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Kia enhances Soul's SUV traits

April 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Rising demand for subcompact-sized SUV-styled models has driven Kia to put more emphasis on the latest Soul's crossover characteristics.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Hyundai, Toyota to debut mid-sized sedan rivals

April 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Hyundai and Toyota have key product debuts at the New York auto show. BMW will unveil the X4 crossover while Mercedes debuts the S63 AMG coupe, a high-performance version of the S-class coupe.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Kia retools Sedona with more legroom, flexible seating

6:02 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Kia is giving its retooled Sedona minivan more legroom, an interior with customizable seating arrangements and new, muscular sheet metal for 2015. Kia announced details and partial specifications of the 2015 Sedona today ahead of its appearance at the New York auto show this week.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Mid-sized sedans and crossovers to square off in the Big Apple

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Hyundai will roll out its 2015 Sonata while Toyota offers an aggressive midcycle freshening of the Camry at the New York auto show this week. And Subaru will pit its redesigned 2015 Outback crossover against the next Nissan Murano.... Read More »

 

Less reliance on fleet sales in March

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Automakers continue to cut their reliance on U.S. fleet sales as car rental companies strategically reduce vehicle purchases.... Read More »

 

Kia confirms redesigned Sedona for New York show

11:48 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2014
Kia today confirmed it will show a redesigned Sedona minivan next week at the New York auto show. The Sedona will ride on a new chassis and be powered by 3.3-liter direct injection V-6 engine, Kia says.... Read More »

 

Kia plans unveiling in New York; will it be successor to Sedona?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Kia will reveal what is expected to be the successor to its Sedona minivan at the New York auto show next week.... Read More »

 

ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

April 4, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, April 7.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Kia preps 8-passenger MPV for New York

3:48 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2014
Kia said it plans to reveal what should be a successor to its Sedona minivan at the New York Auto Show this month. Kia released a teaser image today of what it calls an “all-new midsize multi-purpose vehicle” that can seat up to eight passengers set to debut in New York.... Read More »

 

Kia promotes U.S. chief Ahn Byung-mo to top-ranking global post

9:59 pm U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
Kia Motors elevated the head of its U.S. operations to one of the company's two highest-ranking executive positions globally. Ahn Byung-mo, group CEO of Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, was named vice chairman of Kia Motors Corp.... Read More »

 

Apple invades cars' center stack

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Apple's new CarPlay system lets drivers use their vehicle touch screens to access the company's apps for music, phone numbers, route guidance, e-mails -- you name it.... Read More »

 

Stocks rise in February

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
U.S. stocks of unsold vehicles remain higher than normal in the aftermath of fierce winter storms that disrupted sales in January and February.... Read More »

 

Kia to start building Soul EV next month

7:30 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Kia Motors said it will start building a battery-powered version of its Soul compact in Korea next month.... Read More »

 

Canada to phase out tariffs on Korean vehicles under trade pact

2:04 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Canada concluded negotiations on a free-trade deal with South Korea that it says will phase out tariffs on cars made by Korean companies such as Hyundai.... Read More »

 

Kia will start building Soul EV next month

March 11, 2014 13:30 CET
Kia will start building a battery-powered version of its Soul in Korea next month. The car will be Hyundai-Kia's first battery-powered EV export, with destinations including Europe.... Read More »

 

Forecasts add a dab of caution

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Here's a sure sign that executives feel a lot less giddy about prospects for new-vehicle sales than they did a year ago.... Read More »

 

Hyundai r&d chief makes a comeback after 3-month hiatus

7:10 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Hyundai reinstated former r&d president Kwon Moon-sik, just three months after he had quit over a string of quality problems. Hyundai also said its design center boss left for "personal reasons."... Read More »

 

Hyundai r&d chief makes a comeback after 3-month hiatus

Feb. 24, 2014 13:10 CET
Hyundai reinstated former r&d president Kwon Moon-sik, just three months after he had quit over a string of quality problems. Hyundai also said its design center boss left for "personal reasons."... Read More »

 

Loveless' move was a shock, but dealers OK with Kia team

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
The departure of Kia sales boss Tom Loveless this month caught dealers off guard, but retailers say they're optimistic about the new management setup.... Read More »

 

BMW cancels shift at S.C. plant again because of severe weather

1:36 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
BMW canceled the “A” shift again today because of severe winter weather in South Carolina.... Read More »

 

Hyundai, after 2-year pause, poised to add new capacity

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Hyundai and its affiliate Kia are again looking to invest in new manufacturing capacity, running feasibility studies in promising markets such as Mexico and scouting for a site for a fourth plant in China, the world's biggest auto market, said five people familiar with the group's plans.... Read More »

 

Kia's U.S. sales boss Loveless is out; Sprague gets expanded role

7:11 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
Kia Motors America's marketing boss, Michael Sprague, will assume the new role of executive vice president of sales and marketing following the departure of Tom Loveless, Kia's executive vice president of sales.... Read More »

 

2014 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Kia Soul EV to launch in 3rd quarter

8:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
The Soul EV will be Kia's first zero-emission vehicle sold in the United States when it arrives in select markets in the third quarter.... Read More »

 

U.S. sales chilled by tax change, January freeze

4:38 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Frigid weather and weak fleet sales held January U.S. auto sales 3 percent below brisk year-ago volume. Automakers and dealers sold 1,011,187 light vehicles for the month. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate was 15.2 million, virtually unchanged from last January, but down slightly from December's 15.4 million SAAR.... Read More »

 

Storms hit Southeast plants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Auto plants in the southeastern United States canceled shifts last week when winter storms hit Tuesday, Jan. 28.... Read More »

 

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