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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.

Hyundai's Mid-Engine Veloster RM Concept Revealed in the Flesh


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Pop up the Hyundai Veloster RM Concept's hood and what you'll find is a nicely padded space for your bags; that's because this fully-drivable study turns the Veloster around, both literally and metaphorically, placing a new high output engine that now feeds the rear wheels, right behind the driver.

Hyundai Veloster Suddenly Becomes Interesting with Midship Concept


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For sure, the 2+1 door layout sets the Veloster apart from other more conventional sporty-flavored models, but at the end of the day, it remains a front-engine, front-wheel drive car with not a whole lot of power. You may have a different opinion about the new Veloster 'Midship' Concept, though, which was presented at the 2014 Busan International Motor Show in Korea.

Hyundai Previews New AG Luxury Sedan and Facelifted Grandeur / Azera


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At the opening day of the 2014 Busan International Motor Show that runs from May 29 to June 8, Hyundai pulled the covers off two models, including the all-new AG premium large sedan and the revised Grandeur, which we know as the Azera in North America.

U Design: New Hyundai AG will Squeeze Between the Azera and Genesis


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You, may have not noticed a gap between Hyundai's 193.3 inches (4,910mm) long FWD Azera or Grandeur and the new 196.5 inches (4,990mm) long RWD/AWD Genesis, but the South Korean company's brass has and plans to do something about it with the release of a new model, currently known under the codename, "AG".

Mystery Scoop: Name This Prototype Crossover


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Are you ready to hone your spy car spotting skills with another enigmatic prototype? Well, if you're reading these lines, we'll have to assume that you're nodding your head in agreement, so here goes: Carscoops reader Edgar H. submitted this shot that he took in South Korea just last Friday (April 4).