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Kia launches country's first SUV plug-in hybrid

Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's second largest carmaker by sales, on Monday launched the country's first plug-in hybrid sport utility vehicle model. The Niro plug-in hybrid can travel up to 840 kilo...

Updated : 2017.05.15 14:50

Korea EV sales soar in Q1 on prices, infrastructure

All-electric vehicle sales in South Korea posted a nearly ninefold jump in the first quarter on improving infrastructure and reasonable prices, industry associations said Monday. Carmakers sold a co...

Updated : 2017.05.15 10:29

Korean companies make progress in autonomous driving tech

South Korean companies in various industries are speeding up development of self-driving systems to gain a foothold in the lucrative sector. SK Telecom, South Korea’s top mobile carrier, is the lat...

Updated : 2017.05.14 16:22

Hyundai, Kia Motor accept forced recall

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, South Korea’s leading two automotive companies, announced they will comply with a forced recall ordered by the government, the companies said Friday. The Ministry of L...

Updated : 2017.05.12 14:34

Audi Volkswagen's Tiguan recall goes smoothly: sources

Audi Volkswagen's recall of its Tiguan compact SUV in South Korea has been going without a hitch with the recall rate reaching more than 30 percent for the first three months, industry sources said F...

Updated : 2017.05.12 09:45

Hyundai to support global sales network with new cars: vice chairman

The vice chairman and heir apparent of Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's leading carmaker, on Thursday told the company's global salespeople that the company will churn out new vehicles and make neces...

Updated : 2017.05.11 18:07

Kia begins taking orders for Stinger sports car in domestic market

Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's second-biggest carmaker by sales, on Thursday began taking pre-orders for its much-awaited sports car, with domestic sales due to start late next month. The maker of ...

Updated : 2017.05.11 16:23

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