To our valued customers;
You might be hearing a lot about our products and, at times, we might also be filling your email box with special offers, but this message is not selling anything. We want only to tell you how much we appreciate the fact that you spend your hard earned money with our dealerships. It is a busy and tumultuous time in our country and sometimes we don't often enough simply say we appreciate you and thank you.
We also realize that there are times that you want to communicate with us and, although we do our best to respond promptly to messages, sometime our response might not be quite timely as either of us might wish. So, we have built a system through which we can communicate like we are doing right now. We can send messages to you that we think and hope, are pertinent and you can do the same with each and every one of us. We call it our Long autoWALL. You see, this is a community of all of us, you the customer and us the service provider and each of us have a profile through which we can communicate. So, check yours out, look it over and send a message to us. If you do not know your credentials, then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, through the same system, if you like, you can pay for your vehicle services online, prior to picking up your car. Once work is completed and your vehicle is ready, a detailed invoice will be sent to your computer or mobile device. We hope that this will be more convenient for you and will save you time. We use PayPal as the transaction facilitator simply because that is the safest payment system available and no, you do not have to have a PayPal account to use it. Just go ahead and use your credit card. And, even if you pay online, we hope that you still will take the time to say "Hello", have a hot cup of coffee and fresh baked cookie with us. You know that cold weather is on its way.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Long of Chattanooga
2015 Edmunds.com & Parents Magazine 10 Best Family Car
The Sonata has been honored as a 2015 10 Best Family Car. Sonata earned this award for its excellent array of safety features, its family‐friendly features, roomy cabin layout, and driving characteristics.
"This Hyundai four-door provides an outstanding value for a family seeking a vehicle with a roomy interior and a smooth, quiet ride. Redesigned this year, this sharp-looking sedan now offers a new Eco trim level with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 32 mpg combined (28 city/38 highway). Options include such high-end features as adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam control, and the latest in driver safety aids such as blind-spot detection and forward-collision alert systems. Models are equipped with the hands-free "smart" trunk opener automatically unlocks the trunk if the person with the key fob stands behind the car for more than 3 seconds. Now available in four trim levels and with a more refined look and solid build quality, the Sonata should be on every shopper's list." -Edmunds.com
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2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T: A midsize family car long on standard features
Choosing a midsize family car isn't easy. With excellent choices such as Chevrolet's Malibu, Honda's Accord, Nissan's Altima and a plethora of others, it's more of a personal and emotional choice than one based solely on objective criteria. There is one exception, however. It's Hyundai's Sonata Sport 2.0T, the field's only "turbo four" cylinder entry instead of the industry-standard optional "six." With many more built-in features than its rivals and a base price of $29,250, the 2015 Sonata Turbo is clearly a different animal.
By now you're probably wondering if the 245-horsepower turbo "four" offers an advantage over competitors' "sixes." In theory, yes. An engine with two fewer cylinders has less internal friction and is lighter by about 125 pounds. Turbo power plants recover much of the energy stored in regular gas (most such engines require premium, but not this one) by putting exhaust gas to work spinning its turbo. In theory, such factors should make this metal beast far quicker and more economical than its rivals.
The Turbo Sonata's 2.0-liter engine pulls this front-driver from zero 60 in 8.4 seconds. That's adequate and a second quicker than its non-turbocharged siblings. In EPA mileage testing, the Sonata Turbo returned fuel mileage of 23 city and 32 highway, decent numbers for a 3,505-pound vehicle. Real-world testing disclosed that 18 miles per gallon in metro areas is a more likely number, with 27 on freeways. This vehicle isn't built for racing, and these figures shouldn't be one's sole judging criteria. Many other factors make the Sonata Turbo attractive. Inside, the Sonata Sport 2.0T is both spacious and luxurious. The heated power leather front buckets are wide, with enough room even if you're wide or tall. Between them is a huge console with adjustable cupholders. A 5-inch touch screen is in the center of the dash; it's where most vehicle functions are controlled. It's confusing to master, but it's not as bad as numerous other vehicles. The steering column tilts and telescopes, making it easy to find the right driving geometry. In back, the 60/40 fold-down seats can yield extra cargo capacity. The trunk is of moderate size, and a temporary spare tire hides under its floor.
Safety hasn't been forgotten. There are airbags behind nearly every interior panel. Stability and traction control are standard, along with antilock disc brakes on all four wheels. A blind-spot monitor and rear back-up camera will guide you in many situations. The hands-free trunk opener, keyfob entry, dual-zone air conditioning, electric power steering, daytime running lights, xenon headlights (no more powerful than standard units) and more work well. Blue Link, Hyundai's version of General Motors' OnStar safety system, is free for a six-month trial. There's a similar arrangement for the satellite radio. The Infinity sound system (from Fiat Chrysler) includes an AM/FM/CD/HD/MP3/iPod/USB/Bluetooth unit. The system produced just average sound - even though the Sonata is a very quiet car - and fringe-area reception was marginal.
The transmission was a six-speed automatic with steering wheel paddles. It shifted flawlessly. The unit also has three driving modes ranging from Economical to Sport-plus. After experimentation this reporter simply left it in "Eco." Though there were some clearly felt differences between the modes no objective measurement was sensitive enough to quantify them.
Handling and ride both benefited from the "Sport" suspension. The car handled well through corners and nicely but firmly dealt with huge potholes and similar road hazards. The U-turn circle was 36 feet, somewhat better than average for the class. Ride, the opposite of handling, always stayed firm ... but not too firm. It was obviously tuned to compromise with handling, and this it did well. You'll never hear a complaint from anyone about the Sport 2.0T's ride.
Turning to the warranty, you get five-year, 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage. The powertrain receives 10-year, 100,000-mile coverage. You also receive five years of Roadside Assistance. Though these warranties are the best you can get, you'll still need to purchase one of the extended warranties offered by the dealer. Read them carefully for deductibles, co-pays, exclusions and other such items. Buy the best extended warranty you can afford, as auto repair prices are extremely expensive.
Overall, the Turbo Sonata has many attractive features. Even the engine, modern in design but disappointingly slow, can be lived with. The Sonata line features a Turbo Eco model, which reportedly is quicker and returns better mileage than the Sport 2.0T. A hybrid model is available, too. The warranty, fine quality and numerous standard features make this Hyundai and its sheet-metal brothers desirable.
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Hyundai Genesis wins U.S. residual value title in premium fullsize segment
Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's No. 1 carmaker, said Tuesday that its Genesis sedan won the 2015 Residual Value Award for premium fullsize cars sold in the United States, a recognition that the car and the brand are making solid headway in one of the largest automobile markets in the world.
The award announced by the Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) placed the premium sedan that started reaching the North American market earlier in the year, ahead of such rivals as the Volvo XC70, Lexus GS, Audi A6 and BMZ 5 series cars.
ALG's rating is important because it takes into account overall quality, commercial value, brand equity and sales strategy that can affect the price of an individual model three years down the road. The evaluation is used as a key reference point when U.S. consumers buy cars.
The guide said that Hyundai has been building its credibility in the luxury market, and the all-new Genesis sedan makes a big statement that the brand is ready to fully compete in the premium fullsize segment. It added that by pricing the car over $10,000 less than is typical for the segment, the carmaker has created an incredible value story that strongly boosts the residual forecast.
The car also received high marks for its auto emergency braking, advanced smart cruise control and other safety features and amenities.
The Genesis received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+ award in May, after getting the best ratings in all categories tested.
The award is noteworthy because it signifies the excellence of Hyundai-made cars and can be viewed as recognition of the brand, the company said.
Besides the Genesis, its Sante Fe crossover and Sante Fe long-wheel-base placed second and third, respectively, in ALG's ratings for midsize two-row seat SUV and midsize three-row SUV segments. The new Sonata finished third in the midsize car class, while the Azera finished third in the fullsize segment.
Kia Motors Corp, Hyundai's corporate cousin, meanwhile, said its K900 luxury car ranked third in the premium executive car segment, with its Soul coming third in the subcompact utility vehicle category. The carmaker said its all-new Sedona minivan ranked second in the segment right after the popular Honda Odyssey.
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2015 Hyundai Genesis matures in its second generation
By David Schmidt
The second-generation Hyundai Genesis hopes to up the ante against the more established mid-sized luxury marques.
Tasked with introducing the next generation of Hyundai's styling concept, the first thing you notice is that Genesis has matured stylistically. The biggest impact comes from the front, where a new shape and big size of the grille sets the tone.
Many people ask why Hyundai is producing a premium product line, and the answer is, it brings a different customer into the dealership. While it only represents five percent of sales, it's a halo vehicle that brings interest to the whole brand. It seems to be working, as 45 percent of Genesis buyers are existing Hyundai loyalists, but 65 percent are conquests from other brands. Of them, 40 percent come from non-premium brands, such as Camry and Accord. But 15 percent are existing premium-car buyers.
With Hyundai looking for more affluent buyers with this car, the average household income for Genesis buyers is $140,000 and 65 percent of them are college graduates. Both numbers are somewhat above the average Hyundai customer. Who does Hyundai want to attract? They're looking for a customer who believes in taking informed risks, tends to make the right decisions and enjoys feeling in control. Interestingly, Hyundai's share of the premium sales market is higher than its share of other market segments.
This next-gen Genesis is aimed directly at German mid-luxury class sedans, like the Mercedes E-class, Lexus ES and GS, Cadillac CTS, the BMW Five Series and the Audi A6. Hyundai wants the Genesis and their brand to be world class.
They see the Genesis customer being different from the standard luxury buyer. For one thing, they're longer just Baby Boomers. Hyundai anticipates that these new luxury customers are still working and making more money than other Hyundai customers.
The base price for the V6-powered Genesis is $38,000 — up $3000 from the previous model, although this model has additional content. The least expensive competitor is the Cadillac CTS, which starts at $45,100.
This second-generation Genesis defines the next-generation Hyundai design language, which they call "Fluidic Sculpture 2.0." It pushes the design philosophy across the entire family of Hyundai cars. It's a cleaner, less edgy look.
In the Genesis, the long hood and short overhangs demonstrate a classic luxury-car style, yet the flowing form and design aesthetic is thoroughly modern. This starts with a large, hexagonal grille that defines the new Hyundai family face. The jewel taillamps and exhaust tips are pushed as wide as possible visually to make the rear end as horizontal as possible.
The interior is attractive and clearly a luxury product. The Genesis' interior focuses on materials as well as quality instrumentation and controls that emphasize flexibility. They're also easy to use.
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First Up Magazine of American Association of Import Auto Dealers on June 25th ran the following article. It is noteworthy to know that Hyundai already sells fuel cell cars in parts of US.
Automotive News, Toyota unveiled the production version’s exterior design in Tokyo, showing an electric blue vehicle with only subtly toned-down styling from the dramatically curved concept with gaping front air intakes exhibited at the Tokyo auto show last fall. Toyota said the car, dubbed the FCV, will first go on sale in U.S. markets where the hydrogen refueling infrastructure is developed. It did not give details, but the company is already partnering to build a hydrogen pump network in California, where the car is seen as key to helping Toyota meet the state’s stringent zero-emissions regulations. Toyota is joining Honda and Hyundai in introducing retail-ready fuel cell vehicles in California. Initial sales are expected to be modest. Hyundai started retail leasing of its hydrogen-powered Tucson crossover this month. Honda targets a 2015 launch. Click here for more on Toyota’s plans for its fuel cell vehicle in the U.S.
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2015 Genesis awarded highest safety rating by IIHS
Our award-winning 2015 Genesis sedan continues segment leadership as the first and only rear-wheel drive vehicle in its class to receive the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest honor as a 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ when equipped with optional front crash prevention. Genesis is also the first rear-wheel drive luxury sedan to earn a Good rating in the small overlap crash test.
IIHS rates vehicles in a moderate overlap front crash, small overlap front crash, side impact and rollover test, and evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impact collisions. Additionally, IIHS evaluates available front crash prevention systems that aim to prevent a crash or lessen its severity. Winners of the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award must earn Good ratings for occupant protection in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, no less than acceptable in the small overlap test, and at least a basic rating for front crash prevention.
"The TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation recognizes state-of-the-art safety," said IIHS president, Adrian Lund. "The new Genesis is not only engineered to protect people when crashes happen, but with its optional automatic emergency braking system rated superior in our tests, this car can help drivers avoid some of the most common kinds of collisions altogether."
"IIHS TOP SAFETY PICKS are important ratings in vehicle crash test safety," said Mike O'Brien, vice president, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. "Genesis' TOP SAFETY PICK+ recognition further reinforces its segment leadership in delivering advanced safety performance and technology as well as a host of world-class active and passive safety features."
What's got 420 horses and growls just before it eats up other performance cars?
The 2015 Genesis, the coolest new sports car yet to scorch the road.
Just like you’d expect, it’s beautiful!
Just some of what it has:
Lane departure warning
Lane keep assist
Blind spot detection
All wheel drive
Heads up display
A 17 speaker sound system to knock your socks off
You can't have it just yet. It will be here late May, early June. But, you can order just the one you want – color and options. Put down $500.00 deposit and if you don't like it, for any reason, don't take it - get your money back. We are so sure of this Hyundai offering that we can make this offer.