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Germany's famed Nuerburgring race track sold to partsmaker

March 12, 2014 06:01 CET
The Nuerburgring, the German race track known as Green Hell for its challenging Formula One course, was sold to Dusseldorf-based partsmaker Capricorn Group.... 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 »

 

Germany's famed Nuerburgring race track sold to auto parts maker

2:34 pm U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
The Nuerburgring, the German race track known as Green Hell for its challenging Formula One course, was sold to Capricorn Group, an auto parts maker based in Dusseldorf.... 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 »

 

Hits & Misses

Daring design is the norm at Geneva show

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Automakers are looking for a healthier European market this year, and their new products reflect the confidence.... Read More »

 

Automakers see recalls rise as complexity of new models grows

9:26 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
A surge in new car models, increasingly complex technology and heightened regulatory scrutiny has led to more automobile recalls, particularly over safety concerns, a new study found.... Read More »

 

Hyundai revamps Sonata sedan

10:34 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
When Hyundai last overhauled the Sonata in 2009, U.S. motorists embraced the curvy styling and the company went on to gain more market share than any major automaker for the next half decade. Hyundai is betting on a repeat jolt as the company releases the first images of the seventh-generation Sonata sedan.... Read More »

 

Schreyer's debut at Hyundai

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Hyundai has released pictures of the Intrado crossover, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered concept that debuts this week at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

 

2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Hyundai looks to Genesis to challenge BMW, Mercedes in Europe

Feb. 26, 2014 10:37 CET
Hyundai will target eastern and southern Europe with the new Genesis sedan as the automaker seeks to boost its brand image by making a foray into the premium market.... Read More »

 

Google Glass faces driving bans as states move to bar use

2:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2014
Motorists in at least six states may be barred from using Google Glass, the eyewear device under test that can access the Internet and take photos with a blink.... 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 »

 

Sonata drags down Hyundai

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Hyundai notched big gains in its sales, market share and image when its swoopy 2011 Sonata hit the market.... Read More »

 

2014 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

High-octane supercars reign supreme at Geneva show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2014
Supercars will play a large role at this year's Geneva auto show as Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren unveil their latest high-performance models.... Read More »

 

Hyundai vice chairman touring U.S. operations this week

11:03 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Hyundai Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun, heir apparent to South Korea's Hyundai-Kia automotive juggernaut, is touring the company's volatile United States operations this week.... Read More »

 

Hyundai weighs 3rd luxury car, small crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Hyundai may add a third vehicle to its luxury-car lineup and is considering building a compact crossover.... 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 »

 

Super Bowl XLVIII: The post-game stats

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Now that this year's Super Bowl commercial frenzy is over, what did automakers get for the $133,333 they plunked down for each second of airtime?... Read More »

 

Hyundai forms Mexican sales operation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Hyundai Motor Co. has established a sales operation in Mexico and has picked a Toyota executive based in the country to lead the effort.... 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 »

 

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