Retail sales outpace fleet volume in September

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

September U.S. auto sales were driven more by retail volume than fleet activity.... Read More »


BLOG: Old Auto scandals create opening for New Auto

3:23 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Facing a rising tide of disruptors, Old Auto desperately needs to stop being its own worst enemy.... Read More »

Hyundai loses $28.9 million patent infringement trial

6:49 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Hyundai and affiliate Kia were told to pay a Baltimore company $28.9 million after a federal jury said the South Korean carmakers infringed patents related to hybrid engines. The companies pledged to appeal.... Read More »

U.S. sales rise 16% on double-digit gains at Detroit 3, Nissan, Toyota, Honda

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, propelled by Labor Day promotions, fatter deals throughout the month, low gasoline prices and higher light-truck demand, rose 16 percent in September on double-digit gains at the Detroit 3, Toyota Motor, Nissan Group and Honda Motor. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate surged to 18.17 million.... Read More »

Tucson's quick start, Soul help Hyundai-Kia to breakout month

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Slowly but surely, Hyundai Motor Group is shifting resources toward trucks to catch up with rivals in the U.S. market. That paid off in September as sales of the Hyundai Tucson more than doubled with a redesigned model now in showrooms.... Read More »


How design heads see Hyundai's high-end future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2015

Hyundai has pulled back the curtain on its upscale aspirations with its unveiling of the Vision G Concept Coupe in August. Staff Reporter David Undercoffler sat down with Chris Chapman, who leads the Irvine, Calif., studio where it was designed, and Peter Schreyer, head of design for Hyundai and Kia, to talk about their latest project.... Read More »

Hyundai to recall 470,000 Sonatas in the U.S. over engine issue

10:03 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2015

Hyundai said it would recall 470,000 Sonata sedans in the United States to replace faulty engine parts, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.... Read More »

Hyundai kicks off rookie season with NFL

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

In June, Hyundai inked a four-year deal with the NFL, replacing General Motors as automotive sponsor of America's most-watched sports league. After a quarter-century of selling cars in the U.S., Hyundai has improved its products and its business enough that it sees itself in the same league with Honda and Toyota.... Read More »


Hyundai's new CMO aims for a more dominant, loved brand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2015

Newly hired CMO Dean Evans says Hyundai should stand for more than just rational proof points.... Read More »

Hyundai UK retailer Rockar says mall-based sales a success, plans more stores

Sept. 18, 2015 11:48 CET

Hyundai plans to open another mall-based dealership with Rockar in the UK after deeming the first one a success. Rockar displays Hyundai vehicles and inform visitors about the cars, but sales are conducted online.... Read More »

Hyundai waves big green flag for high-performance N line

2:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

Hyundai, led by the M Series chief engineer hired from BMW, is moving forward with a high-performance line, possibly with new engines, crossovers and hybrid variants, to burnish its reputation amid flagging sales.... Read More »

Hyundai unveils a more refined Elantra

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Hyundai's redesigned Elantra sedan gets more streamlined styling, higher engine output, better fuel economy and improved driving dynamics through use of lightweight high-strength steel and an overhauled suspension.... Read More »

A tale of 2 fleet sales strategies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Hyundai-Kia's overall sales in August increased 5 percent, while GM slipped 0.7 percent. But here's the rest of the story: Hyundai-Kia fleet volume soared 35 percent in the month while its August retail sales inched up by less than a percent compared with the prior year. GM retail climbed 5.9 percent in August, but it slashed fleet volume 24 percent in August.... Read More »

Google hires TrueCar's Krafcik to steer auto project

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2015

Google is bringing in John Krafcik, the veteran Ford and Hyundai executive, to head its self-driving car program, presenting the clearest sign yet of Google's broad commercial aspirations for the project. Krafcik, 53, a manufacturing expert and a fan of disruptive technology, comes to Google from car-shopping service TrueCar.... Read More »


BLOG: In Krafcik, Google gains a visionary

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2015

Anyone who has spent any time with John Krafcik knows he isn't a typical auto executive. In a business where it's easy to get fixated on the next month of sales, the next quarter of earnings and the next model year, Krafcik takes the long view.... Read More »


Why Hyundai Europe expects leveling off after record-breaking 2015

Sept. 11, 2015 06:01 CET

Hyundai Europe's new focus is less on growing sales but more on boosting profits through a repositioning of the brand as an upscale product that can generate higher sticker prices. Thomas Schmid, Hyundai Europe's Chief Operating Officer, explained the change to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Hyundai kicks off NFL advertising with gameday gag

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015

Hyundai launches its NFL sponsorship today with a television ad airing during the regular-season opener between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers. In June, Hyundai announced a four-year deal with the NFL, replacing GM, which had sponsored the NFL since 2001.... Read More »

6th-gen Hyundai Elantra gets new design, more safety tech, better mpg

6:42 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2015

Hyundai pulled the wraps off a redesigned Elantra compact sedan that gets more mature, streamlined styling, higher engine output and better fuel economy.... Read More »

Hyundai brings back Nissan's Hatami as U.S. sales chief

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015

Derrick Hatami, who left Hyundai last January to become U.S. sales chief at Nissan, will return to Hyundai to fill the company's new vacancy for a U.S. sales chief.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia notch records on Santa Fe, Soul

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Facing stock market turmoil and an unfriendly calendar, Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia still set monthly U.S. sales records in August on strong demand for crossovers. Hyundai reported selling 72,012 vehicles for the month, a 2.9 percent increase, as Kia claimed 58,897 units sold, up 7.7 percent.... Read More »

Hyundai's U.S. sales chief Pradzinski departs abruptly

1:09 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Bob Pradzinski, the No. 2 sales executive at Hyundai Motor America behind CEO Dave Zuchowski, has left the company, Hyundai said today. There was no immediate word on a successor for that post. Pradzinski, 55, was a 26-year Hyundai veteran.... Read More »

Kia's sleeker Sportage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Kia has released pictures of its fourth-generation Sportage before the compact crossover's debut next month at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »


Kia releases Sportage pictures ahead of show debut

Aug. 27, 2015 10:30 CET

Kia released pictures of its latest Sportage ahead of the model's debut at the Frankfurt auto show. The fourth-generation Sportage gets a sleeker look and an upscale interior to help it boost its competitiveness in the tough compact SUV segment.... Read More »


Hyundai concept will showcase brand's performance credentials

Aug. 26, 2015 11:07 CET

Hyundai is trying to burnish its performance credentials and will unveil an “ultimate concept car” at next month's Frankfurt auto show that expands on the company's sporty N subbrand and showcases racing design.... Read More »

Kia preps a coupelike Sportage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

Kia has given its Sportage a sleeker look and a more upscale interior. The new crossover will have Kia's “most refined, highest-quality cabin to date,” and a “bold, progressive design,” Kia said. The fourth-generation Sportage will be unveiled next month at the Frankfurt auto show and will debut in 2016.... Read More »

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