Growing family finds a vehicle

Javier and Kristina Torres have a 2-year-old daughter and are expecting another girl in late January or early February, so the growing family needed a larger vehicle.

A 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe purchased recently from Centennial Hyundai in the northwest valley was the perfect solution.

“My wife really wanted something reliable and convenient and the Santa Fe provided that,” said Javier Torres, a native of Mexico and mixed martial arts fighter. “In addition, their Santa Fe was equipped with navigation, captain’s chairs, leather seats and the backup camera. It also comes with a great safety package that includes numerous safety bags, which is so important to me for our family.”

The couple’s daughter, Cecilia, loves the sunroof, which stretches from the front of the car all the way to the rear.

“The first thing she says when she gets in the car is ‘Daddy, roll the roof back,’ ” he said.

Javier Torres said the Santa Fe is a well-versed vehicle with a six-cylinder engine that performs well on the highway and in town.

“With the gas prices increasing like they have been, it’s important for us to get good fuel mileage,” he said.

The family also is pleased with the vehicle’s 10-year, 100,000-mile engine warranty along with five-year, 60,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper coverage.

“We also have five years, unlimited miles 24-hour roadside assistance,” Javier Torres said. “This is our first Hyundai and we’re really happy with it.”

The Torres family praised their sales consultant, Rick Walker, for the service provided.

“Rick did an amazing job for us,” Torres said. “He provided great customer service and he wasn’t pushy at all.”

Javier Torres said he has given Walker’s business cards out to several friends and business associates.

“I love the car,” Kristina Torres said. “It’s so perfectly outfitted for us and it has great styling. Also, the rear door opens automatically and that’s very important to me for our family use.”

Kristina Torres also was quick to laud Walker, along with the Centennial Hyundai finance and management teams.

“They really worked hard with the bank to help us get the best deal with this car,” she said. “They didn’t give up on us, and Rick was a big part of the team, too.”

Centennial Hyundai is at 6200 Centennial Center Drive. It is part of a locally owned operation that includes Planet Hyundai Sahara, 7150 W. Sahara Ave., and Planet Hyundai Used Car Superstore, 7100 W. Sahara Ave.

For more information, call 702-483-2200 (Centennial), 702-938-1400 (Sahara) or visit