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Samsung SDI to Supply Batteries for New VW e-Golf: Source

Samsung SDI to Supply Batteries for New VW e-Golf: Source

SEOUL, Mar. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Samsung SDI Co. will supply its electric-vehicle batteries to Volkswagen’s new 2017 e-Golf, an industry source said Wednesday. “The new e-Golf equipped with a Samsung battery will go on sale in global markets this spring,” the source told Yonhap News Agency. Samsung SDI and LG Chem Ltd. [...]

S. Korean Firm Shuts Down Battery Plant in China: Source

S. Korean Firm Shuts Down Battery Plant in China: Source

SEOUL, Mar. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s SK Innovation Co. halted operation of its battery packing plant in China in January as its business suffered in the face of Beijing’s move to stop a subsidy to electric vehicle makers that use parts from non-Chinese manufacturers, sources said Wednesday. Orders for the joint venture between [...]

Global Auto-Parts Makers to Promote Products at Seoul Motor Show

Global Auto-Parts Makers to Promote Products at Seoul Motor Show

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Global auto parts companies will participate in the Seoul Motor Show to promote their products and expand business ties with their South Korean counterparts, the exhibition’s organizing committee said Wednesday.  Auto parts makers from Germany, Mexico, Columbia, Israel and the Czech Republic will join the biennial motor show in [...]

Hyundai i20 Rated Best in Class in Germany

Hyundai i20 Rated Best in Class in Germany

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – A leading German car magazine has recently judged Hyundai Motor Co.’s i20 hatchback as the best car in its class beating rivals in comfort, performance and interior space. ‘Auto Zeitung,’ one of Germany’s most respected motoring magazines, compared the Hyundai i20 to four of its 1.0-liter turbo-charged competitors — [...]

Kia to Launch Stinger Sports Sedan in May, with Independent Badge

Kia to Launch Stinger Sports Sedan in May, with Independent Badge

SEOUL, March 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Kia Motors Corp., South Korea’s second-biggest carmaker by sales, said Monday it will domestically launch its Stinger sports sedan in May in a move to strengthen its premium lineup.  In the domestic market, the high-performance car will be the carmaker’s first sedan which will carry an independent Stinger badge [...]