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Brands related to this company: Hyundai, Kia, Genesis

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Paris show world debuts - Audi e-tron & Ferraris

18 September 2018

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's public premiere will take place at the Paris motor show. Production has already started and sales will commence in European markets during November.


Hyundai i20 heads for 250,000+ sales in 2018

13 September 2018

The i20 is a car which can be overlooked when considering the most important models in the global B segment. It shouldn't be. Hyundai is on course to sell around 140,000 units of this five-door hatchback in India this year and more than 100,000 in Europe.


i30 N shows Volkswagen should fear Hyundai

10 September 2018

Who would have thought even five years ago that Hyundai would be an equal to Renaultsport? The expanding N division is also now a threat to VW’s GTI models.


Chengdu motor show world debuts list

3 September 2018

SAIC, General Motors and the Volkswagen Group revealed the most important new and future models at this year's Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of vehicle world debuts. A trending return towards C segment sedans and the addition of wagons (see Hyundai) continues.

Latest interviews


GENEVA INTERVIEW - Kia Europe's Michael Cole

6 March 2018

Kia Motors Europe is cautiously optimistic that it can break through the 500,000 sales barrier this year with numbers already running 6% ahead of last year which ended with 472,000 sales.


OPTIS on simulating sensor performance in AVs

30 January 2018

At the 2018 CES in Las Vegas just-auto's Calum MacRae caught up with Gilles Gallée business development director at OPTIS. OPTIS is a company that specialises in virtual reality simulations of sensors and this expertise is being used in the automotive sector as autonomous vehicles are being readied for development.


Chief designer for Kia Motors Europe on the Optima

3 April 2017

The arrival of Kia’s fourth-generation Optima as an estate in the UK last year – along with a plug-in hybrid version - gave the Korean automaker two new opportunities to expand its business in Europe. Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed an Optima Sportswagon to take a closer look and got the inside story from Gregory Guillaume, Kia Motors’ chief designer for Europe.


Hyundai-Kia design chief's design philosophy

18 October 2016

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.

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just-auto Plus only Hyundai announce strategic investment in WayRay

19 September 2018

Hyundai Motor Company announced a new strategic investment into Swiss deep-tech start-up WayRay AG to expedite the development of holographic augmented reality (AR) navigation system for future vehicles, aiming to implement it to its mass-produced vehicles as...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai appoints new head of space innovation

17 September 2018

Hyundai Motor announced Cornelia Schneider’s appointment as vice president and head of Space Innovation, joining the company on 17 September. A renowned brand expert with over 20 years of experience in the industry, Cornelia Schneider will be in charge...


Hyundai plans fuel-cell truck for 2019

14 September 2018

Hyundai Motor has presented a first look at a render image of a new truck with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain which is set to be launched in 2019.


Hyundai Motor Group Chung succession closer

14 September 2018

Hyundai Motor Group has promoted chairman Chung Mong-koo's son, Chung Eui-sun, to a role of overseeing the company in a move that takes the succession at the top of Korea's largest automaker a little closer.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai presents new fuel cell electric truck

14 September 2018

Hyundai Motor presented a first look at a render image of a new truck with fuel cell powertrain which is set to be launched in 2019. After the ix35 Fuel Cell and the Nexo, Hyundai presents yet another milestone for its leadership in fuel cell technology with...


Hyundai Cradle invests in Seattle based Migo

11 September 2018

Hyundai Cradle, Hyundai Motor Company's corporate venturing and open innovation business, says it has invested in Migo, a leading privately held Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) company based in Seattle that has developed an 'on-demand ride discovery application'.


Hyundai set to start Philppines assembly 

10 September 2018

Hyundai Motor's Philippine importer and distributor, Hyundai Asia Resources Inc (HARI), said it plans to spend PHP5bn (US$93m) over the next five years to set up local assembly operations in the country, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai presents KONA at Global Mobility Summit

10 September 2018

Hyundai Motor Company strengthened its commitment to delivering ‘Shared’, ‘Connected’ and ‘Zero Emission Mobility’ at the Global Mobility Summit in New Delhi. As a technology and innovation driven brand, Hyundai is committed...


just-auto Plus only Genesis US sales plunge 66% in August 2018

6 September 2018

Genesis Motor America reported sales of 613 in August, a 66% decrease compared with the prior year. While planning to transition to a smaller retail network, importation of model year 2018 vehicles was stopped in the spring. This retail result stems from a...


Hyundai agrees new truck partnership in China

5 September 2018

Hyundai Motor has joined forces with China's Sichuan Energy Industry Investment Group to evaluate opportunities in the commercial vehicle sector.


Hydrogen refuelling networks starting to grow

5 September 2018

As the push towards electrification gathers pace, there are still a couple of vehicle makers who are placing bets on fuel cells, notably the Hyundai group in South Korea, and Japan's Toyota.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales up 3.4% in August 2018

5 September 2018

Hyundai Motor India, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and largest exporter since inception registered a sales of 61,912 units for the month of August 2018. Commenting on the August sales Mr Jain, national sales head - Hyundai Motor India...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor global sales up 9.2% in August 2018

4 September 2018

Hyundai Motor Company, announced its global sales results for August 2018, recording a total of 384,443 units sold. Overseas sales increased by 9.5% year-over-year, posting 325,861 units, largely due to sales recovery in China and strong demand in emerging...


Hyundai-Kia ponders exports to SE Asia from China

3 September 2018

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors are considering exporting cars from China to south east Asia as they struggle with overcapacity in the world's largest vehicle market, according to South Korean reports.


Kia global sales flat in August

3 September 2018

Kia Motors Corporation sales worldwide in August 2018 of passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles dipped 0.2% year on year to 223,648 units.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Autron to develop secure software platform

28 August 2018

Wind River, a leader in delivering IoT software for safety-critical domains including automotive, announced collaboration plans with Hyundai Autron to develop a software framework for safe, automated and autonomous driving leveraging intellectual property from...


Hyundai Mobis invests in autonomous start-up

24 August 2018

Hyundai Mobis (Mobis) has agreed to invest KRW8bn (US$7.1m) in local start-up company StradVision which develops advanced software for object detection and recognition.


Hyundai companies' self-drive truck does 40km trip

23 August 2018

Hyundai Motor Company has completed South Korea's first domestic highway journey with an autonomously navigated semi-trailer truck - appropriately covering a route used by group logistics specialist Glovis.


Hyundai completes autonomous truck driving test

22 August 2018

Hyundai has completed South Korea's first domestic highway journey with an autonomously navigated semi-trailer truck.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai to launch car sharing services in India

20 August 2018

Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker, announced a partnership with Revv, India's fastest growing self-drive car sharing company to develop an innovative car sharing service and conduct creative marketing activities in India. The...


Hyundai India unveils sketch of AH2 family car

16 August 2018

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter, has unveiled the first design sketch of its Hatchback known as AH2.


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces ratings for 2018-19 model minivans

16 August 2018

The Toyota Sienna stumbled, the Chrysler Pacifica turned in an acceptable performance and the Honda Odyssey finished strong in the Institute's passenger-side small overlap front crash test. The 2018–19 model minivans are the latest group to be put...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor Brazil rolls out its millionth car

15 August 2018

Hyundai Motor is celebrating a milestone achievement of one million vehicles manufactured and sold in Brazil, less than six years after it started local production in September 2012. This sets a new record for the Brazilian automotive industry, having taken...


Hyundai reveals next-gen SSZ technology

13 August 2018

Hyundai Motor Company has revealed for the first time, its next-generation Separated Sound Zone (SSZ) technology that allows each passenger of a vehicle to experience an audio stream tailored to their individual needs, including music, hands-free phone calls, and vehicle alerts, whilst maintaining a headphone-free social space where passengers can converse freely.


Hyundai unveils 'N' brand vision at Nürburgring

10 August 2018

Hyundai Motor Company’s Thomas Schemera and Albert Biermann have unveiled the ‘N’ brand philosophy and vision at the Nürburgring in Germany, highlighting the company’s goal to create 'high performance vehicles that adhere to high standards of excellence, while giving drivers vehicles that are as fun-to-drive as they are practical'.


just-auto Plus only Genesis US sales plunge 63% in July 2018

6 August 2018

Genesis Motor America reported sales of 615 units in July, a 63% decrease compared with the prior year. In the month of July, Genesis was ranked highest in JD Power’s US Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study among all brands. With...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India exports up 31% in July 2018

3 August 2018

Hyundai Motor India the country’s second largest car manufacturer and largest exporter since inception registered cumulative sales of 59,590 units for the month of July 2018. Commenting on the July sales Mr Y K Koo, MD and CEO - Hyundai Motor India...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India modernises manufacturing plant

30 July 2018

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest car exporter since inception announced that its Sriperumbudur based manufacturing plant is Future Ready to meet the safety and emission norms well in advance before...


Hyundai Motor and union strike deal

27 July 2018

Hyundai Motor and its 51,000-strong trade union have reached an agreement on pay, according to Korean media reports.


Hyundai Motor profit down 37% in H1 2018

27 July 2018

Hyundai Motor has posted a first half decline of 37.1% to operating profit as it was hit by a strong Korean currency and higher costs.

Hyundai-Kia Group news

just-auto Plus only Hyundai announce strategic investment in WayRay

19 September 2018

Hyundai Motor Company announced a new strategic investment into Swiss deep-tech start-up WayRay A...


Paris show world debuts - Audi e-tron & Ferraris

18 September 2018

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai appoints new head of space innovation

17 September 2018

Hyundai Motor announced Cornelia Schneider’s appointment as vice president and head of Spac...


Hyundai plans fuel-cell truck for 2019

14 September 2018

Hyundai Motor has presented a first look at a render image of a new truck with a hydrogen fuel-ce...


Hyundai Motor Group Chung succession closer

14 September 2018

Hyundai Motor Group has promoted chairman Chung Mong-koo's son, Chung Eui-sun, to a role of o...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai presents new fuel cell electric truck

14 September 2018

Hyundai Motor presented a first look at a render image of a new truck with fuel cell powertrain w...



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