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BUILDING AND REBUILDING BRANDS

The long and painful birth of Genesis

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
As thorny as Genesis' retail rework has been, the U.S. dealer showdown is just one of many trials testing global brand chief Manfred Fitzgerald as he births a luxury brand. Zoom out to the global scale, and Genesis is clearly a work in progress on other measures, too.

Inside Hyundai heir's plan to fend off activist investor's attack

11:20 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018
With one of the most tenacious activist investors breathing down his neck, Hyundai's crown prince is preparing to defend his family's dominance of the world's fifth-largest automotive empire.

Automotive News Europe names the 2018 Rising Stars winners

May 7, 2018 06:01 CET
Seventeen young and talented automotive executives have been named as Rising Stars within the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe.

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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for May

May 7, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at how PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares' integration of Opel/Vauxhall is progressing.

Course correction for Genesis' 'misguided missile'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
Is Hyundai’s Genesis a make or a “model?” The question is at the heart of the lingering confusion surrounding the luxury brand’s retail strategy.

EDITORIAL

Can Hyundai dealers believe in Genesis?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
Given the history we've cataloged, we'd caution them to consider their options very carefully.

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Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge

May 2, 2018 12:35 CET
Hyundai sees Europe as a key market for its Nexo fuel cell car because the region has more advanced plans than other global markets to expand its refueling infrastructure.

HYUNDAI/KIA: Hyundai, Kia and Genesis all drop

4:08 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018
Hyundai Motor America's U.S. sales were down 11 percent from the year-earlier period to 56,063 units.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Jeep, VW rise in a down month for U.S. sales

3:45 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018
Jeep, VW rise in a down month for U.S. sales; Hyundai to offer Genesis to all its U.S. dealers; Shakeup at Ford-dealer JV; 17 states suing EPA over plan to scrap emissions targets.

Genesis changes its mind on retail network -- again

1:11 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018
Genesis General Manager Erwin Raphael told Hyundai's dealer council last week that the opportunity to sell the brand would now be offered to all Hyundai dealers in the United States -- a complete shift from the brand's previous thinking.

In the beginning ... many dealers helped establish Genesis

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
Hyundai's luxury journey has been a long, confusing road for dealers, who put in the work on the ground to help establish the automaker's upscale credentials. Many of them will be watching from the sidelines as the Genesis brand takes flight.

A luxury roller-coaster ride

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
Hyundai's journey into luxury has been a bumpy, tortuous ride for its dealers, thanks to a strategy that was unclear from the start.

Hyundai's first-quarter profit halves on bleak U.S., China sales

April 26, 2018 10:11 CET
Hyundai's first-quarter net profit halved as bleak U.S. and China sales, a strong South Korean currency and labor union strikes dragged on the automaker's earnings.

Activist investor turns up heat on Hyundai

6:27 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018
Activist hedge fund Elliott Management dismissed Hyundai Motor Group's restructuring plan as insufficient on Monday and called on the South Korean conglomerate to adopt a holding company strategy and appoint more independent board members.

VIDEO: First Shift: Hedge fund pushes Hyundai to add board seats

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018
Fund seeks Hyundai board changes; GM Korea averts bankruptcy; Toyota raises Avalon base price $2K; Independent monitor blasts VW; Ford nixes GM 9-speed; Standing by stick shifts.

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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly

April 19, 2018 06:01 CET
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior will attract more families and additional female buyers to its new Sante Fe SUV.

FTC warns against warranty-voiding policies

4:58 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2018
Hyundai Motor America was one of six companies selling cars, cellphones and video gaming systems which received FTC warning letters about illegal warranty-voiding practices.

Kia Europe names Herrera new COO

April 12, 2018 21:29 CET
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chief operating officer following the promotion of Michael Cole.

Kia Motors America COO Michael Sprague leaving company

11:14 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2018
Michael Sprague, the former Ford executive who notched a steady series of promotions in nearly a decade at Kia Motors America, is leaving the Korean automaker. Sprague, 52, Kia's COO since 2015, will step down April 17, Kia said in a statement. No successor has been appointed.

Hyundai group under pressure from U.S. activist hedge fund with $1 billion stake

7:32 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2018
A unit of activist hedge fund Elliott Management revealed that it holds more than $1 billion worth of shares in key affiliates of Hyundai Motor Group and called for more rapid reform of the auto giant's governance.

U.S. MARCH AUTO SALES

Sales rise 6.4% as spring season starts with a bang

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2018
U.S. light-vehicle deliveries, behind higher discounts and fleet shipments, a surge in light-truck demand and an extra weekend of sales, rose 6.4 percent in March, topping expectations as the critical spring-selling season started off with a bang.

HYUNDAI/KIA: Hyundai drops 11%, Kia up 2.5%

3:31 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2018
Hyundai Motor America's March U.S. sales fell 11 percent from the year-earlier period.

Female Hyundai executive resigns amid #MeToo movement

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2018
A female Hyundai executive in South Korea has resigned after being accused of pressuring female subordinates to pour drinks for and dance with senior male members of staff.

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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for April

April 3, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the future of diesel. Some believe the diesel engine's time is coming to an end, the European car industry cannot back away from diesels, which are crucial to reaching the EU's CO2 targets.

Kona EV highlights Hyundai's powertrain versatility

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
Hyundai's new electric subcompact crossover has an estimated range of 250 miles on a charge.

 
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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