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New York auto show world debuts - Cadillac CT5

18 March 2019

Even though AutoShanghai opens to the media on 16 April, there will still be quite a few important vehicle premieres on the following day 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


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.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai implements new Sonata on new vehicle platform

15 March 2019

Hyundai Motor announced that it has implemented its third-generation vehicle platform to the new generation Sonata scheduled to go on sale later this month. The new platform will improve the market competitiveness of Hyundai’s newest Sonata and future...


Mobis in Chinese AI partnership; Hyundai launches light-weight platform

14 March 2019

South Korea's leading automotive components manufacturer, Hyundai Mobis, said it would invest KRW5.5bn (US$4.9m) in Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) start-up DeepGlint, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only NHTSA and IIHS reports on AEB equipped by automakers

14 March 2019

Ten automakers report equipping more than half of the vehicles they produced between 1 September 2017, and 31 August 2018, with automatic emergency braking (AEB), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for...


South Korea deregulates LPG car segment

13 March 2019

South Korea enacted legislation this week which allows private motorists to buy vehicles powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), in response to rising environmental concerns in the country.


Hyundai axes oldest Chinese assembly plant

7 March 2019

Hyundai will close its oldest plant in China as early as next month due to plummeting sales in the world's biggest market, South Korean media reported.


South Korean sales fall 1% in February, +2% YTD

5 March 2019

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers declined by 1.1% to 104,307 units in February from 105,432 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


GENEVA - Political headwinds dampen sales growth hopes

5 March 2019

Political headwinds across Europe are dampening any hopes of growth in vehicle sales this year.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor develops smartphone based Digital Key

5 March 2019

Hyundai Motor Group announced the development of a ‘Digital Key’, which allows users to unlock and start their Hyundai vehicle via their smartphone. Replacing a traditional physical key, the new Digital Key can be downloaded via an app and used by...


Hyundai eyes China capacity cuts as Ford lays off workers

4 March 2019

Hyundai Motor, whose sales are falling in China, is considering cutting capacity at its factories in its biggest market, chief executive Lee Won-hee has said, according to Reuters sources. Meanwhile, Ford's joint venture in China has quietly begun dismissing thousands of its 20,000 workers due to weak vehicle sales, according to the New York Times.


Hyundai-Kia to fit black boxes, develops app key

4 March 2019

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors announced jointly all future vehicles will come with built-in video recording systems, more commonly referred to as black boxes.


Hyundai-Kia recall 533,000 vehicles in US

4 March 2019

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors announced plans to recall around 533,000 vehicles in the US due to a risk of engine fire, according to media reports.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor global sales down 0.3% in February 2019

4 March 2019

Hyundai Motor Company announced its global sales results for February 2019, during which a total of 313,172 units were sold, up 0.3% Y/y Korea Sales Domestic sales recorded a 6.4% year-over-year increase in February, reaching 53,406 units. Hyundai’s...


Hyundai lifts R&D spend by 60% to "lead global change"

28 February 2019

Hyundai Motor Company announced plans to spend KRW45.3 trillion (US$40bn) in R&D over the next five years, as it looks to lead some of the "paradigm changes" the automotive industry faces in the next decade.


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.

Hyundai news

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-...


New York auto show world debuts - Cadillac CT5

18 March 2019

Even though AutoShanghai opens to the media on 16 April, there will still be quite a few importan...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai implements new Sonata on new vehicle platform

15 March 2019

Hyundai Motor announced that it has implemented its third-generation vehicle platform to the new...


Mobis in Chinese AI partnership; Hyundai launches light-weight platform

14 March 2019

South Korea's leading automotive components manufacturer, Hyundai Mobis, said it would invest KRW...


just-auto Plus only NHTSA and IIHS reports on AEB equipped by automakers

14 March 2019

Ten automakers report equipping more than half of the vehicles they produced between 1 September...


South Korea deregulates LPG car segment

13 March 2019

South Korea enacted legislation this week which allows private motorists to buy vehicles powered...



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