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Hyundai, Kia Moving Global Production Facilities to Emerging Markets

Hyundai, Kia Moving Global Production Facilities to Emerging Markets

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s two largest carmakers, Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp., are moving their global production facilities to emerging markets in anticipation of future growth potential, industry data showed Wednesday. According to the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA), the two flagship companies of Hyundai Motor Group are paying [...]

S. Korean Carmakers Bet Big on SUVs after Weak 2018 Results

S. Korean Carmakers Bet Big on SUVs after Weak 2018 Results

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s three listed carmakers are betting big on sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) to bolster sales in 2019 after posting lower-than-expected earnings results last year.  With ongoing trade friction between the United States and China and the global economy slowing down, Hyundai Motor Co., Kia Motors Corp. and SsangYong Motor [...]

Hyundai, Kia Eco-friendly Car Sales Jump 2.1-fold This Year

Hyundai, Kia Eco-friendly Car Sales Jump 2.1-fold This Year

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of eco-friendly cars made by Hyundai Motor Co. and its sister company Kia Motors Corp. jumped 2.1-fold in the first 11 months of this year, on strong domestic and overseas demand, industry data showed Sunday. The two flagship companies of Hyundai Motor Group, the world’s fifth largest automotive [...]

Unions of Hyundai, Kia Stage Partial Strike to Oppose Gwangju Work Project

Unions of Hyundai, Kia Stage Partial Strike to Oppose Gwangju Work Project

ULSAN, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Unionized workers at Hyundai Motor and affiliated Kia Motors staged a partial strike on Thursday in protest of Hyundai’s possible involvement in the Gwangju job project initiated to create thousands of new low-paying jobs to help fight unemployment in provincial areas. About 80,000 Hyundai and Kia workers — 51,000 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]