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Brands related to this company: Hyundai, Kia, Genesis

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Volkswagen withdraws from Paris motor show

18 May 2018

The importer for France has confirmed rumours which had claimed that Volkswagen would not have a stand at the 2018 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile. Other Group brands will, however, go ahead with their displays.


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?


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


Interior design and technology – Kia Stonic

4 April 2018

Arriving late to the party, the Kia Stonic is the South Korean carmaker’s first entry into the crowded small (B-segment) SUV market. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we slip inside the top-drawer First Edition trimmed model to take a closer look.

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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Kia Sportage fitted with 48V diesel M-H system

23 May 2018

Kia Motors says its new Kia Sportage, to be launched later this year in Europe, will be the brand's first to equipped with a new 'EcoDynamics+' 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain.


Hyundai cancels Mobis-Glovis restructuring plan

23 May 2018

Hyundai Motor made a major U-turn on its publicly announced restructuring plan this week after seeing the market's reaction to its plans and after consulting with major shareholders.


Hyundai Cradle & Metawave to develop smart radars

16 May 2018

Hyundai's corporate venturing and open innovation business Hyundai Cradle, is to invest in Metawave Corporation to build intelligent radars for autonomous vehicles.


Hyundai India renews export deal with Chennai port

14 May 2018

Hyundai Motor India the country's second largest manufacturer of passenger cars which claims to have been top exporter since it started operations, has renewed its memorandum of agreement with Chennai Port Trust for 10 years.


Hyundai-Kia boosting sales forecast 

8 May 2018

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors were expected to upgrade their global sales outlook for the second quarter and for the whole of 2018 after sales in China began to recover from last year's sharp declines.


Ayala to take control of Philippine Kia assembler

8 May 2018

The Philippines' Ayala Group is to acquire a controlling stake in Columbian Autocar Corporation, the local assembler and sole distributor of Kia Motors, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor India sales up 4.4% in April 2018

4 May 2018

Hyundai Motor India, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and number one exporter since inception registered the domestic sales of 46,735 units and exports of 13,009 units with cumulative sales of 59,744 units for the month of April...


South Korean sales rise fractionally in April

3 May 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined increased by 1.2% to 134,197 units in April from 132,675 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only Kia Motors America sells 50,585 vehicles in April

3 May 2018

Kia Motors America announced April sales of 50,585 vehicles, led by the Forte family of compact cars and Sorento SUV. The month also saw the highest April sales total in company history for the Sportage CUV at 7,653 units, and a 34.2% year-over-year increase...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor America sales drops 11% in April

3 May 2018

Hyundai Motor America reported April sales of Hyundai- and Genesis-branded vehicles of 56,063 units, an 11% decline in comparison with April 2017. Despite the overall decline there were several significant gains as Hyundai's SUV family continues to set...


Hyundai Q1 profit halved

27 April 2018

Hyundai Motor quarterly profit in the first quarter was halved as the company struggled in the US and China. However, there was better news in the domestic market, where the company benefited from troubles at GM's Korean operations.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Mobis to begin testing of its AVs

20 April 2018

Hyundai Mobis kicks off testing of its autonomous car M.Billy on the roads around the world. The company now has three test cars, but will increase the number to over ten by the end of this year and increase engineers in the autonomous driving field more than...


just-auto Plus only BASF opens new production line at Korea facility

12 April 2018

BASF has started up a new production line for its high-temperature resistant thermoplastic Ultrason (polyarylsulfone) at its site in Yeosu, Korea. With the new line the global annual capacity for Ultrason will increase by 6,000 metric tonnes to 24,000 metric...


Kia completes wireless EV charging trial

11 April 2018

The Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center in Superior, Michigan, (HATCI) and Mojo Mobility (Mojo) have completed a three year project to develop a fast charging wireless power transfer system on a test fleet of Kia Soul EVs.


just-auto Plus only Kia Motors America chief operating officer resigns

6 April 2018

Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and executive vice president, has announced his intent to leave Kia Motors America (KMA) to pursue new opportunities, effective 17 April 2018. KMA has not yet appointed his successor. During his nine years at KMA,...


South Korean sales fall over 4% in March

4 April 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers combined continued to fall in March, by 4.4% to 139,432 units from 145,903 units a year earlier, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers. 


just-auto Plus only Kia Motors America sales up 2.5% in March 2018

4 April 2018

Kia Motors America announced March sales of 50,645 vehicles, a 2.5% increase over the same period last year. The month was highlighted by best-ever March sales of the Sportage CUV, which were up more than 41% over the same period last year. In addition, four...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor America sales drops 11% in March 201

4 April 2018

Hyundai Motor America reported March sales of Hyundai- and Genesis-branded vehicles of 61,540 units, an 11% decline in comparison with March 2017. Sales were paced by the best SUV sales month in company history, cracking 25,000 units for the first time and up...


just-auto Plus only Genesis Motor America sales dips 21% in March 2018

4 April 2018

Genesis Motor America reported sales of 1,386 in March, a 21% decrease compared with the year earlier. "We are delighted that both March and Q1 sales performance are consistent with our expectations," said Erwin Raphael, executive director and...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor India sales up 7.3% in March 2018

3 April 2018

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the number one car exporter since inception achieved highest Financial Year domestic sales of 5,36,241 units compared to 5,09,707 units in 2016-17 registering a growth of 5.2...


NEW YORK AUTO SHOW - world premieres

29 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 New York International Auto Show are named below.


just-auto Plus only New 2019 Kia Optima debuts at the New York show

29 March 2018

The refreshed 2019 Kia Optima debuted at the New York International Auto Show today. Kia’s best-selling midsize sedan was unveiled with new design cues inside and out, expanded ADAS technology, a new UVO infotainment strategy and available...


just-auto Plus only Genesis 2019 G70 makes its US debut

29 March 2018

Genesis officially introduced the 2019 G70 luxury performance sedan to the US market at the New York International Auto Show. G70 is the brand’s opening salvo in the highly competitive entry-level luxury segment, designed and engineered to offer...


Hyundai Mobis to spin off two divisions

28 March 2018

Hyundai Mobis has said it will spin off its module and after-service parts businesses and merge them with affiliate Hyundai Glovis.


Kia builds 3m cars (and counting) in Slovakia

27 March 2018

Kia has now built 3m cars in Europe.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India opens new regional training centre

27 March 2018

Hyundai Motor India, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception, inaugurated its seventh state-of-the-art Hyundai regional training centre in Ahmedabad. The new service training centre will ensure the overall...


Hyundai union leader dislikes electric cars

26 March 2018

Hyundai Motor's union chief has called electric cars 'evil' and said they would would destroy jobs.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai America/SiriusXM extend partnership

20 March 2018

SiriusXM and Hyundai Motor America announced an agreement that extends the ongoing relationship between the two companies for five more years. Customers buying Hyundai and Genesis brand vehicles will continue to get a three-month introductory SiriusXM All...


UK buyers waver over diesel - survey

16 March 2018

Research for the Automobile Association (AA) here in the UK has shown a growing number of car buyers have yet to make up their mind what fuel their next car will use, highlighting the 'confusion' now regularly noted to just-auto by automaker insiders.


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.

Hyundai-Kia Group news

Kia Sportage fitted with 48V diesel M-H system

23 May 2018

Kia Motors says its new Kia Sportage, to be launched later this year in Europe, will be the brand...


Hyundai cancels Mobis-Glovis restructuring plan

23 May 2018

Hyundai Motor made a major U-turn on its publicly announced restructuring plan this week after se...


Volkswagen withdraws from Paris motor show

18 May 2018

The importer for France has confirmed rumours which had claimed that Volkswagen would not have a...


Hyundai Cradle & Metawave to develop smart radars

16 May 2018

Hyundai's corporate venturing and open innovation business Hyundai Cradle, is to invest in Me...


Hyundai India renews export deal with Chennai port

14 May 2018

Hyundai Motor India the country's second largest manufacturer of passenger cars which claims...


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 th...



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