We still love to think of Hyundai as having come out of nowhere. They’re still that small brand that seems to have always made poor cars. Nowadays and for the last couple of years or so, their rise to power seems to equal that of a fanatic dictator who will stop at nothing. In his […]
And we’re back to news about hatchbacks coming from the Paris Motor Show. We knew it wouldn’t take long for them to take center stage again so we might as well get over it. At least this one sounds pretty exciting and even though it comes from Kia, it actually has a cool name. There’s […]
The Koreans have boldly decided to unveil their Hyundai i30 Wagon as if there wasn’t any major motor show like Geneva coming up in less than two weeks. At least, that’s the attitude they’re giving us but we know that among the high performance models and awesome concepts will totally dwarf a small estate at […]
When the Japanese car makers started hitting the U.S. market their main selling point was the low prices they could offer customers. Recently, as the Koreans got themselves a great economical boom they earned their notoriety for pretty much the same reason. A new study done by Edmunds for USA Today revealed something else though, […]
The Koreans at Kia plan to reveal their 2013 version of the Cee’d hatchback at next month’s Geneva Motor Show but in the meantime, they’ve given us a taster of what it’s like. Even though we’re still dealing with a hatchback, even though it’s about the same size as before, the 2013 Kia Cee’d looks […]
The Hyundai Veloster is a moment of craziness from the Koreans. It may be a pretty standard vehicle inside, but the way you get there is unusual to say the least. Originally built with a four door body, they aren’t where you’d expect them to be. There’s one on the driver’s side, two on the […]
The Koreans may be currently raising the bar and having what’s their best sales period for years, but sometimes there are mistakes that come back to haunt you even at the best of times. Perhaps that’s what’s going on with Hyundai as they are now on the verge of a massive recall on what’s one […]
The Koreans at Hyundai seem to be bigger and bigger fans of the micro-blogging platform we all know as Twitter since they’ve recently shipped out another important detail about the upcoming Veloster on their USA channel. Cutting it short, their tweet said that the 2012 Hyundai Veloster will start at just 17.300 USD and that […]
After a few issues with the French Government, Renault found themselves in the process of making more luxury cars. For an uncommon idea, it’s starting to look like inspiration could be coming from South Korea. Going from making cheap hatchbacks to mid-level and luxury cars is something the Koreans have been doing brilliantly lately so […]
The first time we heard about Hyundai’s troubles in joining with Rhys Millen Racing and trying to take on Pikes Peak we thought it was just a relatively cheap shot at some motorsport experience. As it happens, the Hyundai funded RMR Genesis PM580 actually has a more complex purpose than just being a toy for […]
Lately we’ve been getting a lot of information regarding car makers, but not necessarily of new models or design directions. As Saab fans will clearly know, it’s from the world of financing. Saab’s financing future is a little shaky but others keep investing to the point where it’s actually newsworthy. Another important investment will be […]
For some time now we knew that the Koreans were doing pretty well financially but the latest of sales figures proof just how much we might be underestimating Kia. Hard figures suggest that Kia’s accountants drew the line at a total profit of $890 million for the first three months of 2011.
The model year rush is really going over our heads and it seems like in a world where delays keep coming around, the Koreans are beating everybody to the punch. In this situation, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, a car that’s relatively new since it just had a debut a few months ago in Detroit, is […]
My anti-trend body is really not enjoying praising the Koreans but they are really on a roll these days. After Hyundai-Kia took the European market away from Toyota we find that the rest of their customers aren’t very far away from it.
Safety matters and safety sells. This is something the engineering squad behind the 2011 Kia Optima took into serious consideration. Now we have proof of that as the NHTSA testing system just awarded the Korean sedan a maximum five star rating which means that if crashing is your passion, this is the car to go […]
The Koreans have grown immensely over a recent period of time and this was based not only on great pricing but on better and better cars. While all of that is going on, the management is really conquering world, only sometimes, they get it wrong. Kia has given us a great example.
A new year means a new page in car sales. More customers to find, older customers to cater to and so on. This prospect is quite a dreary one. Not for the Koreans at Kia it isn’t as they’ve just announced that they want to continue increasing sales figures in 2011.
I’ve been banging on lately about Hyundai and their coming from behind to overtake Toyota as Europe’s largest Asian car manufacturer pretty much proves me right. Kia isn’t yet best manufacturer overall but overtaking Toyota is quite an achievement.
Hyundai is a Korean manufacturer who used to make tractors and diggers before giving cars a try, And when they actually gave cars a try, their products wound up being much like the commercial vehicles but since then things have changed.
In an attempt to entertain the crowds for the Los Angels Motor Show without any new products Hyundai came up with a relatively interesting solution. The interesting solution is to be very boring right now and talk about engines and then the Koreans can showcase their cars with pride as they are definitely less boring […]