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2nd electric car expo launches on Jeju Island

The second International Electric Vehicle Expo (IEVE) kicked off Friday on Jeju Island for a 10-day run, attracting automakers and experts from around the world."We will see to it that this year will mark the start of the commercialization of electric cars on Jeju Island ... and by the end...

Updated : 2015.03.06 15:04

Renault Samsung seeks to sell 1,000 electric cars in S. Korea

Renault Samsung Motor Co., the local unit of French automaker Renault S.A., said Friday it plans to sell 1,000 units of its electric vehicles (EVs) in South Korea this year in a bid to become an industry leader in the country's battery-powered car market. "The company's annual sales goal f...

Updated : 2015.03.06 14:06

Ssangyong Motor may go all-in on SUV market

Ssangyong Motor on Tuesday said the company is planning to revamp its flagship large sedan the Chairman into a sport utility vehicle model, hinting at the company’s future direction as an all-SUV mak...

Updated : 2015.03.04 20:03

Foreign small cars woo young Korean drivers

Spotting small-sized foreign cars in the Korean streets will be more common this year as foreign car manufacturers are competing to debut their smaller models in different segments, targeting young Ko...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:10

Peugeot cuts compact SUV prices

Peugeot is seeking to dominate Korea’s compact sport utility vehicle market with reinforced lineups and a discounted price for its signature New Peugeot 2008 models. Hanbul Motors, the official impor...

Updated : 2015.03.02 20:17

Chevrolet Trax wins safety award in U.S.

The 2015 Chevrolet Trax, General Motors’ small sport utility vehicle, won the top safety award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the United States on Feb. 24, GM Korea said in a press ...

Updated : 2015.03.01 18:24

Korea’s new diesel emissions standards lure global truck makers

As Korea started applying tighter emission standards, Euro 6, to new diesel-powered commercial vehicles weighing more than 3.5 metric tons, from January this year, foreign truck makers are seeking to ...

Updated : 2015.03.01 18:23

Hyundai Motor's Accent tops subcompact market in China in Jan.

Hyundai Motor Co.'s Accent topped the subcompact car market in China in terms of sales last month, reflecting its growing appeal among local customers keen on quality and affordability, industry data showed Friday.  Hyundai Motor sold a total of 26,515 units of the Accent last month in C...

Updated : 2015.02.27 10:09

Low oil prices unlikely to hurt hybrid car sales much: Toyota Korea

Fuel efficiency is one of major factors for people to consider when buying hybrid vehicles, but there are many other elements that could keep customers interested in such environmentally friendly cars that generate less emission and less driving noise, the head of the South Korean unit of ...

Updated : 2015.02.26 14:12

Major supercar brands to join Seoul Motor Show

 Major supercar brands will join the 2015 Seoul Motor Show to be held at KINTEX in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province, from April 3-12, the exhibition’s organizing committee said Tuesday. The committee said d...

Updated : 2015.02.24 20:22

Hyundai aims to widen client pool with turbo-added 2015 Sonata

South Korea's top carmaker Hyundai Motor Co. is, without a doubt, best known at home for its Sonata midsize sedan lineup, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year since the name first entered the market in 1985.   So far, the carmaker, under the wings of the world's No. 5 auto gia...

Updated : 2015.02.24 17:49

S. Korean car buyers in 20s shrink amid job hunt struggles

South Koreans in their 20s have been cutting back on buying cars over the past four years as they cope with tough job-searching amid adverse business conditions, industry data showed Tuesday.   Last year, a total of 109,671 vehicles were purchased by people in their 20s here, down 1.7 pe...

Updated : 2015.02.24 10:30

Kia's Soul EV becomes best-selling electric car in S. Korea last year

Kia Motors Corp.'s Soul electric vehicle was the most widely sold model among battery-powered cars in South Korea last year, data showed Monday, with two other local autos ranking second and third.   A total of 414 units of the Soul EV were sold here in 2014, taking up more than a third ...

Updated : 2015.02.23 11:13

BMW Premium Selection celebrates 10th anniversary

German luxury carmaker BMW is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Premium Selection collection. With the success of its premium used-car dealerships, the company has reinforced its checkup service...

Updated : 2015.02.22 18:26

Tivoli sales going strong

The Tivoli, Ssangyong Motor’s new flagship compact SUV, is gaining popularity well beyond market expectations, analysts say. According to market insiders, 9,500 oders for the Tivoli were received by ...

Updated : 2015.02.22 18:21