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2020 Kia Telluride crossover goes big, with fashionable touch

6:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2018
The 2020 Telluride will become the biggest crossover in Kia's lineup as the brand weaves into New York fashion week to help capitalize on the ongoing consumer shift to crossovers.

HYUNDAI-KIA: Improved retail, product mix, fatter deals deliver gain

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2018
Retail sales at Hyundai and Genesis rose by double digits but were partially offset by declining fleet sales, even as product mix improved and overall incentive spending per unit increased.

Kia ProCeeds with wagon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2018
Kia is set to reveal its much-buzzed-about, Europe-only ProCeed September 13.

VIDEO: First Shift: VW launches $4B car sharing, technology push

8:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2018
VW launches $4B car sharing, technology push; '20 Ford Explorer spied as police vehicle; Kia future product; AV startup Zoox fires CEO; Toyota, Mahindra on 'Change the World' list.

Kia has Telluride crossover, green cars on the horizon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2018
Expect to see the Niro's nameplate expanded with a fully electric edition soon, while Kia adds the Telluride to the lineup to further capitalize on the shift to crossovers.

Hyundai-Kia pipeline shows group's versatility

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2018
Korean auto brands, which ruled J.D. Power's closely watched quality rankings this year, are improving their product arsenals and better aligning their U.S. portfolios to meet demand for crossovers.

Toyota Sienna rates marginal in passenger-side overlap crash test

12:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2018
The 2018 Toyota Sienna rated marginal in the IIHS' latest passenger-side small-overlap front crash tests, while the 2018 Honda Odyssey received a good rating.

BEST PRACTICES

Waze routes more service work to Kia store

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2018
The suburban Cleveland store has used Waze to assist in increasing service and repair leads 57 percent in the last year through targeted marketing and advertising with the GPS app.

JULY U.S. SALES

Sales dip to start 2nd half amid car slump

9:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2018
Paced by declines at Ford, the Japan 3, General Motors and Hyundai-Kia, light-vehicle sales fell in July as the auto industry lost speed going into the second half of a year projected to be weaker than the robust first six months. The SAAR fell to 16.73 million, in line with projections. Light-truck demand rose while car deliveries skidded 18 percent.

HYUNDAI-KIA: Retail gains at Hyundai partially offset fleet cutbacks

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2018
Combined U.S. sales at Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors fell 5.1 percent to 104,864 in July, with retail sales at Hyundai rising slightly to counter a sharp 51 percent drop in combined fleet deliveries at the Hyundai and Genesis brands.

Hyundai-Kia mileage settlement to be reconsidered by U.S. appeals court

3:54 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2018
A U.S. appeals court will reconsider its decision to throw out a $210 million nationwide class-action settlement for owners of Hyundai and Kia vehicles whose fuel economy was inflated.

JAY RAMEY

7 Fiat Chrysler models we wouldn't have without Sergio Marchionne

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2018
Fiat's at-first-shaky takeover of Chrysler and its collection of brands and technology, under Sergio Marchionne's leadership, proved to be a move that not only rescued some brands, but generated plenty of fascinating vehicles.

Collectors expert McKeel Hagerty says it's a 'golden age of muscle'

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2018
You don't have to go into too many old barns to find the collector cars of tomorrow, says one of the collectible trade's leading authorities, Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty.

Kia, SiriusXM to continue partnership for another five years, companies say

9:39 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2018
Drivers of Kia Motors America vehicles will continue to get a three-month SiriusXM All Access subscription upon purchase for another five years.

JAY RAMEY

The Kia Stinger is now a police car

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2018
The Kia Stinger will be the first foreign-made police car to join the Queensland Road Policing Command in Australia; other states rely on a mix of Chrysler and BMW vehicles.

HYUNDAI/KIA: Expanded crossover lineup provides lift

4:40 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2018
Combined U.S. sales at Hyundai and Kia rose 9 percent to 120,623 in June, helped by healthy demand for expanded crossover lineups.

NHTSA launches review of Kia, Hyundai engine failures for noncollision fire risk

2:48 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2018
The review, confirmed in a letter to Sen. Bill Nelson, follows a petition from the Center for Auto Safety for federal safety regulators to investigate noncrash fire risks in Kia and Hyundai vehicles.

A KOREAN SWEEP

Genesis, Kia, Hyundai top J.D. Power quality rankings for 1st time

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
Korean brands secured the top three spots in J.D. Power's annual report card on new-vehicle quality for the first time in the study's 31-year history. New quality at the Detroit 3 continues to improve faster than the overall industry.

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Kia shakes up Ceed family

June 15, 2018 06:01 CET
Kia is shaking up its Ceed compact car family in response to the rising popularity of SUVs and crossovers. Besides giving the latest-generation model advanced safety technology, a cleaner diesel engine and a better ride, Kia will add new variants.

Some Hyundai, Kia vehicles should be probed for noncrash fires, safety advocate says

11:23 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
The Center for Auto Safety has asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles built in the United States for potential noncrash fire risk.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Tesla slashing 9% of workforce

4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
Tesla slashing 9% of workforce; Tariff woes: U.S. could lose 1 million sales, analyst says; Barra: 'So many moving pieces'; Group seeks Hyundai, Kia fire probe; Dealers less optimistic.

After cute hamsters, Kia turns to cute kids

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Saad Chehab, who joined Kia Motors America in May 2017 as vice president of marketing communications, said the brand needed the fresh look for its summer sales campaign.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Japanese automakers slam tariff threat

3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2018
Japan carmakers slam tariff threat; Kia recall; Group urges Autopilot fix; UAW-Chrysler training center sues to retrieve embezzled funds; As GM, Waymo ramp up, Ford plays long game.

Kia recalls 507,000 vehicles in U.S. for airbag glitch

11:54 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2018
Kia is recalling more than 507,000 vehicles in the United States because an electronic glitch may prevent airbags from deploying in the event of a crash.

2018 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Automotive News Europe honors the 2018 Rising Stars

June 5, 2018 21:30 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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A plot twist for Nissan's success story in Europe

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29 2018

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Will FCA's dividend come at the expense of investments?

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27 2018

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Why foreign automakers feel no pressure to develop EVs in China

Yang Jian
5:12 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27 2018

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Why horsepower needs to be retired

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7 2018

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VW distances itself from IPO speculation

Christiaan Hetzner
6:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31 2018

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VW has backed away from recent speculation sparked by its Porsche brand that the group might spin-of ...
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