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Hyundai Kona: A Great Vehicle For College Graduates

On May 8, thousands of graduates attended the virtual commencement at Minnesota State University. In the end, they were celebrated for their hard work and dedication.  

Whether you graduated from Minnesota State, Gustavus Adolphus, or any of the colleges and universities across South Central Minnesota, we congratulate you on well-earned degree. May you hang that degree or certificate proudly at your home or office. 

We know you will be looking for a vehicle to go along with your new job, new place to live, and new life after college. There is some good news, because Autotrader named the Hyundai Kona as one of their 10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates for 2021

What makes Kona a great choice

The Autotrader 10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates list recognizes vehicles with a practical range of value, fuel economy, safety, and reliability. Award recipients encompass new and used cars and SUVs in the under $25,000 price range. They must have also achieve a combined fuel economy rating of at least 30 mpg.

Why is the Hyundai Kona a great choice for recent college graduates? 

The Kona is a practical vehicle made for life itself. The updated 2022 model offers a great choice of engines, turning in fantastic fuel economy – earning up to 35 MPG. All-wheel-drive is available for year-round commuting through snow, ice, and rain. 

There is seating available for up to five. There is also up to 45.2 cubic feet of cargo space to help you get all the things you need for your new life. 

Pricing for the 2022 Kona starts at $20,950 and comes in four trim levels. The new N Line adds a new dimension by bringing a sporty look and feel to our award-winning small SUV.

If you are a college graduate, you can take advantage of a $400 bonus towards the purchase or a lease of a new 2022 Hyundai Kona through Hyundai Motor Finance. This is even good for Fall graduates, as well. 

When you are ready for new post-graduate life, contact us at Hyundai of Mankato to experience the new 2022 Kona

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Does the Hyundai Santa Cruz Have a Head-Up Display?

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Safety Technology and Driver Assistance 

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is the brand’s first Sport Adventure Vehicle, built to resemble an everyday pickup truck. The Santa Cruz appeals to consumers who are looking for an everyday vehicle for during the week and an adventure vehicle for the weekend. Fitted with a secure, open bed area, the Santa Cruz makes carrying a variety of gear and equipment simple.  

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Five Things To Love About The 2022 Hyundai Tucson

The 2022 Tucson has arrived at Hyundai of Mankato!

Our newest SUV packs a lot in its future-forward vehicle. Let us see if we can unpack five of our favorite things about this great vehicle.

That future forward design

When you look at the 2022 Hyundai Tucson, it looks nothing like any of its competitors. The parametric dynamic design starts with the most compelling front end in our history, integrating the daytime running lights into a grille that resembles wings. The side profile also breaks conventions with protected wheel arches and a fastback-like roofline with a satin chrome accent piece defining the side glass profile. The dual vertical taillights create a defining piece that bridges the roofline with the sculpted liftgate. In all, this is the most advanced design in its size class. 

The Future of Hyundai interior design

Hyundai introduced a new interior design philosophy in the 2022 Tucson called Interspace. It is a clean-sheet format that focuses on the driver. The cockpit starts with a four-spoke steering wheel with tactile switches for the cruise control and audio system. Behind it is an instrument cluster sitting in a new space that offers all the information you need while on the road. The infotainment screen is integrated into a waterfall-like center stack powered by soft touch buttons and controls. Seating is for five , offering both comfort and support across all trim levels and upholstery choices. 

Space unlike any in its class

Did you know that the 2022 Hyundai Tucson has the largest cargo volume in its class? With the seats up, you can load up to 38.7 cubic feet of luggage, shopping, or sports gear. Fold the rear seats down to a maximum space of 80.3 cubic feet. Compare these numbers to any SUV on your shopping list. Plus, note how easy it is to load and unload from the bumper. You will love filling up the cargo hold of the 2022 Tucson!

Gasoline or turbocharged hybrid?

There is a choice of power source in the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. The 187-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is available on four trim levels – including the upcoming Tucson N Line. Also, there is a choice of a hybrid driveline – a first for the Tucson! It consists of a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, connected to an electric motor. Combined, that puts out 226 horsepower, while returning up to 38 MPG. 

Tucson’s segment first features

The 2022 Tucson is the most advanced vehicle in its class. It now offers the Remote Smart Park Assist, Remote Smart with Heated and Ventilated Seats, Digital Key, Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Does the competition offer all of these exclusive features on their vehicles? 

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson gives you the license to question everything about other SUVs. You may have stumbled onto the answer by checking out this great vehicle. If the 2022 Tucson is your answer, contact us at Hyundai of Mankato to bring one home today!

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Hyundai’s Winning Letter: N

What does N mean to us at Hyundai?

It is a new level of performance for our vehicles – sedans, compacts, and SUVs. 

The letter “N” comes from two places where Hyundai developed its sense of high performance: Namyang in the Republic of Korea and the Nurburgring in Germany. Both places are the proving grounds for which we discover the limits of our vehicles before the letter N is applied to them. 

The letter N is also a symbol of winning on the track. On the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge circuit, the Hyundai Veloster N has conquered the TCR class by winning the team, manufacturer, and driver championships in 2020. Those teams continue to put up a strong fight this year, as well. 

N models for the road

This year, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra N and the Veloster N are back, taking to the track in this season’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. In May, the Elantra N of Parker Chase and Ryan Norman of Bryan Herta Autosport won at Mid-Ohio with a Veloster N finishing second in the TCR class. In fact, four Hyundai TCR race cars took the first five positions at Mid-Ohio last month. 

What Hyundai learns from the track is applied to our vehicles. The Veloster N is the sum of the whole. A track weapon for the street in our three-door sports coupe. By the end of this year, the Elantra N will arrive at Hyundai of Mankato along with the 2022 Kona N. 

You can also capture the essence of the letter N in our N Line models, as well. N Line models give you the sensation of performance on every drive. You can find N Line versions of the Sonata, Elantra, the 2022 Kona, and, soon, the 2022 Tucson

That is why Hyundai proudly says that in a N or N Line model, you “never just drive.”

If your enthusiasm needs to be fed, contact us at Hyundai of Mankato to experience the letter N in our lineup. Come home refreshed and ready to run today!

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What Technology Does the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Offer?

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Interior Features and Technology 

The IONIQ 5 is the first vehicle in the Hyundai brand’s new lineup of IONIQ electric models. With the introduction of the all-new IONIQ 5 comes the question of what kind of features and technology this new model will offer. Everything about the IONIQ 5 is exciting and new – including its lineup of in-car technology features.  

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Does the 2022 Hyundai Kona Come in Two-Tone Colors?

Guide to 2022 Hyundai Kona Interior and Exterior Color Options 

The 2022 Hyundai Kona is offering Mankato drivers cool style and an updated range of interior and exterior color options. Many shoppers looking to get behind the wheel of the latest Kona iteration have been curious to know if any Kona models come in two-tone colors. This guide to the 2022 Hyundai Kona interior and exterior color options is here to give you a look at all of the available options for the latest Hyundai Kona.  

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N Line Models, 2022 Tucson Head Display at Twin Cities Auto Show

If you “gotta go to the auto show,” this is the year to do it!

The 48th annual Twin Cities Auto Show has hit the road to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. Hyundai has all of the latest models on display for you to check out. 

The star of the Hyundai display is the all-new 2022 Tucson. Now available as a hybrid, the Tucson’s wide range of models is more efficient than ever. It is also spacious, comfortable, technologically advanced, and wears the sharpest design in its class. Size one up for your lifestyle and you will be smitten!

Much to see!

Making its auto show debut is the 2022 Kona with its revised face and interior. There is a Kona N Line on display that will make your heart race. You will love how the Kona has evolved into something even more fun to drive. 

Speaking of the letter “N,” the Elantra N Line is there for you to examine closely. It takes the North American Car of The Year award winner up a notch with its sporty design and engaging interior. 

All of your favorite new Hyundais are also on display on “Main Street,” right after you enter the show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. You can see more Sonatas, Venues, and Palisades – more of the newest models that you love!

If you want to check out our lineup of Hyundai models, the Twin Cities Auto Show will run May 15 to 23. Tickets are available at https://twincitiesautoshow.com and will need to be purchased before you arrive at the fairgrounds. Check their website regarding COVID-19 guidelines on site at the show before you go. 

When you come home to South Central Minnesota, contact us at Hyundai of Mankato and tell us what you saw at the show. If there’s something you are interested in from the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, we can assist you in having one in your driveway today!

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Elantra, Venue Named To Cost-To-Own Awards

Thirty-five years ago, Hyundai arrived in our country with a slogan that still resonates today: “cars that make sense”. They were affordable and well-built. The original 1986 Excel broke sales records for a first-year model. 

One thing that has not changed is our sense of value. Even as our lineup has grown to ten new vehicles, Hyundai still delivers on high value with great features, great design, and excellent efficiency. 

To celebrate our achievements, we were pleased to hear that Kelley Blue Book awarded two Cost To Own awards for the Venue and the all-new, award-winning Elantra

Kelly Blue Book Awards

The KBB 5-Year Cost to Own Awards recognize new vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs over the initial five-year ownership period. Purchase price being only one of the many costs associated with vehicle ownership. Once shoppers consider the ongoing costs of fuel, insurance, maintenance and more, the overall financial picture can change significantly from model to model. 

Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own information is developed using Kelley Blue Book® Residual Values to calculate depreciation costs. Kelley Blue Book calculates total ownership costs for new vehicles by applying a sophisticated valuation methodology along with critical financial data from third-party providers. 

Right off the bat, the Venue is the most affordable SUV in the country. With its low price comes great fuel economy, overall efficiency, and generous space. Compared to other SUVs, it is designed to be easy on your wallet. 

With a sharp design and a growing lineup, the all-new Elantra still offers the best value for money today in a family sedan. Not to mention, the last generation Elantra still returns great fuel economy and offers ease of operation and servicing. This is why they also hold their value upon trade-in and resale. 

For more information about the 2021 5-Year Cost to Own Award winners, please visit https://www.kbb.com/articles/best-cars/lowest-5-year-cost-to-own-cars-trucks-suvs.

In the meantime, check out our inventory of the Venue and Elantra by contacting us at Hyundai of Mankato. Take home a great value today!

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Hyundai Ioniq Named Best Hybrid Car

Hyundai is committed to a cleaner world – starting right here in South Central Minnesota. Our affordable Ioniq Hybrid is just the beginning.

You probably have read that Hyundai is working on a new generation of electrified vehicles, including battery-electric models. Not to mention that our hybrid lineup is growing this year with the Sonata, Santa Fe, Elantra, and 2022 Tucson.

However, our hybrid hatchback continues to gain new fans and win accolades. That is why we were happy to learn that the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid was named the Best Hybrid Car by U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row. 

The Ioniq Hybrid is a compact car designed for both Mankato and beyond. It offers all of the great features you love in a Hyundai. It starts with hatchback practicality and great fuel economy – up to 60 MPG in the Blue model. Not to mention that the hybrid driveline cuts down emissions from the exhaust pipe for easier-to-breathe air in our community. 

There is also room for four-to-five people inside, along with a spacious hatchback area that expands with the rear seats folded down. You also get great connectivity through wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

The Ioniq is also the most affordable hybrid vehicle in South Central Minnesota, with sticker prices starting from $23,400. For the money, you get a lot of great features that are optional on other hybrid models. This includes the latest driver assistance features that make the Ioniq a safe choice to own. 

If you want the most affordable, efficient, and winning hybrid hatchback – the Ioniqcontact us at Hyundai of Mankato to get yours today!