2017 Kia Cadenza looks sharper, more angular

10:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

Kia Motors unveiled today the exterior of the redesigned, sportier 2017 Cadenza luxury car, which will go on sale next year. The new Cadenza, known as the K7 in Korea, has a sharper, more angular look than the 2016 version....
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Los Angeles' hits & mehs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Like any auto show, Los Angeles was supposed to be chockablock with astonishing, flabbergasting production models, honey-will-you-look-at-that concepts - maybe even a handful of hybrids or green cars with mind-bending technology. Well, maybe the exciting stuff got stuck in L.A. traffic....
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Kia aims Niro 'hybrid utility vehicle' at U.S. consumers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Last week, Kia released the first design sketches of the Niro, which shares a name with a concept Kia unveiled in 2013 at the Frankfurt auto show. It is part of Kia's plan to spend $10 billion through 2020 to build a full eco-friendly lineup, including electric vehicles and a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle....
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Hyundai to recall about 305,000 Sonatas in U.S. for brake pedal issues

11:26 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Hyundai plans to recall nearly 305,000 vehicles in the U.S. to replace the brake pedal stopper pad, according to a posting on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website....
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Hyundai's tech trickles down to Elantra

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Hyundai's sixth-generation Elantra will come crammed with safety and connectivity technology to fend off a newly redesigned Civic and Nissan Sentra. Like the larger Sonata, the new Elantra sheds some of its former curviness in lieu of clean lines, premium touches and Hyundai's signature hexagonal grille....
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Kia greenlights Niro in green-car rush

1:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Kia, shedding light on its longstanding plans for a dedicated hybrid family, plans to take on the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt with a “hybrid utility vehicle” called the Niro....
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Kia teases a more angular next-gen Cadenza

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Kia's decision to redesign the Cadenza sedan signals that the Korean brand will not abandon its high-end cars despite corporate sibling Hyundai's campaign to create a dedicated luxury brand, Genesis....
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Hyundai previews styling for Genesis G90 flagship

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

The South Korean automaker announced plans for a new Genesis luxury brand this month and previewed the design for its first model last week in Seoul....
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Hyundai prices 2016 Sonata plug-in hybrid from $35,435

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid, the first car of its kind for the automaker, will hit select U.S. showrooms this week beginning at $35,435, including shipping....
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Kia recalls some 2014-16 Souls for steering glitch

11:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Kia is recalling 256,459 Soul subcompact crossovers in the U.S. for a problem that can lead to steering loss....
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Hyundai returns to Super Bowl ad lineup

9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

Hyundai, which sat out last season's Super Bowl telecast, is coming back to the game in a big way with plans for three ads during and just before the game. The plans come as the automaker finishes the first year of its new NFL sponsorship....
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Kia offers first look at second-gen Cadenza

6:20 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

The decision to redesign the Cadenza, which starts at about $35,000, signals Kia will not abandon its high-end cars despite Hyundai's plan to create a dedicated luxury brand, Genesis....
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Hyundai scion hikes stake in automaker for $259 million

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

Hyundai Motor Vice Chairman Chung Eui Sun, heir-apparent to South Korea's largest automaker, increased his stake in the automaker by buying shares from a struggling shipbuilding group controlled by his uncle....
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Former VW designer Donckerwolke will style Hyundai's premium brand

Nov. 10, 2015 14:57 CET

Former Volkswagen Group designer Luc Donckerwolke will shape the styling of Hyundai's new Genesis premium brand....
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Hyundai previews 'athletic elegance' styling for Genesis G90 flagship

8:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Hyundai's first rendering of the Genesis G90, the flagship sedan for the world's newest auto brand, previews a design language dubbed "athletic elegance."...
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Hyundai chooses a different luxury path from Japanese

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Rather than opening posh, exclusive showrooms and choosing a new name to distance its luxury cars from the existing brand - as Honda, Nissan and Toyota did when they formed Acura, Infiniti and Lexus in the late 1980s - Hyundai intends to keep Genesis within the family, with no apologies for its ties to the mass-market brand....
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Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand to target 'savvy, affluent progressives'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

After years of flirting with the luxury and near-luxury segments, Hyundai has finally committed to a separate stand-alone brand named Genesis....
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Hyundai to push into luxury market with stand-alone Genesis brand

10:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Hyundai is diving deeper into luxury by carving out a separate premium brand for its Genesis marque. The South Korean automaker said it will flesh out the new global Genesis luxury brand with six new models through 2020...
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Crossovers carry Hyundai to October record

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

After three months in showrooms, Hyundai’s redesigned Tucson is hitting its stride. U.S. sales of the compact crossover doubled to 7,298 in October, narrowing its deficit to the Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester and suggesting Hyundai is poised for growth in a segment in which it has historically struggled. Tucson sales helped the Korean brand to a healthy month, with U.S. sales rising 20 percent to a record 60,005 vehicles....
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NBA's All-Star game jerseys to feature Kia Motors badge in 2016-17

5:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

The NBA will break with tradition and place a sponsored corporate logo, Kia Motors, on player jerseys during the next two All-Star games, the league says....
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Kia is coming back to the Super Bowl

4:32 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Kia is coming back to the Super Bowl for the seventh straight year. A spokeswoman confirmed that the automaker has purchased ad time in the Feb. 7 game but declined to share other details....
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Automotive stocks lag other indexes in tough 3rd quarter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Global automotive stocks took a pounding in the third quarter, part of a broad downturn in financial markets....
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Hyundai quarterly profit falls 23% on China slowdown

8:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

Hyundai reported quarterly profit fell 23 percent after a slump in China deliveries overshadowed gains in SUV sales in the U.S., Europe and South Korea....
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Kia recalls 377,000 Sorento crossovers for transmission glitch

1:47 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

Kia is recalling 377,000 Sorentos because of a transmission glitch that can cause the crossover to roll while parked....
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Ford commits $1.8 billion to r&d in China

6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Ford will invest $1.8 billion over the next five years to expand r&d in China, the latest effort by the U.S. carmaker to secure a larger slice of the world's biggest auto market....
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