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Archive for January, 2011

Hyundai Motor America (HMA) is pleased to announce the continuation of the partnership with Motozuma, LLC. with a new added twist. is a social savings website where consumers can save money to be used for a down payment on a vehicle. A Motozuma account can be created online and is completely free to consumers. Hyundai will be offering a dollar for dollar matching incentive up to $500 for a consumer that purchases or leases a new 2010-2012 Hyundai vehicle with their Motozuma account.

Contact Chapman Scottsdale Hyundai, your Arizona Hyundai Dealer, for complete program details.

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai continues to break down barriers illustrating its consumer lifestyle compatibility with the 2011 International Car of the Year win for the 2011 Sonata. The award was presented at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The ICOTY Awards honor vehicles based on lifestyle compatibility and the emotional connection between car and consumer.

“With a completely new look for 2011, the Sonata really took us by surprise,” said ICOTY Executive Producer, Courtney Caldwell. “Hyundai laces the new Sonata with hardware including sporty suspension tuning and a strong powertrain that achieves best-in-class fuel economy scores. Combine that with a stunning shape and design, it truly is a complete package that will satisfy the emotional connection consumers seek when shopping for a mid-size sedan.”

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as the 2011 ICOTY winner as Sonata’s breakthrough design, outstanding fuel economy and overall residual value have been game changing for our brand,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai sales are up from last year with Sonata leading the charge based on its ability to appeal to a broad array of consumer lifestyle sets.”

The all-new 2011 Sonata is the new industry standard for mid-size sedans with a unique fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine delivering class leading fuel economy, emotional design, high-tech and luxurious convenience features and standard safety equipment. It was the first mid-size car to receive a five-star crash test rating under National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new, more stringent 2011 system and an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick honor, placing it in a safety position unsurpassed in the industry.

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Hyundai’s sales are currently limited more by its lack of production capacity than a lack of eager customers — to which the solution is to add production capacity. No surprise then that Hyundai Motor America is currently evaluating constructing a second manufacturing plant to boost capacity.

“Our biggest problem for the next year is that we’re not sure we’re going to have enough product to meet demand,” Hyundai’s executive vice president of sales, Dave Zuchowski, told Automotive News.

Last year, Hyundai set a corporate sales record with almost 540,000 vehicles sold, nearly 200,000 of which were Sonatas. In order to accommodate the insatiable demand for the new midsize car, Hyundai was forced to shuffle production around, moving production of its Santa Fe to sister-brand Kia’s Georgia manufacturing plant. Despite running at full capacity and building some 300,500 vehicles in 2010, the plant couldn’t keep up with demand. This year, Hyundai’s adding another hotly anticipated product, the new Elantra, to the Alabama plant, which may sway Hyundai’s decision on building a second plant.

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2011 Hyundai Sonata
They share a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, six-speed automatic transmission, electric-assist power steering hardware, a 110-inch wheelbase and four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, EBD and other assorted TLAs (three-letter acronyms). What’s more, they look an awful lot alike. But there are differences — some small, some significant.

Our quest is to find out if those differences actually matter. The devil, as they say, is in the details. Here are a few: The location of final assembly for each is different, as are North American parts content, interior trimmings, wheel/tire fitment and, of course, price. Perhaps more significant are the subtle but effective changes made to give each car its identity — a suspension tweak here or an additional feature there. It’s these changes that either bond a customer with a car or break the deal altogether.

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Hyundai Veloster Concept

Hyundai has finally introduced its intriguing three-door coupe at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS 2011). During the company’s press release, the South Korean car manufacturer company reveal to the audience a grand twist that nobody would have expected. The Hyundai Veloster has four doors: One on the driver side, two on the passenger side, and the last one at the back.

Certainly not your typical coupe, The Hyundai Veloster differentiates itself through its unique configuration. The Hyundai Veloster, deriving its name from the combination of the words”velocity” and “roadster”, is a glass-roofed hatchback car borrowing its platform from the Hyundai Accent and Hyundai Elantra. It is the third in a series of cars styled by the company at its Namyang Design Center in Hwaseong, Korea.

First intoduced at the 2007 Seoul motor show, the Veloster concept car slid quietly off sale in 2009.
Taking inspiration from original version, the unveiled Hyundai Veloster captures the spirit of the original concept at the same time as representing Hyundai’s new thinking in 2011.

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