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Briefing: developments in powertrain batteries

Battery technologies for powertrain applications have become a focus of attention as OEMs seek to improve performance and reduce the costs o...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Lifting the hood on sales data

ACEA's monthly reports on European car sales are always interesting and this week we decided to drill down a bit and see if there was anythi...

Management briefing: 48V mild hybrids (2)

Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy recuperation...

ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is closing in on Toyota

Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA....

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Kia Cammaerts, founder of Ansible Motion 5 Feb 2015

Matthew Beecham

Vehicle simulators have changed beyond recognition in the past few years. Developments in responsiveness, graphics, together with improvements in vehicle and road surface modelling fidelity mean that today's simulators offer the potential to do much more. The 'driver in the loop' sector has seen the most development with simulators now relevant for subjective and objective assessment of vehicle and component performance where a human driver is required, such as emergency situations or even the introduction of autonomous cars. Matthew Beecham spoke to Kia Cammaerts, founder of Ansible Motion, a designer and manufacturer of engineering-class driving simulators for ground vehicles.


INTERVIEW: Dr Sae-Hoon Kim, Hyundai fuel cell R&D 5 Nov 2014

Roger Stansfield

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.

Latest News

Iran market potential 3m if sanctions lifted 23 Apr 2015

Simon Warburton

Saipa is predicting the Iranian market could reach up to three million vehicles annually should sanctions against the country be lifted.


GERMANY: Mazda outsells Nissan as Qashqai crashes 16 Apr 2015

Glenn Brooks

Thanks to a plethora of new and updated models, Mazda has found itself in the extraordinary situation of having overtaken Nissan in Europe's largest national market.


Vietnam sales rise 63% in March, 69% YTD 13 Apr 2015

Tony Pugliese

Vietnam’s new vehicle market continued to grow strongly in March, with sales jumping by over 63% to 15,201 units from 9,316 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.


Overseas reshuffle at Hyundai group 8 Apr 2015

Chris Wright

Top overseas executives at Hyundai and Kia have been replaced following a slow first quarter sales performance by the South Korean carmakers.


South Korea sales rise 4.8% in March 7 Apr 2015

Tony Pugliese

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers increased by 4.8% to 127,216 units in March, compared with 121,416 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.

Latest blogs

Kia's China-only crossover 2 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

We're well used to China-only models from the long-established foreign automaker players there like Volkswagen and General Motors but now even the (relative) newcomers are getting in on the act.


How to nick three new Kias 14 Jan 2014

Graeme Roberts

A tale of Kia thievery in the papers today.

Company research

Kia Motors Corporation - Strategy and SWOT Report

Kia Motors Corporation - Strategy and SWOT Report

Kia Motors Corporation - SWOT Analysis company profile is the essential source for top-level company data and information. Kia Motors Corporation - SWOT Analysis examines the company’s key business......

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Kia Motors Corporation (000270) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Kia Motors Corporation (000270) - Financial and Strategic SW

Kia Motors Corporation (000270) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compile...

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Automotive Manufacturing in South Korea

Automotive Manufacturing in South Korea

Automotive Manufacturing in South Korea industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast...

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