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Why RSM Samsung matters to Groupe Renault globally

11 Jan 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Alpine and Dacia were the first marques for a new series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand make up this,...

2018 Stinger and other future Kia models

4 Jan 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Hyundai Motor and Genesis were the the first and second of Hyundai Motor Group's divisions to be explored in a three-feature series, and now...

Five key developments in Asia - 2016 review

23 Dec 2016 | Tony Pugliese

The year 2016 has been a strong one overall for Asia’s automotive industry. Regional sales are expected to increase by 9.5% to a record 42m...

Genesis future models - a global analysis

22 Dec 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The final OEM to have its future model plans examined by in 2016 is HMG. Hyundai Motor was the first division to be explored i...

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Hyundai-Kia design chief's design philosophy

18 Oct 2016 | Roger Stansfield

There is a corner of the Korean auto industry which, if not forever German, is taking on an increasingly strong Teutonic influence. just-auto catches up with Hyundai-Kia design chief Peter Schreyer and his colleagues.

Why hydrogen is coming, according to Kia

3 Dec 2015 | Roger Stansfield

"In future, all energy will come as electricity." Those words are not from some environmental activist or soundbite politician, but from a senior figure within the auto industry, which perhaps makes them all the more surprising.

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Takata shares suspended ahead of rescue plans

20 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Takata shares were suspended on the Tokyo stock exchange this week at Wednesday’s closing price of JPY867 following reports that two companies are set propose separate rescue plans through the Japanese courts.

Malaysia sales drop 13% in 2016

20 Jan 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Malaysia’s new vehicle market continued to fall in December, by 6.5% to 64,831 units from 69,368 units a year earlier, based on data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).

AEB hails Russia progress as market bottoms out

20 Jan 2017 | Simon Warburton

Figures from the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee (AMC) in Moscow, show 2016 new car and LCV sales dropped 11 % or 176,319 units to 1.42m vehicles compared with the same period the previous year.

China market expected to slow in 2017

19 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

After a 28m unit market and 14% growth in 2016, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) has said it expects the vehicle market to slow to 5% growth in 2017.

Panasonic to go beyond batteries with Tesla

19 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Panasonic reportedly wants to extend its partnership with Tesla Motors beyond batteries and into self-driving technology, as the Japanese supplier focuses more on the automotive business.

Fake job ads cause chaos at Indian Suzuki plant

19 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Chaos erupted at Suzuki's new Indian manufacturing plant on Wednesday (18 January) after fake job ads were posted on social media.

Suzuki launches new generation Swift

19 Jan 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Suzuki Motor launched a fully-remodeled Swift sub-compact car in Japan earlier this month, featuring a new platform which allows for weight savings of up to 120kg on the previous model.

Kia launches new generation Morning/Picanto

19 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Kia Motors launched a fully-revised Morning sub-compact car this week with enhanced safety features including a stronger body structure and additional safety systems.

Audi delays JV talks with SAIC Motor until 2018

18 Jan 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Volkswagen announced this week it will further delay collaboration talks between Audi and China’s SAIC Motor in a move designed to appease existing dealers and its current Chinese partner FAW Group.

Renault Samsung aims for 270,000 units in 2017

18 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

Park Dong-hoon, the CEO of Renault Samsung Motors, has said the company's goal for 2017 is to sell 270,000 units (around 5% up on 2016) on its continued sales momentum of the SM6 sedan, QM6 SUV and two new models set for launch this year.

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