PRLog - March 7, 2011 - ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A lot has changed in the automotive world in the past 25 years, but one thing has remained the same: since its arrival, Hyundai has been a leading car seller in the United States. Hyundai Motor America celebrated its 25th anniversary in the U.S. on February 20, announces Jacksonville Hyundai dealer Hyundai of St. Augustine.
Since Hyundai’s start in the U.S. in 1986 with the humble Excel, Hyundai has grown into a full-line producer of cars and crossovers, from Accent to Equus, from Tucson to Veracruz. Since the company’s arrival, Americans have put 6,608,208 Hyundai vehicles in their driveways, with more than 4,350,000 still on the road today. In 2010, sales topped 538,000, making Hyundai the sixth best-selling brand in the country, behind only Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Ford and Chevrolet.
The premier Jacksonville Hyundai dealer is proud to have all 2011 Hyundai models in stock now.
Since arriving in the U.S., Hyundai production has grown drastically. U.S. production capacity has grown to over 400,000 units of Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe models produced in modern assembly plants in Alabama and Georgia. Hyundai engines and transmissions are produced here, too. Direct U.S. employment totals more than 4,000, with total employment including suppliers and dealers of over 45,000. Hyundai’
Hyundai’s heritage is built on earning the trust of its owners, something that the leading Jacksonville Hyundai dealer thrives on. Every Hyundai sold since the 1999 model year comes with what remains the industry’s best warranty – a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 5-year, 60,000-mile vehicle warranty.
“As far as we’ve come since 1986, we still feel we’re in the early stages of connecting the Hyundai brand to the U.S. consumer,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “We’ve always challenged convention – from our powertrain strategies, to our consumer partnership programs, to our unique Genesis and Equus retail approach. It’s authentically Hyundai to question the status quo and pursue our own vision of how things should be in order to best serve our customers. This willingness to challenge convention will continue to guide us these next 25 years.”
Hyundai’s model lineup now offers 12 distinct cars and crossovers –with more on the way. Hyundai’s immediate future includes three exciting new models arriving at showrooms through summer. The Veloster, a unique 3-door 40-mpg sporty coupe featuring Hyundai’s
Blue Link telematics solution, will join all-new 4-door and 5-door versions of the Accent, which will also deliver 40 mpg. Hyundai’s award-winning Genesis gets a through face-lift and new engines and transmissions, with the performance-
With a full line-up of award-winning products, Hyundai Motor America has had a successful 25 years in the U.S., and it’s evident that more great years are in the making. Jacksonville Hyundai dealer Hyundai of St. Augustine is proud to be part of such a successful, innovative company. The dealership is excited to continue to offer Jacksonville Hyundai shoppers with award-winning Hyundai models.
For more information on Hyundai Motor America or the 2011 Hyundai lineup, the leading Jacksonville Hyundai dealer is available to answer any questions. Contact (888) 292-9681 for more information.
About Hyundai of St Augustine:
Hyundai of St. Augustine is family owned and operated and proudly serves St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Orange Park, Jacksonville and Daytona Beach with high-quality, yet affordable Hyundai vehicles.
Hyundai of St. Augustine offers a tremendous selection of new and used Hyundai cars as well as an outstanding service center and parts department.
Contact Hyundai of St. Augustine:
2898 US Highway 1
St. Augustine, FL 32086