Five Fun Facts about the 2017 Hyundai Elantra

2017 Hyundai Elantra

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is all-new this year and comes jam packed with tons of great new features. Here are five fun facts about the 2017 Hyundai Elantra that are sure make you want to drive home in this beauty.

  1. Automatic Emergency Braking. We would all appreciate an extra set of eyes on the road while driving. The Elantra’s Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection will automatically apply the brakes if it detects a collision and the driver doesn’t react in time.
  2. America’s Best Warranty. With a 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, you’ll have the confidence you need to tackle whatever comes on the road ahead.
  3. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Car System. Start your car, unlock the doors, and more with this innovative suite of connected features you can use on a smartphone or even a smartwatch.
  4. Luxurious interior. Available luxurious features like heated seats, memory settings, automatic climate control, and a premium audio system will make even this compact car feel like a dream.
  5. Smart features. Don’t worry about having your hands full. The hands-fre smart trunk opens without needing any gestures. It senses when you are near and open automatically.

Come check out the 2017 Hyundai Elantra at Joe Holland Hyundai today to see even more of what it has to offer.

Trout Stocking in West Virginia

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Did you know that every winter, numerous lakes and streams in West Virginia are restocked with trout? This year, trout stocking in West Virginia took place in 51 lakes and streams. And, according to the Division of Natural Resources, this could lead to a record year for many anglers.

Lakes are stocked with fish to keep up with fishing demand along with supporting local habitats and restore populations. The fish are raised in hatcheries until they are big enough to be released into the wild.

This year, the lakes and streams were stocked with rainbow, brown, golden rainbow, and brook trout. And, because of the mild winter we had, the trout were able to grow bigger than usual.

“Our hatcheries have had a good year,” said Jim Hendrick, hatchery program manager for the Division of Natural Resources. “The mild fall really helped. The water in the hatcheries stayed relatively warm, and the fish continued to eat and grow. We’re kind of bursting at the seams with trout right now. In terms of pounds stocked, we might be looking at a record.”

Check this list to see which lakes and streams are stocked with trout each year in West Virginia.

June 18th is recognized as National Go Fishing Day. To celebrate, you should plan a trip to your favorite fishing hole. Has this been a record-setting fishing year for you?

Hyundai’s Flagship Is an Unexpected Addition

Hyundai's Flagship Car

At top the top of Hyundai’s lineup you’ll find something surprising—the Equus. This luxury full-size sedan offers buyers a compelling choice when compared to the competition. It comes with just as many features, an incredibly spacious interior, and all at a much more affordable price.

When you look at Hyundai’s flagship, it might seem like an odd match with the rest of the lineup, but even the least expensive Hyundai model is gaining premium features and uses well-made materials.

In the 2016 Hyundai Equus passengers will love the 126 cubic feet of interior space, more than in the Mercedes-Benz S550. The available 429-horsepower V8 engine delivers more power than the Lexus LS 460. And, with the Concierge Service, you’ll save time with personal services, like a “Your Time, Your Place” test drive.

With the Equus Ultimate, standard features include a hands-free smart trunk with auto open, a forward-view cornering camera, a 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster, a Heads-up Display, a rear-seat entertainment system with dual 9.2-inch monitors, and power lumbar on rear outboard seats.

What do you think about the 2016 Hyundai Equus? Do you think it is a good flagship for the Hyundai brand?

Joe Holland’s Memorial Day Facebook Photo Contest

Memorial Day Charleston, WV

Enter Joe Holland Hyundai’s Memorial Day Facebook Photo Contest!  Joe Holland wants to thank our veterans and U.S. military members! Message us a photo of veteran or active duty member you know that deserves to be honored.  We will upload the pictures into our Memorial Day Facebook Photo Album. The photo that receives the most likes will win a $200 gift certificate to the local restaurant of their choice, courtesy of Joe Holland Hyundai!

To enter, simply message us a photo of a veteran or U.S. military member that you know and we will upload it to our Memorial Day Facebook Photo Album.  The picture with the most likes by 4:00 pm on May 27th will win!

Like our page on Facebook to learn about more promotions, offers, and to stay up-to-date on the latest automotive, local, and dealership news:

  • Must live in the Charleston, WV area
  • One entry per person
  • Likes must be on the photo posted on the Joe Holland’s Facebook page – Likes on shared photos will not count
  • Last day to submit a photo is 5/27/16 at 12pm
  • Voting ends 5/27/16 at 4pm
  • Winner will be announced on Facebook


Please contact Joe Holland for details or if you have any questions!

Spied…The New Elantra Sport!

2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Hyundai’s new Elantra Sport has been spied in South Korea, and we at Joe Holland Hyundai love the new look! We were not expecting to see the vehicle until the 2016 SEMA Show this October, so the sneak peak is quite exciting!

The Elantra Sport is aimed at the performance enthusiast, and it has unique styling on the front and rear which create significant body changes. From the pictures, it appears to have a newly designed bumper and ride on a lower chassis. In addition, there are extended chrome trims and a diffuser housing a dual pipe setup.

There has not been a high performance compact model, so the Elantra Sport will definitely be a unique vehicle. The powertrain has not yet been debuted, but it might be Hyundai’s 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. It may also have an optional six-speed manual, similar to the Veloster Turbo.

We may have to wait a bit longer for actual details of the new Elantra Sport, but for pictures of the spied vehicle, click here.

Check out the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra at Joe Holland Hyundai today!

Hyundai Works to Create a Connected Car


Hyundai Motor Group has partnered with Cisco to create new ideas and get closer to creating a successful connected car. They are currently working on a roadmap for connected car development in hopes of creating a “hyper-connected and intelligent car.”

Many automakers and technology companies are working on the creation of connected cars. Autonomous driving is also a big deal, as developments are just now becoming solid enough to test.

However, fully autonomous vehicles may be a bit further in the future, so for the present, Hyundai is working on car connectivity. This connectivity should be between driver’s smartphones and their vehicles. The company hopes to develop technology such as smart remote maintenance services and smart traffic controls.

The overall goal is to provide drivers with an increased hub of knowledge to enhance the driving experience while decreasing the chances of vehicle maintenance failure and accidents.

Creating a computer on wheels is one of the last technology frontiers to living a fully connected life. By creating a connected car roadmap, Hyundai is placing connected mobility at the center of customers’ lives.

Share with us at Joe Holland Hyundai your thoughts on Hyundai’s connected car!

Hyundai Ioniq Lineup Debut at NYIAS


The Hyundai Ioniq Lineup debut at the New York International Auto Show in March marked the first car in the world to offer three different ecofriendly powertrains. Available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and a fully electric car, the Hyundai Ioniq lineup combines sleek style with all the latest technologies.

Hyundai believes the Ioniq lineup will attract a growing group of drivers who desire a low-emission vehicle without having to compromise style and performance. All three Ioniq vehicles will have innovative smart features like automatic braking, as well as the latest in infotainment technology like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Ioniq EV has top of the line range at 110 miles, while the plug-in hybrid has an electric range of 25 miles. The Ioniq PHEV and Hybrid both feature direct-injection four-cylinder engines. Designed to look futuristic inside and out, the cabin is clean and modern and always comfortable thanks to efficient technology that makes heating and cooling use the least energy possible.

The Ioniq concepts are an important step in the right direction toward Hyundai’s goal of global sustainability.

Spring Car Maintenance Tips

Car Wash Charleston, WV

After a harsh winter, your car needs a little help getting back on its feet, so spring car maintenance is a must. Here are some things you should do when the weather starts to warm up.

First, check your fluids. They’re likely low or even dirty to the point of needing to be changed. Have your battery tested along with your spark plugs—if performance is low or they’re more than three years old, just replace them.

Check your tire pressure since cold weather lowers it, and check to make sure your brake pads, lines, and belts aren’t wearing out. Get new windshield wiper blades—after sweeping snow off your car all winter, your blades are probably too tired to keep up with spring rain.

Check out your wheel alignment and suspension as well. These can easily get knocked out of place when you hit big potholes. If you feel your car vibrating or pulling to one side when you drive, definitely check the alignment and suspension.

Clean, clean, clean, outside and in. Salt and slush that build up under your car can lead to rusting, and you’ll feel much better when your car is clean on the inside.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Release

2017 Hyundai Elantra
Check out the 2017 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai made waves recently when they announced that the upcoming 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport would arrive at Hyundai dealerships as early as late this year, after its stellar debut at the 2016 SEMA Show.

The new Elantra Sport model is based on the 2017 Elantra sedan, though the Sport variant rocks a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, producing up to an estimated 200 horsepower.

Official pricing has not been announced for the model – which has been described as a model for “performance enthusiasts” – nor has its exact release date, but it’s safe to assume that such information must be on its way shortly.

You can explore a ton of pictures of the new Elantra Sport here, thanks to Cnet.

If you’d like to learn how to get your name in for the upcoming 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport release – or would simply like to check out one of the Hyundai’s current, top-notch vehicles – visit us anytime at Joe Holland Hyundai.

Increase Your Gas Mileage and Save Money

Try to increase your gas mileage with these simple tips!

The price of gasoline may be low, but that sure doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t like to save even more, right? Here are some basic tips to increase your gas mileage, and therefore, your savings:

  • Slow down. By reducing your speed can save you multiple miles per gallon, especially on long trips.
  • Whenever possible, avoid idling your car. If you’re waiting to pick someone up or have become stuck behind a train – there’s no point to wasting your car’s energy.
  • Therefore, it’s beneficial not to warm up your car for more than about 30 seconds. Your car will warm up quickly once you start driving.
  • Reduce the weight of your vehicle. If you still have luggage in the back from your last trip, it’s lowering your fuel economy.
  • Lastly, keep your vehicle in good shape! Properly inflated tires, quality engine oil, and a clean air filter will all improve your vehicle’s efficiency.


For more money-saving automobile tips, visit us anytime at Joe Holland Hyundai!