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BMW launches plug-in hybrid

The BMW i8, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle by the German luxury carmaker, finally arrived in Korea on Thursday amid high expectations among drivers and market analysts. Flaunting fuel economy of a ma...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:26

Kia Motors to produce compact K3 in Mexico

Kia Motors will start producing small cars, including its compact sedan brand K3 ― also known as Forte in overseas markets ― in Mexico from the first half of next year, Hyundai Motor Group said in a...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:25

Ssangyong Motor to drive sales growth with new CEO

The board of Ssangyong Motor, the nation’s fourth-largest automaker, owned by India’s Mahindra & Mahindra, appointed vice president Choi Johng-sik as its new CEO during the annual shareholders’ mee...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:58


Updated : 2015.03.24 18:55

Aston Martin comes to town

Remember the sleek, sensual but dynamic Bond car in the 007 movies?That very British car, Aston Martin, has officially landed in Seoul on Friday, and is expected to fuel the domestic supercar market t...

Updated : 2015.03.22 18:23

All-New Chrysler 200 repackaged with Italian flair

The All-New Chrysler 200, the midsize family sedan brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has hit the market with drastic changes in design and auto technology. It has been freshly repackaged, with a rev...

Updated : 2015.03.22 18:22


Updated : 2015.03.20 18:55

Carmakers in S. Korea face sluggish exports in 1st two months

Carmakers in South Korea have faced a decline in exports in the first two months of the year as their shipments to Russia shrank significantly due to its prolonged economic slump and the plunging currency, industry data showed Friday.  According to the industry data, five local carmakers...

Updated : 2015.03.20 15:20

Supercar maker Aston Martin launches in S. Korea

Aston Martin, a British supercar brand known for its role in James Bond movies, launched in South Korea on Friday, adding to the intense competition in the country's growing luxury sports and supercar market.   Kiheung International, which also imports Harley Davidson, was designated as ...

Updated : 2015.03.20 15:11

Jeju rises as EV hub, but sustainability still key issue

It isn't too far fetched to say that Jeju Island's attempt at promoting itself as a test bed for the newly-rising electric vehicle industry has caught on, at least in terms of demonstrating the zeal to realize its ambitious plans.    The second International Electric Vehicle Expo on the...

Updated : 2015.03.18 09:19

Hyundai, Kia log lower-than-market average sales in Europe

Hyundai Motor Co. and its smaller affiliate Kia Motors Corp. saw their sales grow at a lower-than-market average pace in Europe last month, with their combined market share declining from a year earlier, data showed Tuesday.According to the data by the European Automobile Manufacturers Ass...

Updated : 2015.03.17 21:21

Hyundai unveils all-new Tucson

Hyundai Motor on Tuesday released the all-new Tucson, targeting youngsters looking for compact sport utility vehicles. With the latest technology, refined exterior design and reinforced safety system ...

Updated : 2015.03.17 20:48

Lamborghini pulls out of Seoul Motor Show

Italian luxury sports brand Lamborghini on Tuesday withdrew from participation in the 2015 Seoul Motor Show, which will run April 3-12 at KINTEX in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province. “We regret to confirm that Lamborghini has pulled out from the plan at the last minute, due to a lack of support fr...

Updated : 2015.03.17 20:45

Hyundai Motor launches all-new Tucson in domestic market

Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's leading automaker, unveiled its all-new Tucson SUV in the domestic market Tuesday, with a plan to sell 42,000 units this year.  The latest Tucson is likely to stimulate the small SUV market by heating up competition at a time when demand is rising among y...

Updated : 2015.03.17 11:56

Kia Motors' cumulative sales of passenger cars surpass 5 mln mark

Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's second-largest carmaker, said Tuesday that its cumulative domestic sales of passenger cars have exceeded 5 million units, a milestone achieved in more than four decades since its first passenger car hit showrooms here.   Kia Motors, a smaller affiliate of ...

Updated : 2015.03.17 10:40