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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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    2010 Korean Grand Prix: Yeongam begins its Rain of Terror [Spoilers]
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    2010 Korean Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The cars aren't the only thing that move fast in Formula One; everything's on an accelerated scale, even the calendar. It seems every new season in the modern era of F1 demands a new race. In 2004, Bahrain and Shanghai were ...

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    TheDetroitBureau.com on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein
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    Even growing up in New York City barely prepares you for the sprawling metropolis that is Seoul, South Korea. Spend a few days wandering the increasingly affluent town and you'll be hard-pressed to miss the many coffee shops, seemingly at least one on every block. Seoul is a highly caffeinated ...

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    Woman gets Kia Soul after passing drive test on 960th try
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    Kia Soul – click above for high-res image gallery
    We like to think of ourselves as pretty determined folk here the United States. After all, our forebearers forged our country out of a wild and unsettling terrain, fought off tyrants, cooked up some of the most amazing inventions of the last ...

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    GM design studio opens in South Korea, draws first spaceship picture
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    Seoul Advanced Design Studio concept – Click above for high-res image
    The General Motors Seoul Advanced Design Studio has been putting out images for at least a year, but GM is only now making the announcement that it's officially open. Our initial joy was tempered by the fact that GM has ...

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    Report: Asian automakers closing in on 50% share of U.S. auto sales
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    While it may come as no surprise that Asian car companies are constantly gaining market share in the U.S. market, the actual numbers are quite amazing. Ten years ago, companies like Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai and the rest accounted for a little more than one-quarter of total light-vehicle ...

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    VIDEO: More on the Korean supercar named Spirra
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    Spirra on CNN – Click above to watch video after the jump
    A little while back we saw some glammy B-roll of Oullim Motor's Spirra – Korea's first supercar – running around Seoul with some of Italy's big dogs. While the Spirra might have lacked the visual punch of the F430 and ...

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    Role Reversal: Toyota launches in South Korea to battle Hyundai
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    2010 Toyota Camry – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In this topsy-turvy economy, Hyundai is making serious headway against its Japanese rivals. While the Korean automaker has surpassed Honda and Nissan, to name just two, Toyota remains in the lead by a wide margin. But that doesn't ...

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    Trio of bulletproof presidential Hyundai Equus limos are first-ever armored stretches built in Korea
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    Hyundai Equus LV500 Limousine – Cick above for high-res image gallery
    By now, vehicles like the Genesis and Equus have convinced most of how far Hyundai's come from bring the purveyors of punchline hatchbacks. But in case that wasn't enough, Hyundai has dropped the ...

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    Aim Higher: GM Daewoo reportedly suing TagAZ over fears they are planning to copy the Lacetti
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    In what looks like a serious-but-probably-the-norm case of industrial espionage, General Motors' South Korean Daewoo division is reportedly alleging that the Russian automaker TagAZ has tried to copy its Lacetti sedan. Backing up those allegations are the arrests of two TagAZ engineers – ...

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    VIDEO: KDM Hyundai Tucson iX is a Sexy Utility Vehicle... just ask Britney Spears?!
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    Hyundai Tucson iX commercial from Korea – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    It doesn't seem that long ago that Beck was singing about picking up his date in a Hyundai. (Check out "Debra" – best song ever). Only he was kidding. And it was funny. Damn funny, actually. But ...

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    Hyundai-Kia overtakes Ford to become world's 4th largest automaker
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    2009 Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you were shocked by the news from around this time last year that the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group had jumped up to 5th in the global standings of the world's largest car manufacturers, you'll be just as surprised by the ...

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    Americans warming to idea of Chinese, Indian autos?
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    Geely GE – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've known for a while now that Mexicans are getting some Chinese cars with their ten gallon jars of pickles, but what about Americans? Would we go for vehicles from another country from across the Pacific? There's a wonderful moment at ...

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    Spy Shots: Rakish 2011 Hyundai Sonata draws closer
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata spy photos: Click above to view a gallery
    Hyundai has really upped its game with new entries like the Genesis Coupe and Sedan, but right now its high volume products like the midsize Sonata are simply "good enough." The Korean automaker has already committed to big plans ...

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    Ssangyong preparing to lay off nearly 40% of workforce by end of June?
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    Ssangyong Motor Company is still struggling to gain traction after it ceased production late last year and slipped into receivership earlier this year. It restarted its production lines in February, but even the company director, Lee Yu-Il, says volume is still far too slow. To deal with matters, ...

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    REPORT: GM already has nearly two year supply of Pontiac G3
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    2009 Pontiac G3 - Click above for a high-res gallery
    In news that will doubtlessly result in a chorus of "We told you so" forehead-slaps from critics who noted the arrival of the Pontiac G3 with disdain, word is that General Motors has a bumper crop of the Korean-built subcompacts sitting on its ...

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    Enter the modded Genesis Coupes
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    Click above for a gallery of modified Hyundai Genesis Coupes
    As Nissan cancels its Silvia replacement, and the Toyobaru saga stumbles along, Hyundai actually has a hot product on the pavement ready to scoop up import tuners jonesing for a rear-drive plaything. The Genesis Coupe is just arriving in ...

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    2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe to start at $22,000
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    ***UPDATE - Live photo gallery of the production Genesis Coupe added***

    Click to view a high-resolution gallery of the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
    We've known rough performance numbers on the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe for some time now: 0-60 in under six seconds, up to 30 mpg with the 2.0T, and so ...

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    Coupe Scoop (Scoupe?) - Hyundai's Veloster concept headed for production... and America!
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2007 Hyundai Veloster concept
    Back at the 2007 Seoul Motor Show, Hyundai somewhat quietly unveiled a slick little coupe concept dubbed Veloster. The chunky, funky two-door then proceeded to make the rounds that show season, including stateside debut at the ...

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    Spy Shots: A more revealing look at the reportedly U.S.-bound Hyundai Equus
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    Take a Hyundai Genesis, put it in a giant taffy machine and give it a serious stretch out, add some details like a reshaped rear three-quarter and some Lexus LS exhaust tips, then call it the Hyundai Equus. Oh, and give it a price of 130,000,000 South Korean won (about $93,471 USD). That's about ...

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