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Bad science puts rich nations on the hook for trillions in climate liabilities
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai executives issued a hasty apology Thursday after widespread outrage over one of its advertisements that relied on a suicide message to tout the vehicle's clean emissions.
Three Hyundai models - Elantra Sedan, Sonata and Equus - each took first place in their respective categories in the 16th annual Strategic Vision Total Value Awards. Elantra Sedan won in the small car category, Sonata scored top marks for medium cars, and the Equus beat out competitors like BMW and Mercedes to take first place in the luxury car segment. Additionally, Equus received the award for Best Model, and Hyundai ranked second overall in Total Value. Strategic Vision's Total Value Index (TVI) reflects all aspects of perceived value; from quality, to economics to customer appeal.
Since the launch of the all-new model, Azera has been the hottest- selling nameplate in its segment. According to J.D. Power PIN data, the new Azera sits on a dealer's lot for an average of 16 days before being sold, compared with a Nissan Maxima at 65 days, Toyota Avalon at 28 days, Buick LaCrosse at 63 days and the Ford Taurus at 70 days. But the good news doesn't end there. The new Azera is enjoying a 61 percent conquest rate - an amount that's unheard of in the large car segment.
The 2013 Santa Fe makes a dashing entrance into showrooms as it is one of the top 10 new models for 2013 according to Total Car Score. Editors at Total Car Score, a leading automotive and research comparison website, ranked the Santa Fe ninth out of more than 30 new models reaching showrooms for the 2013 model year.
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra has been named one of the 10 Best Green Cars for 2012 by Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com for the second consecutive year. In this annual list, especially timely this year due to rising gas prices and just in time for Earth Day 2012, the kbb.com editors present a variety of fuel-efficient vehicles worthy of buyers' consideration.
Hyundai Motor America today introduced the all-new 2013 Elantra GT in a North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show.
An all-new Hyundai Elantra will join its larger sibling, the Sonata, in production at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) starting in late fall this year.