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Hyundai to test i30N hot hatch in 24 Hours Nurburgring

Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's biggest carmaker by sales, said Wednesday it will test its i30N hot hatch in a 24-hour endurance race in Germany this weekend. Hyundai sent an 8-member driver team, ...

Updated : 2017.05.24 17:30

Best-selling foreign cars either cheap or expensive: report

The best-selling imported cars in South Korea so far this year were either very affordable or incredibly expensive, data showed Wednesday. According to data compiled by Korea Automobiles and Distrib...

Updated : 2017.05.24 15:15

Kia unveils high-performance Stinger sports car

Kia Motors, South Korea’s No. 2 automotive company, on Tuesday released its first-ever high-performance sports car, the Stinger, with an aim to expand its consumer base. “The Stinger is the fruit ...

Updated : 2017.05.23 15:41

BMW provides new opportunities for Korean society

BMW Korea has spent approximately 11 trillion won ($10 million) over the years in contributing to Korean society as a model for other foreign affiliated firms, said the company Tuesday. The total am...

Updated : 2017.05.23 15:30

[Moon in Office] Moon to foster EVs as new growth engine

The Korea Herald is publishing a series of articles delving into the economic policies and tasks expected of the new Moon Jae-in administration. This is the seventh installment -- Ed. Electric vehic...

Updated : 2017.05.22 15:54

Hyundai Motor to use new air-conditioning refrigerant in all models

Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's top automaker, said Monday that all its passenger cars will use environmental-friendly air-conditioning refrigerant by 2020 as part of efforts to combat global warmin...

Updated : 2017.05.22 09:30

Hyundai’s Kona likely to face production delay

Concerns are growing over a possible delay in the production of Hyundai Motor’s small SUV model due to an ongoing labor dispute at its Ulsan Plant 1. Its labor and management are locking horns to r...

Updated : 2017.05.21 14:50

South Korea to open test center for autonomous cars next year

South Korea’s test bed for autonomous cars, dubbed K-City, is expected to complete construction in the second half of next year, as the government aims to commercialize level 3 self-driving by 2020....

Updated : 2017.05.21 13:57

Kia Stinger similar in performance, competitive in prices vs German rivals

The Stinger sports car, set to be launched by Kia Motors Corp. Tuesday, is competitive in prices and fuel efficiency compared to German vehicles, industrial data showed Sunday. Kia's first sports se...

Updated : 2017.05.21 11:59

BMW, Mercedes-Benz sell more cars in Korea than Japan

German carmakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz sold more vehicles in South Korea in the January-April period compared to Japan, an industry association said Sunday. Vehicle sales by BMW and Mercedes-Benz ju...

Updated : 2017.05.21 10:06

Automakers bet on SUVs in Korea amid strong demand

Carmakers are betting on sport-utility vehicles in the South Korean market amid strong consumer demand, industry insiders said Friday. In the next two to three years, local and foreign carmakers hav...

Updated : 2017.05.19 16:39

Hyundai Motor denies transitioning into holding company

Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s leading automotive company, on Friday officially denied a local news report that it is planning to convert into a holding company next week. Local news outlet Maeil Bus...

Updated : 2017.05.19 16:17

Kia launches upgraded K3 subcompact

Kia Motors Corp. on Thursday launched an upgraded K3 subcompact to attract customers with more features and simplified trims. The 1.6-liter K3 subcompact went on sale in the domestic market earlier ...

Updated : 2017.05.18 18:28

Audi Volkswagen Korea waiting to resume sales

Audi Volkswagen Korea, a local importer and distributor of German auto brands, is still waiting for government authorization of its Audi and Volkswagen models, but it has resumed sales of its luxury ...

Updated : 2017.05.18 17:01

Hyundai launches hybrid version of latest Sonata

Hyundai Motor Co. has launched the hybrid version of its latest Sonata sedan to diversify its lineup, the company said Thursday. The Sonata New Rise Hybrid went on sale earlier in the day in the dom...

Updated : 2017.05.18 16:44