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S. Korean tapped to head global car manufacturers organization

The head of South Korea's Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA) was picked Thursday as the new chairman of an international body tasked with sharing of information among leading carmakers around the world.   Kim Yong-geun was named to head the Paris-based International Organi...

Updated : 2014.10.23 19:18

Carmakers wary of Korea’s sunroof safety investigation

Global carmakers may soon have to revise their sunroofs as related safety standards are expected to be toughened in the coming years following the South Korean government’s recent findings about ceramic coating weakening glass. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transpo...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:46

Kia holds largest-ever global dealers’ meeting in Seoul

Kia Motors is holding its largest-ever gathering of global dealers in Seoul this week, with more than 260 representatives from the carmaker’s global operations and dealers from 110 countries in attendance. The five-day event, which kicked off Monday and continues through Friday, consists ...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:55

Hyundai R&D Motor Show inspires suppliers, rivals

HWASEONG, Gyeonggi Province ― Nearly 100 vehicles were displayed last week at Hyundai Motor Group’s research and development center in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province. Along with the latest models of Hy...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:53

Porsche Korea starts maintenance campaign

Porsche Korea will launch a maintenance service campaign for classic car owners to help enhance their Porsche experience, officials said Sunday. According to the Korean unit of the German sports carma...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:52

Ferrari fans sue Facebook, carmaker

A Swiss father and his son who gained millions of Facebook followers through their Ferrari SpA fan pages sued the social media company and the carmaker claiming they teamed up to illegally seize control of the websites.The lawsuit filed in California state court follows earlier legal spats...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:52

Volkswagen to recall 581,090 cars in China after probe

Volkswagen AG will recall about 1.02 million cars in China and the U.S. to fix possible defects related to the rear suspension.Europe’s largest automaker informed the National Highway Transport Safety Administration that 400,602 Jetta sedans built from 2011 to 2013 and 41,663 Beetle model...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:52

GM top lawyer to retire for slow recall

Michael Millikin, General Motors Co.’s top lawyer, will retire next year. The general counsel had been criticized after an investigation blamed his department for the company’s slow response to a fa...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:52

GM Korea celebrates 12th anniversary

GM Korea, the local unit of the U.S.-based General Motors, on Friday celebrates its 12th year in Korea. According to officials on Thursday, the company’s president and CEO Sergio Rocha visited the ca...

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:55

Lexus NX 300h offers eco-friendly ride

The Lexus NX 300h, the first-ever compact sports utility vehicle by Toyota’s premium brand, is the latest object of desire among motor enthusiasts. Launched on Oct. 6, the hybrid vehicle has an “agg...

Updated : 2014.10.12 20:52

Tesla falls after Musk fails to dazzle

Tesla Motors Inc. shares dropped to their lowest level in more than two months after last night’s unveiling of an all-wheel drive Model S and driver-assisting tools.Chief executive officer Elon Musk had created a buzz around the event by tweeting about it on Oct. 1. The debut of the newes...

Updated : 2014.10.12 20:52

Hyundai outpaces Porsche, Audi in brand value index

Hyundai Motor succeeded for the first time in joining the top 40 global brands as ranked by Interbrand, a leading global brand consultancy, on Thursday. The Korean carmaker ranked 40th in the latest B...

Updated : 2014.10.09 19:45

Korean partners vital: BMW

YEONGJONGDO ISLAND, Incheon ― BMW Group on Tuesday pledged to enhance its partnerships with Korean stakeholder groups in creating a whole new ecosystem for its i Series cars and promoting the nascent...

Updated : 2014.10.07 21:12

LF Sonata plug-in ‘almost indigenous’

Hyundai Motor Group vice chairman Yang Woong-chul on Tuesday said the carmaker’s up-and-coming LF Sonata plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will be released next year as scheduled, and that they would ...

Updated : 2014.10.07 21:12

Global carmakers beef up output in Hungary

BUDAPEST ― Hungarian officials were disappointed when Hyundai Motor decided to locate its European production base in the Czech Republic in 2006.In a highly publicized bidding war, the two countries ...

Updated : 2014.10.05 21:00