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Brands related to this company: Hyundai, Kia, Genesis

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ANALYSIS - Kia Niro Hybrid and future derivatives

5 June 2017

For its first attempt at a bespoke hybrid car, Kia came up with a crossover. Even if sales are nowhere near the level of the Prius, the Niro does seem to have found itself an ever expanding pool of keen buyers.


Kia covers the B-segment bases with redesigned Rio

6 February 2017

Kia UK is covering all engine, fuel, transmission and trim bases with the launch of its fully redesigned Rio, the fourth generation of the B-segment 'supermini' to be sold here.


Did CES trump Detroit for future vision?

9 January 2017

As the Detroit International Auto Show opens its doors this week you could argue that the year’s most significant industry event has already taken place around 1,700 miles south west - in Las Vegas.


2018 Stinger and other future Kia models

4 January 2017

Hyundai Motor and Genesis were the the first and second of Hyundai Motor Group's divisions to be explored in a three-feature series, and now comes Kia Motors Corporation. The company has multiple future models on the horizon, including Project CK, the Stinger, a big sports hatchback which will be revealed on 9 January.

Latest interviews


Chief designer for Kia Motors Europe on the Optima

3 April 2017

The arrival of Kia’s fourth-generation Optima as an estate in the UK last year – along with a plug-in hybrid version - gave the Korean automaker two new opportunities to expand its business in Europe. Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed an Optima Sportswagon to take a closer look and got the inside story from Gregory Guillaume, Kia Motors’ chief designer for Europe.


Hyundai-Kia design chief's design philosophy

18 October 2016

There is a corner of the Korean auto industry which, if not forever German, is taking on an increasingly strong Teutonic influence. just-auto catches up with Hyundai-Kia design chief Peter Schreyer and his colleagues.


Why hydrogen is coming, according to Kia

3 December 2015

"In future, all energy will come as electricity." Those words are not from some environmental activist or soundbite politician, but from a senior figure within the auto industry, which perhaps makes them all the more surprising.


Kia sets its supply strategy for market aims

29 October 2015

When Kia opens its new factory in Mexico next year it will have all the production capacity it needs for its short- and medium-term new model plans, says the company’s vice-president of overseas marketing, Soon Nam Lee.

Latest news


Kia does RHD Stinger testing in UK ahead of launch

23 June 2017

Kia said right hand drive versions of its upcoming Stinger 'grand turismo'  have also undergone a further level of dynamic testing in the UK to optimise steering and suspension components for export markets such as the UK and Australia before the car's release.


New vehicle initial quality is best ever - JDP

22 June 2017

New vehicle quality is at its highest level ever, improving a significant 8% from last year, according to the JD Power 2017 US Initial Quality Study.


Kia Europe eyes B-SUV conquests with Stonic

21 June 2017

Kia Europe said its new Stonic, on sale from the third quarter, is set to become an important conquest model for the brand in one of Europe’s newest and fastest-growing vehicle segments.


IAA world debuts - Kia Stonic official details

20 June 2017

Kia Motors has announced official details of the Stonic, the new B-SUV which will be aimed at buyers in multiple regions.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US presents 2018 Sonata

15 June 2017

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata, with a dramatic new exterior design, an impressive list of standard safety features, and a new eight-speed automatic transmission in 2.0T models, once again sets the standard in the mid-size sedan segment. Pricing throughout the lineup...


Hyundai launches Kona its new B-segment SUV

13 June 2017

Hyundai Motor has unveiled the latest vehicle in its expanding line-up of SUVs, the Kona B-seg compact SUV. It says the Kona is designed to appeal to 'modern customers with active lifestyles'.


South Korean domestic sales fall 7% in May

7 June 2017

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers continued to fall in May, by 7.1% to 135,443 units from 145,815 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only Kia presents Stonic new compact crossover

7 June 2017

Kia’s new B-segment crossover will be named ‘Stonic’. An eye-catching and confident compact crossover with true European design flair, the Stonic is inspired by the form and function of larger Kia SUVs. The name ‘Stonic’...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai China Design appoints new head

7 June 2017

Hyundai Motor has announced that Simon Loasby, a renowned car designer and an expert in the Chinese market, will lead Hyundai Motor’s design strategy and design development in China, strengthening the brand’s design capability in the...


Hyundai-Kia sales in China plunge 65% in May

6 June 2017

Hyundai and Kia’s vehicle sales in China are reported to have dropped by a staggering 65% year-on- year in May, as a political row surrounding the deployment of the THAAD US missile shield system continues to hurt South Korean companies in China.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales up 1.6% in May 2017

5 June 2017

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter registered the domestic sales of 42,007 units for the month of May 2017. Commenting on the May sales Rakesh Srivastava, director - Sales...


just-auto Plus only Kia sells 219,128 units globally in May 2017

2 June 2017

Kia Motors Corporation announced on 2 June 2017 its May 2017 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 219,128 units sold. Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during May...


Hyundai plans two more plants in China

19 May 2017

Hyundai is reportedly planning to add two vehicle manufacturing plants in China to lift its annual capacity there to around 1.8m vehicles.


Hyundai Motor, ordered to recall 240,000 vehicles

12 May 2017

The South Korean government ordered Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors to recall 240,000 vehicles over safety defects reported by a whistle blower, according to a local media report.


Wia buys out IHI from its turbocharger JV

12 May 2017

South Korean auto parts manufacturer Hyundai Wia Corporation has taken full control its turbocharger joint venture with Japan’s IHI Corporation.


just-auto Plus only Kia Rio/Chevrolet Onix fail Latin NCAP crash test

12 May 2017

Latin NCAP’s second round of results for 2017 were released on 11 May 2017 with a disappointing zero stars result for both the Kia Rio Sedan and Chevrolet Onix. The Chevrolet Onix is the best-selling car in Brazil and performed particularly badly in side...


China car market slips 1.7% in April

9 May 2017

The Chinese car market fell back by 1.4% in the month of April according to data released by the China Passenger Car Association.


POSCO opens new plant to boost auto steel sales

5 May 2017

South Korean steel maker POSCO reportedly will boost business ties with Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors after the recent opening of a new automotive steel plant in the country, company officials told the Korea Herald.


South Korean domestic sales fall 5% in April

3 May 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five main automakers fell by 5% to 132,675 units in April 2017, from 139,617 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country's vehicle manufacturers.


Hyundai chooses Chinese battery for Sonata PHEV

3 May 2017

Hyundai Motor has chosen a Chinese battery supplier for the first time, according to Chinese media reports.


Hyundai to source hybrid batteries from China

3 May 2017

Hyundai Motor plans to source electric hybrid vehicle batteries from Chinese manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), according to local reports citing company sources.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor India sales up 5.7% in April 2017

2 May 2017

Hyundai Motor India the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter registered the domestic sales of 44,758 units and exports of 11,610 units with cumulative sales of 56,368 units for the month of April...


Hyundai Mobis develops 48V mild hybrid tech

28 April 2017

Hyundai Mobis  says it has succeeded in developing the core technologies for 48V mild hybrids.


Kia to build 300,000 unit India factory

27 April 2017

Hyundia Motor affiliate Kia Motors confirmed media reports last week with today's announcement it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the state government of Andhra Pradesh, India to build a new factory in Anantapur District.


Hyundai Motor posts 21% fall to profit in Q1

26 April 2017

Hyundai Motor has posted a 21% year-on-year decline to net profit in the first quarter of the year as it was hit by slower sales in China.


just-auto Plus only ANCAP disappointed with new Great Wall Steed

26 April 2017

Independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP released a concerning 2-star safety rating for the ‘all-new’ Great Wall Motors Steed. 5-star ratings have also been released for the Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 and Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo...


Hyundai Motor exec visits crisis-hit China JV ops

24 April 2017

Hyundai Motor Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun is reportedly heading to China for a market inspection following the carmaker's large sales reversals after a diplomatic dispute has hit Chinese demand for Korean goods, including cars.


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


Hyundai Mobis opens lighting plant in Czech

20 April 2017

Supplying main auto components to global production bases of Hyundai-Kia Motor Company, Hyundai Mobis has opened a new lamp plant in the Czech Republic and commenced production.


Kia to build 300k plant in India

19 April 2017

Kia Motors is close to announcing a major investment in a new vehicle assembly plant in the southern Indian state of Andra Pradesh, according to reports in India and South Korea quoting government and company sources.

Hyundai-Kia Group news

Kia does RHD Stinger testing in UK ahead of launch

23 June 2017

Kia said right hand drive versions of its upcoming Stinger 'grand turismo' have also und...


New vehicle initial quality is best ever - JDP

22 June 2017

New vehicle quality is at its highest level ever, improving a significant 8% from last year, acco...


Kia Europe eyes B-SUV conquests with Stonic

21 June 2017

Kia Motors Europe said its new Stonic, on sale from the third quarter, is set to become an import...


IAA world debuts - Kia Stonic official details

20 June 2017

Kia Motors has announced official details of the Stonic, the new B-SUV which will be aimed at buy...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US presents 2018 Sonata

15 June 2017

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata, with a dramatic new exterior design, an impressive list of standard safe...


Hyundai launches Kona its new B-segment SUV

13 June 2017

Hyundai Motor has unveiled the latest vehicle in its expanding line-up of SUVs, the Kona B-seg co...



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