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PLDB Future Models - LA & Guangzhou shows insights

With Europe's big motor shows of 2014 now gone, it's now time for California (LA, first press day today, November 18) and southern China (Gu...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Lexus concedes to Germany

An intriguing yet realistic admission from the chief of Lexus Europe this week - the Germans can't be beat so the Toyota luxury brand will t...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Kia electrifies its Soul

Kia Motors (UK) is taking a softly-softly approach to the launch of its first battery-electric car, targeting just 100-200 sales in 2015 thr...

COMMENT: US JLR plant likely to get a warm welcome

The weekend's news Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover is 'talking to southern states' about establishing a factory in the United States is an in...

Latest Interviews

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.


INTERVIEW: Paul Philpott, Kia UK President and CEO 18 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

Paul Philpott, Kia UK President and CEO, has given just-auto an upbeat assessment of conditions in the UK car market and growth prospects for the Kia brand.

Latest News

IAC expands Anniston interiors factory 10 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

International Automotive Components (IAC) has opened a 126,000 sq ft extension in Anniston, Alabama, expanding the interiors factory to 262,000 sq ft.


Toyota sees better than expected demand for FCV 8 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

Toyota is to triple domestic production of its recently announced Mirai fuel cell vehicle following strong demand from the corporate and public sector according to the Nikkei business daily.


South Korea sales up sharply in November 3 Dec 2014

Tony Pugliese

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers increased by 6.5% to 126,943 units in November, from 119,195 units a year earlier, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Hyundai Motor raises 2014 sales target 24 Nov 2014

Chris Wright

Hyundai and Kia have raised their 2014 global sales target to at least 8m vehicles, up from 7.86m, as they expect high volumes in China sales to offset slowing growth elsewhere, particularly in the US and Europe.


GUANGZHOU DEBUTS: Kia KX3 for B-SUV segment 20 Nov 2014

Glenn Brooks

With the Chery Tiggo 3 and Great Wall's Haval H2 both selling up a storm in China's B-SUV vehicle class, the Dongfeng Yueda Kia JV is keen to get in on the action. Thus the debut of the Kia KX3 prototype at the Guangzhou motor show.

Latest blogs

How to nick three new Kias 14 Jan 2014

Graeme Roberts

A tale of Kia thievery in the papers today.


Dummy-nomics and an almost forgotten red Elan 12 Nov 2013

Dave Leggett

Hyundai-Kia's R&D centre at Namyang was a fascinating whirlwind.

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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New Cars in Kuwait

New Cars in Kuwait

New Cars in Kuwait industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profil...

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New Cars in Colombia

New Cars in Colombia

New Cars in Colombia industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The prof...

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