U.S. regulators open probe into timing of Hyundai, Kia recallsSat, 20, May 2017
NHTSA could impose steep fines if it determines the nearly 1.7 million recalls for engine defects -- prompted by concerns raised by a South Korean whistleblower -- were not conducted in a timely manner and whether they covered enough vehicles.
Hyundai, Kia ordered by S. Korea to recall vehicles after whistleblower reportFri, 12, May 2017
U.S. sales fall 4.7% in April as car slump drags onTue, 02, May 2017
U.S. light-vehicle sales fell 4.7 percent in April as big automakers, amid plunging car demand, posted declines with ever-rising incentives failing to shake the industry from its longest slump in years. The SAAR came in at 16.92 million.
Hyundai-Kia sales slip 1.9%; incentives riseTue, 02, May 2017
Kia picks Saad Chehab to lead marketingThu, 27, Apr 2017
Kia -- on the cusp of launching its critical Stinger performance sedan -- has hired former Chrysler advertising whiz Saad Chehab as its new marketing chief. The move, effective May 8, brings to Kia the formidable marketing mind behind some of Fiat Chrysler's most acclaimed advertising efforts.
AutoNews Now: Kia's new marketing chief is imported from FCAThu, 27, Apr 2017
Kia plans $1.1 billion plant in IndiaThu, 27, Apr 2017
Kia tests higher tier in home marketMon, 17, Apr 2017
Kia packs 2018 Rio with more techWed, 12, Apr 2017
First Shift: Ford to sell Ranger in ChinaFri, 07, Apr 2017
Hyundai, Kia recall nearly 1.5 million sedans, crossovers for stalled engine riskFri, 07, Apr 2017
Hyundai and Kia plan recalls to inspect and, if needed, replace four-cylinder engine assemblies in as many as 1.2 million U.S. vehicles. Manufacturing defects in "Theta" engines could cause engine bearings to wear prematurely and lead to an engine stall.
Mexico auto output, exports surge in Q1Thu, 06, Apr 2017
Mexico's booming auto industry set records across the board in the first quarter, with production jumping 17 percent, exports surging 14 percent and local light-vehicle sales rising 8.9 percent vs. the year-ago period.