Category: Hyundai
Tesla stocks tumble after fire – how will the Shutdown affect auto sales?

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about Tesla stocks tumbling after a fire and how will the Shutdown affect auto sales? Tesla stocks tumble after fire First, let me say that I hope everyone involved in the accident in Seattle, WA is okay. The operative [...]

Concept car award winners: Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis, Ford Atlas, BMW i8 spyder

(Watch Ford Atlas’ designer, Gordon Platto, receive the Concept truck of the year award below) The overall winner of the 2013 concept car is the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis. From amongst the segment winners in the Car, Truck and Production Preview categories, the Hyundai’s HCD-14 Genesis posted the highest overall score to earn the top award [...]

John Shon on the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

John Shon is the product manager for the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Sonata. Shon talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 6-seater and 7-seater. The 5-seater 2-row Santa Fe has been on the market for sometime. Taking over where the Veracruz left off is the new 3-row 6 [...]

John Krafcik on the Hyundai products and marketshare

Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Hyundai products and the car market. Krafcik happily reports that “this is our best start ever. Some companies are reporting that this is their best start of a year since the great recession, but this is our strongest start E-V-E-R. We’re [...]

Hyundai’s bluelink technology

Mitchell Zarders, Senior Engineer, Hyundai Technical Center, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about Hyundai’s future infotainment systems at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Zarders goes through what is available now, next-generation concepts and what will be available in the future. Imagine having a car tell you you’re too tired to drive, or [...]

Hyundai future Infotainment system

Mitchell Zarders, Senior Engineer, Hyundai Technical Center, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about Hyundai’s future infotainment systems at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Zarders goes through what is available now, next-generation concepts and what will be available in the future. He calls them on-board multi-media system, off-board multi-media system and cloud-based multi-media [...]

Hyundai’s designer manager, John Krsteski

John Krteski, Design Manager at Hyundai Design North America, talked to Lou Ann hammond, www.drivingthenation.com, about the Hyundai Genesis coupe. Not only are there four doors on this coupe, but they are suicide doors, something that won’t be coming out in a production vehicle. Most designers talk design, but Krteski showed us the newest technology [...]

Thomas Linortner on the dynamax Magna Powertrain system

Thomas Linortner, manager, dynamax Magna Powertrain system, talked to www.drivingthenation.com about the dynamax turbo powertrain system used by Hyundai. The electro-hydraulic coupling, called PROACTIVE by Dynamax, transfers high torque requirements up to 1000Nm and is integrated in the rear axle. It splits torque from the front to the rear based upon driving conditions. This allows [...]

John Shon on the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

John Shon is the product manager for the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Sonata. Shon talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, at Robert Redford’s Sundance home in Utah. Shon goes through the engines and why they would bring us up to 8,400 feet altitude. Shon also goes through the models and the short wheel [...]

Hyundai’s John Krafcik on capacity constraint problems

John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. Krafcik has been CEO of Hyundai since 2008, and is in a place other car dealers dream of being, 21 days on the lot and they can’t make cars fast enough. What is the capacity constraint that keeps Hyundai from producing [...]