Hyundai’s Hope On Wheels

September is known as National Childhood Cancer month and every year, Hyundai does its part to help medical professionals and researchers fight cancer. This year, through their charity event, Hyundai’s Hope On Wheels awarded a substantial grant to a San Diego hospital. The grant was presented on September 9th at the Handprint Ceremony.

Hyundai’s Hope On Wheels rolled out the $150,000 grant to Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego. The grant will be used to expand knowledge of pediatric cancer and improve care around the country. Rady Children’s hospital was one of 10 recipients to receive the $150,000 Young Investigator Grant.

“Although there remains a lot more work to be done, the innovation that comes from this research will ultimately help us find a cure. To all the kids, families and cancer researchers fighting this terrible disease – you are not alone and we remain committed to this important cause,” said Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.

The grant was presented during the Handprint Ceremony where young cancer patients put their handprints on a white 2016 Hyundai Tucson.

The $150,000 Young Investigator Grant is just a small part of the more than $13 million Hyundai Hope On Wheels will award throughout 2016.

Here at Joe Holland Hyundai, we’re proud to be a part of such a dedicated automaker!

2017 Hyundai i30 Pushes Volkswagen

Hyundai has debuted the 2017 i30 hatchback ahead of the Paris Motor Show, and if the first look is any indication, it seems the Korean automaker has its sights set on Volkswagen. The 2017 Hyundai i30 is a compact and a hatchback, two major selling points for Volkswagen. Combined with a premium interior and a strong suite of technologies, the new i30 could be bad news for VW.

Available in Europe, drivers have a choice between three conventional engines that offer anywhere from 100 to 140 horsepower. A turbodiesel engine will offer 95 to 136 hp. The hatchback will offer front-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will be available on select trims.

The Hyundai i30 N will go tire-to-tire with the Volkswagen GTI. Under the hood of the i30 N is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that achieves an impressive 255 hp and 228 lb-ft of torque.

The Hyundai i30 is a hatchback that we here in the United States haven’t seen bearing its own name. When it does make it to the United States, the i30 usually comes in the form of an Elantra trim. Thus far, it’s been called the Elantra Touring and Elantra GT. Only time will tell if the new 2017 Hyundai i30 will make it to the United States market.

Here at Joe Holland Hyundai, we’re hoping to see the new i30 make it to the United States market this year!