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Hyundai Motor enters electric car-sharing market

Hyundai Motor is rolling out a car-sharing service alongside Hyundai Capital, with the launch planned for this April, the firm said Tuesday. The first models to be offered will be electric cars, bef...

Updated : 2017.02.21 16:25

Hyundai Motor and affiliates withdraw membership from FKI

Top South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co. and all its affiliates officially announced their withdrawal of membership from the Federation of Korean Industries on Tuesday, further casting a cloud ov...

Updated : 2017.02.21 16:09

Naver jumps into race of self-driving cars

South Korea's top Internet portal operator Naver on Monday became the last to join a race here for the development of self-driving cars after gaining government permission for a road test of its auto...

Updated : 2017.02.20 12:16

LG Hausys acquires stake in Slovakian auto parts firm

LG Hausys has acquired a 50.1 percent share of c2i (Composite Innovation International), an automobile parts company based in Slovakia, the company said Sunday. It held a meeting of its board of dir...

Updated : 2017.02.19 16:57

[Behind the Wheel] All New Morning safer, more spacious

GAPYEONG, Gyeonggi Province -- Defying the common perception of compact cars, Kia Motors’ third-generation smart compact car All New Morning features enhanced safety along with a bigger interior. T...

Updated : 2017.02.19 15:43

[Behind the Wheel] New Korando C goes family-oriented

HWACHEON, Gangwon Province -- In contrast to the original Korando, which had a masculine and adventurous image, the latest SUV rolled out by SsangYong Motor, the New Style Korando C, aims to be famil...

Updated : 2017.02.19 15:41

[Eye] ‘Basics, nature are key to iconic auto designs’

Park Jong-suh, 70, had never thought of becoming a car designer. In his childhood, cars had been his favorite like other boys, though in the postwar era of the early 1950s, they often had to pretend...

Updated : 2017.02.17 16:51

Korea's auto exports retreat in Jan.

South Korea's auto exports fell for the first time in three months in January on decreased working days and contracted demand from global markets, government data showed Thursday. The total value of...

Updated : 2017.02.16 11:36

Sales of luxury imported cars top 20,000 in 2016

Sales of imported luxury cars continued to grow despite a sharp drop in overall sales of imports last year, industry data showed Thursday, reflecting an apparent economic polarization among local con...

Updated : 2017.02.16 09:53

SsangYong Motor back in the black

SsangYong Motor announced Wednesday that the company posted its highest sales volume in 14 years last year, resulting in an operating profit of 28 billion won ($25 million) and net profit of 58.1 bil...

Updated : 2017.02.15 18:08

Tesla expected to hit Korean market in May

Major US electric car maker Tesla is expected to hit the Korean auto market this May after completing the registration process with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. The ministry s...

Updated : 2017.02.15 18:07

Hyundai Ioniq EV tops US list as 'greenest car'

The Hyundai Ioniq electric vehicle has been named the greenest car in the United States, beating its global rivals the BMW i3 and the Toyota Prius Eco, the South Korean manufacturer of the car, Hyund...

Updated : 2017.02.15 17:41

Chinese SUV starts off sales with a bang in Korea

All 120 units of the Chinese SUV Kenbo 600 -- which began sales here last month as the first Chinese automobiles to be introduced in the Korean market -- have sold out, the distributor of the Chinese...

Updated : 2017.02.15 16:20

Kumho Tire reaps two awards at iF Design Award

Kumho Tire, South Korea’s No. 2 tire maker, received two awards in the transport device category at this year’s iF Design Award taking place in Germany, the firm said Wednesday. The ECSTA PS71, a ...

Updated : 2017.02.15 16:19

Korea to recall 2,721 foreign vehicles

South Korea's transport ministry said Wednesday it has ordered seven companies to recall a total of 2,721 units of 33 models of foreign vehicles for certain defects. The recall affects 1,357 units o...

Updated : 2017.02.15 12:05