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What's behind Hyundai-Kia quality win?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2014
Hyundai-Kia's first-ever first-place showing in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study is a significant milestone for a Korean manufacturer that once struggled with quality.... Read More »

 

Hyundai-Kia tops J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study for 1st time

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2014
For the first time, Hyundai-Kia group topped rival automakers in JD Power's Initial Quality Study, while last year's leader, General Motors, fell to third.... Read More »

 

WHEN THE MUSIC FADES

Ford, Kia tested as audiences shrink for 'Idol' and 'The Voice'

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2014
Ford and Kia have been intertwined with The Voice and American Idol through elaborate sponsorship deals that include vehicles given as prizes to the top performers.... Read More »

 

SEGMENT SPOTLIGHT

Large cars, after brief comeback, lose traction

4:24 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
The large car's comeback appears over. After a solid rise in 2013, U.S. sales of nonluxury big sedans dropped 5 percent through May, while car sales were flat and total light-vehicle sales jumped 5 percent.... Read More »

 

Crossovers fuel gains for smaller Asian brands

3:24 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Strong demand for crossovers drove sales gains at smaller Asian brands in May. Kia posted its best U.S. sales month in company history with May sales of 60,087, up 15 percent from the year-ago month. Kia's banner month got a boost from a 37 percent gain in sales of the boxy Soul subcompact and a 49 percent increase in Sportage compact crossover deliveries.... Read More »

 

Kia plans first assembly plant in Mexico, report says

11:10 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Kia Motors plans to break ground soon on a new plant in Mexico, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, a further sign that the company and its affiliate, Hyundai, are easing an unofficial moratorium on capacity growth.... Read More »

 

Study ranks Hyundai as greenest in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Hyundai Motor Co., which has championed smaller engines, dethroned Honda Motor Co. as the greenest automaker in the United States, a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists said.... Read More »

 

Kia aims $60,400 K900 at 'confident individualists'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Kia is taking the slow and steady approach to its freshly launched K900 luxury sedan.... Read More »

 

Kia's quest: Jump into mainstream

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Kia executives in Seoul say the top-shelf K900 sedan, which hit showrooms in March, is key to a grand plan to transform Kia into a mainstream brand on par with Volkswagen or Toyota by 2018.... Read More »

 

NHTSA upgrades Kia Sorento sunroof probe

7:16 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2014
Federal safety regulators upgraded an investigation involving 65,347 Kia Sorento SUVs after receiving consumer complaints that the optional glass sunroof had shattered.... Read More »

 

$60,000 Kia K900 made for 'confident individualists,' says VP

4:06 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2014
Kia is taking the slow and steady approach to its freshly launched K900 luxury sedan.... Read More »

 

Kia Soul EV's top market will be U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2014
Kia Motors aims to sell 5,000 electric units of its boxy Soul subcompact a year worldwide. Kia expects the United States to be the Soul EV's biggest market. The Soul EV, which went on sale April 14 in South Korea, will hit U.S. showrooms in the second half of the year.... Read More »

 

Top Kia exec casts doubts on Schreyer's hopes for roadster

May 9, 2014 06:01 CET
A top Kia executive doused designer Peter Schreyer's dreams for a sporty roadster, saying it wouldn't adequately build the brand or boost profits.... Read More »

 

16 million? It's looking good

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
With signs that more car shoppers were jumping onto U.S. dealership Web sites in April, analysts expect the industry's renewed sales momentum to continue in the coming months.... Read More »

 

Kia decides sponsorship of Clippers no longer slam-dunk

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Kia Motors America — as well as Mercedes-Benz dealers and CarMax — dropped its sponsorship of the Los Angeles Clippers following racist remarks allegedly made by team owner Donald Sterling.... Read More »

 

Top Kia exec casts doubts on Schreyer's hopes for roadster

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
A top Kia Motors Corp. executive doused designer Peter Schreyer's dreams for a sporty roadster, saying it wouldn't adequately build the brand or boost profits.... Read More »

 

NBA ban on Clippers owner clears path for sponsors Kia, M-B, CarMax to return

6:00 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2014
With Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned for life from the NBA for making racially insensitive comments, the door appears open for corporate sponsors such as Kia Motors America and CarMax to one day return to the team.... Read More »

 

Kia, M-B dealers and CarMax pull plug on L.A. Clippers sponsorships

2:15 pm U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Kia Motors America, Mercedes-Benz dealers and CarMax are among corporate sponsors abandoning the suddenly toxic Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association following racist remarks allegedly made by the team's billionaire owner, Donald Sterling.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Kia enhances Soul's SUV traits

April 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Rising demand for subcompact-sized SUV-styled models has driven Kia to put more emphasis on the latest Soul's crossover characteristics.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Hyundai, Toyota to debut mid-sized sedan rivals

April 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Hyundai and Toyota have key product debuts at the New York auto show. BMW will unveil the X4 crossover while Mercedes debuts the S63 AMG coupe, a high-performance version of the S-class coupe.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Kia retools Sedona with more legroom, flexible seating

6:02 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Kia is giving its retooled Sedona minivan more legroom, an interior with customizable seating arrangements and new, muscular sheet metal for 2015. Kia announced details and partial specifications of the 2015 Sedona today ahead of its appearance at the New York auto show this week.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Mid-sized sedans and crossovers to square off in the Big Apple

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Hyundai will roll out its 2015 Sonata while Toyota offers an aggressive midcycle freshening of the Camry at the New York auto show this week. And Subaru will pit its redesigned 2015 Outback crossover against the next Nissan Murano.... Read More »

 

Less reliance on fleet sales in March

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Automakers continue to cut their reliance on U.S. fleet sales as car rental companies strategically reduce vehicle purchases.... Read More »

 

Kia confirms redesigned Sedona for New York show

11:48 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2014
Kia today confirmed it will show a redesigned Sedona minivan next week at the New York auto show. The Sedona will ride on a new chassis and be powered by 3.3-liter direct injection V-6 engine, Kia says.... Read More »

 

Kia plans unveiling in New York; will it be successor to Sedona?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Kia will reveal what is expected to be the successor to its Sedona minivan at the New York auto show next week.... Read More »

 

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