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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 [...]

Diesel, Petrol Cars Vie for Bigger Piece of Import Car Market

Diesel, Petrol Cars Vie for Bigger Piece of Import Car Market

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Diesel cars are locked in a tight race with gasoline-powered models for a bigger slice of South Korea’s imported vehicle market as diesel cars increasingly lose favor with local motorists following “dieselgate” in 2015, data showed Monday.  According to the industry data, 8,058 imported gasoline cars were sold in [...]

Benz Korea to Expand Dealership, After Sales Services: Psillakis

Benz Korea to Expand Dealership, After Sales Services: Psillakis

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Mercedes-Benz will launch six new vehicle models in South Korea this year while expanding local dealerships and service centers as part of efforts to further increase its market presence here, head of the company’s local unit said Monday.  Dimitris Psillakis, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Korea, said the company planned to [...]

Poor After-Sales Service Prompts Anger from Import Car Owners

Poor After-Sales Service Prompts Anger from Import Car Owners

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Poor after-sales services largely caused by too few repair centers are causing serious inconveniences for over one million owners of imported vehicles here, a consumer agency said Friday.  As of the end of November 2015, the number of foreign vehicles registered here came to 1.26 million, according to the [...]

Imported Auto Market in S. Korea to Contract for 1st Time in 7 Yrs

Imported Auto Market in S. Korea to Contract for 1st Time in 7 Yrs

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Imported car sales in South Korea are expected to suffer an on-year fall this year for the first time in seven years, apparently affected by weaker demand for diesel cars and sales bans of popular models, industry sources said Thursday.  A total of 205,162 imported vehicles have been sold [...]