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Brands related to this company: Hyundai, Kia, Genesis

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Paris show debuts list - 300hp Renault Megane RS

19 July 2018

The public world premiere of the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy will take place at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.


Interior design and technology – Kia Niro PHEV

18 June 2018

Hybrid sales in the UK and mainland Europe have doubled over the past five years and are expected to reach 700,000 annually by the end of the decade. The Kia Niro – the Korean carmaker’s third plug-in hybrid (PHEV) after the Optima and Optima Sportswagon - slots into this blossoming market place. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we slip inside this compact crossover to see if this is just another small SUV or something different.


Is Kia CK project as strong a Stinger as intended?

1 June 2018

The sales collapses in China and the USA are now behind Hyundai and Kia, thanks mainly to the arrival of new SUVs. Things should get even better for Kia Motors America from the fourth quarter as SK3, the Soul, arrives in dealerships, reinvented as a crossover. Cars are still the brand's mainstay though, with one of the most recently added models also doing a lot of stealthy work as an image changer for the brand.


Has Hyundai found a new segment with i30 Fastback?

9 May 2018

Audi recently confirmed the rumours that it won't be replacing the A1 and A3 once they come to the end of their lifecycles. Hyundai too has begun phasing out three-door hatchbacks due to a drop-off in demand, especially in the European region, while Kia plans to replace the Pro_cee'd with a five-door shooting brake. Might low roof C segment hatchbacks turn into a new vehicle class?

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.

Latest news


Kia Niro EV with 280 miles range on sale in Korea

20 July 2018

Kia says its new fully electric Niro - with a claimed range of 280 miles on single charge - has now gone on sale in its home market. The car gets its European debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, with European sales to commence at the end of this year.


Hyundai Motor hit by strikes in South Korea

13 July 2018

Hyundai Motor has experienced production disruption at its Korean manufacturing facilities due to strikes called by the labour union in its dispute over wages.


South Korean vehicle sales down 5.7% in June

11 July 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers combined fell by 5.7% to 131,827 vehicles in June from 139,842 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Hyundai and Baidu boost connected car cooperation

10 July 2018

Hyundai Motor Group and Chinese internet services giant Baidu have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Internet of Vehicles (IoV), signaling their commitment to strengthening cooperation on next-generation connected car technologies. Baidu is signing technical cooperations with a number of automotive OEMs.


Hyundai/Ionic Materials to advance battery tech

10 July 2018

Hyundai Cradle, Hyundai Motor Company’s corporate venturing and open innovation business, is investing in Ionic Materials, a privately held battery developer based in Massachusetts, to advance the development of battery technology and improve EV performance with solid-state battery innovatio


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Kona misses IIHS top safety pick rating

6 July 2018

The 2018 Hyundai Kona, a new small SUV, earns good ratings in five crashworthiness tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety but misses out on an award because of poor headlights. The Kona earns good ratings in the driver-side small overlap,...


Wabco signs largest ever contract in South Korea

5 July 2018

Wabco Holdings has announced its largest ever contract in South Korea - with Hyundai Motor's trucks unit.


Hyundai targets further growth in India

4 July 2018

Hyundai Motor said it expected its vehicle sales in India to exceed 500,000 units for a third consecutive year in 2018 thanks to a strong and diversified model line.


South Korean sales down 5.7% in June

3 July 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined fell by 5.7% to 131,827 vehicles in June from 139,842 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Hyundai Motor union votes to strike over pay

3 July 2018

Hyundai Motor’s unionised workers in South Korea have voted to strike over stalled annual wage talks. The news comes as the company's share price slides amid worsening prospects in the US and China markets.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor and Autotalks JV to manufacture V2X

3 July 2018

Hyundai Motor announced its strategic partnership with Autotalks, a leading technology company specialised in the manufacturing of Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communication chipsets. Hyundai Motor forms a strategic partnership with Autotalks through a direct...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor global sales up 15.4% in June 2018

3 July 2018

Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea's largest automaker, announced its global sales results for June 2018, posting a total of 414,222 units sold, up 15.4% from a year earlier.  The consecutive growth was led by strong sales of new SUV models, the...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales surge 21% in June 2018

3 July 2018

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter since inception registered the domestic sales of 45,371 units with a growth of 21% for the month of June 2018. Commenting on the H1 Sales...


Hyundai and partner to recycle EV batteries

27 June 2018

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) said it had selected Wartsila for a technology and commercial partnership designed to use second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries in the growing energy storage market.


Hyundai Mobis develops world's first fog-free lamp

26 June 2018

Hyundai Mobis announced it had developed new materials that can fundamentally resolve the fog issue that has been a challenge to global lamp makers, and applied it to all its lamp products in production.


Hyundai and Audi team up for hydrogen technology

20 June 2018

Hyundai Motor announced on Wednesday it is joining forces with the Volkswagen Group premium brand Audi to develop advanced fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technologies.


Unions threaten Hyundai over assembly plant JV

19 June 2018

Hyundai Motor 's union has threatened the automaker with legal action if it signs a contract to invest in a local car manufacturing joint venture proposed by a city's municipal government.


Hyundai Motor reorganises overseas operations

19 June 2018

Hyundai Motor Company has announced organisational changes within its overseas operations, including more control of manufacturing from Europe, as the company grants greater autonomy to each region "in an effort to spur sustainable growth and enhance innovation".


New group to assemble, sell Hyundai in Pakistan

15 June 2018

Sojitz Corporation with Nishat Mills and its associates (NML), a consortium forming part of major Pakistani conglomerate Nishat Group, and Millat Tractors (MTL), Pakistan’s largest tractor manufacturer, have formed a joint venture to build a new assembly plant and set up a new wholesale and retail network for Hyundai brand vehicles in the country.


Hyundai Mobis invests in software professionals

14 June 2018

Hyundai Mobis has started a software training program at a cost of over USD1m at its research centre in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India rolls out its eight millionth car

12 June 2018

Hyundai Motor India , the second largest manufacturer of passenger cars and the largest exporter since inception marked the eight millionth car milestone with the rollout of India’s most loved and awarded SUV – The new 2018 Creta. The fastest eight...


2018 Busan motor show - list of world debuts

11 June 2018

BIMOS 2018, the biennial Busan International Motor Show, opened its doors to the media on 7 June. Below is list of world premieres.


Kia adds half million cars to US airbag recall

11 June 2018

Kia Motors said on Friday it was recalling a further 507,000 vehicles sold in the US due to a possible electronic fault which may prevent airbags from deploying in a crash.


Hyundai announces first 48V mild hybrid powertrain

5 June 2018

Hyundai Motor has followed sister company Kia Motors by announcing its first model with a 48V diesel mild hybrid powertrain.


just-auto Plus only Kia Motors America sales up 1.6% in May 2018

5 June 2018

Kia Motors America announced May sales of 59,462 vehicles, representing a 1.6% increase over the same period last year and the brand's highest monthly sales total in 2018. May sales were led by the Forte and Sorento, with 11,261 and 10,370 units sold,...


just-auto Plus only Kia Motors America announces executive promotion

5 June 2018

Kia Motors America (KMA) announced the promotion of Greg Silvestri to vice president, service and aftersales operations. In his new role, Greg will report to Michael Cole, chief operating officer and executive vice president, and will continue to elevate...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US sales up 10% in May 2018

5 June 2018

Hyundai Motor America reported May sales of Hyundai- and Genesis-branded vehicles of 66,056 units, a 10% increase in comparison with May 2017. Hyundai's double digit increase was driven by its SUV family that again set several records. For the third...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales up 7.14% in May 2018

5 June 2018

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter since inception registered the domestic sales of 45,008 units and exports of 11,008 units for the month of May 2018.  Commenting on...


just-auto Plus only Genesis US sales dips 39% in May 2018

5 June 2018

Genesis Motor America reported sales of 1,076 in May, a 39% decrease compared with the prior year. This past month, Genesis unveiled the Essentia Concept to critical reception at the Cannes Film Festival and Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este,...


South Korean sales down 1.3% in May

4 June 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined fell by 1.3% to 133,663 vehicles in May from 135,443 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.

Hyundai-Kia Group news

Kia Niro EV with 280 miles range on sale in Korea

20 July 2018

Kia says its new fully electric Niro - with a claimed range of 280 miles on single charge - has n...


Paris show debuts list - 300hp Renault Megane RS

19 July 2018

The public world premiere of the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy will take place at the Paris M...


Hyundai Motor hit by strikes in South Korea

13 July 2018

Hyundai Motor has experienced production disruption at its Korean manufacturing facilities due to...


South Korean vehicle sales down 5.7% in June

11 July 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined fell by 5.7% to 131,827 vehi...


Hyundai and Baidu boost connected car cooperation

10 July 2018

Hyundai Motor Group and Chinese internet services giant Baidu have announced the signing of a mem...


Hyundai/Ionic Materials to advance battery tech

10 July 2018

Hyundai Cradle, Hyundai Motor Company's corporate venturing and open innovation business, is...



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