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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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Iranian customs hold up 15,000 new imported cars

19 September 2017

Some 15,000 cars are held up at customs in Iran for regulatory reasons, according to a local media report.


Iranian car output up 22% in five months

19 September 2017

Fresh data on Iranian car production showed a 21.8% growth during the first five months of the current fiscal year that started in March, a local report said.


Hyundai Motor America names new president and CEO

18 September 2017

Hyundai Motor America has named Kyung Soo Lee as president and CEO effective today (18 September).


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


Hyundai, Kia close US plants due to hurricane Irma

12 September 2017

Hyundai and Kia announced the temporary closure of their vehicle assembly plants located in the south-eastern US, to minimise any damage from hurricane Irma.


Hyundai appoints new China CEO

7 September 2017

Hyundai Motor has appointed a new head of China operations in the hope of turning around its fortunes in the world's largest vehicle market.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai joins Technion/KAIST over future mobility

6 September 2017

Hyundai Motor has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) to conduct joint R&D projects around future mobility technologies. The company and...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US sales dip 25% in August 2017

4 September 2017

Hyundai Motor America reported August sales of Hyundai and Genesis branded vehicles of 54,310 units, a 25% decline compared with the company's best all-time August in 2016. The monthly sales decline continues to be attributed to a substantial reduction in...


just-auto Plus only New Hyundai Sonata earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

1 September 2017

In one of the industry's most demanding vehicle tests, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata earned the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's highest accolade for safety, receiving a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with optional front crash prevention...


Hyundai resumes China operations

31 August 2017

Hyundai Motor has said it has resumed vehicle production in China after it was forced to shut down its operations because local component manufacturers had stopped deliveries over payment arrears.


2017 CHENGDU SHOW - world premieres [updated]

30 August 2017

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at CDMS 2017, the 20th Chengdu motor show. This list has now been updated with Qoros' premieres.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai US appoints communications group manager

29 August 2017

The communications team at Hyundai Motor America has added Hyundai veteran Brandon Ramirez as the senior group manager of Product Communications. In this role, Brandon is responsible for communicating the attributes of Hyundai's entire product lineup to...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai names new product public relations manager

25 August 2017

Hyundai Motor America named Michele Tinson manager of Midwest product public relations. Tinson is responsible for furthering Hyundai's presence and products in the Midwest and will be responsible for ride and drive events, product launches, press...


just-auto Plus only Hyundai India launches next gen Verna

25 August 2017

Hyundai Motor India, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and leading passenger car exporter, launched the much-awaited 5th Generation Super Performer Brand - The Next Gen ‘Verna’. With over 8.8m customers in 66 countries....


Hyundai Santa Cruz pick-up will be built

23 August 2017

An executive with Hyundai Motor America has stated in an interview that the division will gain a pick-up truck. This ends speculation which has been rife ever since the company developed the Santa Cruz, a concept which debuted at the 2015 Detroit auto show.


Hyundai Motor previews new fuel cell vehicle

17 August 2017

Hyundai Motor has offered an early glimpse of its next generation fuel cell vehicle, well ahead of the hydrogen-powered SUVs official launch early next year.


Hyundai Motor eyes electric bus opportunity

17 August 2017

Hyundai Motor recently unveiled its new all-electric-powered bus, which it plans to put into mass production next year.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai reveals details of nextgen FCEV

17 August 2017

Hyundai Motor has offered an early glimpse of its next generation fuel cell vehicle, well ahead of the hydrogen-powered SUV’s official launch early next year. At a special preview event held in Seoul, the near-production-ready version exhibited its...


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...

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Iranian customs hold up 15,000 new imported cars

19 September 2017

Some 15,000 cars are held up at customs in Iran for regulatory reasons, according to a local medi...


Iranian car output up 22% in five months

19 September 2017

Fresh data on Iranian car production showed a 21.8% year on year growth during the first five mon...


Hyundai Motor America names new president and CEO

18 September 2017

Hyundai Motor America has named Kyung Soo Lee as president and CEO effective today (18 September)...


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important producti...


Hyundai, Kia close US plants due to hurricane Irma

12 September 2017

Hyundai and Kia announced the temporary closure of their vehicle assembly plants located in the s...


Hyundai appoints new China CEO

7 September 2017

Hyundai Motor has appointed a new head of China operations in the hope of turning around its fort...



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