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    Hyundai Motor presents ‘Strategy 2025’ roadmap to become smart mobility solutions provider
    Hyundai Motor has announced ‘Strategy 2025’, a long-term roadmap to transition into a smart mobility solutions provider, the leading South Korean automaker said in a press release today (4 December). The company will focus on ‘Smart Mobility Device’ and ‘Smart Mobility Service’ as its tw...
    New Genesis G90 sedan features OTA wireless updates for maps and software 
    The 2020 G90 is the first Genesis vehicle to offer over-the-air wireless updates for maps and software, the company said while unveiling its flagship sedan at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show on 20 November. It features a 12.3-inch display navigation system that integrates touchscreen controls and ...
    03-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai to recall 11,217 vehicles in US over problem with mounting bolts that secure side curtain airbags
    Hyundai will recall 11,217 vehicles in the United States over a problem with mounting bolts that secure side curtain airbags, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects model year 2020 Palisade vehicles. ...
    28-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Hyundai to set up new manufacturing facility in Indonesia
    South Korean automotive manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company has announced its plans to set up its first ever production facility in Indonesia, according to a press statement issued on November 26th. The company entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Indonesia to build...
    28-Nov-2019 News Investments
    Auto Guangzhou 2019: Kia unveils all-new K3 EV
    Kia has unveiled its all-electric sedan K3 EV at the 2019 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (Auto Guangzhou), the company announced in a press release on 22 November. According to a report by Yonhap News Agency, which cited a company statement. Kia is planning to launch the K3 EV in...
    25-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Auto Guangzhou 2019: Hyundai unveils all-electric Lafesta EV sedan
    Hyundai has unveiled its all-electric sedan Lafesta EV at the 2019 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (Auto Guangzhou), the company announced in a press release on 22 November. The car has a maximum power of 150kW and maximum torque of 310 Nm. Lafesta EV gets a 56.5kWh battery, giving it ...
    25-Nov-2019 News New Products
    LA Auto Show 2019: Hyundai showcases Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept, upgraded IONIQ lineup
    Hyundai has showcased its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sport utility vehicle (SUV) Concept Vision T at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in the United States. The Vision T is the seventh in a series of Hyundai Design Center concepts. Hyundai, however, did not reveal further details about the vehicle’s power...
    22-Nov-2019 News New Products
    New MY2021 Kia Seltos SUV features advanced connectivity, safety and driver assistance features
    Hyundai has announced that its model year (MY) 2021 Kia Seltos is packed with connected technology features and the ‘Kia Drive Wise’ suite of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), according to a company press release on 21 November. The car will be available with a 10.25-inch high-resolu...
    22-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Cabin air filter sector and technology
    World Health Organization (WHO) statistics estimate that ambient air pollution accounts for an estimated 4.2 million deaths per year due to stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases. Air pollution can be defined as the presence of foreign substances in the air that do not ...
    Hyundai sets up electric car-sharing business in US city Los Angeles
    Hyundai Motor has launched its electric car-sharing business ‘MoceanLab’ in Los Angeles, US, the company announced in a press release on 15 November. MoceanLab will provide mobility services in the city of Los Angeles and expand its services to autonomous ride-sharing, shuttling, multimodal...
    Hyundai confirms USD410 million investment for Santa Cruz pickup production in the US
    Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) announced in a press statement released on 13 November that the company would be investing USD410 million in expanding its production facility in Montgomery, Alabama, US. Hyundai intends to commence manufacturing of the Santa Cruz light pickup truck in...
    19-Nov-2019 News Investments
    Hyundai develops new infotainment system
    Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled a new infotainment system featuring augmented reality (AR)-based navigation and an in-car payment system, the company announced on 11 November. The latest system, which is based on the ccOS (Connected Car Operating System), features a touch pad with hand...
    18-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai plans to launch 13 new electrified vehicles by 2022
    Hyundai Motor is planning to launch 13 new and updated electrified vehicles in the United States by 2022, the company announced in a press release on 7 November. There will be six sedans and seven sport utility vehicles (SUVs), including  a refreshed model year (MY) 2020 Ioniq Electric, Hybrid ...
    15-Nov-2019 News New Products
    LA Auto Show 2019: Hyundai to showcase plug-in hybrid SUV concept
    Hyundai is set to showcase a new plug-in hybrid sport utility vehicle (SUV) concept ‘Urban Vision Crossover’ at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the company announced in a press release on 13 November. “We pursue innovative solutions in design and add emotional value to our product experience t...
    14-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai develops ‘Road Noise Active Noise Control’ system to reduce noise in vehicle cabin
    Hyundai has developed a Road Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) system which reduces noise within the cabin of a vehicle, according to a company press release on 11 November. The company said that the RANC will be applied to an upcoming Genesis sedan. RANC is a modified version of the company’s ...
    12-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Kia unveils electric Futuron Concept SUV with level 4 autonomous driving capability
    Kia unveiled its Futuron Concept, an all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) with SAE level 4 (L4) autonomous driving capability, at the 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, the South Korean automaker said in a press release today (5 November). The new AWD concept is a sports ca...
    05-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai invests in three hydrogen technology companies
    Hyundai Motor has invested in three hydrogen technology companies – Impact Coatings, H2Pro and GRZ Technologies – to strengthen its leadership position in the global hydrogen fuel cell ecosystem, the company announced on 29 October. Impact Coatings has expertise in coating solutions fo...
    01-Nov-2019 News Investments
    Low emissions zones and their impact on powertrain development
    A study by the European Union (EU) in 2017 states that cars are responsible for around 12% of total carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in the EU. By 2021, under the emission reduction targets planned by the EU, all new cars must achieve an average of 95 grams of CO₂ emissions per kilometer. This mea...
    Lighting Suppliers strategy: Outlook
    ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and AD (autonomous driving) are now some of the main reasons for the automotive industry to improve safety for drivers and road users. Technologies such as laser, digital projections, and LED matrix are gathering momentum in the industry for both exterior an...
    Hyundai partners with Pony.ai and Via to offer autonomous ride-sharing service in US city Irvine
    Hyundai Motor has teamed up with Pony.ai and Via to offer BotRide, an autonomous ride-sharing service on public roads in Irvine, California, United States, beginning 4 November, the South Korean automaker said in a press release on 25 October. The free autonomous ride sharing service will be provide...
    Upstream Security raises USD30 million Series B funds from Renault, Volvo Group, Hyundai and others
    Upstream Security has secured Series B funds worth USD30 million from investors including major OEMs like Renault, Volvo Group, and Hyundai, the Israeli company said in a press release on 21 October.  The round was led by Renault Venture Capital and included Volvo Group Venture Capital, Hyundai...
    22-Oct-2019 News Investments
    Indian government places orders of Hyundai Kona electric SUVs
    The Indian government has placed orders with Hyundai for its new Kona electric compact SUVs for its officials, the local newspaper Mint reported today (21 October). According to the report, some government officials, including Power and Renewable Energy Minister Raj Kumar Singh and chairman and mana...
    Hyundai recalls 8,185 vehicles in Australia over oil leakage risk
    Hyundai is recalling 8,185 vehicles in Australia over an oil leakage risk, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 9 October. The recall covers model years 2010-2013 Hyundai iX35 2.4L vehicles. Significance: In the affected vehicles, oil may lea...
    10-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    Vitesco Technologies to supply its electric drive to Groupe PSA and Hyundai
    Vitesco Technologies has signed an agreement with Groupe PSA and Hyundai to supply its third-generation electric drive for new mass-production models from the two automakers, the company announced in a press release today (9 October). Groupe PSA will be using the electric drive system for its e...
    Hyundai records strong demand for Kona EV in India
    Hyundai has witnessed strong demand for its all-electric Kona in India and has recorded cumulative bookings of 300 units since the vehicle was launched in July last year, Moneycontrol reported on 25 September. According to the report, the electric vehicle (EV) has been sold out for 2019. “We ha...
    Hyundai CRADLE invests in Netradyne for development of Level 3+ ADAS and autonomous driving
    Hyundai CRADLE, the corporate venture capital (CVC) arm of Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), has invested in Netradyne, a US-based company specializing in fleet safety management software, the company said in a press release on 4 October. The strategic investment supports further development of Level 3+ ad...
    Shinhwa Group to build new manufacturing plant in Alabama
    The Shinhwa Group, an automotive parts manufacturer, announced plans to establish a manufacturing plant in Auburn in Alabama, United States, according to a press release on 1 October on the official website of Alabama Department of Commerce. To this end, the company intends to invest USD42 million i...
    Autonomous vehicle start-up CODE42 raises USD25 million in pre-Series A financing
    CODE42, a South Korea-based self-driving start-up, has raised KRW30 billion (USD24.9 million) in pre-Series A financing round, The Korea Herald reported on 1 October 2019. The funding round was led by Kia Motors and participated by SK Telecom, LG Electronics and CJ Corp. Earlier in March this year, ...
    Hyundai launched MY2019 Elantra in India with 34 'Hyundai Blue Link' features
    Hyundai Motor India has unveiled 34 Hyundai Blue Link features in its BS6 compliant sedan—the 2019 Elantra—the company said in a press release on 27 September. Out of the 34 Blue Link features, 10 are exclusively India specific, the carmaker added. “The seamless connectivity especially on t...
    02-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Examining the engine oil filter technology and market dynamics
    The internal combustion engine (ICE) is an intricate assembly of several moving parts such as pistons, connecting rods, camshafts, and valves. The individual components are usually assembled with very tight tolerances between them and operate at very high speeds when the engine is running. For the e...
    New Hyundai pick-up will have ladder-frame underpinnings
    Hyundai Australia has confirmed that the South Korean automotive manufacturer has a range of one-tonne pick-up trucks (referred to as “utes” in Australia) in the pipeline for sale in the country. Although previous ute concept designs have used a unibody chassis, the upcoming pick-up will be buil...
    30-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai plans to begin mass production of fully autonomous vehicles in 2024
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) will begin mass production of fully autonomous vehicles within next five years, The Korea Herald reported HMG’s vice-chairman Euisun Chung saying in a news conference with South Korean journalists in New York on 23 September. “We expect the era of autonomous vehicles to...
    Hyundai CRADLE establishes office in Beijing
    Hyundai CRADLE, the corporate venturing and open innovation unit of Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), has established its office in Beijing, China, the South Korean automotive group said in a press release 23 September. CRADLE Beijing enables investment collaboration with leading information and communicat...
    Hyundai Motor Group, Aptiv form JV to promote development and commercialization of Level 4/5 autonomous driving
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), the parent company of South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia, has reached an agreement with Aptiv to establish an autonomous driving joint venture (JV), the two companies said in a joint press release on 23 September. The 50/50 JV will focus on advancing design, developme...
    Hyundai Motor Group develops new center side airbag
    Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new center side airbag, according to a press release on 18 September. As the name suggests, the new additional airbag expands into the space between driver and passenger seats to prevent head injuries of passengers in the front row. If there is no one in the front...
    19-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Irreversible diesel declines or “safe haven” market opportunities?
    Diesel, as a choice of fuel for light duty vehicle powertrains, has globally witnessed a fall in demand since 2016. IHS Markit forecasts the production of diesel powertrains will decline globally by about 3% in the period 2018-25. One of the key regions that will lower the global count will be Europ...
    Xevo ties up with Hyundai Motor for in-vehicle commerce in US and Europe
    Lear Corporation has announced that its automotive software company Xevo has tied up with Hyundai Motor to deliver Xevo Market capabilities in Hyundai vehicles in the US and Europe, according to its press release on 5 September. The platform will allow customers with compatible Hyundai vehic...
    09-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai, Kia invests in EV charging start-up IONITY
    South Korean Hyundai Motor Group has invested in IONITY, Europe’s fast electric vehicle (EV) charging service provider, the companies announced in separate press releases on 9 September. IONITY is a joint venture (JV) established between BMW Group, Ford Motor Co, Daimler AG and the Volkswagen Grou...
    Varroc: Focus on improving vision with safety and style
    Vehicle headlights are shifting from conventional bulb headlamps to high-resolution matrix headlights that focus on enhancing safety through various sensors. Most of the safety concerns, such as blind-spot and forward-collision warnings and avoidance, have diminished with the use of cameras and adva...
    IAA 2019: Hyundai to showcase new EV concept '45'
    Hyundai is set to showcase its new electric vehicle (EV) concept ‘45’ at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 22 August. The car will be inspired by the brand’s first model in the 1970s. Further details about the car were not revealed by Hyu...
    23-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai offers BS6 compliant 1.2L engine, eco coating technology on Grand i10 NIOS
    Hyundai has equipped the new Grand i10 NIOS with a Bharat State-VI compliant 1.2L petrol engine, the company announced in a press release on 20 August. The engine produces 83hp power and 113.7 Nm of peak torque. The Grand i10 NIOS also features first-in-segment Eco Coating Technology in its air cond...
    22-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai launches new Grand i10 NIOS in India with advanced connectivity solutions
    Hyundai has launched the new Grand i10 NIOS hatchback in India, featuring advanced connectivity solutions, the company said in a press release on 20 August. On select trims, the new hatchback features a 20.25-cm (about 8-inch) touchscreen infotainment system with CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone ...
    22-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Beijing Hyundai to recall 400,377 vehicles to upgrade engine control unit programs
    Beijing Hyundai, a  joint venture between BAIC Motor and Hyundai Motor, has issued a recall for 400,377 vehicles due to faulty engine control unit program, State Administration for Market Regulation announced in a press release on 8 August. The affected vehicles include Tucson sport utility veh...
    15-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    IAA 2019: Hyundai to offer glimpse of future in-car solutions through ‘STYLE SET FREE’ concept
    Hyundai will showcase its ‘STYLE SET FREE’ concept to offer people a glimpse of how it envisions the future in-car experience at the IAA 2019 next month in Frankfurt, Germany, the company said in a press release on 5 August. Through its STYLE SET FREE concept, the Korean automaker will show how ...
    Hyundai recalls 5,171 vehicles in Australia over issue with engine management unit software
    Hyundai has issued a recall for 5,171 vehicles in Australia over an issue with software installed on the engine management unit (ECU), according to a notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on 2 August. The models affected include model year (MY) 2013 Hyundai Veloster (FS). &nbs...
    07-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    Hyundai recalls 8,059 vehicles in US over oil leakage issue
    Hyundai has recalled 8,059 vehicles in the United States due to the issue of an oil leakage on to the exhaust manifold, according to National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) notice on 19 July. The models affected include certain model year (MY) 2018 Genesis G80 and MY2017-2018 Genesis...
    06-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    Monetizing Connected Car
    Introduction A big buzz word in the automotive industry now is ‘connected car’—a vehicle which can optimize its operation and maintenance as well as the convenience and comfort of passengers using onboard sensors and Internet connectivity. General Motors (GM) introduced the concept of conne...
    Sunroof solutions in automotive
    The automobile roof has been generally treated as another closure component protecting the occupants from environmental and NVH conditions. There has also been an element of safety combined with the design of passenger cells and connection of the pillars. However, over time the roof has become an in...
    Nexen to supply OE tires for new Hyundai Venue SUV in US
    Nexen Tire America, the US-based subsidiary of the South Korean tire-maker, will supply its tires as original equipment (OE) fitment in all-new Venue SUVs in the United States, the company said in a press release on 24 July. The company will be supplying its N’Priz AH8 grand-touring all-season tir...
    Fuel cell EV sales and attempts to spur growth in the market
    Introduction A hydrogen fuel cell can be likened to a battery that uses an electrochemical reaction to convert the chemical energy of hydrogen (fuel) and oxygen (oxidizing agent) to generate electricity. However, unlike conventional automotive batteries that store energy and must be recharged, an...
    Hyundai offers 2020 Accent with more fuel-efficient DPI engine, new thermal management module
    Hyundai has launched the model year (MY) 2020 Accent with a new Smartstream G1.6 Dual Port Injection (DPI) engine offering better fuel efficiency in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 22 July. The engine is mated to a Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT), w...
    23-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai introduces new Sonata Hybrid with solar roof
    Hyundai has launched the petrol hybrid variant of its new generation Sonata with solar roof technology, the company announced in a press release on 22 July. The Sonata Hybrid is the first model from Hyundai to feature the solar roof technology. The solar roof system, with 6 hours of daily charging, ...
    23-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai develops new transmission technology for hybrids
    Hyundai Motor Group has developed Active Shift Control (ASC) transmission technology for its hybrid vehicles, the company announced on 18 July. The ASC reduces shift timing by 30% from 500 ms to 350 ms. The new technology will premiere in the upcoming Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and eventually benefi...
    19-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai plans to develop new EV platform for Indian market
    Hyundai plans to develop a new electric vehicle (EV) platform for the Indian market, The Times of India reported on 16 June, citing S S Kim, managing director of Hyundai Motor India. The South Korean automaker is considering investing INR200 billion (USD291.5 million) to develop an affordable EV, pr...
    17-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai to make R&D structure more agile to streamline vehicle development process
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has announced several changes to its research and development (R&D) organization and development process to enhance responsiveness to the changing future mobility technology landscape, the Korean automotive group said in a press release on 9 July. The group aims to have...
    Hyundai appoints Juho Suh as vice president and head of Hyundai Design Innovation Group
    Hyundai Motor has appointed Juho Suh as vice president and head of Hyundai Design Innovation Group, the automaker said in a press release on 10 July. Suh will lead advanced design and overseas design solutions for future mobility at the Korean automaker. He will report to Sang Yup Lee, senior vice p...
    Hyundai launches all-electric Kona in India
    Hyundai Motor has launched the all-electric Kona Electric in India starting at INR2.53 million (USD36,879), the company announced during the launch. The sport utility vehicle (SUV) comes with a 39.2 kWh battery which will give the car a range of 452 kilometers (280.8 miles). The Hyundai Kona Electri...
    10-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Kia starts booking for new all-electric Soul in UK
    Kia has started taking orders for its new all-electric Soul sport utility vehicle (SUV) in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 5 July. The new Soul will be equipped with a 64kWh lithium-ion battery which will give the vehicle a range of 280 miles (451 miles) in one charge...
    09-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Android Auto - Making car's smarter since 2015
    Introduction Google announced Android Auto at Google I/O in June 2014 with the aim to making driving safer by minimizing distractions. Nearly a year after it was announced, Android Auto was launched on its first production vehicle, the Hyundai Sonata. It takes the best of Android smartphones...
    Rolec EV supplies over 1,000 EV chargers to Kia Motors in UK
    Rolec EV has supplied more than 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers to Kia Motors, the company announced in a press release on 2 July. The chargers will be installed at Kia Motors' UK head office, dealership network, and domestic EV customers. “We were delighted to have been chosen by K...
    Hyundai Group develops new CVVD powertrain technology for better performance, fuel efficiency
    Hyundai Group has developed the new Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) engine technology, which will feature in future Hyundai and Kia models, the company announced in a press release today (3 July). The technology will be first employed in Hyundai’s Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi. Hyundai has al...
    03-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor, Saudi Aramco sign MOU on hydrogen, advanced non-metallic materials
    Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Motor Company to explore the use of advanced non-metallic materials in various fields including the automotive industry, the automaker said in a press release on 26 June. The MOU provides a framework...
    New Hyundai Venue compact SUV in India features SoundHound’s Houndify voice AI platform
    SoundHound is supplying its Houndify voice artificial intelligence (AI) platform to Hyundai’s all-new Venue compact SUV in India, the company said in a press release on 25 June. The platform enables Hyundai Venue drivers to speak queries and control various car functions simply by pushing a button...
    26-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai to deliver additional 2,000 Ioniq Hybrid to Singapore-based taxi company ComfortDelGro
    Hyundai has secured order to supply an additional 2,000 units of its Ioniq Hybrid cars to Singapore-based taxi company ComfortDelGrow, The Korea Herald reported on 24 June. The South Korean automaker will deliver 1,500 units of the Ioniq Hybrid by the end of this year and the remaining 500 units wit...
    CEAT supplies SecuraDrive tubeless tires for Hyundai’s compact SUV Venue in India
    CEAT is supplying its ‘SecuraDrive’ tubeless tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Hyundai’s new compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) Venue in India, according to a company press release on 21 June. The company is supplying tires in 215/60R16 size. Amit Tolani, vice president, marketi...
    Kia unveils new Seltos in India with three new engines, three ATs
    Kia Motors has unveiled its new midsize sport utility vehicle (SUV) ‘Seltos’ in India with three new engines and three different automatic transmissions (ATs), the company announced in a press release on 20 June. The new Seltos gets a 1.6L T-GDI turbocharged gasoline engine producing 177 PS, a 2...
    21-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Kia equips new Seltos with full LED headlights and taillights
    Kia has equipped its all-new Seltos compact SUV with full LED headlights and taillights, the Korean automaker said on 20 June. The new SUV also features LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and rear lamps and 3D multi-layer indicators. In addition, the SUV comes equipped with LED fog lights. ...
    21-Jun-2019 News New Products
    New Kia Seltos features advanced connectivity and safety technologies
    Kia has unveiled its all-new Seltos compact SUV featuring several connectivity and safety technologies. According to a company’s press release on 20 June, the new SUV features a 10.25-inch advanced infotainment system, with split screen functionality that allows users to control or monitor mu...
    21-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai Mobis to supply Krell audio system for Kia K7 Premier
    Hyundai Mobis has partnered with Krell Automotive to supply its audio system in the new Kia K7 Premier sedan, The Korea Herald reported on 16 June. According to the report, the South Korean supplier has installed 12 speakers and a 12-channel amp in Kia’s new sedan which is also sold as Cadenza in ...
    Hyundai, Kia invest in Aurora to accelerate development of autonomous vehicle technologies
    Hyundai and Kia have invested in autonomous software startup Aurora to accelerate development of autonomous vehicle technologies, it was announced on 13 June. “Aurora is the leading innovator of self-driving technology and we look forward to building a stronger collaborative partnersh...
    Advantages of twin-scroll turbocharger
    Turbocharged engines of the past have perennially suffered from ‘lag’, a delay in response to a driver input request for increased performance by way of an accelerator pedal depression. This occurs as a result of the time taken for the turbocharger to ‘spool up’ (exhaust gas impeller to incr...
    Hyundai partners with MDGo to enhance vehicle safety through AI accident analysis
    Hyundai has partnered with MDGo, an Israeli startup specializing in medical artificial intelligence (AI) systems to help shape the next generation of advanced vehicle safety systems, the automaker said in a press release on 10 June. As per the partnership, the two companies will co-develop connected...
    Hyundai plans to sell hydrogen fuel cell system to other automakers
    Hyundai Motor is planning to sell its hydrogen fuel cell system to other automakers to accelerate growth of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), Financial Times reported on 2 June, citing Sae Hoon Kim, head of Hyundai’s fuel cell division. “If we do not actively work in the global market, we will...
    Kia partners with Plugsurfing for EV charging service in Europe
    Kia Motors Netherlands has partnered with Plugsurfing to providing electric vehicle (EV) charging service in Europe, the company announced last week. The partnership will allow Kia EV drivers to access Plugsurfing’s charging point network in Europe using the Kia Public Charging Solution App o...
    Hyundai to offer Kona with hybrid powertrain
    Hyundai is set to offer the Kona sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a hybrid powertrain, the company announced in a press release on 3 June. The Hybrid Kona gets a Kappa 1.6-litre GDI, a direct-injection petrol four-cylinder generating 105 PS and 147 Nm of torque, and a permanent magnet electric motor...
    04-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Suspension technology in an autonomous world
    According to IHS Markit, nearly USD100 billion has been spent over the last four years on core development and M&A activities in the autonomous vehicle sector. This creates a significant potential opportunity for component system manufacturers in the long term. However, while automotive stakehol...
    Hyundai to equip all-electric Kona with CATL batteries in China
    Hyundai is set to equip its China-bound all-electric Kona with batteries from Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technologies (CATL), according to a report by news website BusinessKorea on 24 May. According to the report, the electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), equipped with the CATL batte...
    Hyundai to recall 12,438 vehicles in US over door latch issue
    Hyundai will recall 12,438 vehicles in the United States over a door latch issue, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notice last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2019 Veloster vehicles. The recall is expected to begin 14 June. Significance: “In certai...
    28-May-2019 News Recalls
    Hyundai launches compact SUV Venue in India with Blue Link technology
    Hyundai has debuted its Blue Link connectivity technology in India in its all-new Venue compact sport utility vehicle (SUV), launched earlier this month, the automaker said in a press release. The connected technology has 33 features, out of which 10 are specific to India, to deliver greater safety ...
    27-May-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai Group develops new Intelligent air purification system
    Hyundai Group has developed a new intelligent ‘Smart Air Purification system’ for improving the air quality inside the cabin, the company announced in a press release on 15 May. The new system monitors interior air quality to automatically filter the interior air. “Enabling our customers to br...
    16-May-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai equips MY2020 Elantra with new ‘Intelligent Variable Transmission’
    Hyundai has equipped the model year (MY) 2020 Elantra with its new Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT), the company announced in a press release on 14 May. Hyundai claimes  that with the new IVT, Elantra will be able to deliver a maximum fuel efficiency of up to 35 miles per gallon (14.8 ki...
    15-May-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai partners with Rimac for development of high-performance EVs
    Hyundai Group has partnered with Rimac Automobili to develop high-performance electric vehicles (EV), the automaker announced in a press release on 14 May. Hyundai will invest EUR80 million (USD89.8 million) in Rimac, of which EUR64 million will come from Hyundai Motor Company and EUR16 million...
    Hyundai invests in mobility solutions start-up CODE42.ai
    Hyundai has announced plans to invest in CODE42.ai, a South Korea-based start-up developing future mobility solutions, reports The Korea Herald. The two companies will co-operate on a smart mobility solution called the Urban Mobility Operating System (UMOS) that bundles various mobility services suc...
    14-May-2019 News Investments
    Indian Automotive Industry – Lightweighting Scenario
    Lightweighting has been repeatedly touted as one of the most-favored OEM strategies to meet the stricter deadlines and demands of the future business, especially considering the increased regulations over emissions, fuel efficiency and safety standards. Globally, lightweighting has been progressivel...
    Hyundai explores sourcing EV components from India
    Hyundai is exploring options to source electric vehicle (EV) components from India, news agency Press Trust of India reported citing S S Kim, managing director and CEO of Hyundai Motor India (HMIL). The local sourcing could also include manufacturing of battery parts within the country. "We are stud...
    Google demonstrates remote vehicle control feature with Google Assistant in Hyundai vehicle at Google I/O
    Google is displaying enhanced remote vehicle control features using its Google Assistant in a Hyundai vehicle equipped with Blue Link connectivity at Google I/O conference, currently being held in Mountain View, California (United States), the Korean automaker said in a press release on 7 May. Accor...
    08-May-2019 News New Products
    Role of lighting system in V2X structure
    Lighting serves as a communication medium between humans and cars and will continue to serve as long as human and vehicles coexist on the same roads. Even self-driving vehicles need light to make sure people see and understand cars for better road safety. In the automotive industry, the move...
    New York International Auto Show 2019: Genesis unveils Mint electric concept
    Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis has unveiled its all-electric concept ‘Mint’ at the New York International Auto Show 2019, according to a company press release on 16 April. The new concept features a high density, battery-electric powertrain, capable of an estimated 200 miles (321.8 kilometers)...
    24-Apr-2019 News New Products
    New York Auto Show 2019: Hyundai unveils new Sonata with ‘Digital Key’
    Hyundai has introduced its all-new model year (MY) 2020 Sonata at the New York Auto Show, the South Korean automaker said in a press release on 17 April. The company’s eight-generation flagship sedan comes equipped with several advanced connectivity technologies, including the new ‘Digital Key...
    23-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai, SK Telecom join forces to support start-ups in mobility and connected car sectors
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has partnered with South Korean telecommunication company SK Telecom to nurture start-ups in the areas of mobility and connected car technologies, SK Telecom said in a press release. The two partners will jointly launch “Zero One True Innovation Accelerator Program” to ...
    23-Apr-2019 News New Products
    New York International Auto Show 2019: Hyundai introduces 'Hidden Lighting Lamps' in new Sonata
    Hyundai has introduced its all-new 2020 Sonata with ‘hidden lighting lamps’ at the New York International Auto Show, marking the North American debut of the model, according to a company press release on 17 April. The model’s headlamps feature a distinctive and innovative new lighting architec...
    23-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai’s new compact SUV Venue features advanced transmission, thermal management system
    Hyundai has announced that it will offer advanced transmission and thermal management system on the new compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) Venue, the company announced in a press release on 17 April. Venue will get an Integrated Thermal Management System (ITMS) featuring a 2-way rotary control valv...
    23-Apr-2019 News New Products
    New York Auto Show 2019: Hyundai unveils all-new Venue with advanced safety and connectivity technologies
    Hyundai has debuted all-new Venue compact sport-utility vehicles (SUV) at the New York Auto Show in the United States, the company said in a press release on 17 April. The new entry-level SUV comes equipped with advanced driver safety and connectivity technologies. According to the Korean automak...
    23-Apr-2019 News New Products
    New York Auto Show 2019: Kia unveils HabaNiro electric concept
    Kia has unveiled its HabaNiro electric concept crossover utility vehicle at the New York Auto Show 2019 in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 17 April. The HabaNiro features an all-wheel drive system, has a range of more than 300 miles (482.8 kilometers), and level five (...
    22-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Hyundai introduces smartphone-based EV performance control technology
    Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has introduced a smartphone-based electric vehicle (EV) performance control technology, which allows drivers to customize their EV performance through a smartphone app, the South Korean automaker said in a press release today (22 April). Drivers can use the technology, call...
    22-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Auto Shanghai 2019: Kia unveils plug-in hybrid variant of K3 sedan
    Dongfeng Yueda Kia Motors Co. (DYK), Kia Motors‘ Chinese venture, has unveiled the plug-in hybrid version of its new K3 sedan at the 2019 Auto Shanghai in China, the company announced in a press release today (16 April). Although Kia did not reveal powertrain details of K3 plug-in hybrid version, ...
    16-Apr-2019 News New Products
    Kia considers manufacturing EVs in Europe
    Kia is considering manufacturing its electric vehicles (EV) in Europe to reduce supply constraints it is currently facing, Automotive News Europe reported citing Kia Europe's chief operating officer, Emilio Herrera. "Today our problem is not whether we can sell these cars, but how many will I get (f...
    Hyundai to debut Blue Link connectivity technology in India
    Hyundai will debut its Blue Link car connectivity solution in India in its all-new Venue compact SUV, the Korean automaker announced on 9 April. The artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology, with inbuilt SIM and a 24x7 call center will significantly enhance safety, security and convenience in H...
    2019 Geneva Motor Show: Lightweight, high-performance chassis component technology, platform sharing gain traction
    Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) is the first big car show for the year for the European automotive market. Showcases pointed to a renewed product focus on performance and sports cars, as well as high-end SUVs. This trend has been visible across other global shows this year, such as 2019 NAIAS...
    Hyundai to offer mild-hybrid system with 1.6L diesel engine
    Hyundai is set to offer its 48-volt mild hybrid technology with its 1.6L diesel Tucson in Europe, the company announced in a press release last month. The system will include  a 48-Volt battery, a Mild Hybrid Starter Generator (MHSG) and LDC converter (Low Voltage DC/DC). In addition to the 48V...
    09-Apr-2019 News New Products
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