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Welcome to the Group 1 Hyundai blog

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.


The Hyundai Palisade: A Car For The Next Generation

Posted by on 04 Mar 2019 under Hyundai News, New Car Launches, Palisade

2020 Hyundai Palisade

BTS With The 2020 Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai has announced BTS as the new brand ambassador for the all-new Hyundai Palisade SUV. The seven-member South Korean boy band, also known as the Bangton Boys, was formed by Big Hit Entertainment in 2013. Since then, they have become a real sensation winning numerous awards and has bragging rights as the most retweeted celebrities in 2017 and 2018.


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What You Should Know About The New Hyundai Kona SUV

Posted by on 26 Feb 2019 under Hyundai News, Kona, New Car Launches

Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona

The 2019 Hyundai Kona adds to the Korean automaker’s long list of well-equipped, stylish and functional vehicles. Judging from their overwhelming global success in recent years with the Hyundai Grand i10, Hyundai Tucson and Creda, it’s no surprise that Hyundai is the third best-selling passenger car brand in South Africa.


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Hyundai AI Tech Makes Driving Safer For The Hearing-Impaired

Posted by on 18 Feb 2019 under Future Tech, Hyundai, Hyundai News, News

Hyundai Tech For Hearing-impaired Drivers

Hyundai Tech For Hearing-impaired Drivers

For many people, the ability to hear is something we often take for granted. Imagine driving without hearing anything like sirens, horns or other vehicles. You soon realise that hearing-impaired drivers have so much more to worry about but Hyundai believes that their new cutting edge technology can make a noticeable difference.


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Hyundai Elevate Combines Robotics And Electric Car Technology

Posted by on 13 Feb 2019 under Concept Cars, Future Tech, Hyundai News

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Hyundai Elevate

The CES 2019 event showed impressive developments but none more so than the Hyundai Elevate, a robotic multi-purpose concept car. It has wheels to travel normally on roads while the robotic legs enable the Hyundai Elevate to walk, climb or crawl over all types of terrain.


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Introducing The Hyundai Leonis Next-Generation Compact SUV

Posted by on 31 Jan 2019 under General, Hyundai, Hyundai News, New Car Launches, News

New Hyundai Compact SUV

New Hyundai Compact SUV Coming

For some time there have been rumours about the Hyundai Leonis, a next-generation compact SUV. This sub-4 meter SUV is codenamed, QXI and will make its long-awaited debut in India in April 2019.

While it was first shown as the Carlino concept, the Hyundai Leonis will take on the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and the upcoming Mahindra S201. The Carlino concept may have been based on the i20 platform but Hyundai Leonis will follow the new Santro’s platform. It will help the Korean automaker achieve their pricing strategy.


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New Fingerprint Scanning Smart Car Tech From Hyundai

Posted by on 23 Jan 2019 under Future Tech, Hyundai, Hyundai News, Santa Fe

Hyundai Fingerprint Scanner

Hyundai Fingerprint Scanner

Hyundai has launched a world first in smart car technology using fingerprints instead of car keys. Not only does it allow drivers to unlock car doors but also start their vehicles. The plan is to initially implement the fingerprint scanning technology into the new Hyundai Santa Fe SUV model due for release in selected markets during the first quarter of 2019. Future plans are also in place to include a customised driving experience based on personal preferences.


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Are You Ready to #BeTheBetterGuy With Hyundai?

Posted by on 16 Jan 2019 under General, Hyundai, Hyundai News, News

Shah Rukh Khan

Hyundai’s #BeTheBetterGuy campaign featuring Shah Rukh Khan

If you are the holder of a valid South African driver’s license, you have to know the rules that govern our roads – it’s as simple as that. This is why that pesky learner’s exam we all have to write before we get to do the actual driving test is such a tough nut to crack. As such, it’s safe to assume that every legal driver on our roads is versed in what they can and cannot do when they take to the road. Which of course begs the question – why so many road accidents, South Africa?


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Hyundai Partners Up With Brown University

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

The Winners of the 2018 Visionary Challenge

The Winners of the 2018 Visionary Challenge

The new year is upon us and by the looks of things 2019 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Hyundai divisions around the globe. It may not exactly be breaking news as such, but we are very proud to announce that our parent company has launched an open innovation partnership with Brown University in the USA. Last year’s Visionary Challenge focussed on future mobility solutions and saw 80 individuals from 17 teams competing.


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3 Hyundai Ad Campaigns That Stole The Show In 2018

Posted by on 24 Dec 2018 under General, Hyundai, Hyundai News

Hyundai Wins Red Dot Award 2018

Hyundai Wins Red Dot Award 2018

There has been much to celebrate in the Hyundai camp of late. As a global automaker, we not only succeeded in the successful roll-out of several new models around the world – our international marketing team also managed to scoop up a bunch of design and advertising awards for the inspiring campaigns that rolled out alongside these trailblazing new cars and SUVs.

Here are three of the innovative Hyundai marketing campaigns that stole the show in 2018:


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Move Over Tesla! Hyundai To Unveil World’s NEW Largest Battery

Posted by on 19 Dec 2018 under Future Tech, Hyundai, Hyundai News, News

Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems

Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems

If there is one thing we love at Hyundai, it’s sharing some good news in a time when most of the reporting we encounter is quite negative. This is why we are so excited to reveal that the Electric & Energy Systems division of Hyundai is poised to unveil a brand-new 150-megawatt lithium-ion battery in the city of Ulsan in South Korea in 2019. Here’s why this news is pretty momentous.


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