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Are three cylinders enough for the Hyundai i30?

26 June 2017

It’s been six months since series production of the new i30 started in Europe. Hyundai’s regional sales performance reflects the arrival of this fresh C segment hatchback, ACEA data showing an 8.2 per cent rise in May when the market rose by 7.6 per cent.


Did CES trump Detroit for future vision?

9 January 2017

As the Detroit International Auto Show opens its doors this week you could argue that the year’s most significant industry event has already taken place around 1,700 miles south west - in Las Vegas.


Hyundai future models - a global analysis

21 December 2016

The final OEM to have its future model plans examined by just-auto.com in 2016 is HMG. Hyundai Motor is the first division to be explored in this three-feature series. Examinations of what's ahead for Genesis and Kia Motors will follow.


Hyundai i20 Turbo - are three cylinders enough?

9 December 2016

You could be excused for overlooking the Hyundai i20. The styling isn’t memorable, but a new three-cylinder turbo petrol engine gives this two-year old car fresh appeal in what is a crowded B-hatchback segment.

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Why hydrogen is coming, according to Kia

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, Hyundai fuel cell R&D

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.


INTERVIEW: Kia UK President and CEO, Paul Philpott

11 April 2013

Kia’s UK boss tells just-auto that Kia in Europe, along with Hyundai, is contributing hugely to the European economy and that Kia is seriously eyeing a move into motorsport.

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IAA world debuts - Chery M31T prototype

16 August 2017

The IAA might be missing Alfa Romeo, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot and Volvo, but one new brand will be making an appearance: Chery Auto will reveal an SUV prototype.


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


South Korean domestic sales rise 8% in July

3 August 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers rose by 7.8% to 130,611 units in July from 121,144 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales up 4.4% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Hyundai Motor India the country’s second largest car manufacturer and leading passenger car exporter registered the Domestic sales of 43,007 units for the month of July 2017. Commenting on the July sales Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, director - Sales and...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai sells 2.2m units globally in H1 2017

26 July 2017

Hyundai Motor Company announced its 2017 first-half business results in Seoul, reporting a 1.4% year-on-year increase in sales revenue. In the first half of 2017, Hyundai Motor’s global sales totalled 2.20m units compared to 2.39m units in the same...


Hyundai upgrading Ulsan plant #2

25 July 2017

Hyundai Motor is spending KRW300bn (US$270m) on an upgrade of its second factory in Ulsan, the automaker told local media.


Kia, GM Korea workers vote for strike action

21 July 2017

Workers at Kia Motors in South Korea this week voted in favour of strike action after wage negotiations with the company broke down.


Hyundai starts production at new Chinese factory

20 July 2017

Hyundai Motor has commenced production at its fifth passenger car assembly plant in China.


South Korean domestic sales fall 13% in June

4 July 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers declined by 13% to 139,842 units in June from 161,062 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales down 5.6% in June 2017

3 July 2017

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter registered the domestic sales of 37,562 units for the month of June 2017. Commenting on the June sales Rakesh Srivastava, director - Sales...


Hyundai-Kia target small SUV segment

29 June 2017

Hyundai Motor launched its first sub-compact SUV in South Korea this week, as the company looks to bounce back from a disappointing first half of 2017.


Kia Europe eyes B-SUV conquests with Stonic

21 June 2017

Kia Europe said its new Stonic, on sale from the third quarter, is set to become an important conquest model for the brand in one of Europe’s newest and fastest-growing vehicle segments.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US presents 2018 Sonata

15 June 2017

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata, with a dramatic new exterior design, an impressive list of standard safety features, and a new eight-speed automatic transmission in 2.0T models, once again sets the standard in the mid-size sedan segment. Pricing throughout the lineup...


Hyundai launches Kona its new B-segment SUV

13 June 2017

Hyundai Motor has unveiled the latest vehicle in its expanding line-up of SUVs, the Kona B-seg compact SUV. It says the Kona is designed to appeal to 'modern customers with active lifestyles'.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai China Design appoints new head

7 June 2017

Hyundai Motor has announced that Simon Loasby, a renowned car designer and an expert in the Chinese market, will lead Hyundai Motor’s design strategy and design development in China, strengthening the brand’s design capability in the...


Hyundai-Kia sales in China plunge 65% in May

6 June 2017

Hyundai and Kia’s vehicle sales in China are reported to have dropped by a staggering 65% year-on- year in May, as a political row surrounding the deployment of the THAAD US missile shield system continues to hurt South Korean companies in China.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales up 1.6% in May 2017

5 June 2017

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter registered the domestic sales of 42,007 units for the month of May 2017. Commenting on the May sales Rakesh Srivastava, director - Sales...


Hyundai Motor, ordered to recall 240,000 vehicles

12 May 2017

The South Korean government ordered Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors to recall 240,000 vehicles over safety defects reported by a whistle blower, according to a local media report.


POSCO opens new plant to boost auto steel sales

5 May 2017

South Korean steel maker POSCO reportedly will boost business ties with Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors after the recent opening of a new automotive steel plant in the country, company officials told the Korea Herald.


South Korean domestic sales fall 5% in April

3 May 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five main automakers fell by 5% to 132,675 units in April 2017, from 139,617 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country's vehicle manufacturers.


Hyundai to source hybrid batteries from China

3 May 2017

Hyundai Motor plans to source electric hybrid vehicle batteries from Chinese manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), according to local reports citing company sources.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor India sales up 5.7% in April 2017

2 May 2017

Hyundai Motor India the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter registered the domestic sales of 44,758 units and exports of 11,610 units with cumulative sales of 56,368 units for the month of April...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP disappointed with new Great Wall Steed

26 April 2017

Independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP released a concerning 2-star safety rating for the ‘all-new’ Great Wall Motors Steed. 5-star ratings have also been released for the Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 and Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Blue Link services standard on 2018 models

18 April 2017

Remote door lock, Remote Start with Climate Control and the Monthly Vehicle Health Report are among the Blue Link services Hyundai Motor America will make standard via smartphone, smartwatch and Amazon Alexa for three years. Hyundai Motor America announced...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India makes senior leadership elevations

13 April 2017

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter announced today the following elevations in its senior leadership team. Rakesh Srivastava, senior vice president – Sales and...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai debuts 2018 Sonata at the New York show

13 April 2017

The redesigned 2018 Sonata enters the market with a new look from the front, side and rear thanks to a "cascading grill," a more assertive profile and an entirely new rear; showcasing a clean and handsome approach with reimagined, slim...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US recalls 2017 Elantra vehicles

11 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V213000 Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America Components Steering Potential number of units affected 99 Summary Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2017 Elantra vehicles. The affected vehicles may have a damaged...


Hyundai-Kia recalls 1.47m cars

10 April 2017

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have issued a recall notice affecting around 1.47m vehicles sold in South Korea, the US and Canada due to engine problems.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai launches new 2017 Elite i20 in India

7 April 2017

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and largest passenger car exporter today introduced The New 2017 Elite i20 with features encompassing safety,sStyle and infotainment. The New 2017 Elite i20 equipped with 6-airbags...

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IAA world debuts - Chery M31T prototype

16 August 2017

The IAA might be missing Alfa Romeo, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot and Vo...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Conve...


South Korean domestic sales rise 8% in July

3 August 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five main automakers rose by 7.8% to 130,611 units in July fr...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales up 4.4% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Hyundai Motor India the country’s second largest car manufacturer and leading passenger car...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai sells 2.2m units globally in H1 2017

26 July 2017

Hyundai Motor Company announced its 2017 first-half business results in Seoul, reporting a 1.4% y...


Hyundai upgrading Ulsan plant #2

25 July 2017

Hyundai Motor is spending KRW300bn (US$270m) on an upgrade of its second factory in Ulsan, the au...



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