KEY Motors, local dealer for Hyundai, last Friday launched the 2011 line-up of vehicles from the Korean auto company led by the new, much-acclaimed Sonata.
Hyundai and its models, in latter years, have received a coveted stamp of approval from US monitoring agencies including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as well as the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).
At Friday's launch, dubbed an Evening of Excellence, Key Motors threw out an affair complete with live entertainment to introduce their newest models.
Displays at the LIME Golf Academy in New Kingston ran the gamut from the new two-door Genesis Coupe, the i10 subcompact to the crossover Veracruz.
The centrepiece of the show, however, was the new Sonata with its six-speed tiptronic, 2.4-litre engine, 17-inch wheels and panoramic sunroof," said Key Motors sales representative Paul Dyke.
"All our new units were on show, not just the Sonata. It was pretty good and the entertainment was great," he added.
Pricing for the new models start at $1.3 million for the baby of the lot, the i-10, which is spruced up to approximately $2.0 million with its added features.
A 2WD Tucson SUV is priced at approximately $3.9 million for the 2011 model, with the 4x4 model at $4.3 million.
The sporty Genesis Coupe costs about $4.73 million while a Sonata, the star of the show, is approximately $4.7 million for the 2.0-litre version and approximately $5.3 million for the 2.4-litre model.