2013 Hyundai Veloster

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Delivers Instant Power

2013 Hyundai Veloster Palm Springs

2013 Hyundai Veloster

Armed with 201 horsepower, the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is ready to make driving any distance one of shear power and adrenaline.

Powered by a new 1.6-liter Turbocharged-Gasoline Direct Injection (T-GDI) engine and in-house six-speed automatic or manual transmission, the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo produces that 201 horsepower at 6000 RPM and a highway fuel economy estimated at 35 MPG for a manual transmission.  The Veloster Turbo also boasts Best-in-class specific output at 125.6 horsepower per liter, and a Best-in-class weight to power ratio of 14 lbs/hp.

Sport-tuned engine intake and exhaust note, sport-tuned steering, unique front fascia, fog lights and ground effects, 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts, projection headlights with unique LED headlight accents are all standard on the 2013 Veloster Turbo.  Also standard are side mirrors with turn signal indicators, unique LED taillights, supervision cluster, leather seating surfaces with driver’s lumbar support, heated front seats, and Turbo exclusive Graphite Black interior with Blue accents and headliner graphics.

Hyundai’s 1.6-liter Gamma turbocharged engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger that, when combined with the GDI system, results in instantaneous power delivery. Twin-scroll turbochargers have traditionally been used on more expensive high performance engines.

To handle the power enhancements and keep with Hyundai’s commitment to making fuel efficient vehicles, Veloster Turbo is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.  Both transmissions were developed in house at Hyundai.  The manual features a wider gear ratio spread to handle the additional torque output.  The high-revving turbo helps during acceleration, especially at highway speeds.  The Veloster Turbo is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifter and Shiftronic controls.

Inside, full leather seats with the word “Turbo” stitched into the seatbacks help deliver a unique look and provide exceptional support and comfort.  An exclusive Supervision Cluster offers the driver information in a larger, clearer and more interactive format. This is due to the Supervision Cluster’s two TFT screens located between the tachometer and the speedometer. Heated front seats are also standard on the Turbo version.  The center stack and controls also resemble a sport bike fuel tank and incorporate a push-button starter and alloy pedals.

In the digital age, everyone wants to be connected to their electronics at all times, so Velosters come standard with a multifunction seven-inch touch-screen display. At engine start-up, the screen comes to life with a Veloster image and a unique sound.  There are three interface layouts the user can choose from.

All Velosters have an exceptional level of standard safety features for the sporty car segment highlighted by a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control two effects.  The first is when a driver accelerates or brakes on a split-mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement on the other) and the vehicle wants to pull in one direction. VSM detects this condition and sends a signal to the MDPS to apply steering assist.  VSM counters the pull and automatically provides up to eight Newton meters of counter steering. VSM reacts the same way during sudden lane changes or fast cornering.

All Velosters feature six airbags—including dual front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and rear side curtain airbags.

Velosters also features a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on vehicle loading conditions.

The power and style of the 2013 Veloster and Veloster Turbo is made for anyone who wants to stand out and make sure they’re taken seriously.

2013 Hyundai Accent

2013 Hyundai Accent Voted Best Subcompact Car

2013 Hyundai Accent Palm Springs

2013 Hyundai Accent

Offering extraordinary value and class-above features, the 2013 Hyundai Accent continues to defy convention in a subcompact car.  In this production year, the Accent adds even more standard equipment and comfort features at an amazing value, making the Accent’s standard options, safety, and fuel economy among the best in its class.

Those attributes, and many others, helped the 2013 Hyundai Accent capture its second Driver’s Choice Award as MotorWeek’s “Best Subcompact Car”.  Since 1983, the annual MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice Awards have been touted as one of the auto industry’s top honors, and the Hyundai Accent has now earned the award two years in a row.

New for the 2013 model year, the GLS MT base model now comes standard with AM/FM/SiriusXM Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers, as well as iPod/USB auxiliary input jacks.  This standard sound system will make sure no matter where you’re going or how many of your family and friends pile in, the Accent will keep everyone singing along.

Other standard features pushing the envelope of the 2013 Hyundai Accent are remote keyless entry with panic feature to make access in and out as easy as possible.  Air conditioning, heated side mirrors, a power sunroof, and turn signal indicators are standard on the 2013MY and SE trim.

The Accent’s interior is vast for a subcompact.  Even the tallest passengers will be comfortable with ample head and legroom in the front seat.  All forms of the Accent have big gloveboxes, storage bins, and trays for smartphones, bottles of water, toll and parking meter change, or anything else from flash drives to sun tan lotion.

A long list of safety features is now standard because Hyundai doesn’t believe drivers should have to pay a premium for safety.  Six airbags protect occupants in case of a collision, including two front impact airbags, two front seat-mounted side impact airbags, and curtain side-impact airbags for front and rear passengers.  Standard front-seat active head restraints help prevent whiplash by reducing the space between a front passenger’s head and the head restraint during certain rear collisions.  These active head restraints are highly recommended by safety organizations such as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Adding to the Accent’s safety is an underlying structure engineered to protect occupants using a Collision Load Dispersion (CLD) mechanism.  Rear doors also have internal beams for even more layers of protection and safety.  This structure distributes the force of an impact in three ways to maintain the integrity of the cabin, making sure you are as safe as possible in a subcompact automobile.

While at the wheel, an Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control work together to help deliver superior handling in almost any driving conditions. This system provides additional handling assistance in slippery or sudden cornering situations.

Selected as one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines, the 2013 Accent’s all-aluminum 1.6-liter Gamma four-cylinder engine features the latest innovations in engine technology, delivering an unsurpassed 138 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque.  This engine creates a standard 28-mpg city and 37-mpg highway EPA fuel economy rating.  The Accent engine’s most notable features are its better fuel economy, increased power and reduced emissions.  The complete range of new engine technologies offers unsurpassed specific output, low emissions with ULEV certification, and reliability backed by a 10 year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Available in six-speed manual or automatic with SHIFTRONIC manual control, delivering smooth and efficient power delivery, the 2013 Hyundai Accent is made for any commute, long or short.  The 2013 Hyundai Accent is perfect for the everyday commuter, and anyone looking for performance, safety, and fuel efficiency.  Available in Century White, Ironman Silver, Cyclone Gray, Ultra Black, Boston Red, Mocha Bronze, Marathon Blue, Clearwater Blue and Electrolyte Green, there is an Accent to match any personality.

2013 Hyundai Accent

2013 Hyundai Accent Offers Amazing Value and World Class Features

2013 Hyundai Accent Palm Springs

2013 Hyundai Accent Palm Springs

Defy convention on the streets and roads of Palm Springs with the 2013 Hyundai Accent.  Offering amazing value and class-above features, the Accent’s standard options, safety, and fuel economy are among the best in its class.

New for the 2013 model year, the GLS MT base model now includes a/c, AM/FM/SiriusXM Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers, iPod/USB auxiliary input jacks, power and heated body-colored side mirrors, body-colored door handles and sunglass holders.  Remote keyless entry with panic feature and cloth insert door trims are also standard on all trims to give drivers greater comfort.  Heated side mirrors are now also standard on all models.  A power sunroof and turn signal indicators are standard on the 2013MY and SE trim.

A long list of safety features is now standard because Hyundai doesn’t believe drivers should have to pay a premium for safety.  Six airbags protect occupants in case of a collision, including two front impact airbags, two front seat-mounted side impact airbags, and curtain side-impact airbags for front and rear passengers.  Standard front-seat active head restraints help prevent whiplash by reducing the space between a front occupant’s head and the head restraint during certain rear collisions.  These active head restraints are highly recommended by safety organizations such as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2013 Hyundai Accent has an underlying structure engineered to protect occupants using a Collision Load Dispersion (CLD) mechanism.  Rear doors also have internal beams for an added layer of protection and safety.  This structure distributes the force of an impact in three ways to maintain the integrity of the cabin.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control work together to help deliver superior handling in almost any driving conditions. Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) integrates control of the ESC and Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) to provide handling assistance in slippery or sudden cornering situations.

The Accent’s all-aluminum 1.6-liter Gamma four-cylinder engine features the latest innovations in engine technology.  Selected as one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines, it delivers an unsurpassed 138 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque.  This creates a standard 28 mpg city and 37 mpg highway EPA fuel economy rating.

The engine’s most notable feature is its use of Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI). By precisely controlling the injection of fuel, GDI allows for better fuel economy, increased power and reduced emissions. The application of Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) on both intake and exhaust camshafts increases efficiency, improves fuel economy and reduces emissions.  To reduce lifetime operation costs and increase reliability, the Gamma engine features a maintenance-free silent roller timing chain.

When working together, the complete range of engine technologies offers unsurpassed specific output at 86 horsepower per liter, low emissions with ULEV certification, and reliability backed by a 10 year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Available in six-speed manual or automatic with SHIFTRONIC manual control, delivering smooth and efficient power delivery, the 2013 Hyundai Accent is made for the streets of Southern California.  The 2013 Hyundai Accent is perfect for the Palm Springs commuter, and anyone looking for performance, safety, and fuel efficiency.  Available in Century White, Ironman Silver, Cyclone Gray, Ultra Black, Boston Red, Mocha Bronze, Marathon Blue, Clearwater Blue and Electrolyte Green, there is an Accent for any style in the Coachella Valley.

2013 Hyundai Azera Palm Springs

2013 Hyundai Azera is Statement in Sophistication and Modern Design

2013 Hyundai Azera Palm Springs

2013 Hyundai Azera Palm Springs

Sophistication and Modern Design can be used to describe Palm Springs, as well as the 2013 Hyundai Azera.  Interpreting Hyundai’s signature Fluidic Sculpture language, this flagship sedan also features Hyundai’s new generation Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI V6 engine, a six-speed transmission, advanced safety equipment and incredible fuel economy.  The 2013 Hyundai Azera is the ideal sedan for the Palm Springs professional who wants their own style and class reflected in the best possible light.

The 2013 Hyundai Azera’s Fluidic Sculpture design takes inspiration from the mechanics of flight. The exterior of the Azera is long, light and low. The unique beltline allows for a long, sleek roofline accented by the third window and wraparound LED taillights. A mono-form side profile includes flowing lines in the rear quarter panel. The face is powerful with a winged chrome grille and HID headlamps that integrate precise details. The stance is completed by available 19-inch multi-spoke wheels.

Elegance continues inside with an upscale ambiance and a flow-through center fascia and instrument panel creating a dual-cockpit front passenger space.  Focusing heavily on interior details, such as optional panoramic sunroof, which allows more natural light into the cabin and 3D Carbon interior accents, compliment the Azera’s modern outward appearance.  Ambient lighting and other standard luxuries include power front seats, power rear sunshade and manual rear side window shades.

The functionality and design of the Azera gives seat quality and comfort great importance to the feel of the sedan. The 2013 Azera offers first-class seating for all passengers, with leather seating as standard equipment. A ten-way power driver and eight-way front passenger seat are also included. The driver’s seat has an optional cushion extension and memory system for the seat, steering wheel and side mirrors.  The Azera’s climate and seat temperature controls keep occupants in optimal comfort.

The 2013 Hyundai Azera is powered by the new Lambda II 3.3-liter Gasoline Direct injection (GDI) V6 engine and in-house six-speed automatic transmission.  With 293 horsepower at 6400 RPM, the 2013 Azera improves Combined Fuel Economy to 24 MPG, and Highway Fuel Economy to 30 MPG.  This makes the Azera the first V6 powered Hyundai to achieve 30 MPG Highway.

Advanced connectivity and standard navigation system include a seven-inch WVGA screen, three months of XM Satellite Radio, Real-time XM NavTraffic, XM NAV Weather, XM Sports Ticker and XM Stock Ticker.  Azera also offers the clarity of digital HD Radio Technology Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System as standard.

Touch-screen navigation with backup camera is also standard on all Azeras. This easy-to-use unit can be controlled via the seven-inch WVGA touch-screen or voice-activation by a headliner-mounted microphone. The system features 8GB of flash memory and comes matched with a sound system that plays CDs, accesses digital music files via Bluetooth streaming audio or allows driver and passengers to access their personal listening devices through the iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music from select mobile phones to the head unit. In addition, Bluetooth-enabled phones allow drivers to look up a local restaurant and call for reservations before plotting the route.

The Azera is further brought to life through bold colors including Black Onyx Pearl, Porcelain White Pearl, Silver Frost Metallic, Smoke Gray Metallic, Hyper Silver Metallic, Venetian Red Pearl, Bronze Mist Metallic and Midnight Blue Pearl. Interior color choices are Camel, Graphite Black and Chestnut Brown.

The 2013 Azera is an advanced approach to the traditional large sedan, delivering power, efficiency, a bold design and luxury features.  With the new Azera, Hyundai continues to offer Southern California the highest levels of luxury, performance, and efficiency, all brought together in praised design.

2013 Hyundai Elantra Palm Springs

2013 Hyundai Elantra Continues Record Setting Pace

2013 Hyundai Elantra Palm Springs

2013 Hyundai Elantra Palm Springs

Elantra, the 2012 North American Car of the Year will continue its record-setting pace with changes for the 2013 model year. On sale now, the 2013 Elantra GLS and Limited lineups will make anyone looking for a Sedan in Palm Springs delighted with the new standards and optional equipment.

The 2013 Elantra GLS M/T now comes standard with air-conditioning, 16-inch wheels, cruise control, telescopic steering wheel and solar glass with windshield shade band. Heated front seats are also now included on the high volume GLS A/T Preferred Package.

The Elantra Limited adds a standard power driver’s seat with power lumbar support and an available Dual Automatic Temperature Control with Clean Air Ionizer and Auto Defog System as part of the Limited Technology Package.

Elantra continues to deliver an EPA certified 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, producing a highway-only driving range of up to 450 miles.  Elantra has also won the ALG Residual Value Award in the Compact Car segment for the second year in a row.

Exemplifying Hyundai’s “Fluidic Sculpture” design principles, the interplay of wind with rigid surfaces create the illusion of constant motion.  Elanta’s sides have flowing lines, with a strong undercut feature line starting at the front doors.  These lines, along with muscular wheel arches and a sleek roofline, create a spacious and memorable experience.  The Elantra’s flowing lines and aerodynamic body create a drag coefficient for the Elantra in exceptionally low 0.28.

Designed at Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, Calif., Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille and detailed swept-back headlights give the 2013 Elantra a compact, athletic face. Available fog lights and side mirrors with integrated turn signals complete the distinct design. Elantra was designed at Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, Calif.

The Elantra is powered by an all-new 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque.  Thanks to advanced clean engine technology, most Elantras sold in California, Oregon and several Northeast states are certified as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) by the EPA. The PZEV Elantra is as clean as many hybrid electric vehicles.

Key Engine components include an aluminum block and head, Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), Variable Induction System (VIS), Roller seing arm and Hydraulic Lash Adjuster (HLA), electronic throttle control, and an offset crankshaft.  The 2012 Elantra can be equipped with a six-speed manual (M6CF3-1) or automatic (A6GF1) transaxle with SHIFTRONIC manual control. This transmission mated to the 1.8-liter Nu engine helps Elantra deliver improved fuel efficiency.  Elantra’s six-speed manual transmission is also all-new and provides crisp shifts and further optimizes engine performance. These crisp shifts are courtesy of triple-cone synchronizers for first and second gears, double-cone for third gear and single-cone for fourth, fifth and sixth gears.

Inside, drivers will find Hyundai’s expertise in interior packaging, lighting, leading-edge design and craftsmanship. This approach is visible in the clarity of the instruments and the tilt and telescopic steering wheel. The seats are made of lightweight, environmentally friendly foam. Heated seats are available in the front and the rear, which is a segment first.

The 2013 Elantra is a statement in its class.  Style, performance, and all new standards and features make for an automotive experience tailored for the Coachella Valley.

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe is Fluid Motion

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Palm Springs

2013 Elantra Coupe Palm Springs

This two-door coupe model of the Elantra sedan will attract more attention in the Coachella Valley than you might expect.  The Elantra line-up, further expanding its appeal to savvy consumers, offers many of the same attributes that made the sedan version such a huge success, while appealing to buyers who want to forgo the four-door for a a couple design.   The 2013 Elantra Coupe marks the continuing evolution of Hyundai’s “Fluidic Sculpture” design theme with sporty design language, while assuming a compact coupe segment leadership position with an eco-efficient powertrain, generous convenience features, exceptional roominess and abundant safety features.

The 2013 Elantra Coupe takes Hyundai’s dynamic “Fluidic Sculpture” design principles to the next level. “Fluidic Sculpture” design language replicates the interaction of wind with rigid surfaces to create a perception of fluid in motion.  Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front fascia opening and jeweled swept-back headlights give Elantra Coupe a lean, aggressive demeanor. Fog lights and available side mirror repeater lamps complement the view from the front.

From the side, Elantra Coupe conveys a wedge-like sport coupe silhouette with deeply sculpted surfaces. SE model sporty five-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels with dark spoke inserts add a dynamic presence, while further accentuating the wedge profile. Just below the belt line, a prominent character line carries from the door through to the rear deck. Wheel arch creases give a subtle flared appearance around front and rear wheels, for a wide and aggressive presence. A beveled rocker panel rounds out the lean and muscular effect.

Designed at Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, California, these sculpted surfaces serve to create a highly aerodynamic body. The drag coefficient for the Elantra Coupe is an exceptionally low 0.28 Cd, resulting in minimal cabin noise and optimal fuel economy.

Under the hood, the Elantra Coupe is powered by the same 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with an estimated 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque found in the Elantra sedan (145 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque for Elantra Coupe PZEV).  Thanks to advanced clean engine technology, most Elantra Coupes sold in California are certified as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) by the EPA. The PZEV Elantra Coupe is as clean as many hybrid electric vehicles, without the extra technological complexity and cost.

The 2013 Elantra Coupe can be equipped with a six-speed manual or automatic transaxle with SHIFTRONIC manual control.  The six-speed automatic is 11 pounds lighter than Hyundai’s global five-speed. It is considerably simpler, having 62 fewer parts, for greater durability, lighter weight and lower cost. It also features an ultra-flat torque converter that shortens the unit’s overall length by 0.43 inches, while being 2.6 pounds lighter.

This transmission, mated to the 1.8-liter Nu engine, helps Elantra Coupe deliver improved fuel efficiency of 38 MPG.  The Elantra Coupe’s six-speed manual transmission offers positive shift feel and further optimizes powertrain performance. Shifting performance is facilitated by durable triple-cone synchronizers for first and second gears, with double-cones for third gear and a single-cone for fourth, fifth and sixth gears.

Inside the Elantra Coupe, drivers will find Hyundai’s expertise in interior packaging, lighting, leading-edge design and craftsmanship. This approach is visible in gauge clarity and the tilt and telescopic steering wheel. Seat construction uses lightweight materials and environmentally-friendly foam for further benefits to fuel efficiency.  Heated seats are standard on all Elantra Coupes, while the SE model offers sporty aluminum pedals.

The 2013 Elantra Coupe represents a modern approach to the sporty coupe segment in Palm Springs.  A youth-oriented design and premium features offered with Hyundai’s strong value proposition makes owning an Elantra coupe easier than ever.

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Fun to Drive and Fuel Efficient

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Palm Springs

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

Fun to drive, fuel efficient, five-door hatchback versatility, and European driving dynamics make the all new 2013 Elantra GT a new-generation of car for a new-generation of Palm Springs drivers.  Cruising the 10 and navigating the tight turns in the Coachella Valley just got a whole lot more fun.

Up front, Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille with chrome accents flows into the hood with effortless grace. The body-side graphic features a chrome beltline molding to keep up the sleek and stylish character lines. Sharp projection headlamps, fog lights and available 17-inch alloy wheels with chrome spears complete the modern design.

The new 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT represents further evolution of the ‘Fluidic Sculpture’- the company’s distinctive design DNA.  Including a slippery .30 coefficient of drag, everything about Elantra GT is designed to be aerodynamic for the most enjoyable ride imaginable.  From the aggressive profile and low overall height, to the sleek side mirrors, tire gaps are minimized while rocker panels are streamlined. All of these changes, plus a sport-tuned suspension, equal lower wind resistance, which translates into better fuel economy and a smoother ride.

Powered by an advanced 1.8-liter four cylinder engine and in-house six-speed automatic or manual transmission, the 2013 Elantra GT provides 148-horsepower at 6,500 rpm (ULEV), and Best-in-class specific output at 82.2 horsepower per liter.  Standard fuel economy is an estimated 26 mpg city, 37 mpg highway for the six-speed manual transmission and 27 mpg city, 37 mpg highway for the six-speed automatic transmission. Both transmissions provide 30 mpg combined that gives Elantra GT a highway-only driving range of more than 480 miles.

Elantra GT is fitted with a MacPherson strut front suspension, with coil springs and gas shock absorbers. The rear suspension is comprised of a light weight coupled torsion beam for enhanced steering stability and mono-tube shock absorbers. A 22 mm diameter front stabilizer bar helps reduce body roll when cornering. Elantra GT is tuned for added feel, responsiveness and control, while the Elantra sedan is tuned for comfort. Modifications to the GT include higher rear spring rates, a stiffer twist beam and Sachs dampers for improved body motion control. These changes create driving dynamics which are sporty and comfortable. In addition, two suspension packages were developed to optimize tuning for the two different tire sizes. The Elantra GT’s Style package offers a sportier suspension calibration that is optimized for its lower-profile P215/45R17 tire.

The Hyundai’s all-new Driver Selectable Steering Mode, with three operating modes to select from – Comfort, Normal, and Sport – allows drivers to adapt Elantra GT steering characteristics to varying driving preferences and road conditions any time they choose. Comfort level offers the greatest ease of steering and is ideal for Downtown Palm Springs and parking environments. Sport is optimized for higher-speed highways or winding roads, while Normal is ideal for a variety of driving conditions. The Driver Selectable Steering Mode not only adjusts power assistance levels in each mode, but also on-center build-up feel and steering build-up curves throughout the steering range, for a very natural, progressive feel. Steering damping characteristics, active return gain, and high frequency friction levels have also been optimized for Elantra GT in this system.

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is a sporty hatchback with dynamic European handling and style.  Perfect for anything you have in mind for the Coachella Valley, the Elantra GT is just waiting to show you what it can do.