We all know that first impressions are everything so, of course, when you are shopping around for a new car, appearance is going to be the first thing you consider. If you are a strong, fun-loving, no-nonsense kind of gal, a pint-sized SUV might be the thing for you. We are loving Hyundai’s new Venue, with its gutsy grill, rear spoiler and combination LED lights. It’s boxy yet slick, strong but fun, and is sure to make as much of a statement on the street as your new Dior Saddle bag.
But safety first
Yes, looks are important, but safety is even more so. With a million things going on around you, you’ll want a car that can take the stress out of driving with safety tech features that react when you don’t. Features like forward collision-avoidance assist, blind spot collision and rear cross-traffic collision warnings, as well as driver attention warnings are all available to keep you, and others, safe on the road.
We know how hard it is to tear our smart phones out of our hands, so, thankfully, most car manufacturers have heard our pleas and have introduced multimedia touchscreens as a standard feature. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow you to stay connected, stay on track (getting lost is a thing of the past!) and stay entertained all while keeping your hands on the wheel, where they belong.
Gone are the days where style equals discomfort (hello gorgeous Gucci sneakers) and the same goes for your car. Does your car have a heightened driving position? Is the cabin thoughtfully laid out with everything you need at arms reach? How easy is it to get in and out and is the seat going to be comfortable for longer-haul road trips? Also take boot space into account – whether it’s loading up the car with groceries or picking up your mate from the airport, you are going to want a car that fits your lifestyle, literally and figuratively. Our tip: pop into your preferred Hyundai dealership and ask to see the Venue. You’ll definitely raise your street-style cred!