Kia

Autotrader, Kia capitalize on NBA All-Star Weekend festivities

5:27 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

Autotrader is using NBA All-Star Weekend as a springboard for its latest ad campaign. Kia, meanwhile, has been capitalizing on the All-Star hype this week by giving people in New Orleans free rides through a promotion with Uber.... Read More »

Kia steps up product offensive in Europe

Feb. 17, 2017 06:01 CET

Kia is stepping up its product offensive in Europe with the launches of new models such as a small SUV, a sporty sedan and replacements for its Rio and Picanto cars. The brand plans to introduce 22 new or replacement models, face-lifts and derivatives in Europe through 2020.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia launch captive finance arm in Germany

Feb. 16, 2017 06:01 CET

Hyundai and Kia plan to support their new-car sales in Europe by launching a captive financial services business, breaking away from partner Santander and starting with the foundation of a bank in Germany.... Read More »

Hyundai Motor hires former GM researcher to lead self-driving car center

10:12 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2017

Hyundai Motor Group has hired a former GM researcher to oversee its center to develop fully autonomous vehicles, joining other automakers and Silicon Valley giants in accelerating efforts on the fast-growing technology.... Read More »

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BLOG: Melissa McCarthy's SNL cameo was a gift for Kia Super Bowl spot

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2017

Melissa McCarthy's outrageous star turn on Saturday Night Live as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on the eve of the Super Bowl paid off for one of the game's biggest advertisers -- Kia.... Read More »

Import tax would hit JLR hardest ($17,000 per vehicle), Ford least ($282)

7:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

As Washington mulls a tax on imports, an auto industry study suggests the policy would deliver the sharpest blow to Jaguar Land Rover while giving a leg up to Ford and Tesla.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Super Bowl ad winners

8:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Kia, Lexus lead Super Bowl ad winners; Toyota posts lower earnings, offers detail on Suzuki collaboration; Lear to buy seat business; Hyundai, Chevy, Nissan, Subaru plan Chicago reveals.... Read More »

Kia may limit dealers who can sell Stinger

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Kia's new Stinger luxury hatchback was the hit of the Detroit auto show when it debuted in January, and the brand has big plans for its impact on Kia's image. But not all dealers will get to sell the Stinger when it arrives to market late this year.... Read More »

SUPER BOWL ROUNDUP

Social themes, Alfa Romeo's comeback on the Super Bowl ad highlight reel

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2017

Automakers used the Super Bowl -- an overtime thriller with the New England Patriots defeating the Atlanta Falcons -- to deliver messages that were a step above the typical product pitches. There was a clear effort among brands to connect with consumers through themes that sound more inspirational than corporate. Meanwhile, FCA sent its loudest message yet that Alfa Romeo is back in the United States.... Read More »

HYUNDAI-KIA: Finding strength in small cars

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Korea's automakers posted a 1.4 percent drop in combined U.S. volume for January as Hyundai's sales gains weren't enough to offset a slipping Kia.... Read More »

Kia's Super Bowl ad features Melissa McCarthy's environmentalism

11:56 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Can environmentalism be funny? Kia toys with that idea in a Super Bowl LI ad that shows Melissa McCarthy attempting to save a whale, a falling tree and a charging rhinoceros.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Penske on U.S. vs. Europe stores

7:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2017

Penske on U.S. vs. Europe stores; Scarpelli takes helm; Dealer spotlight site; Cadillac to tweak incentive plan; Chevy expects retail-share gain, Buick, Ford Bowl ads.... Read More »

Kia dealers concerned about stair-step program, vehicle mix

6:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2017

Kia dealers are seeking more tweaks to the brand’s stair-step program as the automaker continues its march toward an internal goal of 5 percent share of the U.S. market by 2020.... Read More »

Q&A: BENNY YOUNT, KIA NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

Kia dealers want to reverse their slumping profits

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

Kia's 2016 performance was a glass-half-full/glass-half-empty proposition. Sales were up nicely -- particularly impressive considering Kia's lineup is light on light trucks. But dealer profits dropped about 16 percent for the year.... Read More »

Kia drafts Trump contingency plan

Jan. 26, 2017 11:30 CET

Kia is drawing up a contingency plan to cope with the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump, reflecting growing wariness by Asian exporters about the prospect of U.S. protectionism.... Read More »

Kia will launch small SUV this year

Jan. 26, 2017 09:28 CET

Kia will debut a subcompact SUV later this year as the automaker bids to enter a booming segment and challenge models such as the Nissan Juke.... Read More »

Kia prices 2017 Niro hybrid from $23,785

1:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2017

Kia's new hybrid crossover now has a base price -- $23,785. The Niro is going on sale as demand for alternative-powered vehicles slumps in the U.S.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Wal-Mart jumps into car sales

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Wal-Mart jumps into car sales; Ford Credit launches online buying, financing; Penske ends no-haggle pilot; Google search exec joins Uber; Nissan, Hyundai-Kia join fleet elite.... Read More »

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Kia Stinger will need a hook to reel in luxury customers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

The success of Kia's new Stinger hatchback depends heavily on how Kia handles the launch, including lease options and marketing.... Read More »

What sets Kia Stinger, Genesis G70 apart?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2017

Answering the question definitively will be crucial for both Kia and Genesis. Both cars are looking to challenge the established compact sport sedans and will need to carve out different identities for themselves.... Read More »

Kia Stinger aims for halo effect in Europe

Jan. 19, 2017 10:58 CET

Kia will launch its Stinger four-door fastback model in Europe in the fourth quarter. The brand hopes the rwd Stinger will serve as a halo model and will offer the car with a 3.3-liter engine variant that will be Kia's fastest production car to date.... Read More »

Oomph, cathedrals, doppelgangers and dropped jaws: Kia's Stinger and what people are saying

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

Kia made the 2017 Detroit auto show a platform to showcase the Stinger, aiming to add some thrill to its lineup and challenge European luxury automakers. Here's what people are saying about the performance car.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia plan $3.1 billion U.S. investment, consider new plant

6:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

Hyundai and Kia said they will spend $3.1 billion in the U.S. in the next five years, joining other vehicle manufacturers in announcing investment plans amid threats from President-elect Donald Trump of higher levies on auto imports from Mexico.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. That said, a few vehicles in the show are important and significant.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The most important vehicles at the 2017 Detroit auto show

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

The 2017 edition of the North American International Auto Show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. But several vehicles in the show are important and significant.... Read More »

 
Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Why China's new EV policy could cause a rift with Germany

Yang Jian
3:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31 2017

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Germany's ambassador to China, Michael Clauss, is a vocal opponent of Beijing's environmental plans ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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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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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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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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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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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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