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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    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
    Seven automakers to recall more than 34,000 vehicles in South Korea over faulty parts
    Seven automakers namely Hyundai, Kia, Renault Samsung, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Toyota, and Hanbul Motors (which imports Peugeot and Citroën vehicles into South Korea) are recalling more than 34,000 vehicles in South Korea to fix separate issues, according to a report by Yonhap News Agency on 17 Ju...
    24-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Hyundai Kona Electric cumulative global sales cross 100,000 units
    Hyundai Motor has announced that the Kona Electric, the electric variant of its popular model, has reached the 100,000 global sales mark in just over two years since its market launch in March 2018. According to a company press release on 16 July, the cumulative sales of the model reached 103,719 un...
    Kia Motors and CODE42.ai form JV for EV mobility services
    Kia Motors and CODE42.ai have formed a new joint venture (JV), called Purple M, for electric vehicle (EV) mobility services, the automaker announced in a press release on 20 July. Through this new startup, Kia and CODE42.ai plan to create new concepts for mobility services and realize a shared goal ...
    Hyundai, Kogas to form JV for hydrogen refuelling stations
    Korea Gas Corporation has announced that it will be setting up a new joint venture with Hyundai Motor Company. According to a report filed by South Korean news publication The Korea Herald on 19 July, Korea Gas Corp stated that the two companies have signed a memorandum to expand sustainable hydroge...
    Hyundai recalls 272,100 vehicles in US over problem with 12-volt accessory socket outlet
    Hyundai is recalling nearly 272,100 vehicles in the United States over a problem with the 12-volt accessory socket, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2011–12 Hyundai Elantra sedans and hatch...
    17-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    New Kia Ceed gets 48V mild hybrid powertrain and intelligent manual transmission
    Kia is offering 48V mild hybrid powertrain and intelligent manual transmission in the new Ceed models, the company announced in a press release on 8 July. The new EcoDynamics+ powertrain is now offered in the Ceed five-door hatchback, Ceed Sportswagon, ProCeed five-door shooting brake, and XCeed urb...
    15-Jul-2020 News New Products
    All future models in India will feature UVO Connect, says Kia
    Kia will launch all future models in India with connectivity features in the form of UVO Connect, Vivek Goswami, general manager of product planning at Kia Motors India told Autocar India last week.  “Our intention is to offer this feature (UVO Connect) on all the cars which we bring in this ...
    Hyundai Motor, SK Group mull partnership for next-gen EV battery
    Hyundai Motor and SK Group are mulling to enter into a partnership to develop next-generation electric vehicle (EV) batteries, The Korea Herald reported on 7 July. Hyundai Motor Group executive vice chairman Chung Euisun and SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won met to discuss the battery technologies incl...
    Hyundai equips Venue compact SUV in India with intelligent manual transmission
    Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) has introduced the intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) technology in India. Venue compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) is the first vehicle from the company to offer the new two-pedal clutch-less technology in India, the automaker announced in a press release on 3 Ju...
    07-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Six automakers to recall around 110,000 vehicles in South Korea over faulty parts
    Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, SsangYong, Porsche, Honda, and Hanbul Motors are recalling approximately 110,000 vehicles in South Korea over faulty parts, Yonhap News Agency reported on 2 July, citing the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MLIT). The recall affects certain H...
    07-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Kia to launch K5 sedan in US with advanced connectivity features
    Kia Motors is set to launch its K5 sedan in the United States with advanced connectivity features such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time in its vehicles, the company said in a press release on 30 June. It will come with an 8-inch or 10.25-inch touchscreen depending on ...
    06-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Wia starts construction of new engine plant in Russia
    Hyundai Motor Group’s automotive engine supplier unit, Hyundai Wia, has announced that it has broken ground on the construction of its new engine manufacturing facility in Russia. According to a report filed by South Korean news agency Yonhap on 1 July, the engines manufactured at this new plant i...
    03-Jul-2020 News Investments
    Hyundai Europe reveals powertrain details of new Santa Fe hybrid
    South Korean automaker Hyundai has revealed the powertrain details of the new Santa Fe hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that will go on sale in the European market. The Hyundai Santa Fe line-up now includes two newly developed powertrains, a 1.6L ‘Smartstream’ T-GDi hybrid powertrain and a ...
    02-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai Motors’ connected car subscription hits 1.5 million
    Hyundai Motor Group’s connected car subscribers currently stands at 1.5 million, Pulse News reported on 29 June. The accumulated number of subscribers to its connected car services included Blue Link by Hyundai Motor, UVO by Kia Motors, and Genesis Connected Service, grew to 1.5 million in April. ...
    Kia partners with Repsol to offer EV charging services to customers in Spain  
    Repsol has signed an agreement Kia to install charging points for electric and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles, the company said in a press release on 25 June. Kia will offer its customers in Spain the option to install Repsol electric vehicle (EV) recharging infrastructure in their homes. Repsol ...
    Visteon supplies digital clusters for new Hyundai Creta SUV in India
    Visteon is supplying digital instrument cluster for the new Hyundai Creta SUV in India, Autocar Professional reported on 28 June. The new SUV features an optional 7.0-inch ‘Supervision Cluster’ that has a digital display with an inbuilt turn-by-turn navigation and display destination information...
    Kia develops new gearbox with clutch-by-wire technology for mild-hybrid vehicles
    South Korean carmaker Kia Motors has revealed further details of its new intelligent Manual Transmission that the company developed for use in its mild-hybrid vehicles which will be launched later in 2020. According to a press release issued by Kia Motors on 24 June, the company has announced that t...
    25-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Kia Motors collaborates with Google Cloud to develop Owner’s Manual app
    Kia Motors has partnered with Google Cloud and Megazone to develop an artificial intelligence (AI)-based manual called ‘Kia Owner's Manual App’, the company said in a press release on 18 June. The Kia Owner's Manual App is a mobile app for customers explaining the features in Kia vehicles. It us...
    19-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai delivers 20 NEXO FCEVs to Australian government
    Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) has delivered the first 20 zero-emissions NEXO Hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) to the Australian government, according to a press release on 18 June 2020. The FCEVs will be deployed by the ACT Government fleet from the third quarter 2020. The SUVs ...
    Kia Motors to invest over USD79 million to expand engine plant in Slovakia
    South Korean carmaker, Kia Motors, has announced its plans to expand its engine production facility located at Zilina in Slovakia. According to a report filed by Yonhap News Agency on 12 June, Kia Motors will be investing EUR70 million (USD79.4 million) in order to manufacture the updated versions o...
    16-Jun-2020 News Investments
    COVID-19 pandemic: Hyundai Motor Group, GM Korea join South Korean government’s move to support auto parts suppliers
    The South Korean government has joined hands with local automakers, including Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) and GM Korea, for guarantee funds to support the struggling auto parts suppliers in the country hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Korea Herald reported on 11 June. The Ministry of Transport, ...
    12-Jun-2020 News COVID-19
    Kia unveils UVO Connect ‘Phase II’ with new connected car features
    Kia Motors has announced that it is expanding its range of UVO Connect services in Europe, a company press release on 10 June read. New ‘Phase II’ features in vehicle connectivity will be rolled out in multiple models over the coming months. Features including more accurate journey times, las...
    Hyundai and Kia develop new heat pump system for EVs
    Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have unveiled the details of their newest heat pump system for electric vehicles (EVs). According to a press release issued by Hyundai on 9 June, the South Korean carmakers have designed this device to maximize the all-electric driving range of EVs in...
    09-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai opens first hydrogen charging station for commercial cars in South Korea
    Hyundai Motor has opened the first charging station for hydrogen-powered commercial cars in South Korea, according to a report by Yonhap News Agency on 3 June. The automaker has established the charging station at its Jeonju plant in Seoul. The station is Hyundai’s first charging station for hydro...
    New Kia Rio features mild hybrid powertrain
    South Korean carmaker Kia Motors has introduced a revised and upgraded version of the 4th generation Kia Rio hatchback, which will be put on sale in Europe during third quarter 2020. According to a press statement issued by Kia Motors on 26 May, the new Rio features Kia’s first gasoline mild hybri...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    LG Chem to supply EV batteries to Hyundai Motors
    LG Chem will supply electric vehicle (EV) batteries to the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, according to a Reuters report on 27 May. Details of the supply contract including the EV model and the full amount of the deal are not disclosed yet. Significance: The South Korean battery manufacturer has be...
    Hyundai launches new Verna sedan in India with 45 Blue Link features
    Hyundai has launched the new Verna sedan in India with 45 Blue Link features, the automaker said in a press release on 20 May. “The Spirited New VERNA is an All-rounder sedan with Human Technology Connect comprising Futuristic Design, Smart Connect, Ingenious Detailing and Superior Dynamics for...
    27-May-2020 News New Products
    Kia upgrades Rio with new Phase II UVO Connect telematics and advanced infotainment system
    Kia Motors has Kia Motors upgraded its fourth-generation Rio with a new ‘Phase II’ UVO Connect telematics and advanced infotainment system, the company said in a press release on 26 May. The upgraded version comes with a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen display, offering Display Audio or Satellite...
    27-May-2020 News New Products
    MY 2020 Hyundai Sonata gets hybrid powertrain, solar roof system
    Hyundai North America has announced that the new model year (MY) 2020 Sonata Hybrid will be equipped with a solar roof system. According to a press release issued by Hyundai on 20 May, the solar panel roof can generate 205 W of power and will directly charge both the 12V battery and the hybrid ...
    25-May-2020 News New Products
    Kia unveils EV strategy for Europe
    In a press release dated 13 May, Kia unveiled a new strategy for electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe. Kia said that it will introduce the first of its next-generation EVs, constructed on a unique platform, in Europe in 2021. The vehicle will be a crossover and will offer a single-charge driving r...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Hyundai, Aptiv redeploy autonomous vehicles to deliver meals in Las Vegas
    Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, which established an autonomous driving joint venture (JV) in March 2020, have deployed self-driving vehicles in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, to deliver meals to vulnerable people, VentureBeat reported on 11 May. The JV’s three autonomous BMW 5-Series sedans are suppo...
    13-May-2020 News COVID-19
    Hyundai recalls nearly 1,300 Genesis Coupes over airbag issue
    Hyundai is recalling approximately 1,300 model year (MY) 2016 Genesis Coupes vehicles in the United States over airbags issue, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Hyundai will begin notifying owners of the recall 26 June. Sign...
    11-May-2020 News Recalls
    COVID-19: Impact on the lighting sector
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has become a global crisis since its onset in late 2019, affecting almost all countries and economies with over 2 million people directly infected by the virus worldwide at the time of writing. In affected countries, manufacturing operations have been...
    10-May-2020 Insights COVID-19
    POLICY: South Korea’s Ministry of Environment to offer subsidy for electric LCVs
    South Korea is planning to offer subsidies for 8,200 electric light commercial vehicles (LCV), The Korea Herald reported on 26 April. The government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, and five logistics firms—CJ Logistics, Hanjin, Lotte Global Logisti...
    EV charging technology startup ampUp raises funding from Hyundai, SAIC
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging technology company ampUp has raised an undisclosed amount in a new round of funding, led by SAIC Motor and Hyundai Motor Company, the company announced in a press release on 23 April.  "We are extremely pleased to receive such strong backing from leading automaker...
    Hyundai launches Veloster N with 8-speed wet dual-clutch transmission
    Hyundai Motor Company has launched the new Veloster N model with an 8-speed wet dual-clutch transmission (DCT), it said in a press release on 20 April. Hyundai says that the Veloster N can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 5.6 seconds due to the N DCT. It is equipped with electronic actuators opera...
    21-Apr-2020 News New Products
    Hyundai recalls around 11,900 vehicles in US over issue with remote smart parking assist software
    Hyundai is recalling approximately 11,900 vehicles in the United States over issue with remote smart parking assist software, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects model year 2020 Hyundai Nexo sport utility vehicles (SUV...
    20-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    Vattenfall and Hyundai partner for EV charging services
    Vattenfall and Hyundai have announced a partnership on EV charging services for Dutch customers, Vattenfall said in a press release on 16 April. The partnership will allow Dutch customers that are buying or leasing a KONA Electric or IONIQ Electric to purchase a future-proof charging point and ...
    Electrify America partners with Kia to offer DC fast charging plan for Niro EV drivers in US
    Electrify America has partnered with Kia Motors America to offer DC fast charging plan, ‘Kia Select’ for Kia Niro Electric drivers in the United States, Electrify America announced in a press release on 8 April. The ‘Kia Select’ program offers a flat rate of 35 cents per-minute charging for ...
    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...
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