Dave Zuchowski

Why the 72-month auto loan isn't causing jitters -- yet

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Lenders are boosting auto sales and commanding higher transaction prices by extending loan terms. Is the industry flirting with another 2008, or is the risk limited?...
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HYUNDAI

A thin crossover lineup; restless dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

A thin crossover lineup has kept Hyundai from capitalizing on the segment's boom....
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Hyundai moves money to regain mojo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014

Determined not to let hard-won market share gains slip away, Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski is redirecting marketing dollars and asking for a bigger budget from his bosses in Korea....
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Industry fishbowl: Everybody's watching Sonic

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

The industry is closely watching Sonic Automotive Inc. as it seeks to reinvent auto retailing....
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Hyundai on a quest for capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

Hyundai needs a new assembly plant to keep up with crossover demand, says U.S. boss Dave Zuchowski. Until then, Hyundai will likely get production from sibling brand Kia's factories in Mexico and Georgia....
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RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: Hyundai scrambles for more crossover turf

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2014

Hyundai's no longer growing by leaps and bounds in the United States, in part because it's only a bit player in the crossover boom....
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Hyundai makes diversity key part of business plan

6:55 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014

Under CEO Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America has made diversity a key objective of the company's business plans with clear-cut goals in areas such as hiring, the automaker's retail network, suppliers, marketing and advertising. Employees in every department are held accountable for meeting the objectives....
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Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014

Dealers featured this week include the Joseph family at Oliver C. Joseph Inc. (Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram) in Belleville, Ill.; Cary Shaffer of Shaffer Hyundai in Merrillville, Ind.; and Paul and Tom Barberino, owners of Barberino Nissan in Wallingford, Conn....
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Hyundai delivers hydrogen Tucson to first U.S. customer

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Hyundai has started retail leasing of its hydrogen-powered Tucson as the South Korean carmaker and competitors look to expand the market for alternative zero-emission electric vehicles....
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At Hyundai, luxury lives with low-end

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014

The next-generation Hyundai Genesis starting to arrive in showrooms to take on the likes of the BMW 5 series features taut, stately sheet metal that wraps a leather-bathed interior trimmed in matte-finished real wood, and a sticker price topping $51,000 for the 420-hp V-8 edition. And it's taking its place barely a car length away from the entry-est of entry-level vehicles, a $15,000 Hyundai Accent....
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Hyundai, Honda execs prepared for more scrutiny on safety

5:29 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2014

GM's ignition switch controversy inevitably will lead to greater regulatory scrutiny of auto safety defects, top executives from Honda and Hyundai say....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Crossovers will be vital in Hyundai's 3-year product blitz

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014

Hyundai will soon return to the strategy that won it major sales and market share gains earlier this decade: a blitz of new products....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Hyundai goes mild with 2015 Sonata makeover

10:15 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014

Hyundai is tweaking the recipe that made the Sonata one of the industry's hottest mid-sized sedans in recent years with a makeover for 2015 that is more mild than spicy. The redesigned 2015 Sonata, introduced at the New York auto show today, will offer more technology and safety equipment than the outgoing model....
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Customers' luxury motivation turns to self-reward, execs say

1:48 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2014

The definition of luxury automotive brands, and the motivation of luxury-car shoppers, is changing from an outward-directed display of wealth to a self reward for a successful customer. That was the conclusion of a panel of luxury-brand executives at the NADA/J.D. Power Automotive Forum in New York today....
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