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.

Hyundai Introduces Sporty Elantra N Line

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line | Toronto, ON

The Hyundai Elantra lineup just got a whole lot sportier. Hyundai recently announced that it is expanding its popular sedan lineup with an all-new model: the N Line.

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line model is built with providing more driving fun for consumers, especially while driving around Toronto. This sporty edition is characterized by specific N design elements and performance-enhancing features.

Under the hood, the 2021 Elantra N Line will come equipped with a 1.6-litre GDI turbocharged engine that is paired to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission. This powertrain will pump out 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

The Elantra N Line has also undergone some engineering changes to increase its performance. Its suspension has been stiffing for better handling, and it also features 18-inch alloy wheels, a multi-link independent rear suspension, and larger front brake rotors.

Inside, a leather-wrapped perforated N steering wheel flaunts metallic spokes, while the N sport seats with leather bolsters, gearshift with metal accents, and alloy pedals add to the vehicle’s athletic feel. There are also a number of driver-oriented features, including paddle shifters and a Drive Mode Selector system.

Here at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, we can’t wait to get you behind the wheel of the Elantra N Line. We’re expecting this thrilling new model to arrive sometime around the end of the year.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Gets a Stylish Makeover

2021 Hyundai Elantra | Toronto, ON

Hyundai is changing things up for the 2021 Hyundai Elantra. This all-new sedan features a design that is a big departure from the previous model year, along with an array of new technologies.

The 2021 Elantra is based on the Hyundai Sensuous Sportiness design philosophy. Its striking new silhouette has a coupe-like look with a longer, lower, and wider stance. Its edgy design is enhanced by the use of geometric lines and gem-like shapes throughout.

The 2021 Elantra is also ready to make commuting in Toronto more efficient. This model year’s lineup will feature the first-ever Elantra Hybrid, which uses a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine and a 32-kilowatt electric motor to offer more fuel efficiency. The hybrid puts out 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque while offering superior fuel-efficiency numbers.

Along with a new design and a hybrid model, the Elantra presents a wide range of new technologies. It comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, while also expanding the availability of Hyundai Digital Key, which allows drivers to lock and unlock their vehicle with a smartphone and even share access with other drivers.

Finally, the 2021 Elantra comes standard with six SmartSense™ safety technologies: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, and a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines.

The 2021 Elantra is expected to begin production this autumn, arriving at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto sometime during the fourth quarter.

Hyundai Santa Fe Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Hyundai Santa Fe Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary | Toronto, ON

It’s time to celebrate the Hyundai Santa Fe. The popular SUV model is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, marking a Hyundai milestone in Canada.  

Introduced in October 2000, the Santa Fe is the longest-running Hyundai SUV in Canada, entering its fourth generation later this year. Over the years, this vehicle has undergone a significant evolution, leading the way as a flagship for new features.

Hyundai has sold more than 5,260,000 units of the Santa Fe around the world, with over 356,226 sold in Canada as of April 2020.

“The Santa Fe was Hyundai’s first SUV, and it is one of our longest-running model lines, making it a key model not only globally but especially in Canada,” says Don Romano, president and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada. “For Hyundai, it is an icon which continues to evolve in terms of design, safety, technology, roominess, and comfort. With this latest evolution, Santa Fe maintains its status as the safest SUV in its segment while also moving the needle forward with new electrification.”

If you’re interested in learning more about the Santa Fe, Downtown Hyundai currently has the 2020 model in stock at our Toronto dealership. And this fall, you’ll be able to stop in and test-drive the all-new 2021 Santa Fe.   

How to Shop for a Vehicle at Downtown Hyundai … from Your Home

DAG Online at Downtown Hyundai | Toronto, ON

To help make buying a vehicle safer and less stressful in these uncertain times, you can now make your purchase at Downtown Hyundai without even having to visit our dealership. Here’s how to shop for a new vehicle from the comfort of your own home.

Utilize DAG Online. Discover the models we have on our lot, create your own custom vehicle, and more with our DAG Online website. This online inventory is a convenient option that even lets you see the exact number of vehicles we have in stock at any given moment. You can also utilize Hyundai Express Shopping to do the same.

Experience easy financing. Our expert finance team will work with you to find the right finance option for your needs. Even if your credit is subpar, we can help you buy or lease your new Hyundai.

Do everything online. Search for the right model for your needs, value your trade-in, apply for credit, and more. Regardless of what you want to do, you can complete this process on our website. You can even opt to get your new vehicle delivered directly to your home in the Toronto area. Simply call us if you have any questions along the way.

Whether you’re interested in a full-size Palisade SUV or a pint-sized Kona, your Downtown Hyundai purchase is just a few clicks away.

Sanitize Your Car and Boost Your Safety

Sanitize Your Car | Toronto, ON

Ensuring your car is clean is an important part of car ownership. If you’re looking to get your car looking at new – and get rid of germs while you’re at it – then you should consider these tips for how to sanitize your car.

Put on gloves. One of the first things you should do before you even begin cleaning is put on some disposable gloves. They will help protect your hands against harsh cleaning chemicals and will also help prevent the spread of disease. When you’re wearing these gloves, make sure you remember not to touch anything but the car and cleaning supplies – this includes your face, phone, and clothes.

Give it a good scrub. Clean the hard surfaces of your car’s interior with either disinfectant wipes or regular soapy water. Don’t forget important hot spots for germs like the interior and exterior door handles, center console, and dashboard.

Remember soft surfaces. Your car’s carpets, seats, and headline can easily absorb dirt and germs. Clean these surfaces with leather cleaner, vehicle carpet cleaner, or upholstery shampoo, depending on the type of upholstery your car has.

Keep it clean. Once your car is clean, make a concentrated effort to avoid making it dirty again. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol content and use disinfecting wipes to regularly disinfect your steering wheel, shifter knob, and other regularly touched surfaces.

For more information on best practices for car sanitation, speak with our service experts at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto.

Hyundai Ties for Most IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards

2020 Hyundai IIHS Safety Scores | Toronto, ON

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an organization that has helped create the benchmark for automotive safety in North America. Its Top Safety Pick awards are only given to vehicles that can pass their stringent tests. Hyundai has tied for the most IIHS Top Safety Pick awards in the automotive industry this year, boasting nine models that earned the honour.

The most notable is the all-new Hyundai Nexo fuel cell SUV. This model was one of six Top Safety Pick+ (the highest accolade given out by the IIHS) winners to come standard with headlights that have received the organization’s highest rating of “Good”. The “Good” rating indicates that the vehicle’s lights provides solid visibility, while also lacking excessive glare that could affect drivers in oncoming vehicles.

Along with the Nexo, the IIHS also recognized eight other Hyundai models with their Top Safety Pick accolade. These vehicles include:

  • Hyundai Kona when equipped with optional front crash protection and optional LED headlights
  • Hyundai Tucson when equipped with optional front crash protection and optional LED headlights
  • Hyundai Palisade when equipped with optional LED headlights
  • Hyundai Santa Fe when equipped with optional LED headlights
  • Hyundai Elantra when equipped with optional front crash protection and optional LED headlights
  • Hyundai Elantra GT when equipped with optional front crash protection and optional LED headlights
  • Hyundai Veloster when equipped with optional front crash protection and optional LED headlights
  • Hyundai Sonata when equipped with optional LED headlights

Get in touch with us here at Downtown Hyundai for more information about any of these safe and award-winning models.

Welcome the Warmth with These Automotive Spring Cleaning Tips

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The weather is warming up, flowers are starting to bloom, and spring is finally here. If you’re wondering about the best ways to get your car ready for the new season, consider these automotive spring cleaning tips.

Give it a scrub. Winter’s onslaught of road salt, ice, and snow can cause a lot of damage to your car’s exterior. Begin your spring cleaning with an exterior scrub, using warm water and soap to get all excess grime off your vehicle. Remember to clean your car’s undercarriage and wash your tires with tire-cleaning spray and a firm brush. Finally, dry the vehicle with a clean microfiber towel so you don’t leave any streaks behind.

Clean the interior. Trash can accumulate during the winter months, which can you’re your car an untidy feel. Clean out this trash and put it in the garbage where it belongs — and make sure you give your interior a good vacuum, too.

Remember your floor mats. From dried mud to crusty road salt, your floor mats can collect a lot of dirt during the winter. That’s why you need to pay special attention to them during your spring cleaning. If you have carpet mats, use a carpet cleaner to get them looking like new. Rubber mats can be wiped down with some warm soapy water.

Following these tips will help get your car in great shape for spring. You might also want to consider catching up on recommended maintenance — something we can help you out with here at Downtown Hyundai.