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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Results season again

We are now in the midst of what I like to call slash-your-wrists or lose-the-will-to-live season and it can apply equally to whether you are...

Kia K900 knocks on big brands' door

Prior to moving to the UK, I had almost zero exposure to the Kia brand which, 20 years ago, was mostly recycled Mazdas. And something called...

PLDB: Future Models - what's new this month

July has been a busy month for news updates on many future EV, hybrid, PHEV and fuel cell vehicle programmes, with some especially interesti...

Kia Motors America - a "bit player" with ambition

Kia Motors America may be marking 20 years in the US this year but, despite 535,179 sales in 2013 (down 4% on 2012), the recent hit of 5m cu...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Harman: 2014 Consumer Electronics Show 8 Jan 2014

Matthew Beecham

Harman is using the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to launch its latest technologies to the consumer and automotive sectors. Matthew Beecham talked with Harman’s executive vice president and president of Infotainment Division, Sachin Lawande about the company’s innovations on display.


INTERVIEW: Kia UK President and CEO, Paul Philpott 10 May 2013

Dave Leggett

Paul Philpott, Kia UK President and CEO, believes that the integration of offline and online 'customer journeys' is the key to meeting future customer demands.

Latest News

Strikes hit Hyundai and Kia 22 Aug 2014

Tony Lewis

A four-hour strike over wage reforms stopped production at Hyundai and Kia factories on Friday.


Kia’s global sales up 3.4% in July 12 Aug 2014

Dave Leggett

Kia Motors has announced its global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for July, recording a total of 239,841 units sold. This figure represents a 3.4% year on year increase.


South Korea domestic sales rise 1.3% in July 6 Aug 2014

Graeme Roberts

Domestic vehicle sales in South Korea increased by 1.3% to 127,319 units in July, from 125,687 units in the same month of last year, according to sources within the country’s automotive industry.


US summer sales sizzle 4 Aug 2014

Bill Cawthon

July US light vehicle sales were hot, rising 9.2% to almost 1.44m units, producing a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 16.48m. That’s a 720,000-unit improvement over last July and marks the fifth consecutive month the SAAR has been above 16m. However, that’s a bit below the 16.7m predicted by industry analysts.


Kia teases redesigned 3G Sorento 29 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Kia has issued teaser photos of its third generation Sorento to be unveiled in Korea next month, featuring bold, swept-back exterior styling.

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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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 size (value and volume 2008-12, and forecast to 2017). The...

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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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