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Kia Stonic Proves to be Competitive, Fuel-Saving Entry-Level Crossover

Kia Stonic Proves to be Competitive, Fuel-Saving Entry-Level Crossover

SEOUL/NAMYANGJU, South Korea, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A 150-kilometer, two-and-a-half hour drive proved that Kia Motors Corp.’s Stonic subcompact sport utility vehicle is perfect for people wanting an entry-level fuel-efficient crossover that is responsive to drive. In a mix of urban and expressway driving that took place from western Seoul to Namyangju in Gyeonggi [...]

Unexpected Turnaround by Hyundai’s Labor Union Leaves Onlookers Surprised

Unexpected Turnaround by Hyundai’s Labor Union Leaves Onlookers Surprised

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The labor union representing the employees of Hyundai Motor Company decided yesterday not to go on strike before the summer holiday season. Instead, it will focus on pushing through negotiations with Hyundai. The union is believed to have stated that “instead of going on strike or taking an antagonistic position [...]

Minister of Transport Opts for Hydrogen Car as Government Pushes Renewable Energy

Minister of Transport Opts for Hydrogen Car as Government Pushes Renewable Energy

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) drew media attention last week when she showed up in a white hydrogen-fueled SUV vehicle during her visit to Cheonan, a move that signals the government’s effort to push renewable fuel vehicles. Kim Hyun-mee, who heads the MOLIT, was seen riding in [...]

Hyundai’s Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Goes on Sale

Hyundai’s Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Goes on Sale

SEOUL, July 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor Co. on Tuesday added the Sonata plug-in hybrid to its lineup in a move to absorb growing demand for environment friendly vehicles. As the government moves to implement stricter regulations against fine dust-emitting vehicles centered generally around diesel cars, automakers are making an effort to highlight their [...]