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  1. 1. Keffer Automotive Group
  2. 2. Keffer Automotive Group4/27/2011 Hyundai : News | HYUNDAI ELANTRA B… ABOUT US OVERVIEW OUR COMPANY NEWS Elantra a “Clear Winner” As the Most Cost-Effective, Fuel-Efficient Car THE ENVIRONMENT The all-new 2011 Hyundai Elantra, in its mission to redefine the compact car segment, is also proving that non-hybrid vehicles can be among the most EVENTS fuel-efficient cars on the road. TrueCar.com, the authority on new car pricing, trends and forecasting, named its Top Ten most fuel-efficient cars and the Hyundai Elantra w as the only non-hybrid to make the list. With a starting price of just $14,830 and standard 40 mpg highw ay fuel economy, the Hyundai Elantra is demonstrating that fuel efficiency can be achieved in a high-volume, non-hybrid vehicle w ithout the need for special fuel economy packages. CAREERS TrueCar.com compiled the list of Top Ten most fuel-efficient cars currently being sold based on fuel economy and cost of gas, per 15,000 miles driven DOING BUSINESS annually. For example, w hen looking at the vehicles based on annual fuel costs and price, the 2011 Toyota Prius (base) average price paid is $22,235 and costs $1,064 annually based on the current price of $3.52 per gallon of unleaded fuel and 15,000 miles driven annually. The 2011 Hyundai Elantra (base) is 32 percent cheaper than the 2011 Toyota Prius (base) at $15,052, based on average price paid, yet costs only $531 more to fill up annually. At DIVERSITY that rate, it w ould take more than 13 years to recoup the additional investment in the Prius. “When purchasing a fuel-efficient vehicle, consumers should consider tw o factors – price and annual cost of fuel,” said Jesse Toprak, vice president of CONTACT US Industry Trends and Insights at TrueCar.com. “If youre looking for the most cost-effective and fuel-efficient car, the Hyundai Elantra is the clear w inner.” The 2011 Elantra sets the bar in the compact sedan category offering a “class-above” midsize car interior volume, modern design, outstanding fuel economy, and loads of comfort and convenience features, all at an attractive starting price. Elantra also continues to lead the industry in standard advanced safety technologies including a new Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system to optimally manage Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and the Motor-Driven electric Pow er Steering (MDPS). “The all-new Elantra, w ith its 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highw ay standard fuel economy rating, is a perfect vehicle for consumers looking for an affordable solution to rising gas prices,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Elantra is at the core of Hyundai’s fuel economy strategy. In February, 20 percent of all Hyundai vehicles sold achieved 40 mpg on the highw ay thanks in large part to Elantra’s success.” Hyundai made a commitment to lead the industry in sales of 40 mpg vehicles in 2011, and seeks to achieve this through the w ide availability of vehicles that achieve 40 mpg on the highw ay. Hyundai’s strategy of standard 40 mpg highw ay ratings on vehicles like the Elantra and the forthcoming 2012 Veloster and 2012 Accent, contrast the practice of competitors, w hich limit 40 mpg sales to low -volume and/or extra cost option package and trim levels. Hyundai is also moving ahead to be the first automaker to achieve a corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) rating of at least 50 mpg by 2025 for its lineup of passenger cars and light duty trucks. TrueCar, Inc., a leading market innovator, stands alone as an automotive solutions provider focused on changing how cars are sold by providing a significantly better customer experience, w hile helping qualified dealer partners to gain incremental market share and reduce costs. TrueCar, Inc. w orks w ith a national netw ork of nearly 4,700 Certified Dealers that provide up-front, no-haggle, competitive pricing to assist some of the nation’s largest and most w ell respected membership and service organizations meet the auto buying needs of their members and customers. These partnerships include American Express, AAA Clubs, USAA and more than 60 others. Collectively these audiences represent over 1,000,000 in-market customers each month. Founded in 2005, TrueCar, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA and has offices in San Francisco. With nearly 200 percent year–over-year grow th, TrueCar has driven more than 200,000 sales and is developing a suite of transaction-oriented products and services centered on transparency and radical clarity as a result of comprehensively analyzing market data and information. You can follow TrueCar on Tw itter @truecar and become a fan of TrueCar on Facebook at http://w w w .facebook.com/truecar. Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through almost 800 dealerships nationw ide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program w hich now includes the 5-year/60,000 mile fully transferable bumper-to-bumper w arranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000 mile pow ertrain w arranty and 5-year complimentary Roadside Assistance in addition to the highly acclaimed vehicle return policy introduced in early 2009. For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit w w w .HyundaiAssurance.com. Hy u n da i is a r eg ist er ed t r a dem a r k of Hy u n da i Mot or A m er ica . A ll r ig h t s r eser v ed. ©2 0 1 0 Hy u n da i Mot or A m er icahyundaiusa.com/…/Corporate_TrueCar.… 1/1
  3. 3. Keffer Automotive Group4/25/2011 Format Dynamics€::€Dell Viewer Hyundai’s new Elantra can compete with best compacts Updated vehicle costs less and performs better than the best-selling Honda Civic But today there are other suitors vying for their affections, including the new 2011 Hyundai Elantra. At first, having a Hyundai in the family might seem like a bad idea, given the automaker’s past reputation for spotty quality and copycat engineering in previous models. But all that’s in the past and the Elantra that’s asking you out on a date today is improved, suave and gainfully employed. It’s an invitation that car shoppers should consider seriously. Hyundai The new Hyundai Elantra costs less and performs better than the best-selling model in the compact segment, the Honda Civ ic. By Dan Carney msnbc.com contributor updated 4/14/2011 10:46:41 AM ET REVIEW Given its reputation for quality and dependability, the Toyota Corolla has long been a darling of compact-car buyers in the U. S. In fact, Toyota customer loyalty has become so blinkered lately that those buyers are willfully ignoring poor reviews and even a shattering series of recalls and are continuing to buy Corollas based on their experience with Toyota vehicles that were built in the past.…msn.com/…/CleanPrintProxy.aspx?uniq… 1/4
  4. 4. Keffer Automotive Group4/25/2011 Format Dynamics€::€Dell Viewer advertisement headlights lend a thoroughly contemporary style to the Elanta’s front end, and the emphatic wheel arches, chamfered corners and channeled fog light openings visually minimize the front overhang that visually puts the cart before the horse of so many front- drive cars. But the real news is beneath that handsome hood. For years, Honda has been legendary for its engine design prowess, a skill that led the c ompany to remind anyone who would listen that the company’s full name is Honda Motor Co., with the emphasis on “motor.” During Hyundai’s two decades of tribulations in the U.S. vehicle market, among the various mispronunciations of the “hun-day” name was for many owners to say it as “hon-day,” in a less-than-subtle attempt to confuse the relatively lightly regarded Korean newcomer with its established, and esteemed, Japanese rival. (Even the Hyundai logo on the hood After all, the Elantra is a handsome devil. Just take a look at its dynamically flowing lines, with a slashing character line rising from behind the front wheel and encompassing the front and rear door handles on its flight rearward over the back wheel before plunging into the taillight lens. The result is a car that strongly echoes the design of the mid-sized Sonata, which earned its own well-deserved acclaim. The contoured…msn.com/…/CleanPrintProxy.aspx?uniq… 2/4
  5. 5. Keffer Automotive Group4/25/2011 Format Dynamics€::€Dell Viewer looks like an italicized version of Honda’s “H” For Hyundai to unseat Honda in any of these logo.) categories is unexpected. For Hyundai to upset Honda in all of them is shocking because it This was understandable. Honda has set the speaks to the Elanta’s excellence and the benchmark for engine technology, design and p determination of its engineers to do the job erformance for decades. Until now, that is. right. No automaker lucks into a victory over The new Hyundai Elantra boasts more Honda. horsepower, more torque and better fuel economy than the 2012 Honda Civic. It’s not that Honda’s quality has declined, but rather that the automaker has long been the Its transmissions — both automatic and benchmark of most manufacturers in terms of manual — have more gears as both are six- fuel efficiency, performance and clever speeds. The bottom line is the Elantra costs engineering. Those competitors have long less and performs better than the best-selling targeted Honda, but they rarely landed a shot, model in the compact segment, the Honda until now. Civic. Also, as the best-selling model in the segment, Of course, my friends at Honda will quickly the Civic is a natural point of comparison for point out that, well, they have an app for that, many shoppers. Other models — such as the so to speak. Honda offers a high-efficiency Toyota Corolla and the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta version of the Civic that edges out the Elantra’ — are out of the running because of those s 29 mpg city, 40 mpg highway EPA fuel companies’ apparent contempt for customers economy rating, although it will probably by offering cars that have been cheapened to account for 2-3 percent of Civic sales based on the history of such models. And Honda offers a sporty, pricey Civic Si hot-rod version crammed with the bigger, thirstier engine from the Accord, which is definitely faster than the Elantra. But Hyundai’s engineers have outdone Honda’ s by giving every Elantra exemplary fuel e conomy and performance, at no extra charge. Sure, the difference in fuel economy is slight, as is the difference in horsepower and torque, the number of gears and the performance. But overall I think the Elantra outdoes the Civic.…msn.com/…/CleanPrintProxy.aspx?uniq… 3/4
  6. 6. Keffer Automotive Group4/25/2011 Format Dynamics€::€Dell Viewer the point of insulting shoppers’ intelligence. who’ve been the faithful to other brands (to their own detriment of late). They’ll be thrilled The new Chevrolet Cruze matches up well, on to discover that they need not tolerate ugly the strength of a handsome cabin, and only hard cabin surfaces, numb, disconnected the 2012 Ford Focus presents a more steering, soggy suspension and grumbling, impressive alternative to the Elantra. But while thirsty engines just because they want to buy the Focus is almost indisputably the top car in an economical small car. the segment, that leadership does not come cheaply. Consumers who are unable or The Elantra’s still standing out there on the unwilling to spend an extra couple of grand on welcome mat with the flowers. Go ahead and a fabulously attired Focus may conclude that let it in. the close-second Elantra represents the smarter value. © 2011 msnbc.com. Sponsored links Unlike many competitors, the Elantra is only available in a single body style — a four-door sedan. A compact wagon, the Elantra 5, based on the previous generation car, is also available, but that is currently an out-of-date vehicle that isn’t comparable to this excellent new Elantra model. Story: Ford expands F-150 pickup recall to 1.2 million vehicles Others have found great success selling three- and five-door hatchbacks in the compact segment, but so far Hyundai is satisfied to concentrate on the mainstream four-door sedan portion of the market. The Elantra’s lively dynamics suggest that a fun sporty version of the car would be well- received, especially if it were available in the hatchback style that defines the “hot hatch” segment. As more customers drive the Elantra (and the Ford Focus), word may leak out to drivers…msn.com/…/CleanPrintProxy.aspx?uniq… 4/4
  7. 7. Keffer Automotive Group04/11/2011, Fountain Valley, CaliforniaMODERN, SOPHISTICATED HYUNDAI ELANTRA MAKES WARD’S 10 BEST INTERIORS LISTThe all-new 2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited, with its emotional design and numerous luxury features, wasnamed to Ward’s 10 Best Interiors list. This honor further demonstrates that a car achieving 40 mpgstandard highway fuel economy is not only practicable but fashionable as well. In one of the mostcompetitive years for the award, Ward’s editors evaluated 51 vehicles that were all-new or featuredsignificantly upgraded interiors. This year’s10 Best Interiors list represents a broad cross section of theindustry, from utility vehicles and minivans to small cars and high-end premium sedans.“Proving economy cars ‘ain’t what they used to be,’ the Hyundai Elantra Limited delivers enough flair tosuggest the South Korean automaker is finding its own unique interior design language,” said DrewWinter, editor-in-chief, Ward’s AutoWorld. “The instrument panel of the Elantra displays a curvaceoussensuality, with a belt drawn tightly around the climate controls; the center console then widens as itflows down to the gear shifter.”The 2011 Elantra represents a modern approach to the traditional compact sedan segment featuring asleek style, advanced safety features, “class above” interior volume and standard 40 mpg highway fueleconomy. Inside the Elantra, customers find Hyundai’s expertise in interior packaging, lighting, leading-edge design and craftsmanship. This approach is visible in the clarity of the instruments and the tilt andtelescopic steering wheel. The seats help fuel economy and the environment, being made of lightweight,environmentally friendly foam. Heated seats are available in the front and the rear, a segment first.“The sophisticated interior of the Elantra is designed to bring new life to the compact car segmentcombined with the ultimate in functionality for the driver,” said Chris Zarlenga, design manger, HyundaiAmerica Technical Center. “Being named to Ward’s 10 Best Interiors, alongside vehicles like the Audi A8and BMW X3 xDrive35i, shows that compact cars can provide an engaging experience as well.”Ward’s editors picked the winning interiors using the same methodology employed for theannual Ward’s 10 Best Engines program. Scoresheets are completed for each vehicle driven based onmaterials, ergonomics, safety, the human-machine interface, comfort, fit-and-finish, overall value andaesthetics. Following the evaluation, Ward’s editors have extensive discussions to determine thewinners.The Ward’s 10 Best Interiors competition takes the place of the Interior of the Year program that datesback well before 2005, when Ward’s acquired the Auto Interiors Conference. The 2011 interior winnerswill be honored in a special ceremony at this year’s conference May 17 at The Henry Ford hotel inDearborn, Mich.
  8. 8. Keffer Automotive Group04/06/2011, Fountain Valley, CaliforniaHYUNDAI EQUUS NAMED NADAGUIDES CAR OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL 2011Hyundai Delivers Top-End Comfort, Features, Performance and Quality in the EquusNADAguides, the leading provider of vehicle pricing and information, named the all-new 2011 HyundaiEquus Car of the Month for April 2011. The Equus was selected by NADAguides as the Car of the Monthbased on its interior styling, unmatched comfort, top-end luxury features, smooth performance andpower, and overall quality of engineering. With no benchmark for Hyundai in the luxury category, theEquus exceeded the expectations of NADAguides’ analysts.“What Hyundai has created with the Equus is the most distinguished, fulfilling and desirable luxuryvehicle we have driven. The quality and care taken to produce even the simplest of switches and knobsis more than required,” said Troy Snyder, director of Product Development, NADAguides. “There is avery appealing draw to a vehicle that not only gets you to your destination in style, but relaxed and witha huge smile on your face. The Equus is undoubtedly the most elegant and gratifying luxury vehicleavailable under $65k. You want to drive this car.”The Equus takes driver comfort seriously with 12-way adjustable leather seats that are equipped withheating and cooling systems, as well as a massage system that is superior to others on the market today.Hyundai also took passenger and rear passenger comfort into consideration, providing first class, touringvehicle luxury seating throughout the entire vehicle.The Equus also surges ahead of the competition with successful attention to detail. Fit and finish is cleanand all interior controls are very intuitive requiring just seconds to customize the entire experience. TheLexicon© premium sound system with 17 speakers, easy-to-use Bluetooth interface, forward andrearview cameras, air quality system, plus a total of nine airbags make the Equus’ overall design andstyling that much more enticing.“Hyundai’s flagship Equus sedan features numerous luxury features typically found in vehicles costingthousands of dollars more,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, HyundaiMotor America. “Equus customers have an ownership experience unlike any other, with the industry’sfirst at-home vehicle demonstration program, ‘Your Time, Your Place’ and Valet Service program. Beingnamed NADAguides Car of the Month is another example of how the Equus is redefining intelligentluxury.”NADAGUIDES CAR OF THE MONTH AWARDThe NADAguides Car of the Month award provides consumers with practical information on cars, trucksand SUVs chosen by the analysts at NADAguides for exceptional performance, efficiency, features,options and appeal. Criteria used to determine the Car of the Month includes: quality of engineering,fuel efficiency, safety equipment and ratings, pricing and overall value, sales trends, and consumermarket interest on NADAguides.com and test drives performed by NADAguides’ analysts. Car of theMonth vehicles are eligible for the NADAguides Car of the Year award.
  9. 9. Keffer Automotive GroupNADAGUIDESNADAguides (www.nadaguides.com) is the largest publisher of vehicle pricing and information for newand used cars, classic cars, motorcycles, boats, RVs, and manufactured homes. NADAguides offers in-depth shopping and research tools in addition to the most market-reflective pricing available. Thecompany also produces software, mobile applications, raw data, web services, web-syndicated productsand print guidebooks.
  10. 10. Keffer Automotive Group3/24/2011 Hyundai : News | HYUNDAI ELANTRA B… ABOUT US OVERVIEW OUR COMPANY NEWS Elantra a “Clear Winner” As the Most Cost-Effective, Fuel-Efficient Car THE ENVIRONMENT The all-new 2011 Hyundai Elantra, in its mission to redefine the compact car segment, is also proving that non-hybrid vehicles can be among the most EVENTS fuel-efficient cars on the road. TrueCar.com, the authority on new car pricing, trends and forecasting, named its Top Ten most fuel-efficient cars and the Hyundai Elantra w as the only non-hybrid to make the list. With a starting price of just $14,830 and standard 40 mpg highw ay fuel economy, the Hyundai Elantra is demonstrating that fuel efficiency can be achieved in a high-volume, non-hybrid vehicle w ithout the need for special fuel economy packages. CAREERS TrueCar.com compiled the list of Top Ten most fuel-efficient cars currently being sold based on fuel economy and cost of gas, per 15,000 miles driven DOING BUSINESS annually. For example, w hen looking at the vehicles based on annual fuel costs and price, the 2011 Toyota Prius (base) average price paid is $22,235 and costs $1,064 annually based on the current price of $3.52 per gallon of unleaded fuel and 15,000 miles driven annually. The 2011 Hyundai Elantra (base) is 32 percent cheaper than the 2011 Toyota Prius (base) at $15,052, based on average price paid, yet costs only $531 more to fill up annually. At DIVERSITY that rate, it w ould take more than 13 years to recoup the additional investment in the Prius. “When purchasing a fuel-efficient vehicle, consumers should consider tw o factors – price and annual cost of fuel,” said Jesse Toprak, vice president of CONTACT US Industry Trends and Insights at TrueCar.com. “If youre looking for the most cost-effective and fuel-efficient car, the Hyundai Elantra is the clear w inner.” The 2011 Elantra sets the bar in the compact sedan category offering a “class-above” midsize car interior volume, modern design, outstanding fuel economy, and loads of comfort and convenience features, all at an attractive starting price. Elantra also continues to lead the industry in standard advanced safety technologies including a new Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system to optimally manage Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and the Motor-Driven electric Pow er Steering (MDPS). “The all-new Elantra, w ith its 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highw ay standard fuel economy rating, is a perfect vehicle for consumers looking for an affordable solution to rising gas prices,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Elantra is at the core of Hyundai’s fuel economy strategy. In February, 20 percent of all Hyundai vehicles sold achieved 40 mpg on the highw ay thanks in large part to Elantra’s success.” Hyundai made a commitment to lead the industry in sales of 40 mpg vehicles in 2011, and seeks to achieve this through the w ide availability of vehicles that achieve 40 mpg on the highw ay. Hyundai’s strategy of standard 40 mpg highw ay ratings on vehicles like the Elantra and the forthcoming 2012 Veloster and 2012 Accent, contrast the practice of competitors, w hich limit 40 mpg sales to low -volume and/or extra cost option package and trim levels. Hyundai is also moving ahead to be the first automaker to achieve a corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) rating of at least 50 mpg by 2025 for its lineup of passenger cars and light duty trucks. TrueCar, Inc., a leading market innovator, stands alone as an automotive solutions provider focused on changing how cars are sold by providing a significantly better customer experience, w hile helping qualified dealer partners to gain incremental market share and reduce costs. TrueCar, Inc. w orks w ith a national netw ork of nearly 4,700 Certified Dealers that provide up-front, no-haggle, competitive pricing to assist some of the nation’s largest and most w ell respected membership and service organizations meet the auto buying needs of their members and customers. These partnerships include American Express, AAA Clubs, USAA and more than 60 others. Collectively these audiences represent over 1,000,000 in-market customers each month. Founded in 2005, TrueCar, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA and has offices in San Francisco. With nearly 200 percent year–over-year grow th, TrueCar has driven more than 200,000 sales and is developing a suite of transaction-oriented products and services centered on transparency and radical clarity as a result of comprehensively analyzing market data and information. You can follow TrueCar on Tw itter @truecar and become a fan of TrueCar on Facebook at http://w w w .facebook.com/truecar. Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through almost 800 dealerships nationw ide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program w hich now includes the 5-year/60,000 mile fully transferable bumper-to-bumper w arranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000 mile pow ertrain w arranty and 5-year complimentary Roadside Assistance in addition to the highly acclaimed vehicle return policy introduced in early 2009. For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit w w w .HyundaiAssurance.com. H y u n da i is a r eg ist er ed t r a dem a r k of Hy u n da i Mot or A m er ica . A ll r ig h t s r eser v ed. ©2 0 1 0 Hy u n da i Mot or A m er icahyundaiusa.com/…/Corporate_TrueCar.c… 1/1
  11. 11. Keffer Automotive GroupHYUNDAI TAKES TOP HONORS IN BRAND KEYS 2011 CUSTOMER LOYALTY ENGAGEMENT INDEXThe Hyundai brand continues to grow in 2011, earning the No. 1 spot in the automotive category in the2011 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index. Brand Keys, a New York-based brand, customer loyalty andengagement consultancy, publishes this annually syndicated study which examines customers’relationships with 528 different brands in 79 categories. For the second year in a row, Hyundai is thehighest ranked brand in the automotive category.“Hyundai has been able to best meet customer expectations and has, again, scored the highest levels ofloyalty when it comes to the Automotive category, taking the #1 spot in our Customer LoyaltyEngagement Index,” said Robert Passikoff, Brand Keys Founder and President. “Of course, the true testof loyalty and engagement always shows up in the marketplace, so we weren’t surprised to see theirsales are up again over last year. We congratulate them on another win.”Hyundai’s ongoing success is largely attributed to the positive reception of the newly redesigned Sonataand Elantra models, both of which have received significant consumer interest and positive receptionsince their respective launches. Both these vehicles contributed to Hyundai’s great success in 2010,breaking the 500,000 vehicle sales barrier and increasing market share to nearly five percent. Now in2011, the company’s 25th year in the U.S., Hyundai is moving ahead to be the first automaker to achievea corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) rating of at least 50 mpg by 2025 for its lineup of passengercars and light duty trucks.“Hyundai is completely committed to our customers with Hyundai Assurance, the industry’s mostcomprehensive consumer protection plan,” said Trea Reedy, national manager, Dealer Marketing andResource Management, Hyundai Motor America. “And, with our strong new lineup filled with stylish,fuel efficient and affordable vehicles, both new and returning customers are keeping Hyundai at the topof their shopping lists.”Automotive brands rounding out the top 5 in the 2011 Index are: Ford (No. 2), Honda/Nissan (tied forNo. 3), Mercedes/BMW (tied for No. 4), and Kia/GM (tied for No. 5). For the complete 2011 CustomerLoyalty Engagement Index, visit http://www.brandkeys.com/awards/.
  12. 12. Keffer Automotive Group02/16/2011, Fountain Valley, CaliforniaHYUNDAI ELANTRA, SONATA AND TUCSON RECOGNIZED BY THE AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT ECONOMYElantra Listed as a 2011 “Greenest Vehicle,” Sonata and Tucson as “Greener Choices”For the sixth consecutive year, the Hyundai Sonata [1] was recognized by the American Council for anEnergy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) on its annual “Greener Choices 2011” list. Also joining Sonata on the“Greener Choices” list this year was the Hyundai Tucson [2]. The Hyundai Elantra [3] was listed as one ofthe twelve most environmentally-friendly vehicles available to consumers this model year on the“Greenest Vehicles of 2011” list. All three Hyundai models will be featured in the ACEEE’s GreenBook® Online, an annual consumers’ guide to environmentally-friendly cars and trucks, availableatwww.greenercars.org.“To be recognized for the sixth year in a row as a leader in fuel efficiency only reinforces Hyundai’scommitment to a cleaner environment as well as sustainable personal mobility,” said Mike O’Brien, vicepresident, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Elantra’s best-in-class standardacross the lineup 40 mpg highway fuel economy, Sonata Blue Drive Hybrid’s best-in-class 40 mpghighway, and Tucson’s improved 2.4-liter engine city mpg rating are all great examples of Hyundai’scontinued dedication to finding the most appealing customer focused solutions.”The “Greener Choices” list is restricted to widely available gasoline-powered cars and light trucks withautomatic transmissions, thus highlighting the widespread availability of environmentally-friendlyvehicle choices in many segments of the market. The twelve vehicles on the “Greenest Vehicles” listrepresent the top-scoring vehicle of each nameplate.Elantra, Sonata and Tucson are three of the vehicles in Hyundai’s 24/7 version 2.0 product initiative,which outlines seven all-new models by the end of 2011. All three feature Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpturedesign language, advanced safety features, and luxury amenities.
  13. 13. Keffer Automotive Group02/15/2011, Fountain Valley, California2011 HYUNDAI ELANTRA NAMED AUTOSPIES.COM CAR OF THE YEARElantra Recognized as a Groundbreaking Model in the Compact SegmentAutospies.com, one of the highest ranked automotive information sites, named the 2011 HyundaiElantra “Car of the Year.” In selecting Elantra as “Car of the Year”, the Autospies.com editors referencethe Elantra’s “hybrid-like mileage of 40 mpg highway, gorgeous styling not even known in the compactcategory until now and acres of interior room with gorgeous fit and finish” as “changing the paradigm inits segment.”“Hyundai has single-handedly changed the compact car segment by creating the first ‘premium’compact that is affordable to the masses,” said Donald Buffamanti, founder of leading automotive socialmedia site, AutoSpies.com. “Starting at a price of $14,830 with class-leading interior volume and anEnvironmental Protection Agency rated MPG of 29/40 city/highway, the 2011 Elantra is a well-roundedcompact car that bests the rest.”The 2011 Elantra sets the bar in the compact sedan category offering a “class-above” midsize car interiorvolume, modern design, outstanding fuel economy, loads of comfort and convenience features all at alow starting price of $14,830. Powered by an all-new 1.8-liter “Nu” engine, the fifth generation Elantraboasts best-in-class standard fuel economy of 40 mpg highway. Elantra also continues to lead theindustry in standard advanced safety technologies including a new Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)system to optimally manage Electronic Stability Control (ESC).“Elantra is pushing the compact category to offer innovation, content and style -- characteristics oftenmissing from the competition,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “Carenthusiasts like AutoSpies.com recognize that standard 40 miles-per-gallon highway fuel economy,tremendous luxury and convenience features, and modern design should be the expectation even at anaccessible price point.”
  14. 14. Keffer Automotive Group01/31/2011, Fountain Vallley, CaliforniaHYUNDAI ELANTRA TOURING NAMED BEST CAR FOR THE MONEYBY U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORTElantra Touring Recognized in its Class for Outstanding Value and Critical AcclaimHyundai continues its time in the spotlight with U.S. News’ award for “Best Car for the Money” in 2011with the Elantra Touring taking top honors for outstanding value in the wagon segment.U.S. News recognizes Elantra Touring for its quality and value stating, “value need not come at theexpense of quality and style in the 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring. With a chic European-inspired designand cargo space rivaling some mid-size SUVs, the Elantra Touring is a respectable compact wagon choiceno matter your budget.”“Elantra Touring is a perfect, affordable choice for the savvy consumer in the market for a quality newvehicle,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “With a long list ofstandard convenience features along with Hyundai’s class-leading safety features, the Elantra Touringoffers top-notch value in the wagon segment.”The U.S. News car rankings provide an unbiased comparison of each vehicle to its competitors, helpingshoppers identify the best cars in 18 categories. Rankings are based primarily on the balanced, diverseopinions of hundreds of professional auto critics, which are blended together to create a consensusabout each car. To select the award winners, U.S. News combined its newly released 2011 car rankingswith the total cost of ownership data provided by TrueCar.com.The Hyundai Elantra Touring is one of the best bargains in the industry with a host of standardequipment and amenities including remote keyless entry with alarm, steering-wheel-mounted cruisecontrol, XM® Satellite Radio and iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks, headlight welcome function, EZLane Change Assist and more. Its exterior boasts a 106.3 inch wheelbase, the longest in its class—allowing for maximum interior volume with 10 percent more space than its nearest competitor.U.S. NEWS MEDIA GROUPU.S. News is a multi-platform publisher of www.usnews.com, www.rankingsandreviews.com and thedigital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine. Focusing on Health, Finance, Education, Politics/Opinion, Traveland Automotive, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider ofinformation that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group’s signaturefranchises include its “America’s Best” series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges,graduate schools, automobiles, mutual funds, travel destinations, hospitals and more.

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