Hyundai Ioniq’s Awards Recognize Efficiency and Design

The Hyundai Ioniq's Awards are well-deserved

The Hyundai Ioniq is one of the most unique vehicles on the road today. It is a purpose-built hybrid, but it comes in three variations: a standard hybrid, a plug-in hybrid with 29 miles of electric driving range, and a full EV with 124 miles of driving range.*

Since its introduction in 2016, the Ioniq has received multiple industry awards for its superb efficiency and sharp design. Here is a highlight of some of the Ioniq’s awards.

  • iF Design Award Automobiles

    The Ioniq Home Charger system was recognized for its innovative design and style. Its pure white color symbolizes for an innovative, creative life and uses the same materials as the Ioniq.

  • Good Design Award™

    The Chicago Athenaeum Museum was so impressed with the Ioniq’s design, it recognized it for its impressive style for both 2015 and 2016. This award celebrates the importance of using sustainable designs for products that have a positive impact on the environment.

  • Next Green Car Awards.

Next Green Car from the United Kingdom honored the Ioniq as both the best Small Family Car and the Car of the Year. They were impressed with its practicality, electric range, and overall value.

  • Red Dot Design Award

    . The Ioniq won this award in 2016 for its future-oriented and revolutionary design.

As the Ioniq lineup grows more popular and diverse, we here at Empire Hyundai can’t wait to see how the model will be recognized for its outstanding innovation.

*2018 Ioniq Electric. Up to 124 miles all-electric range based on a fully charged battery pack with 28.0-kWh capacity and 136 MPGe. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual range and mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery’s condition and other factors.

Best Theme Parks in New England

Swings are a fun attraction at Theme Parks in New England

If you live in the New England area, there are tons of amusement parks and water parks in the surrounding states that make for the perfect day trip. Here are some of the best theme parks in New England to keep your summer fun!

Water Parks

It’s already been a hot summer, and water parks are the best way to have a good time and stay cool at the same time. Water Country in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has 26 acres of rivers, white water rafting, rides, slides, pools, and more.

Further south check out CoCo Key Water Park in Danvers, Massachusetts, an indoor park that’s perfect for rainy days, and Water Whizz, which has water features as well as rollercoasters!

Amusement Parks

If rides are more your thing, Six Flags New England and Six Flags Great Adventure are the perfect place to spend a weekend. Whether your kids are teens or toddlers, there’s something for the whole family.

Be sure not to forget Lake Compounce, which features boomerang coasters, water adventures, a “Lights Out” water slide, and more.

Theme Parks

Santa’s Village is a fun spot to get into the Christmas spirit year-round. With a sleigh ride and other kid-friendly rides, this is a great spot for family trips. Story Land in Bartlett, New Hampshire, lets kids be creative and imaginative, and the Edaville Family Theme Park has a Thomas the Train engine you can actually ride!

To get to all these amazing parks this summer, consider a new ride from Empire Hyundai.

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Boston

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Boston this year

This year, celebrate the fourth of July right by heading to the all-American city of Boston. Boston is one of the most historical cities in the country, making it a great location to celebrate American independence. Discover the rich history of American independence while walking the famed Freedom Trail, and check out these Fourth of July events for some fun from the whole family.

The 37th Annual Boston Harborfest Celebration

Nothing says the holiday is near like the Boston Harborfest, which takes place from June 29th to July 4th. With music, food, and fun, come out to enjoy the harbor with some fellow Americans.

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

On July 3rd, come out to Hatch Shell on the Esplanade to enjoy a live orchestra performance and breath-taking fireworks display for free. The orchestra’s performance will also take place on the 4th.

The City of Boston’s Official Independence Day Commemoration

Head to the historic City Hall Plaza at 9 am for a flag raising ceremony to honor fallen patriots and watch the parade to the Old State House. At 10 am at the Old State House, the Declaration of Independence will be read aloud from the balcony, as it was in Boston on July 18, 1776.

Boston POPS Does the Fourth & Fireworks

The Boston Pops will perform once more on July 4th, followed by a slew of other prominent musical artists. The performance will be televised and followed by a fireworks show over the Charles River.

If you need a new ride to get you to these Independence Day celebrations, be sure to visit Empire Hyundai and explore our lineup.

2019 Hyundai Veloster Set to Appear in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp

2019 Hyundai Veloster in Fall River, MA

This year, one of Hyundai’s most-anticipated 2019 models meets one of the year’s most-anticipated films: Ant-Man and the Wasp. Marvel routinely uses automotive product placements within their films, turning everyday vehicles into superpowered icons. This year, Marvel will feature the sleek and redesigned 2019 Hyundai Veloster in its action-packed summer blockbuster, Ant-Man and the Wasp.

This is not the first time that a Hyundai vehicle has been prominently featured within a Marvel Studios production, as Hyundai vehicles also made appearances in the popular Netflix shows Daredevil and Jessica Jones. The collaboration between Hyundai and Ant-Man and the Wasp is especially notable because Paul Rudd has close ties to both – he’s currently Hyundai’s celebrity spokesperson and stars as Ant-Man in the film.

The 2019 Veloster is a sports hatchback with enough power and flair to suit a superhero flick. The featured Veloster’s purple exterior features yellow and orange flames, making it look like a kitschy and fun toy car. In the film, it will surely serve as a flashy getaway vehicle. Other Hyundai vehicles will make an appearance in the film, but no particular models have been officially confirmed. We’re confident that Hyundai’s sleek and sporty vehicles will provide the perfect backdrop in the film, and we can’t wait to see the 2019 Veloster in super-heroic action.

If you’d like to pick up a Hyundai Veloster model of your own, be sure to stop by Empire Hyundai this summer.

Memorial Day Celebrations in Fall River, Massachusetts

Memorial Day Events in Fall River, MA

Memorial Day is the perfect holiday to enjoy family and take a moment to remember those who have served our country. If you’re looking for a new way to celebrate this year, there is plenty to do around Fall River.

Massachusetts Memorial Day Salute to the Fallen – Friday, May 25th

This statewide memorial service will take place at the Gold Star Families Memorial. Whether you’re from a Gold Star family or not, it’s a great opportunity to provide your love and support to fellow community members, as well as pay tribute to former service members.

Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 28th

Every year, the Fall River Veterans’ Council works together with the city to host a Memorial Day Parade. The parade includes marching bands, veterans, and city officials and will kick off at Kennedy Park. The parade’s closing ceremonies will occur at the Government Center Atrium, where the parade will be ending.

Battleship Cove Ceremony – Monday, May 28th

Battleship Cove hosts an official commemoration ceremony for all of those who have given their lives and Gold Star Families who have lost their loved ones. The ceremony is free of charge and open to the public. The flag will be raised at noon from its position at half-staff, and a 21-gun salute will take place.

Battleship Cove Veteran Admission – Saturday, May 26th – Monday, May 28th

Not only is Battleship Cove hosting a commemoration ceremony, but they also have free admission for veterans throughout Memorial Day weekend. Whether you’re a veteran or not, visiting Battleship Cove is a great way to learn about Fall River’s history and naval past.

From the entire Empire Hyundai crew, we hope you have a memorable Memorial Day.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Boston

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Boston | Empire Hyundai | Fall River, MA

Every year, St. Patrick’s Day is an opportunity for everyone across the country to wear their best green, watch local parades, and go out for a night of drinking with their buddies, but in Boston, MA, St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal. That’s because one of Boston’s many claims to fame is its Irish heritage. So if you’re in Boston for St. Patrick’s Day, then check out these local events!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston: Don’t miss the annual parade in Southie, a family-friendly event full of fun, on the Sunday closest to March 17th.

Go on a Pub Crawl: There are so many bar crawls in Boston in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we couldn’t choose just one. Check your local pubs and taverns for more info!

Dropkick Murphys Concert: While they spend most of the year away on tour, Boston’s own Celtic punk rock band The Dropkick Murphys always come home for St. Paddy’s.

Explore the Irish Heritage Trail: Celebrate Boston’s roots on the Irish Heritage Trail, where you can enjoy sights such as the Kennedy Rose Garden, the Boston Irish Famine Memorial, and other contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants.

There are plenty of options for tasting great food and beer, listening to live music, and exploring Boston’s Irish roots. Head to Boston for St. Patrick’s Day to experience everything the city has to offer. If you have a Hyundai from us here at Empire Hyundai, getting there is that much safer and more reliable.

Leasing 101 – Why It’s a Fantastic Option

leasing 101

If you’re shopping around for your next vehicle, you may feel a little hesitant to lease a car. After all, it seems like most people are buying, so should you do the same? Actually, leasing is a really great option for lots of individuals with lots of unique situations. Don’t let that option scare you away just because it seems unfamiliar. Read on for some basic leasing 101 from Empire Hyundai and learn when and why leasing is a perfect option.

 

A Smart Way to Save

When you lease a car, you essentially rent it long-term. There’s still often a down payment, just like there is when you buy a new car. However, with leasing the down payment is remarkably lower. There are also monthly payments, but these payments are typically lower than those on a car loan as well,

 

More for Less

Since the initial and the monthly costs are lower on a leased car than on one you would purchase, buyers can use these savings to opt for a nicer, more expensive car. This is great for people who want a fancy car for work, or simply for those who want a high-end trim level with all of the available safety and technology features.

 

Always Stay Up to Date

A typical lease lasts around two years. When the lease is up, as long as you have not exceeded the maximum mileage or broken any part of the contract, you simply turn the car back into where you leased it. It beats the hassle of selling an old car. Plus, when you’re on a two-year rotation with cars, you can always have the latest in technology, safety, and efficiency, which means a lot to some people.

Why Leasing is a Great Choice at Any Age

2018 Hyundai Accent

Leasing is one of two options most drivers have when they are in the market for a new car. Here are a few reasons why leasing is a great choice for drivers of all ages from us here at Empire Hyundai.

More Car

Monthly payments on a lease are less expensive than if you were to buy a vehicle. As a result, you can get more car for your money. Plus, you always have the option of buying the car once the lease contract reaches maturity.

Easy to Upgrade

While you may be on a stringent budget when buying a car, lower lease payments can allow you to get a better car. Buying a car may have left you with few options outside of the base model, but choosing to lease could allow you to get a top-of-the-line model for around the same monthly payment.

Upgrading is as easy as turning in your old car and leasing a new one. By doing so, you’ll enjoy the latest entertainment and safety technologies, advances in engineering, and the newest designs that the industry has to offer.

Minimal Down Payment

Many lenders and dealerships require a sizable down payment when you choose to buy a car. That isn’t the case for leasing. While a down payment will help reduce the monthly payment, it often isn’t necessary in order to leave the lot behind the wheel of a newly leased vehicle.

Successful Tailgating at Gillette Stadium

Football Stadium

Fall is one of our favorite seasons at Empire Hyundai for many reasons, one of which is tailgating. We look forward to tailgating at all our favorite football games throughout the rest of the year leading up to autumn. This season, prepare for the most successful tailgating event ever with these tips.

Get Set to Grill

Even when you’re gathering at an excellent place such as Gillette Stadium, a tailgating party just won’t cut it if you don’t have a great menu. The tailgating menu is all about the grilled grub, so get your grill ready to work hard. Prepare as much as you can ahead of time. Form burger patties, assemble kabobs, and chop burger toppings so that you can focus on the fun and not the preparation.

Bring Games

The purpose of a tailgating party is, of course, to gather in anticipation of the exciting game soon to take place. But you and your friends will be arriving well ahead of the game, so bring plenty of forms of entertainment to enjoy in the meantime, like cornhole or frisbee.

Support Your Team

You’re there to represent your team, so show a little enthusiasm! Dress for the part, wearing jerseys or your team’s colors. Hang balloons and streamers with your team’s colors so your friends and neighbors will know who you’re rooting for.

2018 Hyundai Vehicles

New red 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT in Fall River, MA
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT is just one of the models to look forward to in the new model year!

It’s that exciting time of the year when our favorite auto manufacturers begin to reveal the newest versions of their lineup. If you’re dying to know what to expect from the 2018 Hyundai lineup, and when you can expect to see them at Empire Hyundai, read on.

2018 Hyundai Sonata

The new Hyundai Sonata has received an updated exterior and smarter standard and available features than ever before. Systems like Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and wireless charging add to the cabin’s modern feel, and safety tools like standard Blind Spot Detection and Lance Change Assist make every commute a secure one. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata began arriving at dealerships earlier this summer.

2018 Hyundai Kona

The 2018 model year debuts an all-new, entry-level crossover SUV, the 2018 Hyundai Kona. This sporty five-seater will feature an available turbocharged engine, available all-wheel drive, smart driver-assist safety features and three different levels of infotainment. The 2018 Hyundai Kona is expected to be on sale late summer or early fall 2017.

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

This wagon-inspired hatchback features an athletic appearance to match its athletic performance. Powered by a 1.6-liter inline-four engine and a six-speed manual transmission, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT delivers 201 horsepower for a zippy ride. With plenty of storage, a cute design, smart technology, and many standard features, the new Hyundai Elantra GT promises to be a popular choice in the upcoming model year.