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Wireless Wednesday Exclusive: Auto expert Michael Harley on 2021/22 vehicles, Hyundai SUVs

A look at new SUVs to come to market and the top auto trends to look for in 2021.

Rick talks with auto industry expert, Michael Harley.

This has been a difficult year for American consumers. Between the pandemic and economic uncertainty, buyers need to weigh their options carefully before making any major purchases. But if you’re in need of a new vehicle, 2021 just might be your year.

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The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is making waves in the automotive industry with a futuristic, high-tech interior and bold, dynamic, stylish design. Dubbed a small SUV with “sensuous sportiness,” the new Tucson is proving that consumers can find a premium look without the premium price. It is expected to be available in the U.S. in 2021 in both gasoline and hybrid models. In addition, the significantly enhanced 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe adds a new premium Calligraphy trim for buyers seeking the ultimate in styling differentiation, premium materials, exclusive features and advanced technologies.

With Rick, Michael showcases the all-new Tucson and the Calligraphy edition Santa Fe. He also discusses the current state of the auto industry, the latest auto trends and share what new innovative features consumers should look for in 2021.


What are the latest trends you’re seeing in the auto industry for 2021? How has COVID-19 impacted the auto industry? Tell us about the new Hyundai Tucson and why it’s creating such a stir in the industry. What should consumers consider when weighing design vs affordability? Where can our viewers go for more information?

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Great to have Michael on this week.

Michael Harley is a noted automotive industry expert who most recently held the executive editor position at Kelley Blue Book. His multi-decade career has included senior roles with J.D. Power and Associates, Autoblog, AutoWeb, Autotrader, and Autobytel. As a respected industry analyst, he has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. Michael has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, CBS, NBC, and Fox News, and his work has appeared in Forbes, New York Daily News, European Car, Excellence and Panorama magazines. His first book — "One More Than 10: Singer and the Porsche 911" — was published in 2015. Michael, his wife, and two children live in Southern California.

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