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New York auto show world debuts - Hyundai QX

18 February 2019

Even though this year's biggest and most important motor show opens just a few days ahead of it, there will still be quite a few important vehicle premieres at the New York International Auto Show. As ever, just-auto lists the debuts with a constantly updating roster of world first appearances.


2019 CES world debuts list

11 January 2019

OEMs, tech companies and suppliers announced multiple vehicle and technology world premieres at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


2018 Los Angeles auto show world debuts list

29 November 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 LA Auto Show are named below.


2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are named 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


EC green lights Stena and Glovis joint venture

8 February 2019

European Commission (EC) officials have approved, through the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture by Stena Rederi of Sweden, part of the Stena Sphere and Glovis Europe of Germany, controlled by Hyundai Glovis.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor global sales down 7.7% in January 2019

4 February 2019

Hyundai Motor Company announced its global sales results for January 2019, recording a total of 313,313 units sold, down 7.7% YoY. Strong sales in Korea market led by strong SUV demand helped offset softer demand outside of Korea including the China...


Hyundai agrees cheap labour plant in Gwangju

1 February 2019

Hyundai Motor has agreed a deal with the South Korean city of Gwangju to build a low cost assembly plant where workers will be paid less than half what peers make at the automaker's other facilities in the country.


Hyundai planning 1,500 job cuts in China

30 January 2019

Hyundai Motor plans to cut 1,500 jobs at its Beijing Hyundai vehicle manufacturing joint venture in response to weak local demand, according to local media reports citing Reuters.


Hyundai agrees new sales joint venture in Vietnam

28 January 2019

Hyundai Motor last week agreed to set up a new sales joint venture in Vietnam to help lift sales in the developing Southeast Asian country.


Hyundai Motor 2018 operating income slumps

24 January 2019

Hyundai Motor Company announced results for 2018, recording a 1.8% increase in vehicle sales, led by its enhanced SUV range, though operating and net profits slumped.


Hyundai plans new plant for EVs in India

22 January 2019

Hyundai Motor plans to invest INR70bn (US$981m) in new vehicle production capacity in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, according to reports citing local government officials.


Hyundai claims world first multi collision airbags

21 January 2019

Hyundai Motor Group has announced the development and future availability in its Hyundai and Kia cars of the (claimed) world's first multi-collision airbag system that significantly improves performance in multi-collision accidents. Multi-collision accidents are those in which the primary impact is followed by collisions with secondary objects, such as trees, electrical posts or other vehicles, which occurs in three out of every 10 accidents.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US launches 2019 Elantra GT N Line

15 January 2019

Complementing the performance of Elantra GT is the announcement of the new 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line trim. Elantra GT N Line is the first N Line model for the US from Hyundai. N Line trims add sporty design elements and refined powertrain/chassis upgrades...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai joins Lear's EXO Technology Partnership Program

10 January 2019

Lear Corporation, a global leader in automotive technology, announced it has signed Hyundai-Kia America Technical Centre (HATCI) as the first development partner in its EXO Technology Partnership Program. Lear's EXO high accuracy vehicle positioning...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor and WayRay unveil next-gen holographic navigation system at CES

9 January 2019

Hyundai Motor Group, in collaboration with Swiss deep-tech start-up company WayRay AG, has unveiled the world’s first Holographic Augmented Reality (AR) Navigation System equipped in the Genesis G80 at CES 2019. The technology will be on display at the...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor Group develops EV wireless charging system with AVPS

4 January 2019

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation unveiled a video featuring the concept of electric vehicle wireless charging system with the Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS). The system will offer a convenience to drivers who are faced with an...


Hyundai US delivers Nexo fuel cell SUV

3 January 2019

Hyundai in the US has delivered its first Nexo fuel cell SUV - a replacement for the Tucson - to a former scientist eager to add the benefits of this zero-emissions vehicle to his environmentally-friendly lifestyle.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai global sales up 0.4% in December 2018

2 January 2019

Hyundai Motor Company announced its global sales results for 2018, recording a total of 4,586,775 units sold, up 1.8% from last year. Overseas sales increased by 1.3% year-over-year, posting 3,865,697 units. Despite the challenging market environment such...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor develops smart fingerprint technology to unlock and start vehicles

27 December 2018

Hyundai Motor Company announced the world’s first smart fingerprint technology that allows drivers to not only unlock doors but also start the vehicle. Hyundai plans to implement the technology initially in Santa Fe SUV model that is to be released in...


Hyundai planning EV plant for Indonesia - report

21 December 2018

Hyundai Motor plans to start producing electric vehicles in Indonesia as part of a big investment plan for the country, according to a Reuters report citing remarks by a senior government minister.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai to increase prices across models in India

21 December 2018

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s largest passenger car exporter and second largest car manufacturer since inception announced a price increase up to INR30,000 (US$429) on account of increase in input costs. The new prices will be effective from...


just-auto Plus only Ten Hyundai vehicles earn IIHS top safety pick rating

20 December 2018

For the second year in a row, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that Hyundai has the most combined Top Safety Pick+ and Top Safety Pick-rated vehicles in the automotive industry. The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is taking home its first-ever...


Hyundai and Global Group of Algeria to produce commercial vehicles

18 December 2018

Hyundai Motor Company and Global Group of Algeria signed an agreement to jointly produce Hyundai’s commercial vehicles in Algeria as Hyundai continues to expand its foothold in commercial vehicle businesses around the world.


Hyundai, government to provide support for struggling suppliers

17 December 2018

Hyundai Motor has set aside KRW1.67 trillion (US$1.47bn) to support struggling small and mid sized suppliers and help strengthen research and development across its domestic supply chain, according to local reports.


Hyundai targets 500k FCEVs per year by 2030

11 December 2018

Hyundai Motor hopes to lead the global fuel cell electric vehicle market with plans to produce 500,000 hydrogen fuelled vehicles per year in South Korea by 2030, executive vice-chairman Chung Eui-sun revealed in a statement to the local press.


Hyundai talks Croatia plant - reports

6 December 2018

Hyundai Motor Company is in talks for the launch a motor vehicle production plant in Croatia, Zagreb-based media reported.


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP rates nine new cars, Fiat Panda gets zero stars

6 December 2018

Euro NCAP released the safety ratings of nine cars. The Audi Q3 , BMW X5, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jaguar I-Pace, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60 and its partner, the Volvo S60, all achieve a maximum five-star rating. However, two FCA vehicles – Fiat’s aging Panda...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores four new models five star rating

6 December 2018

Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has released its latest round of ratings, highlighting strong safety performance across a range of brands and vehicle types. The Ford Focus, Hyundai Santa Fe, Genesis G70 and Jaguar I-Pace have all been awarded 5...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai global sales down 4.2% in November 2018

4 December 2018

Hyundai Motor Company announced its global sales results for November 2018, recording a total of 403,381 units sold, down 4.2% from a year earlier. Overseas sales dropped by 5% year-over-year, posting 339,250 units, due to faltering demand in China. Despite...


South Korean sales flat in November, exports drop

3 December 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined rose by just 0.3% to 139,862 units in November from 140,132 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Hyundai begins roll-out of new Palisade

3 December 2018

Hyundai Motor said on Friday it had received close to 3,500 orders for its newly-launched Palisade flagship SUV on the first day of pre-orders.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India sales drops 0.67% in November 2018

3 December 2018

Hyundai Motor India the country’s second largest car manufacturer and number one exporter since inception registered the domestic sales of 43,709 units for the month of November 2018. Commenting on the November sales Vikas Jain, national sales head -...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai-Kia announces overseas leadership appointments

30 November 2018

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have announced leadership appointments at key overseas operations to strengthen organisational agility to adapt to a rapidly changing business environment. The appointments will take effect 1 December...


Hyundai-Kia sales recover in China, struggle in US

20 November 2018

South Korea's Hyundai Motor and its domestic affiliate Kia Motors have enjoyed moderate sales rebounds in China this year after suffering sharp declines in 2017, after dealers were targeted by boycotts and protests following the Beijing government's anger at Korea's deployment of the US THAAD missile defence shield.

Hyundai news

New York auto show world debuts - Hyundai QX

18 February 2019

Even though this year's biggest and most important motor show opens just a few days ahead of it,...


EC green lights Stena and Glovis joint venture

8 February 2019

European Commission (EC) officials have approved, through the EU Merger Regulation, the creation...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor global sales down 7.7% in January 2019

4 February 2019

Hyundai Motor Company announced its global sales results for January 2019, recording a total of 3...


Hyundai agrees cheap labour plant in Gwangju

1 February 2019

Hyundai Motor has agreed a deal with the South Korean city of Gwangju to build a low cost assembl...


Hyundai planning 1,500 job cuts in China

30 January 2019

Hyundai Motor plans to cut 1,500 jobs at its Beijing Hyundai vehicle manufacturing joint venture...


Hyundai agrees new sales joint venture in Vietnam

28 January 2019

Hyundai Motor last week agreed to set up a new sales joint venture in Vietnam to help lift sales...



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