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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.

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6 Toys to Come Standard

Posted by on 16 Apr 2018 under Hyundai

Hyundai Standard Equipment

Hyundai Standard Equipment

It used to be that picking the model you wanted was only half the battle. You would then proceed to agonize over all the tasty extras your wallet demanded you give up, juggling the things you really wanted and really needed against the things you could really afford. With advanced technology becoming more affordable by the minute, this juggling act may soon be a thing of the past. Read on to see six extras (previously reserved for luxury models) which are increasing prevalent in standard packages.


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Head-up: Here’s How It Works

Posted by on 16 Apr 2018 under Future Tech

Head-Up Display (HUD)

Head-Up Display (HUD)

Have you test driven a new Kona? Then you probably want to know how that awesomely cool MacGyver-thingy displays your car’s stats right on the windscreen. Well, the MacGyver-thingy is called a Head-Up Display (HUD for short) and if you’ve heard the term before, probably it was in connection with a fighter jet. That’s right. The HUD has been adapted for your Hyundai from a vehicle capable of Mach 3 (that’s three times the speed of sound)*.


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Driving the UN

Posted by on 13 Apr 2018 under Hyundai News

Hyundai Elantra - Driving the UN

Hyundai Elantra – Driving the UN

In the context of brand- or badge recognition, many accolades and awards claim to drape the holder in global regard. True enough, you can probably come from anywhere in the world to admire the award (be it a plaque or a cup or a crystal), locked in its glass case at the company HQ. But how many awards would you actually take with you into the dark places of the word (for the difference it would make)? Probably only this one: the United Nations badge.


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REVEALED: New Hyundai Tucson Gets More Than A Facelift

Posted by on 09 Apr 2018 under Tucson

Hyundai Tucson Facelift

Hyundai Tucson Facelift

The 2018 New York International Auto Show revealed what many have been waiting for – the all-new and improved Hyundai Tucson. Being one of their best-selling cars, the Hyundai Tucson shows its worth in spectacular style.

Hyundai has given the Tucson a fresh design, revised powertrain line-up for some markets and more advanced technologies and features. Exact details and specifications of the Hyundai Tucson for South Africa will only be revealed closer to the launch date.


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New ‘Mighty’ Hyundai EX8 Truck Launches In South Africa

Posted by on 27 Mar 2018 under EX8

The New ‘Mighty’ Hyundai EX8 Truck

The New ‘Mighty’ Hyundai EX8 Truck

The new Hyundai EX8 light-duty truck is the latest addition to an already competitive range of commercial vehicles. Deemed the successor to the HD 7.5-ton truck, the EX8 boasts a number of new features along with an industry-leading factory warranty. Assembled at Hyundai Automotive SA’s commercial vehicle factory in Benoni, the Hyundai EX8 shows improvements where it matters most.


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i30 Brings Home ALL the Gold

Posted by on 19 Mar 2018 under i30

Five Awards Across the Hyundai i30 Range

Five Awards Across the Hyundai i30 Range

Hyundai has wasted no time racking up awards in the new year, doing justice to their marketing slogan: “All taken care of.” Just a couple of months into 2018 and Hyundai already has 9 awards under its (already championship-)belt. Five of these have gone to the Hyundai i30 in its various guises (the i30, i30 N and i30 Fastback). We took a closer look at this award winning range in hopes of discovering its secret ingredient.


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All-New Kona Plugs in to Power

Posted by on 14 Mar 2018 under Kona

For 17 years, since the first Santa Fe, Hyundai have been a central pillar of the SUV market. Now, with the first all-electric, compact SUV currently debuting at the Geneva Motor show, Hyundai is raising the stakes. The early estimates are unanimous. Even Top Gear has lauded the all-electric Kona for sporting more torque than the Porsche 718 Cayman and the long-range model competes in the hot-hatch arena at 100km/h in just 7.6 seconds. See what else makes this SUV so special…


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The Hyundai Nexo: A Look At the Korean Hydrogen-Powered SUV

Posted by on 09 Mar 2018 under Nexo

The Hyundai Nexo

The Hyundai Nexo

The Hyundai Nexo was recently unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and has since sparked interesting dialogue regarding what is possible in terms of driving range for green vehicles. To showcase the cutting-edge fuel cell technology that powers the Nexo, the auto manufacturer completed a 189 km journey from Seoul to PyeongChang in the lead-up to the Olympic Games – a veritable walk in the park for the vehicle that Hyundai says can clear 609 km on a single charge.


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Hyundai’s 2018 Super Bowl Ad Highlights Hope on Wheels

Posted by on 26 Feb 2018 under Hyundai News

In 2017, the Hyundai group used it’s Super Bowl LI advertisement to surprise tree active American troops with virtual family reunions. This year, the 2018 Super Bowl advertisement incorporated live footage shot over the weekend at Hyundai’s NFL Super Bowl Experience driven by Genesis, and introduced Hyundai owners to people who received care and support from the Hope on Wheels initiative, first via video, and then via in-person meetings.


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In-car Exercises

Posted by on 19 Feb 2018 under Car Tips

Looking to include your car into your fitness routine? There’s no need for these kinds of extremes…
Here are some exercises you can do behind the wheel

With the advent of self-driving cars creeping closer and closer, we “drivers” are having to do less and less behind the wheel. While this sounds like a brilliant thing in theory, you may be neglecting the maintenance of your base musculature. We underestimate what a morning spent in gridlock can achieve for our calves and what a bit or roadside drama can do for our rubber necks. A few simple in-car exercises can stymie the onset of the couch-/car potato devolution!


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