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Old 10-07-2009, 06:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
I've always thought that the Koreans are positioned with a golden opportunity to to upstage everyone else: because they don't currently have any hybrids in their lineups, they can offer inexpensive high-mpg "conventional" cars without fear of cannibalizing sales.

Honda and Toyota can't just keep upping the MPG of their entry level cars in response to the Koreans because at some point, they'll start to threaten the sales of their more expensive hybrids.
Honda, Toyota etc already fear those Koreans.... Japanese Automakers: Hyundai Biggest Threat

I keep hearing in the news that Hyundai is about the only car company that is improving sales numbers right now... and they are doing it by taking market share from others. And the others will have to change because of it.

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