Hyundai Motor Company recently named Earnhardt San Tan Hyundai in Gilbert the #1 volume Hyundai store in Arizona for 2011, which is the 3rd time it has won this award in recent years. San Tan Hyundai, which has been located in the San Tan Motorplex since April 2008, sold more new Hyundai’s in 2011 than any other dealer in Arizona.

The official award presentation will be held at San Tan Hyundai on March 22, starting at 11:30 a.m. Several Hyundai Motor Company executives and Earnhardt family members in attendance. Lunch will be served afterwards.

General Manager Tom Scheurn says there are several reasons why the dealership has succeeded. “Hyundai Motor Company manufactures the best vehicle I have ever sold”, most of my friends and relatives drive them, said Tom. “The vehicles seem to sell themselves, when a customer drives one it is much easier for them to decide. It’s really great to sell vehicles that hardly ever come back with any issues.” Scheurn said that San Tan Hyundai has sold 4,000 new Hyundai’s since the dealership opened April 15, 2008. Their goal is to compete for the title of the largest Hyundai dealer in the nation.

Scheurn further stated, “The philosophy of our founder, Tex Earnhardt, has always been to treat people how he would want to be treated, and if you make them happy they will not only come back but will refer their friends and relatives! I think when people come in and see the brand new state-of-the-art facility; they know the commitment we have towards our customers. We have a great location on Val Vista and the 202 and Hyundai is consistently moving forward with modern design and technology. Currently Hyundai has the most fuel efficient vehicles in America and truly the best warranty of any manufacturer.”
Tom Scheurn grew up in the Valley and met the Earnhardt’s while competing at a junior rodeo. Hal, (Tex’s oldest son) and Tom roomed together while competing for the Central Arizona College rodeo team. Tom earned his SAG card at 18 years old and appeared in several local and national commercials. He continued to ride rough stock in the PRCA for over 20 years while he sold cars during the week days. He was an Arizona Junior Rodeo Bull and Bare Back Riding Champion and in 1985 he won the Turquoise Circuit Bare Back Championship. Tom is a 35 year Earnhardt employee and was born and raised in the East Valley area. He and his wife, Tamy, have 5 children and 11 grandchildren.

“We are all very pleased to again achieve the honor of being the #1 Hyundai dealer in Arizona,”Scheurn said. “We will continue to do our best not only as a sales leader, but also a leader in customer satisfaction. With the commitment from Hyundai to keep us stocked with inventory and to continue their aggressive marketing strategies, I am excited about what the future will bring for Earnhardt San Tan Hyundai.”

Elantra Named 2012 Car of the Year

2012-Hyundai-ElantraAnd the accolades keep rolling in…

  • A jury of 50 independent North American automotive journalists evaluated each of the new cars introduced last year and chose the 2012 Elantra as the Car of the Year.
  • Hyundai’s media website,, won a prestigious EPPY™ Award from Editor & Publisher magazine.
  • Veloster earned the title of “Best Economy Car” in Bloomberg’s recent “Best Drives of 2011.”
  • Veloster earned a GOOD DESIGN™ Award in the Transportation category for its innovative, unique 3-door design, presented by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

San Tan Hyundai #1 in Arizona for Second Straight Year

San Tan Hyundai Gilbert AZSan Tan Hyundai started 2011 strong, and they finished strong. After becoming the first Hyundai dealership in the region to reach 1000 sales back in September, San Tan Hyundai capped off the year by finishing first in Arizona in volume sales for 2011. With over 1600 sales for the year, this is San Tan Hyundai’s 2nd straight sales title.

General Manager, Tom Scheurn attributes the success of the dealership to their commitment to customer satisfaction. “There’s just so far you can get with having the best deals. Everyone has great deals,” says Mr. Scheurn. “It’s personal service and making sure we pay attention to the details that sets us apart from the competition. We treat every single customer that walks through our doors as if they’re family. Our deals are just a bonus.”

With the recent release of the sporty and affordable Hyundai Veloster, and the growing popularity of the luxurious Equus, the Hyundai brand is making huge strides in the marketplace. While most auto manufactures saw moderate growth in sales this year, Hyundai’s numbers have soared. The quality and variety Hyundai now offers seems to be grabbing the attention of lots of Americans.

To see the latest line-up of new Hyundai vehicles and to experience the San Tan Hyundai difference, visit San Tan Hyundai in Gilbert off of Val Vista and the San Tan Freeway.

September is Child Cancer Awareness Month

Tom Scheurn General Manager of San Tan Hyundai

Tom Scheurn GM of San Tan Hyundai Presenting a Check to the Phoenix Children's Hospital

San Tan Hyundai and the Earnhardt family have always believed in giving back to the community. One of the biggest charity fund raisers in which we participate is the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program. As part of September’s Child Cancer Awareness Month, San Tan Hyundai and other other Valley Hyundai dealers will donate $125,000 to child cancer research.

We will also donate $5 for every test driven mile from now until September 18th! So stop into San Tan Hyundai in Gilbert to test drive a new Hyundai and contribute to a great cause.

Since its inception in 1998, the Hyundai Hope On Wheels program has raised over $25 million. For more information about Hope on Wheels, and how Hyundai is helping to save lives, visit

San Tan Hyundai First to 1000

San Tan Hyundai 1st to 1000 SalesSan Tan Hyundai is the first Hyundai Store in our district to top 1000 sales of new Hyundais for 2011! That’s great news for San Tan Hyundai, and even better news for customers in the market for a new Hyundai. We’re looking to continue our pace by making the best deals on new Hyundai’s in Arizona.

Stop in any time between now and September 18th for a test drive, and we’ll donate $5 to the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program for every mile test driven.