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Back to school with Kia

21 October 2016

It is a long time since I darkened the door of any university, and then only for the odd social visit, so it was interesting to get a glimpse, courtesy of Kia, to Hyundai Motor Group's facility to see what overseas PR chief Michael Choo called the "more human side" of the automaker.


Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.


The Week That Was - August replenishes batteries

5 August 2016

August's dog days are well and truly on us up here in the Northern hemisphere and in the soporific heat of a British summer – well OK – it's warmish – industry tends to take a well-earned break and recharge the batteries ready for an autumn which will rapidly see the Paris Motor Show loom large.


ANALYSIS - Hyundai bets big on Genesis

29 March 2016

Hyundai has just added a limousine at the top of its Genesis line-up, and revealed a concept preview of a BMW 3 Series sized sedan. Between those two sits the Genesis Sedan, soon to gain a new name and other changes.

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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.


INTERVIEW: Dr Sae-Hoon Kim, Hyundai fuel cell R&D

5 November 2014

The Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster which followed the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 might inadvertently provide a foot in the door for sales of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles to take off, believes the man in charge of Hyundai-Kia's FCEV research and development, Dr Sae-Hoon Kim.


Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud

28 July 2014

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.


INTERVIEW: Kia UK President and CEO, Paul Philpott

11 April 2013

Kia’s UK boss tells just-auto that Kia in Europe, along with Hyundai, is contributing hugely to the European economy and that Kia is seriously eyeing a move into motorsport.

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South Korean domestic sales rise 2% in November

2 December 2016

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers rose by 2.2% to 144,814 units in November, from 141,711 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only New Hyundai Ioniq wins five-star Euro NCAP rating

2 December 2016

Hyundai Motor’s all-new Ioniq received the maximum five-star safety rating from the independent vehicle assessment organisation Euro NCAP. In the test the Ioniq achieved top marks in the four categories: adult occupant, child occupant, pedestrian and...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces test results of new car models

1 December 2016

Euro NCAP on 30 November 2016 published its last round of safety ratings for 2016. The Audi Q2, Hyundai Ioniq, Ford Edge, Suzuki Ignis and the SsangYong Tivoli all underwent Euro NCAP’s rigorous safety testing and, of the five cars, two were tested under...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Korea exports 23m vehicles in four decades

28 November 2016

Hyundai Motor is celebrating 40 years of exports to international markets, following a period of significant overseas growth that has seen it become one of the fastest growing brands in the world. From South Korea's first mass-produced model to the latest...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai launches new Azera in Korea

28 November 2016

Hyundai Motor, on 22 November, 2016, launched the All-new Azera (badged as Grandeur in the Korean market), its new range-topping premium sedan, in Korea. Woong Chul Yang, vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Company and head of R&D centre, said: “The...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India produces 7m cars in 18 years

24 November 2016

A top of the trim, white Creta AT, which had the distinction of creating history in the Hyundai world by being the seven millionth car, rolled off the production lines with MD, Y.K Koo and VP production, Ganesh Mani S. in the driver’s seat at Hyundai...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor America announces executive changes

18 November 2016

Hyundai Motor America, on 17 November, 2016, announced succession plans for three members of its executive team who will be retiring at the end of this year. The transitions involve: Executive vice president of customer satisfaction Frank Ferrara. In his more...


2016 LA auto show - world premieres list

17 November 2016

The following cars, light trucks and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 LA auto show.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US selects HERE HD+Traffic service

17 November 2016

HERE, the Open Location Platform company, announced on 16 November 2016 that its HD+ Traffic service will be available in select 2017 Hyundai cars sold in the US and Canada. HERE HD+ Traffic is an innovative new distribution mechanism that offers drivers...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai/STEP to launch 60 Fuel Cell taxis in Paris

14 November 2016

Hyundai Motor will hand over 60 ix35 Fuel Cell cars to the Paris-based electric taxi start-up STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien). On 10 November 2016 a memorandum of understanding was signed at the opening of a public hydrogen fuel...


Japanese boost US SUV imports as demand shifts

11 November 2016

Japanese automakers are shuffling their US product lines and resorting to larger imports of popular models there as they scramble to meet booming demand for SUVs and trucks, a media report said.


Hyundai to establish Big Data Centre in China

11 November 2016

Hyundai Motor has announced plans to build a hub for ‘big data’ at the Guian New Area, China’s national epicentre for big data. Starting operations in June 2017, the new facility will be Hyundai Motor’s first overseas strategic hub for big data analysis, boosting the company’s development of advanced connected cars and technologies.


2016 São Paulo show - World premieres

9 November 2016

The Honda WR-V was the main world premiere at the 8 November press day of the 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show. It joined the Jeep Compass, which made its public debut at the event, the media preview having already taken place.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Tucson passes 1.5m zero emission miles

9 November 2016

In celebration of National Hydrogen Day, 8 October 2016, Hyundai Tucson fuel cell drivers have again surpassed an important threshold, accumulating more than 1,500,000 miles on the roads and highways of both Southern and Northern California. These fuel cell...


South Korean domestic sales fall 13% in October

3 November 2016

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers declined 13.3% year on year to 126,660 units in October, from 146,106 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


Western demand helps Czech car output grow

20 October 2016

Czech Republic car factory output almost reached 1m, a local lobby group said.


just-auto Plus only BorgWarner VCT system for Hyundai Lambda II engine

14 October 2016

BorgWarner supplies the first combination of its variable cam timing (VCT) technologies, including its patented cam torque actuated (CTA) phasers with mid-position lock and integrated centre bolt, for Hyundai’s improved Lambda II V-6 engines. The 3.0- to...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor UK September sales rise 9.6%

13 October 2016

Hyundai Motor UK is celebrating its strongest ever sales month, which saw it achieve the highest sales recorded by any Hyundai European subsidiary. In September, Hyundai Motor UK sales were up 9.6% year on year, in a market up just over 1%, while retail...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India recalls certain Eon models

5 October 2016

Hyundai Motor India has initiated a service campaign to recall and inspect the “clutch cable fouling with battery cable” of Eon cars produced in the month of January 2015, at no cost to customer. Hyundai Motor India will voluntarily recall 7,657...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US September 2016 sales up 4%

4 October 2016

Hyundai Motor America posted its best September ever, with sales of 66,610, up 4% year-over-year. “Strong performances by our Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport, in addition to the sub-compact Accent, lead the way to yet another record month,” said...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India September 2016 sales up 4.7%

4 October 2016

Hyundai Motor America posted its best September ever, with sales of 66,610, up 4% year-over-year. “Strong performances by our Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport, in addition to the sub-compact Accent, lead the way to yet another record month,” said...


2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots 3008 & 5008, Porsche Panamera, Renault Alaskan and Škoda Kodiaq were the most important production models at the 2016 Paris motor show. As for design studies and prototypes, the BMW Concept X2, Generation EQ SUV from Daimler, Lexus UX, Renault Trezor and Volkswagen I.D. were the main show stoppers. Surprisingly, the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti QX50 and a mid-life facelift for the VW Golf did not appear.


just-auto Plus only BASF supplies Hyundai RN30 light-weight plastics

30 September 2016

BASF and Hyundai Motor have partnered once again to present an impressive showcase of emotion and technical substance: The concept car RN30 was created to offer pure driving pleasure on the race track for everybody and features the latest in innovative...


just-auto Plus only Key Motors files lawsuit against Hyundai in US

28 September 2016

One of Jamaica's largest motor vehicle distributors has sued Hyundai Motor Company in Florida for deliberately interfering with its long-standing exclusive distributor agreement and improperly steering business to a competing company. The six-count...


Hyundai union stages first full strike in 12 years

26 September 2016

Hyundai Motor's South Korean labour union staged its first full nationwide strike in 12 years on Monday (26 September) over stalled wage talks, putting the automaker's earnings and sales targets at risk, media reports said.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai unveils H350 fuel cell concept at IAA

23 September 2016

Providing a glimpse into the future of the LCV, Hyundai Motor’s H350 fuel cell concept shows the suitability of the company’s pioneering fuel cell powertrain for commercial application at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover. The...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai reveals US pricing for 2017 Sonata PHEV

14 September 2016

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) offers a class-leading estimated 27 miles of all-electric range and can recharge in less than three hours with a level-two charger. It offers the best of both worlds by providing the power delivery...


Hyundai to focus on hydrogen fuel cell technology

13 September 2016

Hyundai Motor announced plans to launch a taxi and car sharing service in South Korea with vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells, according to local reports.


2016 CHENGDU SHOW - world premieres

7 September 2016

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at CDMS 2016, the 19th Chengdu motor show.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai opens its third Motorstudio in South Korea

7 September 2016

On 9 September 2016, Hyundai Motor will open its third ‘Motorstudio’ brand experience space in the city of Hanam, 30km east of Seoul, South Korea. Following the theme of Motorstudios in Seoul and Moscow, the giant 442 square metre space in Hanam...

Hyundai news

South Korean domestic sales rise 2% in November

2 December 2016

Domestic sales among South Korea's five main automakers rose by 2.2% to 144,814 units in November...


just-auto Plus only New Hyundai Ioniq wins five-star Euro NCAP rating

2 December 2016

Hyundai Motor’s all-new Ioniq received the maximum five-star safety rating from the indepen...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces test results of new car models

1 December 2016

Euro NCAP on 30 November 2016 published its last round of safety ratings for 2016. The Audi Q2, H...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Korea exports 23m vehicles in four decades

28 November 2016

Hyundai Motor is celebrating 40 years of exports to international markets, following a period of...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai launches new Azera in Korea

28 November 2016

Hyundai Motor, on 22 November, 2016, launched the All-new Azera (badged as Grandeur in the Korean...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India produces 7m cars in 18 years

24 November 2016

A top of the trim, white Creta AT, which had the distinction of creating history in the Hyundai w...



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