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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.


New Tucson helps Hyundai to outsell GM Holden

11 March 2016

How often do we hear of GM being humbled by Hyundai? That’s what’s been happening in Australia in recent weeks, as the Korean brand has overtaken Holden to claim third position. Much of the reason is the new Tucson.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW comes clean, JLR goes east

11 December 2015

The really interesting stuff all happened as this week drew to a close - yesterday Volkswagen 'fessed up over the 'dieselgate' scandal and, today, Tata Motors' English luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover finally confirmed the location for its new manufacturing plant.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Q3s and a longer range Leaf

23 October 2015

A highlight for me in the last week was a go in what Nissan UK bills its third generation Leaf - the 2016 update with an optional longer range 30kwh battery that fits in the same space, weighs 21kg more and propels my favourite EV about 25% further - a theoretical 250 kilometres or, in old money, 155 miles.

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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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Hyundai Motor sees H1 profit and sales volume drop

26 July 2016

Hyundai Motor has announced that first half sales volume and operating profit declined from the same period last year due to lower exports as well as weak currencies and economic recession in emerging markets.


BW supplies Hyundai group hybrids' EGR valve

21 July 2016

BorgWarner has announced it is supplying compact EGR valves for the Hyundai-Kia 1.6-litre GDI Kappa petrol engines used in the recently launched Hyundai Ioniq sedan and Kia Niro crossover SUV vehicle ranges.


Hyundai's Genesis G90 outsells German luxury cars

20 July 2016

To the astonishment of some, Hyundai Motor Group's high priced Genesis G90 is outselling many similarly sized luxury cars worldwide. This includes the Porsche Panamera, Audi A8/S8, Jaguar XJ and Maserati Quattroporte.


Chinese Hyundai dealers want stock compensation

18 July 2016

Hyundai Motor dealers in China are seeking compensation from the South Korean automaker, claiming their businesses have been affected by the company’s failure to offer sufficient product.


Turbocharging I3s a growing trend in Brazil

15 July 2016

Turbo charging a one-litre, three-cylinder engine is a growing trend here in Brazil.


South Korean domestic sales jump 29% in June

4 July 2016

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers jumped by 28.7% to 161,061 units in June, from 125,173 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


Hyundai developing EVs for Genesis brand - report

29 June 2016

Hyundai plans to release plug-in versions of its future Genesis models, the Korean company has told the media in its home market.


Hyundai adds 1.7L 7-speed DCT on Tucson SUV

28 June 2016

Hyundai Motor in the UK has added a fifth powertrain option to the Hyundai Tucson compact SUV. A 141PS 1.7-litre turbo diesel engine with seven-speed double clutch transmission (7DCT) and two-wheel drive (2WD) is available to order in the UK priced from GBP24,570.


Export demand boosts Brazil automakers recruitment

24 June 2016

Following BMW, which will begin X1 SUV exports from its Brazilian assembly plant to the US next month, three other automakers have decided to hire temporary workers to help fill new orders from overseas due to increased competitiveness following devaluation of the Brazilian real versus the US dollar.


IIHS mulls passenger side crash ratings

23 June 2016

Poor results in a special study have prompted the US Insurance Institute of Highway Safety to consider instituting a passenger-side rating as part of its Top Safety Pick criteria.


Hyundai and Kia units consolidated in China

22 June 2016

Hyundai Motor Group has recently (re)merged separately run Hyundai and Kia units into one in China, according to a Korean report.


Details of future Hyundai Genesis diesel models

21 June 2016

Hyundai Motor Company has denied reports in the South Korean media claiming that it has cancelled plans to add diesel engines to its Genesis sedan range. The company in fact now says it will add diesel versions of two models in 2017.


Hyundai supplies vehicles for Munich FCV sharing

13 June 2016

Hyundai is delivering 50 ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles to the Linde Group in Munich, laying the foundation for what is claimed to be the world's first hydrogen powered zero-emission car sharing service, BeeZero which starts operations in mid-July.


South Korean domestic sales jump 20% in May

6 June 2016

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers jumped by 20% to 145,815 units in May, from 121,497 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


ACEA revises up 2016 growth forecast to 5%

2 June 2016

Europe's Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), has revised its forecast for 2016 car registrations up from its initial January forecast of 2% growth. 


South Korean domestic sales continue rise in April

3 May 2016

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers continued to rise in April, up 4.2% year on year to 139,617 units from 133,935, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


South Koreans' sales continue growth in March

5 April 2016

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers continued to grow strongly in March, by 11.7% to 148,848 units from 127,216 units a year earlier, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Hyundai Motor announces connected car roadmap

5 April 2016

Hyundai Motor Group has presented its roadmap for connected car development and says it will collaborate with leading global IT and networking companies to develop its ‘Hyper-connected and Intelligent Car’ concept.


March a month of surprises for US vehicle sales

4 April 2016

March was a month of surprises. Analysts were surprised when Easter and spring break holidays played hob with their sales forecasts. General Motors might have been caught off guard when the fleet sales it tries so hard to avoid helped Ford leapfrog it into the top spot for March. Nissan set an all-time record and bumped American Honda down to sixth place among the major automakers.


Kia plans to enter Indian market - report

29 March 2016

Kia Motors is planning to enter the Indian car market and supply it from a new car plant in India, according to media reports in India.


Indonesia on track to overtake Thailand

10 March 2016

There is strong evidence Indonesia will eventually replace Thailand as the main automotive production hub in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to Ipsos Business Consulting.


Hyundai Steel starts operations in Mexico

9 March 2016

Hyundai Steel is ready to start operations at a new US$44m steel plant in Mexico this month.


Vietnam sales rise 16% in February

8 March 2016

The new vehicle market in Vietnam continued to expand in February, by over 16% to 11,168 units from 9,604 units a year ago, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.


Australian car sales rise in February

3 March 2016

Australians bought 96,443 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles in February 2016, just over 6,000 (or 6.7% more) than in February 2015. The strong start to the year has seen new car sales increase 4.8% year-to-date.


China sales grow 8% in January despite stock drop

22 February 2016

New vehicle sales in China rose 7.7% year on year to 2.5m units in January, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


Hyundai-Kia’s China sales drop 22% in January

3 February 2016

Leading South Korean carmakers Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors said their combined sales in China fell by over 22% year on year to 122,486 units in January, according to preliminary data released by the companies.


Hyundai profit down on slower China demand

26 January 2016

Hyundai Motor has reported a profit fall for the eighth consecutive quarter, with net profit in the quarter ended 31st December down by 2% to 1.6 trillion won.


Hyundai targets 77,000 dedicated hybrids in 2017

14 January 2016

Hyundai Motor on Thursday said it wants to sell 77,000 of its first dedicated petrol-electric hybrid model globally in 2017, 80% more than its total hybrid car sales in 2015, as it tries to meet emissions regulations in key markets.


China sales jump 15% in December, 5% YTD

13 January 2016

New vehicle sales in China jumped by 15.4% to 2.8m units in December, from 2.4m units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.


Philippine sales rise 25% in December, 23% YTD

13 January 2016

New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by over 25% to 26,679 units in December, lifting full-year sales by 22.9% to 288,609 units in 2015 from 234,747 in the previous year.

Hyundai news

Hyundai Motor sees H1 profit and sales volume drop

26 July 2016

Hyundai Motor has announced that first half sales volume and operating profit declined from the s...


BW supplies Hyundai group hybrids' EGR valve

21 July 2016

BorgWarner has announced it is supplying compact EGR valves for the Hyundai-Kia 1.6-litre GDI Kap...


Hyundai's Genesis G90 outsells German luxury cars

20 July 2016

To the astonishment of some, Hyundai Motor Group's high priced Genesis G90 is outselling many sim...


Chinese Hyundai dealers want stock compensation

18 July 2016

Hyundai Motor dealers in China are seeking compensation from the South Korean automaker, claiming...


Turbocharging I3s a growing trend in Brazil

15 July 2016

Turbo charging a one-litre, three-cylinder engine is a growing trend here in Brazil. Turbochar...


South Korean domestic sales jump 29% in June

4 July 2016

Domestic sales among South Korea's five main automakers jumped by 28.7% to 161,061 units in June,...



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