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    IHS Markit launches 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations (SuRe) survey
    The automotive industry’s global survey of OEM-supplier relations has returned, giving tier-one suppliers the opportunity to express their views and opinions on their relationship with every major OEM from today (April 12). IHS Markit's unique SuRe (Supplier Relations) Index scores and ranks OE...
    12-Apr-2021 News OEM Purchasing Pinned
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    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...
    Motional, Lyft enter agreement to launch robotaxi service in major US cities beginning 2023
    Motional, the autonomous driving joint venture (JV) between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, has entered into an agreement to launch a multimarket robotaxi service in major US cities, beginning in 2023, the company said in a press release on 16 December. The company’s next-generation fully autonomou...
    TI Fluid Systems to supply thermal coolant fluid carrying systems for Hyundai EVs
    TI Fluid Systems, a leading global supplier of automotive fluid systems technology, announced that it will provide thermal coolant fluid carrying loops for a large family of Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brand vehicles, according to a company press release on 15 December 2020. The company will initially...
    Hyundai to acquire 80% stake in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has reached an agreement with SoftBank Group to acquire controlling stake in Boston Dynamics in a deal that values the robotic company at USD1.1 billion, the South Korean automotive group said in a press release on 11 December. As part of the agreement, HMG will acquire aro...
    Hyundai launches ‘HTWO’ brand for fuel cell systems
    The Hyundai Motor Group has announced the launch of its new brand, HTWO, dedicated for hydrogen fuel cell systems. According to a press release issued by Hyundai on 10 December, the company stated that this new brand will help facilitate Hyundai’s global fuel cell business and grow the hydrogen ec...
    Hyundai updates ‘Strategy 2025’; aims 8-10% share in global EV market
    In a press release dated 10 December, Hyundai announced an update to its ‘Strategy 2025’ plan on smart mobility. Under the updated ‘Strategy 2025’, Hyundai is aiming for a corner 8–10% of share in the global electric vehicle (EV) auto market by 2040. The company will fully electrify its li...
    Kia invests USD85 million to upgrade powertrain plant in Slovakia
    South Korean carmaker Kia Motors’ Europe division has completed an EUR70 million (approximately USD85 million) investment in upgrading its European vehicle and engine production plant in Žilina, Slovakia. According to a press release issued by Kia Motors Europe on 10 December, the company stated ...
    11-Dec-2020 News Investments
    Genesis unveils GV70 SUV with fingerprint authentication system
    Genesis has unveiled its GV70 SUV with fingerprint authentication system and other advanced connected car features. It comes with a 14.5-inch widescreen with split functions to control the air conditioner, windows, and tailgate. Latest maps and various software are automatically updated over-the-air...
    09-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai to invest over USD240 million in expanding operations at Georgia plant in US
    South Korean carmaker Hyundai-owned Hyundai TRANSYS, a producer of automotive transmissions and parts, has announced that it will be investing over USD240 million in Georgia, US, in order to expand its operations in the area. According to a report filed by news agency AllOnGeorgia on 2 December, ...
    03-Dec-2020 News Investments
    Hyundai Motor partners with Naver to develop connected car services in South Korea
    Hyundai Motor has collaborated with Naver to develop connected car services in South Korea, The Korean Herald reported on 29 November. It will focus on three business areas—media and platform content, new mobility services, and new business models. Hyundai will develop a new infotainment service t...
    Hyundai unveils new E-GMP platform for BEVs
    Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled the new Electric-Global Modular (E-GMP) platform for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), the company announced in a press release on 1 December. The E-GMP platform will underpin a range of dedicated new BEVs, including Hyundai Motor Company’s IONIQ 5, Kia Motors Corp...
    02-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai, Kia to pay USD210 million in penalties over recall of vehicles equipped with Theta II engines
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced consent orders with Hyundai Motor America, Inc. and Kia Motors America, Inc. related to recalls for vehicles equipped with Theta II engines. According to a press release issued by the NHTSA on 27 November, the combined penalties am...
    02-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Kia Motors partners with BP Chargemaster, Pod Point for home charging in UK
    Kia Motors has partnered with BP Chargemaster and Pod Point to offer electric vehicle (EV) home-charging solutions in the United Kingdom, the automaker announced in a press release on 19 November. As part of these new partnerships, all Kia dealers will be able to offer Kia EV and plug-in hybrid elec...
    Hyundai launches electric car sharing service VIVe in rural Spain
    Hyundai has launched VIVe electric car sharing service in Spain targeting rural areas, the South Korean automaker said in a press release on 16 November. The company inaugurated VIVe electric car sharing service in La Hiruela, a small town in the mountains of Madrid. The 70 registered residents in L...
    Auto Guangzhou Show 2020: Hyundai Showcases all-electric variant of Mistra sedan
    Hyundai has showcased the all-electric variant of its midsize sedan Mistra at the 2020 Auto Guangzhou Show, news website Motor1 reported on 23 November. The Mistra EV has been equipped with a 56.5-kWh battery which enables a range of 323 miles (520 km), as per New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The ...
    25-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai, INEOS to cooperate on accelerating hydrogen economy
    South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Company and UK-based INEOS have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work on accelerating the global hydrogen economy. According to a joint press release issued by Hyundai and INEOS on 23 November, the companies will together explore opp...
    Motional receives approval to launch fully autonomous service in Nevada, US
    Motional, the autonomous driving joint venture (JV) between Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) and Aptiv, has received regulatory approval to launch fully autonomous service on public roads in the state of Nevada, US, the JV’s CEO Karl Iagnemma informed in a blog last week. The permit will eventually allow...
    Hyundai recalls 60,097 vehicles in US over issue with valve cover gasket
    Hyundai is recalling 60,097 vehicles in the United States over issue with valve cover gasket, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 13 November. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2007–12 Veracruz vehicles that were prev...
    24-Nov-2020 News Recalls
    Hyundai launches all-electric Ioniq and Kona in Indonesia
    Hyundai has launched its all-electric variants of Ioniq and Kona in Indonesia, news website Tempo.co reported on 6 November. The Ioniq is equipped with a 39.2-kWh lithium-ion battery, which gives a range of up to 373 km, as per New Year Driving Cycle (as per NEDC). Kona also gets the same battery bu...
    17-Nov-2020 News New Products
    C- and D-segment vehicles to drive demand for semi-active damping systems
    The focus on ride quality is increasing and so is the demand for advanced, cost-effective suspension systems. Automotive suspension systems range from simple, passive spring-based systems to cutting-edge active systems that can independently raise or lower the height of vehicle at each wheel in resp...
    Hyundai to offer 10 electrified models in US by the end of 2022
    South Korean car maker Hyundai has announced its plans to offer ten electrified models in the United States by the end of 2022. According to a press release issued by the Hyundai on 11 November, this will include seven SUVs. While some of these will be electrified versions of existing models, the...
    16-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor Group, SP Group partner to accelerate EV adoption in Singapore
    SP Group has signed a business cooperation agreement with Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Singapore, the company said in a press release on 12 November. As part of the agreement, the two partners will jointly develop a new business model for battery lea...
    Hyundai Motor Group to equip new vehicles with NVIDIA DRIVE-powered connect car platform
    NVIDIA has announced that every Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis vehicles from 2022 will feature infotainment systems powered by NVIDIA DRIVE, a company blog dated 9 November read. Hyundai will leverage NVIDIA DRIVE’s computing strengths to roll out its new connected car operating system (OS). The sof...
    Hyundai joins Europe’s high-power charging network IONITY
    Hyundai Motor Group has officially joined Europe-based high-power charging network IONITY as a strategic partner and shareholder, the automaker announced in a press release on 4 November. Through its participation in this joint venture, Hyundai Motor Group—including Hyundai and Kia brands—will d...
    BorgWarner expands supply of starter motors for Hyundai in Brazil
    Automotive powertrain components and systems supplier, BorgWarner, has announced that it will expand the supply of its starter motors to Hyundai in Brazil. According to a press release issued by BorgWarner on 28 October, the company’s PG260A starter motor now equips Hyundai’s HB20 turb...
    Motional partners with Via to launch on-demand shared robotaxi service
    Motional, an autonomous driving joint venture (JV) between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, has partnered with Via Transportation to launch a platform for a public, on-demand shared robotaxi service, the company said in a press release on 27 October. The two partners will jointly launch the robotaxi s...
    Harman offers Lexicon Premium Sound as option on new Genesis G70 sports sedan
    Harman International Korea has said that its Lexicon Premium Sound System will be available as an option for Genesis sports sedan, the G70, The Korea Herald reported on 21 October. The Lexicon Premium Sound System features Harman’s QuantumLogic surround sound technology, which harmonizes sounds...
    Honda, Toyota and Hyundai to collaborate on connected vehicles pilot project in US
    Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) will collaborate with Honda Research and Development (R&D) Americas, Hyundai America Technical Center (HATCI), and Toyota Motor North America to deploy vehicles with connected vehicle (CV) technology, a press release by Toyota read on 15 Octobe...
    Hyundai to expand Kona EV recalls over fire risk to global market
    Hyundai is set to triple the number of recalled Kona electric vehicles (EVs) over battery cell fire risks. According to a report by Automotive News Europe on 12 October, citing South Korean news reports, the automaker plans to recall nearly 51,000 vehicles in Europe, North America, China, and other ...
    14-Oct-2020 News Recalls
    Hyundai launches MY 2021 Santa Fe with hybrid powertrain
    South Korean carmaker Hyundai has launched the new Santa Fe SUV with hybrid powertrain in the United States. According to a press release issued by Hyundai on 12 October, the new Santa Fe is equipped with a Smartstream series 1.6L, direct injected, turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine that is pai...
    13-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor to supply 180 Kona Electrics to Police Scotland
    Hyundai Motor is set to supply around 180 Kona Electric sport utility vehicles (SUVs) to Police Scotland, the automaker announced in a press release on 8 October. Delivery of the first Kona Electric vehicles to Police Scotland will begin in this month with the full order due to be fulfilled by March...
    Hyundai to recall 25,564 Kona EVs in South Korea over faulty battery cells
    Hyundai will voluntarily recall 25,564 units of its Kona electric vehicle (EV) in South Korea over faulty battery cells, according to a report by Automotive News on 8 October citing the country’s transport ministry. The recall affects Kona EVs built between September 2017 and March 2020. Signif...
    09-Oct-2020 News Recalls
    Nexen Tire develops AI- and Big Data-based methodology to reduce tire noise
    South Korean tire manufacturer, Nexen Tire, has announced that it has developed a new methodology based on artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data to cut back on tire noise. In a press release issued by Nexen Tire on 7 October, the company stated that the big data research for Noise, Vibration, an...
    08-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Visteon supplies digital instrument cluster to new Kia Sonet compact SUV in Indian market
    Visteon will be supplying its digital instrument cluster to the new Kia Sonet SUV in India, Autocar Professional reported. "Instrument clusters are becoming increasingly digitized and play a key part in the wider industry trend of bigger, higher-resolution and immersive displays that are prolifer...
    Auto China 2020: Hyundai showcases electric concept Prophecy
    Hyundai Motor has showcased its all-electric vehicle concept Prophecy at the 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020), the company announced in a press release on 26 September. Hyundai also premiered its RM20e electric racing midship sports car prototype “It is our res...
    30-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Irdeto supplies digital key solution for Hyundai vehicles in China
    Irdeto is supplying its digital key solution for Hyundai vehicles in China, according to a company press release on 29 September 2020. Beijing Hyundai Motor Corporate (BHMC) has integrated Keystone digital key solution into all its vehicle models, allowing owners to eliminate the need for physical c...
    Hyundai unveils ‘IONIQ Concept Cabin’ for future EV interiors
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), the parent company of Hyundai and Kia, unveiled the IONIQ Concept Cabin, its latest version of in-car experiences for dedicated electric vehicles (EVs), in Seoul, South Korea on 24 September, the company said in a press release. The Concept developed, in partnership w...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Kia Sorento gets hybrid and PHEV powertrain options for US market
    Kia Motors has announced that its Sorento SUV will be made available with hybrid and plug-in hybrid  (PHEV) powertrain options in the US market. In a press release issued by Kia on 22 September, the company stated that the new turbo-hybrid powertrain on the Sorento produces 227 hp in the hybrid...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Kia to launch seven new dedicated BEVs by 2027
    In a press release dated 15 September, Kia Motors announced that it will launch seven new dedicated battery electric vehicles (BEV) by 2027. Kia’s first dedicated BEV, codenamed CV, is scheduled to launch in 2021 and will showcase Kia’s new design direction. The company expects BEVs to account f...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai launches new Tucson with hybrid and PHEV powertrains
    The Hyundai Motor Company has launched the newest version of its Tucson SUV. According to a press release issued by the company on 15 September, the new Hyundai Tucson will be put on sale with both hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain options. The new Tucson will be driven by Hyundai’s S...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    New Kia Stinger features advanced safety and connectivity solutions
    Kia unveiled the new Stinger with advanced safety and connectivity technologies in August, according to the automaker’s press filing. The vehicle comes with an upgraded touchscreen infotainment system. It features a new and optional 10.25-inch touchscreen display which comes with Apple CarPlay ...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor Group partners with SK Innovation for EV battery development
    Hyundai Motor Group and SK Innovation have entered into a partnership for development of electric vehicle (EV) battery ecosystem, the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. Under the partnership, the two companies will collaborate in diverse business areas related to the EV battery i...
    Hyundai launches Kona SUV with the latest Blue Link upgrade
    Hyundai has unveiled its new Kona SUV with connectivity upgrades, including the latest Hyundai Blue Link technology and improved safety packages, the South Korean automaker said in a press release on 2 September. The new Kona comes with a 10.25-inch digital cluster and an optional 10.25-inch AVN ...
    09-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Kia to launch K5 in Canada with advanced connectivity and ADAS features
    Kia will launch the K5 in Canada in October 2020 with LX, EX and GT-Line trims, the automaker said in a press release on 2 September. The K5 comes with a newly styled infotainment display up to the instrument panel and a vertical wireless charging sleeve for phone charging. “Kia raised the bar ...
    European Commission approves Hyundai's joint control of EV charging network IONITY
    The European Commission has approved the acquisition of joint control over IONITY by Hyundai Motor, the Commission announced in a press release on 2 September. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, because of the limited impact on the market. The...
    Kia, Hyundai recall nearly 600,000 vehicles in North America over brake fluid leakage issue
    South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 600,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada over brake fluid leakage issue, Associated Press reported on 3 September. The recalls cover more than 440,400 units of model year (MY) 2013–15 Kia Optima vehicles and MY 2014–15 Kia Sorent...
    04-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Motional expands nuScenes dataset to enable autonomous driving
    Motional, the autonomous driving joint venture (JV) between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, has expanded its nuScenes dataset that teaches autonomous vehicles how to safely engage with increasingly complex driving environments. The dataset now includes nuScenes-lidarseg and nuImages. nuScenes-lida...
    Kia reveals MY2021 Sorento PHEV with 13.8 kWh battery pack, 66.9 kW electric motor
    South Korean carmaker Kia Motors has unveiled the latest generation of its sports utility vehicle (SUV), the Sorento. According to a press release issued by the company on 26 August, the new Kia Sorento will be available with plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain. The SUV has a 1.6L, turbocharged GDi ...
    01-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Tata Motors, Hyundai win tender to supply 250 EVs to the Indian government
    Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor have won tender to supply 250 electric vehicles (EVs) to the government floated by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), according to a report by The Economic Times on 31 August. Tata Motors will supply 150 Nexon EVs, while Hyundai will supply 100 units of its Kona ele...
    Hyundai partners CSIRO, Fortescue Metal Group to jointly develop hydrogen production technology
    Hyundai Motor Co. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with an Australian think tank Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and iron ore producer Fortescue Metal Group (FMG) to develop the technology to extract hydrogen from ammonia, Fortescue Metals Group sai...
    Nikola mulls partnering with Hyundai for hydrogen technology
    Nikola Motors has expressed that it is open to a partnership with Hyundai Motor for development of hydrogen technology, Reuters reported on 13 August citing South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo’s interview with Trevor Milton, founder of Nikola. “Trevor has immense respect for Hyundai and views Hyu...
    Kia launches new Carnival minivan with advanced connectivity
    Kia has announced the launch of its new Carnival minivan with advanced connected car technologies and its latest 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster and 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system under a single piece of glass. In a press release dated 18 August, Kia said tha...
    19-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Australian company Jemena signs new deal with Hyundai for supplying hydrogen gas
    Australian Company Jemena has signed a deal with Hyundai for supplying hydrogen gas for hydrogen vehicle refuelling, the company announced in a press release on 10 August. Jemena has committed, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Australia and Coregas, to produce and deliver hyd...
    Hyundai Kona achieves over 1,000 km range during testing in Germany
    Hyundai’s all-electric subcompact sport utility vehicle (SUV) Kona has achieved a range of 1,000 km during its testing at Lausitzring in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 14 August. The automaker tested three unmodified factory-specification Kona for three days at the racetrack....
    Kia Stonic crossover gets 48V mild hybrid powertrain
    South Korean carmaker Kia Motors has announced that the latest version of its crossover, the Stonic, will be equipped with a 48V mild hybrid powertrain option. According a press release issued by Kia Motors on 5 August, the company stated that the vehicle will get the EcoDynamics+ mild hybrid p...
    17-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai to upgrade Bluelink connected car services technology
    Hyundai has announced that it is upgrading its Bluelink connected car services technology with new features and user interface, a company press release read on 29 July. The i30 will be the first model to be equipped with the upgraded Bluelink. The upgraded Bluelink will include enhanced driving a...
    14-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai, Aptiv name their equally-owned autonomous driving JV ‘Motional’
    Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv have agreed to name their 50:50 autonomous driving joint venture as Motional, the two partners announced in a joint press release on 11 August. Motional connects two words: motion and emotional. According to the two partners, motion speaks to the movement of driverless ...
    Kia unveils Sonet compact SUV in India with 57 UVO Connect features
    Kia Motors has unveiled the Sonet compact SUV in India with 57 UVO Connect features, the carmaker said in a press release on 7 August. The Sonet includes the UVO Voice Assist feature which is activated by the command ‘Hello, Kia’. The voice-recognition technology can be used to make phone cal...
    10-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai establishes Ioniq brand dedicated to BEVs
    South Korean carmaker Hyundai has announced a new brand dedicated to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) called Ioniq. According to a press release issued by Hyundai dated 9 August, the company will initially introduce three new dedicated models over the next four years. The first model under the Io...
    Kia upgrades Stonic with ‘Phase II’ UVO Connect telematics system
    Kia has said that its Stonic model features ‘Phase II’ UVO Connect telematics system, enhancing vehicle connectivity and control, in a company press release on 5 August. It an integrated and upgraded touchscreen navigation system. The Stonic has a range of onboard services such as live traffi...
    07-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Group develops new AC technologies to improve cabin air quality
    South Korean automotive OEM, the Hyundai Group, has announced new air-conditioning technologies in order to improve the air quality in the passenger cabins of vehicles. According to a press release issued by Hyundai on 27 July, the company has unveiled three new air-conditioning technologies called&...
    28-Jul-2020 News New Products
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