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Hyundai launches Aslan sedan

Hyundai Motor’s new sedan Aslan made its debut Thursday targeting the more affluent clientele on the Korean auto giant’s home turf, where premium German vehicles dominate the high-end segment. “We ...

Updated : 2014.10.30 21:26

GM Korea to compensate Cruze owners for exaggerated fuel economy claims

GM Korea Co., the South Korean unit of U.S. auto giant General Motors Co., has outlined a plan to compensate owners of its Cruze compact for exaggerated fuel economy claims, the government said Wednesday.   The transportation ministry said it recently received a plan from the country's t...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:28

Ssangyong X100 in final stages

PYEONGTAEK, Gyeonggi Province ― Excitement was clearly visible on the faces of employees working at the assembly lines of Ssangyong Motor’s production plant in Pyeongtaek, some 70 kilometers south o...

Updated : 2014.10.29 21:12

Foreign brands likely to claim 27% of car market by 2020

Foreign-brand cars will see their combined market share surge to 27 percent in Korea by 2020, Marketing Insight, an automotive market research firm, said Tuesday in a report. The report predicted that foreign brands would continue to expand their market share in the coming years to claim 2...

Updated : 2014.10.28 21:09

Foreign carmakers bet big on building brand in Korea

Foreign carmakers, having enjoyed success in the South Korean market in recent years, are now pouring more resources into image building. Largely driven by German carmakers like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and...

Updated : 2014.10.26 21:13

Ghosn expects more recalls as carmakers fight for buyers

Consumers can expect more auto recalls as manufacturers work to keep customers happy and ensure minimal fuss over quality issues, says Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co. and Ren...

Updated : 2014.10.26 21:10

S. Korean tapped to head global car manufacturers organization

The head of South Korea's Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA) was picked Thursday as the new chairman of an international body tasked with sharing of information among leading carmakers around the world.   Kim Yong-geun was named to head the Paris-based International Organi...

Updated : 2014.10.23 19:18

Carmakers wary of Korea’s sunroof safety investigation

Global carmakers may soon have to revise their sunroofs as related safety standards are expected to be toughened in the coming years following the South Korean government’s recent findings about ceramic coating weakening glass. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transpo...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:46

Kia holds largest-ever global dealers’ meeting in Seoul

Kia Motors is holding its largest-ever gathering of global dealers in Seoul this week, with more than 260 representatives from the carmaker’s global operations and dealers from 110 countries in attendance. The five-day event, which kicked off Monday and continues through Friday, consists ...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:55

Hyundai R&D Motor Show inspires suppliers, rivals

HWASEONG, Gyeonggi Province ― Nearly 100 vehicles were displayed last week at Hyundai Motor Group’s research and development center in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province. Along with the latest models of Hy...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:53

Porsche Korea starts maintenance campaign

Porsche Korea will launch a maintenance service campaign for classic car owners to help enhance their Porsche experience, officials said Sunday. According to the Korean unit of the German sports carma...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:52

Ferrari fans sue Facebook, carmaker

A Swiss father and his son who gained millions of Facebook followers through their Ferrari SpA fan pages sued the social media company and the carmaker claiming they teamed up to illegally seize control of the websites.The lawsuit filed in California state court follows earlier legal spats...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:52

Volkswagen to recall 581,090 cars in China after probe

Volkswagen AG will recall about 1.02 million cars in China and the U.S. to fix possible defects related to the rear suspension.Europe’s largest automaker informed the National Highway Transport Safety Administration that 400,602 Jetta sedans built from 2011 to 2013 and 41,663 Beetle model...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:52

GM top lawyer to retire for slow recall

Michael Millikin, General Motors Co.’s top lawyer, will retire next year. The general counsel had been criticized after an investigation blamed his department for the company’s slow response to a fa...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:52

GM Korea celebrates 12th anniversary

GM Korea, the local unit of the U.S.-based General Motors, on Friday celebrates its 12th year in Korea. According to officials on Thursday, the company’s president and CEO Sergio Rocha visited the ca...

Updated : 2014.10.16 20:55