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If you’re reading this blog, we can only guess that you’re an existing Hyundai fan or are hoping to become one very soon, in which case, you’re in very good company. Group 1 Hyundai is part of the Group 1 family and we are happy to invite you to become part of our family.

With a great team we are one of the leading Hyundai dealerships in Gauteng and the Knysna region. Through the blog, we’re hoping to keep you updated on all the news, deals and happenings at the dealerships.

If you have any requests or just need some info on our products, servicing or parts, you can always check out the blog, however, of course, contacting us is a click away.


Hyundai Celebrates Women’s Soccer With The World

Posted by on 18 Jun 2019 under Hyundai, Hyundai News, News

2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Elantra

Globally Hyundai cars are very popular with women as well as with traditional male buyers. Hyundai celebrates this phenomenon through its sponsorship of the FIFA Women’s World Cup currently playing off in France.


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Elantra – Making Your Trip So Much Safer

Posted by on 06 Jun 2019 under Elantra, Hyundai, Hyundai News, New Car Launches

2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Elantra

Everyone multitasks when driving, even if we’re only thinking about work. So you have an entire road network full of vehicles driven by people not quite paying 100% attention. You know you are a great driver, but others may not be so good. The result? 94% of serious accidents involve human error.


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KONA Iron Man – A Treat For Hard-Core Marvel Fans

Posted by on 30 May 2019 under Hyundai News, Kona, New Car Launches, Veloster

KONA Iron Man

KONA Iron Man

A college kid in a red Veloster pulls up at a light next to a cop car. Aggressive revving starts, cops glare in disbelief, the kid looks embarrassed and perplexed. Wheels spin, smoke. The camera pans wider – there is a very small Veloster between the big cars making all the noise. Purple body, orange flames, big tires, huge exhaust – the full comic treatment.


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New Hyundai Design Chief’s Three Big Challenges

Posted by on 23 May 2019 under Creta, Hyundai, Hyundai News, Kona, Santa Fe, Tucson

Simon Loasby

Simon Loasby

As challenges go, these are biggies.

Simon Loasby’s key role will be to further develop Sensuous Sportiness – Hyundai’s new design identity. He will also play a pivotal role in deciding exactly how Hyundai cars will look in the future. And if that is not enough, he needs to sustain and grow Hyundai’s global SUV campaign.


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Hyundai Motor Group Appoints José Muñoz As New COO

Posted by on 16 May 2019 under Hyundai, Hyundai News, News

José Muñoz

José Muñoz – New Hyundai COO

The Hyundai Motor Group has announced the appointment of their new global Chief Operating Officer, José Muñoz. The former Nissan Chief Performance Officer will now oversee global operations strategy and implementation primarily focusing on improving brand performance and ensuring profitable growth. Muñoz will report directly to Hyundai’s top leadership based in Seoul while but he is based in Fountain Valley, California.


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Change Performance Levels With The Hyundai Mobile App

Posted by on 08 May 2019 under Future Tech, General, Hyundai News

Hyundai's Industry-First Smartphone App

Hyundai’s Industry-First Smartphone App

The Hyundai Motor Group has announced the development of an industry-first smartphone app that allows users to customise primary vehicle functions. This is better known as ‘smartphone-electric vehicle pairing performance-based technology’. Drivers simply access the mobile app using their smartphones to change the performance output of their Hyundai.


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Where Did Hyundai Come From And Where Are They Based?

Posted by on 30 Apr 2019 under Hyundai

Hyundai History

More About Hyundai

Hyundai is a massive organisation with a big presence across the world in the automotive and industrial sectors. The South Korean brand has become somewhat of a household name, not just in South Africa but all over the globe.

Very few people say Hyundai correctly as it should be pronounced like Monday but that hasn’t stopped them from reaching great success. So, the question on many lips is where did Hyundai come from and where do they build their award-winning cars?


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Hyundai Motor UK’s Kona Awarded Best Green Fleet Car

Posted by on 23 Apr 2019 under Green Vehicles, Hyundai News, Kona, News

Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric

Earlier this year, the Hyundai Kona Electric was named ‘Best Green Fleet Car’ at the Fleet World Awards at Novotel London West. The impressive all-electric crossover showed judges its true worth by offering ‘real-world usability’ and a ‘fun driving experience’.

This award comes as no surprise really as the Korean automaker’s all-electric crossover has already made a name for itself winning other awards as well. Last year it was named Auto Express ‘Affordable Electric Car of the Year’ and ‘Car of the Year’ by Next Green Car. The Hyundai Kona Electric is the latest electrified model from the carmaker joining the Ioniq in their already impressive line-up.


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Hyundai Leads Development of Multi-Collision Airbags

Posted by on 15 Apr 2019 under Future Tech, Hyundai, Hyundai News, News

Hyundai Testing New Airbag System

Hyundai Testing New Multi-Collision Airbag System

Hyundai Motor Group is leading the research and development of what they are calling – the world’s first multi-collision airbags. Hyundai safety engineers have invented this innovative technology designed to protect people from multiple collisions. Three out of every 10 accidents involve multiple collisions and this new system will significantly improve all-around safety.


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Introducing The Stylishly ‘Boxy’ Hyundai Styx Crossover

Posted by on 09 Apr 2019 under Hyundai News, New Car Launches, News, Styx

Hyundai Styx

The Hyundai Styx

If you think the SUV segment couldn’t get any better, just wait for the New York Auto Show as you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The all-new stylishly ‘boxy’ Hyundai Styx will make its debut this year joining the Kona, Creta, Tucson, Santa Fe and the Palisade in the already impressive global line-up.


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