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Brands related to this company: Hyundai, Kia, Genesis

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IAA world debuts - BMW M5 and AMG Project ONE

22 August 2017

BMW has revealed details of the next M5 ahead of the car's public debut at the IAA. Also, Daimler has announced details of world premieres for its Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, smart and EQ brands.


Picanto 1.0-litre and Kia's plans for A segment

7 August 2017

Known as the Morning in the country of its manufacture, the Picanto is one of Kia Motors Europe's best sellers. As an import from South Korea it won't ever be the regional segment's number one against the likes of the built-in-Europe VW up! and Fiat Panda. That doesn't mean that the new shape model isn't as good as these two or other A segment hatchbacks.


Are three cylinders enough for the Hyundai i30?

26 June 2017

It’s been six months since series production of the new i30 started in Europe. Hyundai’s regional sales performance reflects the arrival of this fresh C segment hatchback, ACEA data showing an 8.2 per cent rise in May when the market rose by 7.6 per cent.


ANALYSIS - Kia Niro Hybrid and future derivatives

5 June 2017

For its first attempt at a bespoke hybrid car, Kia came up with a crossover. Even if sales are nowhere near the level of the Prius, the Niro does seem to have found itself an ever expanding pool of keen buyers.

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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.

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Hyundai Motor previews new fuel cell vehicle

17 August 2017

Hyundai Motor has offered an early glimpse of its next generation fuel cell vehicle, well ahead of the hydrogen-powered SUVs official launch early next year.


Hyundai Motor eyes electric bus opportunity

17 August 2017

Hyundai Motor recently unveiled its new all-electric-powered bus, which it plans to put into mass production next year.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai reveals details of nextgen FCEV

17 August 2017

Hyundai Motor has offered an early glimpse of its next generation fuel cell vehicle, well ahead of the hydrogen-powered SUV’s official launch early next year. At a special preview event held in Seoul, the near-production-ready version exhibited its...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


Genesis offers augmented reality manual as an app

7 August 2017

Hyundai Motor America's Genesis premium brand is now offering an augmented reality manual (Genesis Virtual Guide) for the 2017 G80 and G90 as a free download on AppleApp Store and Google Play.


South Korean domestic sales rise 8% in July

3 August 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers rose by 7.8% to 130,611 units in July from 121,144 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales up 4.4% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Hyundai Motor India the country’s second largest car manufacturer and leading passenger car exporter registered the Domestic sales of 43,007 units for the month of July 2017. Commenting on the July sales Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, director - Sales and...


just-auto Plus only Latin NCAP scores Chevrolet N300 zero stars

2 August 2017

Latin NCAP’s fourth round of results for 2017 were released with a disappointing zero stars result for the passengers version of the Chevrolet N300, one star for the A segment Fiat Mobi and two stars for the Kia New Rio Sedan. The Chinese made minivan...


Alexa, what's a Kia Niro?

31 July 2017

Kia Motors America (KMA) has introduced the Niro skill for Amazon's Alexa home assistant.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai sells 2.2m units globally in H1 2017

26 July 2017

Hyundai Motor Company announced its 2017 first-half business results in Seoul, reporting a 1.4% year-on-year increase in sales revenue. In the first half of 2017, Hyundai Motor’s global sales totalled 2.20m units compared to 2.39m units in the same...


Hyundai upgrading Ulsan plant #2

25 July 2017

Hyundai Motor is spending KRW300bn (US$270m) on an upgrade of its second factory in Ulsan, the automaker told local media.


Why Kia won't be building the Stonic SUV in Europe

21 July 2017

Due to the ongoing surge in sales of the Sportage, Kia Motors Europe will not manufacture the Stonic, another, albeit smaller SUV, at its Žilina plant in Slovakia.


Kia, GM Korea workers vote for strike action

21 July 2017

Workers at Kia Motors in South Korea this week voted in favour of strike action after wage negotiations with the company broke down.


Hyundai starts production at new Chinese factory

20 July 2017

Hyundai Motor has commenced production at its fifth passenger car assembly plant in China.


just-auto Plus only New 2017 Kia Forte earns Top Safety Pick+ rating

19 July 2017

Structural improvements to the 2017 Kia Forte have boosted its performance in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap front crash test. With an optional, superior-rated front crash prevention system and available good-rated headlights,...


South Korean domestic sales fall 13% in June

4 July 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers declined by 13% to 139,842 units in June from 161,062 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Kia June sales off over 13%

3 July 2017

Kia Motors June 2017 domestic and export sales for passenger cars, recreational vehicles and commercial vehicles fell 13.3% year on year in June to a total of 232,370 units.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales down 5.6% in June 2017

3 July 2017

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter registered the domestic sales of 37,562 units for the month of June 2017. Commenting on the June sales Rakesh Srivastava, director - Sales...


Hyundai-Kia target small SUV segment

29 June 2017

Hyundai Motor launched its first sub-compact SUV in South Korea this week, as the company looks to bounce back from a disappointing first half of 2017.


Kia does RHD Stinger testing in UK ahead of launch

23 June 2017

Kia said right hand drive versions of its upcoming Stinger 'grand turismo'  have also undergone a further level of dynamic testing in the UK to optimise steering and suspension components for export markets such as the UK and Australia before the car's release.


New vehicle initial quality is best ever - JDP

22 June 2017

New vehicle quality is at its highest level ever, improving a significant 8% from last year, according to the JD Power 2017 US Initial Quality Study.


Kia Europe eyes B-SUV conquests with Stonic

21 June 2017

Kia Europe said its new Stonic, on sale from the third quarter, is set to become an important conquest model for the brand in one of Europe’s newest and fastest-growing vehicle segments.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US presents 2018 Sonata

15 June 2017

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata, with a dramatic new exterior design, an impressive list of standard safety features, and a new eight-speed automatic transmission in 2.0T models, once again sets the standard in the mid-size sedan segment. Pricing throughout the lineup...


Hyundai launches Kona its new B-segment SUV

13 June 2017

Hyundai Motor has unveiled the latest vehicle in its expanding line-up of SUVs, the Kona B-seg compact SUV. It says the Kona is designed to appeal to 'modern customers with active lifestyles'.


South Korean domestic sales fall 7% in May

7 June 2017

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers continued to fall in May, by 7.1% to 135,443 units from 145,815 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only Kia presents Stonic new compact crossover

7 June 2017

Kia’s new B-segment crossover will be named ‘Stonic’. An eye-catching and confident compact crossover with true European design flair, the Stonic is inspired by the form and function of larger Kia SUVs. The name ‘Stonic’...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai China Design appoints new head

7 June 2017

Hyundai Motor has announced that Simon Loasby, a renowned car designer and an expert in the Chinese market, will lead Hyundai Motor’s design strategy and design development in China, strengthening the brand’s design capability in the...


Hyundai-Kia sales in China plunge 65% in May

6 June 2017

Hyundai and Kia’s vehicle sales in China are reported to have dropped by a staggering 65% year-on- year in May, as a political row surrounding the deployment of the THAAD US missile shield system continues to hurt South Korean companies in China.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales up 1.6% in May 2017

5 June 2017

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter registered the domestic sales of 42,007 units for the month of May 2017. Commenting on the May sales Rakesh Srivastava, director - Sales...


just-auto Plus only Kia sells 219,128 units globally in May 2017

2 June 2017

Kia Motors Corporation announced on 2 June 2017 its May 2017 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 219,128 units sold. Kia’s bestselling model in overseas markets during May...

Hyundai-Kia Group news

IAA world debuts - BMW M5 and AMG Project ONE

22 August 2017

BMW has revealed details of the next M5 ahead of the car's public debut at the IAA. Also, Daimler...


Hyundai Motor previews new fuel cell vehicle

17 August 2017

Hyundai Motor has offered an early glimpse of its next generation fuel cell vehicle, well ahead o...


Hyundai Motor eyes electric bus opportunity

17 August 2017

Hyundai Motor recently unveiled its new all-electric-powered bus, which it plans to put into mass...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai reveals details of nextgen FCEV

17 August 2017

Hyundai Motor has offered an early glimpse of its next generation fuel cell vehicle, well ahead o...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Conve...


Picanto 1.0-litre and Kia's plans for A segment

7 August 2017

Known as the Morning in the country of its manufacture, the Picanto is one of Kia Motors Europe's...



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