Hyundai http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53611/more en Mexico Plant Aims to Raise Kia’s Americas Profile http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile <div class="node-body article-body">Plans for the 300,000-unit-capacity facility call for growing market penetration in Mexico, exporting vehicles to markets in Central America and supporting Kia and Hyundai operations in the U.S. through exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mexico-plant-aims-raise-kia-s-americas-profile#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America South America South America - Regional Mexico U.S. Hyundai Kia Plants & Production Capacity Utilization Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:41:00 +0000 1248441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia to build Forte compact at Mexico plant; pickup not in play for now.</strong></p> Upcoming Kia Optima Influenced by Sportspace Concept http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/upcoming-kia-optima-influenced-sportspace-concept <div class="field-deck"> 2015 New York International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The front end of the Optima includes the tiger nose grille opening and double cube quad headlamps shown on the Sportspace. Also similar are the side panels, attractively sculpted from fender well to fender well, and the rear end.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/upcoming-kia-optima-influenced-sportspace-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/upcoming-kia-optima-influenced-sportspace-concept#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. South Korea Kia 2015 New York International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:56:00 +0000 1245341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Coupe-like rendering of upcoming &rsquo;16 Optima sedan.</strong></p> Popular Cars See Inventories Bloat http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/popular-cars-see-inventories-bloat <div class="node-body article-body">Honda’s Civic and Hyundai’s Elantra and Sonata used to fly off dealer lots, but this year the models are lingering, with days’ supply of the Civic and Sonata exceeding 100.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/popular-cars-see-inventories-bloat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/popular-cars-see-inventories-bloat#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Honda Hyundai Inventories Vehicles & Technology Civic Dave Zuchowski Days' Supply Elantra Honda Hyundai Inventory Jeff Conrad Sonata Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:33:00 +0000 1242421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda Civic days&rsquo; supply averaged 107 January-February.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Kia Sedona http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-kia-sedona <div class="node-body gallery-body">Kia continues taking its Sedona minivan more upscale to compete with Chrysler Town & Country, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. The redesigned '15 model, fully loaded, carries a premium price, too: $43,295, including destination and handling. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-kia-sedona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-kia-sedona#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. South Korea Kia Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Lane-Departure Warning Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1239461 at http://wardsauto.com Lavish Rebates Fail to Jump-Start Korean EV Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market <div class="node-body article-body">The Korean government shares the industry’s expectations of a growing EV market despite falling far short previously. Last year’s 1,183 sales amounted to a minuscule 1.9% of the projected 60,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea Kia Nissan Samsung Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Sales Results Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1240941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault Samsung plugs SM3 EV as taxi in new marketing push.</strong></p> Utes Leave Cars in Dust as Oz Sales Grow in February http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/utes-leave-cars-dust-oz-sales-grow-february <div class="node-body article-body">A 23.8% spike in SUV deliveries offset a 6.6% drop in the car segment, raising year-to-date sales 2% to 172,540 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/utes-leave-cars-dust-oz-sales-grow-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/utes-leave-cars-dust-oz-sales-grow-february#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi Subaru Toyota Sales Results Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:56:00 +0000 1237201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai ix35 top seller in hot small-SUV segment.</strong></p> New Zealand February Light-Vehicle Sales Stay Hot http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-zealand-february-light-vehicle-sales-stay-hot <div class="node-body article-body">Light-vehicle sales rose 8% year-on-year to 9,877 units, a February plateau last reached in 1984.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-zealand-february-light-vehicle-sales-stay-hot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-zealand-february-light-vehicle-sales-stay-hot#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific New Zealand Ford Holden Hyundai Toyota Sales Results Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:28:00 +0000 1236121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Corolla accounts for one-third of market leader Toyota&rsquo;s car sales.</strong></p> Next-Generation Hyundai Elantra to Stay Aggressive http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/next-generation-hyundai-elantra-stay-aggressive <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai is unlikely to tone down the next-generation Elantra’s exterior design the way it did with the Sonata midsize sedan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/next-generation-hyundai-elantra-stay-aggressive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/next-generation-hyundai-elantra-stay-aggressive#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai Exterior Product Development Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:41:00 +0000 1231371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Next-generation Hyundai Elantra due next year as &rsquo;17 model.&nbsp;</strong></p> Inconsistency a Constant for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers are responding to market demands in the short term by offering discounts and incentives, and in the long term by increasing their retail presence in rural communities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Honda Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Tata Toyota Politics Retail Diesel Gasoline Sales Results Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:02:00 +0000 1229231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Market leader Maruti Suzuki launching SX4 S-Cross this year.</strong></p> Korea’s Hyundai Under Sustained Fire From Imports http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/korea-s-hyundai-under-sustained-fire-imports <div class="node-body article-body">The Golf outsold the Hyundai i30 in Korea last year, marking the first time a foreign-brand model beat any locally built Hyundai. Total import sales surged 25.6% from like-2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/korea-s-hyundai-under-sustained-fire-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/korea-s-hyundai-under-sustained-fire-imports#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea BMW Hyundai Volkswagen Product Development Sales Results Trade Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:06:00 +0000 1229691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai discounts slow-selling Aslan in move rare for Korea market.</strong></p>