Monthly Archives: April 2012

Gary And Jack Will Give You Gas

Go green with Gary Rome Hyundai for Earth Week. Buy or lease any of the 4 Hyundai models that get 40 mpg and get a free $140 gas card.

Holyoke, MA — In honor of Earth Day (or Earth Week for the particularly devoted), Kelley Blue Book’s has issued their top 10 fuel-efficient cars for 2012. Topping the list is Hyundai’s 2012 Elantra. Aside from the amazingly fuel-efficient 40 miles per gallon (mpg), the Elantra was also judged on value, features and comfort criteria.

The KBB editors praised the Elantra saying, “The elusive 40 mpg mark is hit and miss for non-hybrid cars, but for the 2012 Hyundai Elantra it’s an easy target. The Elantra obtains 40 highway mpg in all trim levels thanks to its fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine, all while looking good in its wavy sheet metal and offering value with its low entry price.”

The ever-increasing gas prices have compelled consumers to turn more and more to “green” cars to help save money; the government is adding its own pressure to car companies to produce eco-friendly vehicles to help save the environment. Hyundai Motors has embraced this challenge. The Elantra is not the only Hyundai vehicle that gets such good mileage; the Accent, Sonata Hybrid, and Veloster also hit the 40 mpg threshold.

With their Blue Drive Technology, Hyundai is committed to developing lighter vehicles, more efficient powertrains, inventing proprietary hybrid technologies, and reaching a fleet-wide average of 35 miles mpg by 2015 (5 years before the new government mandates for that go into effect). Their goal is to reach an astonishing fleet-wide average of 50 mpg by 2025.

Hyundai is trying to improve environmentally friendly cars, as well as the environment itself. Through their Green Move initiative, Hyundai has implemented recycling and education programs to reduce air pollution and global warming. They have also worked to help build forests and restore habitats of endangered animals.

Local Hyundai dealership, Gary Rome Hyundai, is committed to these same values. Right now through the end of May, all leases of the 4 models that get 40 mpg are just $140/month. And to sweeten the deal, Gary Rome Hyundai is including a free $140 gas card. All of these cars are also covered by America’s Best Warranty, 10 years/100,000 miles.

“It’s imported to us to not only give our customers a good deal, but to promote fuel-efficient, eco-friendly alternatives, too,” says Gary Rome, owner and CEO.

For more details about the promotion, check out

Super Spring Sale!

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Order now and beat the rush! Our Super Spring Sale ends this weekend. Now is your chance to take advantage of the best deals on Hyundai OEM parts and Accessories. Be sure to register online for an additional 11% off.

This offer expires April 9, 2012 . For more information, please contact a member of our Parts and Accessories Department at 1-800-852-4216.

Thank you,
The team

It’s March Madness.

It’s March Madness, that’s for sure. No, I’m not referring to basketball. I’m referring to automotive sales. Many auto companies have reported large increases in car and truck sales for the month of March.

General Motors reported a 12 percent increase, Nissan’s sales rose 12.5 percent, Hyundai’s American sales were up 13 percent, and Volkswagon said its March sales rose a whopping 35 percent. Ford Motor Company reported a 5 percent increase in sales, while Chrysler Group reported an astonishing 34 percent increase from March 2011 in sales this year in cars and trucks. For both Ford and Chrysler, this is the highest level in at least four years. AutoNation, the country’s largest dealership chain, says sales went up 26 percent for domestic brands, 10 percent for import brands, and 10 percent for luxury vehicles. Interestingly, this March has seen an auto sales increase in other countries around the world, such as India.

One would assume that due to the extreme price of gas these days would deter people from purchasing a car. The national average for regular gas is $3.92 per gallon, according to the AAA. One might think that the higher “green” awareness, the knowledge that smoke and exhaust from cars harms the environment, pervasive in the marketplace today would also deter people from buying them.
However, this is just not the case. On the one hand, people are buying more hybrid, “eco-friendly” cars, to deal with the aforementioned issues, but they’re still buying. And they’re not spending less, either. On the contrary, people are now paying more for cars than ever before.

“Consumers aren’t overreacting to gas price rises,” said Don Johnson, G.M.’s vice president for United States sales operations. “They’re not panicking and going from a full-sized pickup to a small car that doesn’t give them the same utility.”
Why are more cars being bought? A few possible explanations may be the decrease in unemployment in recent months, warm weather helping bring customers out of their houses and into dealerships, and a wider availability of auto financing. People who delayed buying a car during the economic downturn are now venturing out and buying. Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Ford Motor Co-Economist, so aptly put it: “People are going back to work and the vehicle stock…is ripe for replacement.” People are also getting rid of their old cars and replacing them with newer cars as the economy recover and gas prices rise.

In addition, the average credit score for new car buyers is at an all time low; it hasn’t been this low since the first half of 2008. This makes the car market an easier place to navigate for new consumers, which is always a good thing; buying a car for the first time can be confusing, and the easier it is, the better the person feels about their purchase.

Analysts say they expect 1.4 million cars to be sold. This is 15 percent more than a year ago and the most since 2007. John Humphrey, senior vice president of global automotive operations at J.D. Power and Associates, says, “Barring any future shock related to geopolitical issues in the gulf region and further upward pressure on the price of oil, we believe sales will continue on a solid pace for the balance of the year.”