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November 3, 1994 | John O'Dell / Times staff writer
Hyundai's Big Push: Hyundai Motor America Inc. is getting ready to unveil the Accent, which replaces the Korean car maker's workhorse Excel for the 1995 model year. But executives at the company's Fountain Valley headquarters are looking far beyond the new subcompact. The Korean parent company, Hyundai Motor Co., has launched a $5-billion plant expansion program in South Korea and intends to join the list of the world's 10 largest car makers by the turn of the century.
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March 27, 1995 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Auto writers describe the car as roomy, with seamless bodywork and high-tech steering and braking systems. Loaded with safety features, it "seems to be a solid, modern piece of work that fully belongs in today's car market," AutoWeek magazine reported. "One of the most refined and pleasant cars in its price range," another reviewer wrote. The plaudits, surprisingly, are going to the subcompact Accent, the newest car from South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co.
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March 23, 1994 | John O'Dell, Times staff writer
Quotable Mazza: A few pages before the Sephia review, Car and Driver gave Hyundai Motor America Inc.'s chief executive, Doug Mazza, a block of ink in its quote-of-the-month box. The Mazza-ism that caught the editors' ears? "There's about a million and a half cars that won't be sold (in the United States in 1994). The issue is, who is it who won't sell them?" Hyundai Motor America, based in Fountain Valley, certainly hopes that it won't be one of those that isn't selling.
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November 3, 1994 | John O'Dell / Times staff writer
Hyundai's Big Push: Hyundai Motor America Inc. is getting ready to unveil the Accent, which replaces the Korean car maker's workhorse Excel for the 1995 model year. But executives at the company's Fountain Valley headquarters are looking far beyond the new subcompact. The Korean parent company, Hyundai Motor Co., has launched a $5-billion plant expansion program in South Korea and intends to join the list of the world's 10 largest car makers by the turn of the century.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
At the Kim Hankey Hyundai dealership here, 20-year-old Elias Salas buries his head under the hood of a blue Excel SE. Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Salas is a graduate of one of the first successful training and job placement programs to aid inner-city youths in the wake of last year's riots.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1995 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Auto writers describe the car as roomy, with seamless bodywork and high-tech steering and braking systems. Loaded with safety features, it "seems to be a solid, modern piece of work that fully belongs in today's car market," AutoWeek magazine reported. "One of the most refined and pleasant cars in its price range," another reviewer wrote. The plaudits, surprisingly, are going to the subcompact Accent, the newest car from South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co.
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May 26, 1993 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reacting swiftly to a jury's decision to award $15 million to a child injured in a crash involving one of its cars, Hyundai Motor America said Tuesday that it has no plans to recall more than 92,000 of the 1987 and 1988 Excel subcompacts sold in the United States and equipped with passive restraint systems.
BUSINESS
September 3, 2003 | John O'Dell
Hyundai Motor America Inc. said that Robert F. Cosmai, former vice president of national sales, has been appointed to serve as acting president and chief executive. Cosmai fills a vacancy created last week when Finbarr O'Neill, president of the Fountain Valley-based U.S. arm of South Korea's Hyundai Motor Corp. since 1998, quit to become head of troubled Mitsubishi North America in Cypress.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1996
Hyundai Motor America Inc. says it plans to move its finance subsidiary's service center from Chesterfield, Mo., to the company's Fountain Valley headquarters, adding 80 employees here. The move is part of Hyundai's effort to consolidate its business operations in Fountain Valley, which will house all operations of its finance subsidiary. It now has Hyundai's national headquarters, western regional offices, the U.S. design studio and a technical center.
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July 22, 1999 | A Times Staff Writer
TBWA/Chiat/Day Los Angeles has been named advertising agency of record for BizRate.com (http://www.bizrate.com), a Los Angeles-based company that provides consumers with information about online businesses. BizRate.com solicits customer feedback from millions of online buyers each month, using the information to develop merchant ratings and other information about e-commerce. . . . John K. Upton has joined Bates USA West as executive vice president and group account director.
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March 23, 1994 | John O'Dell, Times staff writer
Quotable Mazza: A few pages before the Sephia review, Car and Driver gave Hyundai Motor America Inc.'s chief executive, Doug Mazza, a block of ink in its quote-of-the-month box. The Mazza-ism that caught the editors' ears? "There's about a million and a half cars that won't be sold (in the United States in 1994). The issue is, who is it who won't sell them?" Hyundai Motor America, based in Fountain Valley, certainly hopes that it won't be one of those that isn't selling.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
At the Kim Hankey Hyundai dealership here, 20-year-old Elias Salas buries his head under the hood of a blue Excel SE. Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Salas is a graduate of one of the first successful training and job placement programs to aid inner-city youths in the wake of last year's riots.
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May 26, 1993 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reacting swiftly to a jury's decision to award $15 million to a child injured in a crash involving one of its cars, Hyundai Motor America said Tuesday that it has no plans to recall more than 92,000 of the 1987 and 1988 Excel subcompacts sold in the United States and equipped with passive restraint systems.
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