Our Favourite Budget Cars With Digital Instrument Clusters

Posted by on 10 Sep 2021 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars, Hyundai, Renault

Digital instrument cluster

Looking for an afforable car with a digital instrument cluster? Here’s our top 4 choices!

Cars have changed significantly in recent years with touchscreen systems and other luxury features no longer reserved for high-end models. Today, digital instrument clusters are fast gaining popularity and are a common sight in most affordable cars.

That’s not all, though, as many newer, budget cars also have wireless charging, auto climate control, and touchscreen systems only seen before on premium models. If you are in the market for affordable cars with digital instrument clusters, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, here are the top four available at Group1 Cars.

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Do Solar Panels On Cars Really Work?

Posted by on 07 Oct 2020 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars, Hyundai

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Added Solar Panels To The New Sonata Hybrid

Solar panels have been available on production models of some plug-in hybrid cars since 2010 but how effective are they really? It’s not a new concept by any stretch of the imagination as the 2015 Toyota Prius and 2012 Fisker Karma had solar panels. More recent attempts include the Tesla Cybertruck and the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

In theory, solar panels on cars should generate enough free energy from the sun to power the engine and internal equipment. However, if all the math makes sense in terms of total vehicle weight and available solar power, why aren’t all vehicle manufacturers doing it? The answer comes partly from looking at the new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited model, which comes with a solar panel roof.

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Seven Pre-owned SUVs To Think About

Posted by on 03 Oct 2019 under Asx, Car Buying Tips, Car Reviews, Ecosport, Ford, Group 1 Cars, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault, Toyota, X-Trail

SUV in Woods

Seven Great SUVs

There is no such thing as a typical SUV. Some are bigger, some are rather cramped. Some are a bit too grand for anything but parking on a pavement, while some are at home in the bush. You cannot really compare cheap with cheap or large with large and get a meaningful answer.

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