Kia

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Analysts blast Tesla tweet, upgrade

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

Tesla tweet, upgrade blasted by some analysts; Lamborghini to 'push like hell' to double global production; Kia's re-engineered Rio; Ford, Lincoln recalls; Mercedes, Federer serve up new ad.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Kia gives new Rio a sporty look

Aug. 24, 2016 11:58 CET

Kia is giving its Rio subcompact hatchback a sporty look to help it compete better against rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 208.... Read More »

Tiny Kia crossover likely to join the fray in 2017

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Spy photos of Kia's upcoming subcompact crossover indicate a longish hood, stubby tail and limited cargo space -- a profile similar to the previous-generation Sportage.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota, GM pickup-production plays

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2016

Toyota, GM get creative to boost pickup output; In Louisiana, bracing for floods' impact; Kia, VW crossovers spied, CC seen; Mazda, Lexus auto show makeovers; Audi ad raises eyebrows.... Read More »

Kia slots new crossover below Sportage

11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2016

Spy photographers have snapped a prototype of Kia's new subcompact crossover undergoing hot-weather testing. The unnamed cute ute will compete with the likes of Toyota's upcoming C-HR, Mazda's CX-3, Honda's HR-V and Chevy's Trax. It will slot below Kia's compact Sportage, which has grown in size and price in recent years, and will likely share a platform with Hyundai's upcoming subcompact crossover.... Read More »

Former Mexico governor to face trial tied to Kia tax sweeteners

6:58 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2016

A former governor of Mexico's northern Nuevo Leon state will be tried for alleged improprieties linked to tax incentives his administration gave to South Korean carmaker Kia Motors to build a plant, a local government source said on Tuesday.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM tech combats hot-car deaths

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2016

'We had to do something' about hot-car deaths, GM safety official says; Tesla 'Autopilot' crash in China; Ex-governor in Mexico faces trial over Kia deal; Ford Super Duty roll-out.... Read More »

Kia spreads its bets across segments

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Hyundai's corporate cousin is attacking the market on all fronts, with compelling updates and additions that include its Niro line of green CUVs; subcompact and full-size crossovers; large cars and savvy tweaks to its small cars.... Read More »

U.S. expands probe of 8 million airbag inflators after fatal crash in Canada

1:40 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2016

NHTSA upgraded a probe of more than 8 million airbag inflators made by ARC Automotive after a death was reported in Canada following an inflator rupture in a Hyundai vehicle last month.... Read More »

JULY U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales mixed as second half starts with 0.5% gain, caution flags

9:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Automakers reported mixed U.S. sales for July, amid rising incentives and sustained demand for trucks, as the industry kicked off the second half of the year with a 0.5 percent gain. The SAAR came in at 17.86 million -- the highest rate of the year and above forecasts. But Ford warned the new-vehicle market has become “very price sensitive.”... Read More »

HYUNDAI/KIA: Trucks deliver a record July

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

July proved to be yet another record-breaking month for Hyundai and Kia, with combined U.S. sales at the two brands rising 6 percent to 134,972 cars and light trucks.... Read More »

Hyundai Mobis seeks more non-Korean business

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Hyundai Mobis Co., an affiliated supplier of the Hyundai-Kia group, is targeting American and Japanese brands to expand business beyond its traditional Korean turf.... Read More »

Brexit forecast to hit car production and jobs in Slovakia

July 15, 2016 12:15 CET

Slovakia, which is home to VW, PSA and Kia car plants, will see slower growth and up to 4,000 job losses as a result of the UK's decision to exit the EU, the country's finance ministry says.... Read More »

Hyundai's Korean workers vote for strike

July 14, 2016 11:29 CET

Hyundai's unionized workers in South Korea voted to go on strike for a fifth year in a row after wage talks broke down, adding to the automaker's troubles as it battles a sales slowdown.... Read More »

Kia zooms past Daimler on list of top ad spenders

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

Automakers' U.S. spending figures on Advertising Age's 2015 list of 200 Leading National Advertisers offer insight into their advertising strategies, even though there were almost no changes in their relative rankings on the list.... Read More »

JUNE U.S. SALES

Trucks drive Nissan, FCA, Ford, Honda as industry rebounds with 2.4% gain; GM, Toyota fall

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Nissan, Ford, FCA and Honda, riding strong truck demand, posted solid sales gains in June as the U.S. auto industry rebounded from a May slump. But the SAAR came in at 16.68 million, well below May's 17.46 million rate and lower than the consensus forecast of 17.2 million. Automakers are counting on low interest rates, stable fuel prices, rising wages and near-full employment to counter some headwinds and continue driving sales in the second half.... Read More »

HYUNDAI-KIA: Small gains and large; records for both

2:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Both Kia and Hyundai set June sales records with help from crossovers. Kia sales rose 16 percent last month, while Hyundai sold nine more vehicles than in the year-earlier period.... Read More »

Robert Cox, ad man behind Ford's 'Quality is Job 1' pitch, dies

5:30 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2016

Robert Cox, an outspoken New York advertising executive who helped Ford embrace the slogan “Quality is Job 1” in the 1980s and later crafted ad campaigns for Honda and Saturn, has died. He was 78.... Read More »

Kia leads industry in J.D. Power quality study

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

Kia overtook Porsche to lead the industry in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality, marking the first time in 27 years that a nonpremium brand has topped the list. Kia, with 83 problems reported per 100 vehicles, joins Toyota as the only nonpremium brands to have finished first in the 30-year history of the Initial Quality Study.... Read More »

3 workers injured at Kia’s new plant in Mexico

6:11 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Three workers were injured at a new Kia Motors factory in northern Mexico on Saturday, after one fell into a sewer ditch and two others attempted a rescue but were also hurt, the head of emergency services said.... Read More »

A FUTURE ON THE 405

Dealer poised to ride Kia's rise

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

Lady luck has been kind to Ken Phillips, the country's top Kia dealer by volume. Now he hopes that trend continues with the opening of his multimillion-dollar Car Pros Kia store in Carson, Calif., along the busy Interstate 405 freeway.... Read More »

Kia, Hyundai recall over 400,000 vehicles to fix 4 glitches

5:00 pm U.S. ET | June 17, 2016

Hyundai-Kia is recalling more than 400,000 vehicles for four separate safety glitches that cover front lower control arms, faulty hood latches and seat belt retractor screws that may be improperly installed.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Making road a smarter place

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Making road a smarter place: BMW CEO on AI, Google exec looks to flying cars, Bosch's vision of safe travel; Boler-Davis head of GM global manufacturing; UAW and Tesla?; Kia plant deal.... Read More »

Kia, Mexican state reach deal to cut tax breaks on new plant

5:25 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2016

The Mexican state of Nuevo Leon reached a deal with Kia Motors to cut the tax breaks the Korean automaker will receive after building its first Mexican plant in the state.... Read More »

Hyundai to launch EV with 200-mile range in 2018

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

Hyundai Motor Co. plans to launch an electric vehicle with a driving range of about 200 miles per charge in 2018. That is nearly double the 112 miles per charge that will be offered by an electric version of Hyundai's Ioniq sedan, which will debut this year.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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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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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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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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