Sunday, 29 September 2019

Hyundai H100: The 1.3 ton workhorse you need for your business

Do you own a business? The Hyundai H100 models are fantastic commercial vehicles. Their versatile and trustworthy performance make them an asset to small businesses. If you are looking for commercial vehicles for sale, there are plenty of reasons to consider the H100. 

The H100’s Exterior

The ceramic white exterior of the H100 complements its robust design. The Hyundai H100 for sale expertly combines functionality with style. Its sleek lines form a muscular exterior.

The large windscreen, big headlights and wide front grille create a bold impression on the road. Its commanding exterior design inspires confidence.
A look at the Hyundai H100 interior

The interior provides the driver with comfort and convenience. The layout and features are designed to increase driver efficiency. The better the work environment, the better the performance of your staff. Additional space provides the driver with more room to move.

The console is ergonomically designed so that the driver has everything that they need in easy reach. There is plenty of storage space in the Hyundai H100. A convenient feature of this model is its sunglasses storage compartment. The cup holders are another note-worthy feature. If you are looking for a vehicle with a practical design, then finding a H100 is a good choice.

Payload and Features in the H100 Hyundai

The Hyundai H100 is a powerful workhorse. It is designed to tackle any task or terrain. While it delivers an exceptional performance, it still offers efficient operating costs. Its payload is comparable to that of larger vehicles. Its crew capability is also impressive. It has a dynamic drop side deck.

A note-worthy feature of the H100 is its power steering. The power steering offers both precision and safety. This feature supports the driver and reduces driver fatigue. The steering wheel is height adjustable which contributes to the comfort of the driver.

The Hyundai H100 redefines the light truck category. Its extensive list of features set it apart from the crowd of commercial vehicles on the market today. One of the many reasons to find a Hyundai H100 is its dynamic performance. Its power and tilt steering is another highlight of these vehicles.

All these factors as well as its 2.-litre Diesel engine means that the H100 fares well against its competitors. Its extraordinary performance and design means that it surpasses its competitors with ease.

Customise and Accessorise your H100

You can customise these commercial vehicles for sale from Hyundai with a wide range of accessories. Towbars and bullbars increase its capabilities. The canopy which is available for these models can also come in handy. The H100 accessories mean that you can ensure that your vehicle meets your requirements. Prices start from R 245 900. The H100 has a 1.3 ton load capacity. It is renowned within its category of vehicles.

There are three models available including the Euro ii C/C, Euro II Deck and Euro Deck II A/C. Take a look at an overview of the Hyundai H100’s specifications in the table below.
Specifications of the H100 for sale

Not only does it boast an outstanding performance, it also offers support to your drivers. With so many advantages to owning a Hyundai H100 it is easy to see why these commercial vehicles are so popular at Group 1 Hyundai. If you are a small business manager or a fleet manager, don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve your business operations.

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2019 Veloster Joins Hyundai’s Lineup of IIHS Top Safety Picks

The 2019 Veloster hatchback recently became the 11th Hyundai vehicle to win recognition for its crash prevention and mitigation features from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
After a rigorous series of crash tests, the Veloster received a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. The organization highlighted the Veloster’s standard and available front crash prevention technologies as a major reason for the award.
“Safety is a top priority for Hyundai and its engineering team, and we are proud to hear that Veloster now joins the list of Hyundai models that have achieved this recognition from the IIHS,” said Scott Margason, Hyundai Motor America’s director of product planning. “The Veloster is a prime example of a sleek and exhilarating vehicle to sit behind the wheel of, while still offering the advanced safety features available across our Hyundai lineup.”

The 10 other 2019 Hyundai vehicles at Group 1 Hyundai with Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ awards are the Tucson, Sonata, Santa Fe, Santa Fe XL, Kona, Elantra, and Accent.
To be named a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must have “good” ratings for these five crash tests: head restraint, roof strength, side, driver-side small overlap front, and moderate overlap front. It must also score “good” or “acceptable” for headlights, “good” or “acceptable” in the passenger-side small overlap test, and “advanced” or “superior” for front crash prevention.
The 2019 Veloster boasts a wide range of standard and available safety features. All models come with six airbags and an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. The Veloster can also be outfitted with active-safety options like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assist, and Driver Attention Warning.
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Hyundai Santa Fe Ranked Most Dependable Midsize SUV By J.D. Power

Hyundai's Santa Fe received the distinct honor of most dependable Midsize SUV in the J.D. Power 2019 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). Released today, the annual Vehicle Dependability Study shows Santa Fe ranked highest in its class, beating out leading competitors in the 2016 model year. The Santa Fe delivers Hyundai's recipe of bold design, high-output powertrains and a host of features to please drivers and passengers with high expectations for functionality, versatility and comfort.

"Long-term ownership satisfaction is a key part of the Hyundai Way," said Barry J. Ratzlaff, vice president of customer satisfaction, Hyundai Motor America. "We strive to create vehicles that deliver quality, safety, bold design and great value. This award from J.D. Power recognizes the strong effort of our R&D, Manufacturing and Quality teams as well as our dealers who all work together to support our owners. Along with great vehicles, Hyundai also offers our customers the assurance of a great shopping and ownership experience." 
The study, now in its 30th year, examines problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of 2016 model-year vehicles. Overall dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality. The study covers 177 specific problems grouped into eight major vehicle categories.
For the 2019 model year, Hyundai Santa Fe adds:

  • New safety, comfort, and convenience technologies 
  • Increased visibility, cabin and storage space 
  • Bolder design language

Hyundai Motor America 
Hyundai Motor America is focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience grounded in design leadership, engineering excellence and exceptional value in every vehicle we sell. Hyundai's technology-rich product lineup of cars and  SUVs at Group 1 Hyundai and alternative-powered electric and fuel cell vehicles is backed by Hyundai Assurance—our promise to deliver peace of mind to our customers. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide and the majority sold in the U.S. are built at U.S. manufacturing facilities, including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

2019 Hyundai Grand i10 Could Look Like This!

Hyundai is working on the next-generation versions of its existing range of cars. The company will bring the next-gen Grand i10, Xcent, Creta and Elite i20 in the next 2 years. The Korean brand will launch the 2019 Grand i10 hatchback in the end of this year.

The third-generation Hyundai Grand i10 will first go on sale in India in the end of this year, which will be followed in early 2020. The report claims that the 2019 Hyundai i10 will be the most hi-tech and advanced car in a market.

The report claims that the next Grand i10 is expected to receive minimal changes. In fact, the rendering images show that the next model will share its basic shape with the outgoing model. It will feature the same funky headlamps, centre-mounted daytime running lights and bumper design. The hatchback is likely to receive mild tweaks to front and rear bumpers.

The Hyundai i10’s coloured interiors are likely to be phased out. The hatchback could receive an upgraded version of the infotainment system. It is likely to borrow the 8-inch touchscreen system from the larger i30 hatchback.

The 2019 Hyundai Grand i10 is expected to be powered by the existing 1.2-litre petrol engine, which will be tweaked to meet BS VI emission norms. It is expected that the next i0 will go petrol only and is not likely to receive diesel engine due to the increase in price gap between petrol and diesel cars. Both manual and automatic versions are likely to be on offer.

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Next-gen Hyundai i20 front styling update

Hyundai has begun road testing the third-gen i20 hatchback globally. We got a glimpse of what the new Hyundai i20 (codename: PI3) would look like when viewed from up front. Hyundai doesn’t seem to have toyed around much with the new i20’s overall shape and the model looks quite similar to the outgoing car at first glance. However, the new i20 gets major changes to its front-end. The trademark Hyundai ‘cascading grille’ is now much wider and quite similar in shape to the one seen on the Elantra facelift (also India bound, soon) and the Venue SUV.

While Hyundai seems to be maintaining the basic shape of its signature cascade grille, the grille inserts vary depending on the model. The Elantra facelift gets horizontal slats with chrome bits, the Venue gets horizontal as well as vertical slats, while the next-gen i20 test mule gets a criss-cross pattern. The new hatchback’s headlamps merge with the grille and have an upward swooping design. Hyundai will equip the new i20 with LED headlamps along with projector and daytime running lights, depending on variant. The new i20’s bumper neatly merges into the grille and gets two vertical placement slots for its projector fog lamps.

The current-gen i20 measures 3,995mm in length and Hyundai India will not make it much longer, to ensure it ducks below the crucial four-metre mark in order to qualify for excise benefits. Expect the new i20 to come with a long list of creature comforts and equipment, along with the Hyundai BlueLink system.

The new i20 will come with tried-and-tested engine line-up, which will include the current 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol and also the 120hp, 1.0-litre GDI turbo-petrol engine. Hyundai will also continue to equip the i20 with diesel engines for India as well as global markets.

With new styling, more equipment and updated engines, the new i20 from Group 1 Hyundai will surely be more competitive when faced with newer rivals like the Toyota Glanza, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda's Jazz and the Tata Altroz.

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Thursday, 23 May 2019

Next-gen Hyundai ix25: We reminisce

Hyundai has begun road-testing its new ix25 SUV with the first pictures coming from Korea. This new SUV will be a replacement for the Hyundai Creta (sold as ix25 in some markets like China) and was first shown at the recent Shanghai Auto show 2018.

The model spotted in Korea seems to be a variant or two below the top-spec trim, thanks to the missing sunroof and contrast paint like the one seen on the show floor display.

The new Hyundai ix25 gets a more rounded look as opposed to an angular design on the previous gen SUV. Upfront, the new Hyundai ix25 gets a massive cascade grille, similar to the one seen on the Hyundai Venue compact SUV (launched May 21) and on the full-size Hyundai Palisade SUV that is sold abroad. It gets a split headlight design with slim LED lamps placed on the top of the main headlamps (with projector units and LED daytime running lamps) that are placed in a separate unit a bit lower on the front bumper. The front bumper gets a separate set of fog lamps on each corner that is divided by a faux skid plate that adds to its SUV look

On the side, the new Hyundai ix25 (Creta replacement for some markets) gets a rather plain look with almost no character lines except the one running from the rear fender across to the rear door. The wheel arches on the new ix25 are squared off and the model continues to come with subtle cladding running across its side along with some faux aluminum trim below the doors. The new ix25 gets similar diamond cut alloys like the Venue however the size could be a tad larger.

Just like the front styling, the new ix25 gets a split-setup for the taillamps as well. There is a strip of LED lights running across the width of the car with separate units for brake and turn signals placed below. The shape of the main taillamps do resemble the ones on the latest-gen Mahindra XUV500 that is sold in India.

On the inside, the ix25 shown in China was loaded with a much more premium interior than the outgoing SUV. A large touchscreen infotainment system, seamlessly flowing to the centre console making the dashboard almost devoid of buttons. This also confirms that most of the functions like HVAC will be managed via the touch screen. The model also gets a flat-bottom steering wheel with subtle does of faux brushed aluminum to give a sporty feel. Higher variants are also expected to come with paddle shifters and even cooled seats along with an electronic parking brake.

While the styling of the ix25 SUV which will replace the Creta in some markets does look a bit radical, the actual Creta replacement for India is expected to get slightly different (read toned down) styling when the model comes to India in future. Expect the India-spec Creta to be powered by BS-VI compliant 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines that will make debut first on the refreshed Hyundai Verna.

As reported by us last year, the next-gen Creta will come in not one but two seating configurations. The five-seat model will come first, sometime around next year and the seven-seat iteration will join a little later.

If you’re looking for an affordable SUV, like the used Hyundnai ix35, simply check out the range at Group 1 Hyundai.

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Refreshed Hyundai Creta is not just for squares

Refreshed Hyundai Creta is not just for squares

With buckets of torque, it will cruise at 130km/h all day.

Calling really, really old people, who still know what hippies were.

Remember anything that happened during 1986? Neither does this writer, but Google assures me that year saw a hit song from Huey Lewis and the News called Hip to Be Square.

The rock song, written by Bill Gibson, Sean Hopper and Huey Lewis, appeared on seven-inch vinyl, courtesy of Chrysalis Records and reached No 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

According to Huey Lewis, the song was hugely misconstrued by conservative people who flocked to buy it. “It was meant to be ironic and never intended as an anthem for square people.

They were unable to see the irony of them buying it, because they were square to begin with,” he said.

Apparently Lewis considered the widely misunderstood messages of the song one of the biggest regrets of his career.

We can offer Huey some solace. Certainly his masterpiece was misunderstood, but it did predict the launch of a car, many years later, in 2018.

We speak of the new Hyundai Creta SUV, which we drove two weeks ago. On seeing the vehicle, we immediately noticed “its hips do be square”.

Hyundai’s press release says the new Creta’s exterior makeover includes “a new cascade grille with a chrome bezel, a front bumper with dual-tone finish and skid plates, tweaked tail lamps with LED inserts, repositioned reflectors and redesigned rear skid plate”.

We know nothing about such sophisticated stuff, but we could tell “its hips do be square”.

Look at the photographs – surely, you come to the same conclusion? Which should not detract from the Hyundai Creta’s worth.

It is a solidly built, well appointed small Sports Utility Vehicle, ready to wage sales war in a tough South African market segment.

The test vehicle was the Creta 1.6 Executive Turbodiesel Automatic, powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine, married to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

It delivers 94kW of power at 4 000rpm, and 260Nm of torque at 2 750pm, all relayed to the front wheels. This does not make it a motorsport proposition in any way – acceleration is subdued, accompanied by a distinctive diesel clatter.

In traffic it felt as if the body was too heavy for the engine’s capabilities.

But the Creta does have buckets of torque and it will cruise at 130km/h all day, with just more than 2 300rpm on the clock.

The front suspension boasts a McPherson strut with gas dampers, with the rear depending on a torsion beam axle, all sitting on 17-inch alloy wheels.

The Creta is also equipped with ABS brakes and Electronic Braking Distribution.

We did not attempt to corner violently, but found it had slight understeer during sudden directional changes.

Inside, apart from plenty of room for five adults, standard features include leather seats, leather-cladded steering wheel, multi-function remote controls for Bluetooth connections, sound and radio system, plus an eight inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system.

Convenience features include rear air vents, a rear armrest with cup holders and cruise control, rear park assist sensors and a reverse camera.

Safety features include front and side airbags for driver and passenger plus curtain airbags for rear passengers. We were slightly disappointed when the test vehicle returned an overall fuel consumption figure of 8.6 l/100km.

On the other hand, we did not drive it in a fuel-efficient manner so a lighter right foot would probably return better figures.


A well appointed SUV ready for tough market segment.

To test drive the Hyundai Creta and come to your own verdict - simply book online at Group 1 Hyundai.

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