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toontoy
04-02-2005, 08:54 PM
FIVE HYUNDAI MODELS NAMED<br>A "BEST BET" IN THE CAR BOOK 2005 <p>-- Hyundai's Accent, Elantra, Santa Fe, Sonata and Tiburon<br>Earn Distinction In Automotive Consumer Expert's New Book --<p><br> <br>March 10, 2005 (Fountain Valley, Calif.) -- Five Hyundai models - the Accent, Elantra, Santa Fe, Sonata and Tiburon - earned the title "Best Bet" in Jack Gillis' The Car Book 2005. The Car Book, in cooperation with the Center for Auto Safety, selects vehicles for this distinction based on how well they respond to the safety and performance needs of today's consumer.<p>"Having five Hyundai models identified by The Car Book as 'Best Bets' demonstrates how well Hyundai vehicles are fitting the needs of the American consumer," said John Krafcik, vice president of product development and strategic planning. "I'm particularly pleased that Hyundai is earning recognition for our industry-leading standard safety features, like side-impact air bags and Electronic Stability Control. This recognition from The Car Book validates what our customers are asking us to do - to make safety equipment standard, not optional."<p>The Car Book has analyzed new vehicles each year for the past 25 years to identify vehicles that have made a significant contribution to bettering the market. "Best Bets" is The Car Book's list of highest-rated cars in each of the size categories. Ratings are based on expected performance in ten important categories: crash tests, safety features, fuel economy, rollover, overall, maintenance and repair costs, warranties, insurance costs and complaints, with the heaviest emphasis on safety.<p>"I congratulate Hyundai on its achievement of providing the market with fine products that are truly meeting the needs of consumers," said Mr. Gillis. The Car Book author, and one of America's most well known car consumer experts, Jack Gillis, informed Hyundai of its addition to the book.<p>Jack Gillis will appear on NBC's Today Show to share information from The Car Book 2005, in a segment scheduled for March 10, 2005.<p> <br>

knicks125
04-03-2005, 09:08 AM
Essentially you can say the whole US lineup got the nod. Tucson just came on the scene, and the XG was never a main stream seller but nevertheless a good car, and I'm more excited to see the outgoing XG getting replaced by the Azera.<p>After Hyundai's 24/7 plan is finished, and every single car in the linuep is replaced and is all new (Tucson), I see every single car becoming a best bet, something I never thought would be possible, for any company.

knicks125
04-03-2005, 09:32 AM
<A HREF="http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/NEWSV5/storyV5edhyundai403w.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.montgomeryadvertise...w.htm</A><p>April 3, 2005<br>EDITORIAL<br><B>Hyundai moves slowly to ensure top quality </B><p>Hyundai Motor Co.'s emphasis on improving its reputation for producing top-quality vehicles has produced strong results in sales, and that emphasis is causing the company to go slowly on production at its new plant here in Montgomery.<br>Company officials told the news media at the recent New York International Auto Show that the company was taking its time in moving to full production here.<p>"The focus is on quality, not volume," said John Krafcik, vice president of production for Hyundai Motor America. "It's a new plant with new workers and that's always a challenge. We've seen some of our competitors stumble a bit in similar situations. So we're taking extreme care to make sure we get it right."<p>The Sonata, which has been made in South Korea, was named recently by Consumer Reports as the most reliable car of 2004. The company also expects to produce the next version of its Santa Fe sport utility vehicle here as well.<p>Montgomerians should applaud the company's emphasis on quality. Central Alabama has a huge stake in Hyundai's success here. By emphasizing quality over speed, Hyundai is boosting the likelihood of its long-range success, which is in the best interests of the community as well.<br>

Hornbag
04-03-2005, 08:25 PM
Hyundai Accent...<br>Huundai Elantra...<p>safety and performance needs of today's consumer???<p>OK, im lost. Both these cars are slow, and have jack all safety kit, infact they all score low safety ratings dont they?<p>But gongrats to the Sonata and Tiburon! They are both very good cars and the awards are deserved!

knicks125
04-04-2005, 09:46 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hyundai Accent...<br>Huundai Elantra...<p>safety and performance needs of today's consumer???<p>OK, im lost. Both these cars are slow, and have jack all safety kit, infact they all score low safety ratings dont they?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hyundai has the most standard features in safety compare to other mainstream cars, and Accent and Elantra is the same. As far as performance, they are both adequte in the subcompact and compact class, of course they are not going to have 200hp if gas mileage is the main concern in those classes...<p>As far as scoring low in the crash test, the government test actually show both cars being okay, but the NHTSA test showed almost every single car in the compact class being worst than average, so it's not just the elantra or the accent, and it various becuase of how the test is conducted...

knicks125
04-04-2005, 09:46 AM
Another article worth reading...<p><B>Montgomery Mayor Pledges Full Support for Hyundai</B><p><A HREF="http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/biz/200504/kt2005040417574811910.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://times.hankooki.com/lpag...0.htm</A>

Santeno
04-04-2005, 12:50 PM
AWARDS BELONG ON THE AWARDS THREAD. LOCKING.