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    Report: Ssangyong may be 3rd Korean brand to sell cars in US
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    In the last 20 years, Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have gone from a laughingstock in the US with poor reliability and bad design to making legitimately competitive vehicles on par with the best in their segment. However, Korean automaker Ssangyong is a name that doesn't roll off the tongue ...

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    ETC: These are the overloaded cars of South Korean workers fleeing North Korea
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    Around 175 South Korean workers have been forced to pack up their belongings and leave a group of jointly operated factories in North Korea after tensions continued to escalate between the two countries. The workers piled tools and finished products high onto the roofs of regular passenger cars ...

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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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    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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    Official: Kia K9 launches in Korea, export model to get new name
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    We so wanted to lead this post with a Jim Belushi joke. Alas, the Kia press release announcing the launch of its rear-drive flagship in Korea today specifically clarifies that the K9 will be renamed for other markets. While Kia says the large sedan rides on "its own platform," we know enough ...

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    Video: Helicopter crashes in Arizona while filming segment for Korean Top Gear
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    The Top Gear production team from Korea averted a serious disaster after a helicopter used during filming crashed into the Arizona desert. Amazingly, both the pilot and the camera person escaped the incident relatively unharmed. CNN reports that the pair credit their survival to the thick ...

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    Report: North Korea claims Kim Jong Eun mastered driving at age 3
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    There's been no lack of dubious claims for us to raise our eyebrows at over the years, whether it's about some fantastical car reaching the market on schedule and on budget, the veracity of a concept car's space-age powertrain, or reports of a blogger actually stepping outside and into the ...

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    Report: UAW pickets Hyundai dealerships to support Korean worker
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    The United Auto Workers protested outside Hyundai dealers in the U.S. last week, though not for the reasons you might think. Automotive News reports that the UAW picketed key U.S. Hyundai dealerships yesterday in response to an incident that took place halfway around the world. The protest was in ...

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    Official: Kia shows first images of Korea-only Ray
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    Kia is giving Korean small-car buyers something to smile about with the new Kia Ray subcompact. The vehicle looks to have taken a cue or two from its bigger brothers with stylized headlights and a very corporate mesh grille. We see plenty of Soul in the design, but there's more to the boxy ...

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    Video: Top Gear Korea is better than you might think
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    We know, we know... you miss Top Gear. We do, too. But there won't be another new episode until December, and the new season isn't expected to start until January. So what are we to do in the meantime? Well, we could watch re-runs, but we've seen 'em all. We could watch the American version ...

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    2011 Korean Grand Prix puts the nail in the coffin [spoilers]
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    The 2011 Formula One World Championship was decided last week in Japan. Or was it? That's where Sebastian Vettel was re-crowned World Champion, propelling himself into the history books as the youngest multiple champ in F1 history. But the series has more than one title in contention each year. ...

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    Report: New trade agreement may mean more domestics sold in South Korea
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    In 2010, domestic automakers shipped about 7,500 vehicles to Korea, representing less than one percent of its auto market. To add insult to injury, well over half a million Korean cars were sold here. But that could all change, according to Ford CEO Alan Mulally, who told The Detroit News that a ...

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    Teased: Ssangyong renders Evoque-like XIV-1 concept for Frankfurt
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    Ssangyong is known for building "luxury" SUVs that get universally terrible reviews and make stretch marks look like Monet paintings. This year, the Korean SUV company is taking a stab at a premium CUV. The concept, called the XIV-1, takes design cues from the Range Rover Evoque, and has a ...

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    Report: Kia avoids costly strike in Korea
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    Kia has navigated around a potential strike by organized labor in Korea. According to Automotive News, the manufacturer joined GM Korea and Ssangyong Motor Company in reaching agreements with the companies' workers for better pay, pending a "yea" vote by employees. Kia workers successfully ...

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    Report: Top Gear global conquest continues with South Korean series
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    The sun may have long since set on the British Empire, but the UK's finest export doesn't appear to be showing any signs of slowing down its global expansion. After setting up studios in Australia, the United States, Russia, China and more – not to mention the countless editions of the ...

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    Hyundai launches Genesis Prada sedan in South Korea
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    As recently as a decade ago, mentioning brands like Hyundai and Prada in the same sentence would have seemed laughable. But today's Hyundai is a very different company with a very different image. And no car could sum up such a transformation more than the Genesis. Two years ago, the Korean ...

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    GM repays another billion of its debt
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    General Motors continues to clean up its ledger book, and the latest transaction has GM wiping $1 billion off the table. In Korea, the GM Daewoo Auto & Technology subsidiary, otherwise known as GM Daewoo, plans to pay back the 10-figure debt it owes to its Korean revolving credit facility. The ...

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    How does Hyundai do business in the shadow of war?
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    In the event of war, you can't hurl Hyundais at the enemy Former General Motors Chairman Rick Wagner used to talk of "externalities," those uncontrollable factors that he routinely blamed for the humbled automaker's continuing decline. Other industry leaders preferred the term "headwinds," but ...

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    Report: White House working to finalize free trade deal with Korea
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    The Detroit News reports that the U.S. government and South Korea are working to finalize a free trade deal in advance of the November 11 G20 summit in Seoul. The two countries already came to an agreement back in 2007, but the Bush administration didn't submit the pact to Congress for approval. ...

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    U.S. reportedly asks South Korea to adopt American emissions, safety standards
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    The powers-that-be in the States are working on getting the go-ahead for a free trade agreement, like NAFTA, but this time with South Korea. The agreement itself was signed and sealed in 2007, but it hasn't actually gone into effect yet because Congress won't approve it, and that's because of two ...

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