Hyundai http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53611/more en Hyundai Genesis Brand Selective, Separate Showrooms Not Forced http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We think the channel itself will evolve organically,” Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski says. “We don’t see us forcing dealers (to build) separate facilities.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers North America Industry U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Hyundai 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Dealership Management Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:54:00 +0000 1405201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai Vision G coupe concept styling hints at design of&nbsp;new Genesis-brand models.</strong></p> Kia Niro Hybrid SUV Coming in Early 2016 http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/kia-niro-hybrid-suv-coming-early-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">The Niro will be powered by a 1.6L Kappa GDI 105 hp engine, supplemented by a 32 kW electric motor and 1.56 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/kia-niro-hybrid-suv-coming-early-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/kia-niro-hybrid-suv-coming-early-2016#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry South Korea Technology Miscellaneous Kia Future Products Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1405021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Niro developed outside of existing Kia products.</strong></p> New Engines, Sonata-Inspired Styling for Redesigned Elantra http://wardsauto.com/technology/new-engines-sonata-inspired-styling-redesigned-elantra <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The next generation of Hyundai’s compact sedan will be powered by a 1.4L turbocharged and direct-injected 4-cyl. or a 2.0L Atkinson-cycle 4-cyl.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/new-engines-sonata-inspired-styling-redesigned-elantra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/new-engines-sonata-inspired-styling-redesigned-elantra#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Hyundai 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Future Products Wed, 18 Nov 2015 21:30:00 +0000 1401491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;17 Elantra sedan SE, Limited grades on sale in U.S. in January.</strong></p> Kia Sportage Makes U.S. Debut http://wardsauto.com/technology/kia-sportage-makes-us-debut <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Updated exterior and interior styling, revised suspensions and engines retuned for better fuel economy and mid-range torque are key changes to the small CUV.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/kia-sportage-makes-us-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/kia-sportage-makes-us-debut#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Kia 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Future Products Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000 1403881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;17 Kia Sportage on sale next year.</strong></p> Optima Still a Stunner http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/optima-still-stunner <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kia’s Optima remains an above-average competitor in the hotly contested U.S. midsize-car segment thanks to its sharp exterior and on-road performance, although interior design and comfort is mixed.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/optima-still-stunner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/optima-still-stunner#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America Industry U.S. Test Drives Miscellaneous Kia Test Drives Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1397311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 Kia Optima on sale nationwide this month.</strong></p> '16 Kia Optima http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-kia-optima <div class="node-body gallery-body">The '16 Kia Optima maintains its stunning good looks outside, but inside there is a mix of eye-catching and not-so-eye-catching design elements. However, the brand's reputation for easy-to-use controls remains well kept.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-kia-optima" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-kia-optima#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America Industry U.S. Test Drives Miscellaneous Kia Test Drives Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:59:00 +0000 1396031 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Optimistic About Thai Economic Recovery http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/hyundai-optimistic-about-thai-economic-recovery <div class="node-body article-body">With Hyundai’s Bangkok assembly plant having closed due to low sales, the automaker’s presence in Thailand involves only the marketing of imports such as the H1 minivan, Elantra sedan and Santa Fe multipurpose vehicle.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/hyundai-optimistic-about-thai-economic-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/hyundai-optimistic-about-thai-economic-recovery#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Asia Pacific - Regional Industry Thailand Data & Insights Miscellaneous Hyundai Sales & Marketing Production Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:07:00 +0000 1398831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai No.12 in 2014 Thai sales behind Elantra, other imports.</strong></p> Red October for Light-Vehicle Deliveries in Russia http://wardsauto.com/industry/red-october-light-vehicle-deliveries-russia <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai’s Solaris took over as Russia’s top-selling model, falling a relatively modest 10.0% to 9,507 units and displacing the longtime market leader Lada Granta, which backslid 44.6% to 9,308.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/red-october-light-vehicle-deliveries-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/red-october-light-vehicle-deliveries-russia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Miscellaneous General Motors Hyundai Kia Lada Sales Results Tue, 10 Nov 2015 18:12:00 +0000 1397101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Solaris edges Granta by 199 units to claim October sales crown.</strong></p> Oz LV Market Tallies Second-Best October on Record http://wardsauto.com/industry/oz-lv-market-tallies-second-best-october-record <div class="node-body article-body">With two months of the year to go, the Australian market was up 3.6% at 957,153 units and giving all the signs it could top the record 1,136,227 set in 2013.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/oz-lv-market-tallies-second-best-october-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/oz-lv-market-tallies-second-best-october-record#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry Australia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Hyundai Mazda Toyota Volkswagen Sales Results Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:32:00 +0000 1393671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New HiLux strengthens Toyota&rsquo;s grip on Australian market.</strong></p> Mazda’s ‘Driving Matters: Garage’ Top TV Ad For Fourth Week http://wardsauto.com/industry/mazda-s-driving-matters-garage-top-tv-ad-fourth-week <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Overall, automakers spent an estimated $128 million on TV ads for the week. NFL Football was the most popular choice for the week’s automotive advertisers, with over $43 million spent among the various games.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/mazda-s-driving-matters-garage-top-tv-ad-fourth-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/mazda-s-driving-matters-garage-top-tv-ad-fourth-week#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America Industry U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Acura Chevrolet Kia Mazda Advertising Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:58:00 +0000 1392301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Top-rated Mazda ad supports CX-3 subcompact CUV.</strong></p>