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The diet dilemma of Hyundai Motor

Losing vehicle weight through the use of aluminum is currently all the rage among global carmakers. Jaguar rolled out the all-aluminum XJ and XF sedans, while Mercedes-Benz’s new C-Class used aluminu...

Updated : 2014.09.15 20:37

New Mercedes C-Class nears perfection

Despite its almost unrivaled luxury styling and interior, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has long been considered less fun to drive compared to its potent rival, the BMW 3 Series.But the all-new C-Class, e...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:26

Honda buys land for next plant in India

Honda Motor Co., Japan’s third-largest carmaker, has started buying land in the western Indian state of Gujarat for a future plant in the country, an executive at the company said.Honda’s India sales chief Jnaneswar Sen, who spoke in an interview Friday in New Delhi, declined to give fur...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:26

Formula E racing seeks to woo carmakers ahead of possible IPO

Formula E, a new electric racing series bankrolled with $100 million by Boston Celtics managing partner Wyc Grousbeck and others, wants to seduce sports fans and carmakers with a view to a possible in...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:24

Porsche buys 10% of traffic-tracker tech startup Inrix

Porsche Automobil Holding SE bought a 10 percent stake in traffic information provider Inrix Inc. for $55 million, its first move to expand its assets beyond a controlling stake in Volkswagen AG.The deal is the Stuttgart, Germany-based company’s first investment after its attempt to acqui...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:23

Tech leak fears haunt Korean carmakers

Korean carmakers are raising concerns about technology leaks, particularly to China, where they claim local firms are eager to quickly replicate the recent successes of their Korean rivals in global markets. Prosecutors said Thursday that they raided a Hyundai Motor and GM Korea contractor...

Updated : 2014.09.11 20:58

Hyundai Motor, union fail to close gap

Hyundai Motor, which has the single largest labor union in Korea, failed to settle its annual wage talks with its union this week, breaking away from the long tradition of reaching a tentative agreement before Chuseok ― a psychological Maginot Line. On Tuesday, Hyundai management and the ...

Updated : 2014.09.05 20:21

Carmakers bet big on large sedans to restore profits

Amid a continuing craze for sport utility vehicles among drivers here, some Korean carmakers are expected to bet on large-sedan models in the second half of the year.Industry experts say local compani...

Updated : 2014.09.04 20:39

Porsche woos young drivers with Macan crossover

Porsche, the manufacturer of the iconic 911 sports car, is wooing new customers with its latest crossover the Macan, its second sport utility vehicle following the hot-selling Cayenne.While the Cayenn...

Updated : 2014.08.31 20:53

Renault Samsung’s workers reject wage deal

Workers of Renault Samsung Motor voted down a tentative wage deal their union had reached with management earlier this year, contending that it falls short of their expectations, the company confirmed on Sunday. The agreement was rejected on Friday, with 62.9 percent of the 2,448 union mem...

Updated : 2014.08.31 20:53

BMW expands footprint in Korea beyond cars

German luxury carmaker BMW, the best-selling foreign car brand in Korea for the past 14 years, is seeking a bigger footprint in Korea by expanding its presence to social contribution and research and ...

Updated : 2014.08.31 20:53

Jaguar Land Rover kicks off used car business in Korea

Jaguar Land Rover Korea’s used car exhibition gallery at the auto gallery in Yangjae-dong, southern Seoul (Jaguar Land Rover Korea)Jaguar Land Rover Korea on Thursday opened a secondhand car exhibiti...

Updated : 2014.08.31 20:52

Jeep Cherokee returns strong in 7 years

The Jeep Cherokee, the iconic mid-size sport utility vehicle, has made a comeback here Wednesday after a seven-year hiatus. Before it was replaced with the Jeep Liberty, the Cherokee sold 2.5 million ...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:19

BMW X4, a savvy oddball

BMW is known for its bottomless appetite for new models, and the BMW X4 is another segment-splitting X Series sport utility vehicle from the luxury carmaker. Journalists scratched their heads a few ye...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:19

Kia outpaces Hyundai in auto exports for first time

South Korea’s No. 2 automaker Kia Motors Corp. surpassed its larger sister company Hyundai Motor Co. in auto exports for the first time in the first seven months of this year, industry data showed Sunday.Kia Motors exported 772,559 vehicles in the January-July period, outstripping Hyundai...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:18