Watch Out Tesla: Hyundai and Kia is coming soon, like today


The 2019 Kia Niro EV The Hyundai Group (Hyundai-Kia-Genesis) is serious.    Hyundai’s popular Sonata and Elantra models as well has Kia’s Optima’s and Forte has seen huge declines in sales.  Like the most of auto industry, consumers are choosing SUV’s over passenger cars.  With one exception Tesla.  If you in any major city youContinue reading “Watch Out Tesla: Hyundai and Kia is coming soon, like today”

The Hyundai Kona EV is Coming to California


Actually Hyundai’s Kona is already here and is being sold all over the United States and Canada. However, the Kona EV (Electric Vehicle) initially will only be sold in the Golden State.   The New Hyundai’s funky looking subcompact SUV was introduced last spring.  Subcompact SUV’s are on fire and the Kona is what the strugglingContinue reading “The Hyundai Kona EV is Coming to California”

Don’t be surprised when these 3 types of cars flood the market


(Photo: General Motors) By: Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press Get ready for a flood of new vehicles unlike what you’ve seen before as automakers explore three market niches that are primed for growth. As car companies de-emphasize production of low-profit sedans, at least two new classes of SUV-type vehicles are coming — prestigious midsize and basic transportation.Continue reading “Don’t be surprised when these 3 types of cars flood the market”

Are the American auto manufacturers giving up on cars?


A few years ago, familiar American nameplates started to disappear, Plymouth, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Pontiac victims of overcapacity.    These models share most components with other corporate models.   Plymouth shared engines, suspensions with Chrysler and Dodge. Mercury with Ford and Lincoln.   Chevrolet, Buick shared parts with Oldsmobile and Pontiac. American manufactures have long struggled building fuelContinue reading “Are the American auto manufacturers giving up on cars?”

Genesis: The Beginning


  Twenty Seven years ago a Japanese Company Toyota, entered the Luxury Car market to compete with the likes of BMW, Mercedes Benz and Cadillac .   Their first model the Lexus LS400 was an instant hit and immediately established Lexus as a player.  Within months Nissan and Honda entered the market.   Today, LexusContinue reading “Genesis: The Beginning”

BIG MAN RIDES: 2014 Kia Optima SX


When the 2011 Kia Optima debuted at the New York Auto show in 2010, the world gasped KIA? No one remembers Kia, their cars were more than boring, they were meh, nothing.   There appeal  price, they where cheap. Then someone at Kia hired Peter Schreyer from Audi.    He is currently the Chief Design officerContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: 2014 Kia Optima SX”

Younger consumers forcing changes in car design


Ralph Gilles says many of the millennial generation haven’t yet found a need for cars, but they will. / Carlos Osorio/Associated Press More than ever, designing cars people want is a tricky business. Rapidly developing technology, changing demographics, emerging global markets and stricter fuel efficiency standards have forced automakers to rethink how they design carsContinue reading “Younger consumers forcing changes in car design”

BIG MAN RIDES: 2013 Dodge Dart review( Its real nice but……..)


After sticking Americans with the gawd awful Excel, Hyundai returned to the American Market with a monster warranty.  A warranty that said hey, trust us!   10 years 100,000 miles.  The  warranty is a success . Last year Hyundai-Kia squeezed past Nissan to become the fifth best selling manufacturer in America.    Hyundai 10 year warranty is expensive to the manufacturer, I expect the company willContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: 2013 Dodge Dart review( Its real nice but……..)”

BIG MAN RIDES: 2012 Ford Fusion,2012 Nissan Altima, 2012 Toyota Camry


Not too big, not too small best describes the largest and most  competitive segment in the US car market.  Mid Size cars.  Once upon a time, General Motors owned the segment with it’s A bodied cars the Chevrolet Celebrity, Buick Century, Oldsmobile Ciera and the Pontiac 6000.    By the mid nineties Toyota’s Camry took the sales crown from GMContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: 2012 Ford Fusion,2012 Nissan Altima, 2012 Toyota Camry”

The Best Hyundai Dealership in the Sacramento Area ” The Hyundai Store in Westfield Plaza


The sales sharks… The moment you step out of you car.   Hi my name is ….. what can I show you. Before you can catch your breath, or familiarize yourself with the surrounding, there pressure is on. The Hyundai Store in the Westfield Plaza is a breath of fresh air.  Touch,sit,and feel, questions answered by a knowledgeable staff.Continue reading “The Best Hyundai Dealership in the Sacramento Area ” The Hyundai Store in Westfield Plaza”