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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Lifting the hood on sales data

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 anythi...

Management briefing: 48V mild hybrids (2)

Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy recuperation...

ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is closing in on Toyota

Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA....

ANALYSIS: Key new vehicles coming up

The Chicago auto show is now underway to be followed by Geneva in a few weeks' time, with New York and then Shanghai in April. Which are the...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Kia Cammaerts, founder of Ansible Motion 5 Feb 2015

Matthew Beecham

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 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.

Latest News

Kia Mexico car output plans revealed 27 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

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


Rouble pressure drives Russia opportunity: Avtotor 19 Mar 2015

Simon Warburton

Pressure on the Rouble is creating headaches for producers with exposure to overseas currencies, but also provides impetus for domestic manufacture says one automaker in Russia.


Kia recalls Souls for gas pedal fix 13 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Kia Motors America is recalling 2014-2015 Soul and Soul electric vehicles made between 21 July, 2013 to 8 January, 2015 because a section of the accelerator pedal may bend and fracture.


Seoul show list updated 10 Mar 2015

Glenn Brooks

Seoul, which alternates in odd numbered years with Busan as South Korea's national motor show, takes places in early April. Here follows the latest list of vehicle and concept world premieres.


South Korea sales fall 3.5% in February 9 Mar 2015

Tony Pugliese

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers declined by 3.5% to 103,247 units in February, compared with 107,004 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.

Latest blogs

Kia's China-only crossover 2 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

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 14 Jan 2014

Graeme Roberts

A tale of Kia thievery in the papers today.

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

Kia Motors Corporation (000270) - Financial and Strategic SW

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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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 share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast...

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