• hi100 avatar hi100 Posted: 7/21/2011 2:38pm PDT

    In the USA, The big 3 and toyota is the only real full line car companies.
    Hyundai is really a marketing company that is selling autos...sorta like Microsoft. They do not invent things, but other makes them for them. Windows will never match apple in inventing products. Honda use to design engines, but lost its way, like GM did in past years. GM is coming back and making engines, etc. as does Ford and Chrysler. They also have a full line of autos, trucks, with V8, 6s and 4s.
    Hyundai is selling a good product with lots of options, which toyota and honda failed to do. Now, they are loosing the race. Hyundai will replace Honda, sooner than Honda thinks it will. Hyundai has lots to do yet on developing engines... //out of space..

  • Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 7/22/2011 6:33am PDT

    Was GM only a marketing company? In its heyday GM was an integration of many formerly independent outfits: Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Chevrolet, Hyatt and New Departure Bearings, Electromotive (Railroad Diesels), Allison, Fisher Body, Frigidaire, Greyhound, Detroit Diesel, and many more that I cannot recall now after leaving in 1967. GM built the gigantic Tech Center and the Milford Proving Grounds. In some ways, Hyundai is more diversified.

  • Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 7/21/2011 2:03pm PDT

    In R&D, the trick is to do your re-search (study history) before you commence your experimental research, which could be called scientific trial and error. Your team can make new mistakes but don't repeat the mistakes of earlier people. I'll bet that Hyundai has watched the grief Toyota has had from becoming too confident and will avoid that.

  • fb_100000866038548 avatar Ed Posted: 7/21/2011 11:49am PDT

    Toyota will never be equaled. Toyota is a complete automotive company. it makes cars for every economic segment. most toyota's will last 2,3,4,5 and 6 times Hyundai's warranty. style's that are copy cat's of luxury brands to attract buy's just good design marketing. Toyota's are seen the third world as the only mode of transportation specially on rough terrain. Are Hyundai engines made by other companies. Nothing matches a Toyota. They are the Bench mark of the auto industry. UAW and government motors can recall this.