AAH #317 – It’s a Fun Day with Hyundai and an Elantra on the Beach

January 28th, 2016 at 2:11pm

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– A rundown on Hyundai’s 2015, what to expect for ’16 and the plans for Genesis with the man in charge.
– An in-depth look at the all-new Hyundai Elantra, its technology and how it stacks up in the competitive Compact Car segment.

Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America
Scott Margason, Director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America
Michael Evanoff, Manager, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America

All that and much more with John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash with Automotive Design & Production.

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3 Comments to “AAH #317 – It’s a Fun Day with Hyundai and an Elantra on the Beach”

  1. Jonathan Says:

    BETAMATE! Awesome that Batamate is being used as a structural adhesive …the increase of 10 pounds to 393 lbs is impressive….

    The democratisation of technology is fascinating. The 2000 dollar appromatel cost for all the safety technology is simply amazing.

    I don’t know all the details but the automated braking has only after this show caught my interest.

    After thinking about it during this hyindai feature I would definitely spend the extra money to have such fine safety technology in my families cars and trucks.

    I’m not a safety nut but thinking about past family accidents both backing up and moving forward this safety technology would have come in handy for my better half.

    The styling of the new Elantra is very nice. I’m not a shopper in this segment but I do admire the new look. I also liked the look of the last generation.

    I prefer more sporting vehicles yet I am impressed.

    The two engines of the Elantra are somewhat confusing yet I imagine they are tailored to meet the consumers desires in the vehicle segment.

    Will the dual clutch be a wet unit that can be used in other applications for a sporting vehicle?

    Let’s see 200 hp lightweight performance variants when you get a chance although the move towards improving production quantity to include more CUVs makes a lot of sense.

    That’s where the market is….

    Sporting cuv s will be the next hot segment where IAT s can be elevated….

    Commodity pricing has moved into the mid size segment with over capacity from all the segment players.

    Hyundai is smart to improve its footprint percentage wise in cuv s.

    I’ll say it again…the big players will be sporting cuv s like the jaguar f pace..

    Great show and glad to hear BETAMATE commercials on autoline after hours paid off….

    We as your loyal listeners have the beta,ate mantra ingrained in our heads! I know it sounds nuts but it’s true Mr. ,cElroy!

    Thanks for your fine efforts with this on location show of autoline after hours.

  2. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Pretty good show; a little too much Hyundai (I like to see the split-shows that venture to other news).

    Jonathan, slight correction on the structural adhesive you mentioned (above); it is 10 (inches) not pounds, and that going to again, 393 inches.

    Most exciting (to me), and not that this show was bad by any stretch, is that next week is going to feature Bob Lutz; now that’s something that I’m anticipating.

  3. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Ha, Jonathan, I was wrong too; it is ft., not in. :)