Japanese and other automakers tout SUVs at New York auto show

Business / Corporate Apr 18, 2019

Japanese and other automakers tout SUVs at New York auto show

Automakers on Wednesday gathered at this year's New York International Auto Show where Japanese carmakers unveiled all-new sport utility vehicles amid growing demand for light trucks over passenger vehicles. Toyota Motor Corp. introduced its 2020 Highlander, a midsize family-friendly SUV that ushers in the model's ...

Hyundai engineer blows whistle on 'chaebol' culture

Business May 17, 2017

Hyundai engineer blows whistle on 'chaebol' culture

by Hyunjoo Jin

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, ...

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

Business 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

Business / Corporate 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 ...