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Has Hyundai created 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.


ANALYSIS - Hyundai future models Part 2

16 March 2018

The second of two features which looks at the current and future models of Hyundai Motor Company is a focus on the brand's SUVs, minivans/MPVs, electrified passenger vehicles and a sole future pick-up. This follows the recent in-depth analysis of HMC's cars.


ANALYSIS - Hyundai future models Part 1

15 March 2018

In 2018, HMC aims to sell 4.68 million vehicles worldwide, compared to the 4.51 million units it delivered in 2017. After suffering a substantial setback in the Chinese market last year and to a lesser extent in the USA too, the company has been investing heavily in new and additional models, especially SUVs.

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


Hyundai and Audi team up for hydrogen technology

20 June 2018

Hyundai Motor announced on Wednesday it is joining forces with the Volkswagen Group premium brand Audi to develop advanced fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technologies.


Unions threaten Hyundai over city assembly plant JV

19 June 2018

Hyundai Motor 's union has threatened the automaker with legal action if it signs a contract to invest in a local car manufacturing joint venture proposed by a city's municipal government.


Hyundai Motor reorganises overseas operations

19 June 2018

Hyundai Motor Company has announced organisational changes within its overseas operations, including more control of manufacturing from Europe, as the company grants greater autonomy to each region "in an effort to spur sustainable growth and enhance innovation".


New venture to assemble and distribute Hyundai in Pakistan

15 June 2018

Sojitz Corporation with Nishat Mills and its associates (NML), a consortium forming part of major Pakistani conglomerate Nishat Group, and Millat Tractors (MTL), Pakistan’s largest tractor manufacturer, have formed a joint venture to build a new assembly plant and set up a new wholesale and retail network for Hyundai brand vehicles in the country.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor India rolls out its eight millionth car

12 June 2018

Hyundai Motor India , the second largest manufacturer of passenger cars and the largest exporter since inception marked the eight millionth car milestone with the rollout of India’s most loved and awarded SUV – The new 2018 Creta. The fastest eight...


2018 Busan motor show - list of world debuts

11 June 2018

BIMOS 2018, the biennial Busan International Motor Show, opened its doors to the media on 7 June. Below is list of world premieres.


Kia adds half million cars to US airbag recall

11 June 2018

Kia Motors said on Friday it was recalling a further 507,000 vehicles sold in the US due to a possible electronic fault which may prevent airbags from deploying in a crash.


Hyundai announces first 48V mild hybrid powertrain

5 June 2018

Hyundai Motor has followed sister company Kia Motors by announcing its first model with a 48V diesel mild hybrid powertrain.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US sales up 10% in May 2018

5 June 2018

Hyundai Motor America reported May sales of Hyundai- and Genesis-branded vehicles of 66,056 units, a 10% increase in comparison with May 2017. Hyundai's double digit increase was driven by its SUV family that again set several records. For the third...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales up 7.14% in May 2018

5 June 2018

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter since inception registered the domestic sales of 45,008 units and exports of 11,008 units for the month of May 2018.  Commenting on...


South Korean sales down 1.3% in May

4 June 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined fell by 1.3% to 133,663 vehicles in May from 135,443 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Hyundai expands in Alabama for next-gen engines

30 May 2018

Hyundai is investing US$388m to construct a plant in Alabama dedicated to manufacturing engine heads and enhance existing operations to support production of new models of Sonata and Elantra sedans. The investment will create 50 new jobs.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India launches new 2018 Elite i20

29 May 2018

Hyundai Motor India, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception announced the launch of 1.2 Petrol Engine with CVT option in India’s most loved and Iconic Premium Compact – ‘The New 2018 Elite...


Hyundai Cradle and 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 Motor 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.


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 Hyundai Motor America sales drops 11% in April 2018

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...


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

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 Ultrason 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...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor America sales drops 11% in March 2018

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 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 - Global debuts list

29 March 2018

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


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

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...


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

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


South Korean domestic sales fall 12% in February

5 March 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers combined fell by 11.9% to 105,432 units in February from 119,612 units a year earlier, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Ex-BMW M execs to drive Hyundai's new N division

2 March 2018

Hyundai Motor has officially launched a new division to grow its motorsport and high performance car operations.

Hyundai news

Hyundai and Audi team up for hydrogen technology

20 June 2018

Hyundai Motor announced on Wednesday it was joining forces with the Volkswagen Group premium bran...


Unions threaten Hyundai over city assembly plant JV

19 June 2018

Hyundai Motor 's union has threatened the automaker with legal action if it signs a contract...


Hyundai Motor reorganises overseas operations

19 June 2018

Hyundai Motor Company has announced organisational changes within its overseas operations, includ...


New venture to assemble and distribute Hyundai in Pakistan

15 June 2018

Sojitz Corporation with Nishat Mills and its associates (NML), a consortium forming part of major...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor India rolls out its eight millionth car

12 June 2018

Hyundai Motor India , the second largest manufacturer of passenger cars and the largest exporter...


2018 Busan motor show - list of world debuts

11 June 2018

BIMOS 2018, the biennial Busan International Motor Show, opened its doors to the media on 7 June....



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