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Kia goals: Refine the ride, polish brand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014

With its lineup almost completely fleshed out, Kia will have a steadier pace of about two major launches per year, each one seeking to make steady progress in refining the ride, handling, powertrains and technologies of the Kia lineup.... Read More »

Hyundai to give crossovers an update and hybrids a spin

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014

Hyundai is already into the first year of a steady period in its new-product cadence that will see at least two significant launches in each of the next three years.... Read More »

Korean automakers enter stable phase

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014

Once specialists in tiny, economy cars, Hyundai and Kia are now fielding a full range of vehicles, from subcompacts to large premium sedans, plus crossovers and some quirky models for good measure.... Read More »

Infiniti seeks to gain from buzz about Q50

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014

As a small luxury brand with big ambitions, Infiniti intends to make the most out of critical model launches, like this year's launch of the Q50 sedan.... Read More »

WRX spinoff will be bigger, sportier

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013

When the redesigned Subaru WRX strikes off on its own as a separate nameplate next spring, it will be longer and roomier, with a sportier look.... Read More »

Kia plans Soul EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013

Kia will introduce an electric version of its 2014 Soul next year, the brand's first EV for the United States.... Read More »

Kia tweaks body on Soul for '14

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2013

The Kia Soul has emerged as the last man standing from the carnage in the boxy small-car segment.... Read More »

Korean brands keep pushing their boundaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013

New products on the way from Hyundai and Kia will continue to test the boundaries of both brands.... Read More »

Kia set to add rwd sedan as flagship

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013

Kia will continue its upscale push with the arrival of the Quoris rear-wheel-drive flagship sedan, expected to arrive as early as next summer.... Read More »

Genesis, Sonata updates on the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013

Now that it fields an entry in most major vehicle segments, Hyundai is turning its attention to keeping its lineup fresh.... Read More »


Kia picks up the product pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2012

After a slow 2012 for new products, Kia will be back on the gas in 2013. A redesigned Forte compact sedan will be launched in January, followed by a five-door hatchback and a coupe by next summer.... Read More »


Hyundai broadens its lineup, tones down its curves

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2012

Hyundai's curvy sheet metal has been well-received since it debuted on the Tucson crossover in 2010. But the automaker will tone down the curves with a new design language, starting with the restyled Sonata mid-sized sedan in the summer of 2014.... Read More »


Hyundai and Kia are planning more prestige-class offerings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2012

Not only have Hyundai and Kia been piling up market share in recent years, they have moved steadily into higher-priced segments. And both Korean brands plan to continue their march upscale with a series of new models and updates in the next three years.... Read More »


China's automakers aren't ready for the States

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2012

If you're wondering when Chinese automakers will arrive in the United States with cars and trucks and rock-bottom prices, don't hold your breath. Right now, China's domestic automakers are playing defense. In their home market, they are losing market share to General Motors and other foreign automakers.... Read More »

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