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Welcome back, dieselgate - the week

19 June 2020

Dieselgate has reared its ugly ahead again, this time in the UK, getting on for five years after Volkswagen admitted cheating on US emissions testing, sparking a saga that has cost it billions in fines and other costs, such as setting up the nationwide EV recharging network Electrify America, led to tens of thousands of perfectly functional cars being parked in the desert, put executives in US jails as German prosecutors tried to achieve likewise (with less success) this side of the Atlantic and generally tarnished its reputation. But this week's news was not about VW.


EU sales data shocks include Volvo outselling Fiat

17 April 2020

ACEA data for calendar Q1 in the European region reveal some astonishing changes in brand rankings. That includes Volvo easily outselling Fiat in March and Nissan being fewer than 500 vehicles behind all of FCA.


Will Hyundai be the big winner when COVID-19 ends?

8 April 2020

Blink and you risk missing a major shift in global car markets. As recently as February, Hyundai sold just 6,066 cars in China. This month, an accelerating recovery means the country will almost certainly displace the collapsing US as the brand's No.2 market behind Korea. With many new models headed for the launchpad in all regions, Hyundai is ready for all eventualities.


2020 Geneva motor show - all the digital debuts

3 March 2020

The cancellation of the Geneva motor show meant that most vehicles which would have been world debuts were instead revealed via online premieres. Concepts, prototypes and production models originally due to have their public premieres are listed below.

Latest interviews


OPTIS on simulating sensors performance in autonomous vehicles

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.


Why hydrogen is coming, according to Kia - INTERVIEW

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.


INTERVIEW: Dr Sae-Hoon Kim, head of Hyundai-Kia's FCEV research and development

5 November 2014

The Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster which followed the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 might inadvertently provide a foot in the door for sales of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles to take off, believes the man in charge of Hyundai-Kia's FCEV research and development, Dr Sae-Hoon Kim.


Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud

28 July 2014

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.

Latest news


UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

7 August 2020

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automotive sector


Hyundai agrees UK 'flying taxi' infrastructure plans

7 August 2020

Hyundai Motor has signed an agreement with Urban-Air Port of the UK to build air mobility infrastructure in the country for its future Personal Air Vehicles, according to reports in South Korea.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor Group provides pandemic mobility support to Los Angeles

5 August 2020

Hyundai Motor Group is continuing its global fight against COVID-19 in the City of Los Angeles by providing eco-friendly transportation to frontline personnel through its mobility service venture, MoceanLab. Under the ‘LA Heroes Fleet’ program,...


South Korean sales rise 10% year on year in July

4 August 2020

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined increased by just over 10% to 144,422 units in July 2020 from 131,135 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor America reports July 2020 sales

4 August 2020

Hyundai Motor America reported total July sales of 57,677 units, a 1% increase compared with July 2019. Retail sales grew 4%, the third consecutive month of increasing retail sales. Fleet sales were down 32% and represented 7% of total volume. During the...


Hyundai begins acquisition of St Petersburg GM plant

28 July 2020

Hyundai Motor has taken an "initial step" to acquire General Motors' plant in St Petersburg, Russia, according to local reports.


Hyundai modifies HVAC to improve air quality

27 July 2020

Hyundai Motor Group has announced new technology to improve the quality of air in vehicles.


Weak demand hits Hyundai Motor Q2 profit

23 July 2020

Hyundai Motor on Thursday announced second quarter profit for 2020 fell 75% on year, the steepest in seven quarters and missing analyst estimates, as weak global demand due to the pandemic overshadowed sales of high end models in South Korea.


Turkish automotive market 'seeing unprecedented vitality' - report

21 July 2020

July so far is turning out to be a "month to remember for the Turkish automotive market" as the industry, brought to a standstill by the coronavirus pandemic, experiences some unprecedented vitality, local publication dailysabah.com reported.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Kona Electric hits 100,000 global sales milestone

17 July 2020

KONA Electric, Hyundai Motor Company’s globally loved full electric compact SUV, has surpassed the 100,000 global sales milestone. Cumulative sales of KONA Electric reached 103,719 units as of June 30—just over two years since its launch in...


Hyundai targets 10% share of global EV market by 2025

15 July 2020

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) said it was targeting a 10% share of the global electric vehicle (EV) market by 2025, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor unveils rendering of new Elantra N Line

8 July 2020

Hyundai Motor Company today released a design rendering of the new Elantra N Line sport sedan and revealed other details about the new performance-inspired offering that will hit showrooms. Hyundai's all-new Elantra N Line is distinguished by low and...


Hyundai exports first batch of hydrogen powered trucks

7 July 2020

Hyundai Motor this week said it exported its first hydrogen powered trucks from South Korea, a batch of 10 heavy duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) destined for Switzerland.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor reveals powertrain details and features of new Santa Fe

1 July 2020

Hyundai Motor has revealed details of the new Santa Fe’s powertrain line-up, new platform and range of features. The new Santa Fe represents a significant milestone in the history of Hyundai. With a new platform, new transmissions and new technology,...


just-auto Plus only HMIL registers cumulative sales of 26,820 units

1 July 2020

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, country’s First Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and largest exporter since inception, registered cumulative sales of 26,820 units for the month of June 2020. Commenting on the June sales performance, Mr. Tarun Garg,...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor launches ‘County Electric’ minibus

29 June 2020

Hyundai Motor Company has introduced the County Electric for the Korean market, the company’s first electric minibus, providing an economical, eco-friendly, safe and convenient alternative to diesel-powered buses. The 7,710-mm-long County Electric is...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Mobis develops integrated communication controller, the next-generation V2X control technology for the first time in Korea

29 June 2020

Hyundai Mobis announced that the company developed the Integrated Communication Controller, which enables real-time communication of various vehicle information with other vehicles or infrastructure through external communication networks. It succeeded in...


South Korea targets urban air mobility services by 2025

26 June 2020

The South Korean government this week established a "task force" to develop and commercialise urban air mobility (UAM) services for its domestic market by 2025, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor, Kia motors and LG chem launch global competition to invest in ev and battery start-ups

23 June 2020

The companies said they aim to select start-ups with technological capabilities to help the development of future nonpolluting cars through the competition, called EV and Battery Challenge. Selected start-ups will have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand...


Michael Cole appointed Hyundai Europe CEO

22 June 2020

Hyundai says Michael Cole will join the European regional headquarters as president and CEO, starting 1 July, 2020.


Hyundai suspends Pallisade/GV80 output due to parts shortages

16 June 2020

Hyundai Motor suspended production of its Palisade flagship SUV and Genesis GV80 luxury SUV on Monday (15 June) due to parts supply shortages.


Hyundai Motor Group reinvents the heat pump

10 June 2020

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have announced details of an innovative heat pump system used in both brands' global electric vehicle (EV) range to maximise all electric driving range in low temperatures.


Hyundai-Kia global EV sales continue to surge

9 June 2020

Hyundai Motor Group announced an almost 58% rise in global sales of electric vehicles in the first five months of 2020, to 40,182 units from 25,454 in the same period of last year.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai's all-new 2020 Venue appeals to young buyers and females with desirable features and iconic modern design

8 June 2020

Hyundai’s new compact SUV Venue appeals to multiple generations while also attracting female buyers. Based on a first quarter internal buyer study, more than half of Venue customers are among Gen Z, Y and X, with 64 percent being Gen Y and Z...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai invests in Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies

8 June 2020

Hyundai Motor Company’s investment in Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH in May 2020 is the beginning of a comprehensive cooperation between the two companies. The investment is connected with a joint technology and business development agreement for...


Hyundai-Kia US sales rebound in May from April low

4 June 2020

Hyundai Motor Group reported an 18% fall in US vehicle sales to 104,786 units in May from 128,296 units a year earlier, as the COVID-19 coronavirus continued to impact demand in the world’s second-largest automotive market.


Hyundai May sales down globally, up domestically

1 June 2020

Hyundai Motor said its provisional May sales fell 39% year on year to 217,510 vehicles globally, as the coronavirus outbreak continued to hit demand in key markets.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India opens showrooms & workshops driving industrial wheels towards progress

29 May 2020

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., country’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and the largest exporter since inception, announced the opening of 806 Showrooms and 863 Workshops across India, in compliance with Government Authorities. Commenting on the...


South Korean automakers to cut output

28 May 2020

Hyundai-Kia is to reduce output at Korean factories in response to lower demand in overseas markets.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor begins production of new Hyundai i30

22 May 2020

Hyundai Motor has announced the start of production of the new Hyundai i30 at its European manufacturing plant, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC) starting on May 25th. The new i30 is the latest evolution of Hyundai’s C-segment car, and is...

Hyundai news

UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

7 August 2020

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automot...


Hyundai agrees UK 'flying taxi' infrastructure plans

7 August 2020

Hyundai Motor has signed an agreement with Urban-Air Port of the UK to build air mobility infrast...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor Group provides pandemic mobility support to Los Angeles

5 August 2020

Hyundai Motor Group is continuing its global fight against COVID-19 in the City of Los Angeles by...


South Korean sales rise 10% year on year in July

4 August 2020

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined increased by just over 10% t...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor America reports July 2020 sales

4 August 2020

Hyundai Motor America reported total July sales of 57,677 units, a 1% increase compared with July...


Hyundai begins acquisition of St Petersburg GM plant

28 July 2020

Hyundai Motor has taken an "initial step" to acquire General Motors' plant in St Petersburg, Russ...



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