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    Report: Seoul moves to ban Uber, create own app
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    The ridesharing service Uber promises to connect people needing a lift with drivers offering one, and it appears to be pretty useful. After all, you can use it to summon Optimus Prime. For many cab drivers around the world, though, the app is basically the bane of their existence. The French ...

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    Opinion: How the Koreans are cracking the luxury market
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    South Korea's two largest automotive brands are no longer the same companies they were when they first entered the world stage. Anyone who visits Seoul after a few years absence is likely going to be in for a shock. What was, not that long ago, a decidedly third-world city is today a ...

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    Video: Seoul's Bridge of Life curbs suicide attempts with happy thoughts
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    South Korea has the highest suicide rate among the 20 countries that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and it's carried that unfortunate statistic on its back for the past eight years. Between 2003 to 2011, 1,090 people committed suicide by jumping off bridges ...

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    Official: Ssangyong gets handsome with LIV-1 large SUV concept
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    Ssangyong has rolled another SUV out of the concept room and into the Seoul Motor Show called the LIV-1 – which stands for Limitless Interface Vehicle. The large four-wheel-drive machine is going into production according to Ssyangyong's CEO and will slot in between the Rodius and ...

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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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    Hyundai Blue2 fuel cell concept brings 'Intersected Flow' design to Seoul
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    Hyundai is revealing its new Blue2 fuel-cell concept car at this week's Seoul Motor Show – a vehicle that the automaker hopes will help it gain "early leadership of the FCEV market." Does this mean that a production version of the Blue2 (pronounced: "Blue square") is on its way? It's hard ...

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    Chevrolet Mi-ray Concept to wow Seoul Motor Show
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    General Motors says that its new Mi-ray Concept, which debuts at this week's Seoul Motor Show, pays tribute to the sports car heritage at Chevrolet. Specifically, GM points out that the Mi-ray is "small and open" like the 1963 Monza SS, and "light and purposeful" like the 1962 Corvair Super ...

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    New Chevrolet Aveo begins production... in Korea
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    Chevrolet Aveo – Click above for high-res image galery
    General Motors recently announced it will resume work at its Orion Assembly factory. Two models are set to be produced there: the all-new Buick Verano and the redesigned Chevrolet Aveo. The Aveo, which we're still calling "Aveo" despite ...

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    GM design studio opens in South Korea, draws first spaceship picture
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    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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    Seoul Motor Show: 2010 Kia Sorento crosses over for Korea debut
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    2010 Kia Sorento – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After enough leaks to founder the Titanic, the 2010 Kia Sorento has finally made its debut at the Seoul Motor Show. The latest incarnation follows up on the company's original 2002 SUV, but Kia has seen the consumer light and ditched ...

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    Kiazera: Kia VG concept leaked
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    Click on the Kia VG concept to enlarge
    So, what happens when you build a Kia based on the Azera's architecture? You get Kia's upcoming flagship sedan. The Kia VG concept has leaked onto the web and will debut at the Seoul Motor Show later this week. It's one of these concept-in-name-only deals, so ...

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    Hyundai BLUE-WILL concept headed for Seoul
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    Hyundai BLUE-WILL Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai has just released info on its plug-in hybrid concept for the upcoming Seoul Motor Show. Called the BLUE-WILL, the concept features a direct-inject 1.6-liter gas engine mated to a CVT transmission and 100kw electric ...

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    Seoul Preview: SsangYong to show C200 Eco crossover concept in Korea
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    SsangYong first unveiled its C200 concept crossover at the Paris Motor Show last autumn, and it will release a toned-down version that's nearly production-ready at next month's Seoul Motor Show. The financially battered Korean automaker says its less aggressively-styled C200 is similar in size to ...

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    2010 Kia Sorento teased ahead of Seoul Motor Show
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    There isn't a ton of new information since we first spoke about it last July, but Kia has released the first "official" image of the upcoming 2010 Kia Sorento. As reported earlier, the SUV's body-on-frame platform has been dumped in favor of a unibody platform. This will improve the ride at the ...

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    Foreign cars making inroads in Seoul
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    It used to be that foreign cars were a very rare sight on the streets of Seoul, Korea, but according to the International Herald Tribune, that's changing, as Koreans look to foreign marques for added cachet. High tariffs on imported cars and a patriotic sense of duty had created an environment in ...

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    Hyundai corruption scandal precipitates suicide
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    An ex-government official in the growing Hyundai scandal was found dead Sunday of an apparent suicide. Park Seok-an, under suspicion for bribery in the Korean automaker corruption case was found dead in a lake-he had been slated to appear in the prosecutor's office the same morning, having ...

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    Hyundai's Seoul headquarters stormed by corruption probe investigators
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    South Korean officials descended upon Hyundai's headquarters, carting off around 100 boxes of data from the companies southern Seoul offices. The move came as the latest development in a corruption probe surrounding a prominent business lobbyist. The investigation centers around the arrest of Kim ...

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