santa Cruz has a unique exterior design that straddles the line between SUV and pickup truck. From the front, this Hyundai has a wide, sculpted hood that is reminiscent of a rugged SUV. When you approach it from the rear, though, you will find a truck bed that provides versatility, allowing you to use the Santa Cruz for camping adventures, home improvement projects, and more.

Inside, a refined design contrasts with the rugged exterior. The Santa Cruz comes outfitted with innovative technologies like an edgeless 10-inch infotainment screen in the centre console. The front seats boast a dual-cockpit design, and the rear seats offer convenient storage compartments underneath.

Under the hood of the 2022 Santa Cruz, you can choose two powertrain options. The standard is a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that puts out over 190 horsepower and over 180 lb-ft of torque. A 2.5-litre turbocharged engine is also available, putting out over 275 horsepower and over 310 lb-ft of torque.

The Santa Cruz will also come available with HTRAC® all-wheel-drive capability. It can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

The 2022 Santa Cruz is coming soon, and we’ll be sure to stock this exciting new model for you right here at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto.

Top Tips for Keeping Your Car Organized

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Keeping your car organized isn’t always easy, especially when life seems to just get busier all the time. To help you with this task, we’ve put together these vehicle organization tips.

Keep a Garbage Can in your Car

To prevent used tissues, empty coffee cups, and other rubbish from piling up in your cupholders and footwells, place a garbage can or garbage bag in your car. There are plenty of options out there to choose from, so find the one that fits your needs best.

Put a Laundry Basket in your Trunk

Consider keeping a laundry basket in the trunk to make your life easier. This is a great way to keep all your groceries in one place — and even carry them all into the house at the same time. You can also use the basket to keep other items in your trunk organized. 

Store Plastic Grocery Bags in a Tissue Box

You never know when you might need a grocery bag to hold wet clothes, dirty diapers, or trash. Why not keep some in your car? Stuff them in an empty tissue box so they’re all in one convenient spot. 

Use Silicone Cupcake Wrappers to keep your Cupholders Clean

Cupholders can gather random items on the go from spare change to straw wrappers and beyond. Keeping a silicone cupcake wrapper in your cupholders makes cleaning up these items easier. All you have to do is take it out and empty it.

To make sure your vehicle is running smoothly to go along with its freshly organized status, contact our service department at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto to get caught up on all your scheduled maintenance milestones.

Learn the Differences Between the 2021 Hyundai Elantra and Sonata

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If you’re in the market for a new sedan and looking at a Hyundai, you’re already on the right truck. The new 2021 Hyundai Elantra and Sonata are both great options with distinct advantages over their competitors. Not quite sure which is the better option for you? Knowing the differences between the 2021 Hyundai Elantra and Sonata can help you make the right call for your particular needs.

Price

Both the 2021 Hyundai Elantra and Sonata serve up great value for the price. The smaller Elantra, with a starting MSRP under $18,000,1 is an especially budget-friendly choice for drivers looking at getting their first car. The Hyundai Sonata starts just over $27,000 MSRP,2 making it one of the more affordable options in the midsize sedan segment.

Size

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra is a compact sedan, which means it’s more ideal if you tend to drive with by yourself or one passenger but still great if you like to bring friends along for the ride. If you have a growing family, the midsize Sonata is larger and more spacious.

Efficiency

Saving money at the pump is one of the best advantages of owning a Hyundai. The Elantra and Sonata are both efficient options, with the former consuming 7.8L/100km combined3 and the latter using 7.7L/100km combined.4 If you want the best efficiency possible, the new Sonata Hybrid delivers with an incredible 5.0L/100km combined.5

If you’re on the fence about whether the 2021 Elantra or Sonata is better for you, the best way to experience the differences is with a test drive at Downtown Hyundai. Call or email to schedule your test drive and we’ll help you narrow down your choice.

1Price of $17,899 available on 2021 ELANTRA Essential Manual. Price excludes Delivery and Destination charges of $1,725, fees, levies and all applicable charges (excluding HST, GST/PST). Price also excludes registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and dealer admin. fees of up to $499. Fees may vary by dealer. Certain exterior or interior colour options may cost extra.

2Price of $27,149 available on 2021 SONATA Preferred. Price excludes Delivery and Destination charges of $1,825, fees, levies and all applicable charges (excluding HST, GST/PST). Price also excludes registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and dealer admin. fees of up to $499. Fees may vary by dealer. Certain exterior or interior colour options may cost extra.

3Fuel economy figures are based on manufacturer testing and are used for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel Economy based on 2021 ELANTRA Essential Manual.

4Fuel economy figures are based on manufacturer testing and are used for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories.

5Fuel economy figures are based on manufacturer testing and are used for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel Economy based on Sonata Hybrid Ultimate model.

Hyundai Owns Most IIHS Safety Awards in Industry

2021 Hyundai Sonata | Toronto, ON

Seeking a safe vehicle for you and your loved ones? Check out the Hyundai model lineup. We offer the most combined Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) safety awards in the industry, with 11 of its models earning the title of TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+.

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade was the eleventh model to earn one of these titles from the IIHS. This three-row SUV was named a 2020 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+, thanks to its standard LED headlamps and advanced driver-assistance technologies.

IIHS Safety Recognitions

  • 2021 Hyundai Venue: TOP SAFETY PICK with specific headlights
  • 2021 Hyundai Kona: TOP SAFETY PICK with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson: TOP SAFETY PICK with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe: TOP SAFETY PICK with specific headlights
  • 2021 Hyundai Nexo: TOP SAFETY PICK+
  • 2021 Hyundai Palisade: TOP SAFETY PICK+
  • 2020 Hyundai Palisade – TOP SAFETY PICK with specific headlights
  • 2021 Hyundai Elantra: TOP SAFETY PICK with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT: TOP SAFETY PICK with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • 2021 Hyundai Veloster: TOP SAFETY PICK with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights
  • 2021 Hyundai Sonata: TOP SAFETY PICK with specific headlights

Award Title Explanations

A TOP SAFETY PICK+ must earn the top rating of “Good” in six crashworthiness tests and an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for its front-crash prevention and a “Good” rating for its headlights.

To earn the title of IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn a rating of “Acceptable” or “Good” on the passenger-side small overlap front test, along with an “Advanced” or a “Superior” rating for front-crash prevention. It also must have an “Acceptable” headlight rating.

Visit Downtown Hyundai in Toronto to learn more about our impressive selection of safe, award-winning cars and SUVs

Winter Driving Safety Tips to Beat the Cold

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Driving in winter weather can be difficult, but living in Toronto means it’s a fact of life. Whether you’re taking on icy roads or gusts of snow and wind, these winter driving safety tips will help you feel safer and more confident behind the wheel.

Learn How To Get Out Of A Skid

Slick roads can easily cause your car to skid. Luckily, there are ways to get your car out of a skid or lessen its severity. For front skids, ease off the gas pedal and steer in the direction you want to go. With a rear skid, simply turn your steering wheel in the direction you want to go. Remember, keep your feet off the pedals when this is happening.

Avoid Slamming On Your Brakes Or Accelerating Quickly

If it’s slippery out, you want to avoid fast movements with your vehicle. So, avoid slamming on your brakes when you need to stop quickly. Instead, pump them. It will help stop your vehicle while also preventing a skid from occurring. Also, make sure you accelerate slowly as you drive.

Increase Your Following Distance

To give you time to react to unexpected situations, make sure you drive slowly and keep a significant amount of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.

Clear Off Your Car Well

Snow and ice can build up on your vehicle when it’s sitting outside. Before you start driving, make sure your car’s windows, hood, taillights, and headlights are all clear of snow and ice. Also, make sure you clear off your car’s roof. You don’t want to affect the visibility of the driver behind you!

It’s also important to keep up with scheduled maintenance during the winter months. For all your cold-weather car care needs, make an appointment with our expert service department at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Gains Hybrid Option and More

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe | Toronto, ON

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe has some exciting changes in store. For the new model year, this SUV boasts a fresh exterior look, a redesigned interior layout, and an efficient hybrid powertrain option.

The exterior of the new Santa Fe shows off a widened grille with new lighting signatures, a more sculpted design, and athletic roof rails. The interior redesign includes a floating console, contrast stitching, and options like a 10.25-inch touch screen and soft-touch materials.

The Santa Fe’s new hybrid powertrain pairs dual electric motors with a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, delivering total system output of 225 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. This hybrid system comes paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and comes standard with all-wheel drive. If you don’t want a hybrid, you can choose between a 191-horsepower 2.5-liter engine or a 277-horsepower turbo.

If you’re in the market for premium creature comforts, the 2021 Santa Fe is getting a new top-level trim: the Ultimate Calligraphy. This trim level comes with a Head-Up Display, quilted Nappa leather seats, exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels, and an HTRAC AWD system with downhill braking.

If you’re interested in learning more about the 2021 Santa Fe, you won’t have to wait much longer. We’re expecting this new SUV to arrive soon here at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto.

All-New 2022 Hyundai Tucson Makes Its Debut

2022 Hyundai Tucson | Toronto, ON

Hyundai is raising the bar in the compact SUV segment. The carmaker just introduced the newly redesigned 2022 Hyundai Tucson, complete with a cutting-edge look, class-leading technologies, and better performance and efficiency.

For the 2022 model year, the Tucson boasts the brand’s evolving Sensuous Sportiness design language. It uses sculpted lines and muscular stance to create a svelte, sophisticated silhouette that hints at the future. Seven exterior colour options are available for this new model, including White Cream, Phantom Black, Shimmering Silver, Nocturne Gray, Amazon Gray, Flame Red, and Intense Blue.

Inside, ambient lighting helps create an atmosphere that suits your mood, using up to 64 colours and 10 levels of brightness. The cabin also features a dual 10.25-inch touch screen. Its second-row seats fold down to create a flat load floor for your cargo.

Hyundai has also strived to give you a more digital ownership experience with the 2022 Tucson. For instance, you can turn your smartphone into a smart key to lock and unlock your Tucson. You can even start the engine and climate control system with your phone from up to 90 feet away.

The 2022 Tucson’s powertrain options include a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, along with hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.

According to Hyundai, the 2022 Tucson will go on sale during the first half of 2021. And once it’s available, you can test-drive the new Tucson right here at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto.

Redesigned 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Unveiled

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe | Toronto, ON

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is raising the bar in the compact SUV segment. Redesigned for the 2021 model year, this all-new vehicle is ready to take on anything your family throws its way, featuring updates both inside and out.

The recently unveiled 2021 Santa Fe comes with a new grille, which fully spans the front of the vehicle. The grille’s geometric patterning gives it a modern feel, while the daytime running lights and taillights are connected by a long, uninterrupted line to give the Santa Fe a sophisticated look.

Inside, new soft-touch materials and a raised centre console give the vehicle a welcoming atmosphere. Along with a new shift-by-wire system, the Santa Fe comes with a Terrain Mode selector knob, making it easy to take on Toronto weather with seven available modes: Mud, Snow, Sand, Eco, Sport, Comfort, and Smart.

The centre console features a brand-new 10.25-inch touch-screen display, which gives you access to voice-guided navigation, preloaded maps, and a range of infotainment features that will allow you to keep you connected on the go.

Hyundai hasn’t announced a release date for the 2021 Santa Fe yet. In the meantime, visit us here at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto to test-drive the current Santa Fe or any of our other great SUV models.