This post is sponsored by SheBuysCars. All opinions are my own.
When I got my first car, I poured over new car brochures. At the time I cared about things like which cars my friends were buying, what color I would choose, and I was mildly interested in how it felt to drive. I remember thinking that the showroom felt like a magical place.
The cars parked inside the building seemed like an impossibility, and the fact that I could get into them, push buttons, and even take one for a drive felt a little bit magical.
Now, many years after that first car-buying experience, I look for different things when buying a new car, but I still find enjoy experiencing new cars. My dad likes to say that buying a new car and buying a new bike are the two most fun experiences in his life, and I tend to agree.
This year I’ll be attending the LA AutoMobility, the media days for the LA Auto Show, and sixteen-year-old me would be endlessly jealous. I’ll be attending on behalf of Hyundai and the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI.)
I’m going to be honest. When I think about cars I think about their safety ratings, their fuel efficiency, how it will work for our family’s needs, but rarely do I think down to the nitty gritty, specifically the materials cars are made from.
Why should you care? Well, steel has a number of advantages, but the thing that grabbed me is steel’s sustainability. Compared to alternative materials, steel has the lowest production phase greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition, steel is easily and affordably recycled and is recycled more than all other materials on the planet – even more than paper!
While at Automobility, I’m looking forward to checking out the new Hyundai Kona, a brand new compact SUV from Hyundai. Sixteen-year-old Megan would immediately notice that it’s just cool to look at. The two-tone roof, plus interior accent colors and contrast stitching make this car fun at first sight. Adult Megan appreciates the long-list of safety features
The list of safety features includes Hyundai Motor’s Forward Collision Warning and Forward Collison-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Low Beam Assist-Static and High Beam Assist.
In addition, the Kona is designed for someone with a busy lifestyle. I’m particularly excited about the wireless charging port, but the Apple Car Play and Android Auto integration also has my attention. I can’t wait to see this car in action!
Check out our live tour of the Kona from the Auto Show!
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