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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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    Report: CEO Krafcik says to expect more family vehicles from Hyundai, not trucks
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    Hyundai has been hitting on all cylinders of late, adding the Elantra Coupe and Hatchback, the Veloster Turbo and the upcoming Azera. That's a lot of new metal for one calendar year, and it appears the Korean automaker is just getting warmed up. Fox News reports that Hyundai USA CEO John Krafcik ...

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    Podcast: Did Hyundai pull MPG claims from Super Bowl ad due to watchdog group pressure? [w/video]
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    Hyundai has been targeted by Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit advocacy organization, over the automaker's 40 mpg fuel efficiency claim on the Hyundai Elantra. The group says Elantra owners have seen fuel economy averages of 18 and 19 mpg instead of the the 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway reported ...

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    Report: Ford denies starting search for Mulally successor
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    There's little question that bringing Alan Mulally on board at Ford was the smartest move the company made in decades, nor is there much debate that credit for the company's salvation is largely due to his office. But could his number be up? Having joined Ford in 2006 as an outsider from ...

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    Report: Even with thin inventories and growing demand, Hyundai not looking for second U.S. plant
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    Why is this man smiling? Well, it could be because hotcakes only wish they were selling as well as Hyundais. Or perhaps that grin says he knows something we don't – like when and where his company plans to build a second North American assembly plant. Yet Hyundai CEO John Krafcik told ...

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    Report: Hyundai CEO downplays Corvette competitor, warns of CAFE loopholes
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    Like nearly every other automaker these days, Hyundai is keenly focused on bringing fuel-efficient vehicles to market. That apparently means the automaker doesn't currently see a need for a halo sportscar to compete with the likes of the Chevrolet Corvette, though it recognizes it would be an ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Hyundai Veloster [w/video]
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    And Now For Something Completely Different... To hear John Krafcik tell it, the 2012 Veloster is just another Hyundai. Allow us to rephrase that. According to the company's North American CEO, the searing Vitamin C orange coupe shown here is something we should've seen coming, the predictable ...

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    Official: Hyundai Veloster to start at $17,300, undercuts Honda CR-Z by $2,000 [UPDATE]
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    It's a great time to be a fan of small cars, and Hyundai is nearly ready to add its 2012 Veloster into the marketplace. If you've been waiting for this one to appear in your local showroom, we've got some news for you. Hyundai Motor America President and CEO John Krafcik just tweeted that it's ...

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    Featured: First Ride: 2012 Hyundai Veloster
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    CEO Takes Us For A Spin In This Innovative One, Two, Three-Door "How about a ride in the Veloster?" While the experience falls seriously short of taking a few orbits in the Space Shuttle, those seven words were enticing enough to motivate us to cross the dreaded Los Angeles basin during rainy ...

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    Report: Hyundai taps ex-GM exec Shannon for top marketing post
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    It took seven months to find the right candidate, but it appears Hyundai has found their new marketing boss. Automotive News is reporting that the Korean automaker has hired former General Motors marketing exec Steve Shannon to run its U.S. operations. Shannon had been away from GM since March, ...

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    Hyundai CEO Krafcik warns against price war, short-term thinking
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    Hyundai Motor America President and CEO John Krafcik believes that some automakers are starting a price war, which would be an unwise move that focuses solely on short-term sales. General Motors had strong sales in January 2011, but its 23-percent gain was due to increased incentives and ...

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    Hyundai Sonata, Kia Sportage win International Car and Truck of the Year Awards
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    The International Car and Truck of the Year award is determined by 12 judges and handed out at the Detroit Auto Show. Established in 1996, the award is given to "the most emotionally compelling international car and truck for the new model year." The latest recipients of the award are the 2011 ...

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    Hyundai Accent to "kick Fiesta's butt" says U.S. CEO John Krafcik
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    Given the chance to ask Hyundai's US CEO John Krafcik a question, what would you ask? If you're a Jalopnik reader, you're apparently curious if Hyundai plans to bring over a five-door Accent hatchback. Krafcik took the time to answer the question in the affirmative, and then used the opportunity ...

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    Hyundai giving $200 a car to children's cancer charity this month
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    With National Childhood Cancer Awareness month underway, Hyundai Motor America has announced plans to donate $100,000 to 68 hospitals and non-profit organizations ($6.8 million total) in the form of "Hope Grants." The bulk of the money will be raised by Hyundai's U.S. sales network, now more than ...

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    Hyundai pledges to hit 40 mpg with 2012 Veloster, beat out Honda CR-Z
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    2012 Hyundai Veloster – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At a media breakfast in Los Angeles this morning, Hyundai Motor America president John Krafcik let slip that the Korean automaker expects to breach the 40 miles-per-gallon barrier with its forthcoming small sports coupe. ...

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    Hyundai CEO reveals reason for Equus, explains why it's no VW Phaeton
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    2011 Hyundai Equus – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai America CEO John Krafcik is rarely one to hold back his opinions, and today's topic of discussion is marque's upcoming Equus luxury flagship. Hyundai has moved up in the automotive ranks so quickly over the past 15 years ...

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    Kia K9 super sedan sneak peeked in Seoul
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    When the Volkswagen Phaeton launched here in the States, nobody liked it. Well, that's not true. Every journalist we know who drove the mighty VW went on and on about how it's probably actually the greatest car in the world (especially all decked out with a W12 engine) and how the HVAC system is ...

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    REPORT: 2011 Hyundai Sonata coming to Detroit Auto Show
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata spy shots – Click above for image gallery
    Back in June, we reported on a news story in the Montgomery Advertiser saying that the 2011 Hyundai Sonata would be unveiled in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It appears that Hyundai may be holding off the introduction of ...

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    Entourage dead, Hyundai says no to badge engineering
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    When Hyundai dealers complained about not having a minivan in 2006, the automaker reached into the corporate pool and re-badged the Kia Sedona, turning into the Entourage. The timing was poor, as minivan sales plummeted across the board. Last year, sales were down 50% on the Entourage to just 8,400 ...

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    Hyundai CEO says early Genesis Coupe sales numbers are "simply smoking"
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    2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe - Click above for high-res gallery
    "Simply smoking." Those are the exact words that John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai USA, used to describe early sales of the automaker's new Genesis Coupe during a recent interview with Motor Trend. The highly-anticipated two-door is selling ...

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