Dave Zuchowski

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

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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Hyundai vice chairman touring U.S. operations this week

11:03 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Hyundai Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun, heir apparent to South Korea's Hyundai-Kia automotive juggernaut, is touring the company's volatile United States operations this week....
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Q&A: DAVE ZUCHOWSKI

Hyundai boss aims to boost retail sales momentum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski says his top priority is to get Hyundai's retail sales momentum rolling. He'll get help from the redesigned Genesis sedan arriving this spring and a redesigned Sonata mid-sized sedan hitting showrooms this summer....
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Hyundai dealers seek incentives to sell off 2013 models

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Hyundai's U.S. dealers are hungry for additional incentive support to clear out leftover 2013 inventory as the brand seeks to recover U.S. market share....
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Q&A: DAVE ZUCHOWSKI

Hyundai boss aims to boost retail sales momentum

5:44 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski says his top priority is to get Hyundai's retail sales momentum rolling. He'll get help from the redesigned Genesis sedan arriving this spring and a redesigned Sonata mid-sized sedan hitting showrooms this summer....
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Hyundai U.S. chief expects launches, added output to buoy market share

1:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Hyundai's top executive in the United States says better vehicle availability and two key product launches will end the brand's two-year market-share skid in 2014....
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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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