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

28 Jul 2020 | Glenn Brooks

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.

Will Renault keep or kill Samsung?

13 May 2020 | Glenn Brooks

Even as HMG idles plants due to stalled sales in the US and Europe, the South Korean giant's home market is on the up for the second month in a row. Hyundai was down but Kia rose yet the brand which set the charts alight was Samsung. After April deliveries rocketed by 78 per cent, the Renault-controlled company has become the number three make.

How COVID-19 is impacting Kia future models

14 Apr 2020 | Glenn Brooks

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.

Will Hyundai be the big winner when COVID-19 ends?

8 Apr 2020 | Glenn Brooks

Blink and you risk missing a major shift in global car markets. As recently as February, Hyundai sold just 6,066 cars in China. This month, an accelerating recovery means the country will almost certainly displace the collapsing US as the brand's No.2 market behind Korea. With many new models headed for the launchpad in all regions, Hyundai is ready for all eventualities.

Hyundai readies Genesis for post-COVID era

6 Apr 2020 | Glenn Brooks

Having been busy for a number of years with preparations for an arsenal of high-end Genesis models, Hyundai now finds itself in a bind. Should the company pull forward the launch of this premium division in China, or continue with the slowly-slowly approach that has seen Genesis restricted mainly to the USA, Canada and South Korea?

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Ex-PSA man to lead Hyundai powertrain tech

25 Sep 2020 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has announced it has appointed Alain Raposo as Executive Vice President in charge of its Powertrain Tech Unit at the Group’s Research and Development Division. Prior to joining HMG, he was in charge of developing powertrain, battery and chassis at Groupe PSA.

Renault Samsung to halt production until 18 October

25 Sep 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Renault Samsung Motors confirmed it plans to suspend production at its only assembly plant until mid October to slow the build-up of inventory.

Renault Samsung to export XM3 to Europe from 2020

24 Sep 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

South Korea's Renault Samsung Motors announced this week it plans to export its XM3 SUV model to Europe from next year to help lift production volumes and utilisation at its plant in Busan.

Hyundai unveils Ioniq cabin concept for future EVs

24 Sep 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Hyundai Motor this week unveiled the Ioniq concept cabin, its latest vehicle interior concept developed in partnership with LG Electronics for future models to be sold under its recently-launched Ioniq electric vehicle (EV) brand.

Kia Covid plants resume work

23 Sep 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Kia Motors said on Wednesday two of its eight domestic plants returned to normal operations following days of suspension due to coronavirus cases.

Kia launches ‘rent from dealer’ service

22 Sep 2020 | Dave Leggett

Kia has launched a new mobility service, ‘KiaMobility’. To start, it is being launched in Italy and Russia.

Hyundai agrees wage freeze with unions

22 Sep 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Hyundai Motor said it has reached an agreement with its labour union this week to freeze wages this year to help the company cope with the impact of the coronavirus.

Kia halts two plants due to COVID-19 infections

18 Sep 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Kia Motors has suspended operations at two vehicle assembly plants located near Seoul until next week after a number of COVID-19 infections were confirmed among its staff.

LG Chem to spin off EV battery division

17 Sep 2020 | Graeme Roberts

LG Chem plans to spin off its battery business into a separate, independent company, according to local reports citing a regulatory filing by the company.

Hyundai to supply electric trucks for local deliveries in Thailand

17 Sep 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Hyundai Glovis, a logistics company affiliated with Hyundai Motor Group, signed a deal with a leading Thai conglomerate, Charoen Pokphand Group, to provide logistics services.

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