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    New York: John Krafcik eyes Sonata, talks about his new role
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    As hundreds of people gathered to watch the unveiling of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday, John Krafcik, a driving force behind the new vehicle, found himself in a peculiar position. He stood far away from the car, away from the crowd. He watched from the Nissan ...

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    Report: Ex-Hyundai CEO Krafcik joins TrueCar board amidst IPO plans
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    Former Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik has had a tumultuous year. Last June, he won the Automotive Executive of the Year from DNV Business Assurance. Then in December, he suddenly announced he was stepping down from his leadership role at the Korean automaker on January 1, with some ...

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    Report: Hyundai-Kia forecasts slowest sales growth in 8 years
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    Even with the arrival of the new Hyundai Genesis Sedan (above) and the expected introduction of at least two other new vehicles in 2014, Hyundai-Kia is estimating its sales will only increase by about 4.1 percent this year. Bloomberg has found that figure, which works out to a total of 7.86 ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #362
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    Episode #362 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Chris Paukert cover the year-end news, including the surprise resignation of Hyundai Motor North America CEO John Krafcik, strong early sales for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and 2015 Ford F-150 rumors ahead of its expected ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #362 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #362 tonight, and we're joined by John McElroy of Autoline to reflect on 2013 and look ahead to 2014. Check out the topics below, drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module, and don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you ...

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    Breaking: John Krafcik stepping down as Hyundai CEO, replaced by VP of sales
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    Hyundai Motor America has announced that its affable president and CEO, John Krafcik, will be stepping down from his post on January 1, at the completion of his contract. He'll be replaced by the current executive vice president of sales, David Zuchowski. Krafcik has helmed Hyundai through a ...

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    Confirmed: 2015 Hyundai Sonata confirmed for New York debut
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    Despite receiving a host of improvements for the 2014 model year, the next-generation Hyundai Sonata is right around the corner. During a technical briefing today, Hyundai's North American CEO, John Krafcik, confirmed to Autoblog that the 2015 Sonata will debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show in ...

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    Report: Krafcik says US Gov. shutdown is slowing Oct. auto sales
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    The government shutdown is eroding consumer confidence in the auto market, says John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai's US sales unit, and could lower October sales by as much as 10 percent, Automotive News reports. "It's that anxiety that keeps customers, potential buyers, on the sidelines when making a ...

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    Report: Hyundai mulling new small CUV under Tucson
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    Hyundai maintains it can barely build enough of its core models to satisfy North American consumers, but that doesn't mean it isn't keen to expand its offerings to capture developing segments of the market. According to Edmunds, one of those expanding niches could be the burgeoning subcompact ...

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    Official: Hyundai NA CEO Krafcik awarded Automotive Executive of the Year
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    Hyundai North America CEO John Krafcik is this year's Automotive Executive of the Year. DNV Business Assurance presents the award each year, and this year, Robert Djurovic, executive director of the award program, said Krafcik won the nod because he "reshaped the way Hyundai approaches the market ...

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    Report: Hyundai Sonata successor to seek evolution, not revolution
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    Hyundai hit a home run with its current-generation Sonata midsize sedan, so don't expect the Korean automaker to make revolutionary changes when its replacement comes out for the 2015 model year. The four-door sitting in showrooms today was launched in 2010 with radical new lines that marked a ...

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    Report: Hyundai mulling four-door coupe model, V8 or V6 turbo for next Genesis Coupe
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    Hyundai is showing no signs of slowing down, with plenty of new product in the pipeline. This, according to a recent Automobile magazine interview with John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America. Krafcik admits the Korean automaker is considering adding a four-door coupe to its lineup, possibly ...

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    Official: Hyundai breaks all-time sales record
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    Less than a week into the month, and Hyundai has already announced that it has set an all-time sales record for the year in the US. Beating last year's best-ever total of 645,691, Hyundai's record-setting numbers are up eight percent through November, and it has broken monthly sales records in ...

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    Followup: Krafcik: 90% of Hyundai owners satisfied with fuel economy reimbursement program
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    Hyundai (and sister company Kia) found itself in a bit of hot water recently over false fuel economy estimates on the window stickers of its cars. To remedy this, the automakers will be compensating some 900,000 owners based on their vehicles' odometer readings, and the companies will add an ...

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    Report: Hyundai working on "Fluidic Precision" design for next Sonata
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    Hyundai North America CEO John Krafcik recently told Automobile magazine that it's popular "fluidic sculpture" design language won't stand still as it evolves with Hyundai's lineup in the coming years. "You'll see even more maturity with the new Santa Fe, and future cars will feature something ...

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    Report: Hyundai scrambling to keep U.S. market share but lacks inventory
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    Hyundai owns five percent of the U.S. retail market share, but it's trying to maintain that number with razor-thin inventory levels. According to The Detroit Free Press, the situation has forced the automaker to cut back on fleet sales and pump out every vehicle it can from its Alabama assembly ...

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    Report: Hyundai pondering new large crossover?
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    According to a report in Ward's Auto, the pale fortunes of the soon-to-depart Hyundai Veracruz aren't stopping Hyundai from considering another dedicated seven-seat crossover. Although the new Santa Fe will usher in a long-wheelbased sibling that can seat seven, Hyundai Motor America CEO John ...

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    Could the Hyundai Veloster go topless? [w/poll]
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    The Hyundai Veloster has been a bit polarizing since it went on sale last year. And the debate could get more animated if the Korean company does what we think it's thinking about doing. At a recent gathering of reporters and Hyundai executives in Ann Arbor, MI, where the annual Rolling ...

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    Report: Hyundai to halve fleet sales, aims for 100,000 more retail units
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    A sale is a sale, right? Well, at least in the automotive world, that's not entirely true. A sale to a regular consumer is, generally speaking and for a number of reasons, much more attractive to an automaker than a sale to a fleet company (sales to companies or the government, for ...

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    Report: Hyundai downscales vehicle buy-back promise
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    Back in April, Hyundai launched the Assurance Trade-in Value Guarantee ensuring every new Hyundai's resale value two to four years down the road. Unfortunately for most folks still shopping for a Hyundai, that program has now ended. Keyword being "most" since Hyundai will no longer ensure the ...

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