2020 Hyundai Palisade: Family Focused Premium SUV

Experienced by Kimatni D Rawlins

Dubbed after “a line of high straight cliffs, especially near water,” it made perfect sense for Hyundai to invite us to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for the launch of their family focused 2020 Palisade premium SUV. Cascading mountainous terrain, idyllic landscapes and the inviting Lake Coeur d’Alene instantly turned on my adventurer mode. In addition, the town was buzzing with moms, fit fathers and their active kids which is the target market for this newfangled Korean SUV. [Read more…]

2018 Hyundai IONIQ Electric Limited: An Autoganic Delight

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

My perspective on alternative energy sources is quite simple. I absolutely love electric vehicles (EV) and the potential they have for impacting and reducing human reliance on crude oil. Global Warming is not a myth folks so we have to absolutely do all we can to sustain Mother Earth’s future by righting many of the wrongs committed through pollution. Therefore, I become enamored when automotive brands like Hyundai commit to resolutions that help rectify the quandary by way vehicles running off our electrical grid such as the 2018 IONIQ Electric Limited we recently tested.

Our midsize sedan came in a Symphony Air Silver exterior hue and black on black interior which was rather roomy and designed with recycled and ecologically-sensitive materials. In the backrow the kids had all the legroom needed for their daily antics without complaints and the headroom for my 6’ frame was more than adequate. Moreover, to reduce battery usage, Hyundai’s climate control system can be switched to ‘Driver only’ mode. [Read more…]

2018 Hyundai Kona: Soul Adventurer

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

The small crossover utility market continues to be a hot topic as sales increase from active lifestyle consumers seeking solutions that appease their diverse needs. With character traits based on athletic styling, inventive storage, fuel efficiency and both advanced connectivity and telematics, automakers have set the bar high with vehicles such as the all-new 2018 Hyundai Kona. It drives smarter, works harder and plays longer.   [Read more…]

Eating Soulfully at Cafe Ono in Kona, Hawaii

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

For three days we zipped around the Big Island of Kona, Hawaii trekking to gardens, national parks, volcano sites, healthy eats and lava attractions. We admired the natives and their beautiful lives while they ogled in reply. Fun, energetic places make you want to engage in fun active routines such as the set of reverse dips I completed on the hitched Thule rack carrying our Specialized road bike while admiring the all-mighty Pacific during lunch break. But it was the food that really set the tone of our Hawaiian vacation.   [Read more…]

2016 Washington Auto Show: Explore Your Imagination

What’s headed down the road at the 2016 Washington Auto Show? Well, Kimatni Rawlins, Leeann Brzozowski and Automotive Rhythms invite you behind the scenes to witness the latest technologies, luxuries and necessities shaping your new ride. We hope you are looking forward to next month when the best of international engineering convenes in the nation’s capital. So gear up and rev your emotions for the auto show in D.C. January 22nd via the 31st.

2015 Washington Auto Show: Innovation Meets Sustainability

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Check out the latest vehicles and advanced technologies that will be showcased at the 2015 Washington Auto Show January 23 to February 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Kimatni Rawlins of Automotive Rhythms talks to manufacturers during the LA Auto Show regarding the innovative products you must see in Washington, D.C. including the latest SUV trends, exotics, crossovers, concept cars and luxury vehicles, as well as find out what’s next in alternative fuel products and connectivity for 2015 and beyond. It’s green energy mobility at its highest level.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels visits the Marine Corp Historic Half and Semper Fred 5K

Hyundai_Hope_On_Wheels_MCM_5K...09It was a wet and chilly day at the Marine Corp Half Marathon and Semper Fred 5K held in Virginia at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center. The run took us to Central Park, through the historic downtown streets and up the now famous Hospital Hill. The challenge of the hill-induced course and the inclement weather conditions brought more reason and solidarity to the 8,000 runners that crossed the finish line.

With race medals dangling across proud participants, we were especially touched by 9-year-old Mika Sumi who finished her 3rd 5K of the year and another 9-year-old who ran a 1:45 in the Half. Hyundai Hope On Wheels, by far the leading auto brand to help kids fight cancer, raises awareness and donates funds for the research of the chronic and degenerative disease. Since 1998 every Hyundai dealer has donated $14 from the sale of each vehicle to Hope On Wheels for an aggregate total of $58 million to children’s hospitals and organizations nationwide. [Read more…]

Hyundai to Visit Capitol Hill as Part of 3rd Annual Childhood Cancer Summit

Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K

Hyundai to Visit Capitol Hill as Part of 3rd Annual Childhood Cancer Summit

In connection with September National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai Hope On Wheels will be donating more than $10 million to fund pediatric cancer research at Children’s Oncology Group (COG) institutions across the United States. Since its inception in 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has committed more than $57 million to childhood cancer research and programs for kids and families battling the disease. This year marks its largest year yet, with 41 hospital events scheduled, three 5K run/walks, and a series of events in Washington, D.C. surrounding the Childhood Cancer Caucus. In a bid to strengthen chances in the fight for a cure, Hope On Wheels raised the September Hope Grant award amount this year from $100,000 to $250,000. [Read more…]