Hyundai and Kia could have as many as nine hybrid, EV, and fuel cell vehicles in the lineup by 2018. Coming for 2017 are the brands' first dedicated hybrid models, and Hyundai could get an EV version for California.
Hyundai's Indian division is the first to release photos and details of the Creta, the Korean automaker's new subcompact crossover to take on the Nissan Juke, Jeep Renegade, and their ilk in an increasingly competitive market segment.
Porsche sits at the top of the J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey for the third consecutive year. However, the big improvement comes from the Korean brands, especially Kia. The average number of reported problems is also down compared to 2014.
Former Bentley Design Director Luc Donckerwolke might be moving to work for Hyundai and Kia. After Peter Schreyer's retirement in a couple of years, Donckerwolke could start leading the styling for both Korean brands.
Hyundai and Kia are looking to cut costs after four straight financial quarters of falling operating profits worldwide. The sibling automakers aren't saying officially how much they want to slash yet, but the amount could be significant.
Hyundai is reportedly mulling adding a luxury crossover to its lineup with a platform sourced from the Genesis. However, the project doesn't have a green light yet because of some concerns of the model's potential for success.