Hyundai, the hottest-selling manufacturer in the United States, has further intensified the midsize sedan segment by increasing gas mileage and including Blue Link as a standard feature on the 2012 Sonata.
Blue Link® from Hyundai provides up-to-the-minute traffic and weather information and is a lifeline to emergency services and roadside assistance.
Synched to a smart phone, Blue Link will let the owner know where their Sonata is in a crowded baseball stadium parking lot or shopping center.
It will keep an eye on young drivers by letting their parents where they are and how fast they’re driving. Blue Link can run diagnostics, provide maintenance alerts, check fuel efficiency and even find gas stations with the best prices. With over 30 features, it turns every Hyundai Sonata into the smartest Hyundai’s ever built.
In addition to Blue Link, the 2012 Sonata will feature more safety, technology and convenience offerings including, HD Radio Technology and new seven-inch touch-screen navigation.
Article Last Updated: June 13, 2011.
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