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Any earnest Hyundai driver will be able to identify at least one quality that they like on the Genesis, some might point to the engine options, others, to the style guide, and one can’t forget the features that allow for true customization to fit your personal tastes and preferences. The thing is, the latest generation of Genesis has done something different – it’s stepped forward and found a spotlight that it’s kept for the last few years.

Keeping this in mind, let’s run through 4 aspects that have lent themselves to making the Genesis the remarkable and well-appreciated vehicle it is today:

1 – Technologically Superior to the Competition

1 – Technologically Superior to the Competition

While the Genesis gets enough attention simply through its association with the Hyundai brand when it comes down to comparing cars shouldn’t have to rely on the manufacturers’ name alone. The good news is that this is something Hyundai is cognizant of, and the latest Genesis offers some of the most impressive automotive tech on the market to date.

Advanced airbags, blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist, front and rear parking assistance sensors, all backed up by front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and stop-and-go capabilities. Furthering along the system, you’ll find lane departure warning, lane keeping assist system, and continuous damping control suspension.

2 – Tons of Comfort and Practical Features

2 – Tons of Comfort and Practical Features

Consider the comfort of heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heated integrated steering wheel, and leather seating surfaces, dual-zone climate control and auto-defogging systems to keep you comfortable and safe on the road. Add to this a 9.2-inch navigation system with multimedia controller, a head up display, and 17 speaker Lexicon Discrete Logic 7 surround sound system. Add to this two different engine options dependent on the trim level which include the 3.8-litre GDI DOHC V6, which, at 311 horsepower is no Sunday driver, or the 5.0-litre GDI V8 Tau Engine with 420 horsepower, you can’t go wrong with the Genesis.

3 – A Car with a Real Personality

3 – A Car with a Real Personality

One of the greatest things about owning a Genesis is the fact that while the term gets thrown around often enough, this really is a car with personality. Built with a touch of the sensible, the Genesis makes an impression the second you walk up to it – mirrors unfold, car unlocks – it’s ready for you to get in, start the engine, and be on your way down to wherever the road or you choose to take it.

There’s a clear amount of effort that’s gone into the detailing on the Genesis – from the fine grain wood, to the soft leather seats, everything about this vehicle acts like we should be placing exclamation points at the end of each sentence to drive home the point. It feels great. It drives great. It’s just a great car, plain and simple.

4 – Superior Value for the Price

4 – Superior Value for the Price

Alright, we know this doesn’t seem like the best way to wrap up our list of favourite qualities, but when you consider the facts and look at the specs you’re getting out of the latest Genesis model, well, there’s no denying it. This is a car that comes with really nifty and high-tech features that, if we were to compare to the higher-end luxury brands, stand its ground in more than a few positions. In fact, simply looking at the Genesis against Mercedes, BMW, and even Lexus you’ll find that the feature list on their comparable full-size car will run you as much as $10,000 more.

Which is to say that, value alone, the quality of the Genesis is going to save you some real-world cash without compromise. If you haven’t had the chance to test drive a Genesis, come down and visit us at Langley Hyundai, where our experts are here to give you the best dealership experience around!

There was a time when the two distinct areas that now take up the Township of Langley and that of Langley City were one and the same. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves so let’s step back through time to a period even before either existed.

Regarded as a plentiful land, human settlements were commonplace and we have fairly good archeological evidence to show that the Stó:lo nations understood the importance and the potential of the land. Much of what we know has been passed down through the oral tradition, with the Kwantlen in particular being a community that dealt with and traded as long ago as the time of Fort Langley with Simon Fraser taking time to record his impression of a Stó:lo village as early as 1808.

This leads us to Fort Langley, colloquially called “The Birthplace of British Columbia” which, obviously, has an interesting tale to tell. Originally constructed in 1827, the Fort would go on to last until 1839 when it was moved to avoid flooding further upstream. Gold, some decades later, would be a driving factor that brought huge waves of settlers to British Columbia, many of who would eventually settle in an area that would, in 1873, be incorporated as the Township of Langley.

We’re going to leap forward to 1955. On the morning of March 15th, after a period of complaints and criticism for the governing practices of the Township of Langley, and unable to resolve the issues, an area known at the time as Langley Prairie, officially separated.

This separation led to the creation of the City of Langley.

The Story of the Split Between the Township of Langley and Langley City

Interestingly, after seven decades, the population of the City of Langley has reached just 25,000 residents, whereas the much larger area of the Township of Langley has skyrocketed to over 100,000 residents.

Now, you’re probably asking yourself, given the discrepancy in size and status of these two what, exactly, was it that caused the fuss and the separation. It’s actually rather simple, if it can be called such a thing – in 1950, after years of bitterness and earnest concern from the people living in Langley Prairie in respect to urban amenities including water, sewer, and street lights being considered unnecessary spending by the farming community existing outside the fringe, the residents had finally had enough.

An official referendum was held in 1955 and with the results, the City of Langley was born.

One such promise came from Bill Blair, who promised he would have a streetlight at every intersection which, despite many complications that arose and continue to plague the two areas, was kept.

The rest is, as they say, history. The City of Langley and the Township of Langley both have continued to grow and while many things have changed over the half-century, the commitment to providing residents with the quality of life they deserve has gone forward unhindered. To learn more about the tale of two Langleys, look at the links below.

If you’re after a new car and want to work with a company that appreciates and values your time, head down to Langley Hyundai and we’ll be glad to provide you with the information, vehicle, and the experience that modern drivers deserve!

Further Reading:

http://www.tourism-langley.ca/

http://www.cityoflangley.ca/

http://www.tol.ca/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langley,_British_Columbia_(city)

http://www.cityoflangley.ca/

When Did Hyundai Come to Canada?

  • Hyundai was first introduced to the Canadian market in 1984
  • Canada was the first North American market Hyundai entered
  • Hyundai started with Canada over the United States because of complications with emission standards
  • Sales went over and above expectations
  • They became one of the top-selling brands in the Canadian market thanks to the Hyundai Pony
  • Hyundai then entered the US market a year later
  • Hyundai’s History in North America

    The origins of the Hyundai Motor Company sits, rather expectedly, with its founder, Chung Ju-Yung. Born in 1915, Chung Ju-Yung was the eldest son of a poor peasant farming family located in what is now North Korea. His early life was understandably difficult. Chung Ju-Yung left his home when he was 18 years old and set his sights on Seoul, with the drive and a motivation to secure a better life.

    Upon arriving in Seoul he found himself working long and difficult hours across a number of different trades that paid little. But he remained steadfast in his convictions and carried on. Well chronicled years later, Chung Ju-Yung spoke of working on a variety of projects that ranged from railway construction, dock work, to bookkeeping. He would see his first step towards a successful future in 1938 when he opened a rice store. While the store was forced to close due to circumstances beyond his control, his entrepreneurial spirit was ignited and over the next decade, he devoted himself to improving his connections, his business sense, and his visions. By 1947 Chung Ju-Yung had achieved something incredible: He opened the doors to the Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company.

    Seoul, South Korea, 1975

    What Hyundai Means

    The word “Hyundai” 현대 means “modernity” and represents a giant leap forward for not just Chung Ju-Yung, but also for the worldwide reputation that would come to equate Korean manufacturing and design authority. Chung Ju-Yung, the visionary that started from near to nothing, would go on to build a multibillion-dollar company with presence across the globe.

    Twenty years later, the Hyundai Motor Company was founded in 1967.

    Hyundai

    A Company Founded on the Future

    The Hyundai brand is one that always looks to the future for inspiration and provides drivers with the modern experience they deserve. If you consider the fact that in less than fifty-years Hyundai has become one of the five largest auto manufacturers in the world, well, you can certainly appreciate how well-organized and ambitious the company has been since the very beginning. An energy they have not lost in the decades that followed.

    The first vehicle produced by Hyundai was the Cortina, released in 1968 as a cooperative effort with the Ford Motor Company.

    Recognizing the importance of working with specialists, Hyundai hired George Turnbull, a United Kingdom automobile executive who brought five British car engineers, including Kenneth Barnett, John Simpson, Edward Chapman, John Crosthwaite, and Peter Slater to streamline the process.

    Taking two models of Marinas, a saloon and a coupé, the team developed the Hyundai Pony.

    Released in 1975, this is recognized as the true beginning of the Korean car market, and along with styling from Giorgio Giugiaro of ItalDesign, the vehicle was offered in three-door hatchback, four-door fastback saloon, five-door estate and pick-up variations. With the success of the Pony, Turnbull was appointed vice-president and director of Hyundai Motor -Company. A position he held for only three years before moving on to other projects.

    Hyundai Excel

    Entering the Canadian Market

    It wasn’t until 1984 that Hyundai came to Canada and began their enthusiastic introduction to the North American market. Interestingly, Hyundai started with Canada over the United States because of complications with emission standards, and with sales that went over-and-beyond expectation, they cemented their place across the continent in the years to follow. There have been a number of occasions when Hyundai took the lead as the top-selling vehicle manufacturer in the Canadian sector.

    Fact is, by 1985, only 10 years after the first Pony was sold in Korea, Hyundai recorded their 1 millionth production model.

    The following year Hyundai entered the United States with their latest vehicle, the Excel, earning a “Best Product #10” by Fortune Magazine.

    Hyundai Sonata

    Becoming Self-Reliant

    Up until 1988 select parts on Hyundai models were sourced from other manufacturers, but this was the year that all changed. Relying on their on their own technology, manufacturing plants, and designers, Hyundai introduced the Sonata to their global market, it was that same year they exceeded 4 million models on the road.

    Three years later, Hyundai announced they had successfully developed their own gasoline engine – the four-cylinder Alpha, along with their own transmission, further fortifying their independence.

    Hyundai’s research centres span the world, with locations in Korea, Germany, Japan, and India, alongside a design centre in California for US-specific model development.

    Hyundai Auto Dealers

    A Canadian Presence

    It was in the summer of 1989 that Hyundai Auto Canada Inc. began its operation by opening a stamping and assembly plant in Bromont, Quebec.

    Initially costing 387.7 million dollars to construct, the local government subsidized 131 million dollars to encourage the development of the new industry.

    Originally, the plant was constructed to produce an impressive 2000 Hyundai vehicles a week but due to a variety of complications along the way, it was closed after only four years of operation.

    Despite the absence of this production plant, the Hyundai brand remains one of the most popular among Canadians across the country.

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