Gender and Car Crash Type: Young Men and Women Have Very Different Ways of Crashing Cars

Gender and car crash type

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, right? Just like men and women tend to think differently, act differently, and do things differently, they crash their cars differently too. A new study from Kansas State University found that gender and car crash type are directly linked.

Young women are more likely to be involved in accidents in intersections and with pedestrians, and tend to crash more often during weekday work hours. Men, on the other hand, are more likely to crash at night on the weekend- the complete opposite. Men are also far more likely to have an off-road crash, and for the crash to be deadly.

The research found that women are 66 percent more likely to wear their seatbelt, but are 28 percent more likely to drive on a restricted license. In 2008, men were found to be three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than women, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration.

According to the research, males tend to be higher risk-takers, accounting for 71 percent of all traffic fatalities, 70 percent of all pedestrian fatalities, and 87 percent of all cyclist fatalities. These statistics are a major reason car insurance rates are quite a bit higher for a 20-year-old man than they are for a 20-year-old woman.

“There are often different risk factors for young male and young female drivers because their behavior and attitude are generally different,” Sunanda Dissanayake, professor of civil engineering said. “This may help explain why one gender is more likely to be involved in a certain type of crash. For example, young males may have more off-road crashes because this crash type is more frequently involved with speeding on rural roads — a driving habit exhibited more by young males than young females.”

Here at Glenbrook Hyundai, we can’t control your driving habits, but we can help you find a safe car to call your own. Stop by today to learn more!

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Updates On the Way for Hyundai Crossovers and Hybrids

Hyundai Crossovers and Hybrids

The Sonata Hybrid at NAIAS

Although we here at Glenbrook Hyundai are still excited about the 2015 models of Hyundai vehicles, we are also already looking forward to what’s to come from the 2016 models. And it looks like some serious updates are on the way for Hyundai crossovers and hybrids.

Both Hyundai’s five-passenger and seven-passenger crossover SUVs will get makeovers for 2016. The Tucson will get improved supplies to make it a serious presence among the crossover market.

As of this point, Hyundai does not have much part in electric vehicles. However, that all might change in the 2016 model year. The Sonata will be the first Hyundai to have a plug-in hybrid version. After that, more electric Hyundais could follow, as part of the timeline of Hyundai’s product plans.

Make sure you’re keeping an eye out for what’s to come from Hyundai automobiles in the coming years. The Accent and Elantra have special updates in the near future, and there are rumors about a sports sedan in the works.

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Hyundai Veloster and Santa Fe Receive Vincentric Best CPO Value Award

Best CPO Value

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Veloster and Santa Fe have been named as the top of their segments (subcompact coupe and mid-size crossover, respectively) in the 2014 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America awards.

The Vincentric Best CPO Value in America awards are vehicle-specific honors that determine the best certified pre-owned value you can get in each automotive segment. It does this by measuring the vehicles that have lower-than-expected ownership costs compared to their market segment and price, with several factors coming into consideration—like depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs.

The Hyundai Veloster and Santa Fe both topped their respective categories thanks to Hyundai’s excellent Certified Pre-Owned program. If you’re not sure what that is, just visit Glenbrook Hyundai for all the details. It includes things like a 10-year/100,000 mile CPO Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 150-point inspection, 10-year/Unlimited Mileage Roadside assistance towing coverage, and much more!

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Hyundai Dealerships get Global Redesign

Many carmakers set a goal to make their cars as globally appealing as possible. Hyundai is taking this goal one step further, announcing that regardless of where you are in the world, you will soon not be able to tell the immediate difference between Hyundai dealerships. The Korean carmaker has decided that by around 2020, all showrooms outside of the United States will have a single, uniform look to promote its luxury brand.

Hyundai Genesis

The plan, which is called the Global Dealership Space Identity, will have a modern, open showroom with floor-to-ceiling glass and a bronze-colored roof. Through this global redesign, Hyundai is hoping to signify its brand consistency across all dealerships, while also increasing interaction with customers.

New dealers in Mexico and 42 other showrooms worldwide have already begun the design overhaul, but don’t expect to see this sleek design in United States dealerships. With a recent move to a blue and silver color scheme four years ago, American Hyundai dealers would be under a lot of pressure to revamp their buildings once again.

While our dealership might not be styled like the new global redesign, Glenbrook Hyundai still offers top-notch service and premium vehicles. Make sure to come in to our dealership soon to see just how amazing the Hyundai brand is!

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2015 Hyundai Genesis Provides Accessible Luxury

2015 Hyundai Genesis affordable

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is out and it’s turning a lot of heads. In a review appearing in Rocklin and Roseville Today, the affordability and top notch quality of the midsize sedan are praised. The new piece recommends that the world’s elite class of well-established luxury car brands should “make room for the new Genesis.”

The original Genesis debuted in 2008, but with their newest model, Hyundai has raised the bar substantially. The 2015 redesign boasts better engines, superior fuel economy, a larger cabin and more entertainment options. The exterior showcases a bold new grille and continues to display the unique Genesis badge on the vehicle’s hood.

The Genesis is available in both a 3.8-liter V6 engine model that has 311 horsepower, as well as a 5.0-liter V8 that contains 420 horsepower; power which “makes the Genesis a super fun vehicle to drive that’s quiet as well.”

“The Genesis remains a great buy,” according to the review, and “its appealing looks and terrific performances will have friends admiring your choice of vehicles.” If you would like to experience luxury at an affordable price, stop by Glenbrook Hyundai today.

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Hyundai Is Best Mainstream Brand in J.D. Power APEAL Study

This summer has been great for the Hyundai brand. Last month, Hyundai was ranked highest among non-luxury brands in J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality Study (IQS) and now it has been named the best mainstream brand in J.D. Power’s Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study. This is the first time any brand has earned both awards in the same year.

In addition to the Hyundai brand winning the overall award in the APEAL study, the Accent earned the highest rating among small cars. The Sonata and Veloster also performed well, with the Sonata coming in third place just two points behind the winner, and the Veloster finishing in second.

“We are so pleased to see the recognition that Accent has received in this year’s J.D. Power APEAL study,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America, in a statement. “And it’s especially gratifying coming on the heels of our best-ever IQS showing just one month ago.”

Here at Glenbrook Hyundai we’re proud to be a part of the ever-growing Hyundai family and welcome you to stop by and check out our full line-up of award-winning Hyundai vehicles.

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Android Auto Coming Soon to Hyundai Cars

In today’s world, we all want to stay connected no matter where we are. This can be a safety concern, especially when you’re driving. That’s why Hyundai will be introducing the all-new Android Auto platform into select models starting in 2015.

This system allows Hyundai drivers to “project” the apps and services they would use on their phone onto the in-dash display in their car. Drivers will then be able to interact with many features using only their voice, so they don’t have to take their eyes off the road or their hands off the wheel.

“Android Auto’s clean and intuitive interface is a perfect match with Hyundai Motor Group’s interior design approach,” said Paul Choo, director, Silicon Valley Accelerator Lab, in a statement. “The goal is to provide a smarter and safer way to use smartphone technology and convenience in cars. Android Auto helps us reach that goal.”

Android Auto will work seamlessly with Hyundai’s Audio Video Navigation (AVN) system allowing both to coexist at the same time without having to switch between programs. Hyundai hasn’t announced which 2015 models will be the first to get the new system.

Will you be adding Android Auto to your next new Hyundai?

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Hyundai Impresses Experts in J.D. Power APEAL Study

J.D. Power APEAL study

As Hyundai continues to produce the kind of vehicles customers really want to drive and own, the experts continue to take notice. The brand ranked highest in the J.D. Power APEAL study among non-premium brands. On top of that, the 2014 Accent topped the small car segment with its winning “apeal.”

APEAL aptly stands for Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout.

Distinguished as the top brand in this study, it is the first time a brand has taken the top spot in both J.D. Power’s APEAL study and the Initial Quality Study (IQS). Compared to both premium and non-premium brands, Hyundai moved up five places to the lucky number 13 position.

Vehicles are ranked based on their scores in performance, comfort, features and instrumentation, style, and overall performance, which, combined, could fall anywhere between 0 (downright repulsive) and 1,000 (perfection). The Accent impressed in each category to win among competitors in the small car class.

“We are so pleased to see the recognition that Accent has received in this year’s J.D. Power APEAL study,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning for Hyundai Motor America. “And it’s especially gratifying coming on the heels of our best-ever IQS showing just one month ago.”

If you want an appealing vehicle whose quality has been touted by the experts, you know where to come: right here to Glenbrook Hyundai.

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Hyundai Launching Android Auto to Select 2015 Models

Android Auto

Hyundai vehicles are about to get a whole lot smarter. The Korean carmaker recently announced that they would incorporate Android Auto into future vehicles, starting with select vehicles in the 2015 model year. Android Auto integrates familiar Android smartphone features into Hyundai’s fourth generation touchscreen Audio Video Navigation system, making it easier for Hyundai drivers to stay connected without being distracted.

“Android Auto’s clean and intuitive interface is a perfect match with Hyundai Motor Group’s interior design approach,” said Paul Choo, director of Silicon Valley Accelerator Lab. “The goal is to provide a smarter and safer way to use smartphone technology and convenience in cars. Android Auto helps us reach that goal”

Through Android Auto, drivers can display their phone experience onto their car’s in-dash display. There are a variety of apps and services available to Hyundai users who use this technology, all of which can be controlled with voice input and glanceable controls. All a driver needs to do is connect their Android phone via a USB port and they’re set!

Hyundai hasn’t officially announced which 2015 models will be receiving the Android Auto technology, so until then make sure you stop by Glenbrook Hyundai to see what other technological features our Hyundai models have to offer you!

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Hyundai Gives Fans Limited Edition Veloster RE:FLEX

Veloster RE:FLEX

We at Glenbrook Hyundai are pleased to report the 2014 Hyundai Veloster RE:FLEX is now on sale.

You may be thinking, Why would I want the RE:FLEX Edition when the 2014 model is already a great buy? An excellent question.

This special limited edition is only for the biggest of fans who crave a sportier experience than even the regular Veloster can give.

“Compact sporty customers are often looking for limited-edition models with even sportier styling,” said Scott Margason, Hyundai Motor America’s director of product planning. “The new Veloster RE:FLEX not only delivers, but the highly prized limited editions are equipped with additional unique features and exclusive colors that will make proud owners boldly stand out in the crowd.”

The RE:FLEX Edition is available in an exclusive Ice Pearl paint with custom RE:FLEX badging. LED lighting and chrome accents surround the exterior and new owners can choose between black or red leather seating.

All models come equipped with the Gamma 1.6-liter engine and EcoShift® dual-clutch transmission.

Only 3,000 of these limited edition models will be sold, so contact us today if the you’re one of the loyal fans whose name the 2014 Hundai Veloster RE:FLEX Edition is calling.

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