Hyundai Motor Corporation, founded over 50 years ago, has grown to be one of the leading auto giants in the world, making impressive impacts in different continents.
Nigeria has not been left out as Stallion Group is flying the Hyundai flag in Nigeria, offering a variety of models cutting across sedans, Cross Overs/Sports Utility Vehicles.
The Hyundai brand prides itself as a shopping arcade where it is difficult to leave without finding an automobile that fits your budget.
Models like Palisade, Tucson and Santa Fe are all part of the subline that have contributed and are still contributing significantly in facilitating movement in Nigeria, especially with the challenging road network.
The Hyundai Tucson comes as an SUV that is very pocket friendly but will offer much more than its contemporaries in the market.
According to the manufacturer, “The new Tucson’s refreshed look immediately stands out from the crowd, from its redesigned headlamps and radiator grille to its dynamic-looking wheel designs, rear combination lamps and rear bumper.
Safety is not relegated to the background as Full LED Headlamps with Positioning Lamps and Low Beam Assist-Static lights, together with LED Rear Combination Lamps offer not only a new look but better reliability and enhanced safety.
Other features that will make a potential customer go for the Tucson, which is currently priced at about N14m include Leather Garnish and other high-grade materials in the redesigned front panel.
The Floating-type 8″ LCD Touch Screen makes information more intuitive and easily accessible, even as the Tucson’s 10-way adjustable driver’s seat will provide all the comfort you need. Tucson also offers Apple CarPlay and wireless charging for your smartphone.
As a driver or passenger in the Tucson, you feel safer knowing that the vehicle comes with the Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) enhancement. Straightened body connections and installation of load paths improve the vehicle’s performance in collision tests.
Drive Mode A button on the center console conveniently offers a choice of 3 driving modes – Normal, Sport, and Eco – to match drivers’ mood and driving conditions.
Driver’s airbag, passenger’s airbag, 2-side airbags, and curtain airbags protect passengers in the event of a collision. HTRAC All-Wheel Drive HTRAC is an electronic all-wheel-drive system that automatically detects the vehicle’s speed and road conditions to control braking between the left and right. The Led Lighting ensures fantastic vision.
The Tucson comes with a 2.0-litre engine capacity, in union with a 6-Speed automatic gearbox, with a delivering power of [email protected] rpm.
If you are looking for a bigger SUV, then look no further, as the All-new Santa Fe will give you all you need for personal and family movements and adventures.
To build the perfect family car, Hyundai says, “you have to understand every single family like we do. The All-New Santa Fe was built to fit all varieties of the modern family – no matter how it looks like.”
The Santa Fe which has severally been described as the perfect family car comes with wide cascading chrome grille and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Because Hyundai understands that plenty of space should not be overlooked in a family SUV, it has ensured that the all-new Santa Fe offers roomy interiors with increased legroom and plenty of space in the trunk.
The 7-passenger Santa Fe offers full flexibility with multiple seat configurations and with the 2nd and 3rd row folded flat, there’s plenty of cargo space. One-Touch Folding The one-touch folding feature allows you to fold the 2nd-row seat easily by the push of a button.
With an enviable ground clearance, there is the Walk-in Handle facilitating easy Climb into the car.
Santa Fe’s Head-Up Display provides information directly and conveniently on the front windshield glass, even as the Wireless Smartphone Charging System lets you charge your phone with ease, and with the Integrated Memory System, you no longer have to adjust your seat every time you get into the car.
Hyundai says “No matter what’s on the outside, our calm technology includes a number of safety features such as the Safe Exit Assist and Rear Occupant Alert, keeping your loved ones safe and leaving you free to focus on what’s important.
“Keep your family safe with the Safe Exit Assist. The Santa Fe senses vehicles approaching from the rear and keeps the child lock active preventing passengers from getting out. When the vehicles have passed, a simple push of a button unlocks the door for a safe exit.”
Other safety features include Rear Occupant Alert, 6-airbag system with front & side airbags and curtain airbags and extensive use of additional hot stamping materials and Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) plates.
With Hyundai SmartSense, the Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) system automatically holds the brakes to prevent the car from rolling back when starting from a hill. Parking Distance Warning (PDW) Sensors in the front and rear bumpers detect and warn the driver about imminent obstacles for safe parking.
Santa also offers Low Beam Assist-Dynamic (LBA-D), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) Radar sensors and the Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) Radar sensors.
The colour of the instrument panel changes according to the driving mode selected (Comfort, Eco, or Sport). Comfort mode provides optimized torque transfer for a stable driving, ECO mode prioritizes fuel economy, while Sport mode boost performance to deliver a dynamic drive. Finally, use the Smart mode to automatically switch among the other modes based on road conditions and driving style.
You have an option of the 2.4-litre engine or 3.54-litre engine with 6/8 speed automatic transmissions offering maximum fuel efficiency and durability.
The all-new Palisade has come to replace the Santa Fe XL, and up the game against the competition.
Before its release to the market, the Palisade has undergone various tests, coming out with impressive figures, key among these tests is that carried out by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
NHTSA’s independent analysis tests on the SUV shows 100% successes in Frontal Barrier Crash rating, side crash rating and side barrier rating.
The Palisade, which has already gained very wide international reviews world over, is offered in three trims of SE, SEL and Limited.
Coming with 8-speed automatic transmission, all models are powered by a 3.8-litre V6 (291 horsepower, 262 lb-ft of torque), while Front-wheel drive is standard, and an all-wheel drive is an option.
For the SE trim, standard features include heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, remote keyless entry, push-button ignition, full-range adaptive cruise control and second-row air-conditioning controls.
The owner will also enjoy power-folding second-row bench seats, 60/40-split-folding third-row seats, an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and three USB ports up front (two USB ports for the second row).
Advanced safety features include automatic high beams, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a drowsy driver monitor, lane-keeping assist and a rear passenger reminder.
Should you want more, then you can settle for the SEL trim which has added features like roof rails, keyless entry, remote ignition and heated front seats.
Others are a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.
You can get a Convenience Package for the SEL. It comes with front parking sensors, a power liftgate, a self-levelling rear suspension, second-row window shades, a wireless charging pad, third-row USB ports, and a household-style power outlet.
The Premium package requires the Convenience package and adds LED headlights, leather upholstery, a power front passenger seat, driver-seat memory functions, heated second-row seats, power-folding third-row seats, and a heated steering wheel. Also, the Drive Guidance package includes enhanced driver-assist features, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, satellite radio, an intercom system, and Hyundai’s Blue Link Connected Car System.
The range-topping Limited trim comes with all of the above as well as a dual sunroof, automatic wipers, additional driver-seat adjustments, premium leather upholstery, ventilated front and second-row seats, a head-up display, a digital gauge cluster, a surround-view camera system, a blind-spot camera, interior ambient lighting, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon premium surround-sound system.
Other SUV models from the Hyundai stable available in Stallion Motors showrooms nationwide include Venue and Creta. The Sedans are Grand Xcent, Accent, Elantra and Sonata. There is also the H1 bus.
Hyundai operates the world’s largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility in Ulsan, South Korea which has an annual production capacity of 1.6 million units.
All Hyundai models sold by Stallion Motors in Nigeria come with manufacturer’s warranty, genuine spare parts backed with well-trained auto engineers and technicians.
Interestingly, the Stallion Group recently unveiled a portal- www.stallionafricar.com where customers can view the models, book test-drives and even make an outright purchase.