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LPG vehicles decrease by 90,000 in 2016: data

The number of liquefied petroleum gas vehicles registered in South Korea dropped by 90,000 last year mainly due to price hikes for fuel and the lack of new models made by local carmakers, industry da...

Updated : 2017.04.30 10:09

Hyundai unveils more details of Kona crossover ahead of launch this summer

Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's biggest carmaker by sales, on Friday unveiled more details of its all-new Kona crossover set to be launched in the domestic market this summer. In its second teaser ...

Updated : 2017.04.28 12:12

Hyundai bets on rising demand in emerging markets amid THAAD row

Hyundai Motor Group, South Korea's top automotive conglomerate, is betting that rising demand in emerging markets will offset sales declines in China amid a row over the deployment of an anti-missile...

Updated : 2017.04.28 11:27

SsangYong Motor swings to loss in Q1 on currency

SsangYong Motor Co., a South Korean unit of Indian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., shifted to a net loss in the first quarter from a year earlier due to hefty currency losses, the company said Fri...

Updated : 2017.04.28 10:58

Kia Motors to invest $1.1b in Indian factory

Kia Motors, South Korea’s second-largest automaker, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian government on the construction of its fifth overseas factory in India’s southeastern state o...

Updated : 2017.04.27 15:25

Hyundai cuts prices for i40 models to boost sales

Hyundai Motor Co., the country's largest carmaker by sales, has cut the prices for its i40 models to boost sales amid a prolonged economic slowdown, the company said Thursday. For this year's models...

Updated : 2017.04.27 14:36

Audi Korea, Nissan Korea to recall some 7,000 vehicles

Audi Volkswagen Korea and Nissan Korea have been ordered to recall 7,137 units across seven models due to manufacturing defects, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Thursday. The...

Updated : 2017.04.27 12:41

Kia Q1 net plunge 19% on weak demand in China, US

Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's second-largest carmaker by sales, posted a 19 percent on-year drop in its first-quarter net profit due to weak demand in China and the United States, the company said ...

Updated : 2017.04.27 10:17

Hyundai Motor Q1 net plunges 21% on weak China sales

Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's biggest carmaker by sales, on Wednesday posted a 21 percent drop in first-quarter net profit due to weak sales in China and emerging markets. For the three months th...

Updated : 2017.04.26 15:47

Hyundai ordered to recall Sonata sedans

The transport ministry said Wednesday it had notified Hyundai Motor Co. of its decision to have the carmaker recall tens of thousands of its Sonata sedans for parking brake light problems. The Minis...

Updated : 2017.04.26 13:21

Korea's passenger car exports dip 2.7% in Q1

Exports of South Korea-made passenger cars dropped 2.7 percent in the first quarter of this year due mainly to increased production in overseas factories, customs data showed Wednesday. The total va...

Updated : 2017.04.26 13:13

Tesla plans 14 supercharger stations in Korea this year

US electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc. said on Tuesday it will set up 14 rapid-charging stations in South Korea this year. In its webpage, the 14 supercharger sites include five in Seoul, one in Bun...

Updated : 2017.04.25 17:41

Kia unveils high-performance features of Stinger sports sedan

Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's second-biggest carmaker by sales, on Tuesday unveiled the high-performance features of its Stinger sports sedan ahead of the planned launch next month. The car will b...

Updated : 2017.04.25 17:40

Nissan smartens up with Maxima

Nissan Korea, the local unit of Japanese automaker Nissan Motor, highlighted the “intelligent mobility” of its flagship luxury sedan Maxima to give a boost to the brand’s image, according to the c...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:32

SsangYong aims to sell 20,000 G4 Rexton SUVs this year

SsangYong Motor Co. said Tuesday it is aiming to sell 20,000 units of the G4 Rexton sport utility vehicle (SUV) this year in the domestic market. "We expect the G4 Rexton SUV will boost our bottom l...

Updated : 2017.04.25 12:48