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2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts

15 January 2019

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.


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.


CES - Kia readies for the post-autonomous era

9 January 2019

What to do once autonomous cars are everywhere and no human driving is required?


Interior design and technology – Kia Ceed

18 December 2018

The third iteration of the Kia Ceed, previously known as Cee’d, arrived on our shores last August. Like its predecessors, the C-segment hatchback has been designed and engineered in Europe. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look at the latest incarnation to discover what’s new.

Latest interviews


GENEVA INTERVIEW - Kia Motors Europe's Michael Cole

6 March 2018

Kia Motors Europe is cautiously optimistic that it can break through the 500,000 sales barrier this year with numbers already running 6% ahead of last year which ended with 472,000 sales.


Chief designer for Kia Motors Europe on the Optima Sportswagon interior

3 April 2017

The arrival of Kia’s fourth-generation Optima as an estate in the UK last year – along with a plug-in hybrid version - gave the Korean automaker two new opportunities to expand its business in Europe. Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed an Optima Sportswagon to take a closer look and got the inside story from Gregory Guillaume, Kia Motors’ chief designer for Europe.


Hyundai-Kia design chief outlines car design philosophy - Interview

18 October 2016

There is a corner of the Korean auto industry which, if not forever German, is taking on an increasingly strong Teutonic influence. just-auto catches up with Hyundai-Kia design chief Peter Schreyer and his colleagues.


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.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores Kia Cerato S five-star rating

14 January 2019

Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has completed its assessment of the Kia Cerato, awarding two separate ratings for the popular small car. A five-star ANCAP safety rating has been achieved by all variants with the exception of...


CES 2019 - Kia to show 'emotion recognition tech'

20 December 2018

Kia Motors says it will preview a range of new technologies developed for the post-autonomous driving era at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month.


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.


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.


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...


New Kia Soul EV world debut electrifies Los Angeles show

29 November 2018

Kia Motors unveiled the new Soul EV in Los Angeles with a new liquid cooled, lithium ion polymer 64kWh battery which is expected to mean much less need for daily charging, and with Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast-charge as standard equipment.


Kia drip feeds more of its new Soul

21 November 2018

More details of Kia's full redesign of the Soul model line have been announced ahead of its global debut the Los Angeles auto show which opens next week.


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 and Kia enter new pan-European strategic partnership with Vodafone

14 November 2018

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have entered a new pan-European strategic partnership with Vodafone to provide customers with fully-connected in-car infotainment and connected car service.


Hyundai-Kia to invest another US$250m in Grab

7 November 2018

Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings, which claims to be southeast Asia's leading O2O (online to offline) mobile platform, announced an agreement under which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will invest an additional US$250m into Grab and establish a partnership to pilot EV programs in the region.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor and Grab to improve EV adoption in Southeast Asia

7 November 2018

Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings (Grab), Southeast Asia’s leading O2O (online to offline) mobile platform, announced an agreement under which Hyundai Motor Company (“Hyundai”) and Kia Motors Corporation (“Kia”) will invest an...


South Korean sales rebound 24% in October

5 November 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined rebounded by over 24% to 139,557 units in October from 112,332 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only Global NCAP announces four new crash test results

5 November 2018

Global NCAP and the Automobile Association (AA) South Africa launched the second round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results with the welcome support of the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The four models tested show a wide range of safety...


Hyundai-Kia makes leadership changes

2 November 2018

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have announced key leadership appointments to drive global product strategy, design and R&D innovation as well as sales in the Russia and CIS region, effective 1 November 2018.


Hyundai Motor to introduce solar charging technology on vehicles

31 October 2018

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have announced plans to introduce solar charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.


Hyundai Motor Group testing wearable exoskeleton in US plants

22 October 2018

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), together with affiliate Kia Motors, said it was innovating with robotics technology through development of the Hyundai Vest Exoskeleton (H-VEX) wearable industrial robots.


just-auto Plus only IIHS scores 2018 Kia Rio top safety pick+ rating

8 October 2018

The 2018 Kia Rio, a minicar, earns the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with front crash prevention and newly available good-rated headlights. To qualify for the 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must...


South Korean sales fall 18% in September

3 October 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers combined fell by over 17.5% to 110,130 vehicles in September from 133,551 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Paris - Kia goes to Hollywood for eNiro promoter

2 October 2018

Kia's star of the Paris show came all the way from Hollywood - although not literally.


Kia global sales slide 6.4% in September

1 October 2018

Kia Motors said its September 2018 global sales fell 6.4% year on year to 233,708 units.


Hyundai-Kia ponders exports to SE Asia from China

3 September 2018

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors are considering exporting cars from China to south east Asia as they struggle with overcapacity in the world's largest vehicle market, according to South Korean reports.


Kia global sales flat in August

3 September 2018

Kia Motors Corporation sales worldwide in August 2018 of passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles dipped 0.2% year on year to 223,648 units.


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces ratings for 2018-2019 model minivans

16 August 2018

The Toyota Sienna stumbled, the Chrysler Pacifica turned in an acceptable performance and the Honda Odyssey finished strong in the Institute's passenger-side small overlap front crash test. The 2018–19 model minivans are the latest group to be put...


Carmakers keeping the diesel faith - Kia

25 July 2018

Diesels may have been demonised over the past couple of years but carmakers are keeping the faith even though sales have dipped in many markets.


Kia Niro EV with 280 miles range on sale in Korea

20 July 2018

Kia says its new fully electric Niro - with a claimed range of 280 miles on single charge - has now gone on sale in its home market. The car gets its European debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, with European sales to commence at the end of this year.


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 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.


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.

Kia news

2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts

15 January 2019

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores Kia Cerato S five-star rating

14 January 2019

Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has completed its assessment of...


2019 CES world debuts list

11 January 2019

OEMs, tech companies and suppliers announced multiple vehicle and technology world premieres at t...


CES - Kia readies for the post-autonomous era

9 January 2019

What to do once autonomous cars are everywhere and no human driving is required? Ask Kia Motor...


CES 2019 - Kia to show 'emotion recognition tech'

20 December 2018

Kia Motors says it will preview a range of new technologies developed for the post-autonomous dri...


Interior design and technology – Kia Ceed

18 December 2018

The third iteration of the Kia Ceed, previously known as Cee'd, arrived on our shores last Au...



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