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Stinger GT S - is the 168 mph Kia still relevant?

28 July 2020

Soon to reach the mid-point of its life cycle, some would say the Kia Stinger has become something of a glorious anachronism. It's rear-wheel drive, decidedly non-digital, and in GT S form has a high-revving turbo V6 which can push it to an insane top speed.


Welcome back, dieselgate - the week

19 June 2020

Dieselgate has reared its ugly ahead again, this time in the UK, getting on for five years after Volkswagen admitted cheating on US emissions testing, sparking a saga that has cost it billions in fines and other costs, such as setting up the nationwide EV recharging network Electrify America, led to tens of thousands of perfectly functional cars being parked in the desert, put executives in US jails as German prosecutors tried to achieve likewise (with less success) this side of the Atlantic and generally tarnished its reputation. But this week's news was not about VW.


EU sales data shocks include Volvo outselling Fiat

17 April 2020

ACEA data for calendar Q1 in the European region reveal some astonishing changes in brand rankings. That includes Volvo easily outselling Fiat in March and Nissan being fewer than 500 vehicles behind all of FCA.


How COVID-19 is impacting Kia future models

14 April 2020

Will the expected sharp fall in Q1 profit delay Kia Motors' relentless roll out of ever more cars and SUVs? To an extent yes, although that has already happened due to many factories being offline. The US and European downturns are now severe but fortunately South Korea and China are on the up, so planned vehicle programmes will probably continue, albeit delayed in some cases.

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


UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

4 August 2020

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automotive sector


South Korean sales rise 10% year on year in July

4 August 2020

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined increased by just over 10% to 144,422 units in July 2020 from 131,135 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


just-auto Plus only Kia Motors announces July 2020 global sales

4 August 2020

Kia Motors Corporation recorded global sales of 219,901 units in July 2020, a 3 percent decrease compared to the same period last year. The Sportage...


Hyundai begins acquisition of St Petersburg GM plant

28 July 2020

Hyundai Motor has taken an "initial step" to acquire General Motors' plant in St Petersburg, Russia, according to local reports.


Hyundai modifies HVAC to improve air quality

27 July 2020

Hyundai Motor Group has announced new technology to improve the quality of air in vehicles.


Kia Motors Q2 2020 vehicle sales fall 28%

27 July 2020

Hyundai Motor affiliate Kia Motors' global vehicle sales in Q2 2020 fell 27.8% year on year as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted auto demand around the world.


Hyundai targets 10% share of global EV market by 2025

15 July 2020

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) said it was targeting a 10% share of the global electric vehicle (EV) market by 2025, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Futuristic and versatile interior for new Kia Carnival

13 July 2020

Kia Motors Corporation has revealed the interior of the new Kia Carnival in a series of images showing the new vehicle in Korean specification. Based on the interior design concept of ‘Spatial Talents’, the new Carnival – the brand’s...


just-auto Plus only Start of production for new Kia Sorento Hybrid

9 July 2020

Kia has started production of its new Sorento Hybrid, representing the first application of electrified power in Kia’s global flagship SUV. Built to Kia’s exacting production standards, the new fourth-generation Sorento is manufactured at...


just-auto Plus only Kia launches ‘Live Stream Showroom’ to offer customers an innovative digital experience

7 July 2020

Kia Motors Corporation has announced the launch of ‘Live Stream Showroom’, a new online platform that offers customers access to personalized virtual viewings in select Kia dealerships. The new platform was introduced initially in...


just-auto Plus only Kia Canada reports best month ever in Canadian history

6 July 2020

Amid a turbulent and declining market, Kia Canada is proud to have achieved their best month ever in its over 20-year history in Canada. Highlights: Kia Canada reports sales of 8,647 units in the month of June with a 7% YoY increase, following on the...


just-auto Plus only Kia introduces K5, the all-new 2021 mid-size sedan, with inspired design, thoughtful tech and advanced driver safety

1 July 2020

Kia Motors America (KMA) announced the arrival of the Kia K5, an all-new mid-sized sedan, a result of Kia’s unstoppable passion to craft an exceptional driver experience that delivers The Power To Surprise at every turn. Innovation arrives in Canada...


just-auto Plus only Repsol and Kia sign an agreement to give new momentum to electric mobility

26 June 2020

Repsol and Kia have signed an agreement for the installation of charging points for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles as well as other services associated with electric mobility for individuals, companies and dealers. Thus, Repsol becomes Kia’s...


Kia Motors shows KA4 series Carnival-Sedona

24 June 2020

A new generation of Kia Motors' big MPV/minivan has been revealed online. The KA4 series model will again be sold as the Carnival in South Korea and many other countries, while the Sedona name should be retained for North America.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor, Kia motors and LG chem launch global competition to invest in ev and battery start-ups

23 June 2020

The companies said they aim to select start-ups with technological capabilities to help the development of future nonpolluting cars through the competition, called EV and Battery Challenge. Selected start-ups will have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand...


Michael Cole appointed Hyundai Europe CEO

22 June 2020

Hyundai says Michael Cole will join the European regional headquarters as president and CEO, starting 1 July, 2020.


Kia Motors partners with Google Cloud to develop AI-based owner’s manual app

19 June 2020

Kia Motors Corporation has announced the launch of a ‘Kia Owner's Manual App’, an AI-based owner’s manual developed in partnership with Google Cloud and Megazone.


just-auto Plus only Next-generation Kia Carnival to debut this summer

19 June 2020

Kia Motors Corporation has hinted at the design of the brand’s fourth-generation Carnival flagship minivan today. Released in Korean specification, the all-new Carnival - sold in many markets worldwide as the Kia Sedona - will appeal to progressive...


Kia to begin expanding Slovakian engine plant

15 June 2020

Hyundai Motor Group's Kia Motors said it was ready to begin investing an additional EUR70m (US$79m) expanding its engine factory in Slovakia.


Kia Motors closes two plants due to coronavirus

11 June 2020

Hyundai Motor Group affiliate Kia Motors, South Korea's second largest carmaker by sales, halted its two domestic plants today (11 June) after two workers at the plants near Seoul were confirmed to have contracted coronavirus.


just-auto Plus only Kia reveals new UVO Connect ‘Phase II’ connected car features

11 June 2020

Kia Motors is expanding its range of UVO Connect services offered to European drivers. A series of new ‘Phase II’ features are due to be rolled out to many models in Kia’s European line-up over the coming months, enhancing vehicle...


Hyundai Motor Group reinvents the heat pump

10 June 2020

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have announced details of an innovative heat pump system used in both brands' global electric vehicle (EV) range to maximise all electric driving range in low temperatures.


Hyundai-Kia global EV sales continue to surge

9 June 2020

Hyundai Motor Group announced an almost 58% rise in global sales of electric vehicles in the first five months of 2020, to 40,182 units from 25,454 in the same period of last year.


Hyundai-Kia US sales rebound in May from April low

4 June 2020

Hyundai Motor Group reported an 18% fall in US vehicle sales to 104,786 units in May from 128,296 units a year earlier, as the COVID-19 coronavirus continued to impact demand in the world’s second-largest automotive market.


Hyundai May sales down globally, up domestically

1 June 2020

Hyundai Motor said its provisional May sales fell 39% year on year to 217,510 vehicles globally, as the coronavirus outbreak continued to hit demand in key markets.


South Korean automakers to cut output

28 May 2020

Hyundai-Kia is to reduce output at Korean factories in response to lower demand in overseas markets.


just-auto Plus only Kia Motors announces upgrade to fourth-generation Kia Rio

26 May 2020

Kia Motors has announced a significant upgrade to the fourth-generation Kia Rio. Upgraded Rio features Kia’s first petrol mild-hybrid powertrain ‘Clutch-by-wire’ intelligent manual transmission increases efficiency Efficiency...


Hyundai-Kia overseas plants restart operations

13 May 2020

Hyundai Motor Group on Tuesday said it had resumed operations at most of its overseas plants amid signs that the global COVID-19 pandemic may have passed its peak.


Hyundai boss reviews new Samsung all solid state EV batteries

13 May 2020

Samsung Group and Hyundai Motor Group held a top level meeting on Wednesday (13 May) to discuss possible collaboration in the electric vehicle segment, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Kia Motors Europe outlines plans for EV sales growth

13 May 2020

Kia Motors outlines further details of its shift towards electrification, following record sales of the brand’s electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe in the first quarter of 2020. Highlights: Battery EVs account for 6 per cent of Kia’s total...

Kia news

UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

4 August 2020

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automot...


South Korean sales rise 10% year on year in July

4 August 2020

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined increased by just over 10% t...


just-auto Plus only Kia Motors announces July 2020 global sales

4 August 2020

Kia Motors Corporation recorded global sales of 219,901 units in July 2020, a 3 percent decrease...


Stinger GT S - is the 168 mph Kia still relevant?

28 July 2020

Soon to reach the mid-point of its life cycle, some would say the Kia Stinger has become somethin...


Hyundai begins acquisition of St Petersburg GM plant

28 July 2020

Hyundai Motor has taken an "initial step" to acquire General Motors' plant in St Petersburg, Russ...


Hyundai modifies HVAC to improve air quality

27 July 2020

Hyundai Motor Group has announced new technology to improve the quality of air in vehicles. Th...



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