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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

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.


BELGIUM: Jaguar overtaken by Lexus across Europe 18 Nov 2014

Glenn Brooks

A sales surge by the Japanese brand, combined with a lack of interest in Jaguar by buyers outside the UK has seen Lexus overtake the British car maker in Europe.


Hyundai-Kia buybacks to appease shareholders 11 Nov 2014

Graeme Roberts

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors have unveiled share buybacks worth a combined KRW670bn (US$615m) in an apparent bid to appease investors angered by the sky-high price paid for property to house new headquarters.


South Korean sales sluggish in October 7 Nov 2014

Tony Pugliese

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers fell by less than 1% year on year to 121,430 units in October, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.

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 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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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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