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.”