Kia

A good year, but not for everyone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

Thirteen brands set U.S. sales records last year. The lucky 13: Honda, Subaru, Porsche, Nissan, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Land Rover, Hyundai, BMW, Audi, Jeep and Ram....
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Hyundai Motor Group plans to invest $73 billion by 2018

6:38 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015

South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group, the world's fifth-largest automaker, said it would spend $73 billion over four years on expanding capacity, building a new headquarters and developing new vehicles....
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13 sales records, but that's no record

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

There are lots of ways to gauge really good years in the auto industry, but here's one of the best: how many brands set sales records....
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KIA

A wave of new products

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Kia executives, seeing minority groups as a growth opportunity, hired a dedicated agency last year, Chicago-based Lime Green, to handle multicultural communications....
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SECRET SERVICE

Inside the hush-hush competitive world of concept cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2015

Protecting the secrets of industry rivals while simultaneously working with them to outshine one another can be a peculiar position....
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Hyundai, Kia forecast slowest global sales growth in 9 years

9:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2015

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors forecast their weakest sales growth in nine years as they run out of capacity to increase output and competition intensifies in major markets....
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Hyundai to build 2 factories in China to better compete with VW, GM

7:41 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2014

Hyundai will build two factories in China, its first new manufacturing plants since 2012 as the South Korean automaker bets on growth in the world's biggest car market even as the economy slows....
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Hyundai, Kia promote younger execs, with eye on succession planning

7:57 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2014

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors promoted younger executives in moves analysts said would help smooth an eventual leadership succession at the family-owned conglomerate....
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Hyundai Motor hires longtime BMW executive in performance-car push

9:26 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2014

Hyundai and affiliate Kia hired Albert Biermann, chief engineer for BMW's M performance cars and light trucks, to develop performance models and improve ride and handling. As executive vice president, Biermann will become the South Korean automakers' second-highest foreign executive after design chief Peter Schreyer, formerly of Audi....
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AvtoVAZ blames supplier woes for Lada's loss of No. 1 spot

Dec. 20, 2014 06:01 CET

AvtoVAZ blamed supplier problems for Ladas failure to have the No. 1-selling car in Russia last month after the Kia Rio outsold the Lada Granta....
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BILL COLE, DEALER, COLE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

A voice for dealers, business in West Virginia Senate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014

Dealer Bill Cole, 58, is poised to become president of the West Virginia Senate next year, and the state's lieutenant governor....
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Q&A

Hyundai needs a design hierarchy, Schreyer says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2014

Hyundai Motor Group President Peter Schreyer gave Kia a fresh, familywide look after being hired from Volkswagen Group in 2006. Now he's doing the same for Hyundai, for which he took design responsibility in 2012. Schreyer, 61, wants to give Hyundai the equivalent of Kia's "tiger nose" grille so all of the brand's vehicles have a familiar face....
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Hyundai-Kia says it will sell record 8 million vehicles globally in 2014

6:22 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014

Hyundai and Kia said better-than-expected sales in Brazil, China and India will help them sell a record 8 million vehicles this year, even as a stronger won erodes profitability....
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Mercedes, Mini top J.D. Power sales satisfaction rankings

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2014

Mercedes-Benz ranked highest in sales satisfaction among luxury brands in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index Study released today. For a fifth consecutive year, Mini ranks highest among mass-market brands, with a score of 727....
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Automakers adopt protocols to handle, protect consumer data in connected car era

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2014

Hoping to harness customer data to offer more services without eliciting an outcry over the misuse of personal information, major automakers today agreed to industry-wide principles to handle consumer data and safeguard individual privacy going forward....
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Hyundai Motor, Kia to spend $616 million to buy back shares

7:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2014

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors will buy back a combined 670 billion won ($616 million) of stock after their purchase of a Seoul property for three times the assessed price spurred a sell-off....
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Hyundai, Kia vow to raise mpg 25% by 2020

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Hyundai and affiliate Kia Motors aim to raise the average fuel economy of their vehicles by 25 percent by 2020....
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Fleets give October a big boost

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Fleet volume sharply outpaced retail sales in October, turning what would have been a below-par sales month into an above-average one....
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Hyundai, Kia aim to raise fuel economy by 25% by 2020

7:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2014

Hyundai and its affiliate Kia said today they aim to raise the average fuel economy of their vehicles by 25 percent by 2020 to meet emissions regulations in South Korea, the United States and Europe....
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Hyundai, Kia agree to $350M U.S. settlement over inflated mileage claims

10:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to a settlement worth more than $350 million to end the government's two-year investigation into the inflated fuel economy ratings of some 1.2 million Hyundai and Kia vehicles....
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Kia Motors says president resigned over prolonged wage disputes

7:11 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2014

Kia Motors said its president, Lee Sam-ung, has resigned to take responsibility for "enormous" production losses caused by recent strikes by its South Korean union during wage talks....
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Hyundai Europe to add ix25 small SUV, source says

Oct. 28, 2014 15:36 CET

Hyundai will sell a version of the ix25 subcompact SUV in Europe and the U.S. starting in 2017, a company source told Automotive News Europe. The move would give Hyundai a competitor in Europe's booming small SUV segment....
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Kia to build production version of GT concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

Kia's GT concept, a four-door luxury coupe that turned heads at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show, will be produced for sale in the U.S. The new Kia halo car is expected to appear in 2017, according to a person familiar with the company's plans....
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Hyundai on a quest for capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

Hyundai needs a new assembly plant to keep up with crossover demand, says U.S. boss Dave Zuchowski. Until then, Hyundai will likely get production from sibling brand Kia's factories in Mexico and Georgia....
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Kia scores LeBron James as first 'luxury ambassador'

4:48 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2014

NBA superstar LeBron James, following his high-visibility return to the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, has signed on with Kia Motors America as its first luxury ambassador....
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