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    Official: Hyundai's rakish HND-9 concept has lots of Seoul
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    Hyundai has unwrapped the HND-9 Sports Coupe Concept at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show. The design study is intended to give the world a glimpse at what Hyundai has planned for the look of its future products – an evolution of the automaker's current Fluidic Sculpture design language. With ...

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    Kia's promised "four-door coupe" Cub concept... isn't
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    Kia appears to have pulled a quick one on the world with its Cub Concept. As it turns out, the machine isn't the four-door coupe they promised at all. Instead, the little showcar is a five-door hatch with suicide rear doors. That's certainly fine by our reckoning, but it isn't quite what we were ...

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    Official: Kia confirms Cub "four-door coupe" concept for Seoul
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    Kia has announced it is headed to the Seoul Motor Show with a new sedan concept. Details are still scarce, but the Kia CUB Concept should be small, at under 13 feet long and come with coupe-like proportions. Kia wants the vehicle to "appeal to trend-setting urban dwellers," a notoriously ...

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    Study: Younger buyers leaving Japanese for South Korean, American brands
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    Edmunds has taken a closer look at the buying habits of young adults. As it turns out, Gen X and Gen Y buyers are increasingly eschewing Japanese brands in favor of South Korean and American automakers. Five years ago, that wasn't the case, with more than half of all young buyers flocking to ...

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    Teased: Hyundai sketches out HND-9 luxury sports coupe concept ahead of Seoul
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    Hyundai has dropped a couple of rendered looks at its forthcoming HND-9 luxury sports coupe concept, which will debut at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show. While full details probably won't be released until then, the Korean automaker has said the butterfly-doored machine will bow with a ...

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    Video: 2014 Hyundai Equus facelift revealed ahead of NY debut
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    Hyundai has dropped a pair of videos detailing the facelifted 2014 Equus (a.k.a. Centennial) ahead of the luxury sedan's official debut at the New York Auto Show later this month. New adaptive LED headlamps are matched with redesigned LED taillamps, along with new 18-inch alloy wheels at all ...

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    Geneva: SsangYong SIV-1 Concept is "Nature Born 3 Motion" embodied
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    SsangYong is not normally a brand whose styling we're comfortable with, but this SIV-1 Concept represents a marked improvement in the company's aesthetics – even if we're still not in love with its high-waisted look. This midsize crossover concept is poised to spawn a production model, ...

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    Read This: Why Toyota Camry's Korea Car of the Year win is a big-time upset
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    The 2013 Toyota Camry is officially the car of the year in Korea. The country's motoring press graced the Japanese sedan with the honor for the first time, officially marking a shift in prevailing Korean attitudes toward Japan and its products. According to industry analysts, buyers in the ...

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    Teased: Ssangyong SIV-1 Geneva teasers suggest brand starting to find design mojo
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    To follow Ssangyong's recent concept history from the XUV-1 shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011, to the XIV-2 shown at Geneva last year to the e-XIV concept shown in Paris is to trace the evolution of the firm's design growth. The SIV-1 concept coming to this year's Geneva expo caps them ...

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    Video: Helicopter crashes on Top Gear Korea set while chasing Corvette ZR1
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    The formula of Top Gear Korea is seemingly about the same as it is everywhere else in the world, including the flagship British original: involve interesting cars in fantastical situations with charismatic hosts. That prescription has proved to be pretty reliable over the years, and has lead to ...

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    Report: Goes Both Ways: Free-trade pact sees South Korean brands losing share at home
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    France has been vocal, but not alone, in noting the rise of the South Korean automakers in Europe. The signing of a free-trade pact in 2011 between South Korea and the EU, along with the especially value-conscious buyers in a crisis-stricken Europe, has seen market share increases measuring in ...

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    Report: Hyundai working to replace car keys with smartphones
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    Hyundai is working on technology that may allow you to access your vehicle with nothing more than a swipe of your smartphone. The automaker's i30 Connectivity Concept boasts an embedded NFC tag that allows the user to open the doors with a quick swipe. Drop the phone in the center console, and ...

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    Report: Kia design chief Peter Schreyer named Hyundai-Kia President
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    Automotive News reports Peter Schreyer has been appointed the first non-Korean president of Hyundai-Kia Motor Group. Schreyer is expected to retain his role as the chief designer for Kia, while also taking on new, high-level executive duties. He is now one of three presidents at the ...

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    Official: Kia's Peter Schreyer designs K Velo two-wheeler
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    Long before Kia made its first automobile, the company built bicycles. In 1944, Kia got its start as Kyungsung Precision Industries by manufacturing steel tubing and bicycle components. Now the Korean manufacturer is honoring those humble beginnings with the new K Velo City. Designed by Peter ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 Korean Grand Prix: Fast and steady wins the race, takes the lead in the Championship [spoilers]
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    The Yeongnam track that hosts the Korean Grand Prix sees action just once a year, that being the Formula 1 race it was built to host. This year the word "action" is a barely accurate descriptor of what happened during the 55 laps, the suspense after qualifying and what the race result meant for ...

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    Paris: Ssangyong e-XIV Concept is going the distance
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    Ssangyong has shown up at the 2012 Paris Motor Show with an extended-range hybrid version of its XIV 2 Coupe showcar. Called the e-XIV Concept, it pairs a 1.0-liter two-cylinder gasoline engine with a 107-horsepower electric motor and a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery to give the vehicle a theoretical ...

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    Report: Hyundai increases U.S. production to meet demand
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    Hyundai's U.S. dealers are finding popularity to be bittersweet. While sales are at record highs, supplies are tight. Labor strikes at the company's South Korean plants have cut as many as 10,000 U.S.-bound vehicles. Though union workers reached an agreement with Hyundai last week, the new ...

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    Report: Hyundai comes to terms with Korean union
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    Following a tumultuous four months, it appears Hyundai and its labor union have buried the hatchet. According to a report by the Associated Press, the Korean automaker and its labor union have struck an accord that will end the company's first strike in four years. The deal between the two ...

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    Report: Kia planning onslaught of new product
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    Kia is hard at work cranking out a rash of new models, according to Automotive News. The South Korean automaker has plans to launch a new 40-mile-per-gallon version of the Forte Koup in January 2013, and the two-door will likely be trailed by a new five-door hatchback and yet another larger ...

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    Report: France requests EU surveil South Korean imports
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    One of the French government's listed initiatives for aiding its ailing automotive sector, especially Peugeot, was asking the European Commission to keep an eye on imports from South Korea. The EU signed a free-trade agreement with South Korea last year, and France is concerned that might be ...

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