Kia

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 »

MAY U.S. SALES

May sales drop 6.1% on weak car sales; SAAR stays strong

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

The U.S. auto industry recorded its biggest monthly sales drop in nearly six years in May as most automakers posted declines amid plunging demand for passenger cars. May volume fell 6.1 percent to 1.5 million vehicles. Still, the SAAR came in at 17.46 million, a level on par with last year’s record sales.... Read More »

HYUNDAI-KIA: Sales rise in May on crossover gains

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

Hyundai's U.S. sales rose 12 percent from May 2015 to a record 71,006 vehicles for the month. U.S. sales for Kia, Hyundai's corporate affiliate, also rose, albeit a narrow 0.8 percent.... Read More »

Hyundai to launch 200-mile EV in 2018

10:41 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Hyundai Motor said it plans to launch an electric vehicle with a driving range of about 200 miles per charge in 2018, aiming to better compete with other electric car makers such as Tesla Motors Inc.... Read More »

Kia hamsters return in Soul ad showing in movie theaters

2:49 pm U.S. ET | May 31, 2016

Kia Motors' hamsters made their return to the advertising scene this past weekend in over 34,000 U.S. movie theaters.... Read More »

Zuchowski to dealers: Get with the times

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski is sounding a call to his dealers that their way of doing business must change - fast.... Read More »

PSA, Kia forecast higher production in Slovakia

May 19, 2016 17:48 CET

PSA and Kia forecast higher production at their plants in Slovakia this year. The country is home to three car factories and will see a Jaguar Land Rover plant open in 2018.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dealer sees new hope for Mitsu

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

Dealer chief sees new hope for Mitsubishi; Ghosn pay proves provocative; Opel denies allegations; Sporty Kia spied; Google vet turns to self-driving big rigs; Ford makes like a tree.... Read More »

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 »

 
Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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