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Brands related to this company: Hyundai, Kia, Genesis

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NYIAS world debuts list - 2020 Mercedes GLC Coupe

20 March 2019

Even though AutoShanghai opens to the media on 16 April, there will still be quite a few important vehicle premieres on the following day at the New York International Auto Show. As ever, just-auto lists the debuts with a constantly updating roster of world first appearances.


Hyundai Canada launches fuel cell-powered SUV

19 March 2019

Hyundai Auto Canada has announced the national launch of the first Nexo, Canada’s only fuel cell-powered SUV.


Frankfurt IAA world premieres list - Kia Ceed crossover

19 March 2019

Kia Motors Europe has confirmed that it will add a Ceed-based crossover to its line-up of models. The public debut should be at the IAA Cars in Frankfurt.


Hyundai implements new Sonata on new vehicle platform

15 March 2019


NHTSA and IIHS reports on AEB equipped by automakers

14 March 2019


Mobis in Chinese AI partnership; Hyundai launches light-weight platform

14 March 2019

South Korea's leading automotive components manufacturer, Hyundai Mobis, said it would invest KRW5.5bn (US$4.9m) in Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) start-up DeepGlint, according to local reports.


South Korea deregulates LPG car segment

13 March 2019

South Korea enacted legislation this week which allows private motorists to buy vehicles powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), in response to rising environmental concerns in the country.


Kia considers plant closures in China

11 March 2019

Kia Motors revealed at the weekend it was considering closing one of its main vehicle assembly plants in China in response to weak local demand.


Hyundai axes oldest Chinese assembly plant

7 March 2019

Hyundai will close its oldest plant in China as early as next month due to plummeting sales in the world's biggest market, South Korean media reported.


2019 Geneva motor show world debuts list

6 March 2019

Concepts, prototypes and production models which were world premieres at the 2019 Geneva motor show are discussed below.


GENEVA - Political headwinds dampen sales growth hopes

5 March 2019

Political headwinds across Europe are dampening any hopes of growth in vehicle sales this year.


South Korean sales fall 1% in February, +2% YTD

5 March 2019

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers declined by 1.1% to 104,307 units in February from 105,432 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Hyundai, Toyota in hydrogen refueling system for trucks

5 March 2019

Hyundai Motor and Toyota Motor agreed to join a research group to develop common standards for refueling systems for hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles.


Hyundai Motor develops smartphone based Digital Key

5 March 2019


Hyundai-Kia to fit black boxes, develops app key

4 March 2019

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors announced jointly all future vehicles will come with built-in video recording systems, more commonly referred to as black boxes.


Hyundai-Kia recall 533,000 vehicles in US

4 March 2019

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors announced plans to recall around 533,000 vehicles in the US due to a risk of engine fire, according to media reports.


Hyundai eyes China capacity cuts as Ford lays off workers

4 March 2019

Hyundai Motor, whose sales are falling in China, is considering cutting capacity at its factories in its biggest market, chief executive Lee Won-hee has said, according to Reuters sources. Meanwhile, Ford's joint venture in China has quietly begun dismissing thousands of its 20,000 workers due to weak vehicle sales, according to the New York Times.


Hyundai Motor global sales down 0.3% in February 2019

4 March 2019


Hyundai lifts R&D spend by 60% to "lead global change"

28 February 2019

Hyundai Motor Company announced plans to spend KRW45.3 trillion (US$40bn) in R&D over the next five years, as it looks to lead some of the "paradigm changes" the automotive industry faces in the next decade.


Interior design and technology – Kia Sportage

27 February 2019

Unveiled at the 2015 IAA and updated in 2018, the fourth-generation Kia Sportage remains a key model for the brand in Europe. The latest refresh included an expanded engine line-up, some aesthetic changes and generous trim levels, all of which helped the model rank as the tenth best-selling car in the UK last year. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside this ever-popular mid-size family SUV.


JLR supplier opens new Slovakia factory

26 February 2019

Shenda-owned Auria, the global supplier of vehicle acoustical and fibre-based products, has opened its new Vrable, Slovakia factory producing automotive flooring systems and decorative trim parts for Jaguar Land Rover and "other premium OEM customers".


Imports to Korea fall on revitalised Hyundai

14 February 2019

Sales of imported light vehicles in South Korea fell by 13.7% to 18,198 units in January compared with 21,075 units in the same month of the previous year, according to data compiled by Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (KAIDA).


JF Kia Optima still strong as future JL3 model nears

13 February 2019

Some say non-premium makes tend not to be successful in Europe's D segment. Tell that to Volkswagen and Skoda: even with the WLTP crash, Passat sales were down by just 3.3% in Germany last year, while the Octavia and Superb sell in significant volume. To a lesser extent, Kia quietly chips away in this size class, the Optima having a far stronger following than the parent company's rival i40.


EC green lights Stena and Glovis joint venture

8 February 2019

European Commission (EC) officials have approved, through the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture by Stena Rederi of Sweden, part of the Stena Sphere and Glovis Europe of Germany, controlled by Hyundai Glovis.


Genesis names Erwin Raphael as new COO

5 February 2019

Genesis Motor America has appointed Erwin Raphael as COO, effective immediately.


Hyundai Motor global sales down 7.7% in January 2019

4 February 2019


Hyundai agrees cheap labour plant in Gwangju

1 February 2019

Hyundai Motor has agreed a deal with the South Korean city of Gwangju to build a low cost assembly plant where workers will be paid less than half what peers make at the automaker's other facilities in the country.


Hyundai planning 1,500 job cuts in China

30 January 2019

Hyundai Motor plans to cut 1,500 jobs at its Beijing Hyundai vehicle manufacturing joint venture in response to weak local demand, according to local media reports citing Reuters.


Is the new ProCeed Porsche taste on a Kia budget?

29 January 2019

There was a general consensus at the UK launch of the redesigned Kia ProCeed - now a 'shooting brake' rather than a three-door hatchback - (a) it looks great, especially from the rear three-quarter view (as it whistles past on the motorway), (b) build and materials quality is Germany-challenging (guess where much of the design is done?), (c) performance is excellent, (d) handling and ride are also Germany-challenging and (e) it can, at a first, quick glance, be mistaken for a Porsche Panamera.


VW, Kia, Slovakia to cut staff

29 January 2019

Volkswagen's Slovakia unit, the country’s biggest car plant and largest private sector employer, plans to reduce staff this year for the first time since the 2009 global downturn as part of an efficiency drive, a media report said.

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Hyundai-Kia Group news

NYIAS world debuts list - 2020 Mercedes GLC Coupe

20 March 2019

Even though AutoShanghai opens to the media on 16 April, there will still be quite a few importan...


Kia confirms Ceed crossover for this year

19 March 2019

Kia Motors Europe has confirmed that it will add a Ceed-based crossover to its line-up of models....


Hyundai Canada launches fuel cell-powered SUV

19 March 2019

Hyundai Auto Canada has announced the national launch of the first Nexo, Canada's only fuel cell-...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai implements Sonata on new vehicle platform

15 March 2019

Hyundai Motor announced that it has implemented its third-generation vehicle platform to the new...


Mobis in Chinese AI partnership

14 March 2019

South Korea's leading automotive components manufacturer, Hyundai Mobis, said it would invest KRW...


just-auto Plus only NHTSA/IIHS reports on AEB equipped by automakers

14 March 2019

Ten automakers report equipping more than half of the vehicles they produced between 1 September...



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