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Moon Jae-in expected to ease rules on LPG cars

The new Moon Jae-in administration is likely to deregulate liquefied petroleum gas for motors, as he has vowed to remove diesel vehicles from roads by 2030, industry insiders said Thursday. Besides ...

Updated : 2017.05.11 15:43

Traditional bestsellers retaining sales lead in local car market

Traditional bestsellers are leading car sales so far this year, data showed Thursday, although the performance suggests their superiority may be weakening. Kia Motors Corp.'s Morning and Hyundai Mot...

Updated : 2017.05.11 12:55

SUVs leading Renault Samsung's exports

Sport utility vehicles accounted for 94 percent of Renault Samsung Motors Corp's exports so far this year, with potential for more growth down the line, the company said Thursday. Of 53,904 units sh...

Updated : 2017.05.11 10:45

Kia adds more safety features to upgraded K9 model

Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's second-biggest carmaker by sales, said Wednesday it added more safety features to the upgraded K9 flagship sedan to reflect the latest demands by consumers. Kia Motor...

Updated : 2017.05.10 17:09

Imported auto sales spike 12% in April on Japan, Europe models

Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea rose 12 percent last month from a year earlier on robust sales of Japanese and European models, industry data showed Wednesday. The number of newly register...

Updated : 2017.05.10 14:52

Demand for cheap Chinese vehicles rise in Korea

Demand for imported Chinese vehicles in South Korea is on the rise due mainly to their price competitiveness, a local importer said Wednesday. "To meet growing local demand for Chinese vehicles, we ...

Updated : 2017.05.10 10:00

Story behind the name of Hyundai’s first small SUV Kona

Kona, Santa Fe and Tucson are all SUVs made by South Korea’s No. 1 automaker Hyundai Motor and named after international vacation spots. Hyundai Motor’s first-ever small-size SUV, dubbed the Kona ...

Updated : 2017.05.09 15:18

'Samsung-Magneti Marelli merger unlikely'

The rumor that Samsung Electronics might purchase Italian auto parts maker Magneti Marelli is unlikely to come true, said the head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ operation in Seoul, citing the carmak...

Updated : 2017.05.09 14:17

[Herald Interview] Riding on SUV boom, FCA scores in Korea

When looking back over the past five years in South Korea, Pablo Rosso, president of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Korea, sees a clear change in the local automobile market. Not only has the number of f...

Updated : 2017.05.09 13:14

Hyundai, Kia remain determined against forced recall

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, South Korea’s top two automakers, attended on Monday a hearing on a forced recall, following the first-ever refusal by a local automotive company to comply with recalls...

Updated : 2017.05.08 15:38

To share or go premium: Consumers make polarized choices in auto industry

A rising trend among motorists, particularly younger ones, is to rent rather than own, prioritizing efficiency. While owning a vehicle in South Korea has long been considered a rite of passage to sh...

Updated : 2017.05.07 15:27

Korean midsize hybrid car market halved this year

Sales of midsize hybrid cars were halved in the first four months of this year, mainly due to existing vehicle models becoming dated and the popularity of new non-hybrid vehicles, market watchers sai...

Updated : 2017.05.07 09:48

Hyundai’s Grandeur HG most popular used car

Hyundai Motor’s luxury lineup Grandeur HG sedan has been selected as the most popular used car, industry data showed Friday. According to data compiled by used car dealer SK Encar, Hyundai’s Grand...

Updated : 2017.05.05 13:48

Hyundai, Kia China sales plummet last month amid THAAD row

Hyundai and Kia Motors, South Korea’s top two automakers, saw their combined sales in China plunge by 65.1 percent on-year in April amid the row over the deployment of a US anti-missile system here,...

Updated : 2017.05.04 18:13

Hyundai Mobis faces dim Q2 outlook: report

A dim second-quarter outlook for Hyundai Mobis, South Korea’s biggest auto parts maker, has cast a cloud over the company due to a lack of sales momentum for Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors to boost th...

Updated : 2017.05.04 15:47