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Hyundai History: How Hyundai Prepared for 2017

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere for the last 15 months, you know as well as the rest of us that 2016 was a year for the books – and the automotive world is no exception. This past year has produced leaps and bounds in modern driver technology, offering some of the best and most impressive features we’ve seen on consumer vehicles, ever. For Hyundai, this created a need to adapt to a changing landscape faster than before – and with just one look at your local Hyundai dealership, it’s clear that Hyundai took on 2017 with serious style.

In order to prepare for this year, Hyundai made some strong moves to up the ante when it comes to powerful performance and untouched efficiency. Between impressive hybrid and electric options that help drivers ditch the pump and keep on rolling and the high-powered luxury models meant to to inspire thrills with every mile, Hyundai produced some exceptional models for the 2017 lineup – and we’re happier than ever to see the progress Hyundai has made.

Here’s a look at some of the most amazing strides Hyundai has made to move into 2017 – see for yourself and understand why we’re ready to give Hyundai the title of “Most Ready To Take on the New Year.”

An Eye on Hybrids

After more than a decade of seeing hybrid models slowly carve out their space on the roads, it’s still a bit of a mystery why hybrid and electric vehicles aren’t more ubiquitous on your average Main Street, U.S.A. The fact is, most drivers are still a bit intimidated by the hybrid concept, especially since they’re so darn noticeable compared to other vehicles. That’s what makes the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq one seriously impressive hybrid and all-electric vehicle – it just seems so much like a classic luxury crossover.

That’s because the Ioniq hybrid relies on classical styling to provide a bold, strong stance found on most family-friendly crossovers, all while packing a whopping 58 combined miles per gallon to offer amazing savings that are curiously understated at first glance. With one trip around town, however, you’ll start to see a difference in just how efficient the Ioniq can be. Add in the all-electric and plug-in hybrid models coming later this spring and you’ve got one efficient lineup that’s sure to sway even the most loyal performance-lovers.

Luxury, Thy Name is Hyundai

Typically, drivers looking for top-tier luxury may not think to consider a Hyundai – but with just one look at the 2017 Hyundai Azera, you’ll know there may just be no going back. The 2017 Azera boasts serious styling courtesy of HID Xenon headlights with LED accents, LED wraparound taillights, power-folding side mirrors, dual exhaust and 19-inch alloy wheels. Plus, with some of today’s most advanced entertainment and safety tech, the Azera proudly proclaims it’s ready for whatever the future may hold.

Whatever your choice, there’s no denying that Hyundai has taken great pains to be one of the most impressive brands heading into 2017. Check one out for yourself and see what awaits you at your Hyundai dealer – you’re going to be delightfully surprised.