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Brands related to this company: Hyundai, Kia, Genesis

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2019 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

15 January 2019

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.


2019 CES world debuts list

11 January 2019

OEMs, tech companies and suppliers announced multiple vehicle and technology world premieres at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


CES - Kia readies for the post-autonomous era

9 January 2019

What to do once autonomous cars are everywhere and no human driving is required?


Interior design and technology – Kia Ceed

18 December 2018

The third iteration of the Kia Ceed, previously known as Cee’d, arrived on our shores last August. Like its predecessors, the C-segment hatchback has been designed and engineered in Europe. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look at the latest incarnation to discover what’s new.

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Hyundai-Kia's design chief on CASE opportunities

16 November 2018

Hyundai Motor Group Design chief Peter Schreyer is rightly proud of his role in changing not only the look,  but the perception of the South Korean carmaker’s two brands. His work is far from done, however. There are plenty more challenges ahead, not least with the advent of autonomous vehicles.


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.

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Korea ups target for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles

16 January 2019

The South Korean government aims to have around 80,000 hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles on the country’s roads by 2022, as it looks to expand the country’s "hydrogen economy".


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US launches 2019 Elantra GT N Line

15 January 2019

Complementing the performance of Elantra GT is the announcement of the new 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line trim. Elantra GT N Line is the first N Line model for the US from Hyundai. N Line trims add sporty design elements and refined powertrain/chassis upgrades...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores Kia Cerato S five-star rating

14 January 2019

Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has completed its assessment of the Kia Cerato, awarding two separate ratings for the popular small car. A five-star ANCAP safety rating has been achieved by all variants with the exception of...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai joins Lear's EXO Technology Program

10 January 2019

Lear Corporation, a global leader in automotive technology, announced it has signed Hyundai-Kia America Technical Centre (HATCI) as the first development partner in its EXO Technology Partnership Program. Lear's EXO high accuracy vehicle positioning...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai/WayRay unveil holographic navigation sys

9 January 2019

Hyundai Motor Group, in collaboration with Swiss deep-tech start-up company WayRay AG, has unveiled the world’s first Holographic Augmented Reality (AR) Navigation System equipped in the Genesis G80 at CES 2019. The technology will be on display at the...


CES - Hyundai shows 'walking car'

8 January 2019

Hyundai Motor Group has shown its 'Elevate' concept at CES in Las Vegas. It says the 'Ultimate Mobility Vehicle' (UMV), prepares communities in the event of a natural disaster'.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai develops EV charging system with AVPS

4 January 2019

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation unveiled a video featuring the concept of electric vehicle wireless charging system with the Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS). The system will offer a convenience to drivers who are faced with an...


Hyundai Motor eyes robo taxi pilot in 2021

3 January 2019

Hyundai Motor is planning to start pilot operation of robo cabs in South Korea in 2021, according to a report in the Korea Herald.


Hyundai US delivers Nexo fuel cell SUV

3 January 2019

Hyundai in the US has delivered its first Nexo fuel cell SUV - a replacement for the Tucson - to a former scientist eager to add the benefits of this zero-emissions vehicle to his environmentally-friendly lifestyle.


Hyundai-Kia targets sales rise of 1% in 2019

2 January 2019

Hyundai Motor Group has announced a global sales target of 7.6 million vehicles for 2019, up by less than 1% from an estimated 7.5 million units in 2018, helped by a sales recovery in the US and China.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai global sales up 0.4% in December 2018

2 January 2019

Hyundai Motor Company announced its global sales results for 2018, recording a total of 4,586,775 units sold, up 1.8% from last year. Overseas sales increased by 1.3% year-over-year, posting 3,865,697 units. Despite the challenging market environment such...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor develops smart fingerprint tech

27 December 2018

Hyundai Motor Company announced the world’s first smart fingerprint technology that allows drivers to not only unlock doors but also start the vehicle. Hyundai plans to implement the technology initially in Santa Fe SUV model that is to be released in...


Hyundai planning EV plant for Indonesia - report

21 December 2018

Hyundai Motor plans to start producing electric vehicles in Indonesia as part of a big investment plan for the country, according to a Reuters report citing remarks by a senior government minister.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai to increase prices across models in India

21 December 2018

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s largest passenger car exporter and second largest car manufacturer since inception announced a price increase up to INR30,000 (US$429) on account of increase in input costs. The new prices will be effective from...


CES 2019 - Kia to show 'emotion recognition tech'

20 December 2018

Kia Motors says it will preview a range of new technologies developed for the post-autonomous driving era at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month.


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

20 December 2018

For the second year in a row, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that Hyundai has the most combined Top Safety Pick+ and Top Safety Pick-rated vehicles in the automotive industry. The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is taking home its first-ever...


just-auto Plus only IIHS scores Genesis lineup top safety pick+ rating

20 December 2018

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced Top Safety Pick+ ratings for the entire Genesis model line. The G70 and G80 (when equipped with specific headlights) and G90 sedans - have earned the coveted rating following extensive testing from...


Hyundai and Global Group of Algeria to produce CVs

18 December 2018

Hyundai Motor Company and Global Group of Algeria signed an agreement to jointly produce Hyundai’s commercial vehicles in Algeria as Hyundai continues to expand its foothold in commercial vehicle businesses around the world.


Hyundai, government, to provide supplier support

17 December 2018

Hyundai Motor has set aside KRW1.67 trillion (US$1.47bn) to support struggling small and mid sized suppliers and help strengthen research and development across its domestic supply chain, according to local reports.


Hyundai Motor Group shuffles management

12 December 2018

Hyundai Motor Group (Hyundai-Kia) has reorganised its senior management tier in a move seen as helping to bring about a smooth transition of power and modernisation at the family run giant.


Hyundai targets 500k FCEVs per year by 2030

11 December 2018

Hyundai Motor hopes to lead the global fuel cell electric vehicle market with plans to produce 500,000 hydrogen fuelled vehicles per year in South Korea by 2030, executive vice-chairman Chung Eui-sun revealed in a statement to the local press.


Hyundai R&D chiefs offer resignations

11 December 2018

Hyundai Motor Group's two vice chairmen in charge of research and development (R&D) have offered to resign, three sources told Reuters.


Hyundai talks Croatia plant - reports

6 December 2018

Hyundai Motor Company is in talks for the launch a motor vehicle production plant in Croatia, Zagreb-based media reported.


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP rates nine new cars

6 December 2018

Euro NCAP released the safety ratings of nine cars. The Audi Q3 , BMW X5, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jaguar I-Pace, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60 and its partner, the Volvo S60, all achieve a maximum five-star rating. However, two FCA vehicles – Fiat’s aging Panda...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores four new models five star rating

6 December 2018

Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has released its latest round of ratings, highlighting strong safety performance across a range of brands and vehicle types. The Ford Focus, Hyundai Santa Fe, Genesis G70 and Jaguar I-Pace have all been awarded 5...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai global sales down 4.2% in November 2018

4 December 2018

Hyundai Motor Company announced its global sales results for November 2018, recording a total of 403,381 units sold, down 4.2% from a year earlier. Overseas sales dropped by 5% year-over-year, posting 339,250 units, due to faltering demand in China. Despite...


South Korean sales flat in November, exports drop

3 December 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined rose by just 0.3% to 139,862 units in November from 140,132 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Hyundai begins roll-out of new Palisade

3 December 2018

Hyundai Motor said on Friday it had received close to 3,500 orders for its newly-launched Palisade flagship SUV on the first day of pre-orders.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales drops 0.67% in November 2018

3 December 2018

Hyundai Motor India the country’s second largest car manufacturer and number one exporter since inception registered the domestic sales of 43,709 units for the month of November 2018. Commenting on the November sales Vikas Jain, national sales head -...


Hyundai Motor plans shares buyback

30 November 2018

Hyundai Motor (Hyundai-Kia Group) plans to repurchase some 254.7 billion won (around US$227m) worth of its shares in an effort to boost shareholder value and stabilise the value of its shares, according to Korean media reports.

Hyundai-Kia Group news

Korea ups target for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles

16 January 2019

The South Korean government aims to have around 80,000 hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles on the...


2019 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

15 January 2019

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US launches 2019 Elantra GT N Line

15 January 2019

Complementing the performance of Elantra GT is the announcement of the new 2019 Hyundai Elantra G...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores Kia Cerato S five-star rating

14 January 2019

Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has completed its assessment of...


2019 CES world debuts list

11 January 2019

OEMs, tech companies and suppliers announced multiple vehicle and technology world premieres at t...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai joins Lear's EXO Technology Program

10 January 2019

Lear Corporation, a global leader in automotive technology, announced it has signed Hyundai-Kia A...



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