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Report: Google scoops up former Ford and Hyundai CEO, John Krafcik

Google apparently scored well with a new upper management hire by scooping up former CEO of Hyundai Motor America, John Krafcik, for assistance with their latest prospects on sustainable mobility, such as their autonomous vehicle research. Krafcik was recently most notable for being the President and CEO of Hyundai and has worked at other major […]

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Report: Volkswagen AG and Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles merging would be “brilliant,” says Krafcik

Remember John Krafcik? Yea, he’s the former CEO of Hyundai Motor America and is currently the President of TrueCar. And recently, in an interview with Bloomberg, Krafcik shared his outlook on the possible idea of the Volkswagen Group merging with Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. And that would be utterly insane. Consider this: Volkswagen Group’s portfolio already consists of the […]

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Report: Hyundai CEO sits down with Automobile, shares lots of info on brand’s future

After some press drive events, Hyundai’s CEO John Krafcik sat down with some folks at Automobile, where the publication polled its Facebook and Twitter fans to come up with questions for the head honcho of Korea’s top automobile brand. Within those questions, were some compelling and informative answers. So, here’s a quick breakdown of what […]

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Hyundai expects to hit record U.S. sales in 2010, 2011 goals looking good

Hyundai’s CEO John Krafcik said the he expects the company to set a record for annual U.S. sales next week and expects sales to grow even more in 2011 amid gradual auto industry growth. Krafcik said that he expects auto industry sales to increase to 12.3 million in 2011, up from 11.3 million this year. […]

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Krafcik: Hyundai’s U.S. production needs to grow to meet demand

There is no doubt that Hyundai is making a huge comeback in the U.S. market. John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, said yesterday that the company needs more factory output in the United States and will announce plans to expand production in the region within the next month. Krafcik said that Hyundai’s Alabama plant, […]

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Hyundai CEO has serious doubts about diesels in the U.S.

Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik has serious doubts about the viability of diesel vehicles in the United States. Speaking to Inside Line, Krafcik said that the cost involved with meeting emission standard is one major obstacle for automakers to offer American citizens diesel powered cars. “To meet the same emissions standards with a diesel, […]

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Miscellaneous Thoughts: Coffee cup power inverter, Hyundai says delay of ‘Cash for Clunkers’ hurting sales

You know the routine by now – it’s time for Miscellaneous Thoughts post. Coffee Cup Power Inverter: Running low on power on 3 of your devices but don’t have enough 120-volt AC outlets in your car? Then this conveniently shaped coffee cup power inverter is for you. The Coffee Cup Power Inverter provides 120 Volt […]

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Hyundai Motor America CEO: U.S. auto industry is viewed as slow and dimwitted

Speaking during his keynote speech at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik said that the U.S. auto industry suffers from poor public perception and must undertake a revolutionary change to pull itself out of that image. He said that the industry must lead the way instead of dwelling over issues […]

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