Self-Driving Hyundais Could be here by 2020

Self-Driving Hyundais Could be here by 2020
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While Toyota and Nissan are both scrambling to introduce lower-cost safety systems in mainstream models, Hyundai is pushing advanced assistance systems and aims to have a new autonomous driving feature ready by the year 2020. Continue Reading...

NHTSA Fines Hyundai $17.35 M for Delayed Recall

NHTSA Fines Hyundai $17.35 M for Delayed Recall
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GM may be driving away with all of the recall headlines these days but they’re not the only automaker with issues. Hyundai has to pay a penalty for not reporting and carrying out a call-back of its Genesis. Continue Reading...

GM’s All-New Ecotec Engine Family Detailed

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GM’s All-New Ecotec Engine Family Detailed
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General Motors unveiled its brand-new family of Ecotec small-displacement engines at its Powertrain Headquarters in Pontiac, Mich. this morning. The lineup will include 11 separate powerplants in both three- and four-cylinder configurations. Continue Reading...

Detroit Three, Koreans Steal Small-Car Market Share from Japanese

Detroit Three, Koreans Steal Small-Car Market Share from Japanese
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General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, along with their South Korean competitors are increasing sales to the coveted youth demographic. Their growth comes at the expense of Japanese automakers that are losing ground in this segment. Continue Reading...

Toyota Venza Exported to South Korea from U.S.

Toyota Venza Exported to South Korea from U.S.
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Toyota has begun exporting its U.S.-assembled Venza crossover to its distributors in South Korea, making up a portion of over 130,000 vehicles the Japanese automaker plans on exporting this year. Continue Reading...

Toyota To Export 6,000 Camry Sedans To South Korea

Toyota To Export 6,000 Camry Sedans To South Korea
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The South Korean auto market has long been dominated by domestic automakers like Hyundai and Kia, but Toyota is planning to make a play by sending 6,000 American-built Camrys to South Korea. Deliveries will begin starting in January, 2012. Toyota has been exporting the Sienna minivan since November, and also sells the Corolla, Prius and… Continue Reading...

Kia Ray Micro-Box Revealed

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Kia Ray Micro-Box Revealed
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Is the Kia Soul just a touch too big for your needs? Well if you happen to live in Kia’s home market of S. Korea, you could look into their newest offering, dubbed the Ray. While the name might sound similar to the sea creature, the Kia Ray is neither sleek or stealthy. What it… Continue Reading...

Toyota to Export US-Built Sienna Minivan to South Korea

Toyota to Export US-Built Sienna Minivan to South Korea
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Toyota has announced today that the made in the U.S.A. Toyota Sienna minivan will soon be sold in South Korea. Produced at Toyota’s Princeton, Indiana plant, the Sienna has long been a top seller in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Now, scheduled early this November, South Korea will mark the Sienna’s first distribution outside… Continue Reading...

BMW 1M Wrecked In South Korea

BMW 1M Wrecked In South Korea
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It is a sad day for Bimmer fans everywhere, as the first ever recorded accident of the powerful 1-Series M Coupe occurred in South Korea. The 1M crash took place in South Korea and the owner, who was the first customer to receive the 1-Series M in South Korea, posted the pictures on the BMW 1Addicts forum…. Continue Reading...

Winner Announced For The Ferrari International Design Contest

Winner Announced For The Ferrari International Design Contest
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Ferrari has just announced that the Eternità concept is the winning entrant for their International Design Contest. The contest challenged students to develop the Ferrari hypercar of the future with the latest generation technologies and materials, while preserving the iconic performance and elegance associated with the legendary Italian automaker. The Eternità was created by students of South… Continue Reading...

2013 Chevrolet Malibu To Be Produced In China, Korea, Before United States

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu To Be Produced In China, Korea, Before United States
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Chevrolet will build their 2013 Malibu in China and South Korea before it beings production Stateside, solidifying Chevrolet’s aims for the Malibu to be a “world car”. South Korea will be the first country to build the Malibu, starting in late 2011. China and the United States will begin building the car in early 2012…. Continue Reading...

Hyundai Veloster Delayed Two Months Due To Labor Dispute

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Hyundai Veloster Delayed Two Months Due To Labor Dispute
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Hyundai‘s Veloster sports coupe will have its North American introduction delayed by two months due to a labor dispute involving a union at its South Korean factory. A labor dispute involving changes to the shift structure at the Veloster’s plant in Ulsan caused a production slowdown, which saw the plant operate at 33 percent capacity…. Continue Reading...

Chevrolet To Replace Daewoo In South Korea

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Chevrolet To Replace Daewoo In South Korea
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Daewoo, one of South Korea’s most famous nameplates, is being retired by parent company General Motors, in favor of Chevrolet. GM is hoping to make Chevrolet a global brand, and the move fits in with their overall strategy. Daewoo has a deservedly poor reputation in the United States for making and selling cars that were… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Aiming For 47 Percent Market Share In South Korea

Hyundai Aiming For 47 Percent Market Share In South Korea
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Hyundai was able to achieve a 45 percent market share in South Korea in 2010, falling well below its target of 52 percent. Luckily, the failure to meet the target thanks to phenomenal growth from the Kia brand, owned by Hyundai and Kia’s new Optima and Sportage. For 2011, Hyundai is targeting a more modest… Continue Reading...

Mercedes G-Class Based Gazal-1 Headed to Production as Saudi Arabia’s First Car

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Mercedes G-Class Based Gazal-1 Headed to Production as Saudi Arabia’s First Car
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When most people think about Saudi Arabia, they think about a country that produces 10-million barrels of crude oil every day, a country where temperatures in the summer can reach over 130-degrees, and a country where the Sheikhs live in mansions bigger than some high-end resorts. While there is a huge car culture there, with… Continue Reading...

Spied: Long Wheelbase Hyundai Equus With 5.0-Liter V8

Spied: Long Wheelbase Hyundai Equus With 5.0-Liter V8
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Hyundai shocked consumers in the North American market by introducing the Genesis last year and is set to do so all over again as the flagship Equus luxury sedan is scheduled to go on sale here next year. At the time of the announcement the Equus was slated to get the company’s largest engine, the… Continue Reading...