Hyundai’s Santa Fe, Accent take top honors

Here at Glenbrook Hyundai, Your Happy Car Store, In Fort Wayne, Indiana, we are proud to say our very own Santa Fe and Accent have received ALG’s highest residual value awards in there respective classes.  We aren’t overly surprised however, because here at Glenbrook Hyundai, we all know we are selling high quality cars that will maintain there value.  If your interested please contact us, or feel free to stop by our showroom! Here is more about the achievements.

Hyundai Motor Company’s Santa Fe has been named best midsize utility vehicle in the North American ALG Residual Value Awards.
The Korean company’s Accent again topped the ranking in the subcompact car segment, repeating its 2012 feat, said a statement.

ALG’s annual Residual Value Awards cover the whole of North America and recognise the vehicles that are predicted to retain the highest residual value percentage of their original price after a conventional three-year ownership period.

It is widely recognised as the North American car industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data, and the awards recognise those brands that are committed to improving residuals by delivering superior products to customers.

Tom Lee, vice president and head of Hyundai Africa and Middle East Headquarters, said: “Winning these awards for a second successive year is testament to Hyundai’s commitment to building vehicles of superior quality to its competitors, in line with our ‘Modern Premium’ brand direction.

“The Santa Fe and Accent are both popular models, and accolades such as these from around the world will further boost customer confidence in the quality of Hyundai models in the market.” – TradeArabia News Service

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HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA REPORTS ALL-TIME RECORD NOVEMBER SALES

Here at Glenbrook Hyundai, Your Happy Car Store, we are proud to say Hyundai of America has hit an all-time sales record for the month of November, 2013.  Hyundai’s sold in America, were up 5 percent versus the same period in 2012! We believe this was accomplished by having the friendliest  team in Fort Wayne, Indiana, doing whatever it takes to put you in a Quality Hyundai. You can stop in any time at the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Coldwater road,  or please feel free to contact us anytime! Below is an article regarding all the numbers for our 5 percent increase!

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America today announced sales for the month of November of 56,005 units, up five percent versus the same period in 2012, representing the best November in company history.

“With inventories being replenished with new and refreshed 2014 product, November was another record month for us,” said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of national sales. “As consumer confidence appears to be on the mend resulting in record sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the automotive industry as a whole appears to be making strong strides as the year comes to a close.”

The recent recipients of ALG’s award for the highest residual value in their segments, Santa Fe Sport and Accent, both experienced strong sales gains over last November, with Santa Fe up 43 percent and Accent up 42 percent. Elantra and Equus were both up five percent, with Veloster up six percent.

“We continue to see strong demand across our lineup, with consumer interest especially high for the 2014 model year updates we’ve made to Sonata, Santa Fe, and Tucson,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO. “While we finished November still short of 2014 model year inventory, our plants are literally working 24/7 to restock our dealers with these new models, including the refreshed 2014 Elantra and updated 2014 Veloster, which both arrive in showrooms this month.”

Fleet sales represented 18 percent of total sales in November.

Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales for the month were 6,118 a gain of 5.7 percent, year-over-year.

CARLINE NOV/2013 NOV/2012 CY/2013 CY2012
ACCENT 4,641 3,260 53,358 58,071
SONATA 16,595 17,660 189,169 209,779
ELANTRA 16,751 15,923 226,220 183,010
SANTA FE 9,657 6,754 80,595 63,737
AZERA 512 751 10,129 7,584
TUCSON 3,285 3,838 38,192 45,133
VERACRUZ 0 491 175 8,174
VELOSTER 2,216 2,084 27,664 32,886
GENESIS 1,989 2,385 29,050 31,576
EQUUS 359 341 3,226 3,622
TOTAL 56,005 53,487 657,778 643,572

SALES-WEIGHTED FUEL ECONOMY

October Window Label Combined MPG November Window Label Combined MPG 2013 CYTD Window Label Combined MPG
Car 27.6 27.6 28.1
Truck 21.4 21.2 21.9
Hyundai Brand 27.4 27.3 27.9

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, 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 more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services, complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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Hyundai beats Toyota to top CarMD reliability survey

Here at Glenbrook Hyundai, the happy car store, our Hyundai’s have passed Toyota in a Recent CarMD reliability survey. This is a very important feat, Hyundai is proud to say they are the most reliable car manufacturer on the current market. We have ranked first out of ten auto manufacturers. If you want a great deal on a car that wont cost you in the long run, stop in today to see our elegant line-up. If your tight on time feel free to contact us, We are conveniently located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, see the article below for more statistics on the Reliability rankings!

 

 

Hyundai has usurped Toyota to claim top spot in CarMD’s third annual Vehicle Health Index survey.

The Index tracked the frequency and cost of repairs for “check engine” problems in 119 million cars in the US, built between 2003 and 2013. It compares the two measures to produce an overall rating, with 0.00 representing a perfect score.

While Toyota has previously ranked first, Hyundai overtook the Japanese giant this year, with 2.44 per cent of its cars recording a problem, at an average repair cost of $312.67. By comparison, 10.34 per cent of Toyota’s cars recorded a problem (an increase of 52 per cent on last year), at an average repair cost of $540.53.

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid - Camry HL

Both sets of results represent a drop in reliability from last year’s report.

Toyota’s average cost of repair was the highest of the top 10 manufacturers, while General Motors, which placed third, had the lowest, at $304.99. GM had the highest recorded frequency of problems of the top 10 manufacturers, however, at 28.75 per cent.

Hyundai Elantra

 

 

was the overall Index leader, the 2012 Toyota Camry was found to be the top individual vehicle, with the least frequent “check engine” problems recorded. The Camry outranked the three Nissan models and four other Toyota’s, as well as Hyundai’s best performing model, the 2010 Elantra, which ranked ninth.

The top 10 manufacturers in the report were: Hyundai, Toyota, General Motors, ChryslerHondaFord,NissanKiaVolkswagen and Mitsubishi. General Motors’ third place was up from eighth last year, while Chrysler rose from 10th.

Observe this video a 2005 Hyundai Sonata with 270k plus miles, our testimate to the reliability of our quality made Hyundai’s!

 

 

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The Redesigned 2014 Hyundai Equus, To soon hit Glenbrook Hyundai

The updated 2014 Hyundai Equus will soon hit your Glenbrook Hyundai dealer at the Happy Car Store, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is a truly amazing luxurious sedan, that excites by boasting 429 Horsepower. Please feel free to contact us, or feel free to stop by for more information.

The Hyundai Equus: it is the Hyundai that isn’t really a Hyundai. After all, it doesn’t wear the Hyundai badge anywhere and it is unlike any other vehicle in the Hyundai lineup. The Equus flaunts an emblem all its own, which is understandable for the most shopped premium luxury sedan on the market, and it just got redesigned for 2014.

The redesigned 2014 Hyundai Equus flaunts several exterior enhancements, the most notable of which is probably the new 19-inch, turbine-blade polished silver wheel design, which sets the tone for the rest of the vehicle. The new front and rear grille design gives the Equus a more elegant stance, and the standard LED fog lamps let you know that this isn’t your grandfather’s luxury sedan.

Everything on the interior of the 2014 Hyundai Equus has been redesigned as well, but you may be hard pressed to notice the new ivory leather environment amidst all the new technology. The 2014 Equus boasts a larger 12.3-inch LCD cluster display, climate control settings with three distinct cabin temperature zones, standard smart cruise control, proximity key, and duel 9.2-inch rear seat entertainment monitors.

We would like to kick back in the reclining rear seats of the redesigned 2014 Hyundai Equus and let someone else drive us around. How about you?

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Hyundai tops Toyota in Fort Wayne for lowest-cost car-repair rankings

Hyundai tops Toyota in lowest-cost car-repair rankings

Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana is please to announce that Hyundai has eclipsed Toyota in another catagory.  We think this article could be useful to anyone looking for a new car in Fort Wayne.  Please feel free to call or stop by our dealership for more information.

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MIKE SEGAR / Reuters, file

A 2013 Toyota Prius plug-in Hybrid at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The model’s higher average repair costs contributed to Toyota being toppled by Hyundai at the top of the lowest cost car repair rankings.

One maker has traditionally ranked at the top of the quality, reliability and dependability charts, the other has spent years struggling to reverse its early image of building low-quality econoboxes.

So, it may come as a shock to see Hyundai toppling Toyota from the top rank in the latest Vehicle Health Index, a survey of repair costs plotted by website CarMD. But after spending two consecutive years in second place, behind the Japanese giant, Hyundai has landed in the top spot – which means the annual cost of maintaining and repairing a Hyundai is now the lowest of any brand.

General Motors, which has been rapidly gaining ground in other recent quality and reliability studies, landed in third place in the Vehicle Health Index followed by what might come as another surprise, Chrysler — ahead of Honda, another Japanese maker traditionally linked to high quality.

Now in its third year, “the Vehicle Health Index Manufacturer & Vehicle Ranking provides car shoppers with insight on what to expect in terms of frequency, type and cost of repairs for the majority of new and used vehicles on the road today,” explains Doug Sobieski, CarMD’s chief marketing officer.

Both GM and Chrysler posted dramatic improvements in this year’s survey. GM jumping from the eighth spot to third, while Chrysler leaped from the 10th spot in the previous surveys to fourth. Ford also moved up to sixth just behind Honda. The second-largest of the domestic makers was the ninth-ranked maker last year.

(Forget Those Old Econoboxes; Hyundai Wants to Sell You Luxury Cars)

Hyundai’s improved ranking was fueled by its low frequency of repairs. While the survey found that products from both Hyundai and Toyota vehicles actually had more trips to the repair shop and higher year-over-year average repair bills than during the previous survey, Hyundai owners felt less of an impact.

Hyundai and Toyota weren’t alone. Half of the top 10 manufacturers – also including Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen — experienced a drop in reliability ratings, with more frequent visits to the repair shop and increased average repair costs. The other five — GM, Chrysler, Honda, Ford and Mitsubishi — saw improved ratings with GM experiencing the largest boost – moving from No. 8 to No. 3 in terms of fewer repairs and lower costs. Coming in at No. 10, Mitsubishi made the top ten for the first time this year.

GM had the lowest average repair cost among the top 10-ranked manufacturers ($304.99). Toyota had the highest overall repair cost ($540.53).

Among vehicles with the highest average repair costs were the various Toyota Prius hybrids, which contributed to Toyota’s overall increase in repair costs. Bright spots for Toyota were the 2012 Toyota Camry and 2010 Toyota 4 Runner, each with average repair costs under $100.

In fact, for the third consecutive year, the top-ranked vehicle – meaning the lowest repair costs — is a Toyota, with the 2012 Camry ranked as the most reliable vehicle for 2013.

(Small Cars, Big Price? Compact Crossovers Defy Conventional Wisdom)

Previously, Toyota also ranked first with the 2009 Corolla and 2010 Corolla earning top spots in the past two CarMD rankings.

Four sedans, four compacts and two SUVs make up 2013’s top 10 list, with Nissan leading the pack with five vehicles, including the 2012 Altima at No.2, the 2011 Rogue at No. 5, the 2012 Rogue at No. 6, 2012 Sentra at No. 7 and 2011 Sentra at No. 9.

Toyota has three cars in the top 10, including the 2012 Camry at the top of the list, 2011 Corolla at No. 3 and 2011 Camry at No. 4.

Hyundai has one vehicle on the list – the 2010 Elantra at No. 8. Rounding out the list is the 2012 Mazda 3 at No. 10. It was the first time Mazda has had a vehicle in the top 10.

The Index also ranks the top three vehicles by category: Compact, Minivan, Sedan, Full-Sized SUV, Wagon/Crossover, Truck and Luxury. The 2012 GMC Sierra, ranked No. 1 in the truck category, unseating Ford from its sweep of the category last year. In the Luxury category, Buick and Lincoln toppled Lexus and Infiniti with the 2011 Buick Lacrosse, and 2010 and 2007 Lincoln MKZ vehicles.

Copyright © 2009-2013, The Detroit Bureau

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Who needs $79 down and $79 a month when you can get a new 2013 Hyundai Elantra from Glenbrook Hyundai!

Everyone knows that you can not get a new car for $79 down and $79 a month.  The math simply does not add up.  The average new car costs over $20,000 and the average payment is over $400.  How could you posibly get any new car for $79 a mont?  Well, it is simple, you can’t.  When any dealer tells you such a low payment, all they can do is subsidize the payment for a short term.  In other words, in a few months your $79 payment will jump to over $400, depending on the car you are buying.  That doesn’t help many people.

If it is a low payment that you are looking for, Glenbrook Hyundai has your solution.  The Happy Car Store has brand new 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS models for only $229 a month with NO MONEY DOWN! What is the catch?  There is no catches at the Happy Car Store.  You can lease a new 2013 Hyundai Elantra for $229 a month with no money down.  This is a 36 month/ 36,000 mile lease with no cash down.  The only thing additional would be taxes.  Glenbrook Hyundai even makes your first payment. 

Don’t forget that Glenbrook Hyundai is the most fuel efficient automaker in America with cars that get up to 40 miles per gallons.  With cars like the Accent, Elantra, Sonata and Veloster getting great gas mileage plus the Tucson and Santa Fe skipping the gas stops, you could be happy with a new Fort Wayne Hyundai!

Stop in today to see our great selection or check us out online at www.HappyCarStore.com.  Glenbrook Hyundai, on Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne, next to Red Lobster.

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Fort Wayne area gas prices are higher than in California. Now is the time to get a fuel efficient new Hyundai.

Glenbrook Hyundai is just as tired of the high gas prices as everyone else.  We all know that they are here to stay.  The good new is, the Happy Car Store has the solution.  Make your money go further in a Hyundai!

A look at any of the area gas prices will make anyone sick.  Fuel prices stayed relatively low throughout the Winter and Spring and Fort Wayne drivers were optimistic.  However, recently gas prices have been on the rise.  The blame has been put on gas companies, lack of refineries and oil “speculation”.  Whatever the reason is, every drive in Fort Wayne is feeling it in their wallet. 

The last check of www.gasbuddy.com had gas prices in Fort Wayne ranging from $4.00 (with a club membership) up to $4.16 in other areas of town.  With an average gas tak size of 18 gallons, this means a driver could spend over $80 every time they fill up.  With an average older vehicle that gets around 20 miles per gallon someone could save over $130 a month by getting in to a new Hyundai.

The all new 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has an EPA rating of 40 miles per gallon on the highway.  According to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) ratings, Hyundai has become the most fuel efficient automaker in America.  With almost every car in the line up getting over 30 miles per gallon.  That just another reason why we say, you could be happier in a Hyundai.

Come see the entire line-up of fuel efficient Hyundai models at Glenbrook Hyundai on Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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$2,000 in incentives make the deals heat up on the 2013 Hyundai Sonata at Glenbrook Hyundai!

June is the month for HOT DEALS at Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Hyundai Motors America has just released the specials for the month of June and The Happy Car Store couldn’t be any happier!

This month only take advantage of $1,500 in Hyundai Finance Cash AND $500 in Valued Owner or Competitive Owner Savings.  That means you could save over $5,500 on select new 2013 Hyundai Sonata models like the all new Limited Hybrid Models. 

The all new 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited Hybrid

The all new 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited Hybrid

This is your best to chance to save thousands off a new Hyundai! 

Don’t forget all new Happy Car Store Hyundais include:

  • 5 year / 60,000 mile limited warranty
  • 20 year / 200,000 mile powertrain warranty
  • Nitrogen in all tires
  • Accident avoidance system
  • Environmental protection package
  • And much more

Stop in to Glenbrook Hyundai today and see why you could be happier in a Hyundai or check us out online any time at www.HappyCarStore.com

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Congratulations to Cleveland Brock, Salesman of the Month at Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store!

Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana would like to congratulate Cleveland Brock for, once again, regaining the title of Salesman of the Month.

Cleveland has worked at the Happy Car Store for nearly four years and have been the Salesman of the Year for the past 2 years.  Cleveland prides himself in his hard work ethic and true customer advocacy.  Mr. Brock has maintained a nearly perfect Customer Satisfaction (CSI) rating with Hyundai since he first arrived at Glenbrook Hyundai.

Stop in to see Cleveland Brock at the Happy Car Store and see for yourself how he could make you happier in a Hyundai!

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The 2013 Glenbrook Hyundai Sonata has been named the most dependable mid-size car by J.D. Power and Asscoiates!

Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana is pleased to announce that the 2013 Hyundai Sonata has been named the most dependable mid-sized car by J.D. Power and AssociatesGlenbrook Hyundai has the best selection of Hyundai Sonatas in the area.  The Sonata has rebates up to $1,500 and interest rates as low as 0% on select models.  Hurry in to Glenbrook Hyundai while the selection is best!

The Sonata topped vehicles like the Nissan Altima, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.   Here is the article on the most dependable mid-size car selection the Sonata received:

COSTA MESA, CA–Feb. 13, 2013: Hyundai’s Sonata received the distinct honor of most dependable midsize car by J.D. Power and Associates in their 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). Released today, the annual Vehicle Dependability Study shows Sonata ranked highest in its class, beating out leading competitors.

The Sonata offers striking fluidic design, high fuel efficiency and comes equipped with Hyundai’s own Blue Link infotainment system. The Sonata recently broke its all-time yearly sales record in 2012 surpassing the 225,000 mark.

“In one of the most competitive segments within the industry, Sonata places highest in its class,” said Erwin Raphael, director of engineering and quality, Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai is committed to providing customers with high-value vehicles that withstand the test of time. The quality and dependability of our models is important to reassuring owners that we care about their Hyundai experience beyond their initial purchase at the dealership.”

For the 2013 model year, Sonata builds on its trailblazing recipe of high-design and high fuel efficiency with more features, higher value and advanced technology. The 2013 Sonata is powered by the original Theta II GDI 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a Gasoline Direct-Injection (GDI) fuel delivery system, contributing to an overall improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The Sonata sets the benchmark for midsize sedans offering sleek design, class-leading interior comfort, functionality and practicality all at an incredible high value.

The J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year-old (2010 model year) vehicles includes 202 specific problem symptoms grouped into eight major vehicle systems. The study results include industry insights, model rankings in each of the car and light-truck segments, and full nameplate rankings. Overall dependability is determined by the level of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.

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