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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 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 Santa Fe

All New 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Best Midsize SUV For The Money

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe at Palm Springs Hyundai

“The all-new 2013 Santa Fe was named Best 3-Row Midsize SUV by U.S. News and World Report in its 2013 Best Cars for the Money Awards. U.S. News & World Report’sannual award combines quality and value data to determine the top-ranked vehicles within their respective categories. The 2013 Santa Fe took top honors within the 3-row midsize SUV segment for its outstanding value and critical acclaim.”

U.S. News & World Report measured vehicle quality and value data within 21 categories. Quality is scored by a combination of safety, reliability and a consensus of industry expert opinions. Value is measured by combining a vehicle’s five-year total cost of ownership with the average price paid for the vehicle at the time of the awards. The vehicles with the highest score within each category receive the Best Cars for the Money Award.

The production version of the new three-row, six/seven-passenger 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe made its world debut in November at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, joining the two-row, five-passenger Santa Fe Sport which has been on sale since August. The all-new Santa Fe delivers Hyundai’s recipe of bold design, high-output powertrains with Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) and a host of features to please drivers and passengers with high expectations for functionality, versatility and comfort.


  • Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI V6 engine with 290 horsepower
  • Santa Fe is the only midsize CUV with a standard direct injection V6 engine
  • Tow rated up to 5,000 pounds
  • Active Cornering Control AWD system
  • Driver Selectable Steering Mode (DSSM)
  • All-new crossover architecture developed for families
  • Fluidic Sculpture exterior design
  • Hyundai designed and engineered six-speed automatic transmission
  • Seven standard airbags
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Heated rear seats and heated steering wheel
  • Power driver and front passenger seats
  • Seven passenger seating with 40:20:40 split folding second row bench seat or six passenger seating with second row captain’s chairs
  • Sliding and reclining second row seating with cargo area release and 50:50 flat folding third row seats
  • Standard Blue Link® – safety, service and infotainment telematics system
  • Third generation navigation and audio multimedia systems with an available eight-inch display
  • Power liftgate
  • Santa Fe is 320 pounds lighter than the outgoing Veracruz and 239 pounds lighter than the all-new Nissan Pathfinder

The all new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe is truly a top pick for the money in the third row SUV market and the all new look is attracting many new buyers to the popular new model. Drive the new Santa Fe at Palm Springs Hyundai