Tuesday, 18 August 2020

All the important details about the 2020 Hyundai Creta


New Hyundai Creta will be the carmaker's second introduction in India in 2020, following the launch of Hyundai Aura later this month.

Hyundai Creta Exterior Accessories

Hyundai Motor India will unveil the new Creta at the Auto Expo 2020. Launched in India in July 2015, the vehicle is currently in its first generation. Hyundai Creta is one of the most popular mid-size SUVs around, if not the most popular. Although recent introductions like Kia Seltos and MG Hector have been giving it stiff competition, the Creta has continued to hold its ground and churn out decent sales numbers.

The second-generation Hyundai Creta has been spied testing on several occasions in India. It is based on the China-spec Hyundai ix25, which itself looks quite sporty. Below are all the important details that you should know about the 2020 Hyundai Creta.

2020 Hyundai Creta Launch

The 2020 Creta will be reportedly launched in mid-March. It will be Hyundai Motor India's second introduction of the year after the Aura, which will make its way into the country on January 21.

2020 Hyundai Creta Price

The current Hyundai Creta is priced very competitively. Hyundai Motor India might keep the second-generation Creta in the same price range. Even if the price shoots up, it won't be much. If the second-gen Creta should come to South Africa - Group 1 Hyundai is sure to be among the first with new pricing.

2020 Hyundai Creta Features

The 2020 Hyundai Creta has received several modifications to its exteriors. While the overall silhouette is still quite sporty, the new Creta is bigger in terms of dimensions. The new cascading grille, flanked by LED headlamps and LED DRLs, gives the mid-size SUV a pretty bold look. There are changes to the rear with new taillamps. The tailgate has been redesigned as well. Also, the alloys are completely new. The cabin will get some premium features like 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a panoramic sunroof. You can expect Hyundai's BlueLink connectivity technology to be available in the new Creta.

2020 Hyundai Creta Engine

The next-generation Hyundai Creta will come with the engine options that are available with Kia Seltos. At present, the Seltos has three BS6-compliant powertrain choices. There is a 1.5-litre petrol engine that makes 115 PS and 144 Nm of torque. A 1.5-litre VGT diesel mill produces 115 PS and 250 Nm of torque. There is a 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol motor delivering 140 PS and 242 Nm of torque. All the three engines come with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox. Besides, there are automatic transmission options like IVT (1.5-litre petrol), 6-speed AT (1.5-litre VGT diesel) and 7-speed DCT (1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol).

Monday, 3 August 2020

2019 Hyundai Tucson Review

Hyundai’s crossover lineup is now one of the biggest in the industry with new entries, like the Kona, Palisade and even the upcoming Venue. While Hyundai has been adding to its crossover stable, that doesn’t mean that it’s ignored some of its heavyweights that helped get it where it is today. The Hyundai Tucson for sale has continued to rival popular compact crossovers, like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 for years and now it’s better than ever thanks to a mid-cycle refresh.

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson not only gets some styling updates, but it’s now available with more tech features. On the outside the biggest update you’ll notice is a new version of Hyundai’s Cascading grille, which gives it a slightly more grown up look than before. Other smaller changes include new lighting at the front and rear and fresh alloy wheel designs. Overall the 2019 Tucson has a more classic, sculpted look that the latest RAV4, although it’s not super exciting to look at.

Inside the biggest change is the redesigned center console that gets a new 8-inch touchscreen. The rest of the interior largely carries over, but it didn’t really need that much updating, since it’s covered in high quality materials. The Tucson’s interior feels more luxurious than you might expect, especially if you opt for the Ultimate trim level, which adds leather seats, wireless charging for your cell phone and even a heated steering wheel.

On the safety front the Tucson comes standard with several driver assistance features, like Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and a Driver Attention Warning system. Upper trim levels get additional features, like Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, a Surround View Monitor and adaptive cruise control.

Moving down the road, the Tucson’s interior is quiet and comfortable. Your friends will easily enjoy any seat in the house. Keeping them entertained won’t be hard either since the Tucson also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

While the Tucson will be a great companion for a weekend road trip, its cargo area comes up a bit short compared to the CR-V and RAV4. With the rear seat up there’s 31 cubic feet of space for your stuff, compared to 39.2 cubic feet in the CR-V and 37.6 in the RAV4. With the rear seats folded the Tucson has 61.9 cubic feet of space, but the CR-V easily beats it at 75.8 and the RAV4 at 69.8 cubic feet.

Buyers have a choice of two engines a 2.0L four-cylinder with 161 horsepower and 150 lb-ft. Of torque or a 2.4L four-cylinder with 181-hp and 175 lb-ft. Sadly the turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder is no longer available. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive is optional.

Both the CR-V and RAV4 pack more horsepower under the hood. Around town the 2.4L does an adequate job of moving the Tucson down the road, but there isn’t much “sport” there to keep you excited. On the freeway it’s evident that the Tucson could use a bit more power.

If fuel economy is your thing, you’ll also probably be a bit disappointed with the Tucson’s MPG specs. The most efficient version with front-wheel drive and the 2.0L engine gets 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, while all-wheel drive lowers those specs to 22/25 mpg. The 2.4L with front-wheel drive is rated at 22/28 mpg and the all-wheel drive version is rated at 21/26 mpg.
To compare the most efficient version of the CR-V is rated at 28/34 mpg and the RAV4 gets up to 26/35 mpg.

The 2019 Tucson is offered in SE, Value, SEL, Sport, Limited, Night and Ultimate trim levels.

While its mid-cycle facelift does bring some welcome additions to the 2019 Tucson lineup, these older Tucson models at Group 1 Hyundai are fantastic too.

Article source: https://www.thetorquereport.com/hyundai/2019-hyundai-tucson-review-upgraded-and-more-stylish/

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Discussed: Hyundai Maintenance & Servicing

Known for good prices, Hyundai is fast becoming a top brand for quality and reliability, too.

According to YouGov, Hyundai ranks as the 13th most famous carmaker, particularly favoured by millennials, and is known for its affordability and reliability. But no matter how dependable a vehicle is, there will still be repair and maintenance costs. 
Every new Hyundai comes with a factory warranty, which provides basic coverage for a limited number of years. But if you’re looking for further coverage and continuous peace of mind, there are many extended warranties that offer prolonged protection.
When deciding on a contract like an extended warranty, it’s smart to compare brands and get quotes from several companies.

General Hyundai Maintenance

Hyundai Service Centers suggests all owners carry out each service at the recommended intervals. These services can be administered by factory-trained and certified Hyundai technicians at Group 1 Hyundai, who strictly observe all factory requirements.
For all vehicles with a 2000 model year or newer, Hyundai provides a recommended maintenance schedule, which is based on the vehicle’s style, engine, total mileage, and other factors.
For the most part, Hyundai owner manuals require service intervals every 10 000km.
General Hyundai service and maintenance includes the following: 
  • Engine oil and oil filter changes
  • Tire rotations
  • In-cabin air filter replacement
  • Multi-point inspection, for brake pads and engine air filter
  • Wiper and tire pressure check
  • Fluid leak check
  • Visual inspection of suspension and chassis components

Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance

Even with comparatively low maintenance costs, Hyundai makes it even easier to care for your vehicle with its complimentary maintenance plan. Part of the Hyundai Assurance program, the plan covers factory scheduled maintenance for up to 3 years/60 000km, whichever comes first.
Each complimentary maintenance service includes engine oil and oil filter changes, tire rotations, multi-point inspections, and several other services.

How Long Do Hyundai Vehicles Last?

In addition to its consistently high ranking in reliability by CarMD, Hyundai is also listed as the 13th most dependable brand by J.D. Power.
Combined with the manufacturer’s warranty and maintenance plan, it’s clear Hyundai is doing all it can to ensure its vehicles last a long time. The brand is further noted to be one of the rising car brands for both cost and quality, according to U.S. News & World Report.

How Do Extended Warranties Help With Costs?

All car warranties serve one overall purpose: to give the owner peace of mind. If you plan to keep your Hyundai beyond the original factory warranty coverage, it’s highly recommended to consider purchasing an extended auto warranty plan.
These vehicle service contracts insure you against expenses incurred from the vehicle’s mechanical or system failures. While they’re not designed to cut down Hyundai maintenance costs, an extended warranty can be a lifesaver when it comes to expensive repair costs.
Aside from protecting most major components, extended warranties can be further tailored to your preferred amount of coverage, time and mileage, and other details. For example, you can easily opt to include coverage for high-tech equipment, which is common in most cars these days.
Most plans include additional services, such as 24/7 roadside assistance or reimbursement for a rental car in case yours is in the shop. Many extended warranty providers will also take care of all paperwork and payment associated with repairs.
With the right extended car warranty, most drivers find that the total coverage, extra service, and complete peace of mind are well worth the price.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan With CVT and Extra Tech

Plus more changes to the Hyundai lineup

Hyundai's biggest stars for the 2020 model year are its three all-new models, the three-row Palisade, the city-friendly Venue, and the new-generation Sonata. While we've known what's coming on those vehicles for some time, we're only recently finding out what's changing for the rest of the lineup for the 2020 model year.

Style Comes Standard in the Hyundai Elantra

The big takeaway? More CVTs and tech features, less manual transmissions. For 2020 the Hyundai Accent and Elantra sedan lose the six-speed automatic in favor of Hyundai Group's first CVT (dubbed IVT) that first appeared on the Kia Forte and Soul. That transmission benefits fuel economy significantly, bumping up the Elantra's EPA ratings to 30/40 mpg city/highway (31/41 mpg in the SE trim). In addition to the new transmission, the 2020 Hyundai Accent also gets the new Smartstream 1.6-liter I-4, which has 120 hp and 113 lb-ft of torque. That's down 10 hp and 6 lb-ft but what you get in return is an impressive 33/41 mpg with the CVT (manual-equipped models are up to 29/39 mpg). Those wanting to row their own gears may want to get a 2019 Hyundai Elantra sedan because the six-speed manual goes away for 2020 even in the 201-hp Sport model. Thankfully, you can still get the Elantra GT N-Line with a stick since the hatchback carries over unchanged. For the 2020 Veloster, the manual gearbox is only available on three models, the base 2.0, R-Spec and N due to the Turbo Ultimate dropping the option.

Check out the Hyundai Elantra models available in South Africa on Group 1 Hyundai’s website.

On the SUV front, the 2020 Hyundai Kona and Santa Fe see the most updates. For the 2020 Kona, adaptive cruise control is now available on the range-topping Ultimate trim. The 4.2-inch instrument cluster display, wireless charger, and auto-dimming rearview mirror now come standard on the SEL Plus and higher. Kona Electric models get a 10.25-inch touchscreen on the Ultimate trim replacing the 8.0-inch unit (SEL and Limited grades get a 7.0- or 8.0-inch unit respectively). Trim levels have been streamlined to four on the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe with the Limited replacing the Ultimate as the range-topping, packed-to-the-brim model. If you'd like the extra standard features on the Limited, the SEL is also available with the Convenience and Premium packages. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe also gets upgraded safety features on the SEL trim and higher; the blind spot monitoring system now has a collision avoidance function and rear cross-traffic alert integrates rear automatic emergency braking. The blind spot view monitor, which shows what's on your blind spot has been added to the Limited grade.

Although most changes are limited to specific models, we're expecting more to arrive once the auto show season kicks off in a few months. Earlier this year, the Hyundai Kona Hybrid landed in Europe with the same powertrain as the Ioniq. That model could also Next year, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid arrives with a new system and if it's like anything like the Korean-spec model that debuted alongside the standard car, it may sport a sunroof that doubles as a solar panel. For performance junkies, the Sonata will also get an N Line model with over 275 hp, and another full-fledged N SUV model has been rumored to follow the Veloster N in the very near future.
Article source: https://www.motortrend.com/news/2020-hyundai-elantra-sedan-cvt/

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is a Well-rounded SUV

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe fits into an interplanetary orbit between compact and midsize SUVs. Its size and more premium vibe are a little closer to the midsizers, while its standard engine and price tag are more comparable to the compacts. And for a lot of folks looking for an SUV in the $30,000 range, that should be a combination that makes a ton of sense. That it manages to look as good as it does inside and out should also be appealing to those who'd rather not drive something dull and drab that screams "family vehicle!"

So why should you think twice? It's actually a bit dull and drab to drive to be honest, and the more appealing turbo engine is exclusive to the priciest versions. It's also not the most rugged of family crossovers, with mediocre ground clearance and less functional roof racks.

What's new for 2020?
The Santa Fe was all-new last year. For 2020, trim levels have been reorganized. There's now SE, SEL and Limited, while the SEL gains Convenience, Premium and Infinity Premium Audio packages. The former range-topping Ultimate trim has been discontinued, but the Limited gains all of its equipment as well as its higher price. On the other end of the trim spectrum, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning are no longer available on the base SE. It's still standard on all other trims. Wireless charging is also now available as an option on the SEL trim as part of the Convenience package and Hyundai's excellent blind-view monitor is now included on the Limited.

What's the interior and in-car technology like?
Smooth, curving horizontal lines and surfaces grace the dashboard and doors, providing more of an organic appearance than you'll find in competitors like the Honda Passport or Ford Edge. Soft-touch surfaces are plentiful, as even the dash has a soft, squishy feel to it. The various buttons and knobs pleasingly move in a way that speaks to an underlying quality. Stepping up to Premium trim levels adds rich colours, leather and fake-but-classy-looking wood trim. There are a bunch of little cubbies and storage spaces in the centre console area and in the doors. The two cupholders up front aren't huge but will fit most regular drinks.

Technology is definitely a strong suit of the new Santa Fe's. Even the most basic SE trim has the 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on board. As is usual for Hyundai's infotainment systems, the Santa Fe's is quick and easy to use — the vehicles we drove didn't appear to have any functionality hiccups either. The base car also comes with four USB ports, so everybody can plug in. If you opt for a more expensive Santa Fe, you'll get premium features like a head-up display and wireless phone charger.

How big is it?
The 2020 Santa Fe is a bit larger than its Santa Fe Sport predecessor, and at 187.8 inches in length, its size places it in between compact SUVs like the Honda CR-V and midsize models like the Honda Passport (although it's ultimately closer to the midsizers). As such, it could be a "just right" size for certain SUV shoppers in terms of balancing interior space with fuel economy and how much space you want taken up in your garage.

Functionally, the Santa Fe's back seat is bigger than most, with legroom that's actually better than most compact and midsize SUVs. Every Santa Fe also has a 60/40-split back seat that folds and generously reclines but starting with the SEL Plus, it also slides to increase cargo volume or to bring kids a bit closer to mom and dad upfront. Although common in three-row SUVs, a sliding back seat is rare in two-row models.

Beyond that back seat, the Santa Fe has about the same cargo capacity (35.9 cubic feet with seats raised, 71.2 lowered) as larger "compact" models like the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester. Really, no matter what you compare it to, the Santa Fe ends up looking pretty good. See in it’s full glory at Group 1 Hyundai and see why we love this SUV. It also benefits from a giant under-floor area that expands space further (pictured above, bottom left). When you're on a big family road trip, finding such bonus spaces can be the difference between bringing everything along and either leaving something at home or needing to affix a roof box.

What's the performance and fuel economy?
The 2020 Santa Fe has two engine options, both of which are more comparable to what you'd find in a compact SUV than a midsized one. They're also both equipped with an eight-speed automatic and can be paired to either front- or all-wheel drive.

Most trims will be equipped with Hyundai's 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder that makes 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. It returns 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined with FWD and 21/27/24 with AWD. This is very good for a midsize SUV, but then of course, it has far less power than usual.

If you want something more potent, go for a Santa Fe with the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that produces 235 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Despite this higher output, its fuel economy remains quite good at 20/27/24 mpg with FWD and 20/26/22 with AWD.

What's it like to drive?
The Santa Fe is a perfectly competent and pleasant crossover to drive. Its handling isn't the sharpest, and there's a feeling of isolation from the road, but it demonstrates substantially better composure than the previous Santa Fe models. It no longer excessively rebounds over bumps, nor gets knocked out of whack by a mid-corner bump. Ride quality is also agreeable, as the suspension ably soaks up bumps.

Road and wind noise are kept low thanks to ample sound damping, but the 2.0-liter turbo engine has a low, gravelly type of sound. This is a shame, since the upgrade engine is otherwise impressively strong, smooth and not especially turbo-like in its power delivery. The eight-speed automatic is reasonably quick to respond, and putting the car in Sport mode improves these responses further. Its grade logic, or the ability to hold the correct gear when traveling up- or downhill, impresses as well. We also like the automatic stop/start system is difficult to detect. We have not had a chance to test a Santa Fe with the base engine.

What more can I read about the Santa Fe?
Our first driving impressions of the new Santa Fe, including more in-depth information about what's new for 2019, along with details about its design and engineering.

Our editors test the Santa Fe Ultimate trim level with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

What are its safety equipment and crash ratings?
Every 2020 Santa Fe comes with a wide array of standard safety features. Equipment includes forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automated high-beam control and a driver attention warning system. Standard starting on the SEL are blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning, and a distinctive feature called "Safe Exit Assist," which is able to detect traffic coming from behind, then not allow the door to open into the traffic. The Limited trim comes standard with Hyundai's excellent camera-based blind-spot warning system.

We've found these systems to be well-executed. They aren't prone to false alarms, nor are they intimidating or difficult to use while piloting the car. That certainly isn't the case for every manufacturer out there.

In government crash testing, the Santa Fe received five out of five stars for overall and side crash protection. It got four stars for frontal and rollover protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named it a Top Safety Pick for its best-possible crashworthiness and crash prevention scores. Its standard headlights got a "Marginal" score while its upgrade headlights got the best-possible "Good."

Want to see more photos? Check out the gallery here: 
https://we-love-hyundai.weebly.com/blog/2020-hyundai-santa-fe-is-a-well-rounded-suv (Article source).

2019 Hyundai i20 equipment

Hyundai provided the Hyundai i20 for sale with more equipment and rejigged the premium hatchback's line-up in 2019.

The lowest variant is still the Era, though it got rear parking sensors and eco-coating tech for the AC unit as standard. The next variant – Magna Executive – was renamed the Magna+. While the Magna Executive used to be available with manual and CVT gearbox options (for the petrol-powered model) the Magna+ is available with a manual transmission only. Compared to the outgoing variant, the Magna+ adds Bluetooth and voice recognition to the audio system, has steering-mounted controls, keyless entry and has also added fog lamps with DRLs at the front.

The Korean brand combined the next two i20 variants for sale – Sportz and Asta – into one new trim, the Sportz+. The higher-spec variant has manual and CVT options (again: only for the petrol engine) and also got a dual-tone exterior finish as an extra. The Sportz+ MT got equipment such as 15-inch gunmetal alloys, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), a reverse camera, front centre armrest, a USB charging port at the front and a tilt/telescopic adjustable steering. The Sportz+-CVT variant also got wireless charging while the dual-tone version has 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, adjustable rear headrests and an interior colour package.

The biggest difference on the top-spec Asta (O) trim is that it has manual and automatic gearbox options with the petrol variant. In terms of equipment, it shares all its kit with the Sportz+ Dual-Tone variant.

Besides making all variants of the i20 comply with the crash test norms, the 2019 i20 also helped Hyundai keep its premium hatchback competitive in the face of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift and Tata’s production-spec 45X.

To view the available range of 2019 and older Hyundai i20 models - simply head over to Group 1 Hyundai’s website.

Article source: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/hyundai-i20-updated-with-more-equipment-411115

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Hyundai’s New EX8 Mighty truck boosts commercial vehicle range in SA

Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s commercial vehicle range has received a healthy injection with the launch of the Mighty EX8 truck, boasting several new features and an industry-leading factory warranty that makes it a formidable contender in its market segment.

The new Mighty EX8 – a successor of the previous HD truck – stems from a long, proud and successful tradition of building competitive commercial vehicles with notable strengths in Korea, the rest of Asia and the Middle East. That focus is also moving to Africa, with the resulting expansion of Hyundai trucks to right-hand drive key markets of which South Africa is one.

The Mighty EX8, which is assembled at Hyundai Automotive SA’s commercial vehicle factory in Apex, Benoni, and distributed to amongst other Group 1 Hyundai, joins the ever-popular H100 (also referred to as our “Bakkie”) and the H1 panel van in Hyundai Automotive SA’s commercial vehicle range.

Studies are also underway with the aim of introducing various other new models, such as the larger H350 bus and panel van, as well as automatic transmissions for the medium truck.

“Hyundai’s addition of the EX8 truck to the local commercial range is the beginning of exciting new developments. It is supported by Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s commercial network that consists of 40 sales dealers and 37 servicing dealers spread throughout the country, as well as Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia and Zimbabwe. This ensures that our footprint covers all the major routes travelled by our customers,” says Wade Griffin, commercial vehicle director at Hyundai Automotive South Africa.

“It also comes at a time when we at Hyundai are very optimistic that a strong increase in sales of commercial vehicles is bound to happen over the next five years due to renewed hope in the change of political leadership, and the prospects for a return to a healthy GDP growth,” says Griffin.

Hyundai’s assembly plant on the East Rand in Gauteng started in 2014 and is now fully operational, assembling the EX8 and the H100 Bakkie. The plant has an land area of 32 000 m2 , with 19000 m2 under roof. The assembly plant is currently manned to produce over 400 units of the H100 and EX8 trucks per month.

Hyundai Automotive SA’s Commercial Vehicle Division has its own truck bodybuilder on-site in Benoni that produces several standard and customized options according to the customer’s specifications. This include van bodies; dropsides; tippers; tautliners; trailers; and H100 tipper conversions. The truck body builder also does all kinds of repair work for customers.

“Hyundai’s mission is to partner with customers to help them build their businesses by offering them good quality commercial vehicles that is suited for its specific purpose. We offer vehicles that are durable and reasonably priced, with generous warranties for peace of mind and low cost of ownership,” says Griffin.

“We also have what we call trained transport solution consultants who will make sure that we offer the right vehicle to get the best return for your business.”

It is against this background that the EX8 Mighty is introduced to the South African market, with the various options and new, practical features that the new truck offers.

More spacious cabin, better comfort and visibility
Compared to its predecessor, the EX8 Mighty’s interior space has been increased from 2,9 m² to 3,5 m², and there has also been an increase in storage space for driver and passengers to 11,8 litres.

Visibility from inside the cabin has been greatly improved by increasing the windshield size – an important feature, because better visibility ensures safer driving. The windshield height has increased by 20 mm, and width by 70 mm. Furthermor the dash has been lowered by 80 mm, allowing an increased visibility angle of 2,2 degrees.

Interior space has been enhanced by increasing the interior cabin height to 1 490 mm. The steering column now has forward-backward adjustment of 60 mm, as well as height adjustment of 76 mm – an altogether new feature that enables the driver to set the most comfortable and safest driving position.

The seat also slides back by a further 55 mm, with increased reclining setting for maximised comfort while driving.

The new, tall style headlamps cast a significantly longer (167m) and wider (8.4m) beam pattern, making night driving much safer.

Exterior changes also improves comfort
One of the distinct exterior features is the main rear-view mirror that is 10 mm taller, and a newly added sub-mirror below it which is convex-shaped to ensure a much wider field of vision, thus eliminating the blind spot in traffic.

Small, yet practical and sensible changes include the door handle that was changed from a vertical type handle to a horizontal “grip” type handle, and a door opening angle that increased from 68° to 80°, making access to the cab even easier.

The size of the side step for easy entry into the cabin has been increased for better footing. It now measures 350 mm x 103 mm, and the door now covers the step when closed.

Greater load-carrying capability
The longer wheelbase of the new EX8 has increased its versatility as a load carrier, and resulted in a longer deck (4 850 mm) that allows you to carry more freight and to do fewer trips.

The Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of the new EX8 is 7 800 kg versus 7 500 kg of Hyundai’s main competitors, which also means you can carry more with the EX8 Mighty.

Various load carrying options according to customers’ demands are avaible, including a tipper conversion, closed bodies for secure transport of goods, and the very practical dropside body that ensures easy loading and off-loading of goods.

More efficient engine conforms to Euro 3 standards
The D4DD 3 907 cc engine, which conforms to Euro 3 emission standards, has a common-rail diesel injection system that delivers greater efficiency, reliability and more power. It delivers maximum power of 103 kW at 2 800 r/min. Peak torque is 373 Nm, which is produced at a relatively low 1 600 r/min. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual synchromesh gearbox.

Hyundai has increased the service intervals for the EX8 Mighty from 10 000 km to 20 000 km, which reduces the service cost of the truck and results in less downtime for the operator.

“The durability and reliability of our drivetrains has also enabled us to launch the EX8 with an industry-leading factory warranty of 4 years, with unlimited mileage in this period. We also offer a 3 year / 200 000 km roadside assistance plan as part of the standard package,” says Griffin.

“Hyundai Automotive SA is also notified daily via a roadside breakdown report of any commercial vehicle towed in, which allows us to act swiftly to ensure that the dealer is giving our customer the utmost attention and with the necessary urgency to get the vehicle back on the road,” says Griffin.
“Our focus is on our customers and their business. We want our transport solution consultants to give you, the business owner, the correct solution and ensure that you have the right tool to do the job,” says Griffin.

“To summarize: We have a well-priced commercial vehicle that has:
  • An industry-leading factory warranty of 4 years, with no limit to the mileage;
  • An extra 300 kg GVM in comparison with its competitors;
  • A parts basket that is 20% better priced than that of the nearest competitor; and
  • Service intervals that have been increased to 20 000 km in order to reduce the cost of ownership.
“Taking all this into account, we believe that we have the right truck to partner with your business, and having reduced the cost of ownership results in better bottom line profits for your business.”
Article source: https://truckandfreight.co.za/new-ex8-mighty-truck-boosts-hyundais-commercial-vehicle-range-sa/