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PHILIP NUSSEL

BLOG: Hyundai from inside Seoul headquarters

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

For anyone with even a remote interest in the inner workings of Hyundai Motor at its Seoul headquarters, Frank Ahrens' recently published book, Seoul Man, is truly an essential read.... Read More »

HYUNDAI-KIA: Fatter deals, small cars, crossovers drive Nov. records

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Hyundai and Kia set sales records for November, reporting a combined 9 percent gain for the month, bolstered by fatter discounts and higher demand for compact cars and crossovers.... Read More »

Record Nov. U.S. sales predicted amid big holiday promotions

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

U.S. auto sales are on pace for the strongest November ever, four forecasters say, breaking the industry's streak of three consecutive monthly declines and keeping open the possibility that 2016 can squeak ahead of last year's record.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | SERVICE AND PARTS

Frank Ferrara

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

How about this for a tough assignment: Launch a brand-new customer care package for a brand-new luxury brand -- Genesis -- that competes against Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Lexus, roll it out at 800 dealerships nationwide, and get noticed.... Read More »

Kia recalls 71,000 Sportages after 9 complaints of 'thermal events'

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2016

Kia Motors America is recalling 71,704 Kia Sportage crossovers in the U.S. because an electronic control unit can short circuit and lead to a fire. The affected crossovers are from the 2008 and 2009 model years and were assembled between Aug. 9, 2007, and May 13, 2009.... Read More »

Hyundai to shuffle crossover portfolio

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2016

Hyundai plans to restructure its crossover lineup in the coming years with the addition of two small models at the bottom of its range and a repositioning of the current trio of crossovers to more closely match the rest of the industry.... Read More »

Hyundai boosts car-sharing startup WaiveCar

7:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

A startup that is merging electric car-sharing with on-car advertising is getting a major boost from Hyundai. WaiveCar, which rents ad-laden cars for free, will add 400 Hyundai Ioniq vehicles to its fleet by the end of next year.... Read More »

Hyundai readies 'green' vehicle push

9:26 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Hyundai Motor America plans to release 14 new alternative-fuel models in the U.S. by 2020 to meet looming CAFE and ZEV targets, CEO Dave Zuchowski says.... Read More »

Genesis packs extra power in G80 3.3T Sport

9:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Genesis is giving its midsize luxury sport sedan a kick of extra power with the debut of the 365-hp G80 3.3T Sport.... Read More »

Tech company offers self-driving car research kits

12:23 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

PolySync is giving startups the keys to self-driving car prototypes. The autonomous driving software company said it is making available a hardware development kit that can be retrofitted to Kia Souls from 2014 model year and later for self-driving technology research.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ram diesel owners allege cheating

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Ram diesel owners allege emissions cheating; Feds: Add sound to EVs; Millennials prefer owning over Uber, study finds; Dealer acquitted of murder wants store back.... Read More »

Hyundai plans long-range Ioniq

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Hyundai plans to launch a battery-powered version of its Ioniq compact sedan in 2018 with a driving range of at least 200 miles per charge.... Read More »

Kia seizes on new Google ad function

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

While Baby Boomers and Generation Xers are more likely to place a phone call to a dealership to inquire about a vehicle, Kia believes texting modernizes the shopping experience for millennials by offering them a connection point they're more comfortable with.... Read More »

Marketers keep an eye on NFL ratings decline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2016

Automakers such as Hyundai Motor Co. - which has a prestigious league sponsorship deal - and Nissan are watching closely as America's favorite TV sport shows rare signs of vulnerability.... Read More »

Kia plans return to Super Bowl

7:18 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2016

In what is becoming an extended habit, Kia will be advertising in the Super Bowl again. A spokesman for the auto brand confirmed that it will return to the game for the eighth straight year when Fox airs Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5.... Read More »

Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market

Nov. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government incentives to encourage vehicle purchases.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan, Toyota view on U.S. dims

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

Nissan, Toyota view on U.S. dims; Tesla's German buy; Unifor ratifies pact with Magna unit; JLR scraps racetrack plan; Chevy Bolt, Kia Optima among Green Car of the Year finalists.... Read More »

OCTOBER U.S. AUTO SALES

Sales in October slip 5.9%, but 17.98 million SAAR strongest of the year

9:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

U.S. auto sales, dragged down by declines at Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Nissan and Toyota, fell in October for the third consecutive month. However, the month's selling rate was the strongest of 2016 so far.... Read More »

HYUNDAI/KIA: Small cars power gains

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

Korea's auto brands bucked the industry trend of October losses this year, eking out a 1.3 percent gain between them, thanks to the continued strength of their small cars.... Read More »

Toyota Camry to get sleeker, sportier for 2018

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

Toyota's next-generation Camry is close to breaking cover -- and it's bringing a more aggressive sport-tuned model with it. That's according to recent spy photos of a lightly disguised, eighth-generation Toyota Camry, which is widely expected to debut at the 2017 Detroit auto show in January.... Read More »

Hyundai and Kia reach $41.2 million settlement with states over fuel economy claims

1:42 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2016

Hyundai and Kia agreed to a $41.2 million settlement with attorneys general from 33 states and the District of Columbia that will close the remaining investigations into the automakers' overstatement of fuel economy ratings from 2011 through 2013.... Read More »

Hyundai net income falls 11th straight quarter as strikes cut production

6:33 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2016

Hyundai posted a drop in quarterly profit after labor strikes hurt domestic production and a stronger currency eroded repatriated earnings. Operating profit declined 29 percent to 1.07 trillion won ($943 million) while net income fell for an 11th consecutive quarter to its lowest level in more than four years.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Scion says 'sayonara'

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2016

Scion says 'sayonara'; Hyundai profit drops; Toyota recalls 5.8 million vehicles; Takata names ethics chief; OnStar meets IBM's Watson; Asbury's Arkansas exit; Party cars?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM, FCA post Q3 profits

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2016

GM earns $2.77 billion; Jeep helps FCA reverse Q3 loss; Make cybersecurity part of product planning, NHTSA says; Hyundai executives take pay cut; Continental's hands-free car keys.... Read More »

Hyundai group execs to take 10 percent pay cut

6:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2016

Hyundai Motor Group said about 1,000 of its executives will take a 10 percent pay cut, the first such move in seven years at South Korea's second-largest conglomerate that shows the harsh impact of market share woes and labor strife at its flagship firm.... Read More »

 
Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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Unlike Audi, Daimler focuses on Germany for EVs


7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27 2016

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Daimler's decision to build the EQ electric car and the car's battery in Germany underlines the impo ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to o ...
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Strong business demand boosts Italian sales
Italian new-car registrations rose 9.8 percent in October as strong demand from business buyers exce ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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