3rd Annual Cars for Community

3rd Annual Cars for Community – Sept-Nov 2021

The 2021 Cars for Community launches September 1st with dealerships across HPE ready to show their Local Love.

Until November 30th, 22 participating dealerships from areas across Hastings and Prince Edward counties have joined together with a generous commitment of donating $10 per vehicle sold over a 3 month period.

100% of proceeds will stay right here in our community supporting United Way HPE’s annual fundraising campaign, which in turn, funds local agencies and programs, here at home.

This year, customers are invited to fill out a ballot at participating dealerships for a chance to win a local shopping spree in time for the holidays. Grand Prize draw will take place Friday December 10th, 2021.

Since its inception in 2019, the annual Cars for Community initiative has raised a collective $52,310 for our community, thanks to the incredible generosity of our local automotive sector.

United Way Hastings & Prince Edward

United Way HPE is an umbrella organization that provides support & funding to more than 51 local agencies and 93 programs; collectively, during the storms of COVID-19, thousands of vulnerable people were helped through United Way funded agencies.

THANK YOU to this year’s participating dealership!


Hyundai Reveals Range For Ioniq 5

As the all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 inches closer to production (and is on-pace for the originally scheduled North American delivery later this year, even though they are off the pace a little in Europe), the manufacturer has shed some more light on both its range and its size, among a few other tidbits.

Of course, when it comes to talking about EVS, range is most often issue numero uno for buyers, so Hyundai has taken the wraps off their range claims now that they’ve completed their North American range tests, which are a little more stringent than other markets.

You can probably guess which is going to be their bigger seller; if you said the AWD version, you’d be right as the manufacturer is looking at about a 60 per cent take rate for the AWD model. That’s roughly the same take rate as their gas-powered (ICE) CUVs and SUVs that offer both two-wheel and all-wheel-drive powertrains.
In North America, Hyundai is claiming 480 km of range for the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) version of the Ioniq 5, and 435 km in long-range all-wheel-drive (AWD) form, as that version gets more power than does the RWD model as it is a dual-motor set-up, and that plus the added weight does affect range. That’s the RWD Long Range figure, there’s also an RWD standard-range version that provides 345 km on range. Power for the full-chat dual-motor AWD version comes in at 320 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque, enough for a 0-100 km/h sprint of under five seconds.

Size-wise, with a wheelbase of 3,000 millimetres the Ioniq 5 actually has the longest wheelbase of any vehicle in Hyundai’s North American line-up including the full-size Palisade, whose figure the Ioniq beats by just 100 mm. The goal of this is to offer as airy a cockpit as possible, which is complimented by a movable center console that can slide back and forth through 140 mm, so the rear seat occupants can make use of some of its features, such as its cupholders. While the 5 is only a little taller and wider than the new Tucson, there’s more room inside than there is in the Ford Mustang Mach-E or the Volkswagen ID. 4.

“How do we make it so people have the car work in (owners) every day lives?” said Olabisi Boyle, VP of product planning and mobility strategy at Hyundai
Add the numerous creature comfort features found inside – wireless charging, shift-by-wire gear selector, thin front seats for more second-row space, once-piece glass roof and centre console with enough room for a large handbag, and you can see that the Ioniq 5 isn’t slated to be some flash-in-the pan EV that appeals to those that just want an EV, but to those who may be considering a change from their ICE as well.

In addition to the qualities outlined previously, the Ioniq 5 will also be able to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes on a 350-kw charger, and thanks to its fold-flat front seats, you can have a nap in there while you charge. Or, if you prefer, the Ioniq can spread some charging love of its own; it’s been developed to offer vehicle-to-load capability, so you can use it to power various electronics while camping or electric bikes and scooters.

It should come as little surprise that a vehicle that people are considering because it will lower their carbon footprint is full of many interior bits constructed from sustainable materials including plastic bottles and plant-based yarns.
Eagle-eyed observers may have seen that there is no Hyundai logo on the wheel hub; according to Hyundai, that’s in an effort to reduce clutter and make for an airier feel. That may be the case, but it’s also an indication that Hyundai really does see Ioniq as a proper sub-brand that can stand on its own four tires. If you’ll recall, a similar thing happened at Genesis; before it was its own brand, you could choose to have unique Genesis badging on your vehicle as opposed to Hyundai badging. You can see now where this will eventually led.

It was also revealed today that if you are considering one of these, Hyundai will be opening the pre-reservation books in a couple of weeks for prospective owners.

No pricing has been announced; expect that closer to the Ioniq 5’s release later this year.

Hyundai Canada donates car to 360Kids

Clovis Grant (left), chief executive officer of 360°kids, stands with Don Romano, president and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. Thanks to the donation of a new vehicle, a 2021 Sante Fe courtesy of Hyundai Canada, 360°kids will be able to provide more sup

Who knew one car could provide such freedom and support?

After a tumultuous year, filled with unstable living conditions and difficulty accessing resources throughout the pandemic, 360Kids will be able to provide more support and mobility to its members with a new vehicle: a 2021 Sante Fe donated by Hyundai Canada. 

The new vehicle will save 360Kids time and money, reducing the need to rent vehicles, and it will improve access to essential resources — one less barrier to supporting youth in their community. 

Developed to address the needs of at-risk youth, 360Kids provides a wide range of supports and now serves over 3,500 youth, ages 13-26, each year from every municipality in York Region. 360Kids serves the community through housing, employment, education and various health and wellness programs. 

With Ontario imposing a stay-at-home order and declaring a third state of emergency, community support like this is needed now more than ever. The vehicle will be used to serve youth and their families by:

• allowing 360Kids staff to drop off supplies such as non-perishable food items and hygiene products;

• picking up and delivering donations (including personal protective equipment);

• transporting youth to essential appointments.

IONIQ 5 Global World Reveal

IONIQ 5’s unique exterior design is characterized by clean and sharp lines, creating a sleek and sophisticated look.

IONIQ 5’s distinctive and innovative design provides a unique experience that can only be enjoyed in dedicated BEVs, suggesting a fundamental shift in design approach.

Its front end is adorned with arrays of pixel-inspired lights suggestive of the digital technology within.