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Kia pads crossover family with tiny Stonic

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

The subcompact Stonic, based on the same new small crossover platform as the Hyundai Kona, will slot below the Sportage in Kia's CUV lineup.... Read More »

Kia tops J.D. Power quality rankings amid shake-up

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

Kia took the top spot in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality for a second consecutive year. The annual industry ratings reached a new record and domestic brands maintained their edge over foreign rivals.... Read More »

Kia says Stonic will be key conquest model

June 21, 2017 09:05 CET

Kia said its new Stonic will be a key conquest model for the brand in the booming subcompact SUV/crossover segment.... Read More »

Shark fins, shopping carts and Martians: What people are saying about the Hyundai Kona

10:44 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2017

The Kona, Hyundai's late entry into the growing subcompact crossover segment, introduces a design language that departs from that of Hyundai cars and will spread throughout Hyundai's crossover lineup. Built on the same platform as the Accent and Kia's forthcoming Stonic subcompact crossover, the Kona joins a crowded segment that varies in design but is similar in power and functionality. Here's what people are saying about the Kona.... Read More »

Hyundai's Kona small CUV starts in a hole

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2017

Hyundai's U.S. dealers are getting something they desperately want and need, a new subcompact crossover. That's the good news.... Read More »

Hyundai touts 'high-tech' look for Kona small SUV

June 13, 2017 06:01 CET

Hyundai unveiled its new Kona, touting the model's "high-tech" styling as a key selling feature as the brand enters the booming small SUV segment later than its main rivals.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Dim view on SUV headlights

8:30 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2017

Midsize SUV headlights fall short in test; Rising tide of underwater buyers; Kona puts Hyundai in hot segment; Auto groups to talk tax reform; BMW invests in electric-bus maker.... Read More »

Hyundai to join tiny-crossover fray with Kona

9:30 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Hyundai will be a latecomer to the growing subcompact crossover market yet is counting on the Kona to help lift overall U.S. sales that have slumped this year.... Read More »

Hyundai's U.S. sales chief jumps to VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Derrick Hatami was facing the same sales pressure that led to the ouster of U.S. CEO Dave Zuchowski in late December 2016.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan leaps ahead on auto-braking

3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2017

Nissan leaps ahead on auto-braking; VW lands Hyundai's Hatami; Foreign-based automakers put new spin on famous Reagan ad; 2 million EVs on road; Horsing around at VW.... Read More »

VW of America lands Hyundai's Hatami for top sales, marketing job

2:00 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2017

Volkswagen of America has named former Hyundai executive Derrick Hatami -- who abruptly departed Hyundai Motor America this week -- as its new head of U.S. sales and marketing.... Read More »

Hyundai recalls 437,400 Santa Fe crossovers; 161,000 Sonata, Genesis models also recalled

12:42 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2017

Hyundai Motor America is recalling nearly 600,000 vehicles for issues with hood latches and parking brake warning lights. There have been no reported accidents or injuries related to either issue.... Read More »

Kia readies Stonic launch in key SUV/crossover segment

June 7, 2017 11:49 CET

Kia said the Stonic will be its "most customizable" car to date. The new model will be a key launch for the brand in the booming subcompact/SUV segment.... Read More »

Hyundai's U.S. sales chief Hatami is out after tough sales month

3:04 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2017

Derrick Hatami is leaving his job as U.S. sales chief at Hyundai Motor America, following a tough sales month for the Korean automaker.... Read More »

Sales slip on weak car, fleet demand

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2017

Light-vehicle demand slipped 0.5 percent in May, even with higher discounts and strong truck sales. Lower consumer demand, notably for cars, even amid available financing, low gas prices and healthy job growth signals underlying market weakness.... Read More »

HYUNDAI-KIA: Few bright spots as volume falls

4:05 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2017

Hyundai-Kia had a rough month of May as sales declines throughout their lineups resulted in a 12 percent overall drop to 118,518 deliveries. The brands are down a total of 7.1 percent on the year to 531,446 sales.
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief

May 24, 2017 12:08 CET

Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its core VW brand, a source familiar with the matter told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

U.S. regulators open probe into timing of Hyundai, Kia recalls

8:21 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2017

NHTSA could impose steep fines if it determines that recalls for engine defects -- prompted by a South Korean whistleblower -- weren't conducted in a timely manner and didn't cover enough vehicles.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia ordered by S. Korea to recall vehicles after whistleblower report

May 12, 2017 09:27 CET

Hyundai and Kia will recall 240,000 vehicles in South Korea after the government issued a compulsory recall order over safety defects first flagged by a whistleblower. The action will cover 12 models, including the Elantra, Sonata, Santa Fe and Genesis.... Read More »

Hyundai shows twin headlights on Kona

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2017

The upcoming Hyundai Kona will get "twin headlamps" with running lights positioned above the main lights as Hyundai looks to set its entry apart from an increasingly crowded field.... Read More »

APRIL U.S. SALES

U.S. sales fall 4.7% in April as car slump drags on

9:15 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales fell 4.7 percent in April as big automakers, amid plunging car demand, posted declines with ever-rising incentives failing to shake the industry from its longest slump in years. The SAAR came in at 16.92 million.... Read More »

HYUNDAI-KIA: Volume down, incentives up

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Hyundai-Kia Group's April sales slipped 1.9 percent to 116,408 vehicles, a decline that was better than the industrywide drop of 4.7 percent.... Read More »

Hyundai teases design of Kona small crossover

April 28, 2017 09:49 CET

Hyundai teased the design of its upcoming Kona subcompact crossover and offered fresh details on the launch timing of a model that will fill a critical gap in the brand's lineup.... Read More »

Kia picks Saad Chehab to lead marketing

1:30 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2017

Kia -- on the cusp of launching its critical Stinger performance sedan -- has hired former Chrysler advertising whiz Saad Chehab as its new marketing chief. The move, effective May 8, brings to Kia the formidable marketing mind behind some of Fiat Chrysler's most acclaimed advertising efforts.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Kia's new marketing chief is imported from FCA

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2017

Kia's new marketing chief is imported from FCA; Ford's Fields sees 'opportunities' in Europe; 4th-straight U.S. sales drop predicted; A Calif. self-driving wish list.... Read More »

 
Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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Piech isolated at family gathering

Christiaan Hetzner
7:16 am U.S. ET | May 30 2017

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Ferdinand Piech made what may be the last appearance at his family's holding company that controls a ...
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After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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