Hyundai does not offer an explanation for the Porter’s popularity in Korea. Some pundits speculate a poor economy has led many entrepreneurs to go into the street-vending or delivery business, thus boosting demand for lightweight pickups.
Kia refuses to discuss the details, but government officials in Nuevo Leon say Kia agreed to increase purchases from local Mexican suppliers, accept a reduction in the previous 20-year tax exemption to a 95% exemption for five years and let the state off the hook for paying for electricity and water.
Both the Kia Morning and Hyundai Eon lacked airbags and received zero stars for adult-occupant protection. The Morning scored 1.48 points and Eon none of a possible 16. For child-occupant protection, both models achieved 1-star ratings.
The new Koleos goes into production at Wuhan, China, at the end of the year. The all-electric Dongfeng Fengnuo E300 launches in 2017. Renault Samsung has a 28-member team embedded at the Dongfeng Renault JV’s plant to provide expertise in the areas of manufacturing, R&D and design.
The warehousing industry and the military are potential mass-production markets. Hyundai says a soldier wearing the suit easily can carry 100 pounds yet move very quickly. A possible medical application would give impaired patients mobility.
There is not a single local or global debut from Buick, Cadillac or Chevrolet at the Beijing auto show whose 9-day run closes Wednesday. The only all-new entry on display is the Baojun 310 subcompact hatchback.
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