Hyundai is so up-to-date with all the latest vehicle features. From the heads-up display to Hyundai SmartSense, they know what their customers want and need. We are sure you have heard of Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, but did you know that Alexa can be with you in your vehicle too? Get the scoop below!
Alexa, not just for your home.
Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant and your trusty sidekick. Alexa helps you through your day and makes daily tasks easier. We are proud to let you know that Hyundai is actually one of the first car manufacturers to use Alexa in their vehicles.
Does only certain Hyundai vehicles have Alexa?
Hyundai uses its new Blue Link technology to connect with Amazon Alexa. Amazon Alexa can connect to vehicles that have the second generation Blue Link ability. All of the 2017 Hyundai vehicles and newer have access to Alexa and there are a few 2015 and 2016 vehicles that have it as well. The 2016 Hyundai vehicles that have access to Alexa are: Genesis, Azera, Tucson, Sonata (SE, Sport Limited, Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T, Eco 1.6T), Sonata Hybrid (Limited Ultimate package), Veloster (Tech package), Elantra GT (Tech package). The 2015 vehicles are Genesis, Sonata and Azera.
What can Amazon Alexa do for you and your Hyundai?
The real question is, what can’t you do with Amazon Alexa. From your comfortable couch, you can request for your doors to lock or unlock, have your vehicle start up and set the temperature, or tell your electric or plug-in vehicle, like Hyundai IONIQ to start charging. You can have Alexa, with help from your Blue Link, search for your destination thanks to Google. It has Car Finder capabilities, Roadside Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Recovery.
How does it work?
The first thing you must do to connect with Amazon Alexa is to enable the Blue Link skill with the Alexa app which is available on iOS, Android or Fire tablets. Then you will be able to login to link Blue Link to Alexa in the app. Then login to your MyHyundai account on your phone and they are ready to work together. When access remote functions (start/stopping the vehicle, opening trunk, etc), you will need to provide verbally your Blue Link Pin and an active Remote Package subscription is required.
We invite you to Carolina Hyundai!
Carolina Hyundai in High Point is your home dealership. We have a wide availability of Hyundai vehicles from new to preowned. We have a team of experts on the floor and in our exceptional service department. We are dedicated to you and here to help you drive off into the sunset in the vehicle you desire.
Interested in buying a new Hyundai with Amazon Alexa capability? Then come to Carolina Hyundai located at 2431 N. Main Street in High Point. We will be happy to help! You can also schedule an appointment by calling (866) 824-7081.