Ssangyong’s offer would substantially hike payments for overtime, holiday work and severance packages at retirement. But analysts say the low-volume automaker is on the threshold of a turnaround and a strike would destroy the momentum....More
Workers at GM Korea and Renault Samsung have voted to authorize strikes, and their counterparts at Hyundai, Kia and Ssangyong threaten to walk out to underscore their demands for wage increases, wage reform and other changes....More
Highlights from the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Ceremony held during the WardsAuto Interiors Conference on May 21, 2014 in Dearborn, MI. WardsAuto World Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter announces the winners and calls auto maker representatives to the stage to accept their honors....More
Besides economy and performance, there also is the prestige factor. Bragging rights are a strong feature of Korean culture and the domestic diesels approach the status of the coveted German imports that mostly are diesel-powered....More
Ambient lighting takes center stage in the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors competition. Even certain vehicles that failed to make the cut manage to deliver impressive cabin lighting that is soft, distinctive, occasionally sporty and, at times, romantic.
While both Hyundai and Kia forecast sluggish markets that will limit growth for 2014, and report operating and net income was down in 2013, union negotiators likely will not perceive them to be in dire straits....More
WardsAuto highlights some of the disappointing features identified in vehicles evaluated for 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors. Problems range from fit-and-finish and ergonomics to comfort and overall layout. These are the types of issues that result in lower scores for vehicles in the competition.
WardsAuto editors gather for the final two roundtable discussions announcing the winners for the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors. Vehicles discussed include: Chevy Corvette, Chrysler 200C, GMC Sierra Denali, Hyundai Equus Ultimate and Jeep Cherokee Limited....More
This first installment in our series on 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors winners explores how the Hyundai Equus delivers premium features and outstanding comfort while staring down German and Japanese luxury rivals priced considerably higher....More
The prevailing view that automated systems first will be used in Europe and North America is being challenged by Chinese interest in what Magna International executive Frank O’Brien calls the digital lifestyle....More
The local industry recognizes there’s still work to be done to improve quality and upgrade technology – huge tasks, in fact. But government officials and company insiders say it’s time to prepare for a bigger play around the world....More
Model-year changeovers in the truck business these days bring with them more updates than in the recent past. Competitive pressures are too intense to let a product go untouched, GM marketers say....More