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2019 New York auto show - list of world premieres

18 April 2019

The media preview of the 2019 New York International Auto Show took place on 17 April: just-auto lists all the world debuts below.


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organiser. There were 136 scheduled press conferences on 16 and 17 April plus multiple events which took place in the days (and weeks) beforehand as OEMs attempted to have their brands' voices heard in the welter of announcements.


Europe - Kia poised to outsell Hyundai

17 April 2019

Europe looks set to soon become the world's first region in which Kia is more successful than Hyundai. This is one of the many trends visible in ACEA's passenger vehicle registrations data for Q1 which also show an overall 3.3% decline for the quarter.


2019 Seoul motor show - world debuts list

29 March 2019

Concepts, prototypes and production models which were world premieres at the biennial 2019 Seoul motor show are discussed 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


Hyundai steps up collaboration with Aurora Innovation

13 June 2019

Hyundai Motor said it was expanding its collaboration with US self-driving technology developer Aurora Innovation to accelerate co-development of autonomous vehicle technology.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor partners with Israeli start-up MDGo

10 June 2019

Hyundai Motor Company is partnering with MDGo, an Israeli start-up specialising in medical artificial intelligence (AI) systems, to help shape the next generation of advanced vehicle safety systems. Hyundai Motor and MDGo will co-develop connected services...


South Korean sales up slightly in May

4 June 2019

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers increased by just 0.5% to 133,719 units in May 2019 from 133,062 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai sells 357,515 units globally in May 2019

4 June 2019

Hyundai Motor Company announced global sales results for May 2019, during which a total of 357,515 units were sold. Korea Sales Domestic sales recorded a 9.5% year-over-year increase in May, reaching 67,756 units. The sales surge was led by the Sonata,...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai and Skolkovo Innovation Centre form mobility partnership

31 May 2019

Hyundai Motor Commonwealth of Independence States (HMCIS) and Skolkovo Innovation Centre announced a mobility partnership to develop IT solutions and new services for customers. The move marks the first step for HMCIS into the sphere of mobility. Under the...


Hyundai develops gross weight system for LCV EVs

29 May 2019

Hyundai has unveiled a system estimating the gross vehicle weight of a light duty commercial electric vehicle.


Hyundai Motor unveils Electric Double-Decker Bus

29 May 2019

Hyundai Motor has unveiled an electric double-decker bus which is a first of its kind for Hyundai and is part of the company’s effort to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai continues significant investment across the US

20 May 2019

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has been an integral part of the US auto industry for more than 30 years creating jobs, opportunities, and supporting American communities. In 2019 alone, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) opened a new engine shop, Kia Motor...


Hyundai Alabama adds head machining plant

17 May 2019

Alabama governor Kay Ivey and other elected officials joined Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama management and staff to celebrate the 'grand opening' of HMMA’s cylinder head machining plant.


South Korean sales up slightly in April

2 May 2019

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers increased by 1.6% to 136,296 units in April 2019 from 134,197 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai global sales down 5.8% in April 2019

2 May 2019

Hyundai Motor Company announced global sales results for April 2019, during which a total of 368,925 units were sold, down 5.8% Y/y. Korea Sales Domestic sales recorded a 12% year-over-year increase in April, reaching 71,413 units. The increase was led by...


Hyundai develops technology to adjust EV performance using smartphones

29 April 2019

Hyundai Motor Group announced development of ‘smartphone-electric vehicle pairing based performance adjustment technology,’ which allows users to customise primary functions through a smartphone application – an industry-first innovation.


Hyundai boosts Q1 sales and profit

24 April 2019

Hyundai Motor Company reported a 6.9% and 21% increase in sales revenue and operating profit respectively for the first quarter of 2019, "in spite of continued slowdown in global economic growth".


NHTSA eyeing TRW airbag control units in millions of cars

24 April 2019

A US investigation into airbags using TRW (absorbed into ZF) control units now includes millions of additional cars, according to US media reports.


Hyundai Motor names new styling chief

24 April 2019

Hyundai Motor Company said Simon Loasby, director of design in China, had been promoted to head of the Hyundai Styling Group at the design centre in South Korea.


Hyundai-Kia mobile app controls EV customisation

23 April 2019

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors have jointly developed a claimed world first: mobile-based tuning technology for electric vehicles (EVs).


just-auto Plus only Hyundai names new head of Hyundai Styling Group

23 April 2019

Hyundai Motor Company announced that vice president Simon Loasby, director of Hyundai Design in China, has been promoted to head of Hyundai Styling Group at Hyundai Design centre in Korea. Since his arrival at Hyundai Motor in mid-2017, Mr Loasby has played...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor names new global chief operating officer

23 April 2019

Hyundai Motor Company has appointed Jose Munoz as global chief operating officer. In this capacity, Mr Munoz will oversee global operations strategies and their implementation. His focus will be to deliver profitable growth and to improve overall performance...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai's 2020 Sonata makes Its North American debut at NYIAS

18 April 2019

Hyundai introduced its all-new 2020 Sonata at the New York International Auto Show, marking the North American debut of Hyundai’s longest-standing and most successful model. The eighth-generation Sonata is unlike any of its predecessors, showcasing...


just-auto Plus only Beijing Hyundai unveils new Sonata and ix25 at Auto Shanghai

16 April 2019

Beijing Hyundai Motor Company (BHMC) unveiled its all-new Sonata and all-new Hyundai ix25 at Auto Shanghai 2019. The new models spearhead the company’s ‘New Era’ theme for the event, which highlights new, future technologies; all-new models;...


Hyundai and H2 Energy sign hydrogen JV agreement

15 April 2019

Hyundai Motor has agreed to set up a new joint venture with Swiss hydrogen company H2 Energy to develop its fledgling presence in the European hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market.


Hyundai and union agree Palisade production compromise

8 April 2019

Hyundai Motor will increase production of the popular new Palisade SUV after management and union agreed a deal after a month of negotiations.


Hyundai denies Saudi Arabia plant plans

8 April 2019

Hyundai Motor has denied it is planning to build a vehicle assembly in Saudi Arabia after a member of the arab kingdom's cabinet told reporters that advanced talks had taken place between the two parties.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor opens Cradle Berlin office in Germany

5 April 2019

Hyundai Motor Company has officially opened its Hyundai Cradle Berlin office in Germany establishing its third Cradle office worldwide, with additional bases in Silicon Valley (US) and Tel Aviv (Israel). Hyundai Cradle is Hyundai Motor Group’s...


South Korean sales fall in March, rise YTD

2 April 2019

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers declined by 0.8% to 138,288 units in March from 139,432 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai sells 389,160 units globally in March 2019

2 April 2019

Hyundai Motor Company announced global sales results for March 2019, during which a total of 389,160 units were sold. Korea Sales Domestic sales recorded a 3.7% year-over-year increase in March, reaching 70,111 units. Hyundai’s popular sedans -...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai recalls 2013 Veloster in US and Canada over engine issues

1 April 2019

Hyundai has found a new problem that can cause its car engines to fail or catch fire, issuing yet another recall to fix problems that have affected more than six million vehicles during the past three and a half years. The Korean automaker, under pressure...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai to unveil new Sonata 1.6 Turbo at 2019 Seoul Motor Show

29 March 2019

Hyundai Motor Company will unveil the all-new Sonata 1.6 Turbo at the 2019 Seoul Motor Show, alongside the new range of ‘N Performance’ parts due for launch next year, presented through a series of interactive exhibits that will inform and...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai and Kia invest in Ola to develop unique fleet and mobility solutions in India

21 March 2019

Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) and Ola ? one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms ? announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) and Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) will make their biggest combined investment to...


Hyundai Canada launches fuel cell-powered SUV

19 March 2019

Hyundai Auto Canada has announced the national launch of the first Nexo, Canada’s only fuel cell-powered SUV.

Hyundai news

Hyundai steps up collaboration with Aurora Innovation

13 June 2019

Hyundai Motor said it was expanding its collaboration with US self-driving technology developer A...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor partners with Israeli start-up MDGo

10 June 2019

Hyundai Motor Company is partnering with MDGo, an Israeli start-up specialising in medical artifi...


South Korean sales up slightly in May

4 June 2019

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers increased by just 0.5% to 133,719 units i...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai sells 357,515 units globally in May 2019

4 June 2019

Hyundai Motor Company announced global sales results for May 2019, during which a total of 357,51...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai and Skolkovo Innovation Centre form mobility partnership

31 May 2019

Hyundai Motor Commonwealth of Independence States (HMCIS) and Skolkovo Innovation Centre announce...


Hyundai develops gross weight system for LCV EVs

29 May 2019

Hyundai has unveiled a system estimating the gross vehicle weight of a light duty commercial elec...



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