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ANALYSIS - Hyundai future models Part 2

16 Mar 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The second of two features which looks at the current and future models of Hyundai Motor Company is a focus on the brand's SUVs, minivans/MPVs, electrified passenger vehicles and a sole future pick-up. This follows the recent in-depth analysis of HMC's cars.

ANALYSIS - Hyundai future models Part 1

15 Mar 2018 | Glenn Brooks

In 2018, HMC aims to sell 4.68 million vehicles worldwide, compared to the 4.51 million units it delivered in 2017. After suffering a substantial setback in the Chinese market last year and to a lesser extent in the USA too, the company has been investing heavily in new and additional models, especially SUVs.

Sorento shows why Kia is outselling Nissan in Britain and Germany

7 Mar 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Has the Qashqai, which was once well supported by the Juke and Micra, lost its way? In February, Nissan UK saw brand deliveries crash by 54%, while rivals made gains. Kia was one of those, its monthly registrations being strong enough to surpass the long-time Asian number one brand in Britain. In Germany too, it's a similar story.

ANALYSIS - SsangYong future models and platforms

22 Feb 2018 | Glenn Brooks

SsangYong Motor remains a small firm and yet it was able to outsell Renault Samsung Motors in the home market last year, rising to third position from fourth in 2016. Europe and China remain tricky markets, though, and SsangYong has not mentioned its planned entry to the US for some time.

Can Kia open up A-SUV segment with Picanto X-Line?

13 Feb 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Ford, with its just-announced Ka+ Active, isn’t the only manufacturer trying to see if Europeans can be tempted by tiny crossovers. Kia Motors is in this segment already with the new Picanto X-Line.

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Posco in lithium partnership with Australia’s Pilbara

12 Mar 2018 | Staff reporter

South Korea's Posco has acquired a 4.75% stake and convertible bonds in Australian lithium producer Pilbara Minerals, according to reports in South Korea.

South Korea imports jump 23% in February

9 Mar 2018 | Staff reporter

Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea jumped by 23% to 19,928 units in February from 16,122 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association (KAIDA).

GM Korea debt piling up

7 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Media reports in South Korea suggest that General Motors' Korean operations are facing mounting debt as GM struggles to find agreement on restructuring after announcing that one assembly plant is to close.

Kumho union protests sale to Chinese firm

7 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

The Korea Development Bank's (KDP) decision to sell the assets of Kumho Tire to Chinese tyremaker Double Star continues to meet opposition from the labour union of Kumho Tire, which will stage a partial strike this week. A bigger general strike could follow next week, the union says.

South Korean domestic sales fall 12% in February

5 Mar 2018 | Staff reporter

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers combined fell by 11.9% to 105,432 units in February from 119,612 units a year earlier, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.

Ex-BMW M execs to drive Hyundai's new N division

2 Mar 2018 | Staff reporter

Hyundai Motor has officially launched a new division to grow its motorsport and high performance car operations.

GM Korea axes white collar staff - report

1 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors Korea reportedly has started making white collar job cuts.

GM proposes 10-year plan for Korea plants - reports

22 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

According to reports, General Motors has proposed investing almost US$3bn into its loss-making South Korean operations over the next ten years and has asked Seoul to also provide funds.

Eyes turn to GM's remaining Korean facilities

20 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

Following General Motors’ decision to close its assembly plant in Gunsan, attention is now turning to GM's remaining factories in South Korea.

GM reportedly allocates two new models to Korea plants

20 Feb 2018 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors plans to produce two new models in South Korea, according to media reports.

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