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Koreans to polish their luxury wares

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

There used to be no such thing as a Korean luxury car. Now, Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia will take their luxury lineups to the next level. Hyundai plans to redesign its top-of-the-line Equus for the 2017 model year. At the same time, Kia will re-engineer its Cadenza.... Read More »

Hyundai gears up to plug holes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

For the last few years, Hyundai's ambitions for U.S. growth have been foiled by a scant lineup of crossovers and trucks. Hyundai will remedy that with a future product plan that includes a small CUV to vie with the Honda HR-V and perhaps a versatile pickup truck based on the Santa Cruz concept from the January's Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Updates to core models will keep Kia busy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Kia will have a crammed calendar over the next year as the company prepares to open a new small-car factory in Mexico. It will be updating three of its mainstay models: the Rio subcompact, the Forte compact and the Sportage compact crossover.... Read More »

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 »

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