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Kona and Niro’s Days Numbered with Introduction of Dedicated EVs

Kona and Niro’s Days Numbered with Introduction of Dedicated EVs

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — With the introduction of dedicated electric vehicles, Hyundai Motor Co.’s all-electric SUV Kona and other EVs derived from combustion engine-based vehicles are expected to be discontinued in line with slowing sales. The Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association reported that Hyundai produced only 7,731 Kona EVs for the first quarter this [...]

Hyundai to Replace Batteries in Some 82,000 Kona, Other EVs over Fire Risks

Hyundai to Replace Batteries in Some 82,000 Kona, Other EVs over Fire Risks

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. said Wednesday it will replace batteries in some 82,000 Kona EV and two other electric vehicles sold globally due to potential fire risks, which could cost about 1 trillion won (US$899.7 million). Hyundai will begin the replacement of the battery management system (BMS) in 75,680 Kona [...]

Problems Continue to Plague Hyundai’s Kona EV Despite Recall

Problems Continue to Plague Hyundai’s Kona EV Despite Recall

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Consumers are expressing dissatisfaction towards Hyundai Motor Co.’s recent recall of its Kona electric vehicle (EV) following a series of cases where the vehicle has shut down, even after the recall. Hyundai recalled Kona EVs manufactured before March 13, to update the vehicle’s battery management system (BMS). The problem [...]

Grab Begins Hyundai Kona EV-based Ride-hailing Service

Grab Begins Hyundai Kona EV-based Ride-hailing Service

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korean’s largest carmaker by sales, said Wednesday that Singapore-based Grab began using its Kona Electric for its ride-hailing service this month. In November, Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. jointly invested US$250 million in the Southeast Asian company for a business partnership in [...]

Automakers Poised to Wage War over Small SUVs

Automakers Poised to Wage War over Small SUVs

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Automakers in South Korea are expected to vie fiercely for a bigger slice of the market for subcompact sport utility vehicles (SUVs) following Hyundai Motor Co.’s entry into the fast-growing segment, analysts said Wednesday. In an extravagant rollout in Seoul, South Korea’s leading automaker Hyundai unveiled its first subcompact [...]

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 [...]