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India May Gradually Replace South Korea As A GM Manufacturing Hub


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GM is targeting at least 5 percent market share in India within the next ten years, a market the automaker believes will overtake Japan as the world’s third biggest. By 2025, India is expected to reach annual sales of 8 million vehicles.

This Korean Highway Has a Solar Panel-Covered Bike Lane Down the Middle


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Not sure if this solution has been tried elsewhere, but there really doesn’t seem to be any downside to having two narrow center lanes on a highway for bicyclists to ride on.

Yes, there is the issue of safety (cars plowing into cyclists at commute speeds) but it seems it’s safe enough for tech-savvy South Korea, so it could be used elsewhere too.

Korean Dealership Burns Down, Takes Over 500 Cars With it!


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A fire of epic proportions burned down an entire used car dealership in Busan, South Korea. Despite the fact that the local fire services dispatched no fewer than 100 fire engines to the scene, they did have trouble containing the blaze – they even evacuated nearby buildings for fears of it spreading.

Hyundai Enduro 3-Door Crossover Concept Debuts at the Seoul Motor Show


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Hyundai’s world debut at the Seoul Motor Show is the Enduro concept, a three-door crossover utility vehicle which features design elements inspired from the world of motorcycle enduro racing.

Forte-Based Kia Novo Concept Hints at Brand’s Future Compact Cars


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Besides the New York Auto Show, there’s another international event going on in Seoul, South Korea, and it’s there that Kia chose to unveil its latest concept car, the Novo.

New 2016 Kia Optima Spotted Out In The Open


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Little by little, we're getting a better picture of what Kia's next Optima will look like.

Following last night's release of a single front-quarter picture of the North American (N.A.) specification model, a Korean Domestic Market (KDM) version of the 2016 Optima was captured undisguised in its home country.

2016 Chevy Spark's Interior Nabbed In Korea


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While in the US, GM is blacking out teaser images of the 2016 Chevy Spark, in Korea, someone has been taking pictures of the new city car on the production line.

Is This Hyundai The 2016 Elantra, Or A KDM-Spec i40?


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A photo posted on a Korean automotive source which was later picked up by IndianAutosBlog, purportedly portrays what is believed to be the next Hyundai Elantra, the 2016 MY.

This Looks Very Much Like the 2016 Chevrolet Spark


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We knew that an all-new Chevy Spark was coming, having spied camouflaged testers over the past year, but we just got an early glimpse of what appears to be the production model.

Hyundai Presents Revised 2015 Veloster in Korea with 7-Speed DCT, Fake Engine Sound System


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We wouldn't call it a full-blown facelift since cosmetic revisions are mostly limited to trims and colors, but Hyundai has revealed the refreshed Veloster in Korea.

SsangYong Launches Tivoli SUV in Korea, Will Get 1.6L Diesel in Europe


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Following the first official images released last month, SsangYong has offered more information about the Tivoli small SUV ahead of its international launch at the Geneva Auto Show in March.

Renault Samsung Sales Jump Nearly 30 Percent in 2014


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Last Friday, January 2, Renault Samsung Motors, the local branch of the French carmaker, announced that its 2014 sales rose by 29.6 percent, to 169,854 vehicles, compared to 2013’s 131,010 units.

All-New Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Unveiled in Korea, Detroit Debut for US Model


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Hyundai has unveiled the hybrid version of the all-new Sonata sedan in Seoul, Korea, with the model’s highlight being the fuel consumption of 18.2 km/l (5.5 l/100 km or 42.8 mpg US).

Hyundai and Kia On Track to Sell 8 Million Vehicles this Year


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VW is not the only global carmaker that has ambitions of world domination, South Korea’s Hyundai and Kia would also like to see that happen one day.

New Corvette C7 Probably Won’t be Sold in Korea Because It's Too Loud


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While there may not be a huge market for the seventh-generation Corvette in South Korea, that may be culled completely by the country’s noise regulations. They rate the C7’s noise levels as excessive, therefore making the car illegal.

Hyundai Engineers Unveil Wild Concepts at the R&D IDEA Festival


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Hyundai’s annual R&D IDEA Festival in Korea is a fertile ground for unusual concepts, with the competition being open exclusively to engineers from within the company.

Hey 2015 Kia Sorento, Those are Some Fine VW Taillights you have There!


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The third-gen Kia Sorento has been out for nearly two months now. However, it was only when our reader Ryzer pointed it out and YipYap complimented it with an actual photo, that we realized the striking similarity between its rear lights and those of new-ish VWs.

Renault Samsung Starts Shipping Korean-Built Nissan Rogue to the US


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I can’t think of a better proof that we live in a globalized world than this: a Renault-owned plant from South Korea builds Nissan Rogue SUVs for the US market.

Korean-Engineered, Part-European-Built Spirra EV Sports Car Could Arrive in 2015


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TheKorean sports car maker Oullim Motors is said to be bringing its Spirra model to sell in Europe, though unlike the local market model, which gets its power from conventional V6 engines, the Euro-bound variant will feature electric motors and batteries instead.

Kia Starts Production of All-Electric Soul in Korea


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Looking at the Kia Soul EV from a purely pragmatic perspective provides plenty of persuasive arguments to steer you its way, if you’re in the market for something completely electric, with above-average (claimed) range, unusual styling and excellent interior practicality.