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Brands related to this company: Hyundai, Kia, Genesis

Latest insights


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.


Genesis future models - a global analysis

22 December 2016

The final OEM to have its future model plans examined by just-auto.com in 2016 is HMG. Hyundai Motor was the first division to be explored in this three-feature series, and now comes Genesis. An examination of what's ahead for Kia Motors will follow.

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


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.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Blue Link services standard on 2018 models

18 April 2017

Remote door lock, Remote Start with Climate Control and the Monthly Vehicle Health Report are among the Blue Link services Hyundai Motor America will make standard via smartphone, smartwatch and Amazon Alexa for three years. Hyundai Motor America announced...


2017 New York motor show - global debuts list

13 April 2017

There was no stand-out star at this year's New York International Auto Show, though for sheer novelty value, FCA's 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon could be rightly thought of as the biggest attraction.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India makes senior leadership elevations

13 April 2017

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter announced today the following elevations in its senior leadership team. Rakesh Srivastava, senior vice president – Sales and...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai debuts 2018 Sonata at the New York show

13 April 2017

The redesigned 2018 Sonata enters the market with a new look from the front, side and rear thanks to a "cascading grill," a more assertive profile and an entirely new rear; showcasing a clean and handsome approach with reimagined, slim...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US recalls 2017 Elantra vehicles

11 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V213000 Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America Components Steering Potential number of units affected 99 Summary Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2017 Elantra vehicles. The affected vehicles may have a damaged...


Hyundai-Kia recalls 1.47m cars

10 April 2017

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have issued a recall notice affecting around 1.47m vehicles sold in South Korea, the US and Canada due to engine problems.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai launches new 2017 Elite i20 in India

7 April 2017

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and largest passenger car exporter today introduced The New 2017 Elite i20 with features encompassing safety,sStyle and infotainment. The New 2017 Elite i20 equipped with 6-airbags...


Hyundai and Kia cut China production

5 April 2017

Hyundai and affiliate Kia are cutting production at joint ventures in China as diplomatic tensions between China and Korea hit economic ties between the two countries.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales up 8.6% in March 2017

5 April 2017

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter registered the domestic sales of 44,757 units and exports of 10,857 units with cumulative sales of 55,614 units for the month of March...


just-auto Plus only Kia Motors sells 238,222 units globally in March

5 April 2017

Kia Motors Corporation announced its March 2017 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 238,222 units sold. In March, Kia posted month-on-month sales increases in domestic Korean...


South Korean domestic sales fall 2% in March

4 April 2017

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers fell by 2% to 145,903 units in March 2017, from 148,848 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 Motors US recalls 2017 Cadenza vehicles

4 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V190000 Manufacturer: Kia Motors America Components: Service Brakes, Hydraulic Potential number of units affected: 47 Summary Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Cadenza vehicles. The brake vacuum hose on the...

Hyundai-Kia Group news

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 annua...


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 vehi...


Wia buys out IHI from its turbocharger JV

12 May 2017

South Korean auto parts manufacturer Hyundai Wia Corporation has taken full control its turbochar...


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 disappoin...


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...


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 affilia...



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