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Hyundai, Kia expand presence in Chinese auto market

Hyundai Motor Co. and its smaller affiliate Kia Motors Corp. saw their combined market share in China exceed 10 percent in March for the first time in three months, local data showed Friday.  According to the data compiled by a local dealership association, the two Korean carmakers sold ...

Updated : 2015.04.17 09:20

Korea lags behind Japan in automotive battery market

Despite the growing influence of Korean automotive battery makers like LG Chem, Japanese manufacturers dominated the sector last year, taking more than 70 percent market share, a local energy market r...

Updated : 2015.04.16 19:13

Electric vehicle symposium to highlight future of cars

More than 1,000 electric vehicle experts from 45 countries will gather in Korea next month to discuss the future of the latest EV trend and technology. Under the theme “e-Motional Technology for Huma...

Updated : 2015.04.15 19:50

Hankook Tire starts to supply Porsche, eyes luxury market

Hankook Tire, the nation’s largest tire-maker, has started to supply tires to Porsche for its new SUV sports car Macan from this year, the company said Tuesday. “Supplying the OE tire to Porsche mea...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:49

Carmakers step up EV marketing

Commercial electric vehicle makers are stepping up their efforts to boost their sales of green cars as Seoul City pledged to expand cash subsidies to customers.The Seoul Metropolitan Government said i...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:46

Hyundai shows off design in Milan

Hyundai Motor is showing off its design philosophy at the 2015 Milan Design Week ― an annual event established on the sidelines of the Milan Furniture Fair in Italy ― during which global companies f...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:17

BMW X3 SUV offers sporty driving experience

A growing number of people living in cities are packing up, when the spring starts, to escape the hustle and bustle of their daily life, and to take a pause amid the nice weather. This seasonal factor...

Updated : 2015.04.12 19:06

Foreign cars on the rise

The year 2015 seems to be seeing a renaissance of imported cars in Korea as the number of foreign cars sold here in a month exceeded 20,000 for the first time.Now all eyes are on whether imported cars...

Updated : 2015.04.12 19:04

Hyundai, Kia far surpass U.S. emission standards

Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp., South Korea's two leading automakers, have outperformed the standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on greenhouse gas emissions for vehicles, a report showed Thursday.  The EPA requires vehicles to emit less than the standards it ...

Updated : 2015.04.09 11:00

Foreign-brand car inventories hit record high in 2014

Inventories held by foreign car brands in South Korea hit an all-time high in 2014 as they apparently sought to meet fast-growing demand, industry data showed Thursday.  Foreign brands were estimated to hold a combined 62,980 vehicles in their warehouses last year, compared with around 8...

Updated : 2015.04.09 09:30

(Photo News) Ready for Racing

Two veterans of Chevrolet racing team pose next to the upgraded racing car Cruze at the Chevrolet booth for the 2015 Seoul Motor Show, while announcing that they are ready to join the 2015 CJ Hello Mo...

Updated : 2015.04.08 19:55

Non-German cars gain popularity in Korea

The fast-growing imported car market in Korea, which has been dominated by major German brands ― BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen ― is slowly giving way to non-German brands, data showed Wednesday.Various non-German brands improved their market share in the imported vehicle sector...

Updated : 2015.04.08 19:55

Plug-in hybrids to display new fuel economy label

The government unveiled Tuesday a new label for plug-in hybrid electric cars, which displays fuel economy for both modes of operation ― electricity and gasoline. “The move is aimed to clear up customers’ confusion about the fuel economy of incoming new types of vehicles,” said Kim Sang...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:31

Carmaker to the stars, Maserati showcases Alfieri concept car

Model-turned-actor Cha Seung-won, famous for his roles in “Athena: Goddess of War” and “Kick the Moon,” is an avid Maserati fan. He drives Maserati Quattroporte and has been the brand ambassador o...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:30

Newly registered foreign vehicles hit all-time high in March

The number of newly-registered foreign vehicles in South Korea jumped to an all-time monthly high in March from a year earlier, driven by aggressive marketing and sales promotion by major brands, industry data showed Monday.According to the data by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distri...

Updated : 2015.04.06 15:27