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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.

Kia will partially electrify Ceed lineup

Feb. 16, 2018 10:24 CET
Kia will partially electrify its Ceed lineup with a 48-volt mild hybrid but has no plans to add a full-electric version.

Toyota leaves Pyeongchang podium to S. Korean rivals

9:20 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2018
Toyota realized before signing on as a new Olympic sponsor almost three years ago that South Korea's Winter Games, like the local car market, would always belong to local rivals Hyundai and Kia.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Kia freshens Ceed with new look, better handling

Feb. 7, 2018 06:01 CET
Kia hopes new technologies, a "more self-confident" design and better driving dynamics will gives its new Ceed a boost in Europe's compact car segment against rivals such as the VW Golf and Ford Focus.

2018 SUPER BOWL

Kia's Super Bowl ad shows Steven Tyler finding youth

6:31 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is turning back the wheels of time with a lap around the racetrack in Kia's Super Bowl ad. The aging Aerosmith frontman rediscovers his youth on a dusty, barren track.

HYUNDAI-KIA: Weaker car demand hurts results again

5:04 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018
Hyundai-Kia's U.S. sales dropped 6.4 percent in January behind a 16 percent decline in car deliveries. Combined light-truck volume at Hyundai, Kia and Genesis rose 15 percent last month.

Schreyer, Stinger help cement Kia's new image

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2018
With the Stinger sports sedan, Kia's head of design says, "we have the crown on the model range" and an influencer for the brand's bread-and-butter products.

Kia releases Super Bowl ad teaser

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2018
Kia released a Super Bowl ad teaser on YouTube for its 2018 Kia Stinger sport sedan, starring Brazilian racing icon Emerson Fittipaldi and a mystery driver.

U.S. appeals court decertifies class action in Hyundai-Kia fuel economy settlement

1:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2018
A federal appeals court overturned a lower court's decision to grant class certification to car owners who settled with Hyundai and its Kia affiliate over the fuel efficiency of their vehicles.

VIDEO: First Shift: Chinese SUV planned for U.S. sale in '19

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2018
At Detroit show: China's GAC plans U.S. sales in '19; Toyota's long view on Avalon; High-performance Hyundai Veloster; Stinger DNA in Kia Forte; Preview of next Rogue?; Roomy Infiniti.

Kia Forte gains fuel efficiency, polish for 2019

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018
Design cues from Kia's Stinger sport sedan have made their way to the third-generation Kia Forte sedan and the compact car is receiving an engineering overhaul that improves fuel economy and powertrain refinement.

Kia plans sporty, Stingerlike overhaul for 3rd-gen Forte

9:06 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2018
Kia is redrawing the third-generation Forte compact sedan with a sporty, Stingerlike overhaul.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Why new Corolla plant could help RAV4

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2018
Why new Toyota Corolla plant could help RAV4; Kia Forte gets Stinger treatment; Ford Ranger airbag warning; Global sales slowdown predicted; Helluva way to buy a Demon.

Detroit auto show preview: GMC to Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018
A roundup of brands, from GMC to Lincoln, that will unveil new product at the Detroit auto show.

Kia hints at electric Niro, readies autonomous push

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018
Kia is hinting at plans for an all-electric Niro with a range of 238 miles. The electric version would bring further diversity to the Niro subcompact crossover lineup.

Kia preps EV concept for CES

3:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2018
Kia Motors will showcase an electric vehicle concept Monday during CES in Las Vegas.

HYUNDAI/KIA: Slump continues

5:46 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018
Hyundai-Kia's 2017 U.S. sales dipped 10 percent to 1,275,223 vehicles, with December volume off 8.6 percent, as the company pared fleet shipments and battled the industrywide slump in car demand.

VIDEO: First Shift: Hyundai, Kia expect their sales to slow

12:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2018
Hyundai, Kia forecast sales slowdown for '18; LeEco founder defies order; Feds open safety probe into Ford F-150, SUVs; Maserati fire risk; Snyder: New or used in 2018?

Hyundai, Kia see slow sales recovery in 2018

Jan. 2, 2018 10:36 CET
Hyundai and Kia expect sales to rise 4 percent in 2018 to 7.55 million, suggesting a slow recovery from a slump linked to their lack of SUVs in the U.S. and diplomatic tensions with China.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for January

Jan. 2, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at why car executives are seeing signs of something new in Russia: slow, steady -- nearly predictable -- economic growth.

 
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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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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