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[Behind the Wheel] Grandeur Hybrid highlights eco-friendly luxury, but not so speedy

Amid the growing rivalry among mid-sized hybrid vehicles, Hyundai Motor is hoping to create a premier image with a hybrid version of its luxury Grandeur brand. The 2017 Grandeur Hybrid retains the b...

Updated : 2017.04.09 15:14

[Behind the Wheel] New Bolt EV pleasantly fast, redefines eco-driving

General Motor’s latest Bolt EV compact electric car has finally made its way to the domestic market, looking to push the envelope in the country’s already vastly growing green car market. Last wee...

Updated : 2017.04.09 15:10

Hyundai, Kia expanding share in US hybrid car market

Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. are expanding their presence in the hybrid vehicle market in the United States, backed by brisk sales of their latest sports utility vehicle model...

Updated : 2017.04.09 11:17

Hyundai to launch new EV buses early next year

Hyundai Motor Company is said to be planning to roll out new electric buses early next year, according to news reports Friday. A representative of Hyundai Motor was quoted by reports saying the comp...

Updated : 2017.04.07 16:06

Hyundai and Kia to recall 171,348 cars in South Korea

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors are set to recall 171,348 units across five models due to possible defects in the Theta 2 engines made before August 2013, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transp...

Updated : 2017.04.07 16:02

Renault Samsung, BMW, Nissan order recalls over faulty parts

BMW, Renault Samsung Motors Co. and six other carmakers have ordered a recall of certain cars with faulty parts, the government said Friday. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said B...

Updated : 2017.04.07 09:34

Moody's maintains Hyundai's, Kia's ratings despite poor China sales

Moody's Investors Service said Thursday it will maintain the current ratings for Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. despite sharp declines in auto sales in China. "Although Hyundai's and Kia's w...

Updated : 2017.04.06 16:51

[Monitor] M&As in global auto industry reach record high

The size of merger and acquisitions taken by companies in the auto industry globally reached a record high last year, according to a report by an accounting firm Samjong KPMG. The report, citing Blo...

Updated : 2017.04.06 16:28

Hyundai, Kia Motors‘ eco-friendly car sales rise

Hyundai and Kia sold an accumulated 509,645 eco-friendly vehicles worldwide between 2009 and last March, the companies said Thursday. A total of 201,785 units were sold in the domestic market and 30...

Updated : 2017.04.06 14:55

Kumho Tire wins Red Dot Design Award for 6th year

Kumho Tire, South Korea’s No. 2 tire maker, was crowned at Germany’s Red Dot Design Award 2017 for the sixth consecutive year, the company said Thursday. This year’s citation was for its latest hi...

Updated : 2017.04.06 14:00

Seoul to reward motorists for reducing mileage

Seoul's government said Thursday it will financially reward motorists for reducing their driving mileage, staring this month, as part of efforts to fight fine dust pollution and greenhouse gas emissi...

Updated : 2017.04.06 13:40

Imported car sales plunge in March on halted VW car sales

Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea fell 8.4 percent in March from a year earlier as the government's sales ban on Audi and Volkswagen cars continues following the German carmaker's emissions s...

Updated : 2017.04.06 13:26

Genesis eyeing luxury car market in Middle East

Hyundai Motor Co. is eyeing opportunities to expand into the Middle Eastern luxury car market by showcasing its luxury Genesis sedans at a local conference, the company said Wednesday. Hyundai will ...

Updated : 2017.04.05 19:27

Hyundai Grandeur Hybrid adds green credentials to lineup

Hyundai Motor Co. has launched the Grandeur Hybrid that will add green credentials to its lineup as the South Korean carmaker competes with its Japanese rivals in major markets. The Grandeur Hybrid ...

Updated : 2017.04.05 10:56

Hyundai Motor’s China sales halve amid THAAD row

Hyundai Motor, the world’s fifth-largest carmaker headquartered in Seoul, saw its sales in China tumble by half last month, amid intensifying anti-Korean sentiment there over the South Korean govern...

Updated : 2017.04.04 16:20