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Complaints About Imported Vehicles on the Rise

Complaints About Imported Vehicles on the Rise

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — More complaints are being registered as an increasing number of South Korean drivers are opting for imported cars. The Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) said on Tuesday that a total of 1,410 complaints involving imported vehicles have been lodged over the past five years. A total of 2,945 complaints regarding [...]

S. Korean Version of Lemon Laws to Go into Effect Next Year

S. Korean Version of Lemon Laws to Go into Effect Next Year

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean version of U.S. lemon laws is set to go into effect next year as the government moves to strengthen consumers’ rights, the transport ministry said Monday. Under the lemon laws in the United States, those who purchase cars and other consumer goods that repeatedly fail to [...]

Mercedes-Benz Executive Sees Korea as Future “Hot Spot” for Smart Car Research

Mercedes-Benz Executive Sees Korea as Future “Hot Spot” for Smart Car Research

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Markus Schaefer, the head of production planning at Mercedes-Benz, predicted that South Korea is on the path to becoming a “hot spot” for future car-related fields such as telematics, navigation systems, and connected cars, adding that the German automaker would be working closely with the nation in these key [...]

Gov’t to Revise Laws, Regulations to Embrace Self-driving Cars

Gov’t to Revise Laws, Regulations to Embrace Self-driving Cars

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The government will revise laws and regulations in a way that facilitates the use of self-driving cars, such as changing the definition of drivers, officials said Thursday. The move is part of efforts to preemptively remove regulations that could impede the development and commercialization of self-driving cars, considered one [...]

Hyundai Motor Opens Hyundai Cradle Tel Aviv in Israel

Hyundai Motor Opens Hyundai Cradle Tel Aviv in Israel

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. announced on Tuesday the launch of Hyundai Cradle Tel Aviv, an open innovation center, in Israel. Hyundai Cradle will begin making strategic investments in AI startups in Israel and will engage with companies possessing cutting-edge technology. Hyundai Cradle is Hyundai Motor’s third global open innovation center [...]

Kia Launches Mobile App to Enhance Customer Service

Kia Launches Mobile App to Enhance Customer Service

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Kia Motors Corp., South Korea’s second-largest carmaker by sales, on Monday launched a mobile application to enhance customer services ranging from car purchases to used car sales. The KIA VIK mobile app allows Kia customers to check prices of Kia vehicles, test drive the vehicles they are considering buying, [...]

Hyundai and SK Networks Cooperate to Establish High-speed Electric Car Charging Station

Hyundai and SK Networks Cooperate to Establish High-speed Electric Car Charging Station

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. and SK Networks Co. have joined hands to create new infrastructure for the establishment of an electric car charging station. Hyundai revealed yesterday that it had signed an MOU with SK Networks that would make this possible. According to the MOU, Hyundai will develop high-speed electric [...]

Kia Motors Launches 2 Programs Targeting Current Kia Owners and Rentals

Kia Motors Launches 2 Programs Targeting Current Kia Owners and Rentals

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Kia Motors Corp. will be launching two new “mobility programs,” making it easier for those who currently rent or own Kia vehicles on a long-term basis to have their existing vehicles replaced for newer models. Kia’s “switch” program caters to rentals of the car maker’s new K7 and Sorento [...]