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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    KIA rebrands in-vehicle and app telematics system to KIA CONNECT
    Kia has re-named its in-car and app-based telematics system UVO Connect to Kia Connect, the automaker said in a press release on 29 September. Kia Connect has a series of features to enhance vehicle connectivity, functionality, and user control. Kia Connect will be initially rolled out across Europe...
    South Korean mobility firms join hands to launch autonomous driving association
    According to a press release published on the Korea Economic Daily on October 12th, Hyundai Motor Co., Kakao Mobility Corp., KT Corp., and other competitive players in their respective fields have officially launched an autonomous vehicle industry council to ensure Korean leadership in the age of fu...
    Hyundai Motor builds 'Autonomous Driving Test Bed' at Namyang R&D Center
    Hyundai Motor will construct an autonomous driving test bed at the Hyundai and Kia Namyang Technology Research Institute in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, according to a press release published on Business Korea on October 12th. The autonomous driving test bed project is divided into three tasks: o...
    Hyundai files patent for advanced steering wheel module
    According to CarBuzz, Hyundai Motor has a filed a patent for a center placed steering wheel module, it said in a press release on 30 September. The Korean automaker is looking to redefine automotive interior by jumping into the future mobility bandwagon. Hyundai has filed patent in Germany for th...
    13-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Kia launches Forte sedan with a new 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display
    Kia has launched its model year (MY) 2022 Forte sedan with multiple enhancements like a new 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display, an expanded suite of new and an upgraded Drive Wise advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technology, it said in a press release on 11 October. The sedan features...
    12-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai recalls over half a million vehicles over faulty turn signals
    Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 550,000 cars and minivans in the US due to faulty turn signals, the Associated Press reported on 30 September. The turn signals could end up flashing in the opposite direction to what the driver intends. The recall affects model year (MY) 2015–17 Sonata mids...
    11-Oct-2021 News Recalls
    Genesis unveils its first fully-electric car, the GV60
    Hyundai Motor Company’s luxury car arm, Genesis unveiled its first battery electric car, the GV60 in a digital world premier online event on 30 September. Designed a high-performance electric crossover utility vehicle, the GV60 is the first car from Genesis that is built on the parent company’s ...
    06-Oct-2021 News New Products
    WiTricity’s wireless EV charging technology all set to debut in South Korea
    US-based wireless charging technology company WiTricity has announced on 4 October that its patented EV charging technology is all set to debut in the South Korean market soon. WiTricity’s patented wireless EV charging technology will be first made available as factory-installed equipment in Hyund...
    05-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Genesis premieres GV60 with Face Connect, Digital Key 2
    Genesis has premiered the GV60 with advanced UI/UX technologies, a company press release dated 30 September showed. Face Connect, Fingerprint Authentication System, Over-the-Air (OTA) software update, and Digital Key 2 are among the key features offered. Face Connect enables the vehicle to recogn...
    04-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor Group launches e-mobility pilot program in Singapore
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group has launched an electric mobility pilot program in Singapore in partnership with leading utilities company SP Group and one of the leading local automotive distributors Komoco Motors, the company announced on 25 September. The program aims to ...
    01-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Kia selects low-noise Kumho K-silent tires for new EV6
    Korean tire manufacturer Kumho Tyres announced via press release on 9 September that its low-noise all-season CRUGEN HP71 and high-performance ECSTA PS71 tires had been selected by Korean OEM Kia for its EV6 battery-electric vehicle. According to the press release, the two selected tires exh...
    Hyundai opens 2021 EV Open Innovation Challenge
    Hyundai Motor is opening the 2021 EV Open Innovation Challenge, it said in a press release on 28 September. The challenge will help facilitate collaboration with start-ups on projects related to charging infrastructure and service solutions for electric vehicles (EVs). Hyundai intends on discovering...
    Hyundai recalls select MY 2017 Tucson and Sonata models over risk of engine fire
    Hyundai Motor is recalling over 130,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada for an issue with the engine that could increase the risk of a fire, Automotive News Canada reported on 24 September. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2017 Tucson and MY2017 Sonata Hybrid sedans with 2L Nu GDI ...
    27-Sep-2021 News Recalls
    Autonomous vehicle startup Motional expand their footprint in Las Vegas ahead of robo-taxi launch
    According to an official press release dated 22 September, Motional, an autonomous vehicle company, is expanding its operations and employee headcount in Las Vegas, including tripling the size of its testing facility, in preparation for its planned 2023 commercial deployment of robo-taxis. The large...
    Genesis EV to install Samsung image sensor
    According to a press release published on Korea iT News on 17 September, Hyundai Motor Company will incorporate a vehicle image sensor from Samsung Electronics into its premium model Genesis. This is the first time a Samsung Electronics image sensor has been mass-supplied to a finished vehicle, and ...
    Genesis rolls out its automotive Face Connect technology
    Genesis will roll out of its “Face Connect” technology, which will enable access using faces to open and close doors without using a smart key, it said in a press release on 16 September. After identification and syncing, the vehicle can automatically adjust the driver’s seat and steering whee...
    20-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor evaluates plans to develop compact electric cars to expand its BEV lineup
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company is considering expanding its electric sub-brand Ioniq with more compact models mainly based on the company’s dedicated electric vehicle (EV) platform, the electric-global modular platform (E-GMP), along with a successor to the all-electric Ko...
    16-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai, LG Energy begin construction of EV battery cell plant in Indonesia
    Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution Ltd. have commenced the construction of their electric vehicle (EV) battery cell manufacturing facility in Indonesia, the carmaker announced on 15 September. Hyundai and LG Energy Solution held a virtual groundbreaking ceremony with the government of Ind...
    Hyundai announces Hydrogen Vision 2040, plans to introduce next-generation fuel cell systems
    Presenting its vision for hydrogen energy and a global hydrogen society at the Hydrogen Wave global online forum held on 7 September, the leadership at the Hyundai Motor Group said that the company plans to commercialize and deploy hydrogen fuel cell systems on a large scale over the next two decade...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor announces plan to become carbon neutral by 2045 at IAA Mobility 2021
    South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company has announced that it plans to become carbon neutral by 2045 at the ongoing IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany. While speaking on 6 September, Jaehoon (Jay) Chang, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company said, “Climate change is ...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Genesis to launch only EVs from 2025, plans to become a zero-emission brand by 2030
    Hyundai Motor Company’s luxury car subsidiary Genesis plans to launch only pure electric vehicles from 2025 as it lays down its long-term roadmap to become a zero-emission brand, the company said in a high-profile announcement made by its leadership on 2 September. Genesis plans to become a 100...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    MY 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe awarded TSP+ safety rating by IIHS
    According to an official press release dated 1 September, Hyundai's 2022 Santa Fe has been designated as a TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Santa Fe was recognized for meeting all six IIHS crash-worthiness evaluations and improving headlight performan...
    Motional and Hyundai Motor Group unveil the IONIQ 5 robo-taxi
    Motional, a global leader in driverless technology, and Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) unveiled the IONIQ 5-based robotaxi (hereafter referred to as IONIQ 5 robo-taxi), Motional's next-generation robo-taxi, in an official press release dated 31 August. The IONIQ 5 robo-taxi is based on the all-e...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    MY 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV launched in the US
    South Korean car maker, Kia Motors, has launched the newest version of its Sorento plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) in the United States. According to a press release issued by Kia on 18 August, the vehicle will go on sale in the third quarter of 2021 and prices will be revealed closer to the on-sale d...
    27-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Hyundai Tucson
    The fourth-generation 2021 Hyundai Tucson is assembled at Hyundai’s facility in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Output of the new version of the compact crossover SUV is expected to peak at more than 184,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this fe...
    Need to develop alternate, localized supply chain to mitigate risks, says Hyundai India CEO
    There is a need to develop an alternate and localized supply chain to mitigate the impact of disruption and push localization in the domestic automotive sector, SS Kim, managing director and CEO at Hyundai Motor India said, according to a report filed by the news agency PTI on 27 August. Kim said...
    27-Aug-2021 News Investments
    Kia unveils enhanced safety and convenience features for the EV6 electric crossover
    According to an official press release dated 18 August, the Kia EV6 electric crossover is equipped with Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2), which can assist the driver in maintaining a set distance and speed from the vehicle ahead. Using radars strategically placed around the vehicle, the system as...
    20-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor picks Qt as key HMI technology partner
    Qt Company has announced that Hyundai Motor has selected the company as a key partner for HMI technologies for all Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brand vehicles, according to a company press release on 17 August. Qt will help develop Hyundai’s Connected Car Operating System (ccOS) across the in-vehicle ...
    Hyundai's Motional to start testing its autonomous vehicles in Los Angeles, US
    According to a press release published on Techcrunch on 10 August, Motional, a joint venture (JV) between Aptiv and Hyundai, is expanding its operations in California. In August, the company intends to begin public road mapping and testing of its robo-taxi in Los Angeles. Motional is currently ...
    Silicon Valley startup Sonatus to partner with Hyundai on the development of software defined vehicles
    According to official press release dated 11 August, Sonatus, a leading automotive software company that is unlocking the full potential of the software-defined vehicle, announced a partnership with Hyundai Motor Group focused on innovations within the E/E architecture across Hyundai’s vehicle lin...
    Fuel cell startup Pajarito Powder receives series B investment from Hyundai Motors
    US-based fuel cell technology startup, Pajarito Powder has received a series-B investment from South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company, it said in a press release on 4 August. The company said that while the investments raised would help it accelerate the production of its advanced c...
    Hyundai, LG Energy sign MoU with Indonesian government to set up battery cell plant
    Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Group and battery supplier LG Energy Solution have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Indonesia to establish a joint venture (JV) in Indonesia to manufacture battery cells for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the company said in a press a...
    HELLA provides cybersecurity management functionality in diagnostic devices
    HELLA GUTMANN has developed a Cyber Security Management (CSM) function in its diagnostic devices to provide authentication with gateways, enabling rapid diagnostic checks for a variety of vehicles, according to an official press release dated 20 July. "For CSM, the main objective was to crea...
    23-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai to pilot AI-powered, self-driving RoboShuttle service in South Korea
    Hyundai Motor will start test operation of its RoboShuttle service on 9 August along a 6.1-kilometer (km) route in Sejong Smart City, South Korea, it said in a 13 July press release. The test pilot will use a Hyundai H350, a light commercial van equipped with autonomous driving technology....
    EV battery startup SES to list on NYSE via merger with SPAC Ivanhoe Capital
    Lithium-metal battery startup SES (formerly SolidEnergy Systems) has entered into a definitive agreement with special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Ivanhoe Capital Acquisition Corp. to list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the company said in a press announcement on 13 July...
    14-Jul-2021 News Mergers
    Hyundai, Kia team up with Next Hydrogen to develop advanced alkaline water electrolysis system
    Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation have signed an MoU with Next Hydrogen Corporation, a Canada-based company specializing in water electrolysis technology and a subsidiary of Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc., in order to accelerate a worldwide hydrogen society through cost-effective production of...
    09-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Kia launches Sportage SUV with advanced connectivity features
    Kia has launched the new Sportage SUV model with an integrated curved display housing the latest advancements in connectivity technologies, the automaker said in a press release dated 6 July. It features a high-tech 12-inch touchscreen and advanced integrated controller. The 12-inch instrument clust...
    08-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai temporarily halts operation at Brazilian plant amid chip shortage
    According to a press release on Yonhap News dated 7 July, Hyundai Motor Co. has suspended operations at its Brazil plant for the first time since it opened in order to deal with prolonged automotive chip shortages, highlighting serious supply chain disruptions. At its Brazil plant, the company us...
    Hyundai buys stake in lithium metal battery startup SolidEnergy Systems
    South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Company has invested about USD100 million to acquire an undisclosed stake in US-based lithium metal battery startup SolidEnergy Systems (SES), Reuters reported on 5 July, citing Korean news publication Yonhap. "As we have been investing in various companies rel...
    06-Jul-2021 News Investments
    Georgia, US adds Kia as OEM partner for V2X project
    The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has announced Kia as its OEM partner for the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) project in the state, AP News reported on 29 June. The Ray and Panasonic Corporation of North America are other partners while Kia will be supported by Hyundai America Technical C...
    Hyundai announces 2021 ZER01NE Accelerator program
    Hyundai Motor has announced its 2021 ZER01NE Accelerator on 7 July. It is an open innovation platform to discover startups and facilitate collaboration with Hyundai on projects. Interested startups can apply to one of the 45 projects under eight key themes: mobility and logistics, eco-tech, in-car U...
    Hyundai expands partnership with Grab to accelerate EV adoption in Southeast Asia
    Hyundai Motor has announced an expansion of its partnership with Grab Holdings in Southeast Asia, the automaker said in a press release on 22 June. The next phase of the partnership will focus on accelerating electric vehicle (EV) adoption in Southeast Asia. Hyundai, Kia, and Grab will ...
    Kia updates UVO Connect app with enhanced user interface
    Kia has an updated UVO Connect app with enhanced graphics, revised menus and added functionality, the company stated in a press release on 23 June. An image of the owner’s model is displayed alongside updated symbols and a new customizable home menu with shortcuts to frequently used functions is a...
    24-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Kia Europe, Uber announce e-mobility partnership
    Kia Europe and Uber have announced an electric mobility partnership to accelerate the adoption of advanced zero-emission battery electric vehicles (BEVs) across Europe. According to a press release issued by Kia’s parent company, the Hyundai Motor Group, on 15 June, Kia Europe will provide special...
    Hyundai in talks with chipmakers in South Korea to diversify supply chain
    Hyundai Motor Group is in talks with South Korean chip companies to reduce its reliance on foreign supplies in the midst of a global shortage that has halted assembly lines at automakers worldwide, four sources as per Reuters press release on 16 June.  “On top of facing high entry bar...
    Hyundai Motor Group completes acquisition of Boston Dynamics from SoftBank
    According to an official press release dated 21 June, Hyundai Motor Group, Boston Dynamics, and SoftBank Group Corp. announced the completion of the Group's acquisition of a controlling interest in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank, subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. The trans...
    Garrett Motion launches new software solution on model-based predictive control technology with Hyundai
    Garrett Motion, on 17 June, announced the launch of a new software solution focused on Model-Based Predictive Control (MPC) technology with Hyundai Motor Company. Hyundai’s i20 N will feature the technology and it is expected to be included in other vehicle models equipped with a 1.6L turbocharged...
    21-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai resumes production at Ulsan plants in South Korea
    The Hyundai Motor Company has announced that it has resumed production activities at four out of its five manufacturing facilities located in Ulsan, South Korea. According to a report filed by news agency The Korea Herald on 11 June, the South Korean automaker had temporarily halted manufacturing...
    14-Jun-2021 News COVID-19
    Genesis to use TomTom maps for vehicles in Europe
    TomTom has announced that Genesis will use its maps and real-time traffic services for their upcoming models in Europe, a company press release dated 8 June read. TomTom’s navigation, smart cruise control and other advanced automated driving functions will be first used in the Genesis G80 and GV80...
    Hyundai, Kia, and other brands to recall more than 700,000 vehicles in South Korea
    Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors (GM), and Toyota have issued a recall affecting a total of 714,720 vehicles in South Korea, according to a report by Pulse News on 27 May 2021. The recall covers 22 models, over various faulty parts. Of the total vehicles being recalled, the majority ar...
    02-Jun-2021 News Recalls
    Hyundai partners with Electrify America to provide fast charging for IONIQ 5 drivers
    Electrify America has announced a new agreement with Hyundai to provide all-electric Hyundai IONIQ 5 drivers two years of unlimited 30-minute complimentary charging sessions at its charging stations, according to a company press release on 24 May. Significance: The agreement extends on the existi...
    Kia recalls 4,069 vehicles in the US to replace oil pan
    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017–18 models of the Kia Forte. According to a notification by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published on 13 April, the reason for the recall is that foreign particles may stick inside the oil pump, which may cause an oil ...
    20-May-2021 News Recalls
    Kia launches EV6 electric crossover in the US
    South Korean carmaker, Kia, has launched the model year (MY) 2022 EV6 electric crossover in the United States. According to a press release issued by Kia on 18 May, the company stated that the EV6, which is Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV), will have the new Electric-Global Mod...
    20-May-2021 News New Products
    California Governor proposes earmarking USD3.2 billion to boost EV adoption goals
    California Governor Gavin Newsom has debuted a new proposal to set aside USD3.2 billion to boost electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and adoption in the US state over the next three years, according to a California Department of Finance filing on 14 May. This translates into an investment of USD1.8...
    18-May-2021 News Investments
    Hyundai to invest USD7.4 billion in the US for EVs, hydrogen ecosystem
    The Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), which includes the Hyundai Motor Company and the Kia Corporation, announced its plan to invest USD7.4 billion in the US by 2025 to produce future electric vehicles (EVs), enhance production facilities, and further its investments in smart mobility solutions. Hyundai...
    17-May-2021 News Investments
    Genesis to enter Europe market; three new EVs to be launched in 2021
    Genesis Motor Europe, the luxury vehicle division of Hyundai Motor, has revealed details of its 2021 European debut. According to a press release issued by Genesis on 4 May, the company will start sales this summer for customers in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. The company has also a...
    06-May-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai issues two recalls affecting more than 390,000 vehicles in North America over engine fire issue
    Hyundai is recalling more than 390,000 vehicles in the United and Canada over two issues that can cause engine fires, according to a report by The Associated Press on 4 May. The first recall covers more than 203,000 units of Santa Fe Sport SUVs, of which 52,304 in Canada over brake computer problem....
    05-May-2021 News Recalls
    Hyundai introduces new Rear Occupant Alert technology
    South Korean carmaker, Hyundai, has announced that its product portfolio now comprises of 13 models that offer Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) systems as standard or optional (Palisade, Santa Fe, Santa Fe HEV, Sonata, Sonata HEV, Elantra, Elantra HEV, Tucson, Tucson HEV, Tucson PHEV, and Tucson N-Line, as...
    05-May-2021 News New Products
    MY 2021 Hyundai Elantra, Santa Fe earn top safety pick awards from IIHS
    The model year (MY) 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe and Elantra models have bagged ‘2021 Top Safety Pick (TSP)’ awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with specific headlights, Hyundai said in a press release on 27 April 2021. The Elantra and Santa Fe are Hyundai’s e...
    Kia invests in IONITY charging network, reduces kWh prices for customers
    The all-new Kia EV6 electric crossover is being made available alongside a high-power charging network and integrated payment platform in Europe, according to a company press release by Kia on 22 April. As an IONITY joint venture member, Kia can offer customers ultrafast 350-kW charging at reduced p...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Genesis debuts G80 electric sedan
    Genesis has introduced its first electric vehicle (EV), the electric model of the G80 (“Electrified G80”) to the global market at the Auto Shanghai 2021, the company said in a press release on 19 April. This was Genesis’ first appearance at Auto Shanghai. The company also showcased for the fir...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor picks Cerence Drive to power voice recognition in the IONIQ 5 EV
    Cerence has announced that Hyundai Motor Company has selected Cerence Drive to power Dynamic Voice Recognition in the IONIQ 5 electric vehicle (EV), according to a 14 April press release. The solution is easy to activate using push-to-talk button on the steering wheel. The voice assistant allows ...
    Hyundai seeking to build partnership with Samsung SDI for EV batteries
    Hyundai Motor is looking to build a partnership with Samsung SDI, as it shifts to eco-friendly vehicles in the future, reports The Korea Times. Significance: The partnership comes at the right time as Hyundai Motor plans to source EV batteries and automotive components, while Samsung is a strong ...
    Hyundai, Kia, SK Innovation to collaborate on HEV battery development
    Hyundai Motor, Kia, and SK Innovation have announced that they will be collaborating on the development and production of hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) batteries. According to a press release issued by SK Innovation on 16 April, the companies are collaborating with the goal of developing and mass pr...
    19-Apr-2021 News New Products
    MY 2022 Hyundai Kona N to feature high-performance N dual clutch transmission
    South Korean carmaker, Hyundai Motor, has announced that its new Kona N sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be made available with a high performance transmission. According to a press release issued by Hyundai on 7 April, the company stated that this upcoming SUV will be equipped with an 8-speed, wet...
    13-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Genesis enters Chinese market, unveils G80 and GV80 models
    Global luxury automotive brand Genesis marked its official entry into China at Shanghai's International Cruise Terminal. The distinctive Genesis design philosophy was showcased with an unveiling of the Genesis G80, its mid-sized luxury sedan, and Genesis GV80, the first SUV in the lineup. Jaehoon...
    06-Apr-2021 News Investments
    Motional selects Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric SUV for use in robo-taxi service
    Motional, the autonomous driving joint venture (JV) between Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) and Aptiv, has selected the all-new Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) as its vehicle platform for its robo-taxi service, the company said in a blog on 30 March. Motional will equip IONIQ 5 with ...
    Kia reveals new EV6 based on dedicated new EV platform
    Kia has revealed the new EV6, its first car based on the new dedicated electric vehicle (EV) platform according to a company press release on 30 March. The EV6 will be produced in South Korea and will hit the global markets starting the second half of 2021, with online reservations beginning from Ma...
    31-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai to idle Ulsan No.1 plant in South Korea due to semiconductor shortage
    Hyundai Motor is set to suspend production at its Ulsan No.1 plant in South Korea due to a shortage in semiconductors and components, Reuters reported on 29 March. The plant will be shut between 7 and 14 April. Supply issues reportedly involve front view camera systems for Kona SUV and power electri...
    Vitesco wins triple-digit-million euro order for 800V inverters from Hyundai
    Germany-based supplier of modern drive technologies and electrification solutions, Vitesco Technologies, has won a major order with a sales volume in a triple-digit-million euro amount for its 800V inverters with silicon carbide semiconductors for the new electric vehicle (EV) platform of the H...
    25-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai signs MoU with Singtel for 5G-based smart manufacturing and connectivity for EV battery subscription service
    Hyundai Motor has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Singapore-based telecommunication company Singtel to collaborate on 5G-enabled smart manufacturing and connectivity for electric vehicle (EV) battery subscription service, the South Korean automaker said in a press release on 23 March...
    24-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Mobis partners with Meridian Audio to offer premium branded sound systems
    Hyundai Mobis has announced a collaboration with Meridian Audio to deliver premium branded sound to Kia, according to a company press release on 22 March. The companies have designed premium sound systems for the upcoming Kia K8 sedan. Following this, Hyundai Mobis will supply the sound system to va...
    23-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai to establish high-speed charging infrastructure with new ‘E-pit’ brand in South Korea
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), the parent company of Hyundai and Kia, will establish its own high-speed charging infrastructure under a new brand name ‘E-pit’ for the group’s electric car models in South Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported on 23 March. Hyundai and Kia’s customers will be able to ...
    Hyundai recalls 95,198 vehicles in US to replace ABS module
    Hyundai has issued new recalls impacting a total of 95,198 cars in the United States to replace anti-lock braking system (ABS) module, according to a report by CNET on 18 March citing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2017–20 G8...
    22-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Hyundai launches MY 2022 Tucson PHEV in US
    South Korean carmaker, Hyundai, has announced the addition of a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and the N Line models to its MY2022 Tucson SUV portfolio. According to a press release issued by the company on 16 March, the new Hyundai Tucson N Line and plug-in hybrid models will be produced in Ulsan, South Kor...
    17-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Kia unveils new naming strategy for BEV models; releases first official images of all-new EV6
    Kia has announced a new naming strategy for its upcoming dedicated battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the South Korean automaker said in a press release on 9 March. Kia’s new BEV models will start with the prefix ‘EV’ to make it easy for consumers to understand which models from the company are...
    09-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor to share EV battery recall cost with LG Energy Solutions
    Hyundai Motor has agreed to share the cost of replacing batteries on its recalled electric vehicles (EVs) with LG Energy Solutions, according to a report by Just-Auto. According to the agreement, Hyundai is expected to pay 30% of the cost of battery replacement, which would amount to about USD886 mi...
    09-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Hyundai launches Bayon crossover in Europe with mild-hybrid powertrain
    South Korean carmaker, Hyundai, has launched its new crossover, the Bayon, with the option of a 48-V mild hybrid powertrain. According to a press release issued by Hyundai on 2 March, the vehicle will also be made available with the company’s intelligent manual transmission (iMT) for improved...
    04-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai breaks ground on fuel cell system plant in mainland China
    Hyundai has broken ground on a new fuel cell system in Guangzhou, mainland China, the company announced in a press release on 2 March. The construction of the HTWO Guangzhou plant is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022 and will have an annual production target of 6,500 units initiall...
    02-Mar-2021 News Investments
    Hyundai to source EV batteries from CATL and SK Innovation
    Hyundai is set to source the third batch of batteries for its electric vehicles (EV) from Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and SK Innovation, Business Korea reported on 24 February. The batteries will be equipped in the EVs based on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) platform that Hy...
    Hyundai recalls nearly 82,000 EVs globally to replace battery systems
    Hyundai is recalling nearly 82,000 electric vehicles (EVs) globally due to fire risks, according to a Reuters report on 24 February. The recall is one of the first mass battery pack replacements conducted by a major automaker. The recall affects the Kona EVs, some of which were first recalled in lat...
    25-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Hyundai launches all-new IONIQ 5 electric crossover
    Hyundai has launched its all-electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) IONIQ 5, the company announced in a press release on 23 February. The IONIQ 5 will be offered with two battery options—either a 58-kWh or a 72.6-kWh battery back, and two electric motor layouts—either with a rear motor only or...
    24-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Motional starts operating fully autonomous vehicles on public roads in Las Vegas
    Motional, the equally owned joint venture (JV) between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, is operating fully autonomous vehicles on public roads in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, the company said in a press release on 22 February. The company began testing of these driverless vehicles earlier this month. Accord...
    Hyundai signs MOU with partners for EV battery leasing business
    Hyundai has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy as well as Hyundai Glovis, LG Energy Solution and KST Mobility for launching the electric vehicle (EV) leasing business, the company announced in a press release on 18 February. The new b...
    Motional joins Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium
    In the beginning of February, Motional, the equally owned joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, joined the Autonomous Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC), the company said in a press release on 2 February. As a member, Motional will support the consortium in developing best safety practi...
    Hyundai reveals interiors of all-electric IONIQ 5
    Hyundai has released interior images of all-new IONIQ Q5 electric crossover ahead of its world premier scheduled on 23 February. According to a press release by the Korea automaker on 15 February, the new electric crossover will the first battery electric vehicle (BEV) based on its Electric—Global...
    15-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Kia updates Plan S strategy; aims to have 11 new EV models by 2026
    South Korean automaker Kia Motors has updated its ‘Plan S’ and now aims to have 11 electric vehicle (EV) models in its lineup by 2026, the company announced in a press release on 9 February. These will include  7 dedicated EVs by 2026. Kia is now also targeting to sell 1.6 million eco-frien...
    Kia starts pilot of last-mile delivery service for future PBV business in Singapore
    Kia has started the pilot of its last-mile delivery service for its future Purpose Built Vehicle (PBV) business in Singapore, the company announced in a press release on 2 February. Kia has partnered with cold chain startup ‘S.lab Asia Inc.’ The two companies will be  using the Niro EV, whi...
    Hyundai partners with IIT Delhi for research on alternative energy powered vehicles
    Hyundai Motor India Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT)-IIT Delhi for research on electrified vehicles, the company announced in a press release on 20 January. The company has donated a KONA Electric for the research...
    Hyundai Mobis to use Silentium’s Active Road Noise Cancellation technology
    Silentium has announced that automotive supplier Hyundai Mobis has selected to use its Active Road Noise Cancellation (ARNC) technology. Silentium offers broad-band ARNC across a spectrum of frequencies – from 20Hz up to 1kHz. “Our active acoustics technology can reduce, cancel and enhance so...
    Hyundai recalls 144,700 vehicles in Canada over issue with ABS
    Hyundai has issued a recall of 144,700 vehicles in Canada over a problem in the control module for the antilock brake system (ABS), according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website on 30 December 2020. The recall affects certain model year 2016–21 Tucson vehicles. Significance: This...
    20-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    Hyundai WIA develops new thermal management system for EVs
    Hyundai Wia has developed a thermal management module that integrates EV driveline and battery parts. According to a press release issued by Hyundai Wia on 13 January, the company stated that this integrated coolant distribution and supply module is set to be installed in Hyundai’s Electric-Global...
    19-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai confirms plans to build new fuel cell system plant in mainland China
    South Korean automaker Hyundai has confirmed that it will build a new fuel cell system plant in Guangzhou, China, according to a company press release on 15 January. Construction of the plant is scheduled to start in February and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022. The plant...
    18-Jan-2021 News Investments
    Hyundai unveils first image of electric CUV IONIQ 5
    Hyundai Motor Company has unveiled the first images of its upcoming electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) IONIQ 5, the company announced in a press release on 13 January. IONIQ 5 will be the first vehicle mated with Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). IONIQ 5 will de...
    13-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Hyundai confirms to be in early talks with Apple for EV development
    Hyundai has confirmed that it is in early talks with Apple for development of electric vehicles (EV), Reuters reported on 8 January. The companies are also reportedly looking for a tie-up for battery development. “Apple and Hyundai are in discussion, but as it is early stage, nothing has been deci...
    Hyundai plans to build hydrogen fuel cell system plant in China
    Hyundai Motors is planning to build a hydrogen fuel cell system plant in Guangzhou, China, BusinessKorea reported on 6 January. The plant is reportedly part of a hydrogen mobility cluster linking the EU and China, the United States, Australia, and South Korea under Hyundai Motor Group chairman Chung...
    08-Jan-2021 News Investments
    JK Tyre partners with Hyundai India to supply tires for Creta SUV
    Indian automotive tire manufacturer, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., has announced that it has tied up with Hyundai Motor India. According to a press release issued by JK Tyre on 6 January, the company stated that it will be supplying OE fitment tires for the Hyundai Creta crossover SUV in India. For...
    Hyundai Motor Group outlines strategic direction for 2021 and beyond
    The Hyundai Motor Group’s chairman, Euisun Chung, delivered the company’s strategic direction and commitments for the year 2021 and beyond. According to a press release issued by Hyundai on 4 January, the company will be reinforcing its progress in the area of automotive electrification, amongst...
    Hyundai to stop sales of Kona EV in South Korea
    Hit by mass recalls, Hyundai is planning to stop sales of the all-electric Kona EV in South Korea, Reuters reported on 18 December, citing local media. However, sales of the Kona EV are expected to continue in Europe. “We are reviewing various options as we prepare to launch the Ioniq 5 midsize cr...
    Continental secures order from Hyundai in India for digital instrument cluster
    Continental has secured an order to supply digital instrument clusters to Hyundai Motor India for its Venue and Verna models, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 21 December. To fulfil this order, Continental has expanded its production and development capabilities at its manufactu...
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