Five reasons to Buy a Hyundai Veloster Amato Milwaukee

From a sporty look to impressive performance, the Hyundai Veloster is a pleasure to drive.  Get to know more about this model at John Amato Hyundai Milwaukee.

Stronger Engine

The Hyundai Veloster comes with a standard 1.6 liter, four cylinder engine and a 132 horsepower that provides great acceleration.  The six speed manual transmission is standard .  With 27 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway the Velsoter offers a fuel efficient ride.  With a turning diameter of just over 34 inches, motor driven power steering and an optional sport tuned steering and suspension it is pure bliss to drive

Sleek Design

All Veloster models have a distinctive look with a unibody design, heated power body color side mirrors and chrome tipped exhaust.  Headlights with LED accents are standard and some models also have LED tail lights and front fog lights.

As a hatchback, you’d expect the Veloster to have two front doors for passengers and a rear hatch for cargo.  You’ll  be surprised to know that this model has a third door on the passenger side, simplifying back seat access and cargo storage.

Impressive Tech

Hyundai’s Blue Link Navigation and  assistance system comes standard on all models.  Give voice request to generate directions and use the system Automatic Crash Notification or Enhanced Roadside Assistance in an emergency.  Models are also equipped with Bluetooth connections and GraceNote technology that make music request a breeze.

Ample Safety Features 

Along with looking great and being fun to drive, the Veloster also has plenty of features to keep you and your passengers safe.  The Electronic Stability Control system keeps your car on the straight and narrow, adjusting engine power and applying the brakes to keep you on your intended course.  The Electronic Brake Force Distribution system keeps braking balanced on each wheel, while the Brake Assist system generate serious braking power when you need it most.  With the side-impact and side-curtain airbags for drivers and passengers, you can be assured that you are safe.

Great Options

The Veloster is no ordinary car.  For a hatchback that is fun to drive and boasts a sharp design.  Check out the Velosters at John Amato Hyundai Milwaukee

Hyundai launches All in one Owner’s App

Hyundai is debuting a new mobile app for owners called MYHyundai with Blue Link.  The app integrates services currently available in the previously separate Blue Link and Car Care mobile apps.  This new apps makes it even easier for customers to access Blue Link remote start, schedule your service, get vehicle diagnostics and How To Videos that customers use on the Owner Website.  This new app is available for download at Google Play and Apple App Store.

Hyundai has been consistent on making the driver more accessible and safety.  In the future Hyundai will be adding more features to the app.

With the inclusion of Blue Link remote and Assurance Car Care features into the MyHyundai App makes vehicle ownership and management seamless.   In order to access the full set up app features, users will need to activate their Blue Link service with the remote package.  Customers without a current Blue Link subscription can get a demonstration of the Blue Link remote features inside the MyHyundai app.


Blue Link

Blue Link brings unified connectivity directly into the car with technology such as Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search powered by Google, Remote Door lock/ unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Recovery.  Blue Link can be accessed from the buttons on the rear view mirror, the Web or the MyHyundai App.

Hyundai Assurance Car Care

Customers can use the car care features to schedule oil changes at their local dealership, access the interactive owner’s manual, recall reminders and more.


Find out more at John Amato Hyundai Milwaukee

How great is America’s Best Warranty?

Life can be stressful, so it is important to get peace of mind wherever you can.  Hyundai’s Powertrain Limited Warranty does more than just prevent stressful situations. it protect you in case something does happen to your vehicle.

Powertrain Limited Warranty

Hyundai offers a warranty on their vehicles unmatched to other manufactures, earning the title of America’s Best Warranty.  The Powertrain Limited Warranty covers repairs and replacements on components of the vehicle’s powertrain, like the engine transmission and drive shaft.  As long as these components were originally made or installed by Hyundai, you are covered for repairs or replacements up to 10-year/100,000 miles.


How does America’s Best Warranty compare?

Powertrain Warranties that other manufactures typically offer cover replacement and repairs for up to 5 years/ 60,000 miles.  This means that Hyundai covers their repairs and replacements for the owners of their vehicles for an extra 5 years and for an additional 40,000 miles.  So what does that mean for the consumer?  It means that owners have that peace of mind for longer without having to worry about expensive repairs or replacements

Other Warranties Hyundai Offers

While the Powertrain Limited Warranty may be America’s Best Warranty, Hyundai also doe offer other great Warranty options:

  • The New Vehicle Limited Warranty  Covers vehicles for 5 years/ 60,000 miles with certain components like the radio and audio system, paint and air conditioning covered for shorter time and mileage limits
  • Replacement Parts and Accessories Limited Warranty – Covers Hyundai Genuine Replacement Parts or Accessories for 12-months/ 12,000 miles.  If the parts or accessories were supplied and purchased from an Authorized Hyundai Dealer but not installed by one, they are covered fro 12 months
  • The Hybrid Battery Warranty – Covers the battery in every Hyundai hybrid vehicle for a Lifetime



2017 Mitsubishi Lancer at Amato Mitsubishi Milwaukee

The Mitsubishi Lancer is now on its 9th generation and with the updates in 2016 there will be mild changes for the 2017 release

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Specs

The next Lancer will use the 2.0L engine and with the latest  CVT transmission will be optionally available while the five speed manual is standard.

The other engine will be the MIVEC , which is a 2.4 liter displacement that is able to produce 168 HP.  This engine will be under the hood of the Lancer ES AWC, SE, SEL, and GT.

Exterior Info

Very subtle changes will be added to the 2017.  The grill and headlights will have a new shape.  It is noted that the appearance will have a smooth sport look

Interior Info

The interior will offer a 6 way adjustable driver seat, automatic climate control, power windows, locks and keyless entry.

Active Cruise control, Automatic braking system, tire pressure monitoring, electronic brake force distribution will add up the Mitsubishi safety options

The 2017 has not been released yet, but keep your eyes on for its arrival  John Amato Mitsubishi Milwaukee

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage VS 2016 Chevrolet Spark

When in the market for a compact vehicle it is beneficial to do comparisons to make sure which vehicle would best suit your needs .  Today we are comparing the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage and the 2016 Chevrolet Spark

In a comparison review of comfort for both vehicles, passengers in the back seat will have less room in the Chevrolet Spark.  due to the Spark’s smaller rear head and leg room your back seat passengers will feel and see the difference.

Cost Factor-

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle  The main consideration is MSRP or Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price.  If you pick either the cost will be about the same.


With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Spark transmits more power to the wheels than the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Utility-  The Chevrolet Spark has less seating than the Mitsubishi Mirage making the Mirage a better choice if you have passengers.  The spark also has significantly less cargo room


The basic warranty on the Chevrolet Spark is not as extensive as the Mitsubishi Mirage



Schedule your test drive today at John Amato Mitsubishi Milwaukee 

2017 Genesis G80 Earns 5 Star Safety Rating

The newest arrival at John Amato Genesis, G80 earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The G80, which is the replacement for the Hyundai Genesis  received five-stars in NHTSA’s front , side and rollover crash tests.  This rating applies to both rear wheel drive and all wheel drive versions of the vehicle

Standard safety equipment in the new 2017 Genesis includes anti lock brakes, electronic stability control, LED daytime running lights and nine airbags, including a driver’s side knee airbag.  Other safety features that come standard are automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring detection, lane keeping assist, smart cruise control and a rear view camera.

Hyundai made a statement that this vehicle employs an unrivaled standard suite of active driver safety technologies.  These features cover the full spectrum of safety from driver alertness and focus to total occupant safety and including the safety of other drivers on the road.


Schedule your test drive of the all new brand of luxury at John Amato Genesis Milwaukee

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander VS 2016 Kia Sorento

The versatile Mitsubishi Outlander has brought competition to the crowded crossover market and the Kia Sorento is one of it’s top contenders.  These are both very useful crossovers with a large amenities and options.  But when looking at the options, safety features, and standard amenities the Outlander comes in for thousands of dollars less.

Starting with the basics, The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a 4 cylinder engine in the ES, SE and SEL trims and a V6 in the high end GT.  The Kia Sorento has 3 engine options, a base 4 cylinder, a turbo 4 engine  and a V6.  The catch is that the Kia Sorento with the turbo 4 cylinder eliminates your option of 3rd row seating.  You can get a mid range Sorento with V6 and third row but it will cost you more.  The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander all have 7 row seating. So you will never have to  not have the options in your vehicle in order to get the seating that you need

Who has Better Value on Options

At the mid to higher trim levels, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2016 Kia Sorento offer some of the similar perks which includes upgraded interior trim, leather upholstery, heated seats, push-button start, remote power lift-gate, premium sound systems, chrome accents.  If you wish to add a safety and convenience tech the Outlander out-values the Sorento hands down

The Safety Package for the Outlander SEL adds forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control with rain-sensing windshield wipers for a total price under $29000.  With the Kia Sorento if you look at the same options and trim dollar for dollar you will be paying $10,000 more.

When you are ready to schedule  your test drive of any of our Outlanders in stock check out  Milwaukee #1 Newest and Larges Mitsubishi Dealer


Hyundai released first large sedan in line of Luxury vehicles

Starting this month The Genesis G90 will be the first all new model geared toward a strategy of creating a luxury brand to compete with Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Cadillac and other high end automobile brands.

Several reviews have come in already of the test drive of the G90.  So far the reviewers have rated the car comparing its size, driving performance to those of the Mercedes Benz S Class, BMW 7 Series and Cadillac CT6.

At the present time Hyundai is not requiring a separate showroom for the new lineup. So the new luxury vehicles can be seen and test driven at John Amato on 76th ST Milwaukee.

The G90 will be replacing the Equus full size premium sedan.  The Automaker planes to intorduce at least 4 more Genesis models through 2021.  This will include 2 SUV’s and a G70 Sedan and Coupe

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid the latest to get free Smartphone Integration

Just released today the 2016 Hyundai Sonata and the 2016 Hyundai Veloster are now the latest models to get free software downloads that will provide smartphone integration to owners of existing Hyundai vehicles equipped with navigation systems

The integration software is compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto and can be downloaded by owners at  Instructions make it easy to walk thru and complete the upgrade

If you do not wish to do the upgrade yourself, you still have the option to schedule a time at John Amato Hyundai Service in Milwaukee to do it for you

As previously reported by  Hyundai has been releasing additional models to download the free program.

Hyundai also stated that the 2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are being built with the Carplay and Android Auto support.

The computer downloads for the software upgrade can take anywhere up  to 3 hours of time.  The upload to they vehicle system can take up to 45 minutes.

Apple Car Play and Android Auto gives the drivers access to several of their smartphones functions.  This includes phone calls, text messaging, navigation, music and the calendar can be accessed thru the vehicle’s infotainment system by voice, steering wheel controls or touchscreen.  This technology provides a higher convenience but also increases safety.