Top 10 Blog Posts / Articles August 2017


Top 10 Blog Posts / Articles August 2017
Top 10 Blog Posts / Articles August 2017

Top 10 Blog Posts / Articles August 2017

Dealership News

A list of our top 10 blog posts / articles over the past 30 days:

  1. How Do I Unlock The Boot Of My Hyundai i20 Without Getting Out Of The Car?
  2. The 6 Most Common Types Of Fuel.
  3. How To Ensure That Your Tyres Are Properly Inflated.
  4. What Is The Cost Of Window Tinting My Hyundai Elantra Active Sedan?
  5. A Warm Welcome To Aaron Rush – Our New General Manager – Adrian Brien Automotive.
  6. What Are Some Of The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying A New Car?
  7. David Holst Retires After 30 Years Of Service With The Adtrans Automotive Group.
  8. Our New Perfexion Range Of Premium Car Care Application Products.
  9. A Spacious, Comfortable And Powerful SUV – The All New Hyundai Santa Fe.
  10. Start More Than A Car With The All-New 2015 Ford Focus.

1. How Do I Unlock The Boot Of My Hyundai i20 Without Getting Out Of The Car?

Q: Hi, I bought a Hyundai i20 from you guys 6 months ago and I don’t know how to unlock the boot while I’m still in the car. When I pick up friends from the airport I have to turn off the car & get out to unlock it with my key fob. How do I unlock it while I’m still in the car? Laura.

A: Hi Laura, thank you for this great question.

With the Hyundai i20, to unlock the boot you simply have to turn off the engine and take the key out of the ignition. Once the engine is turned off and the key has been taken out of the ignition the doors will unlock automatically including the boot.

Click here to learn more… http://adrianbriencars.com.au/blog/2905/how-do-i-unlock-the-boot-of-my-hyundai-i20-without-getting-out-of-the-car/

2. The 6 Most Common Types Of Fuel

When purchasing a new vehicle these days you will find that there are many different types of fuel options. Each type of fuel has it’s advantages and disadvantages. Here is a basic outline of each of the most common types of fuels you will find when purchasing a new vehicle.

Click here to learn more… http://adrianbriencars.com.au/blog/1819/the-6-most-common-types-of-fuel/

3. How To Ensure That Your Tyres Are Properly Inflated

Inappropriate tyre pressure can cause poor mileage, uneven tyre wear or in some cases a tyre blow-out. To prevent these events from happening it is important to maintain proper tyre pressure on your vehicle.

In some situations it is more beneficial to lower your tyre pressures such as when driving on sand because this provides better flotation by increasing the size of your “footprint” and thus dramatically improving your traction. It also reduces the amount of strain on your vehicle and minimises wear and tear on the tracks.

If you deflate your tyres for this purpose please remember to re-inflate them again!

Checking your tyres and ensuring that they are properly inflated is an easy process that you should be doing on a regular basis to ensure that your vehicle is always performing at it’s best.

Click here to learn more… http://adrianbriencars.com.au/blog/2741/how-to-ensure-that-your-tyres-are-properly-inflated/

4. What Is The Cost Of Window Tinting My Hyundai Elantra Active Sedan?

Q: “Hello, I would like to know what the cost is for window tinting my Hyundai Elantra Active Sedan? Can you help with this. Thanks. Janis.”

A: Great question Janis. With regards to window tinting we currently have three options for your consideration:

1. Titanium Window Tint.

2. Street Legal Window Film.

3. Cancer Council Automotive Window Film.

Click here to learn more… http://adrianbriencars.com.au/blog/3016/what-is-the-cost-of-window-tinting-my-hyundai-elantra-active-sedan/

5. A Warm Welcome To Aaron Rush – Our New General Manager – Adrian Brien Automotive

We are very pleased to inform you that Aaron Rush has recently joined us as the General Manager of the Adrian Brien Automotive Group. Aaron will be involved with all aspects of the business with a key focus on the Servicing Department and developing stronger relationships with our guests.

Click here to learn more… http://adrianbriencars.com.au/blog/5992/a-warm-welcome-to-aaron-rush-our-new-general-manager-adrian-brien-automotive/

6. What Are Some Of The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying A New Car?

Q: Hello, I’m keen to buy a new car but was just wondering if you could share with me, in your experience, what are some of the biggest mistakes people make when buying a new car?

A: Thank you for this great question! When buying a new car some of the biggest mistakes people make include not test driving the car, financing from an independent third party and third party fit outs.

Click here to learn more… http://adrianbriencars.com.au/blog/5961/what-are-some-of-the-biggest-mistakes-people-make-when-buying-a-new-car/

7. David Holst Retires After 30 Years Of Service With The Adtrans Automotive Group

A P Eagers General Manager Operations, South Australia Car Divisions, Mr David Holst has announced his retirement effective December 2016.

In January 2016 David celebrated 30 years continuous service with the Adtrans Automotive Group (shortly after his 60th birthday). That is a remarkable personal achievement in the automotive industry and reflects David’s high levels of personal loyalty and energetic work commitment.

Following an outstanding professional AFL sporting career David started as a trainee sales person at Stillwell Ford in January 1986, David moved quickly through the sales and sales management ranks based on very high level sales performances to executive levels. David has held a number of Dealer Principal and Senior Management roles both within Adtrans and A P Eagers since his first DP appointment in 1989.

Click here to learn more… http://adrianbriencars.com.au/blog/5490/david-holst-retires-after-30-years-of-service-with-the-adtrans-automotive-group/

8. Our New Perfexion Range Of Premium Car Care Application Products

We are very pleased to introduce you to our new Perfexion range of premium car care application products.

Perfexion is a complete range of premium solutions designed to help you maintain the showroom finish of your car.

Click here to learn more… http://adrianbriencars.com.au/blog/4749/our-new-perfexion-range-of-premium-car-care-application-products/

9. A Spacious, Comfortable And Powerful SUV – The All New Hyundai Santa Fe

The All New Santa Fe is a spacious, comfortable and powerful SUV that’s been designed for the way you and your family live.

With:

  • Loads of room – comfort for up to seven occupants and plenty of storage space.
  • Rugged elegance – looks stunning in the city but built tough for family adventures.
  • Power and efficiency – powered for the extreme, efficient for the outdoors.
  • Built in safety – built to achieve the maximum safety rating.

“Designed in North America with input from Australian designer Casey Hyun, the more macho Santa Fe is longer, wider, lower and 70kg lighter and loaded with more safety equipment and standard features plus improved fuel economy from its petrol and diesel power trains.”

– GoAuto.

Click here to learn more… http://adrianbriencars.com.au/blog/1858/a-spacious-comfortable-and-powerful-suv-the-all-new-hyundai-santa-fe/

10. Start More Than A Car With The All-New 2015 Ford Focus

With a sleek new exterior design, new alloy wheels and a modern interior with intuitive controls – the 2015 Ford Focus refuses to blend into the crowd.

“It’s safer, better-equipped and has a more sophisticated turbocharged petrol engine.”

Source: Motoring, Ford Focus 2015 Review.

Click here to learn more… http://adrianbriencars.com.au/blog/4768/start-more-than-a-car-with-the-all-new-2015-ford-focus/

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You’ll Be Hooked – Hyundai Sonata Significant Upgrade Including Fresh Look And Mechanicals


Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata – Front Quarter View

You’ll Be Hooked – Hyundai Sonata Significant Upgrade Including Fresh Look And Mechanicals

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The Sonata comes with all the luxurious touches and elegance you’d expect, along with the exhilaration of knowing there’s some serious grunt under the hood.

“It’s a great car to drive and it’s a genuine contender in this growing mid-size market.”

Source: 2017 Hyundai Sonata she says, he says review, Drive.

Hyundai Sonata Rear View
Hyundai Sonata – Rear Quarter View

Sophisticated And Understated

The sleek, aerodynamic lines lend the Sonata an athletic, muscular edge that hints at the responsive power contained within, while its undeniable style and elegance are there for all to admire.

“Also impressive is the value equation – Even taking into account the $3500 price rise between the 2016 and 2017 models, the added safety kit comprising lane change assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and distance-keeping cruise control helps keep the Sonata Premium at the sharp end of the value stakes.”

Source: 2017 Hyundai Sonata Premium Review | Power And Comfort In Equal Measure, The Motor Report.

Hyundai Sonata -Alloy Wheels
Hyundai Sonata – Alloy Wheels

Alloy Wheels All Round

The multi-spoke alloy wheels* of the All-New Sonata maximise style, while using a strong and rigid aluminium.

“In the large sedan market where driving dynamics, power and looks don’t really set a car above the rest it’s down to day-to-day usability to make a car stand out. The Sonata Premium is above average because of all the little things that add up; the remote boot, value features like adaptive cruise and cooled seats, and it does this without making any egregious, can’t-live-with-it errors. It’s not a sporting machine, and nor does it represent the latest in design and technology, but it is a powerful, comfortable cruiser.”

Source: 2017 Hyundai Sonata Premium Review, Practical Motoring.

Hyundai Sonata - Panorama
Hyundai Sonata – Panorama

Panorama Glass Roof

Flooding the cabin with light, the twin-panel panorama glass roof connects you to the world around you – at the touch of a button. Only available on: Premium variant.

“Parents Magazine and Edmunds were impressed by the Sonata’s spacious interior, luxury features such as Apple CarPlay and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and its safety credentials.”

Source: Parents Magazine puts Hyundai Sonata on top… Behind The Wheel.

Hyundai Sonata Smart Boot
Hyundai Sonata – Smart Boot

Smart Boot

When standing with the proximity smart key for more than three seconds within a metre of the rear of the Sonata, the Smart Boot senses your presence and automatically opens to allow you to store your cargo, hands free. Only available on Elite & Premium variants.

Hyundai Sonata - Grille Lamp
Hyundai Sonata – Grille Lamp

Brighter By Design

The elegant, flowing lines of the bold, single-frame hexagonal grille and lamp structure perfectly capture the essence of Hyundai’s unique, nature-inspired design language, Fluidic Sculpture 2.0.

Hyundai Sonata - Puddle Lamps
Hyundai Sonata – Puddle Lamps

A Warm Welcome

Premium touches, like the puddle lamps that automatically activate when the driver approaches, add an extra layer of quality and style to the whole Sonata experience. Only available on: Premium variant.

Hyundai Sonata - LED Lamps
Hyundai Sonata – LED Lamps

LED Rear Combination Lamps

Large, wraparound rear combination lamps are sculpted and use an LED array for maximum brightness, saving energy and enhancing safety. By lighting up a split second faster than conventional lamps, they alert the following driver sooner. Only available on: Elite & Premium variants.

Book A Test Drive Today

The Hyundai Sonata is available now so contact the team at Adrian Brien Hyundai and book a test drive today on (08) 8374 5444 or search our stock online at www.adrianbrienhyundai.com.au.

Your experience is our priority at Adrian Brien Hyundai.

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New Car Calendar August 2017


New Car Calendar July 2017
New Car Calendar August 2017

New Car Calendar August 2017

Featured Vehicles

A list of FordHyundaiJeepChryslerDodgeFiatAbarth and Kia vehicles planned for release in Australia:

2017

  • Hyundai Kona: All-new ‘OS’ baby SUV to take on Mazda CX-3 (Sep).
  • Hyundai Kona: All-new small SUV based on i30 to slot under Tucson (Sep).
  • Hyundai i30 N: First ever Hyundai hot hatch to offer 202kW, 19-inch alloys, LSD (Oct).
  • Hyundai Sonata: Significant upgrade to include fresh look and mechanicals (Oct).
  • Jeep Compass: Replacement for both Compass and Patriot finally arrives (Oct).
  • Kia Sorento: Updates for unsung Korean seven-seat SUV (Oct).
  • Kia Stinger: Four-door rear-drive GT concept to morph into Commodore rival (Oct).
  • Genesis G70: Hyundai’s fledgling luxury brand builds a BMW 3 Series rival (Nov).
  • Genesis G80: Renamed, facelifted Hyundai large sedan to bring biturbo V6 (Nov).
  • Hyundai IONIQ: Electric First mass-market Korean EV, 280km range, affordable (Dec).
  • Hyundai IONIQ: Hybrid Look out Prius: Hyundai promises better look and drive (Dec).
  • Hyundai IONIQ: Plug-in 50km pure-EV range, petrol power for other times (Dec).
  • Ford Focus RS: Limited-edition hyper-hatch scores Quaife front diff (late 2017).

2017

  • Ford EcoSport: Pint-size 2WD SUV to bring updates including relocated spare (Q1 2018).
  • Hyundai Santa Fe: All-new large SUV to return V6 petrol option and 2.2 CRDi (Q1 2018).
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Blistering Hellcat-engined large SUV (early 2018).
  • Jeep Wrangler: Samey design, alloy panels for most iconic Jeep (early 2018).
  • Hyundai Veloster: Second-gen hatch-coupe to bring more style and speed (Q2 2018).
  • Ford Mustang: Facelift for US pony car a long way away (mid-2018).
  • Ford Edge: Imported large SUV will fill the void vacated by Territory from October (2018).
  • Genesis GV80: First of two all-new SUVs (small and large) coming to Oz (2018).
  • Hyundai i30 RN: Hottest i30 to pack 280kW and all-wheel drive (2018).
  • Hyundai i30N: Fastback Swoopier i30 arrives in hot N form only (2018).

2019

  • Jeep Pick-up: US brand’s first ute based on new Wrangler (early 2019).
  • Kia small SUV: Long wait for Korean brand’s first compact SUV (2019).

To Be Confirmed

  • Ford Fiesta: Ford Oz staying mum on seventh-gen light-car revealed in Europe (TBC).
  • Ford Mondeo: Hybrid Blue Oval takes aim at Toyota’s fleet-friendly Camry Hybrid (TBC).
  • Ford Mondeo ST: Powered-up sports version of new Ford mid-sizer (TBC).
  • Kia Optima wagon: Kia’s first mid-size wagon could arrive in late 2016 if signed off (TBC).

Source: New Car Calendar.

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New Car Calendar July 2017


New Car Calendar July 2017
New Car Calendar July 2017

New Car Calendar July 2017

Featured Vehicles

A list of FordHyundaiJeepChryslerDodgeFiatAbarth and Kia vehicles planned for release in Australia:

  • Hyundai Sonata: Significant upgrade to include fresh look and mechanicals (Aug).
  • Hyundai Kona: All-new ‘OS’ baby SUV to take on Mazda CX-3 (Sep).
  • Hyundai Kona: All-new small SUV based on i30 to slot under Tucson (Sep).
  • Ford EcoSport: Pint-size 2WD SUV to bring updates including relocated spare (Oct).
  • Hyundai i30 N: First ever Hyundai hot hatch to offer 202kW, 19-inch alloys, LSD (Oct).
  • Kia Stinger: Four-door rear-drive GT concept to morph into Commodore rival (Oct).
  • Genesis G70: Hyundai’s fledgling luxury brand builds a BMW 3 Series rival (Nov).
  • Genesis G80: Renamed, facelifted Hyundai large sedan to bring biturbo V6 (Nov).
  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric: First mass-market Korean EV, 280km range, affordable (Dec).
  • Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid: Look out Prius: Hyundai promises better look and drive (Dec).
  • Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in: 50km pure-EV range, petrol power for other times (Dec).
  • Jeep Compass: Replacement for both Compass and Patriot finally arrives (late 2017).

2018

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Blistering Hellcat-engined large SUV (Early 2018).
  • Jeep Wrangler: Samey design, alloy panels for most iconic Jeep (early 2018).
  • Hyundai Santa Fe: All-new large SUV to return V6 petrol option and 2.2 CRDi (Q1 2018).
  • Hyundai Veloster: Second-gen hatch-coupe to bring more style and speed (Q2 2018).
  • Ford Mustang: Facelift for US pony car a long way away (mid-2018).
  • Ford Edge: Imported large SUV will fill the void vacated by Territory from October (2018).
  • Genesis Coupe: All-new mid-size G70 sedan-based two-door due with biturbo V6 (2018).
  • Genesis GV80 SUV: First of two all-new SUVs (small and large) coming to Oz (2018).
  • Hyundai i30 RN: Hottest i30 to pack 280kW and all-wheel drive (2018).
  • Hyundai i30N: Fastback Swoopier i30 arrives in hot N form only (2018).

2019

  • Jeep Pick-up: US brand’s first ute based on new Wrangler (early 2019).
  • Kia small SUV Long wait for Korean brand’s first compact SUV (2019).

To Be Confirmed

  • Ford Fiesta: Ford Oz staying mum on seventh-gen light-car revealed in Europe (TBC).
  • Ford Mondeo Hybrid: Blue Oval takes aim at Toyota’s fleet-friendly Camry Hybrid (TBC).
  • Ford Mondeo ST: Powered-up sports version of new Ford mid-sizer (TBC).
  • Kia Optima wagon: Kia’s first mid-size wagon could arrive in late 2016 if signed off (TBC).

Source: New Car Calendar.

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The Small Car Benchmark – Hyundai’s Reinvented i30


Reinvented i30
Reinvented i30

The Small Car Benchmark – Hyundai’s Reinvented i30

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Hyundai’s award-winning small car has been redesigned into the innovative next generation i30. The much loved i30 has been transformed with modern touches of style, safety and technology, that are guaranteed to turn heads. The new i30 is packed with the latest technology and safety features and topped off with an eye catching stylish design both inside and out.

With practicality and sophistication you wouldn’t expect from a small car, it’s sure to impress. The i30 boasts a 5-star ANCAP rating, impressive fuel efficiency and Hyundai’s famous after purchase care, including a 5-year unlimited km warranty, lifetime service plan, roadside support and a sat nav update plan.

“What we like: quietly confident looks, good engine range and excellent chassis (in independent rear end spec).”

Source: Hyundai i30 2017 review, Cars Guide.

Striking Exterior
Striking Exterior

Striking Exterior

The redesigned exterior features a cascading grille, panorama sunroof and alloy wheels as standard; this stylish small car is guaranteed to turn heads.

Hyundai’s stylish new-generation i30 hatchback is loaded with equipment, including great smartphone integration and – on more expensive versions – a broad active-safety suite that includes auto braking. Handling and comfort are good and among three engine options is a very strong turbo-petrol.”

Source: 2017 Hyundai i30 Review, Which Car.

Sophisticated, Comfort And Design
Sophisticated, Comfort And Design

Sophisticated, Comfort And Design

The interior features combine contemporary modern fixtures such as a stop/start engine button with luxurious front seat warming and cooling ventilation.

“With excellent equipment levels, safety tech, cabin refinement and driving dynamics the i30 is a seriously good car and deserves its place among Japanese and German contemporaries.”

Source: Hyundai i30 2017 Review, Motoring.

 

Superior, Technology And Entertainment
Superior, Technology And Entertainment

Superior Technology And Entertainment

The new i30 enhances driving experience in more ways than one, with wireless device charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

“Refinement; sound driving manners (exciting, even, with the SR); strong engines and broad model range; elegant and functional dash and switchgear.”

Source: 2017 Hyundai i30 Australian review, Wheels Mag.

Parking Made Simple
Parking Made Simple

Parking Made Simple

With the rear-view camera and parking sensors offering dynamic parking guidelines as the driver turns the wheel, parking the i30 is a breeze.

“The new Hyundai i30 not only looks better and more premium inside and out but it’s better to drive and better equipped than ever before. With a solid range of cars to choose from, strong engines, good pricing and an excellent active safety system, the new i30 is likely to be the dominant force in the small car segment, indeed I’d go so far as to say that as a complete package it’s the new small car benchmark. Be afraid Mazda. Be afraid Toyota.”

Source: 2018 Hyundai i30 Review, Practical Motoring.

Advanced High Strength Steel
Advanced High Strength Steel

Advanced High Strength Steel

The new i30 features Advanced High Strength Steel, which is up to 10% lighter than and twice as rigid as conventional steel.

“After a few brief days driving the different variants if i30, I’ve come away very impressed with the totality of the range and its broad-based appeal.”

Source: Hyundai i30 Review, Auto Expert.

Designed To Keep You Safe
Designed To Keep You Safe

Designed To Keep You Safe

Safety is the priority for the i30, equipped with 7 airbags and Emergency Stop Signals to warn surrounding traffic when emergency braking is detected.

“The new i30 takes the unfair advantages of its predecessor and adds power, refinement, standard equipment and great steering to its arsenal.”

Source: 2017 Hyundai i30 Review – Australian Launch, Performance Drive.

Book A Test Drive Today

The Hyundai i30 is available now so contact the team at Adrian Brien Hyundai and book a test drive today on (08) 8374 5444 or search our stock online at www.adrianbrienhyundai.com.au.

Your experience is our priority at Adrian Brien Hyundai.

Corner 1305 South Road and 1 Ayliffes Road

(Enter via Ayliffes Road) St Marys SA 5042

Adrian Brien Hyundai
Adrian Brien Hyundai