Kia

APRIL U.S. SALES

Sales advance 3.5% on fatter deals, truck volume; SAAR rebounds to 17.42M

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Led by gains at Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Ford, U.S. light-vehicle sales increased 3.5 percent to 1.506 million in April, a record for the month. After a lackluster March that disappointed some automakers, April produced solid gains across the industry, with fatter deals and light trucks driving volume higher.... Read More »

Hyundai blames ‘softness’ in cars for Elantra’s spring swoon

4:00 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Just three months after Hyundai Motor Co. launched a clean-sheet redesign of the Elantra sedan, its best-selling car in the U.S. last year, sales of the compact car plunged 44 percent in April, suggesting the Korean automaker may have hit a snag in a market segment that has recently been among its strongest.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Beyond GM and Ford on gearboxes, a dream list of joint ventures

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

If GM and Ford can work together to save time, money and engineering resources on transmissions, then other automakers could do the same thing on a number of important fronts.... Read More »

Mitsubishi cheating deals new blow to industry credibility

9:04 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2016

Mitsubishi's admission this week that it manipulated fuel-economy tests to mislead consumers is an ominous echo of the scandal rocking VW and another example of an automaker trying to skirt an increasing array of government regulations.... Read More »

Mitsubishi admits manipulating fuel-economy test data

6:16 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors admitted to manipulating test data involving 625,000 vehicles in order to improve fuel-economy claims. The affected models include those supplied to Nissan Motor Co., which discovered the manipulation.... Read More »

Kia sees an opening for Sedona

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Kia executives pledged to ramp up marketing on the Sedona minivan, said Benny Yount, chairman of Kia's dealer council. The move comes as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles prepares to discontinue the long-standing Dodge Caravan and retire the Chrysler Town & Country to make way for the new Chrysler Pacifica.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dealer sues VW over diesel scandal

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2016

Dealer sues VW over diesel scandal; FCA cuts factory shift; Readers react to plan for Ford Mexico factory; Small cars, big dilemma; Depreciation disparity?... Read More »

Kia's $1 billion Mexico plant stalls as 'Brazen One' snubs pact

6:42 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2016

For Kia, Mexico's historic car boom isn't working out as planned. A dispute with a recently elected state leader may prevent the start of production next month at a northern Mexico car factory representing more than $1 billion in investment.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ghosn welcomes Model 3 zeal

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2016

Why Ghosn welcomes Model 3 zeal; 'Hubris' hinders Tesla deliveries; JLR's new store look; GM Korea labor tension; Ford South Africa plans.... Read More »

Mexican state government eyes deal with Kia to end plant dispute

10:03 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

A Mexican state government said it could soon reach a deal with Kia in a dispute over financial terms surrounding the opening of the South Korean carmaker's first plant in the country.... Read More »

Hyundai-Kia's grand electrification plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Currently a laggard in electrified vehicles, the Hyundai-Kia group aims to leapfrog to the front of the pack by launching 26 hybrids, plug-ins, electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles by 2020.... Read More »

Korea touts resort island as premium EV test bed

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

South Korea is positioning its southern island of Jeju as a global EV test bed. With range anxiety an afterthought, a carbon-free energy plan in the works and a dense charging infrastructure quickly mushrooming, the country's “EV Island” is attracting green car players from around the world.... Read More »

Kia sees an opening for Sedona

6:13 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2016

The minivan market isn’t what it was in the 1990s, but Kia seems to see a coming shakeup in the segment as an opportunity.... Read More »

Q&A - BENNY YOUNT, CHAIRMAN, KIA NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

The key for Kia: Stay flexible to stay competitive

2:00 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2016

The challenge for Kia, says its dealer council chairman, is to keep aware of what else is in the marketplace and keep itself competitive.... Read More »

Kia Europe targets 9% sales growth, helped by Niro hybrid and Optima wagon

April 1, 2016 14:27 CET

Kia expects its new Niro hybrid crossover and Optima station wagon to help give the brand a big sales boost in Europe while also attracting new customers to the brand. Kia is targeting a 9 percent sales increase to 420,000 units in the region this year.... Read More »

Hyundai sets U.S. record on Sonata deliveries; Kia slips

6:00 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2016

Hyundai Motor America improved only narrowly on last March's sales tally, but the Korean automaker eked out a small gain to claim its best month of sales since it started selling cars in the United States in 1986.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: U.S. sues VW Group of America over diesel ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 29, 2016

U.S. sues VW Group of America over diesel ads; Milder March sales views; Takata money hunt?; Kia's goal for Niro; Autonomous cars may raise insurers' profits, study says.... Read More »

HITS & MISSES

Touring the N.Y. show ... with attitude

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

Reporters Nick Bunkley and Mike Colias were on the floor of the New York auto show last week, issuing snap judgments on the hardware faster than Dutch Mandel at Detroit Autorama. Here's a bit of their back-and-forth.... Read More »

Kia dealers see boost from captive lender, incentives

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

After make meetings in 2014 and 2015 overshadowed by sales management shake-ups at Kia Motors America, Benny Yount, the dealer council chairman, expects smoother sailing this year.
"We're coming off a good year and a record February," Yount said.
He attributed that in part to finely tuned factory incentives and a commitment by captive lender Kia Motors Finance to boost financing available to dealers.... Read More »

Father of Audi TT roadster has big design plans for Hyundai, Kia

10:46 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2016

Hyundai Motor Group wants to be known for world-class -- not just cheap -- cars, and one of Germany's top designers is helping lead its transformation. Peter Schreyer, a president of the company that controls Kia and Hyundai, made his mark at VW, where he began his career.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Kia renews Sportage but drops the price

March 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomier, more upscale and drives better than the model it replaces.... Read More »

Kia eyes steady sales, increased market share in Russia

March 14, 2016 15:43 CET

Kia aims to increase its share of the ailing Russia car market where it is the No. 2 brand by vehicle sales. Kia's investments in local production have allowed it to undercut rivals who rely on costly imported parts.... Read More »

Key crossovers spur Kia, help Hyundai

3:26 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2016

When they redesigned the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage in 2015, corporate siblings Hyundai and Kia opted to send more of the Korean-built crossovers to the U.S. to seize on Americans’ hankering for trucks. That decision paid off in February.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for March

Feb. 29, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at the challenges facing BMW in its second century, including challenges from longtime rivals such as Mercedes and new rivals such as Google and Apple.... Read More »

ANE's March e-magazine goes live Monday

Feb. 26, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Feb. 29. This month's edition looks at the challenges facing BMW in its second century.... Read More »

 
Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit ...
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
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