TodayOctober 25, 2021

The sweet spot at Hyundai, with John Krafcik

Retail versus fleet

John Krafcik, President and CEO, Hyundai North America talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the sweet spot Hyundai is in when it comes to retail versus fleet.

Where is Hyundai in the ranking of retail customers?

Motortrend did a test of 5 cars that get 40 miles per gallon (mpg). The Hyundai Elantra came in last. Why, and what does Krafcik think of the test?

Hyundai uses the old General Motors method of different components for different cars. Is Krafcik considering buying more “like” components to save on cost?

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.