Hyundai engineer blows whistle on 'chaebol' culture

May 17, 2017

Hyundai engineer blows whistle on 'chaebol' culture

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South Korean engineer Kim Gwang-ho flew to Washington last year to do something he never dreamed he would: report alleged safety lapses at Hyundai Motor Co., his employer of 26 years, to U.S. regulators. Citing an internal report from Hyundai's quality strategy team to management, ...

O'Reilly sex allegations prompt advertisers to pull out

Apr 5, 2017

O'Reilly sex allegations prompt advertisers to pull out

Major auto brands have decided to pull advertising from a popular Fox News program following reports of sexual harassment involving host Bill O'Reilly. Companies dropping advertising with "The O'Reilly Factor" included BMW North America, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai, according to statements to AFP. "While it's hard to ...

Gas-sipping EVs now 'fun to drive,' automakers say

Mar 24, 2016

Gas-sipping EVs now 'fun to drive,' automakers say

When Toyota aired a Super Bowl television ad featuring a surprisingly quick Prius gas-electric hybrid eluding police, it marked a turning point for the auto industry. For years, automakers pushed fuel efficiency to sell hybrid and electric vehicles. Now, in an era of cheap gasoline, ...

Hyundai moves up a gear with luxury car brand

/ Nov 4, 2015

Hyundai moves up a gear with luxury car brand

Hyundai Motor Co. said Wednesday it has launched a premium car brand named after its Genesis sedan to boost earnings and its share of the fast-growing global market for luxury vehicles. South Korea's largest automaker said Wednesday that the Genesis brand will begin with two ...

/ Sep 25, 2015

Hyundai recalls 470,000 Sonatas to fix big engine problem

Hyundai is recalling nearly a half-million midsize cars in the U.S. to replace key engine parts because a manufacturing problem could cause them to fail. The recall covers 470,000 Sonata sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years equipped with 2-liter or 2.4-liter gasoline engines. ...

Fuel-cell cars make splash at auto shows

Nov 21, 2013

Fuel-cell cars make splash at auto shows

Cars that run on hydrogen and emit only water vapor are emerging to challenge electric vehicles as the world's transportation of the future. At auto shows on two continents Wednesday, three automakers unveiled hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles to be delivered to the general public as early ...

Nov 21, 2013

Ghosn joins hydrogen car skeptics

Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn says consumers won't take to fuel-cell vehicles before the decade's end, joining Tesla Motors Inc.'s Elon Musk in questioning the future of hydrogen-powered cars. Such vehicles only have a few locations to refuel and the required infrastructure ...