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Briefing: Active safety systems

Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. A...

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of start-stop engines

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews the bloss...


COMMENT: Hyundai's Aslan premium sedan bombs

Glenn Brooks | 9 Jun 2015

It was launched with great fanfare only last year but sales of the Aslan, Hyundai's import-fighter, continue to disappoint. This is worrying news for HMG in its home market.


COMMENT: Volvo becomes a premium brand at home

Glenn Brooks | 2 Jun 2015

The doubters appear to have been proved wrong, if sales of the new XC90 in Sweden are any indication: Volvo's pricey SUV on its own took a full percentage point of the May new car market, even though brand sales were down by four percent.


Briefing: developments in powertrain batteries

Matthew Beecham | 31 Mar 2015

Battery technologies for powertrain applications have become a focus of attention as OEMs seek to improve performance and reduce the costs of electrified vehicles - both hybrids and pure EVs. Matthew Beecham talks to industry participants to gauge the bigger picture and efforts to cut costs in this summary article from just-auto/QUBE.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Lifting the hood on sales data

Graeme Roberts | 20 Feb 2015

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 anything interesting in the January data - and that for 2014 - worth keeping an eye on during the rest of 2015. There was.

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Kia Cammaerts, founder of Ansible Motion

Matthew Beecham | 5 Feb 2015

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

Roger Stansfield | 5 Nov 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.

Latest News

SUVs continue driving US sales growth

Bill Cawthon | 2 Jul 2015

June was another good month for the auto industry as US light vehicle sales continued to grow.


Kia US recalls 7,722 Sportages

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jul 2015

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling 7,722 2011 Sportage vehicles made from 7 March to 8 June 2011 for a switch check.


Kia approaches 15m exports

Graeme Roberts | 18 Jun 2015

Hyundai Motor affiliate Kia Motors has announced that it expects to reach the 15 millionth cumulative export (from South Korea factories) milestone later this month.


Kia Mexico details launch plans

Graeme Roberts | 10 Jun 2015

The Hyundai Motor affiliate has officially launched the Kia brand in Mexico.


Kia won't share $1bn Mexico plant with Hyundai

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jun 2015

Kia Motors does not plan to share its upcoming Mexico plant with parent Hyundai Motor.


US May light vehicle sales set all time record

Bill Cawthon | 3 Jun 2015

It seems American new vehicle buyers went out of their way to confound the analysts in May.


Hyundai Motor hails Blatter resignation

Simon Warburton | 3 Jun 2015

Hyundai Motor is welcoming last night's (2 June) dramatic decision by FIFA president, Sepp Blatter to resign his presidency of the body responsible for global football as the drama surrounding the Switzerland-based association continues to unfold.


BMW to start X4 Kaliningrad build with Avtotor

Simon Warburton | 2 Jun 2015

BMW says it is to start assembling X4 models in Kaliningrad in partnership with Avtotor.


South Korea domestic sales rise 0.7% in May

Tony Pugliese | 2 Jun 2015

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers increased just 0.7% to 121,497 units in May, compared with 120,644 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers compiled by just-auto.


Hyundai "extremely concerned" by FIFA crisis

Simon Warburton | 28 May 2015

Hyundai has added its voice to the weight of concern surrounding the crisis currently engulfing FIFA as world football's governing body faces arguably its greatest challenge ever.


Magna supplies AWD system to new Kia Sorento

Dave Leggett | 19 May 2015

Magna has said that it is supplying its 'intelligent Dynamax' all-wheel drive coupling on a global basis to power the all-wheel-drive (AWD) system of the all-new Kia Sorento.


RUSSIA: Lada loses No.1 slot to Hyundai-Kia

Glenn Brooks | 13 May 2015

AvtoVAZ is no longer the Russian market's number one, the combined sales of Hyundai and Kia having exceeded those of Lada for the first time.


Vietnam vehicle sales jump 64% in April

Tony Pugliese | 12 May 2015

Vietnam's new vehicle market continued to grow strongly in April, with sales jumping by over 64% to 16,643 units from 10,115 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


South Korea domestic sales rise 2.9% in April

Tony Pugliese | 5 May 2015

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers increased by 2.9% to 133,935 units in April, compared with 130,145 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Iran market potential 3m if sanctions lifted

Simon Warburton | 23 Apr 2015

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

Glenn Brooks | 16 Apr 2015

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

Tony Pugliese | 13 Apr 2015

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

Chris Wright | 8 Apr 2015

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

Tony Pugliese | 7 Apr 2015

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.


2015 SEOUL SHOW: World premieres

Glenn Brooks | 7 Apr 2015

Seoul alternates in odd numbered years with Busan as South Korea's national motor show. Here follows a list of vehicle and concept world premieres from the 2015 event.


Short month trims US March light vehicle sales

Bill Cawthon | 2 Apr 2015

Automakers trying to beat their year ago numbers faced a larger than usual challenge in March. Not only was March 2014 a strong sales month, it had one more selling day and, even more important, it had one more sales weekend.


Kia Mexico car output plans revealed

Graeme Roberts | 27 Mar 2015

Kia Motors plans to manufacture the Forte compact and an unnamed small car at its first plant in Mexico, in Nuevo Leon.

Latest blogs

Kia's China-only crossover

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jan 2015

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

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jan 2014

A tale of Kia thievery in the papers today.

Company research

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

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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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New Cars in Colombia

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New Cars in Kuwait

New Cars in Kuwait

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