Hyundai becomes worlds fourth largest automaker

10 Responses

  1. EB says:

    IMPRESSIVE… WHO THINKS THESE ARE THROW AWAY CARS NOW? They did 20 years ago. No one can argue that now. Go Hyundai!

  2. iran says:

    Congratulation!

  3. Themark81 says:

    Try to tell it to italians EB, but nevermind I lough at all of them when they are always stopped by some mechanical/electronic problem while me with my “shitty corean wannabe coupe” after 10 years do only the ordinary works 😉

  4. Hyundai Go! says:

    That’s true Themark81, but who cares, soon Hyundai will be one of the greatest car in the world, so let them say what they want and drive their craps.

    Well done Hyundai, keep it going!

  5. HyundaiSmoke says:

    You know whats good about that EB, is that the media outside of the car world still thinks and still somewhat advertises that Hyundai/KIA are throwaway cars.

    Thus, we can have enough PR attention to get some butts in seats, but yet have privacy to do what we want to do in terms making our cars better than everybody else in in 1-3 years we can surprise, shock, and awe the world, with our new look and product placement.

  6. HyundaiSmoke says:

    HyundaiGO!! Hyundai has been in the top 10 in quality and reliablity for the last 10 years in America, and we still dont get respect. I think a lot of that has to do with design, and product placement.

    Just think about our brand in the next 1-5 years:

    They are going to release smaller vehicles as well. They are going to cut the middle of the road stuff like the Azera, Tiburon, and Entourage out. They are either for Premium small and Premium large.

    1. The Sonata will be the New Bridge between the smaller cars and the Genesis cars. The Sonata can be made with just as many options as an Azera, and the Sonata and Azera are nearly the same size. Note: The Sonata will get AWD in 2 years.

    2. The Genesis Coupe 2.0 has more than taken the Tiburons place, while still having the Infinti G35 fighting option of the 3.8.

    3. The Veloster will be more than enough for those to take the lower end of the Tiburons place, and keep the small premium coupe buyers happy by competing with MINI. While boosting the Image of the Accent.

    4. The Portico Will be more than enough to take the Entourage’s place, while also helping fill some gaps that the Sonata and Azera cant provide alone, as in a big car feel with a CUV chassis. KIA will still keep the minivan.

    5. Those buyers who still want a car like the Tiburon can also buy the KIA Forte Coupe, and the KIA Kee, as both cars will truly fill in the Niches the Tiburon has, especially in price.

    Also we can look forward to Hyundai intending on releasing an Additional 1-3 new smaller cars under the Sonata.

    1. Look for an additional Coupe besides the Veloster (Elantra Coupe).

    2. Look for a Small Dedicated Hybrid to have a Chevy Volt like EV mode.

    3. Look for a Roadster the size of a Saturn Sky, but priced like an Elantra Touring and have 35-40 MPG.

    Hyundai also intends on releasing mild: Accent, Elantra, and Sonata Hybrids as well.

    Also, look for the European Hyundai i20 which is smaller in size than Accent to be priced the same as the Accent. The Accent will move up to Elantra Pricing, the Elantra will move up to Sonata Pricing, the Sonata will move up to Azera pricing. Hyundai is just going do here in America, what BMW, Mercedes, and Audi dont have the balls to do here.

    Thats provide a premium ultra fuel efficient, but affordable small lineup.

    Hyundai is taking advantage of American snobbery that dictates that “a real premium brand should only have big RWD and AWD cars with a billion horsepower and 2 MPG.” Nobody except MINI provides Premium small cars in America, and in terms of Reliablity they are of horrid quality, and in terms of looks they only apply to a certain clientelle.

    Hyundai wants to take advantage of this service nobody else truly provdes.

  7. Alex S says:

    These numbers are true but I heard there has been a discrepancy with respect to ‘Fleet sales’ that does not make this a true apples-to-apples comparison..

    Still, no arguing the company has made tremendous strides over the past decade – and especially over the last 2 years. The Genesis (Sedan and Coupe), in my opinion, were the real game changers that have caused competitors to take them seriously and the new Sonata sedan likely to take another bite out of competitor market share..

  8. Alex S says:

    Admittedly, I tend to favor German vehicles and would have never purchased a Hyundai, even 5 years ago..

    However, I now have no qualms getting my father a Genesis Sedan and replace my second car (Ford Probe GT) with the Genesis coupe. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my Ford (save for some suspension problems) but the Gensis Coupe looks to be a much better value overall..

  9. Alex S says:

    Admittedly, I tend to favor German vehicles and would have never purchased a Hyundai, even 5 years ago..

    However, I now have no qualms getting my father a Genesis Sedan and replace my second car (Ford Probe GT) with the Genesis coupe. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my Ford (save for some suspension problems) but the Genny Coupe looks to be a much better value overall..

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