Even though Daylight Saving Time is coming up, and that technically means Spring is approaching, here in Kentucky it’s still pretty cold. And damp. And filled with storms and snow and other things that really kind of kill our enjoyment of just going out for a quick drive. Luckily, most our Hyundais such as the Elantra, Genesis, Tucson, and Sonata all have some great built-in technologies that make driving in this weather a breeze. Let us break it down for you:
Driving in inclement weather is stressful enough, but the Elantra has you covered with these helpful additions. The Vehicle Stability Management system will kick in when you’re having problems controlling your car due to wind or slick roads, while Hillstart Assist Control helps you out by minimizing vehicle roll back when starting from a stop on an incline. In addition the Elantra has a Standard Anti-lock Braking System to keep your brakes from locking up when you need to brake hard.
Besides the amazing safety features for braking, stability, and traction, the Genesis helps keep you safe when you’re sitting inside the car. With the the World’s First CO2 Sensor, the Genesis senses carbon dioxide levels in the cabin of the vehicle. As you drive, carbon dioxide naturally builds. The Genesis CO2 Sensor automatically activates the ventilation system to add fresh air to the cabin.
When you’re in a rain storm, or driving through the snow, you know how scary it can be when you feel the car start to slide! The Tucson has a Traction Control System. The Traction Control System (TCS) works to reduce skidding, maintain traction and reduce wheelspin in various adverse traction conditions, like inclement weather. It also has Blue Link Connected Care, a Safety features that activates during an accident. When an airbag is deployed, the Automatic Collision Notification and Assistance feature notifies the Hyundai response center and lets us know where you are so that we can quickly send first responders.
We like to think that the Sonata is the closest thing we have to a robot. With Smart Cruise Control that includes stop/start capability is activated and it detects a vehicle in the lane ahead, it automatically slows the Sonata down maintaining a safe distance with the vehicle ahead and will even come to a full stop, then start again without driver input. Whoa! When visibility is low because of rain, this is the feature we want.
Here at Hyundai of Nicholasville, we know you’re a great driver, but a little bit of help during bad weather is always appreciated. Stop in today and see how our line of Hyundais can help you stay safe and snug in even the worst weather!