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Briefing: Emerging markets in trouble (3)

In the full year 2014, Argentina, Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand & Turkey are set to become an even greater drag on global light vehicle ma...

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...

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

Toyota considers the lure of Mexico 11 Sep 2014

Chris Wright

Toyota reportedly is looking to build a new vehicle plant in Mexico to take advantage of the country’s low labour costs and numerous free trade agreements.


Korea auto exports drop 19% after August strikes 5 Sep 2014

Tony Pugliese

South Korea vehicle exports fell by 18.8% year on year to 182,795 units in August, reflecting industrial action at the country’s largest automakers, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.


Kia UK launches new video campaign for Carens MPV 5 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

Kia UK has launched a video content campaign for its Carens family car using content marketing specialist, Kameleon.


August heat fires up US light vehicle sales 4 Sep 2014

Bill Cawthon

US light vehicle sales rocked in August, rising 5.5% to nearly 1.6m cars and light trucks, blowing right past analyst estimates.


Strikes drive South Korean sales down in August 3 Sep 2014

Tony Pugliese

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers fell by 6.5% year on year to 103,171 units in August, from 110,338 units last year, 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 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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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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