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Expo kicks off to discuss future of EVs

An annual gathering of carmakers, business leaders and experts on electric cars kicks off its six-day run in the nation’s southern resort island of Jeju on Friday, testing the future of carbon-free ...

Updated : 2017.03.16 18:16

VW Korea promotes higher customer service through ‘We Care’ campaign

Volkswagen Korea has been promoting the “We Care” campaign since last month, offering superior customer services to its longtime customers to reinforce customer relations, the company said Thursday...

Updated : 2017.03.16 15:35

Auto production rises on strong demand for eco-friendly, luxury cars abroad

South Korea's automobile production surged in February amid strong demand for eco-friendly and luxury vehicles both at home and abroad, government data showed Wednesday. Automobile output rose 9.8 p...

Updated : 2017.03.15 16:31

Kumho Tire unveils premium tires with enhanced performance

Kumho Tire on Wednesday unveiled two premium tire products designed for sports utility and high-performance vehicles. It is the company’s first release of new products for passenger vehicles in thre...

Updated : 2017.03.15 16:21

Tesla opens first showroom in Korea

Tesla Korea, the local distributor of Tesla cars, opened its first showroom in South Korea on Wednesday, offering a chance for local customers to see and experience its advanced electric vehicles. T...

Updated : 2017.03.15 10:31

Intel’s blockbuster $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye

US-based chipmaker Intel has agreed to purchase Mobileye, an Israeli tech company that develops vision-based driver assistance systems, for $15.3 billion in a bid to gain a foothold in the growing ma...

Updated : 2017.03.14 18:12

Tesla Korea opens first showroom Wednesday

Tesla will officially launch its operations in South Korea on Wednesday, opening its first showroom at the Starfield Hanam shopping complex in Hanam, Gyeonggi Province. While customers cannot actua...

Updated : 2017.03.14 16:31

Imported commercial vehicle sales reach 323 in Feb.

A total of 323 imported trucks and other commercial vehicles were sold here last month, marking a sharp drop from a month earlier, data showed Tuesday. The February tally marked a 25.4-percent plung...

Updated : 2017.03.14 13:30

SUV market seems saturated amid record sales in recent years

Sales of sports utility vehicles that rose sharply in South Korea over the past few years are showing signs of market saturation, industry data showed Tuesday. SUV sales surged to 454,669 units last...

Updated : 2017.03.14 10:22

Maybach Korea’s Songdo project faces delay over scandal

A plan to build the world’s first business center from ultra-luxury German carmaker Maybach in Songdo, west of Seoul, is facing possible delays over a political scandal the company has denied any in...

Updated : 2017.03.13 18:02

Hyundai Motor wins two iF Design Awards

Promotional image for Hyundai Motor’s home charging system for the Ioniq Electric. (Hyundai Motor Company) Hyundai Motor has won two product design awards at this year’s annual 2017 iF Design Awa...

Updated : 2017.03.13 15:32

Toyota, Lexus offer three-week service discounts

Toyota’s fourth-generation smart hybrid Prius (Toyota Korea) Toyota Korea announced it will carry out a commemorative service campaign this month for all Toyota and Lexus vehicles in celebration o...

Updated : 2017.03.13 15:28

BMW appoints director for new strategic planning team

BMW Group Korea announced Monday its plans to establish a strategic planning team and the appointment of Choi Il-yong as its director. Choi has 20 years of experience working as a specialist in bus...

Updated : 2017.03.13 14:49

BMW Korea takes reservations for BMW i3 94Ah

BMW Korea, the local branch of the German luxury carmaker, has started taking reservations for the upgraded electric car BMW i3 94Ah, the company’s Seoul office said Sunday. The company highlighted...

Updated : 2017.03.12 15:31

Renault Samsung raises prices without official notification: reports

Renault Samsung Motors, the South Korean unit of French automaker Renault S.A., carried out a price hike of up to 750,000 won ($653) across six models without officially notifying customers, accordin...

Updated : 2017.03.12 15:28