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    COVID-19 pandemic: Kia to resume production at Slovakia plant on 6 April
    South Korean carmaker Kia Motors is set to restart manufacturing operations at its facility located at Žilina, Slovakia. According to a report filed by motoring publication Automotive News Europe, the company’s Slovakian plant, which was shut down, owing to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)...
    02-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Hyundai suspends production at Brazilian plant until 9 April
    Hyundai Motor has suspended production at Brazilian plant due to the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Yonhap News Agency reported on 24 March. The South Korean automaker halted production at Sao Paulo plant on 20 March, and the suspension will last through 9 April under th...
    01-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Hyundai to set up global innovation center in Singapore
    According to a press release issued by South Korea-based car maker Hyundai on 30 March, the company will establish a Hyundai Mobility Global Innovation Center in Singapore. This facility will be used to speed up the company’s efforts on innovation with support from the Singapore Economic Developme...
    31-Mar-2020 News Investments
    JOINT VENTURE: Aptiv, Hyundai Motor Group complete establishment of autonomous driving JV
    Aptiv and Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) have completed the formation of their previously announced autonomous driving joint venture (JV), the two companies said in a joint press release on 26 March. The 50:50 JV, whose name will be announced later, will be headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, US, wit...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Kia to suspend operations at Georgia plant in US
    Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) will suspend production at its West Point facility for two weeks from 30 March, the automaker announced in a press release on 24 March. It will be including a previously planned shutdown between 6–10 April for new model equipment changes. Production is expec...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Hyundai extends production suspension at Alabama plant till 31 March
    Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) has suspended production in Alabama, United States, due to an anticipated decline in market demand caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release dated 20 March, the automaker said it has suspended production for seven days t...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Hyundai suspends production at US facility after worker tests positive for COVID-19
    Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) announced on 18 March 2020 that it was suspending production after a worker tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus, according to a company press release. The automaker has notified the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) of...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Hyundai launches Elantra with advanced connectivity features
    Hyundai has launched its Elantra model with enhanced connectivity features, which include keyless entry and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the South Korean automaker said in a press release on 18 March. The new Elantra has two 10.25-inch screens with the cluster’s utility, driver assi...
    19-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Continental begins volume production of 3D display without special glasses for Genesis GV80
    Continental has announced that it is launching a display featuring autostereoscopic 3D technology on the market in the HMC Genesis GV80 high-line variant, a company press release on 16 March showed. It displays three-dimensional scales, pointers, and objects; for example, it displays a ...
    17-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai starts production of Kona Electric at Czech plant
    Hyundai Motors has started production of its all-electric Kona Electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC) plant in Nosovice, Czechia plant, according to the company's press release on 16 March. The plant is set to produce over 35,000 units of the Kona E...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Beijing Hyundai resumes manufacturing at Chinese plants
    The joint venture (JV) of the Hyundai Motor Company and BAIC Motor Co., Beijing Hyundai, has announced that manufacturing operations at three of its production facilities in China have been restarted, despite the continued spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a...
    17-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Hyundai recalls 13,552 vehicles in Canada for potential fuel hose leak, fire risk
    Hyundai has issued a recall of 13,552 vehicles in Canada over the risk of fuel leakage, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 3 March. The recall affects model year (MY) 2013–14 Hyundai Sonata sedans produced between November 2012 and January 2014 for the Canadian mark...
    11-Mar-2020 News Recalls
    Hyundai launches new CRETA SUV in India with over 50 advanced connectivity features
    Hyundai has launched its all new CRETA SUV in India with more than 50 advanced connectivity features. It will feature Hyundai’s Blue Link Advanced Connectivity Solutions, the press release dated 4 March showed. “All New CRETA will feature Blue Link Connectivity, bringing in ‘Hello Blue Link...
    09-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Zuora, Kia collaborate for connected car subscription services
    Kia Motors America has collaborated with Zuora in which the automaker has leveraged Zuora platform to launch and scale its UVO Link subscription service, a company press release on 3 March showed. Kia designed and developed the framework to support its subscription service with the Zuora platform...
    Hyundai unveils electric concept 'Prophecy'
    Hyundai has unveiled its new electric car concept ‘Prophecy’, the company announced in a press release on 3 March. Hyundai said that the concept expresses Hyundai’s latest design philosophy, Sensuous Sportiness, expanding on the era-defining example set by last year’s “45” concept e...
    04-Mar-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 outbreak: Hyundai resumes production at Ulsan plant in South Korea after brief suspension
    Hyundai Motor has resumed production at one of its plants in Ulsan South Korea on Monday (2 March) after shutting down the facility for three days, Yonhap News Agency reported on 2 March. On Friday (28 February), the leading South Korean automaker had suspended production at the plant after one of i...
    02-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Hyundai’s i30 to get Blue Link connectivity technology
    Hyundai has announced that its soon-to-be launched new i30 model will be equipped with Blue Link connectivity technology for the first time, a press release by the South Korean automaker on 26 February showed. The car will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2020. The i30 will feature a...
    27-Feb-2020 News New Products
    New Hyundai i30 to be available with mild hybrid powertrain
    South Korean car maker Hyundai has released the details of its upcoming i30 in a press statement issued on 26 February. The car will be launched at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland in March. The new Hyundai i30 will feature an electrified powertrain with 48-V mild hybrid technology...
    27-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai launches next generation i20 with advanced connected car features
    Hyundai Motor has launched its new i20 hatchback with a variety of connected car features offered with its Bluelink technology, the automaker said in a press release on 19 February. Hyundai will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly, along with a new 10.25-inch digital cluster and a 10.25-...
    20-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai and Kia develop ICT connected shift system
    South Korean car makers Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation, in a press statement released on 20 February, have announced that they have developed a predictive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Connected Shift System, which is a world first. This system identifies the road ...
    20-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Kia announces Smartstream hybrid powertrain for new Sorento SUV
    In a press statement issued on 19 February, South Korean car maker Kia Motors has revealed the engine specifications of its new SUV, the Sorento. The company has stated that this new vehicle will be driven by the ‘Smartstream’ turbocharged and electrified powertrain. The vehicle is powered by...
    20-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Geneva Motor Show 2020: Hyundai to showcase new EV concept 'Prophecy'
    Hyundai Motor is planning to unveil a new electric vehicle (EV) concept ‘Prophecy’ at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the company announced in a press release on 14 February. Hyundai is yet to reveal further details about the car. “Prophecy” does not follow trends. It accentuates ...
    18-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Group, Canoo to jointly develop new EV platform
    Hyundai Group and electric vehicle (EV) start-up Canoo have partnered to jointly develop a new EV platform, Canoo announced in a press release on 11 February. The platform will be based on Canoo’s proprietary skateboard design and will underpin upcoming Hyundai and Kia models. As part of the colla...
    COVID-19 outbreak: Hyundai, Kia resume production in South Korea as components supply improves
    Hyundai and Kia have partially restarted vehicle production at their plants in South Korea on resumed supply of parts from China, Yonhap News Agency reported on 11 February. The two automakers, which are part of Hyundai Motor Group, had suspended all manufacturing operations at their domestic plants...
    13-Feb-2020 News COVID-19
    Hyundai expands partnership with US DOE for fuel-cell technologies
    Hyundai has strengthened its partnership with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to support the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, the automaker announced in a press release on 10 February. Under the partnership, Hyundai will provide the DOE with five NEXO fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) ...
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Kia shows Carnival MPV with UVO connected car technology
    Kia has launched the Carnival multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) with its UVO connected car technology at the Auto Expo 2020 in India, a company press release on 5 February read. The MPV contains advanced technologies with UVO Connect, which is Kia’s connected car and infotainment system. UVO Connect ...
    11-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Genesis launches GV80 SUV with ‘Road Active Noise Cancellation’ technology
    Genesis has launched the GV80 SUV with Road Active Noise Cancellation (RANC) technology, the company announced last month. According to Genesis, RANC reduces simultaneous and irregular low frequency road noise within 0.002 seconds. RANC does not rely on physical technology, such as materials and bod...
    11-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Chicago Auto Show 2020: Hyundai showcases MY2020 Sonata Hybrid
    Hyundai has showcased its new model year (MY) 2020 Sonata Hybrid at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 6 February. The new 2020 Sonata Hybrid has a total driving range of 686 miles and an EPA estimated 52 mpg combined fuel economy rating on i...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai recalls 429,700 vehicles in US over risk of an ABS short circuit
    South Korean car maker Hyundai has issued a recall for nearly 429,700 vehicles over a possible glitch with the ABS modules. The vehicles affected are Hyundai Elantra sedans that were manufactured between 2006 and 2011, and Hyundai Elantra Touring station wagons that were produced during the 2007-201...
    10-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    Hyundai invests in Israeli start-up Kardome
    Israeli start-up Kardome has said Hyundai Motor led the investment for the seed round, a company press release dated 4 February showed. NextGear Ventures fund, specializing in investments in the smart transportation world, and ATOORO Fund, specializing in deep-technologies and human-computer interac...
    06-Feb-2020 News Investments
    COVID-19 outbreak: Hyundai suspends production in South Korea due to parts supply shortage from China
    Hyundai has suspended operations at some of its assembly lines in South Korea due to shortage of parts from China amid spreading of coronavirus (COVID-19), Yonhap News Agency reported yesterday. The Korean automaker halted the assembly lines for its Genesis brand’s sedan models at its No. 5 plant ...
    05-Feb-2020 News COVID-19
    Hyundai offers higher range in MY2020 IONIQ Electric
    In a press release dated 28 January, Hyundai announced that the new model year (MY) 2020 IONIQ Electric will offer a higher range of 170 miles (273.5 kilometers). This is 46 miles higher than the previous generation IONIQ Electric. The new IONIQ Electric’s battery has been upgraded from 28 kWh to ...
    29-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Motor postpones investment plans in India
    Hyundai Motor has postponed its plans to establish a new plant in India by at least 2-to-3 years amid the economic slowdown and poor consumer sentiment which have dented sales and depressed market outlook, The Time of India (TOI) reported last week, citing an interview with Seon Seob Kim, managing d...
    27-Jan-2020 News Investments
    Hyundai aims to broadly adopt A2B technology for its audio connectivity and infotainment applications
    Analog Devices has announced a collaboration with Hyundai Motor under which Hyundai will launch an all-digital road noise cancellation system, a company press release dated 22 January read. The system will use Analog Device’s automotive audio bus (A2B) technology. According to Analog, its A2B t...
    Hyundai Group invests USD110 million in EV start-up Arrival
    Hyundai and Kia Motor have invested EUR100 million (USD110 million) in electric vehicle (EV) start-up Arrival, the company announced in a press release today (16 January). Hyundai Group and Arrival are planning to co-develop small and medium-sized electric vans and other products for logistics, on-d...
    16-Jan-2020 News Investments
    Kia unveils ‘Plan S’ strategy for electrification, mobility services
    Kia has announced a new strategy ‘Plan S’ to accelerate its electrification and mobility solution initiatives, according to a company press release on 14 January. As per Plan S, Kia is aiming to offer 11 electric vehicles (EV) by 2025. By that time, Kia is targeting to capture 6.6% of globa...
    Hyundai Motor Group plan to invest USD86.22 billion over next five years
    South Korean car maker Hyundai has announced its strategy to invest over KRW100 trillion (approximately USD86.22 billion) over the next 5-year period, with investments of KRW20 trillion on an annual basis. In a press release issued on 2nd January, the company stated that it will be launching 44 n...
    02-Jan-2020 News Investments
    Hyundai, Kia recall 642,272 vehicles in South Korea over issues with engine, front collision avoidance system
    Hyundai and Kia are recalling 642,272 vehicles in South Korea over two different issues, reports the Yonhap News Agency, citing the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT). The recall covers six different vehicle models. Significance: Hyundai is recalling Grand Starex l...
    02-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Hyundai recalls 106,441 vehicles in Australia over issue with airbag control unit
    Hyundai is recalling 106,441 vehicles in Australia over ab issue with the airbag control unit (ACU), according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 17 December. The recall affects model year (MY) 2007-12 Hyundai 130 (FD) vehicles. Significance: In the ...
    31-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Hyundai recalls 275,533 vehicles in Canada to update engine control module
    Hyundai is recalling 275,533 vehicles in Canada to update its engine control module to detect potential problems before an engine fails, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, MY 2013-2018 Santa Fe ...
    30-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Kia K5 fastback sedan to feature advanced connectivity and infotainment features
    Kia will launch the K5 fastback sedan with cutting-edge connectivity and infotainment features globally in the first half of next year, the carmaker announced in a press release on 17 December. The K5 comes with a new voice recognition software through which drivers can use voice commands to use ...
    26-Dec-2019 News New Products
    SK Innovation to supply batteries to Hyundai for new electric CUV
    SK Innovation is set to supply batteries for Hyundai’s upcoming electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV), NNA Business News reported on 20 December. SK Innovation will initially supply batteries for CUV’s first batch of 500,000 units. The battery is expected to enable a range of 500 kilometers (...
    Hyundai partners with Grab for electric ride-hailing service in Indonesia
    South Korean car maker Hyundai has extended its partnership with multi-purpose application Grab. According to a press release from Grab dated 13 December, the company has taken delivery of the first batch of 20 Hyundai Ioniq electric cars. With this move, Hyundai has entered the ride-hailing sect...
    Hyundai recalls 20,163 vehicles in Canada to update engine control module
    Hyundai is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign affecting 20,163 vehicles in Canada to update its engine control module to detect potential problems before an engine fails, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019...
    20-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Hyundai and Kia design new VR design evaluation system
    Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have introduced a new virtual reality (VR) design evaluation system, according to a press release issued by Hyundai on December 18th. This new system enbles up to 20 individuals to participate at the same time in the design development processes, and ...
    19-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Kia Motors inaugurates new production facility in India
    According to a press release dated 5th December, Kia Motors has announced the inauguration of its new manufacturing plant in Anantapur district, which is located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The South Korean car maker has invested USD1.1 billion, and construction of this facility commenced...
    09-Dec-2019 News Investments
    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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