McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs Blog

McCarthy Auto Group's "Most Deserving Woman" Contest

  

April 23, 2014 - If you live in the Kansas City Area and know a woman that deserves a day of pampering and a makeover, contact at the McCarthy Auto Group. We can help you honor a deserving woman in your life.

 

The McCarthy Auto Group is a proud sponsor of the "Just For Her Expo." In conjunction with the expo, we are holding a "Most Deserving Woman" contest that gives residents of Kansas City the opportunity to nominate a woman that they love to win a fantastic prize pack full of pampering goodies. 

 

The "Just For Her Expo" is a one-of-a-kind conference that gives women of all ages the opportunity to spend time shopping, to pamper themselves, and gain information about how to properly take care of themselves physically and mentally. The expo will be held May 30 - June 1 in Kansas City.

 

To enter a woman in your life into the contest, please visit our Facebook page to submit photos and a short paragraph explaining why the nominee deserves to win. The McCarthy team will surprise the lucky winner and the person that nominated her with a trip to the expo that day.

 

The contest prize pack includes:

·    4 Tickets to the Just For Her Expo

·    $250 Shopping Spree at Town Center (a local mall)

·    $250 Shopping Spree at the Expo

·    HydraFacial MD Treatment from Mirabile MD

·    Tanning Package from Celsius Tannery

·    2 Tickets to Pat Benatar / Rick Springfield concert on July 16.

 

To get more information about the "Most Deserving Woman" contest, feel free to contact us. McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs is readily available to assist you.


Hyundai is Number One in Dealership Customer Service

  

April 21, 2014 - Hyundai Motor America's dealerships ranked the highest in consumer sentiment and satisfaction in DealerRater's Consumer Rating Index (CRI) for automotive manufacturers. Hyundai dealerships nationwide received praise for their friendly staff and high quality service work.

 

DealerRater is the leading online destination for worldwide customer reviews of dealerships. It provides clients with a "starting point" when deciding on dealership that will provide the best shopping experience via its CRI. Last month, Hyundai was able to beat competitors among Mass Market brands such as Buick, Honda, Kia, and Subaru, taking the top spot.

 

"Each one of our more than 820 national dealerships plays an integral role in the total Hyundai ownership experience. Receiving this award really showcases Hyundai's understanding of what our customers want and our ability to exceed their expectations in every aspect of vehicle ownership," said Bob Pradzinski, vice president, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America.

 

McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs is a dealership committed to providing unmatched customer services and superior vehicles. In our inventory, you will find new and used sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, and SUVs. To get more information about our dealership and/or inventory, feel free to contact us or stop by our showroom today!


Apple® CarPlay Featured in New 2015 Hyundai Sonata

  

April 17, 2014 - Hyundai recently announced that the all-new 2015 Sonata will have the Apple® CarPlay functionality, adding to its already safe, intuitive and simple interior design principles.  CarPlay provides an easier and safer way for drivers to use iPhones with all of the features that they want while staying focused on the road.

 

The engineers at Hyundai have utilized the vibrant eight-inch touchscreen from the current Audio Video Navigation (AVN) system to integrate CarPlay. Drivers will have the ability to make phone calls, use GPS/maps, access messages and listen to music in the CarPlay equipped Sonata. In addition, CarPlay enables Siri to provide drivers with an eyes-free experience; Siri will respond to requests through voice commands and can be accessed using a voice button on the steering wheel.

 

With the integration of the Apple® CarPlay, Hyundai is one of the first volume manufacturers to bring the system to the market. The system will be available on the 2015 Hyundai Sonata vehicles with navigation later in the 2015 model year.

 

The Hyundai Sonata is one of the most popular family sedans. At McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs, clients can find the 2014 Hyundai Sonata as well as other new and used sedans, coupes and CUVs. Stop by today to test drive one of our various vehicles.


WardsAuto Names Hyundai Equus on Best Interiors List

 

April 14, 2014 -  Joining the 2013 Santa Fe Sport, 2012 Azera and 2012 Accent, the all-new 2014 Hyundai Equus was named  on the 2014  "Ward's 10 Best Interiors" presented by WardsAuto.com.

 

"The Hyundai Equus Ultimate has everything you would expect from a $120,000 ultra-luxury car, for about $50,000 less. While there is plenty of fine craftsmanship and sumptuous leather to go around, WardsAuto editors were most impressed with the limousine-like rear seating area of the Equus. A button on the rear armrest is labeled 'relax.' Push the button and the front passenger seat moves all the way forward while the rear seat reclines all the way back like a business-class airline seat. Even with a sticker approaching $70,000, that's really special," said Drew Winter, Editor-in-Chief, WardsAuto World magazine.

 

Eight editors from WardsAuto chose 10 winners with all-new or recently redesigned passenger compartments out of 41 vehicles. Over a two-month period, the editors evaluated vehicle features such as ergonomics, driver information, fit-and-finish, materials, value, safety, comfort and design harmony to determine which vehicle interior raised the bar across brands and segments.

 

The all-new Equus is not the only Hyundai vehicle with an outstanding interior. McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs has an extensive inventory of stylish, safe and affordable vehicles. Whether you are searching for a new or used sedan, coupe, hatchback or CUV, we can assist you. Stop by for more information or for a test drive.


McCarthy Supports 7th Annual Cy Middleton Memorial Basketball Tournament

 

April 3, 2014 - The McCarthy Auto is proud to announce our continued support of the 7th Annual Cy Middleton Memorial Basketball Tournament. This is an event dedicated to honoring men and women that have lost their lives in the line of duty, whether as a police officer, fire fighter or as an emergency medical service professional as well as supporting their families.

 

The tournament will be held on April 12, 2014 with games at Olathe North High School and Santa Fe Trail Middle School. All of the tournament players work in law enforcement, for the fire department, or with emergency medical services.

 

In addition to the games, there will be a bake sale with cookies, cupcakes, brownies and pies, a BBQ lunch provided by Dunnup BBQ, a silent auction and basketball shooting competitions.

 

All proceeds from the tournament and events will benefit the families that have lost someone in the line of duty. If you would like to show your support, feel free to send a donation to:

Enterprise Bank And Trust

444 East Santa Fe Street

Olathe, Kansas 66061

Attn: CY Middleton Benefit Fund

 

Interested in learning more about the Cy Middleton Memorial Basketball Tournament and events, contact the team at McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs.


2014 Hyundai Veloster Earns Top-Safety Rating

 

March 31, 2014 - The all-new 2014 Hyundai Veloster received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)'s highest rating, the five-star crash test rating. This marks the first time that the Veloster was rated under the NHTSA's five-star rating system as well as tougher tests.

 

"The Veloster nameplate was designed to bring a new, unconventional look to the subcompact car segment without compromising occupant safety. Through the employment of high-tech safety systems like Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist and the use of high-strength, yet lightweight materials during construction, we are able to deliver a package that is unique, but safer than ever," said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America.

 

The all-new Veloster joins the Elantra, Elantra GT, Genesis, Genesis Coupe, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport and Sonata as Hyundai vehicles that have received five star NHTSA ratings for their most recent model.

 

Interested in the all-new 2014 Hyundai Veloster? McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs has an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles with a variety of financing options. Feel free to contact us for more information or stop by for a test drive today!


Hyundai Santa Fe Awarded as Best Affordable Crossover

 

 March 25, 2014 - At the 2014 Winter Vehicle Awards, the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe earned the distinction of Best Affordable Crossover under $28,000 for the second year in a row. Annually, the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) recognizes vehicles that are the best of their class for winter driving in New England.

 

Members of the NEMPA evaluate vehicles during the winter to determine which vehicles can withstand New England's winter. The vehicles that are given a Winter Vehicle honor have the perfect combination of winter-specific amenities as well as are safe, provide a comfortable ride and are equipped for all-weather driving.

 

Some features of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe include rear parking assistance, blind spot detection, anti-lock braking system, seven airbags, all-wheel drive, and a vehicle stability management system just to name a few. The Santa Fe is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine and has towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

 

If you are interested in an excellent crossover vehicle for you and your family, try the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs provides clients with new and pre-owned vehicles that are reasonably priced. To get more information about our inventory, feel free to contact us or visit our dealership.


Mavericks "Family 4 Pack" Ticket Giveaway

  

March 21, 2014 - Are you a hockey lover? Do you want to go to a Mavericks game? Enter our ticket giveaway!

 

Starting Monday, March 24, fans will have the opportunity to participate in a Mavericks ticket giveaway. The team at McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs will be giving away 200 Mavericks Hockey play-off game tickets for games played on April 4 and April 6; the tickets will be given away in "Family 4 Packs."

 

To enter the ticket giveaway, participants must "Like" the McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs Facebook page and provided a valid email address. The first 50 entries will win the tickets and receive a promo code via email to redeem the tickets on a first come first serve basis. This promotion will run through April 1.

 

To get more information regarding the Terms & Conditions for our ticket giveaway, feel free to visit our Facebook page or contact the professionals at McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs.


Vehicle Preview: 2015 Hyundai Sonata 

 

March 17, 2014 - Schedule to be unveiled at the New York Auto Show next month, the all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata has been spotted and photographed undisguised.

 

A South Korean website published images of the 2015 Sonata without a trace of camouflage, and a Korean car Blog followed the leak with a post stating that this newly redesigned sedan has a 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI engine that produces 274 horsepower with an all-new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

 

Although consumers won't know for sure if the all-new Hyundai Sonata in fact has these features, from the images consumers can see that it has a strong design. This new sedan has a new headlamp design that compliments the prominent, strong grille, and a "cleaner, straighter" hood and body.

 

Interested in purchasing a Hyundai Sonata? We are the perfect place for you. At McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs, we offer a variety of new and used vehicles, exceptional repairs at our service center, and have a knowledgeable finance team that will help you find the best financing option for your budget. Stop by today for a test drive!


Two Hyundai Models Honored by The Car Book

 

March 13, 2014 - Hyundai had two models named in the 34th edition of The Car Book as "BEST BETS," the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Sonata. The Car Book is America's original consumer car buying guide.

 

This marks the fourth year consecutively that the Hyundai Sonata has received this honor.  All of the vehicles chosen as a "BEST BET" ranked highly in nine Car Book categories: crash tests, customer complaints, fuel economy, insurance costs, preventative maintenance, repair costs, rollover, safety features, and warranty.

 

"Hyundai continues to exceed customer expectations in terms of build quality and standard features. By offering vehicles that respond to the safety and performance needs of today's consumers, Hyundai continues to make a significant contribution to improving the market choices for the American car buyer," said Jack Gillis, author, The Car Book.

 

McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs provides clients with affordable and reliable vehicles. Whether you are searching for a sedan or CUV, we have you covered. If you are interested in the 2014 Santa Fe Sport or Sonata, feel free to stop by our Blue Springs dealership today!


Word of Mouth Marketing Association Honors Hyundai 


February 14, 2014 - Hyundai recently was given the second-ever Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), Driving Engagement Award at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Due to The Walking Dead Chop Shop campaign, the automaker was chosen for the most innovative social media campaign of 2013.

 

There were two other automotive manufacturers that were up for the Driving Engagement award that Hyundai beat out. Honda was in the running for their Project Drive-In campaign, and Jaguar was considered for their #MyTurnToJag campaign. 

 

"Our judges were blown away by the creativity, originality, and execution of Hyundai's Walking Dead Chop Shop. It allowed for maximum fan participation online, and it was a great experiential marketing element at Comic Con and other events. By continuing to engage fans with fun, effective marketing tactics like this, Hyundai will not only survive the Zombie apocalypse, they will definitely thrive in the industry," said Suzanne Fanning, President of WOMMA.

 

Want to learn more about Hyundai vehicles? McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs is an excellent place to start. We provide clients with new and used vehicles at competitive rates with various financing options. Feel free to stop by anytime to take a look at our inventory.


Introducing the Hyundai Veloster RE: FLEX

February 11, 2014 - At the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai Motor America unveiled the newest member of the Veloster lineup, the RE: FLEX Edition. This all-new Veloster RE: FLEX will be available early this spring with a limited production of 3,000 units.

 

"Veloster RE: FLEX Edition builds on the success of the 2013 Veloster RE: MIX Edition. Veloster customers desire limited-edition models with even sportier styling, unique features and exclusive colors that allow them to stand out from the crowd, and that is exactly what RE:FLEX Edition delivers," said Scott Margason, director, product planning.

 

Some of the Veloster RE: FLEX's features include black or red full leather seats, projector headlights with LED headlight accents, LED taillights, illuminated door sills, 18-inch alloy wheels with a PVD chrome finish, chrome hood accents, chrome door handles and RE:FLEX badging on the exterior and floor mats.

 

Additional features that come as standard equipment are front fog lights, piano black interior accents, a 450-watt Dimension premium audio system with eight speakers including a subwoofer, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, alloy pedals and an automatic up driver's window.

 

To get more information regarding what Hyundai has to offer, stop by McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs. We have an inventory full of affordable new and used vehicles.

 
Hyundai Santa Fe Receives 2014 Drivers' Choice Award from Motorweek

February 7, 2014 --  The popular Hyundai Santa Fe has been racking up accolade after accolade, and the next one? The 2014 Motorweek Drivers' Choice Award!

The Santa Fe won the award for the "Best Large Utility" for 2014. Motorweek has given out its Drivers' Choice Awards every year since it began in 1983. This year's awards were given out at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

"The Santa Fe hits all the large family utility hot buttons and then some," said MotorWeek editorial staff. "There are tons of standard features, an eye pleasing design, and even above average comfort in the third-row."

The Hyundai Santa Fe has been a hit with drivers everywhere since its inception.

"Since the launch of the all-new Santa Fe , the vehicle has earned countless accolades for its performance, sleek styling and advanced technology offerings," said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. "This award further demonstrates Hyundai's proven success in the highly competitive CUV/SUV segment - it's an honor to be recognized by one of the most trusted names in automotive media."

Want to know more about the Hyundai Santa Fe? All you have to do is visit McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs, where you'll find an experienced staff of automotive professionals who can share details about the entire lineup of Hyundai vehicles!




Kelley Blue Book Honors Hyundai Veloster Turbo with Ownership Award

February 5, 2014 --  Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com recently gave out its annual "5-Year Cost to Own Awards," and the sporty Hyundai Veloster Turbo was a winner!

The Veloster Turbo was the recipient of the "5-Year Cost to Own Award" in the category of Sporty Compact Cars, beating out several other vehicles in the segment. 

"The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards are based on Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars, and honor the vehicles and brands, both luxury and non-luxury, with the lowest projected ownership costs over the initial five-year ownership period," said Dan Ingle, vice president of vehicle evaluations for Kelley Blue Book. "The Veloster Turbo's impressive fuel economy and low depreciation, coupled with Hyundai's 10-year, 100,000 mile warranty, make it an excellent choice for those looking for a fun, compact sports car."

Kelley Blue Book will present the award to the Hyundai Veloster Turbo at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show on February 6, 2014.

Want more information about the Hyundai Veloster Turbo? Just stop by McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs today to find out everything you need to know about our selection of new Hyundai vehicles, used Hyundai vehicles and more!



Hyundai Announces Impressive January Sales

February 4, 2014 --  The year is off to a great start for Hyundai! Hyundai Motor America recently released its January sales numbers, and was able to report record January sales!

Several different models in the Hyundai lineup saw sales increases during the month of January. Sales of the Hyundai Accent were up 21 percent year-over-year, with 4,240 units sold. The Hyunda Elantra, ever-popular, increased its sales by 26 percent for a total of 15,326 in January. The Hyundai Santa Fe's sales improved year-over-year as well, up 12 percent for a total of 6,721.

Even Certified Pre-Owned Hyundai vehicles saw a sales increase during the month of January, improving 31 percent for the month.

"While year-over-year sales were up slightly, January was a bit of a challenge due to weather issues across the country, making us wonder how many more units we could have sold," said Bob Pradzinski, vice president, national sales. "Even with our Alabama plant shutting down production of Elantra and Sonata for a couple of days, due to a winter snow storm that crippled Montgomery, our dealers are well stocked with a full lineup of vehicles ready to support customer demand."

Want to learn more about the vehicles in the stylish Hyundai lineup that are impressing drivers all across the country? Just stop by McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs today to find our expansive selection of Hyundai vehicles!




Johnny Galecki Stars in Hyundai Elantra Super Bowl Ad

January 28, 2014 --  The Super Bowl is always a great chance to see the latest ads from automakers like Hyundai. This year's game will feature a spot for the Hyundai Elantra that features popular CBS show "The Big Bang Theory" actor Johnny Galecki!

The 30-second spot is called "Nice," and shows Galecki driving a Hyundai Elantra when a beautiful woman pulls up beside him in the same model. After that, hilarity ensues. 

"I've always loved Super Bowl ads - the commercials during the game are always the highlight for me," said Galecki. "In this Hyundai spot, there's a car chase, there's explosions, and even a car jump - it's exciting, cinematic and filled with humor. I can't wait for everyone to see it!"

The Hyundai Elantra ad starring Galecki won't be the only appearance that a Hyundai model will make at Super Bowl XLVIII. An ad titled "Dad's Sixth Sense" highlights the popular Hyundai Genesis and will also air during the big game.

Drivers who want to learn more about the Hyundai Elantra can visit McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs today! Super Bowl XLVIII will take place on Sunday, February 2.



Hyundai Santa Fe Earns "Family Car of the Year" Title

January 22, 2014 --  Families have different needs when it comes to car-buying. They might be looking specifically for a roomy interior, or the latest and greatest safety features, or the most fuel efficient vehicle. Family drivers must do a lot of research before choosing a vehicle, and that's why Cars.com selects its Family Car of the Year each year.

This year, the winner of the title of "Family Car of the Year" was none other than the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe!

"The new Santa Fe lineup reinvents the way we think about family vehicles, offering kids and parents an optimal driver and passenger experience," said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. "The 2014 model delivers premium technology and safety features like Blind Spot Detection and rear parking assistance while still offering a suite of amenities the entire family can enjoy. It's the perfect CUV for the modern day family on the go and we're pleased the Cars.com editors recognized that."

Cars.com editors noted a number of aspects of the Santa Fe utility vehicle as reasons for it winning the title, including its spaciousness, fuel economy, affordable price and more.

"With loads of high-tech and luxurious features packed in at a very competitive price, it would be hard for financially-savvy and tech-appreciative families to pass over the Santa Fe Sport," said Kristin Varela, Cars.com's Chief Mom. "Our team of editors took note and voted this small crossover right to the top."

Drivers who are interested in finding out more about the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe can stop by McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs today!





Want FREE Tickets to a Missouri Mavericks Game?

January 7, 2014 --  Calling all Missouri Mavericks fans! Do you want free tickets to see your favorite hockey team play? All you have to do is schedule a service appointment at the McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs service department!

With this limited time offer, you'll get a Family 4-Pack of tickets to a Missouri Mavericks game when you bring your vehicle in for a service appointment while supplies last. It's the perfect excuse to bring your vehicle in for the repairs you've been putting off or the routine maintenance you're overdue for, and you'll get free tickets for your whole family-- a pretty sweet deal!

If you've never been to a Missouri Mavericks game, then you owe it to yourself to come out for a great time. If you've never taken your vehicle into the McCarthy Hyundai service department, then you owe it to your vehicle! Our expert professionals are highly-trained in all aspects of maintenance and service, and can help you keep your vehicle in great shape.

You can get more details on the McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs Facebook page today, but the offer expires on February 1, 2014, so make sure you don't miss out on a fun time for the whole family at a Mavericks game!




2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Wins Good Design Award

January 6, 2014 --  The Hyundai Santa Fe, a stylish and innovative vehicle, recently won a GOOD DESIGN? Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies! The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe was recognized in the transportation segment for its forward design elements and vibrant character lines.

Each year, the Good Design Awards showcase accomplishments of the best industrial and graphic designers and world manufactures for their search of remarkable design quality. In order to determine the winners for 2013, an international panel of design experts judged the competitors based on a number of factors.

"Hyundai prides itself on pushing the envelope in regards to style and design," said Chris Chapman, chief designer, Hyundai Design Center. "With the 2013 Santa Fe, we wanted the vehicle to be a functional, mobile sculpture and receiving the 2013 GOOD DESIGN Award for transportation acknowledges this design achievement."

The Santa Fe stood out for a variety of reasons, including its design concept known as "Storm Edge," which encapsulates the robust and dynamic images created by nature during the beginning of a storm.

Interested in learning more about the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe? Stop by McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs for more information on all available Hyundai vehicles in Blue Springs!



Hyundai Sales Rise During Month of December

January 3, 2014 --  The sales figures for the month of December were recently announced by Hyundai, and the news was good-- Hyundai sales rose six percent during the last month!

During December, Hyundai sold 63,005 vehicles in the U.S., a six percent improvement over the same period during 2012. The boost at the year's end led Hyundai to set a record for the number of vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2013, with 720,783 units sold in that time period!

The impressive sales posted by Hyundai were thanks to a number of different popular vehicles in the lineup, but particularly due to the extreme popularity of the Hyundai Elantra sedan as well as the Hyundai Santa Fe SUV. 

Want to find out what's new in the Hyundai lineup? The friendly staff at McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs is always here to help. Just visit our dealership, serving the entire St. Louis area and located in Blue Springs, MO, today!




Hyundai Lowers Starting Price on All-New 2014 Azera

December 23, 2013 --  Drivers interested in the 2014 Hyundai Azera are in luck, because Hyundai announced that the starting price on the sedan will be lowered to $31,000!

Sales of the Azera rose 34 percent this year, indicating that drivers everywhere are impressed with the sedan's comfort, styling and driving experience. With the 2014 model year Azera, drivers will have more to be impressed about than ever before, as Hyundai has added even more features.

The entry-level version of the 2014 Azera comes with a new 6-inch color LCD audio display, a rear-view backup camera, a driver blind-spot monitor and even three years of Hyundai's Assurance Connected Care services! The exterior styling of the Azera is based on Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture design style, and features sleek lines. On the interior, Hyundai has improved the comfort and convenience available to drivers and passengers alike with and an upscale look and feel, as well as features like standard heated front seats, dual automatic temperature control, second row air vents and more.

Interested in finding out more about the all-new exciting 2014 Hyundai Azera? Stop by McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs, where you'll find Hyundai vehicles of all types available to test drive. We serve the Blue Springs area as well as St. Louis and surrounding communities, so stop by today!



Hyundai Elantra Scores Spot on List of World's Most Popular Cars

December 23, 2013 --  Forbes recently published a list of the best-selling cars in the world for 2013, and we're happy to announce that the Hyundai Elantra was a part of that list! In fact, the Elantra was one of the vehicles in the top five!

The Elantra scored the No. 4 spot on the list, edging out a number of its competitors. This proves that drivers the world over have fallen in love with the Elantra's superior styling, comfort, driving experience and much more.

About the popular Hyundai Elantra, Forbes editors remarked, "Hyundai of Korea has become a major contender in the global industry thanks to cars like the sporty Elantra (sold as the Avante in its home market). Together, 2013 sales are expected to be about 866,000, up 11 percent from 2012."

Customers who are interested in finding out more about the all-new Hyundai Elantra, or any of the other vehicles in the Hyundai lineup, can stop by McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs today!




Hyundai to Unveil New Intrado Fuel-Cell Concept at 2014 Geneva Motor Show

December 12, 2013 --  Hyundai, a leading innovator in the automotive industry, recently announced plans to unveil the brand-new Intrado fuel-cell concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show! 

The Intrado is designed around a very lightweight structure and is comprised of a combination of sophisticated materials. Hyundai recently stated that the ground-breaking method used to create the concept could potentially change the way vehicles are designed in the future. 

"Hyundai Intrado envisages a motoring future that encapsulates the efficiency and freedom associated with flying," said Peter Schreyer, president and chief designer of Hyundai, in a statement. "Intrado shows that future cars can be relevant and exciting."
The Intrado will be introduced in March at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

Customers in the Blue Springs area, who are interested in learning more about all available Hyundai vehicles, are invited to stop by McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today!


CarMD Names Hyundai Most Reliable Manufacturer in Annual Vehicle Health Index Report

December 6, 2013 -- The 2013 CarMD Vehicle Health Index Manufacturer & Vehicle Reliability Ranking recently named Hyundai the Most Reliable Manufacturer! This report provides a scoring of vehicles and manufacturers with the lowest collective "check engine" repair occurrences and costs.

With the lowest index score of all parent manufacturers examined as well as the lowest overall repair cost, Hyundai achieved a rating of .80 with an average repair cost of $312.87. A strong commitment to quality and efforts to lessen vehicle operating costs played a part in Hyundai winning this title.

In order to properly determine the rankings, CarMD reviewed data that applied to over 119 million vehicles. Additionally, the index rankings are based on over 151,000 specific repairs performed on model year 2003 to 2013 vehicles from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.

For more information on all vehicles in the Hyundai lineup, stop by McCarthy Blue Springs Hyundai today!



Hyundai Sets November Sales Record

December 3, 2013 -- Hyundai recently announced that the automaker's sales last month set a new November record with 56,005 units sold, up 5 percent, according to Hyundai CEO John Krafcik.

A number of popular and exciting Hyundai vehicles contributed to the record-setting November. Sales of the recently redesigned Hyundai Santa Fe were up an impressive 43 percent, proving that drivers crave its blend of spaciousness, comfort, style and performance.

Sales of the Hyundai Accent sedan were also up, rising 42 percent in November. The Hyundai Elantra got in on the action as well, rising 5 percent during the month of November. 

It's been a good year for Hyundai, and that's thanks to the automaker's lineup of vehicles that are ideal for drivers of all kinds. Whether you're in the market for a sporty sedan, a rugged SUV or anything in between, you'll find the vehicle you're looking for in the Hyundai lineup.

Want to find out more about the full line up of new Hyundai vehicles and used Hyundai vehicles available at McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs? Simply visit our showroom, where a skilled staff can show you each and every Hyundai on our lot. 




"The Walking Dead" Special Edition Hyundai Tucson Introduced at LA Auto Show

November 21, 2013 -- The Los Angeles Auto Show this week features vehicles that would be great to have in all sorts of circumstances-- including the zombie apocalypse!

Hyundai debuted their Special Edition Tucson inspired by the popular AMC show "The Walking Dead" at the auto show. It has a stylish exterior, with an Ash Black color and roof rack cross rails for hauling around survival gear. It's an AWD vehicle for all the rugged driving that might be necessary in a survival circumstance, and includes a custom Zombie Survival Kit inside that features a "Walking Dead" 72-hour survivalist backpack and a "Walking Dead" Tucson Quick Reference Guide.

"The Walking Dead Special Edition Tucson represents a chance for loyal fans to show their enthusiasm for the graphic novel series," said Christine Jew, Tucson product planner. "The Tucson is versatile, responsive and fuel-efficient, allowing just enough room for those wisely-chosen passengers and supplies needed in the event of a zombie apocalypse or any survival scenario."

Beginning next year, the "Walking Dead" Special Edition Hyundai Tucson will be available in limited quantities in dealerships.

Want to find out more about the Special Edition Tucson? Stop by McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs to find out more about how it can help you survive in a barren, zombie-infested wasteland-- or anywhere else!



Hyundai Scores Big in Total Value Awards

November 19, 2013 -- Strategic Vision recently released the results of their annual Total Value Awards, and for the first time, Hyundai came out on top! Hyundai ranked No. 1 in the automotive industry in the study.

Not only that, but four different models of popular Hyundai vehicles were ranked first in their respective segments. For the Midsize Cars segment, the Hyundai Sonata tied for first place. The top award for the Premium Coupe category went to the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, while the Hyundai Elantra tied for the highest score in the Small Cars category. Lastly, the Hyundai Equus won for the Luxury Car category. 

In fact, the Hyundai Equus made an even bigger splash, scoring the highest out of every other vehicle in the industry with a score of 804!

Each year, Strategic Vision honors auto brands and models with Total Value Awards based on the buyer's complete ownership experience. That Hyundai ranks so highly, both as a brand and in the individual vehicle awards, is a testament to the brand's commitment to quality vehicles as well as customer satisfaction.

Hyundai vehicles are excellent choices for drivers of all kinds. Whether you're in the market for a brand new Hyundai Elantra, a used Hyundai Sonata GLS Sedan, or any other model of stylish and comfortable Hyundai car, you'll find it at McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs! Stop by our Hyundai dealership in Blue Springs, MO, today to find an incredible selection of Hyundai vehicles. 




2014 Hyundai Genesis Offers Improved Connectivity & More

November 11, 2013 -- Drivers of the new and updated 2014 Hyundai Genesis will be impressed with all that it has to offer. The 2014 Genesis offers a number of upgrades and improvements, including 

The Hyundai Assurance Connected Care telematics services that were added to the Genesis for the 2013 model are now standard for three years on all 2014 Genesis models that are equipped with Blue Link.

Powered by Blue Link Telematics System, the Assurance Connected Care services provide drivers with proactive safety features and car care services alike. Drivers benefit from Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and so much more. 

Want to learn more about the telematics services you'll enjoy when you drive your new 2014 Hyundai Genesis sedan? Just visit McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today!



VIDEOS: Hyundai Concepts at Las Vegas SEMA Show

November 7, 2013 -- Can't be at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas? You can still take a look at a few of the exciting Hyundai concepts that will be showcased there. 

Hyundai recently released a few videos of their concepts in action. You can watch the Bisimoto Genesis Coupe, the ARK Legato Genesis Coupe and the JPE Genesis Coupe in motion and see what all the excitement is about today!

VIDEOS:

Bisimoto Genesis Coupe:

ARK Legato Genesis Coupe:

JPE Genesis Coupe:

Interested in learning more about the innovative new concepts that Hyundai has on display at the SEMA Show, or any of the advanced vehicles in the current Hyundai lineup? You can stop by McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today to find high-quality and affordable vehicles and incredible service!




Hyundai Previews 2015 Genesis Design Direction

October 31, 2013 -- The new 2015 Hyundai Genesis is getting a little bit of a makeover, and Hyundai recently offered a preview of its design and styling!

The new look of the Genesis is sleek and exciting, with a low, vertical grille and roofline that enthusiasts who remember the HCD-14 Genesis concept from the 2013 North American International Auto Show will find familiar. The styling of the new sedan comes from Hyundai's "Fluidic Sculpture 2.0" styling ethos.

The 2015 Genesis will feature improvements to many different aspects of the car, including its safety systems, interior comfort, power, performance, driving experience and much more. According to Hyundai, this version of the popular Genesis will arrive in the U.S. as a 2015 model next year.

Interested in learning more about the upcoming 2015 Hyundai Genesis? You can, when you visit McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs! Just stop by our dealership today to find incredible deals on Hyundai vehicles, along with an expert staff that can answer all your questions!



Unique Hyundai Veloster to Be Showcased at SEMA Show

October 24, 2013 -- The upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas will feature a number of exciting concepts and technologies from automakers around the world. One of them? The most powerful street-focused Hyundai Veloster of all time.

The upgraded Veloster on display at the SEMA show is a collaboration with Fox Marketing Cars. Attendees will notice many upgraded parts and features on the Veloster, including:

  • A 1.6-liter four-cylinder direct-injected turbocharged engine that comes with an 845 Motorsports Turbo upgrade, BorgWarnerr EFR Turbo, front mounted intercooler and water/methanol injection system
  • A custom ECU tune from Seoulful Racing
  • A performance strut brace
  • Chassis bracing
  • Fully-adjustable ARK Performance coil-over suspension
  • Street Pro LE seats
  • Takata Drift III four-point harnesses
The Veloster will have a unique appearance, pointed with a hand mixed color-- R-M Oynx HD Waterborne SkyAqua Pearl.

Interested in learning more about the Hyundai Veloster debuting at the SEMA show, or any of the vehicles currently in Hyundai's lineup? Just visit us at McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today!



Redesigned Hyundai Genesis to Feature Optional All-Wheel-Drive System

October 22, 2013 -- Hyundai recently announced that the all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis will offer drivers a number of new features, including the option of an all-wheel-drive system called HTRAC!

The all-wheel-drive system is currently unique the the Genesis, but Hyundai revealed that it hopes to include the system on future models as well. It's an option that aims to make the 2015 Genesis more attractive to car-shoppers in the northern regions of the country, where an all-wheel-drive system can provide added stability when roads are slick.

"Hyundai Motor's HTRAC system has secured best-in-class durability and driving performance through strict tests carried out in various locations worldwide, including the famed Nurburgring in Germany, the Yeongam F1 circuit in Korea and in severe winter tests in Europe," said Woong-Chul, vice chairman and head of Hyundai Motor Group's R&D Center. "We expect our customers to feel world-class safety and driving performance in the all-new Genesis equipped with the HTRAC system."

Want to learn more about the upcoming 2015 Hyundai Genesis? Interested in test driving a Hyundai in Blue Springs today? Just visit McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today to find an expansive selection of Hyundai vehicles! 



Hyundai Reveals Pricing Details on 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

October 9, 2013 -- Excited about the upcoming 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport? If you are, you're in luck, as more details are revealed by Hyundai-- like the price!

Hyundai recently announced the pricing details for the Santa Fe Sport. The base model will start at $25,605, which includes an $855 destination charge. The midlevel Santa Fe Sport 2.0T will start at $31,305, while the top of the line Santa Fe Sport 2.0T will start at $33,055, and will feature a luxurious saddle interior and all-wheel drive.

New features for the new model year include an optional blind spot detection system, as well as a rear parking assistance program that's available on technology packages. The 2.0T Technology Package is priced at $4,350.

Looking to learn more about the all-new 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport at car dealerships in Blue Springs, MO? Then McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs is your best bet! Just stop by our showroom today to learn more about the Santa Fe Sport, or any other vehicle in the expansive Hyundai lineup!



Hyundai Has Second Best Sales September Ever

October 7, 2013 -- Hyundai recently announced their sales figures for the month of September-- the automaker sold 55,102 units in the U.S. during last month, for the company's second-best September ever!

A number of different Hyundai models saw sales success last month. It was the best-ever September for the popular Hyundai Elantra, which was up 8 percent. Sales of the Hyundai Accent were up 16 percent. The Hyundai Azera saw a sales increase of 67 percent for its best September ever, and the Hyundai Equus rose in sales 16 percent.

Hyundai has high hopes for the future, as well. "With significantly updated 2014 versions of Tucson, Santa Fe and Sonata arriving in retail stores this week, we're looking forward to replenishing the remaining holes in our dealer stock and meeting consumer demand for these key models in the strong crossover and mid-size segments," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of national sales.

Customers who are interested in learning more about the entire Hyundai lineup can stop by McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today! 



SEMA Show to Feature Hyundai "Yellowcake" Veloster Turbo

October 1, 2013 -- The 1,000 horsepower Hyundai Genesis Coupe won't be the only exciting Hyundai model to be shown off at this year's SEMA show. The automaker has also partnered with the EGR Group to debut a custom EGR Night Racer Hyundai Veloster Turbo concept at the 2013 show!

The concept racer is designed for time attack races held at night racing circuits, and features a unique shade of bright yellow paint. The color was custom-developed for this vehicle by a partnership between the EGR Group and PPG and Barry's Speed Shop. The color has been dubbed "Yellowcake."

Completing the look of the exciting night racer is a Wurton roof-mounted LED light bar and custom-made ONEighty headlights.

"Veloster Turbo provides an ideal tuning platform for enthusiasts who want to modify their cars," said Mike O'Brien, vice president, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. "EGR created a very special night-focused time attack car that perfectly showcases Veloster Turbo's inherently sporty DNA."

The 2013 SEMA show takes place in Las Vegas November 5-8.

Interested in learning more about the concept vehicles Hyundai has coming to this year's SEMA show? Just visit McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs to find out more today!



Hyundai to Debut 1,000 Horsepower Genesis Coupe at 2013 SEMA Show

September 23, 2013 -- The 2013 SEMA show will feature a number of exciting vehicles and concepts, including a 1,000 horsepower Hyundai Genesis Coupe!

Hyundai is partnering up with Bisimoto Engineering once again to create the powerful coupe, which will feature a turbocharged Hyundai-factory-based 3.8-liter V6 engine. 

"The key to producing reliable, high-horsepower engines goes well beyond the design, engineering and fabrication of performance parts. The core powerplant must be strong enough to withstand advanced modifications," said Bisi Ezerioha, owner of Bisimoto Engineering. "The Genesis Coupe 3.8-liter Lambda engine is a thoroughly robust powerplant, and Bisimoto Engineering is excited to develop it to its full potential for the rigors of competitive motorsport."

In addition to a powerful engine, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe will feature a custom Electric Blue exterior color, a Denmatic design graphics package, Carbon Fiber decklid and more.

The 2013 SEMA show will take place in Las Vegas.

Interested in finding out more about the Hyundai and Bisimoto Engineering partnership, or the 1,000 horsepower Genesis Coupe? Just stop by McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs MO, today! At our Blue Springs Hyundai dealership, you'll find an incredible selection of Hyundai vehicles for you to take for a test drive!



Hyundai Experiences Record August Sales

September 13, 2013 -- August was a good month for Hyundai! The automaker saw sales rise for its best August in company history, on the success of a number of different models.

The Hyundai Equus saw sales rise a full 47 percent, while sales of the Hyundai Genesis were up 30 percent. The premium models weren't the only ones to see impressive sales increases during August, though-- sales of the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe were up 79 percent, and the Hyundai Elantra rose 37 percent in sales!

"You always hear about the strong summer selling months but it's still particularly gratifying to experience it first hand, as we did in August, leveraging high consumer demand with a great lineup of products to continue our string of record- breaking volume months," said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of national sales. "We have good momentum, innovative marketing and incentive support, excellent inventory balance, and a steadily improving economic climate so we feel pretty bullish about the final four-month home stretch of 2013."

Customers who would like to view the full Hyundai lineup for themselves can visit McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today! 



AAA Names Hyundai Sonata a Top Vehicle for Growing Families

September 10, 2013 -- If you have ever driven a Hyundai Sonata, you know how comfortable, spacious and stylish the sedan is. Well, so does AAA!

AAA recently named the Hyundai Sonata among its 2013 Top Vehicles for Growing Families list! The list consists of vehicles that are perfect for families who simply require more roominess, more convenience features, more advanced safety features and more. 

The organization noted the Hyundai Sonata's design, technology, reliability, price, and much more, when it selected it for the list. 

"A low price in no way diminishes this car's appeal and performance," said David Bennett, manager, AAA Auto Buying Programs. "The Sonata comes equipped with everything the growing family needs in a vehicle: a spacious interior, a comfortable ride and agile handling, and a powertrain that is both powerful and efficient."

Interested in learning more about the Hyundai Sonata, or finding out more about any of the other new or pre-owned Hyundai vehicles at your local Blue Springs Hyundai dealer? Just visit McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today! 



Hyundai Plans to Advertise During Super Bowl XLVIII

September 5, 2013 -- Do you spend all of football season looking forward to the Super Bowl ads? Hyundai understands, and that's why the automaker has announced that it will be advertising during Super Bowl XLVIII with two in-game TV spots!

This is the seventh consecutive year that Hyundai will have ad space during the Big Game, this season's edition of which will take place on February 2, 2014. 

"The Super Bowl is the ultimate stage for showcasing the Hyundai brand and our vehicles," said Steve Shannon, vice president, Marketing, Hyundai Motor America. "We look forward to being a part of advertising's biggest day again and we can't wait to show off our new ads and industry-leading products."

Be sure to tune in during the Big Game in February to see what Hyundai has to offer!

If you can't wait until the Super Bowl to check out the latest Hyundai vehicles, you're in luck. You can stop by your local Missouri Hyundai dealer today to test drive a the Hyundai of your dreams! Visit our Missouri Hyundai dealer in Blue Springs today for the best deals on a Hyundai vehicle, incredible service, great financing and more!




Hyundai Announces College Football Program Partnerships

September 3, 2013 -- Are you a college football fan? If you are, then you're probably pretty excited that the season has begun. Well, so is Hyundai!

The automaker recently announced another partnership with 25 different college football programs for the third year in a row! With this partnership, Hyundai will be hosting a number of on-site events at college football stadiums throughout the football season, called The Hyundai Fieldhouse. At these exciting events, fans will have the opportunity to watch games, win prizes and check out the lineup of Hyundai vehicles.

Fans will also catch a glimpse of the "Ultimate Tailgate Vehicle," a 2013 Santa Fe that's perfect for tailgating, and have the opportunity to enter to win a 2013 Hyundai Veloster!

"Maintaining our involvement with these legendary programs allows us to combine the passion of college football fans with Hyundai's pursuit of excellence and outstanding customer loyalty," said Steve Shannon, vice president, Marketing, Hyundai Motor America. "We are able to expose fans to Hyundai's lineup and continue our tradition of being part of the nation's highest-profile sporting events."

Interested in learning more about what you can expect from the Hyundai Fieldhouse, or any of Hyundai's other new endeavors? Just stop by McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs, your source for Hyundai cars in Missouri, today!



2013 Hyundai Equus Wins Ideal Vehicle Award

August 22, 2013 -- AutoPacific recently gave out the 2013 Ideal Vehicle Awards, and the Hyundai Equus was among the winners!

The 2013 Equus was named the Most Ideal Luxury Car by the awards, beating out a tough competition. 

To determine the winners of the 2013 Ideal Vehicle Awards, AutoPacific surveyed more than 52,000 drivers about how their new vehicles met their expectations during the initial 90-day period of ownership. The Hyundai Equus scored highly with consumers across many different metrics, including exterior styling, comfort, performance and much more.

"Having the Hyundai Equus win the overall Luxury Car category in AutoPacific's 2013 Ideal Vehicle Awards is a testament to the hard work and dedication that has gone into not only the Equus but Hyundai's entire vehicle lineup," said Mike O'Brien, vice president product planning, Hyundai Motor America.

When you're shopping for a Hyundai in Missouri, McCarthy Hyundai is your source. Visit our Blue Springs showroom to find the best selection of Hyundai in Missouri for you to test drive today!



SiriusXM and Hyundai to Offer More Infotainment for Drivers

August 16, 2013 -- SiriusXM has been a partner of Hyundai for a long time, and now thanks to an acquisition of a connected vehicle unit, the pair can offer drivers more infotainment on Hyundai vehicles!

Since 2008, Hyundai has utilized SiriusXM to offer satellite radio on all vehicles in the Hyundai lineup. Now that SiriusXM has acquired Agero, a connected vehicle services company, they will be able to offer even more great features to drivers of Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs.

"Our multichannel commitment to vehicle connectivity also includes Hyundai Blue Link, our telematics system that powers Assurance Connected Care. Now falling under one management umbrella, it ensures Hyundai consumers have access to the best and easiest-to-use technology available. This acquisition will continue to help us maintain our leadership position in connected car solutions and delight our customers who are seeking seamless technology integration in their vehicles," said Mike O'Brien, vice president, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America.

In the market for a Kansas City Hyundai? The friendly staff at McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs can help you find what you're looking for! Our Kansas City Hyundai dealership features a vast selection of new and used Hyundai vehicles, so stop by our showroom today for a test drive!



2013 Hyundai Elantra Earns Top Safety Pick+ Distinction

August 12, 2013 -- Further confirming Hyundai's commitment to safety, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra recently received the Top Safety Pick+ distinction from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, the highest distinction offered! 

Only six small cars received the Top Safety Pick+ distinction from the IIHS this year, including the Elantra sedan.

When the IIHS tests vehicles for safety, the vehicles must go through a number of rigorous tests including moderate overlap front crash, small overlap front crash, side impact and rollover, as well as evaluates seat/head restraints. Vehicles can only receive the Top Safety Pick+ honor if they score "Good" ratings in four out of five tests, an "Acceptable" or "Good" in the fifth test, and an "Acceptable" or "Good" in the small overlap test.

"Good side curtain airbag coverage in the Elantra helped the car earn an acceptable rating in the small overlap front test," said David Zuby, chief research officer, IIHS. "Having six small cars qualify for the Institute's highest safety award broadens the choices for consumers looking to buy a small car."

If you're looking for a Kansas City Hyundai dealership where you can find the 2013 Hyundai Elantra and many other Hyundai vehicles, then visit McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs  You'll find an expansive selection of Hyundai vehicles along with great service and professional staff members at our Kansas City Hyundai dealership!



Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Makes List of Best SUVs Under $25,000

August 5, 2013 -- They're spacious, they're comfortable and they offer powerful performance and style. Everyone loves an SUV! And for those who are in the market for one, choosing can be a challenge.

That's why Kelley Blue Book put together a list of the 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000. These utility vehicles are not only great vehicles; they're also great values. The list included vehicles from a number of different automakers, and among them? The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

The Santa Fe Sport is a popular choice for drivers of all kinds, offering amenities and features galore combined with a roomy interior and a great ride.

About the 2013 Santa Fe Sport, Kelley Blue Book editors noted:

"Hyundai went for handsome, feature-rich and comfy in its new 3-row Santa Fe as well as its 2-row, 5-passenger little brother, the Santa Fe Sport. While not flashy, the Santa Fe Sport houses a nicely turned-out interior -- for people and cargo -- in a roomy body that's more elegant than any Hyundai SUV before it."

Interested in learning more about the popular 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport? Just visit McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today to find your next Hyundai in Kansas City today!



Hyundai and 'The Walking Dead' Partner on App

August 1, 2013 -- If you saw Hyundai's 2013 Veloster Zombie Survival Machine at San Diego Comic-Con or online and thought, 'I could do better,' then you're in luck. Hyundai and AMC's The Walking Dead recently partnered on an app that will allow you to try your hand at designing a vehicle that could get you through a zombie apocalypse unscathed.

The Walking Dead Chop Shop app is currently available for iPhones and iPads, and lets users use custom-designed features and tools to configure their own Hyundai survival machine. Users can choose between a Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Veloster Turbo or Hyundai Santa Fe base for their vehicle, and can add on accessories, share their designs and more. 

The best part? The best design will be selected to be made into a real-life survival machine to debut at New York Comic-Con in October of this year. 

Interested in learning more about the app, or finding a Nissan in Blue Springs, Missouri? You can visit McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs to meet with our expert staff, get excellent automotive service and find your next Nissan in Blue Springs today!



2013 Hyundai Sonata Popular with Reviewers and Drivers Alike

July 29, 2013 -- The reviews are in on the 2013 Hyundai Sonata, and the consensus is in favor of the popular sedan.

Kelley Blue Book comments on the Sonata's great price: "Good looks and newfound popularity haven't gone to the Hyundai Sonata's head, as it remains a great value. The 2013 Hyundai Sonata starts at $21,790 and tops out in the low $30,000 neighborhood for a fully loaded hybrid or turbo model."

The Associated Press called out the Sonata's luxurious and comfortable interior: "The Sonata's interior, including shaped front seats, deftly combines modern tastes with practical, easy-to-use buttons and knobs without making it seem like an older person's car. Simply, both older and younger families will find much to like in the Sonata."

The 2013 Sonata is even a recommended buy according to Consumer Reports magazine. 

Drivers and reviewers all over the country are discovering the luxuriousness, impressive performance, comfort, style and more in the 2013 Sonata.

Interested in learning more about the all-new 2013 Hyundai Sonata? Just visit McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today for all the details you need!



This Weekend at Comic-Con: The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival Machine

July 19, 2013 -- San Diego Comic-Con is the perfect place for brands and media organizations to debut their nerdiest creations, and Hyundai is no exception. As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Hyundai is revealing a zombie apocalypse survival vehicle at this year's Comic-Con!

The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival machine was created in collaboration with the popular AMC show "The Walking Dead," and can be spotted at Comic-Con, going on this weekend in San Diego.

While browsing the costumes, comics, film projects and more at this year's convention, attendees will get to take a look at the rugged Veloster and think about how they might fare in a world full of zombies.

Interested in learning more about how Hyundai can help you survive the zombie apocalypse-- or just how the vehicles in the Hyundai lineup can help you go about your day-to-day business-- stop by McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today!



Hyundai Announces Pricing on 2014 Equus

July 16, 2013 -- Hyundai recently announced the pricing details for the upcoming 2014 Hyundai Equus luxury sedan. The 2014 Signature model will start at $61,920, while the 2014 Ultimate model will start at $68,920.

For the 2014 model year, the Hyundai Equus has undergone a few upgrades and changes, including a redesigned dash and instrument panel, a new front grille and bumper and new rear tail lamps. Newly standard on the Equus for 2014 is blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise with stop-start control, and newly available are 7-series-style rims.

The Ultimate model will offer 9.2-inch screens and power lumbar adjustment to make rear passengers more comfortable than ever before, and the Equus will retain many of its other luxurious features and convenient amenities that drivers have always loved.

Interested in learning more about the 2014 Hyundai Equus, or any of the other stylish vehicles in the Hyundai lineup? Just stop by McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today for great deals on Hyundai vehicles!



Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept Wins Big at Concept Car Awards

July 8, 2013 -- The recent North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards showcased concept cars that were introduced at auto shows in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago and Toronto, and honored the three that were deemed the best by a panel of jurors. The Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis concept won the award for the Concept Car category!

The HCD-14 Genesis concept was introduced earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show. The sedan wowed the judges with its sharp, intriguing design and styling. 

In addition to winning the Concept Car Award, the HCD-14 racked up another honor?the Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2013 award, bestowed upon it because it earned the highest overall score in the competition. 

Interested in learning more about the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis concept, or any of the vehicles in the complete Hyundai lineup? Just stop by McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today!



2013 Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival Machine to Debut at Comic-Con

June 28, 2013 -- Ever wondered what kind of vehicle could help you survive the zombie apocalypse? Hyundai has you covered.

At this year's Comic-Con International event in San Diego, attendees will get a glimpse of the one-off 2013 Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival machine. In order to combat oncoming hordes, the custom-made Veloster comes equipped with machete holders, flamethrowers and front bumper-mounted chainsaws.

This is not the first zombie-fighting vehicle Hyundai has introduced-- the first one (an armor-plated 2012 Hyundai Elantra Zombie Survival machine) was a feature of last year's Comic-Con, and was very popular with the event's attendees, which include fans of pop culture phenomena like "The Walking Dead." The writer and creator of "The Walking Dead" graphic novel, Robert Kirkman, even had a hand in designing this year's Veloster survival machine.

Even without the chainsaws and flamethrowers, the Hyundai Veloster is a great vehicle to have on hand in the event of a zombie invasion--or just to get to and from work every day. Want to check out the Veloster or any other of the vehicles in the Hyundai lineup for yourself? Stop by McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today!



Hyundai Achieves Their Highest Quality Ranking in J.D. Power Study

June 24, 2013 -- The results of the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study for 2013 were recently released, and Hyundai moved up 8 places in the rankings this year!

In this year's study, Hyundai ranked in the 10th position, eight positions higher than its ranking last year. The 2013 Hyundai Genesis also took home a trophy for having the highest initial quality in the Midsize Premium Car segment!

"Outperforming all of our competitors in the premium midsize car segment is a reflection of the dedication of all Hyundai team members," said Erwin Raphael, director of engineering and quality, Hyundai Motor America. "Awards like this demonstrate we're succeeding in connecting with our customers through an unprecedented combination of premium performance, technology, safety and quality."

Each year, J.D. Power conducts the Initial Quality Study by surveying owners about their satisfaction with their vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership. Problems with the vehicles, malfunctions and features that aren't easy to use all count against vehicles. 

Interested in finding out more about the Hyundai brand, or any of the vehicles in the Hyundai lineup? The staff at McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs can help you find the right Hyundai vehicle for you, so stop by today!



2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS Included on Top 10 Best Base Models List

June 18, 2013 -- Some vehicles require expensive upgrades and add-ons to feel worth the money, but not the 2013 Hyundai Sonata-- and that's why the Sonata GLS was included on the recent Cars.com Top 10 Best Base Models list! 

The list was put together to point out models that the editors at Cars.com consider "to be solid picks, even in their base-model versions."

About the 2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS, Cars.com editors said:

"Our experts scored the Sonata significantly higher than the similarly priced and equipped Nissan Altima. It may be a few dollars more, but that's why it's the base sedan of choice with standard automatic transmission and heated side mirrors."

The 2013 Sonata GLS starts at $21,990 and includes exceptional standard features like cruise control, Bluetooth, heated mirrors and much, much more.

Interested in learning more about the all-new 2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS? Just visit McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today!




Hyundai Considers U.S. Market Electric Car

June 13, 2013 - Would you drive an electric Hyundai car? Hyundai thinks you might, and that's why they're considering offering an electric car in the U.S. market in addition to the electric vehicle they sell in the South Korea market.

Currently, Hyundai offers hybrid versions of the Sonata and the Elantra in the U.S. market, but does not yet offer a vehicle that's entirely electric. The company is focused on developing fuel cell vehicles, but has noted that an all-electric Hyundai may be in the cards for the near future.

Customers will just have to wait and see what Hyundai offers in the future-- whether it's a version of the BlueOn electric car that's currently available to drivers in South Korea, or something entirely new and different. But the future for Hyundai clearly involves improved fuel-efficiency and sustainability. 

Interested in learning more about Hyundai's potential future offerings, or any of the Hyundai vehicles currently in the automaker's lineup? Just stop by McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today!



Two Hyundai Models Winners in 2013 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards 


June 10, 2013 - The 2013 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award winners were recently announced, and two Hyundai models made the list! 

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis received the award for the Aspirational Luxury Car category, while the 2013 Hyundai Veloster was granted the award for the Sporty Car category.

The winners of the annual AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are chosen based on a survey of vehicle owners about their level of satisfaction with their vehicle. The survey measures satisfaction based on 51 different vehicle attributes, including interior comfort, performance, fuel economy and much more. 

"The AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are an important indicator that Hyundai is continuing to hit the mark when it comes to pleasing consumers," said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. "We are pleased that both Genesis and Veloster owners rank their purchase decisions so highly ? an excellent reflection on both of these class-leading vehicles."

Interested in learning more about the 2013 Hyundai Genesis, 2013 Hyundai Veloster or any of the other vehicles in the Hyundai lineup? Just stop by McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs today!



Registration is Open for Festival on the Trails Car Show!

June 3, 2013  McCarthy Hyundai is excited to invite everyone in the Blue Springs and surrounding communities to the Festival on the Trails Car Show this upcoming weekend!

The Car Show will take place on Saturday, June 8th on the north side of Gardner City Hall in downtown Gardner, Kansas.

The show is open to cars of all makes, models and years, and will be judged by Racinboys, America's Fastest Motorsports Website.

Interested in participating in the Festival on the Trails Car Show? You can sign up in advance by sending an email to dave@signhereinc.com, or register in person starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday! Check-in will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and awards will be given out from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

After the Car Show, be sure to stick around for the free evening concerts, featuring Scott Duncan, the Outlaw Junkies and Tracy Lawrence on stage!

Come on by this Saturday for an exciting time!



Hyundai Motor Company Commits $200,000 to Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts


May 29, 2013 Hyundai Motor Company recently announced it will be donating $200,000 to the American Red Cross to support the recovery efforts after the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma. Hyundai is also encouraging others to contribute to the relief efforts.

The American Red Cross has opened shelters, kitchens and emergency aid stations in Oklahoma. In these locations, people can find a safe refuge, food and snacks, emotional support and health care services.  Additional information is available at www.redcross.org.

If you are interested in receiving the latest information on Hyundai, including its latest makes and models, we encourage you to follow us on Twitter at @BSpringsHyundai for more updates.  



McCarthy Hyundai is Kicking off Summer 2013 with Festival on the Trails

May 17, 2013 - We are proud to announce and invite all of our loyal fans to join us on Saturday June 8th for the Festival on the Trails! We'll be kicking off the summer season with Festival on the Trails in Downtown Gardner.

The 2013 Festival on the Trails will include entertaining events for the whole family, including:

  • A free concert with Tracy Lawrence and special guests the Outlaw Junkies
  • A free car show
  • Wagon rides
  • Chili cook off
  • A kids zone with face painting, jewelry making, games and much more
  • Chat-fest for seniors
  • Art and craft show
  • Civil War Expo

We're excited to have some fun, and we hope you're able to join us for this special event. If you'd like additional details we welcome you to contact us directly. You can also visit Festival on the Trails online for schedule and participation information.


Why Hyundai?  

May 9, 2013 - At McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs, we understand that car shoppers have a lot of options out there. Whether you are contemplating your next vehicle selection, or just want to learn more about Hyundai, we want to provide you with the details so you can make an informed decision about your next purchase or vehicle lease.

Hyundai vehicles are often praised for their safety, design and quality. The reason for all the praise is because Hyundai Motor Company has invested in talented designers and extensive research to provide consumers with the highest quality vehicles possible.

When it comes to safety, Hyundai ensures the Electronic Stability Control standard is included in nearly every car it builds.

Hyundai Motor Company also believes that vehicle design is a high priority.  Hyundai cars are designed to not only turn heads, but with ergonomic functionality. The best design is not only visually appealing, it's highly functional, to provide drivers with a comfortable and appealing vehicle.

The last element that makes Hyundai unique is our high-quality standard. Every vehicle built by Hyundai is put through a series of vigorous checks to ensure efficiency, design elements and comfort.

If you'd like additional information on why Hyundai is a savvy option, we welcome you to visit the McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs team at our dealership. 


Hyundai Motor America Sets All-Time Sales Record 

May 2, 2013 - Hyundai Motor America announced its recent achievement of hitting an all-time sales milestone of 63,315 units in April of this year.

Despite April being a transitional month for the automotive industry, Hyundai sales were up two percent compared to April of 2012.

The success of Hyundai in April spanned across several models. Elantra sales increased by 45 percent, the Azera was up by 48 percent, the all-new Santa Fe was up 10 percent and the Sonata is still proving to be a fast-turning competitor in its segment.

Furthermore, the Genesis and Equus inventories remained extremely tight due to model year ramp up, with the freshened 2014 Equus on its way to Hyundai showrooms later this month.

The success of Hyundai sales is expected to increase as the automotive industry enters into its peak selling season.

Car shoppers in the Blue Springs, Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, and Overland Park areas are welcome to visit the local Missouri dealership of McCarthy Hyundai. The McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs team is happy to assist car shoppers with a test drive or answer any questions regarding the Elantra, Genesis and any other Hyundai models.


Hyundai Debuts New Concept Vehicle at Shanghai Auto Show


April 30, 2013 - Concept vehicles offer glimpses at exciting new trends, design directions, innovative technology and more from a given automaker. Hyundai recently revealed a brand-new concept vehicle at the 2013 Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in China!

The Mistra concept is a preview of a mid-sized family sedan that's exclusive to China, but that can offer insight into Hyundai's international efforts. 

The mid-sized concept sedan is slotted in between the Sonata and the Elantra in the Hyundai lineup, and is a joint project between Hyundai Motor Group's R&D Center and the Beijing Hyundai Technical Center. The concept of its design is "Grand," with three sub-concepts ("Modern Simplicity," "Understated Sportiness," and "Smart Luxury") playing a part in the exterior look and feel.

The concept is targeted at younger, family-centric buyers in China?young parents in their 20s and 30s.

Want more information about Hyundai's Mistra concept, or any of the vehicles currently available in the expansive Hyundai lineup? Just stop by McCarthy Blue Springs Hyundai today to browse an incredible selection of vehicles! 




2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Scores "Best Compact CUV" Award at 2013 Mudfest

April 29, 2013 - Award alert! The all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport recently scored a new trophy?the "Best Compact CUV" title at the 2013 Mudfest competition held last week!

The Mudfest, held in Snoqualmie, Washington, is put on by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) and is attended by automotive journalists from around the region. The popular event took place at a 300+ acre DirtFish Rally School site

"The Pacific Northwest terrain provided media the opportunity to put the Santa Fe Sport AWD turbo through a number of exercises that included a wet pavement autocross course and a real-world drive through the hills surrounding DirtFish Rally School," said Scott Margason, director of product planning for  Hyundai Motor America, of the event. "NWAPA members were able to experience the Santa Fe Sport AWD turbo capabilities, including the punch of the twin-scroll turbocharger and the dual continuously variable value timing, which delivered both outstanding performance and fuel economy."

The Best Compact CUV title isn't the only award won by the popular crossover vehicle lately. The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport was also named "Best New Crossover" in the Midsize and Large Crossovers category in Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, as well as named "Crossover of the Year" by Autobytel.

Interested in learning more about the all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport? Just stop by McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs today to find out more about that, alongside the entire lineup of Hyundai vehicles!



Featured Vehicle: The 2013 Hyundai Elantra

April 25, 2013 - Here at McCarthy Hyundai, we do our best to keep you informed of the latest models on our showroom floor. Today we're shining our spotlight on the 2013 Hyundai Elantra.

The first generation of the Elantra was launched in the early 1990s. Now in its fifth generation, the 2013 Elantra is a grand display of Hyundai's dedication to ongoing vehicle improvements over the years. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra is a top pick for a small sedan.

Several automotive critics including Edmonds.com have praised this particular vehicle. "?the 2013 Hyundai Elantra now stands as one of the best choices for a compact car, eclipsing even more well-known choices from Honda and Toyota," wrote Edmonds.com in a recent 2013 Elantra vehicle review.

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra has head turning style, upscale options, a long list of safety features and a fuel-efficient engine. In addition, the Elantra has a comfortable interior, is fun to drive and still remains a great value.

If you are in the Kansas City area and would like to learn more about, or test drive, a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, contact McCarthy Hyundai today. McCarthy Hyundai has an expansive high-quality inventory of hand selected used and new Hyundai vehicles, including the 2013 Elantra.




The Sonata Recognized on AOL Auto's The Best New Car Deals for April 2013


April 16, 2013 - AOL Autos recently released a top ten list of "The Best New Car Deals: April 2013." The Hyundai Sonata was included on AOL Autos as one of the best deals during the month of April.

The automotive authority, AOL Autos, selected the Hyundai Sonata based on the 11.30% average discount off of the Manufacturers Suggest Retail Price (MSRP). This discount is combined with an existing low sticker price.

"The sedan gets great fuel economy and is fun to drive," according to Michael Zak, AOL Autos Writer. "We think car shoppers should give it a look."

The Hyundai Sonata is a four-door, five-passenger vehicle with a stylish exterior and modern interior. This sedan is also fuel efficient, and can achieve a 24 City MPG and a 35 HWY MPG. The Hyundai Sonata is available in five trim levels: GLS, SE, SE 2.0T, Limited and Limited 2.0T, in addition to Hybrid versions.

If you're in the market for a vehicle that has excellent value, look no further than the Hyundai Sonata. Schedule your test drive with one of the friendly Sales Professionals at McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs today!



Hyundai Updates the 2013 Sonata Hybrid for Peak Performance

April 9, 2013 - Hyundai is making significant strides to improve the overall performance of the Sonata Hybrid year after year. The 2013 model of Hyundai's hybrid-electric sedan achieves its highest level of output yet, rising from 30 to 35 kilowatts. This is due to the addition of a more powerful Lithium Polymer battery pack.

In addition to improving its performance, Hyundai has also made several aerodynamic alterations to one of the lowest drag rates for any U.S. produced vehicle.

As with all Hyundai models, the manufacturer continues to focus on improving drivability by improving clutch control and optimizing regenerative braking shift patterns, so drivers can feel at ease and in control behind the wheel.

The new and improved 2013 Sonata Hybrid is available in two trim levels, Sonata Hybrid and Sonata Hybrid Limited. If you're in the Blue Springs, MO area you can schedule a test drive of the Sonata Hybrid or several other Hyundai vehicles today at McCarthy Hyundai. 


2013 Hyundai Tucson Ranks High in Most Affordable Compact SUV Category

March 26th, 2013 - Here at Hyundai we take pride in building vehicles that are consistently reliable and safe while not sacrificing the vehicles overall design and level of fun to drive. So we have the 2013 Hyundai Tucson, our crossover that offers all of the amenities and modern design of every other Hyundai, making it a great choice for any potential owner. 

The 2013 Hyundai Tuscon was ranked toward the top of its class for the Most Affordable Compact SUV awards given by U.S News Ranking and Reports. With a fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway, along with an overall safety score of 9.4 out of a possible 10, the Tucson is a great choice for any person searching for a crossover that has the space of an SUV but the sound of a sedan. 

The ranking were based on reviews by consumers and most of them believe that the Tuscon is a vehicle where you get a lot for the money you put it, and it's even reasonable priced! The vehicle comes with an insurmountable amount of features that most vehicles don't get without adding the extra charges. It has everything you need from storage to a great audio system, great leg-room and safety features to keep you and your passengers safe!

Customers in the Blue Springs area should stop by McCarthy Hyundai to test drive the redesigned Hyundai Tucson! 


Join us for the 2013 Police Memorial Basketball Tournament!

March 20th, 2013 - On Saturday, March 30th come out to Olathe North High School in Olathe, Kansas to join us in raising money for fallen police officers and their families!

All of the money that is raised will be donated to the CY Middleton Fund to support the fallen heroes and their families. There will be a bake sale, a silent auction and a Barbecue lunch. Admission is free for anyone and everyone and we would love for you to join us for a great cause!  
If you, a business or someone you know would like to contribute to the CY Middleton Fund please make all checks payable to "CY Middleton Benefit Fund" and mail the check to:
                        Enterprise Bank and Trust
                        444 East Santa Fe Street
                        Olathe, KS 66061
We hope to see you there and would like to thank you ahead of time for any contributions you may make to this amazing fund!

The address to the high school is 600 East Prairie St., Olathe, Kansas, 66061


2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Making a Statement

March 19th, 2013 - Hyundai took the always successful Santa Fe and improved it even further to fit the likes of families all over the United States by adding a third row. The 2013 Santa Fe has been a favorite for families since it surfaced in 2001. The model has made a consistent climb in the auto industry and has become a vehicle Hyundai's competitors are now looking out for. 

The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe is accommodating to any family with its spacious interior, comfortable seating, great storage features and an easy drive. If you have a family that is small enough to only use the first two rows, the third row folds down to a create a spacious storage area in the back perfect for long road trips with luggage or sports equipment for the kids' games!

The Santa Fe comes with numerous options for most features for the buyers to choose from, giving them the ability to fit the car to their lifestyle as much as possible. There are four different options when it comes to the audio system, a clean air ionizer, a power outlet for the kids' games, among many others. Through the BlueLink feature you're able to connect your phone to your vehicle, the feature allows you to immobilize your vehicle from your phone, start it or turn it off, and even get a text message sent your way when someone else driving your car is speeding. 

Along with all of those features and an overall amazing ride that makes the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe not only spacious but safe and reliable, it's the perfect car for you and your family! Stop by McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs for a test drive and to speak with one of our experienced and helpful professionals!


McCarthy Blue Springs Hyundai
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