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Brands related to this company: Hyundai, Kia, Genesis

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Hyundai expands car-sharing with Korean start-up

8 December 2017

Hyundai Motor is planning to expand its car-sharing activity through a deepening of its collaboration with Korean ride-share start-up Luxi.


Interior design and technology – Kia Soul

20 November 2017

Launched in 2008 for those looking to make a funky and bold statement, the Kia Soul is certainly out of the ordinary. Competing models include the likes of the Vauxhall Mokka X and Nissan Juke. Like the Juke, opinions are divided on its distinctive looks and hamster TV commercials.  But that hasn't stopped the Soul from becoming a market leader in the US and China.  Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside the Soul.


Kia launches fast grand tourer flagship with V6

15 November 2017

Although only about 80 of the brand's 180 UK dealers have signed up to sell it so far, Kia's new Stinger, in those showrooms from January, is certainly going to change its image a bit. Suddenly, the maker of staid but worthy family and fleet cars, like Rio, Picanto, Soul and Sportage, pitches a flagship five door, grand tourer with a turbocharged, 365bhp, 3.3-litre petrol V6, capable of 0-60mph acceleration in a claimed 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 168mph.


Driverless? The fun to drive car will live on-Kia

10 November 2017

While driverless cars are being pushed to the public as desirable, are they really? Many of us like driving cars, most of the time.  Albert Biermann, head of Vehicle Test and High Performance Development for Hyundai and Kia Motors told just-auto that there will always be a need for fun to drive cars.

Latest interviews


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.


Why hydrogen is coming, according to Kia

3 December 2015

"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.


Kia sets its supply strategy for market aims

29 October 2015

When Kia opens its new factory in Mexico next year it will have all the production capacity it needs for its short- and medium-term new model plans, says the company’s vice-president of overseas marketing, Soon Nam Lee.

Latest news


DETROIT SHOW - 2019 Chevy Silverado world debut

18 December 2017

World premieres for the North American International Auto Show are noted below, with a new generation of the Chevrolet Silverado having been added.


just-auto Plus only Genesis G80/G90 earn 2018 IIHS top safety pick+

14 December 2017

This month the Genesis G80 (when equipped with specific headlights) and G90 earned the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest rating by being placed in the Top Safety Pick+ category. Both cars earned that rating within the "Large...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP issues ratings for Jaguar F-Pace/Kia Stinger

14 December 2017

Independent safety ratings for two more models enter the ANCAP ledger this week, with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating issued to the Jaguar F-Pace and a split-3 and 5-star rating awarded to the Kia Stinger. “As a new market entrant, the Kia Stinger has...


Hyundai agrees truck JV in Indonesia

13 December 2017

Hyundai Motor signed a preliminary agreement with Indonesian conglomerate Artha Graha (AG) Group to establish a joint venture to assemble and supply commercial vehicles to markets across south east Asia.


CES 2018 - Mercedes-Benz MBUX world debut

12 December 2017

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will host multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres. Fisker, Future Mobility Corporation, Honda, Hyundai, Rinspeed and now Mercedes-Benz have announced their debuts.


Hyundai labour union plans more strikes

11 December 2017

Hyundai Motor’s labour union is planning to stage more strikes over five consecutive days this week starting today (Monday, December 11), according to the Korea Herald.


GENEVA MOTOR SHOW - McLaren Senna public debut

11 December 2017

Cars which are said be making their global debuts at next year's Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's latest list.


just-auto Plus only Seven Hyundai vehicles earn IIHS top safety pick

11 December 2017

In one of the automotive industry’s most recognised and rigorous vehicle tests, the Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport have been awarded 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ recognition. In addition, Hyundai’s Ioniq Hybrid, Elantra, Elantra GT, Sonata and...


Hyundai unions to step up strike action

8 December 2017

Hyundai Motor's labour unions are stepping up strike action follow their failure to reach an agreement with management over renumeration, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US sells 57,211 units in November 2017

5 December 2017

Led by the best November SUV sales month and the highest monthly sales total for Tucson in company history, Hyundai Motor America today reported November sales of Hyundai- and Genesis-branded vehicles of 57,211 units, a 9% decline in comparison with the...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales up 10% in November 2017

5 December 2017

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the number one car exporter since inception, registered domestic sales of 44,008 units for the month of November 2017 registering a growth of 10% over November...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai global sales down 10.4% in November 2017

5 December 2017

Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea's largest automaker, announced its global sales results for November 2017, recording a total of 422,940 units sold. Overseas sales decreased by 13.6% year-over-year due to drop in automobile demand in major...


just-auto Plus only Genesis Motor America sales surge 36% in November

5 December 2017

Genesis Motor America reported sales of 1,776 in November, a 36% increase compared with the year earlier. Both G80 and G90 models saw significant increases of 40% and 22%, respectively. “November sales were characterised by continuing demand for G80...


South Korean domestic sales fall 3% in November

4 December 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined fell by 3.1% to 140,342 units in November from 144,814 units a year earlier, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


FCA 'in talks with Hyundai on tech partnership'

4 December 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is reportedly in talks with Hyundai over a technical partnership, but there are no merger talks between the two, according to reported remarks by FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne.


just-auto Plus only Kia Motors US sells 44,302 vehicles in November 17

4 December 2017

Kia Motors America announced November sales of 44,302 vehicles, led by the Forte family of compact cars posting a best-ever November total of 8,363 units. The month also saw the first retail deliveries of the all-new 2018 Stinger fastback sedan – a...


just-auto Plus only Kia unveils 2019 Sorento SUV at LA show

1 December 2017

Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the refreshed 2019 Sorento SUV at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. Refined, rugged and roomy, the Sorento remains as capable as ever, but touts a number of visual and feature enhancements, inside and out. Aside from...


just-auto Plus only Kia introduces 2018 Niro PHEV at LA show

1 December 2017

The 2018 Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) brings an exciting new dimension to Kia’s alternative fuel car line-up. As Kia’s third plug-in model, and anticipated in retailer showrooms by the end of this year, the Niro PHEV offers the same crossover...


Hyundai selects Here real-time traffic service

30 November 2017

Drivers of select 2018 Hyundai models sold in North America will receive real-time traffic and navigation information powered by Here Technologies.


Hyundai India builds 5m cars

29 November 2017

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country's second largest car manufacturer and claimed top exporter, has built 5m cars since starting operations in 1998.


Hyundai union halts new SUV output

28 November 2017

Industrial action has stopped output of a new SUV ahead of a key market launch.


FCA Serbia cites megatrends as driving business

23 November 2017

FCA Serbia purchasing says the emergence of new mobility solutions such as self-driving taxis and partnership with technology companies will drive business.


just-auto Plus only Borbet presents new F2 wheel for Hyundai i30 N

22 November 2017

Owners of the Hyundai i30 N Performance are now spoilt for choice. A decision has to be made between "brilliant silver" or the noble colour variant "graphite polished", both these Borbet F2 are perfect for this vehicle. For alternatives...


2017 GUANGZHOU SHOW - world debuts

21 November 2017

AutoGuangzhou 2017 hosted a variety of concept and production model world debuts. The press preview day was Friday 17 November.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai America to launch eight new CUVs by 2020

16 November 2017

Hyundai Motor America announced its commitment to debut eight new or re-engineered crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) in the US by the year 2020 during a press conference at the Hyundai America Technical Centre. Beginning with the launch of the Kona small CUV...


Hyundai/Michelin to develop nextgen tyres for EVs

15 November 2017

Hyundai Motor has signed a technical partnership with Michelin to equip next-generation tyres for electric and luxury vehicles. The co-operative deal links the research and development work of the two companies and will enable Hyundai Motor to strengthen its capabilities in tyre performance technology.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai launches CRADLE innovation concept

15 November 2017

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) is announcing the launch of Hyundai CRADLE, the Centre for Robotic-Augmented Design in Living Experiences. Formerly Hyundai Ventures, CRADLE will strengthen HMG’s core automotive business and expand into new and adjacent markets...


Kia launches new model in China as 'tensions ease'

8 November 2017

As political tensions between South Korea and China ease, Kia is launching a new model onto the Chinese market.


just-auto Plus only Kia Soul/Sportage earn IIHS top safety pick+

6 November 2017

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its best rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to 2018 Kia Souls when equipped with high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights – offered on the Primo Lit package – and 2018 Kia...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai opens new brand experience centre in China

3 November 2017

Hyundai Motor has opened a new Hyundai Motorstudio brand experience centre in Beijing, China. Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing serves as a platform for the company to explore new ideas that bring together advanced technology, contemporary art and environmental...

Hyundai-Kia Group news

DETROIT SHOW - 2019 Chevy Silverado world debut

18 December 2017

World premieres for the North American International Auto Show are noted below, with a new genera...


just-auto Plus only Genesis G80/G90 earn 2018 IIHS top safety pick+

14 December 2017

This month the Genesis G80 (when equipped with specific headlights) and G90 earned the Insurance...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP issues ratings for Jaguar F-Pace/Kia Stinger

14 December 2017

Independent safety ratings for two more models enter the ANCAP ledger this week, with a 5-star AN...


Hyundai agrees truck JV in Indonesia

13 December 2017

Hyundai Motor signed a preliminary agreement with Indonesian conglomerate Artha Graha (AG) Group...


CES 2018 - Mercedes-Benz MBUX world debut

12 December 2017

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will host multiple car, concept and automotive te...


Hyundai labour union plans more strikes

11 December 2017

Hyundai Motor's labour union is planning to stage more strikes over five consecutive days thi...



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