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Automakers Threaten to Move Factories Abroad Prior to Court Ruling on Wages

Automakers Threaten to Move Factories Abroad Prior to Court Ruling on Wages

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s automakers on Thursday warned they may have to move their factories offshore pending an imminent court ruling that could increase the cost of salaries by trillions of won. The Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA), representing the country’s five car producers, said in a joint statement that a [...]

Hyundai, Kia Develop Smart Production Process Technology

Hyundai, Kia Develop Smart Production Process Technology

SEOUL, June 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean automobile manufacturers Hyundai and Kia have revealed a new automatic control technology which will be used to look over manufacturing processes at their factories around the world in real time. The car makers, which have operated as sister companies since Hyundai purchased 51 percent of Kia’s shares [...]

Hyundai Motor Plans to Adopt Active Safety Technology in Compact Cars

Hyundai Motor Plans to Adopt Active Safety Technology in Compact Cars

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor is planning to include active safety technology in all of its compact car models, a company official said yesterday. Speaking at a global autonomous driving conference held yesterday, Lee Jin-woo, the head of Hyundai Motor’s Intelligent Safety Technology Center revealed the company’s all-out efforts to [...]

Kia Adds Air-Filtering Functions to 2018 Sportage SUV

Kia Adds Air-Filtering Functions to 2018 Sportage SUV

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Kia Motors Corp., South Korea’s second-biggest carmaker by sales, has added an advanced air filter system to its upgraded Sportage SUV amid growing concerns about deteriorating air quality, the company said Thursday. Kia Motors has launched the latest versions of the Sportage SUV, all mated with a high-performance air-conditioning [...]