Hyundai

Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief

Sept. 21, 2017 06:01 CET

Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. Hofmann joins Hyundai Europe as the automaker seeks to become the region's best-selling Asian brand by overtaking Toyota and Nissan.... Read More »

Archer's bows, appetizers and punches: What people think of Genesis G70

10:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

The newest addition to the Genesis lineup, the compact luxury G70 sedan, goes on sale in the U.S. next spring and will immediately join a competitive segment. A roundup of initial reaction from the automotive press on the G70.... Read More »

Genesis G70 has a bit of German DNA

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

The first compact sedan out of Hyundai's premium Genesis brand is aiming squarely at the BMW 3 series and Mercedes C class.... Read More »

Q&A: SAAD CHEHAB

'No limits': Chehab sees power in Kia's youth

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

After leaving FCA on a hot streak in 2015, Saad Chehab is back in the advertising game, this time as chief marketing officer for Kia Motors America. He'll have a lot on his plate.... Read More »

Hyundai names Kyung Soo Lee as new U.S. CEO

7:50 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

After nearly nine months under an interim top executive, Hyundai Motor America has named Kyung Soo Lee as its new president and CEO. Interim CEO Jerry Flannery will return to his post as general counsel.... Read More »

Semifinalists set for Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards

6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

The list of semifinalists for the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards has a few surprises: Alfa Romeo is up for two awards, no Detroit 3 brand cars made the cut, Tesla decided not to participate and only three trucks qualified.... Read More »

Genesis G70, brand's first compact sport sedan, targets the 'German 3'

9:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2017

Genesis vows its first compact sport sedan, the newly minted G70, will challenge German rivals with optional 3.3-liter V-6 turbocharged performance.... Read More »

Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief

Sept. 14, 2017 09:23 CET

Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move expected to help the automaker reverse its fortunes in China.... Read More »

Hyundai readies Kona EV debut

Sept. 14, 2017 10:27 CET

Hyundai will launch sales of a full-electric version of its new Kona small SUV after a debut at the Geneva show in March.... Read More »

GREG LAYSON

Hyundai hopes Canadians 'swipe right' on Tinder and choose Ioniq

11:48 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

Hyundai Canada is turning to a dating app to find matches for its new four-door hatchback Ioniq eco-vehicle. The Hyundai Ultimate Date ad campaign compares buying a new car to the dating scene.... Read More »

Hyundai in tailspin as China sales drop with missile crisis

9:09 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

Chinese buyers are shunning Hyundai because of political tensions over a missile-defense system, with sales plunging 64 percent in the aftermath.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia shut down plants as Irma hits southeast states

6:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Hyundai and Kia temporarily shut down plants in Alabama and Georgia to avoid potential damage from tropical storm Irma.... Read More »

Kia to unveil fastback wagon concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Kia will reveal a sporty wagon concept at the Frankfurt auto show intended to preview design elements of the next Cee'd compact and a possible stand-alone model.... Read More »

Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes

Sept. 4, 2017 11:23 CET

Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. The move comes as payment disputes with suppliers resulted in the temporary shutdown of production last month at four of the automaker's China factories.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for September

Sept. 4, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.... Read More »

HYUNDAI-KIA: Deliveries fall on weak fleet

4:08 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

A sharp decline in fleet sales continued to push combined Hyundai-Kia sales down 15 percent to 107,633 units in August.... Read More »

ANE's September issue goes live Monday

Sept. 1, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, September 4. The new edition looks at why Ford, Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen are packing their new subcompact cars with cutting-edge technology.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Kia will unveil fastback concept

Aug. 31, 2017 10:53 CET

Kia will reveal a sporty wagon concept at the Frankfurt auto show intended to preview design elements of the next Cee'd compact and a possible standalone model.... Read More »

Kia ordered to pay $374 million in back pay to Korean workers

9:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2017

A South Korean court ruled against Kia Motors and ordered the company to pay $374 million in unpaid wages.... Read More »

Hyundai restarts China production after supplier resumes deliveries

Aug. 30, 2017 09:58 CET

Hyundai has restarted operations at all of its four plants in China after a supplier resumed deliveries of necessary parts, averting an extended production halt in its biggest market.... Read More »

Hyundai confirms pickup for U.S. in shift from sedans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

Talk of a Hyundai pickup is now confirmed. It will be smaller than the Honda Ridgeline and more urban-focused.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: New Jeep Scrambler on menu?

8:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2017

New Jeep Scrambler on menu?; Spied: 3-row Lexus RX, next Chevy Blazer?; Audi board shakeup ahead, report says; Asbury's Monaghan stepping down; Kia future product.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: China's Great Wall tones down Jeep talk

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2017

China's Great Wall cites 'uncertainties,' tones down talk of Jeep bid; Boom in big SUVs predicted as Gen Y hits burbs; Hyundai confirms pickup; Tesla wins; Nissan's Midnight moves.... Read More »

Hyundai confirms pickup coming to U.S.

9:34 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2017

Hyundai plans to launch a pickup in the United States as part of a broader plan to catch up by shifting away from sedans in one of the Korean automaker's most important markets, a senior company executive told Reuters.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford explores Chinese EV venture

8:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2017

Ford explores Chinese EV venture, offers scrapping incentives in U.K.; Early exit for JCI chief Molinaroli; Chery plans new brand for Europe; Hyundai, Genesis future product.... Read More »

 
Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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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
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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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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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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
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
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