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We are here for you.
March 24th, 2020 by:
Carmack Hyundai
We are here for you.

To our Valued and Loyal Customers. We are here for you. Our Sales Department is now working from home. Dealership sales departments should not generally be open to the public. Instead, sales activities should be conducted only by appointment with appointments made online or by phone. These are our new rules as of today, 03/22/2020, 6:00 PM.
All dealership employees and customers who are allowed into showrooms must follow the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Coronavirus prevention guidelines.
Dealership personnel and customers should be careful to adhere to social distancing throughout your sales and service operations.
Every effort should be made to serve customers remotely by picking up and dropping off vehicles after they have been disinfected.
We will have limited staff for the replacement of any vehicle that is necessary to take yourself or loved ones to the doctor. Your car is the cleanest and safest form of transportation if and when needed.
Currently, Our Service and Parts Department are open Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30 to keep your automobiles safely maintained during this lockdown.
Sales Department will currently conduct business from the safety of their homes. We are and have designed new business processes that allow us to do almost everything via computer, video, and phones to keep everyone safe. We can sell cars at this time. We are following the laws very strongly governed by this quarantine.
The Governor of Illinois has designated Carmack Car Capitol with The Napa Auto Care Center as an “Essential Business.” We are not operating business as usual. We are taking all precautions in protecting our employees and customers by following all the updates given to us from the Illinois Department Of Health and Safety. We are here for our community. If you have exceptional circumstances that can use our help, please call us. Within the boundaries of the law, we will attempt to accommodate any special requests including but not limited to picking up your automobile, delivery of parts, or any other service that is necessary during these difficult times. Gary Knight and Jason Toellner are always available for any questions about the safety of our employees, customers, and facility. Our Facebook Page is the primary source of business to customer & employee communications. Due to the nature of this concern with the status changing almost every hour of each day, we want to release the information in the best format and at the right time in best efforts to protect our employees and customers while still adhering to the laws that govern the "Essential Business " practices that are also widely published right now.
In Vermilion County, At this point, we do not have any confirmed cases COVID-19, but that could change. It is essential to plan and prepare if we do have an outbreak. Please make sure that the information you receive and share is reliable and truthful. We recommend going to the CDC website for the latest news and guidance.
If you have general questions about COVID-19, you can call 2-1-1. You can also dial 1-800-889-3931 or email if you have general questions about COVID-19.

With great sincerity and prayers,

Jason Toellner
Executive Vice President

Shelter In Place - Dealership Update
March 23rd, 2020 by:
Carmack Hyundai
Shelter In Place - Dealership Update

To our extended Carmack Family,

As you already know, businesses and individuals everywhere are being severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. During this challenging time, we hope you and your families stay safe and healthy. We care deeply about the relationships we've built with our customers throughout the local communities and abroad.

Thank you for your continued loyalty to Carmack Car Capitol.

Shelter In Place - Dealership Update

As you are likely aware, Gov. Pritzker has issued a "shelter in place" order, effectively closing all non-essential businesses.

Automobile dealerships have been designated as essential businesses, allowing sales, parts & service facilities at new-car dealers to continue operating.

From Gov. Pritzker's March 20 executive order to Shelter in Place, the following may remain open: Gas stations and businesses needed for transportation. Gas stations and auto-supply, auto-repair, and related facilities and bicycle shops and related facilities.

Jason Toellner
Executive Vice President

March 18th, 2020 by:
Carmack Hyundai


To Our Customers:

Like you, we have spent the last several weeks learning about coronavirus COVID-19 and how it is impacting our state, our nation and our world.

For over 40 years, prioritizing our customers and employees has been at the heart of what we do. We want you to know that we have taken immediate steps to keep you and our employees safe.

We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) guidelines and recommendations on the steps we should take to help prevent the spread of this virus. We shared specific CDC instructions with our employees on the importance of frequent handwashing, avoiding contact with the eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.  

We conduct regular and frequent disinfecting of high contact areas in our dealerships during the workday, and supply hand sanitizer and/or disinfectant for regular use by our customers and employees. 

If leaving home is difficult during this time, we can arrange complimentary delivery of leased or purchased vehicles, as well as delivery of service vehicles. We want to make every effort to make things convenient for you, especially now.

Just call, text, or email our team, and we will take care of the rest. 

Carmack will continue to vigilantly monitor this situation around the clock to do all we can to protect you and our employees. We are working hard to keep you safe and healthy while at Carmack, providing the most convenient service possible!

We are all members of the same community, and I am confident we will get through this pandemic together. In the meantime, our heartfelt appreciation extends to the healthcare workers, local and national authorities, and all those on the frontline in the US and the world working to contain Covid-19. Please know that Carmack Car Captiol sincerely appreciates your business and your loyalty.

2020 Hyundai Sonata Redesign Award
February 7th, 2020 by:
Carmack Hyundai
2020 Hyundai Sonata Redesign Award

Hyundai’s All-New 2020 Sonata Awarded
Redesign of the Year by ALG®

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 4, 2020 – Hyundai’s all-new 2020 Sonata was named Redesign of the Year by ALG. The all-new Sonata, with its four-door coupe look with spacious interior and advanced technologies, was recognized by ALG for having the strongest redesign based on overall degree of change and execution. ALG, the analytics subsidiary of TrueCar®, Inc., is the benchmark for forecasting future vehicle values and their relevance to automotive leasing. 

“Sonata is our longest standing and most successful model and we’re excited to see it continually recognized by industry experts, such as ALG, as we continue to make improvements to new generations,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “We wanted to achieve a sleek coupe like look, without sacrificing the space and comfort of a sedan – we think we achieved that with the all-new Sonata. In addition to the all-new Sensuous Sportiness design and integrated innovations such as Digital Key, the 2020 Sonata is the first model to be based on Hyundai’s new vehicle platform that delivers improvements in overall driving performance.”

Hyundai has achieved success with the redesigned Sonata in one of the largest and most competitive segments in the industry, according to ALG. The new-generation Sonata is the first sedan designed with Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design language. Sonata represents Hyundai’s new focus on creating emotional value using proportion, styling and technology. From a newly designed Digital Pulse Cascading Grille spanning the front to an innovative new lighting architecture featuring Hidden Lighting Lamps, the look highlights the design identity of future Hyundai cars. 

Inside the Sonata, Hyundai’s designers and engineers focus was to maximize the sense of a spacious interior, so as not to lose the sedan feel with the redesigned coupe-like exterior. Alongside visual devices that create an impression of greater room, the new Sonata features an optional panoramic sunroof that amplifies the light and airy ambience.

The latest Sonata is the first model to be based on Hyundai’s new, innovative vehicle platform, with improvements in design, safety, efficiency and driving performance. The car uses an extensive application of advanced technologies to boost comfort, convenience and active safety. It is also the first model to premiere a new collaboration with Bose® to deliver an exceptional audio experience to customers.

Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Santa Monica, California, ALG is an industry authority on automotive residual value projections in both the United States and Canada. By analyzing nearly 2,500 vehicle trims each year to assess residual value, ALG provides auto industry and financial services clients with market industry insights, residual value forecasts, consulting and vehicle portfolio management and risk services. ALG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TrueCar, Inc., a digital automotive marketplace that provides comprehensive pricing transparency about what other people paid for their cars. ALG has been publishing residual values for all cars, trucks and SUVs in the U.S. for over 55 years and in Canada since 1981.

At Hyundai Motor America, we believe everyone deserves better. From the way we design and build our cars to the way we treat the people who drive them, making things better is at the heart of everything we do. Hyundai’s technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs and alternative-powered electric and fuel cell vehicles is backed by Hyundai Assurance—our promise to create a better experience for customers. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide and nearly half of those sold in the U.S. are built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.

February 7th, 2020 by:
Carmack Hyundai


2020 Sonata Wins Best Family Sedan

2020 Palisade Earns honors in Best Large Utility category

CHICAGO, Ill. Feb. 6, 2020 – Today, the Hyundai Palisade and Hyundai Sonata have both been awarded 2020 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards in their respective categories. The Hyundai Sonata was the winner of the Best Family Sedan and the Hyundai Palisade shared honors in the Best Large Utility category with the Kia Telluride. MotorWeek has been awarding vehicles their Drivers’ Choice Awards annually for the last 39 years – this year’s winners were announced today during a ceremony held at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.

MotorWeek’s annual Drivers’ Choice Awards look at vehicles from a buyer’s point of view. Trends and innovations play a large part in their selection process, simultaneously understanding that consumers also want value and reliability. Their aim is to produce a list of winners that makes sense and can be used as a practical guide for car shopping.

An episode of MotorWeek featuring all of this year’s winners is currently scheduled to air beginning February 8th (check local listings) on PBS and on Discovery’s MotorTrend Network, February 18th. 

“We are thrilled to win MotorWeek’s 2020 Drivers’ Choice Awards for both the Palisade and the Sonata,” said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Both models were designed and created with all consumers in mind – from Hyundai SmartSense safety features to convenient technology features, the Sonata and Palisade are proof points of Hyundai’s excellence in providing value and reliability.”

The 2020 Sonata is the first model to be based on Hyundai’s new, innovative vehicle platform, which delivers improvements in overall driving performance. The car uses an extensive application of advanced technologies to boost comfort, convenience and active safety, including optional Digital Key Technology—allowing the vehicle to be unlocked, started and driven without a physical key. The all-new midsize sedan also showcases the brand’s Sensuous Sportiness exterior design, focusing on creating emotional value using proportion, styling, and technology. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata has a starting MSRP of $23,600 and is now available at dealerships across the U.S.

The Palisade is Hyundai’s new flagship premium three-row SUV that rides on an all-new SUV chassis with exceptional second- and third-row roominess coupled with generous cargo area and reconfiguration flexibility. It brings exceptional comfort, technology, and safety in a bold midsize SUV. The Palisade has a starting MSRP of $31,775 and is currently available at dealerships across the U.S.

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