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#30 of 39 $100 million a year screw-up plus lost sales
by steve_ HOST
Nov 22, 2012 (2:38 pm)
"U.S. consumers have become less willing to buy cars from Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp since the South Korean automakers admitted overstating the fuel economy of some of their vehicles, data from Edmunds.com showed.
The "purchase intent" for Hyundai's top-selling Elantra compact fell to 6.3 percent as of November 18 from 6.7 percent on October 28, according to the data from Edmunds.com, an auto consultant and consumer website."
U.S. consumers less willing to buy Hyundai, Kia after mileage woes (Chigago Tribune)
#31 of 39 Re: $100 million a year screw-up plus lost sales [steve_]
Nov 26, 2012 (11:18 am)
Sales also dropped in October, though they weren't far below a record October the previous year.
Hyundai has to be careful about 2 things:
* watch quality as production output increases
* don't get arrogant, instead apply continuous improvement
#32 of 39 Save the Asterisks
by steve_ HOST
Nov 29, 2012 (10:41 pm)
The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee wants Hyundai Motors Co. and Kia Motors to answer questions about plans to compensate 900,000 owners after the companies admitted overstating estimated gas mileage.
"While I believe this [debit card program] is a positive step, I am concerned that many affected customers may not learn about the program, or may find it burdensome to participate in the program," said Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., who oversees the panel that deals with auto issues.
Senator wants answers on Hyundai, Kia gas mileage discrepancies (Detroit News)
#33 of 39 Re: Save the Asterisks [steve_]
Nov 30, 2012 (7:59 am)
There are others not meeting EPA expectations.
Elantra gets and EPA combined of 32 yet owners on the EPA site report 28.9 average.
But...C Max is rated 47mpg and they average 40.5.
So Hyundai is being crucified for being off by 9.7%.
Ford off by 13.8%. Will they be investigated?
If anything a hybrid buyer is far MORE concerned about fuel economy, and those buyers paid a lot more for their cars.
#35 of 39 Re: . [fintail]
Dec 05, 2012 (11:07 am)
OMG buy it quick and put it in a museum to prove it existed!
On a different note, interesting factoid came up in another thread - Optima+Sonata sales combined beat even the Camry.
#37 of 39 Re: Face lift [steve_]
Dec 10, 2012 (3:16 pm)
Wow, that's so different. What an elegant and timeless design
#38 of 39 Re: Face lift [steve_]
Dec 13, 2012 (8:43 am)
Wheels look like the fans on a jet engine.
Looks like they basically added LEDs to the old one.
#39 of 39 domestic squeeze
by steve_ HOST
Jan 21, 2013 (8:25 pm)
"Free-trade deals that have halved tariffs on foreign cars here helped push up imported autos to 10% of sales for the first time last year, up from less than 2% a decade ago, while Hyundai's domestic sales fell for the first time since the global financial crisis in 2008."
Hyundai Is Dented in Korea (Wall St. Journal)