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Advances by small carmakers to offer more value for money to S. Korean consumers

South Korea's auto market is set to witness one of the most significant and dramatic changes in years, but one that may greatly benefit local consumers, market observers said Friday.Ironically, however, such a dramatic and yet positive change will come from a relative retreat by two of the...

Updated : 2016.12.02 11:50

Hyundai, Kia see US sales grow 9% in November

Hyundai Motor Co. and its smaller affiliate, Kia Motors Corp., saw their combined sales in the United States grow 9 percent in November, thanks to strong sales in sport utility vehicles, industry data showed Thursday.The two South Korean auto giants sold a combined 115,011 units in the US ...

Updated : 2016.12.02 10:59

Hyundai G90 named finalist for North American Car of the Year

Hyundai Motor’s luxury sedan Genesis G90 will be competing with Chevelot’s Bolt and the Volvo S90 for the prestigious North American Car of the Year award, the company said Wednesday.The carmaker’s high-end vehicle, known as the Genesis EQ900 in South Korea, was named one of the three f...

Updated : 2016.12.01 13:38

Ssangyong Motor to recall 5,200 cars sold in Korea

Ssangyong Motor Co., the local unit of Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., is recalling some 5,200 vehicles sold here for issues related to the car's front bumper shock absorbers, the transport...

Updated : 2016.12.01 09:17

All 6 new cars pass interior air quality standards

All new cars launched in South Korea over the past 12 months have satisfied government standards on vehicle interior air quality, the transportation ministry said Tuesday.The government test checked the interior air quality of six new cars launched here between July 2015 and June 2016, acc...

Updated : 2016.11.29 11:41

Can Tesla, BYD boost Korean EV market?

The world’s two leading electric vehicle makers, Tesla Motors and BYD Auto Co, are set to hit the Korean market within this year. But questions remain over whether they can shake up the world‘s 10th...

Updated : 2016.11.27 18:28

[Behind the Wheel] Grandeur reconstructs Hyundai’s legacy

Forget about the Grandeur that you used to know. The old image of the luxury sedan for upper class, middle-aged drivers is gone with the release of the all-new Grandeur last week. The new Grandeur, th...

Updated : 2016.11.27 17:34

Hyundai mulls pulling Grandeur out of US market

Hyundai Motor Co. is considering suspending the sales of the Grandeur sedan, exported under the name Azera, in the United States, industry sources said Sunday, due to its sluggish sales there.While Hy...

Updated : 2016.11.27 10:43

Hybrid takes up 94% of eco-friendly cars sold in S. Korea

Hybrid automobiles took up 94 percent of eco-friendly cars sold in South Korea through October this year, data showed Sunday, despite the government's efforts to push electric models.According to the ...

Updated : 2016.11.27 09:34

BMW cars recalled over engine, airbag defects

The South Korean government recalled more than 21,300 BMW vehicles distributed by local importer BMW Korea over defects found in the engine and airbags, officials said Friday.Of the total, 11,689 vehi...

Updated : 2016.11.25 17:07

BMW to recall over 21,000 cars in Korea over fuel, air bag related issues

BMW Korea, the local importer and distributor of BMW cars, will recall over 21,000 cars sold in South Korea for various problems related to engine timing belts and air bags, the transportation ministry said Friday.Some 11,600 cars of 19 vehicle models, including the 530d xDrive and the X6 ...

Updated : 2016.11.25 09:49

[Behind the wheel] Mercedes-Benz targets SUV market with GLS, GLE Coupe

Mercedes-Benz has recently launched two sport utility vehicles, GLS and GLE Coupe, in South Korea to target the growing premium SUV market. “We have achieved the goal of doubling SUV sales this year ...

Updated : 2016.11.21 17:54

[Behind the wheel] Future car around the corner: Tesla Model S 90D

 TOKYO -- US Tesla’s electric vehicles are about to hit the South Korean market with its flagship store set to open in Starfield Hanam, located some 20 kilometers east of Seoul, as early as the end ...

Updated : 2016.11.20 16:58

SsangYong’s Tivoli maintains lead in compact SUV market

SsangYong Motor’s flagship model Tivoli has retained the top spot in the compact SUV market in Korea with the continued rollout of upgraded models. Tivoli is SsangYong’s first vehicle -- which was r...

Updated : 2016.11.20 16:09

Sales of luxury imported cars rise in Korea despite economic slump

Sales of luxury imported cars rose in South Korea over the past 10 months of this year, despite a prolonged economic downturn, according to industry data Sunday. The data by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association showed that sales of luxury imported cars gained 3.2 per...

Updated : 2016.11.20 10:45