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S. Korea's auto exports may dip for 2nd year

South Korea's auto exports are widely expected to decline for the second consecutive year in 2016, affected by a production disruption caused by a string of labor disputes at major automakers and a pr...

Updated : 2016.12.11 09:52

Korea's auto exports turn around in Nov. after 17-month lapse

South Korea's car exports turned around for the first time in 17 months in November on the back of increased production after the end of strikes at major carmakers, government data showed Thursday.The...

Updated : 2016.12.08 11:08

Korea's import vehicle sales dip 16% in Nov.

Sales of imported cars in South Korea slumped 15.8 percent last month from a year earlier, after an on-year rise the previous month, due to a supply shortage, industry data showed Tuesday.In November, 19,361 new imported cars were registered, according to the data from the Korea Automobile...

Updated : 2016.12.06 11:17

Chevrolet Malibu, SM6 named safest new cars of year

The Chevrolet Malibu and SM6 midsize sedans have been named safest cars of the year in an annual government safety assessment of new cars launched in South Korea, the transportation ministry said Monday.Both the Chevrolet Malibu and the SM6 received the highest points of 92.1 in the govern...

Updated : 2016.12.05 14:18

Advances by small carmakers to offer more value for money to S. Korean consumers

South Korea's auto market is set to witness one of the most significant and dramatic changes in years, but one that may greatly benefit local consumers, market observers said Friday.Ironically, however, such a dramatic and yet positive change will come from a relative retreat by two of the...

Updated : 2016.12.02 11:50

Hyundai, Kia see US sales grow 9% in November

Hyundai Motor Co. and its smaller affiliate, Kia Motors Corp., saw their combined sales in the United States grow 9 percent in November, thanks to strong sales in sport utility vehicles, industry data showed Thursday.The two South Korean auto giants sold a combined 115,011 units in the US ...

Updated : 2016.12.02 10:59

Hyundai G90 named finalist for North American Car of the Year

Hyundai Motor’s luxury sedan Genesis G90 will be competing with Chevelot’s Bolt and the Volvo S90 for the prestigious North American Car of the Year award, the company said Wednesday.The carmaker’s high-end vehicle, known as the Genesis EQ900 in South Korea, was named one of the three f...

Updated : 2016.12.01 13:38

Ssangyong Motor to recall 5,200 cars sold in Korea

Ssangyong Motor Co., the local unit of Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., is recalling some 5,200 vehicles sold here for issues related to the car's front bumper shock absorbers, the transport...

Updated : 2016.12.01 09:17

All 6 new cars pass interior air quality standards

All new cars launched in South Korea over the past 12 months have satisfied government standards on vehicle interior air quality, the transportation ministry said Tuesday.The government test checked the interior air quality of six new cars launched here between July 2015 and June 2016, acc...

Updated : 2016.11.29 11:41

Can Tesla, BYD boost Korean EV market?

The world’s two leading electric vehicle makers, Tesla Motors and BYD Auto Co, are set to hit the Korean market within this year. But questions remain over whether they can shake up the world‘s 10th...

Updated : 2016.11.27 18:28

[Behind the Wheel] Grandeur reconstructs Hyundai’s legacy

Forget about the Grandeur that you used to know. The old image of the luxury sedan for upper class, middle-aged drivers is gone with the release of the all-new Grandeur last week. The new Grandeur, th...

Updated : 2016.11.27 17:34

Hyundai mulls pulling Grandeur out of US market

Hyundai Motor Co. is considering suspending the sales of the Grandeur sedan, exported under the name Azera, in the United States, industry sources said Sunday, due to its sluggish sales there.While Hy...

Updated : 2016.11.27 10:43

Hybrid takes up 94% of eco-friendly cars sold in S. Korea

Hybrid automobiles took up 94 percent of eco-friendly cars sold in South Korea through October this year, data showed Sunday, despite the government's efforts to push electric models.According to the ...

Updated : 2016.11.27 09:34

BMW cars recalled over engine, airbag defects

The South Korean government recalled more than 21,300 BMW vehicles distributed by local importer BMW Korea over defects found in the engine and airbags, officials said Friday.Of the total, 11,689 vehi...

Updated : 2016.11.25 17:07

BMW to recall over 21,000 cars in Korea over fuel, air bag related issues

BMW Korea, the local importer and distributor of BMW cars, will recall over 21,000 cars sold in South Korea for various problems related to engine timing belts and air bags, the transportation ministry said Friday.Some 11,600 cars of 19 vehicle models, including the 530d xDrive and the X6 ...

Updated : 2016.11.25 09:49