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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.

Kia recalls 106,428 Sedona minivans over power sliding door issue

11:30 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
Kia is recalling 106,428 Sedona minivans because the power sliding door may not automatically reverse in the presence of obstructions.

HYUNDAI-KIA: Losing streak ends

2:58 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
Hyundai-Kia, behind an expanded crossover lineup, snapped a 17-month streak of U.S. sales declines with a 5.9 percent advance in May light-vehicle deliveries.

ANE's June issue goes live on Monday

June 1, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.

Kia Motors America names Michael Cole COO

2:30 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2018
Kia Motors America has handed the COO reins to Michael Cole, who manned the same position for its European operation since November 2012.

VIDEO: First Shift: Marchionne chided PR chief for denying diesel cheating

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2018
Marchionne chided PR chief for denying diesel cheating; Tesla driver: Autopilot on during crash; Appeal of smaller auto shows; Kia's diesel mild hybrid; NBA players take Waymo ride.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A reconfigured K900

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
Kia’s second-generation K900, which debuted last week at the New York auto show, is a little longer and wider than its predecessor.

Kia awards, new product create dealer optimism

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
Kia dealers are riding high on vehicle quality awards and new product, but they are concerned about dealership profitability.

Kia refreshes 2 models for 2019

1:15 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2018
Kia is upgrading its lineup with a trio of vehicles that will replace models that are losing traction: the Optima sedan, Sedona minivan and the upmarket K900 sedan.

Kia: Customer care, product keys to profit

5:47 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2018
Focus on new product and customer satisfaction to improve profitability, Kia executives told dealers here on Saturday.

Q&A: JOHN KIEFER, KIA NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

KIA: Dealers buoyed by bolstered crossover lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2018
Kia's sales slipped in 2017, but with in-demand products rolling out this year, dealers are hopeful that sales and profitability will tick up.

VIDEO: First Shift: U.S. probes Hyundai, Kia airbag failures

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
U.S. probes Hyundai, Kia airbag failures; Dana, Melrose sweeten GKN bids; Online sales products, China's GAC in spotlight at NADA; O'Sullivan joins marketer's board; Jeep concepts.

Kia better positioned with new products

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
With new and updated product rolling out this year, Kia dealers expect the brand to be better positioned to meet the market's demands.

Hyundai, Kia probed by U.S. for airbag failures in deadly crashes

10:55 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2018
NHTSA said it is opening a probe into why some airbags failed to deploy in Hyundai and Kia vehicles after crashes in which four people were reportedly killed and another six injured.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: An EV revolution, fueled by gasoline

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 8, 2018
An EV revolution, fueled by gasoline; Blasting off in electric sports cars; CDK's new DMS; Senate plans Takata recall hearing; Nissan teases '19 Altima, Kia previews K900.

Hyundai, Kia bringing back large crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2018
Hyundai and Kia are jumping back into the large crossover segment with two models recently spotted by spy photographers.

HYUNDAI-KIA: Slump drags on but truck-car mix improves

3:42 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2018
Hyundai Motor America couldn't keep pace with 2017's record-setting February as U.S. sales dropped 13 percent last month.

Kia picks Canada chief to head U.S. unit

3:59 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2018
Kia Motors said SeugKyu (Sean) Yoon, its top executive in Canada, has been named CEO of Kia Motors America.

 
Why Aston Martin's CEO expects automaker to be more profitable than Ferrari

Nick Gibbs
4:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10 2018

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Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Douglas A. Bolduc
3:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7 2018

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Tesla readies a surprise in Europe

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Tesla is expected to reveal a new vehicle at the Grand Basel auto show, according to an invitation s ...
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Moving out of Sergio's shadow

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Mike Manley took the helm at Fiat Chrysler just four days before the death of former CEO Sergio Marc ...
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ZF invests in future engineers with a U.S. robot competition

Richard Truett
1:08 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28 2018

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Facing a shortage of engineers, ZF Group and other auto companies are taking a long view and are ram ...
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Why domestic automakers will not dominate China's luxury EV market

Yang Jian
7:26 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24 2018

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Beijing realizes that young domestic automakers can never beat global giants with traditional combus ...
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