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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 [...]

Kia Partners with Facebook to Test Augmented Reality

Kia Partners with Facebook to Test Augmented Reality

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Kia Motors Corp., South Korea’s second-largest carmaker by sales, said Friday it has partnered with Facebook to help the U.S. social media giant test augmented reality. Earlier in the week, Facebook announced it will test a new feature in Facebook Messenger that will let users message companies to see [...]

Hyundai Streamlines Governance Structure for M&As, Build Up Core Business

Hyundai Streamlines Governance Structure for M&As, Build Up Core Business

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor Group’s plan to streamline its governance structure among affiliates will pave the way for future mergers and acquisitions and help it focus on its mainstay car manufacturing business, local analysts here said Thursday. On Wednesday, the country’s biggest carmaker announced it will spin off the module manufacturing and after-sales [...]