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Jeep Cherokee returns strong in 7 years

The Jeep Cherokee, the iconic mid-size sport utility vehicle, has made a comeback here Wednesday after a seven-year hiatus. Before it was replaced with the Jeep Liberty, the Cherokee sold 2.5 million ...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:19

BMW X4, a savvy oddball

BMW is known for its bottomless appetite for new models, and the BMW X4 is another segment-splitting X Series sport utility vehicle from the luxury carmaker. Journalists scratched their heads a few ye...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:19

Kia outpaces Hyundai in auto exports for first time

South Korea’s No. 2 automaker Kia Motors Corp. surpassed its larger sister company Hyundai Motor Co. in auto exports for the first time in the first seven months of this year, industry data showed Sunday.Kia Motors exported 772,559 vehicles in the January-July period, outstripping Hyundai...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:18

Ssangyong zeroes in on Europe, China

Ssangyong Motor on Sunday said it will focus on strengthening its global sales network, especially in the burgeoning Chinese and European markets. “With the New Korando C getting a positive response ...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:17

Hyundai fears output loss from partial strikes

Union workers at Hyundai Motor’s Ulsan plant staged four-hour partial strikes on Friday amid their stalled talks with management over considering bonuses part of regular wages. With the union planning to refuse overtime work on the weekend, South Korea’s largest carmaker is expected to s...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:45

BMW Driving Center open to public

BMW opened its first driving center in Asia, located on Yeongjongdo Island, some 40 kilometers west of Seoul, to the public on Friday, officials said. The BMW complex consists of a 2.6 kilometer racetrack; a BMW car gallery; a restaurant; the Junior Campus, an education program for childre...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:43

[Graphic News] More drivers embrace hybrid and electric cars

Global sales of hybrid and electric cars have more than tripled to 3.49 million in 2013 from 1 million in 2011. The eco-friendly car market is expected to continue the recent momentum in the coming ye...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:47

Hyundai merges units as succession looms

Hyundai Motor Group is speeding up efforts to restructure its businesses in a move that could pave the way for the much-anticipated power succession from chairman Chung Mong-koo to his only son, Hyund...

Updated : 2014.08.20 21:59

Kia bets big on Sorento to revitalize flagging sales

Kia Motors on Tuesday unveiled a fully altered version of its flagship sport utility vehicle, the Sorento, with which the carmaker hopes to revive its recent sluggish sales in South Korea.The country’...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:54

Macan expands Porsche appeal

After its successful experiment with its first sport utility vehicle Cayenne, German sports carmaker Porsche has come up with a smaller SUV, the Macan, to win over new customers. Despite the earlier s...

Updated : 2014.08.17 21:10

New Audi A8 enjoys strong sales

German carmaker Audi’s flagship sedan, the Audi A8, has been going strong in the market. Armed with cutting-edge technology and an enhanced sporty design, the A8 has sold more than 150 units since it...

Updated : 2014.08.17 21:10

Chrysler 300C offers bold luxury

Since its debut in 2004, the Chrysler 300C has represented a sense of power and refinement as the U.S. carmaker’s flagship luxury sedan.The roomy and luxurious large sedan, named the “top safety pic...

Updated : 2014.08.17 21:09

Hyundai braces for 3rd straight year of strikes

Hyundai Motor Co. workers endorsed a possible strike over wage demands for a third straight year, threatening output at South Korea’s largest automaker.Almost 70 percent of Hyundai’s 47,000 labor-guild members voted in favor of authorizing union leader Lee Kyung-hoon to call for a walkou...

Updated : 2014.08.17 21:08

Ministries agree to delay vehicle emission taxes

The South Korean government has decided to delay the implementation of a cooperation fund for low-carbon cars by up to five years in order to reduce the burden on local carmakers, according to government sources on Thursday. The fund had initially been slated to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2...

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:19

Pope picks Kia Soul as Korea limo

Pope Francis, known for his sincerity and frugality, has picked Kia Motors’ Soul compact car as his limo throughout his planned five-day visit to South Korea from Thursday.According to the preparator...

Updated : 2014.08.13 21:35