Kia

Kia tops J.D. Power quality rankings amid shake-up

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

Kia took the top spot in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality for a second consecutive year. The annual industry ratings reached a new record and domestic brands maintained their edge over foreign rivals.... Read More »

Kia says Stonic will be key conquest model

June 21, 2017 09:05 CET

Kia said its new Stonic will be a key conquest model for the brand in the booming subcompact SUV/crossover segment.... Read More »

Kia readies Stonic launch in key SUV/crossover segment

June 7, 2017 11:49 CET

Kia said the Stonic will be its "most customizable" car to date. The new model will be a key launch for the brand in the booming subcompact/SUV segment.... Read More »

HYUNDAI-KIA: Few bright spots as volume falls

4:05 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2017

Hyundai-Kia had a rough month of May as sales declines throughout their lineups resulted in a 12 percent overall drop to 118,518 deliveries. The brands are down a total of 7.1 percent on the year to 531,446 sales.
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U.S. regulators open probe into timing of Hyundai, Kia recalls

8:21 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2017

NHTSA could impose steep fines if it determines that recalls for engine defects -- prompted by a South Korean whistleblower -- weren't conducted in a timely manner and didn't cover enough vehicles.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia ordered by S. Korea to recall vehicles after whistleblower report

May 12, 2017 09:27 CET

Hyundai and Kia will recall 240,000 vehicles in South Korea after the government issued a compulsory recall order over safety defects first flagged by a whistleblower. The action will cover 12 models, including the Elantra, Sonata, Santa Fe and Genesis.... Read More »

APRIL U.S. SALES

U.S. sales fall 4.7% in April as car slump drags on

9:15 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales fell 4.7 percent in April as big automakers, amid plunging car demand, posted declines with ever-rising incentives failing to shake the industry from its longest slump in years. The SAAR came in at 16.92 million.... Read More »

HYUNDAI-KIA: Volume down, incentives up

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Hyundai-Kia Group's April sales slipped 1.9 percent to 116,408 vehicles, a decline that was better than the industrywide drop of 4.7 percent.... Read More »

Kia picks Saad Chehab to lead marketing

1:30 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2017

Kia -- on the cusp of launching its critical Stinger performance sedan -- has hired former Chrysler advertising whiz Saad Chehab as its new marketing chief. The move, effective May 8, brings to Kia the formidable marketing mind behind some of Fiat Chrysler's most acclaimed advertising efforts.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Kia's new marketing chief is imported from FCA

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2017

Kia's new marketing chief is imported from FCA; Ford's Fields sees 'opportunities' in Europe; 4th-straight U.S. sales drop predicted; A Calif. self-driving wish list.... Read More »

Kia plans $1.1 billion plant in India

9:25 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2017

Kia Motors signed a deal to invest about $1.1 billion to build its first factory in India, aiming to tap a fast growing market at a time when its China sales are sagging.... Read More »

BLING FACTOR

Kia tests higher tier in home market

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2017

Kia Motors Corp. is attempting a new premium line in its South Korean home market with the arrival of its slick Stinger GT.... Read More »

Kia packs 2018 Rio with more tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2017

When the fourth-generation Kia Rio arrives at U.S. dealerships this year, customers will find sharper styling and more available tech features on the subcompact.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford to sell Ranger in China

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2017

Ford to sell Ranger in China; Hyundai, Kia recalls; Ex-FBI chief tapped to run Takata funds | Tesla spy art; Report: Piech sells shares to brother; Fueling a self-driving future.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia recall nearly 1.5 million sedans, crossovers for stalled engine risk

6:24 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2017

Hyundai and Kia plan recalls to inspect and, if needed, replace four-cylinder engine assemblies in as many as 1.2 million U.S. vehicles. Manufacturing defects in "Theta" engines could cause engine bearings to wear prematurely and lead to an engine stall.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals

April 7, 2017 06:01 CET

Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity in its new Rio as it hopes offering such features at an affordable price will help the car be more successful in Europe's subcompact segment.... Read More »

Mexico auto output, exports surge in Q1

5:40 pm U.S. ET | April 6, 2017

Mexico's booming auto industry set records across the board in the first quarter, with production jumping 17 percent, exports surging 14 percent and local light-vehicle sales rising 8.9 percent vs. the year-ago period.... Read More »

Kia fuel cell vehicle to arrive in 3 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Kia will get a fuel cell vehicle by 2020 as the Hyundai Motor Group rapidly slashes costs with the next-generation hydrogen technology due next year.... Read More »

HYUNDAI/KIA: A rough month all around

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Hyundai/Kia slumped in March, with sales falling 11 percent to a total of 118,694 units. The results were well behind the 1.7 percent decline for the U.S. industry.... Read More »

SUBARU: Bigger deals deliver another record

5:00 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Subaru's U.S. sales rose 11 percent to 54,871 units in March, marking the 37th consecutive month with sales of 40,000 or more. It was also the brand's 64 straight month of year-over-year gains.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: UAW's ranks grow again

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

UAW's ranks grow again; Genesis, Kia green cars on tap; Ally's finance marketplace; VW rebuffed in Munich; Record-high Tesla output; Carvana IPO plan; Land Rover tuner takedown?... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for April

April 3, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the next steps PSA will need to take to make its purchase of Opel and Vauxhall a success.... Read More »

ANE's April issue goes live Monday

March 31, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, April 3. The new edition looks at the next steps PSA will need to take to make its purchase of Opel and Vauxhall a success.... Read More »

Hyundai is working on dedicated EV platform

March 30, 2017 10:05 CET

Hyundai is developing its first dedicated architecture for electric cars, a top executive said. The platform will allow Hyundai and sister brand Kia to sell EVs that will be "more competitive" than rival offerings, said Lee Ki-sang, a senior vice president at the automaker.... Read More »

Hyundai seeks to renew fuel cell push with long-range SUV

March 30, 2017 11:39 CET

Hyundai, the first automaker to mass-produce fuel cell vehicles, plans to unveil a new hydrogen-powered SUV next year with a longer driving range than rival offerings by Toyota and Honda as it attempts to reclaim leadership in the field.... Read More »

 
Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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Piech isolated at family gathering

Christiaan Hetzner
7:16 am U.S. ET | May 30 2017

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Ferdinand Piech made what may be the last appearance at his family's holding company that controls a ...
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After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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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
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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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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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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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
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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