Jill Merriam Key Hyundai Blog

Super Bowl is Here

I found this post on Motortrends blog. It lays out Hyundai’s plans for the Superbowl commercials. We were all disappointed last year when they solely ran Genesis commercials and we didn’t even have the car yet. But, Hyundai seems to have redeemed itself. This commercial lineup seems much better. I am particuarly excited to see the Genesis Coupe commercial. Word on the street is that we should have one in the showroom of Key Hyundai of Manchester in a month or so. If you have any questions about that particular car, feel free to email our resident tuner, Jon, at jbuttero@driveworryfree.com

Here’s the text of the Motortrend blog

Hyundai has rolled out its full Super Bowl XLIII advertising schedule that includes a sponsorship of the game’s “Kick-Off Show” and five 30-sec. ad spots. In the commercials airing February 1, the automaker will focus on the debut of its all-new Genesis Coupe, the well-received Hyundai Assurance program and it’s awarding of the 2009 North American Car of the Year award for the Genesis sedan.

Three of the 30-sec. bits will air before the game, while two others — one in the second quarter, the other in the third — will be shown during the football action. Drifter Rhys Millen’s highly-anticipated “Epic Lap” commercial will air prior to kickoff and is scored by Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin from rock band Smashing Pumpkins.

With its ads, Hyundai is aiming to give stiff competition to Audi USA, the perennial top dog when it comes to making the most popular car ads during the U.S.’s most

Hyundai introduces the Genesis Forest Project

Not only has the new Hyundai Genesis been named car of the year, it’s also eco-friendly! Through the Genesis Forest Project, Hyundai Motor America is supporting the conservation and creation of forests through a variety of channels by implementing one of the most unique and comprehensive carbon offset programs in the world.

Hyundai’s commitment includes:

  • Offsetting the carbon emissions of every new 2009 Genesis sold for its first full year on the road by supporting a reforestation and avoided deforestation project located in Brazil.
  • Enabling members of the Hyundai community, as well as interested individuals to calculate their carbon footprint and offset it by planting trees in the Genesis Forest Project.
  • Financially supporting the work of the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Alliance in its mission to develop rigorous standards to validate projects with positive climate, community, and biodiversity impacts.
  • Sponsoring the Hyundai Climate Grants program to award three $35,000 grants to project developers to create new forestry carbon-offset projects designed to meet the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standards.
  • To learn more about Hyundai’s Genesis Forest Project, please visit http://hyundai.carbonfund.org. While visiting, you can also use the carbon calculator to figure out your carbon offsets and a donation amount that will help cancel out your emissions. Your contribution directly funds the planting of native trees to create high quality carbon reductions in the Genesis Forest in the heart of Brazil.

If you would like to test drive a Genesis and see what all the excitement is about, make sure to visit our showroom in Manchester, Ct, or schedule a test drive online.

See Key Hyundai of Fox 61 and WFSB Channel 3

Connecticut TV Stations View Hyundai Assurance as Newsworthy

What a week it was!  The Hyundai Assurance plan has gotten some great press and Key Hyundai of Manchester has been lucky enough to go along for the ride.  We got calls from Fox 61 and Channel 3, WFSB, about doing a news story on the Hyundai Assurance.  We still don’t know why they drove past two Hyundai dealerships to get to us, but we are happy that they did!

Here are the links to the two spots that were broadcast on the evening news:


http://www.fox61.com/pages/main  Just type in Hyundai in the search menu and the video will appear.

Hyundai Even Surprises Us Sometimes!

The New Hyundai Assurance Program Does What????

I just got back from a week long vacation with my family.  The day that I left, we got top-secret emails from Hyundai about a scheduled conference call with dealers.  We knew that they were going to make a game-changing announcement but we couldn’t figure out what.  So, when I checked in from vacation, I was pleasantly surprised to see the announcement of the Hyundai Assurance plan.   It is indeed game changing. 

To those of you that haven’t heard, the Hyundai Assurance program allows you to give back your car and all of the negative equity during your first year of ownership  if you lose your job or become disabled.  The amazing part is that it has absolutely no adverse effect on your credit!  I’ve read all the documentation and believe me, there is no trick to this.  All you have to do is buy a new Hyundai and finance it with any bank and you receive the Hyundai Assurance Plan free of charge.

My question is, why would you buy any other car right now?  Here is a summary of why you should buy a new Hyundai from Key Hyundai of Manchester:

1.  America’s Best Warranty – Bumper to bumper coverage for 5 years/ 60,000 miles and powertrain coverage for 10 years/100,000 miles.  We can offer you a product to expand out the bumper to bumper for the full length warranty.

2.  Hyundai Assurance – You lose your job, you return the vehicle for up to a year, no questions asked.

3.  Drive Worry Free at Key – When you buy your new Hyundai from Key Hyundai of Manchester, your trusted Connecticut Hyundai dealer, you get free of charge, free tires if they wear out, free battery if it dies and a free engine guarantee for life.  All we ask is that you service your vehicle with us to qualify for this loyalty program.  We have given away over $40,000 a year in free tires since we started!   

4.  Value – You get all this for thousands less than Toyota or Honda.  Add to that the amazing rebates right now and it’s a no brainer.

Visit www.driveworryfree.com for more details!

Hyundai Genesis Wins Car of the Year at Detriot Auto Show

The Hyundai Genesis is an amazing car – we’ve written about it on our website www.driveworryfree.com.  Now, a group of car-enthusiast journalists have confirmed what we knew all along.  Here is the story:

Hyundai Genesis, Ford F-150 named top vehicles

Richard Truett

  image Car of the Year winner: Hyundai Genesis
DETROIT — The 209 Hyundai Genesis today was named the North American Car of the Year by a panel of 50 of the nation’s top automotive journalists. The redesigned 2009 Ford F-150 hauled away Truck of the Year honors.
The Genesis defeated the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Ford Flex. The F-150 came out on top over the redesigned Dodge Ram and Mercedes-Benz ML320 Bluetec.
The awards are given to the vehicles that get the most points by the panel of journalists. Each category had a total of 500 points this year, 10 points per judge.
This year was the first time that two diesel-powered vehicles, the Jetta TDI and the ML320 Bluetec, made the list of finalists. It was also the first time a Korean vehicle, the Genesis, has been a finalist.
Voting started in September from a list of 14 new or substantially revamped cars and 12 new or redesigned trucks and SUVs. Cars that didn’t make the final cut include the Dodge Challenger coupe, the Honda Fit and the Toyota Venza crossover. On the truck side, the Chevrolet Traverse, Volkswagen Tiguan and Subaru Forester didn’t make the list of finalists.