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Kia unveils high-performance Stinger sports car

Kia Motors, South Korea’s No. 2 automotive company, on Tuesday released its first-ever high-performance sports car, the Stinger, with an aim to expand its consumer base.“The Stinger is the fruit of ...

Updated : 2017.05.23 15:41

BMW provides new opportunities for Korean society

BMW Korea has spent approximately 11 trillion won ($10 million) over the years in contributing to Korean society as a model for other foreign affiliated firms, said the company Tuesday. The total amou...

Updated : 2017.05.23 15:30

[Moon in Office] Moon to foster EVs as new growth engine

Electric vehicles could get a boost with the launch of the Moon Jae-in administration, which has vowed to foster environment-friendly cars as a new economic growth engine.“I will put forth all effort...

Updated : 2017.05.22 15:54

Hyundai Motor to use new air-conditioning refrigerant in all models

Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's top automaker, said Monday that all its passenger cars will use environmental-friendly air-conditioning refrigerant by 2020 as part of efforts to combat global warming...

Updated : 2017.05.22 09:30

Hyundai’s Kona likely to face production delay

 Concerns are growing over a possible delay in the production of Hyundai Motor’s small SUV model due to an ongoing labor dispute at its Ulsan Plant 1.Its labor and management are locking horns to re...

Updated : 2017.05.21 14:50

South Korea to open test center for autonomous cars next year

 South Korea’s test bed for autonomous cars, dubbed K-City, is expected to complete construction in the second half of next year, as the government aims to commercialize level 3 self-driving by 2020...

Updated : 2017.05.21 13:57

Kia Stinger similar in performance, competitive in prices vs German rivals

The Stinger sports car, set to be launched by Kia Motors Corp. Tuesday, is competitive in price and fuel efficiency compared to German vehicles, South Korea's energy management agency said Sunday.Kia'...

Updated : 2017.05.21 11:59

BMW, Mercedes-Benz sell more cars in Korea than Japan

German carmakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz sold more vehicles in South Korea in the January-April period compared to Japan, an industry association said Sunday.Vehicle sales by BMW and Mercedes-Benz jumpe...

Updated : 2017.05.21 10:06

Automakers bet on SUVs in Korea amid strong demand

Carmakers are betting on sport-utility vehicles in the South Korean market amid strong consumer demand, industry insiders said Friday. In the next two to three years, local and foreign carmakers have ...

Updated : 2017.05.19 16:39

Hyundai Motor denies transitioning into holding company

Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s leading automotive company, on Friday officially denied a local news report that it is planning to convert into a holding company next week.Local news outlet Maeil Busine...

Updated : 2017.05.19 16:17

Kia launches upgraded K3 subcompact

Kia Motors Corp. on Thursday launched an upgraded K3 subcompact to attract customers with more features and simplified trims.The 1.6-liter K3 subcompact went on sale in the domestic market earlier in ...

Updated : 2017.05.18 18:28

Audi Volkswagen Korea waiting to resume sales

Audi Volkswagen Korea, a local importer and distributor of German auto brands, is still waiting for government authorization of its Audi and Volkswagen models, but it has resumed sales of its luxury B...

Updated : 2017.05.18 17:01

Hyundai launches hybrid version of latest Sonata

Hyundai Motor Co. has launched the hybrid version of its latest Sonata sedan to diversify its lineup, the company said Thursday. The Sonata New Rise Hybrid went on sale earlier in the day in the dome...

Updated : 2017.05.18 16:44

Korean parts makers acquire plants in Hungary

Two South Korean auto parts companies have acquired plants in Hungary in a move to better supply their products to major customers, a trade promotion agency said Thursday.Shinheung SEC and Youngshin C...

Updated : 2017.05.18 15:56

Hyundai to install partial self-driving features in all models

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, South Korea’s two leading automakers, plan to expand autonomous active safety features to low-end compact cars, a company official said Wednesday.“Active safety is thou...

Updated : 2017.05.17 15:09