Toyota returned to the top of the global sales chart in 2020

With motor vehicle production and sales so vast and widespread around the planet, getting an accurate tally of total numbers is not easy. However, it is generally agreed that the Volkswagen Group has been the leader since 2017. Last year, the company it displaced 5 years ago – Toyota Motor Corporation  – overtook the German […]

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Kia to move away from traditional manufacturing-driven business model

Earlier this month, Kia unveiled its new corporate logo with the new brand slogan of ‘Movement that inspires’. This slogan replaces ‘The Power to Surprise’ which has been in use since 2005 (although the US also had a new slogan in 2019 – ‘Give It Everything’). With the new slogan also comes a new strategy […]

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Hyundai Motor Group unveils Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP)

While still improving and innovating its technologies for models with internal combustion engines, the Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) is also investing substantially in battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology. Such vehicles will grow in numbers in coming years and HMG has been developing core technologies for them. One of these is the new Electric-Global Modular Platform […]

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Hyundai Motor Group and NVIDIA develop advanced connected car platform for all models

Hyundai Motor Group and NVIDIA have developed the NVIDIA DRIVE ‘connected car’ platform which will be incorporated across all new models from the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands from 2022 onwards. The technical cooperation with NVIDIA, a well known name in the computer industry, will enable Hyundai Motor Group to develop high-performance ‘connected car’ computing […]

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Naza Kia Red Cube showroom in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, has shut down

The Kia Red Cube outlet along the Federal Highway in Petaling Jaya, Selangor is no longer operating, according to a news report by our friends over at DSF. They have also learnt that it is to be taken over by a brand from China soon. Before Naza Kia took over the building, it was a […]

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Kia developing more advanced vehicles for military use

Transport for armed forces are required to be very tough and reliable, given the sort of conditions they are going to be used in. As such, they would usually have proven and mature engineering and technology, not necessarily the latest or most advanced. However, automobile technology is changing significantly with the move towards electric vehicles, […]

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Strong rumours of Bermaz Auto taking over Kia and Peugeot brands before year ends

The rumours that Bermaz Auto Berhad will take over the distributorship of the Kia and Peugeot brands is quite strong now, according to a report in the New Straits Times. The company started off with the Mazda business 12 years ago and has made it a successful brand with steady growth in volumes. The Kia […]

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Kia aims to achieve leadership position in EVs

Like many other carmakers, Kia Motors knows that the future is electric. Tougher regulations in Europe and America and growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in China are forcing manufacturers to develop and launch electrically-powered vehicles as quickly as possible. For Kia Motors, the future direction includes a global EV business strategy that aims to […]

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