John Krafcik

An FCA-VW merger? Brilliant, Krafcik says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
In July, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen denied they were in merger talks after a German magazine reported discussions were underway. Still, John Krafcik, former CEO of Hyundai Motor America, told a media gathering in Detroit last week that he has studied the idea. His conclusion: "This is an absolutely brilliant combination."...
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VW joining with Fiat Chrysler would be 'brilliant' idea, Krafcik speculates

4:18 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2014
A merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen would create a well-balanced global automaker that would be highly profitable, John Krafcik, president of auto-buying website TrueCar, said today....
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FIVE YEARS LATER

GM's loss, Hyundai's gain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014
Stores targeted for closure by one troubled brand were snapped up by a rising brand....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Sedan-heavy brands also pile on the incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014
The guys who stepped up their incentive spending last month are brands that are counting on strong sedan strategies in an era of crossover growth....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Incentives prop up sedan-heavy strategies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2014
Take a look at who's been increasing incentives lately and you will see a larger trend in vehicle strategy for the United States....
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Automotive News to host dealer conference at NADA

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Automotive News will host a half-day conference devoted to dealer issues on Jan. 22 in San Francisco at the Hotel InterContinental during the National Automobile Dealers Association convention....
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Execs find big fish to fry in small pond

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Executives moving out of top managerial posts at carmakers are finding a nice place to land these days in the industry's high-potential digital marketing world....
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Musk's EV patent pitch piques Krafcik's curiosity

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
What did John Krafcik do when he heard about those electric-vehicle patents Tesla CEO Elon Musk made available to the public this month?...
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TrueCar to drop 75 franchisees in policy disputes

4:24 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
TrueCar this month plans to drop up to 75 of its 8,000 participating franchisees for failing to honor price guarantees made to car buyers or for other violations of TrueCar policies, President John Krafcik said today. TrueCar also will launch a new app in the coming days that allows consumers to take photos of their trade-in vehicles and seek a price for the vehicles from competing dealers in the TrueCar network, Krafcik said....
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Newly public TrueCar tests trade-in program

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
With a strong balance sheet and $70 million raised in last week's initial public offering, TrueCar has cash to develop new products, including an online vehicle trade-in service being tested by USAA members....
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TrueCar shares rise 12% after IPO nets less than forecast

10:05 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2014
Shares of TrueCar climbed 12 percent in their market debut today, after the online car-shopping site raised less than expected in its initial public offering....
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TrueCar expects IPO price of $12-$14 per share

8:55 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
TrueCar may be valued at about $1 billion if its initial public offering is priced at the top end of the expected range....
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Krafcik driving TrueCar now

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
TrueCar, the online shopping site, last week hired former Hyundai boss John Krafcik to guide its growth as a public company....
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Former Hyundai chief Krafcik named president of TrueCar

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
John Krafcik, the former CEO of Hyundai Motor America, has been named president of online shopping site TrueCar. Krafcik and TrueCar founder Scott Painter disclosed the hiring in an interview with Automotive News today....
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JASON STEIN

Krafcik's back: Many projects, scads of ideas

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Somewhere between a conversation on the future of retailing and the excitement over meeting a big investor for a lunch in Century City, John Krafcik has discovered something incongruous in the way the world works....
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TrueCar pairs Krafcik, dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Now that John Krafcik is on the TrueCar Inc. board of directors and the company has announced plans for an initial public offering of stock, the former CEO of Hyundai Motor America says he's eager to start talking with dealers....
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Krafcik at TrueCar: Hands-on, but not a full-time gig

5:39 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2014
John Krafcik's role at TrueCar will be to help advise and consult the vehicle pricing and purchasing service, but it is not a full-time position....
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TrueCar files plans to go public with stock

5:37 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2014
Online auto-shopping service TrueCar said today it has filed a statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell shares in an initial public offering. The company said it could raise as much as $125 million from the stock sale....
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NICK BUNKLEY

What will Mary say, and where's Krafcik?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2014
New cars and trucks aren't the only things that the thousands of journalists converging on Detroit for the big auto show will be looking for....
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4 ways Krafcik might get back on the fast track after Hyundai

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
John Krafcik, the former head of Hyundai Motor America, is still seen as a top-shelf talent, so there's a lot of speculation about where he might turn up next....
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RYAN BEENE

Krafcik left strong legacy, and some unfinished business

9:02 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2013
There are still some unanswered questions about last week's announcement that John Krafcik is being replaced as CEO of Hyundai Motor America. But it might be more instructive to look at what we do know about Krafcik's tenure as CEO, rather than what we don't know about its end....
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'Dealer guy' takes Hyundai helm

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Last week's appointment of Dave Zuchowski as CEO puts the Korean brand's U.S. arm in the hands of a 33-year auto industry veteran....
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Dave Zuchowski named CEO of Hyundai Motor America, succeeding John Krafcik

1:26 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2013
Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik will step down at year end, capping a five-year run during which he steered the Hyundai brand to record U.S. sales and market share. He will be succeeded by Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai's executive vice president of U.S. sales, on Jan. 1....
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