Dodge and Kia Motors top J.D. Power quality study

Fiat Chrysler’s Dodge and Kia Motors have topped an initial quality study of new vehicles sold in the United States based on owner responses, industry consultant J.D. Power stated on Wednesday. The study observed problems experienced by owners of new 2020 model-year vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership and figured out their initial […]

U.S. investigates Kia headlight failures, General Motors steering issues

Kia Sorento

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday it has started two investigations into reports of headlight failures concerning 392,000 Kia Sorento sport utility vehicles and steering issues concerning 781,000 General Motors vehicles. NHTSA stated it received 74 reports of sudden, unexpected loss of headlights in the model year 2011-2013 Kia Sorento […]

Hyundai sales in May fall sharply year-on-year due to COVID-19

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South Korea’s Hyundai Motors stated on Monday its provisional May sales dropped 39% year-on-year to 217,510 vehicles worldwide, as the coronavirus outbreak continued to damage demand in key markets. Sales however increased 30% from 167,693 vehicles in April. Its domestic sales increased 5% year-on-year, led by popular models such as the Grandeur sedan and new models […]

Hyundai, Kia backs electric van startup Arrival Ltd with $110 million investment

Arrival Ltd

South Korea’s Hyundai Group is backing a UK electric vehicle startup that plans to start selling battery-powered delivery vans in 2021, the companies stated last week. Hyundai Motor and sister firm Kia Motors are making an investment of 100 million euros ($110 million) in Arrival Ltd. Founded in 2015 and based in London, Arrival has […]

Hyundai, Kia sue four big U.S. railroads for fuel surcharges

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Hyundai Motor and its Kia affiliate have taken legal action against the four largest U.S. railroads, alleging them of violating U.S. antitrust law by conspiring to drive up shipping costs though coordinated fuel surcharges. The South Korean automakers submitted three lawsuits on Monday alleging BNSF, CSX Corp, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific of putting the […]