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Hands-On Tech - Hyundai KONA Premium GT

13 August 2018

This month in our Hands-On-Tech (HOT) reporting series, we put the Hyundai KONA’s Blue Link system to the test. Taking you through the top-spec connectivity features offered by manufacturers in detail, this HOT report series looks to benchmark the connectivity functionality of each manufacturer based on various test criteria. Hyundai has done a good job to position its technology with what the market is currently expecting. Yet, in this fast changing world, it is a system that will date very quickly.


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.

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 reveals next-gen Separated Sound Zone technology

13 August 2018

Hyundai Motor Company has revealed for the first time, its next-generation Separated Sound Zone (SSZ) technology that allows each passenger of a vehicle to experience an audio stream tailored to their individual needs, including music, hands-free phone calls, and vehicle alerts, whilst maintaining a headphone-free social space where passengers can converse freely.


Hyundai unveils 'N' brand principles at Nürburgring

10 August 2018

Hyundai Motor Company’s Thomas Schemera and Albert Biermann have unveiled the ‘N’ brand philosophy and vision at the Nürburgring in Germany, highlighting the company’s goal to create 'high performance vehicles that adhere to high standards of excellence, while giving drivers vehicles that are as fun-to-drive as they are practical'.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India exports up 31% in July 2018

3 August 2018

Hyundai Motor India the country’s second largest car manufacturer and largest exporter since inception registered cumulative sales of 59,590 units for the month of July 2018. Commenting on the July sales Mr Y K Koo, MD and CEO - Hyundai Motor India...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India modernises manufacturing plant for next 20 years

30 July 2018

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest car exporter since inception announced that its Sriperumbudur based manufacturing plant is Future Ready to meet the safety and emission norms well in advance before...


Hyundai Motor profit down 37% in H1 2018

27 July 2018

Hyundai Motor has posted a first half decline of 37.1% to operating profit as it was hit by a strong Korean currency and higher costs.


South Korea hydrogen vehicle sales start in 2019

26 July 2018

Mass sales of hydrogen powered vehicles were expected to start in South Korea next year after the government announced it would soon ease regulations on the production and transportation of the fuel.


Hyundai Motor hit by strikes in South Korea

13 July 2018

Hyundai Motor has experienced production disruption at its Korean manufacturing facilities due to strikes called by the labour union in its dispute over wages.


Hyundai Cradle and Ionic Materials to advance battery technology development

10 July 2018

Hyundai Cradle, Hyundai Motor Company’s corporate venturing and open innovation business, is investing in Ionic Materials, a privately held battery developer based in Massachusetts, to advance the development of battery technology and improve EV performance with solid-state battery innovatio


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Kona misses IIHS top safety pick rating

6 July 2018

The 2018 Hyundai Kona, a new small SUV, earns good ratings in five crashworthiness tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety but misses out on an award because of poor headlights. The Kona earns good ratings in the driver-side small overlap,...


Wabco signs largest ever contract in South Korea with Hyundai Motor

5 July 2018

Wabco Holdings has announced its largest ever contract in South Korea - with Hyundai Motor's trucks unit.


Hyundai targets further growth in India

4 July 2018

Hyundai Motor said it expected its vehicle sales in India to exceed 500,000 units for a third consecutive year in 2018 thanks to a strong and diversified model line.


South Korean sales down 5.7% in June

3 July 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined fell by 5.7% to 131,827 vehicles in June from 139,842 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Hyundai Motor union votes to strike over pay

3 July 2018

Hyundai Motor’s unionised workers in South Korea have voted to strike over stalled annual wage talks. The news comes as the company's share price slides amid worsening prospects in the US and China markets.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor and Autotalks JV to manufacture V2X communication chipsets

3 July 2018

Hyundai Motor announced its strategic partnership with Autotalks, a leading technology company specialised in the manufacturing of Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communication chipsets. Hyundai Motor forms a strategic partnership with Autotalks through a direct...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor global sales up 15.4% in June 2018

3 July 2018

Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea's largest automaker, announced its global sales results for June 2018, posting a total of 414,222 units sold, up 15.4% from a year earlier.  The consecutive growth was led by strong sales of new SUV models, the...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India domestic sales surge 21% in June 2018, up 8.6% in H1 2018

3 July 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 45,371 units with a growth of 21% for the month of June 2018. Commenting on the H1 Sales...


Hyundai and partner to recycle EV batteries

27 June 2018

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) said it had selected Wartsila for a technology and commercial partnership designed to use second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries in the growing energy storage market.


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 news

Hands-On Tech - Hyundai KONA Premium GT

13 August 2018

This month in our Hands-On-Tech (HOT) reporting series, we put the Hyundai KONA's Blue Link syste...


Hyundai reveals next-gen Separated Sound Zone technology

13 August 2018

Hyundai Motor Company has revealed for the first time, its next-generation Separated Sound Zone (...


Hyundai unveils 'N' brand principles at Nürburgring

10 August 2018

Hyundai Motor Company's Thomas Schemera and Albert Biermann have unveiled the 'N' brand philosoph...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India exports up 31% in July 2018

3 August 2018

Hyundai Motor India the country’s second largest car manufacturer and largest exporter sinc...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India modernises manufacturing plant for next 20 years

30 July 2018

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest c...


Hyundai Motor profit down 37% in H1 2018

27 July 2018

Hyundai Motor has posted a first half decline of 37.1% to operating profit as it was hit by a str...



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