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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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    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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    GM announces 2013 Malibu will go on sale in South Korea
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    The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu may be General Motors' best attempt yet at creating a truly global midsize sedan. GM says the Malibu will be sold in 100 countries spanning six continents, and one of those markets will be in South Korea, a country where the Malibu has never been offered before. The ...

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    Officially Official: Chevrolet replaces Daewoo name in Korea
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    Chevrolet Camaro in Korea – Click above for high-resolution image There once was a time when Daewoo was one of the biggest companies in South Korea. It was larger than both LG and Samsung, and second only to Hyundai. But these days the name is all but gone. The Korean government disbanded ...

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    Hyundai reportedly eying majority stake in S. Korea's largest construction firm
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    Hyundai is looking to expand and the South Korean automaker has its eyes set on its nations largest construction firm, Hyundai Engineering. The Hyundai Motor Group, led by Chairman Chung Mong Koo, is seeking majority ownership in the building company and has just gotten a boost towards its goal ...

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    Report: U.S., South Korea closer to new trade deal
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    The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement regarding revisions to the free-trade deal between the two nations. This move allows the U.S. and the South Korea to move forward and look at approving the legislation, which has been delayed due to issues on both sides. A rundown of ...

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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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    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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    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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    Chevy gets cracking on Cruze EV fleet testing
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    Chevrolet Cruze EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Chevrolet Volt hasn't yet gone on sale, but General Motors is looking at ways of expanding its electric vehicle lineup. Chevy, along with partner LG, is employing a group of all-electric cars in the form of the Cruze. The ...

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    Report: Korean ambassador stumps for more U.S. car sales in home market
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    Han Duk-soo, the South Korean ambassador to the United States, recently urged the Detroit Chamber of Commerce to embrace increasing automotive imports from his country. Talk about a tough sell. However, the move would be part of a deal that would open South Korea to cars built in America – a ...

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    One market where Hyundai sales aren't white hot? Home.
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It seems that Hyundai is having a very similar problem to Buick in its home market. Overseas customers can't get enough of its products, but buyers at home are rather ho-hum. Just as Buick is huge in China, Hyundai models are ...

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    Pushing Back: GM expanding Chevrolet into Korea, Daewoo out
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    Chevrolet Camaro goes to South Korea – Click above for high-res image
    General Motors decided several years ago to begin heavily promoting Chevrolet as its global mainstream brand even in markets where its existing brands like Opel and Daewoo were a dominant force. Today, at the Busan Motor ...

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    Hyundai Genesis sedan gets the police package getup
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    This is interesting. As you cop-car fans well know, Ford recently introduced an all new Police Interceptor. After centuries decades of sticking with the body-on-frame, RWD Panther-platform Crown Victoria, Ford made the decision to go with the unit-bodied, front- or all-wheel drive Taurus chassis. ...

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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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    Visions of Grandeur: Refreshed Hyundai Azera on the horizon?
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    KDM Hyundai Grandeur - click for high-res gallery
    The Hyundai Azera is a perfectly nice car in a background-supporting-role kind of way. While the slow-selling model might seem to be something of a moot point now that the Genesis sedan is on U.S. soil, a refreshed version of the sedan has just ...

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    REPORT: Chinese automaker SAIC accused of hybrid tech theft by SsangYong
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    In the beginning of the decade, before SsangYong got into really deep doo-doo, the Korean automaker began work on a hybrid control unit (HCU) with German engineering firm FEV. From 2004 to 2008, as the research continued, the South Korean government provided nearly half of the financial resources ...

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