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Union protesting what it says are plans to reduce workforce.

Hyundai has been in talks with the union since October on production of the Kona, which it hopes will reverse a U.S. sales slump.

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General Motors will need to add an 'EV' suffix to indicate the difference.

And you thought hearing the difference between Bolt and Volt was confusing in the States.

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VW will stop selling 79 different models starting on July 25.

Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal is forcing the company to suspend sales in South Korea for what could be months.

Legal action taking place in Norway and South Korea, to name just two places.

This just keeps getting bigger. A VW executive is arrested in South Korea over the diesel scandal, while Nissan sues Korea and Norway sues VW over diesels.

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South Korea will also work with energy producers and barbecue restaurants.

South Korea government wants to broaden EV adoption and eliminate older diesels as a way to cut pollution.

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City runabout EV (we assume) and electric scooter are on the way.

Hyundai is working on more than the Ioniq triplets for its future mobility projects. How 'bout a single-seat EV and an electric scooter?

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Kia rolled out a new version of the budget sedan known in Korea as the K3.

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This South Korean Mercedes S63 AMG 4Matic owner was reportedly dissatisfied with the customer service at his dealer. In a bizarre act of protest, he decided to beat the car mercilessly with a golf club outside the store.

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South Korea builds a 20-mile, solar-powered bike line down the middle of a highway.

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Hyundai is making a major push into the commercial vehicle market with a $1.8 billion global investment through 2020. That money includes plans to launch a model in the segment in the US at some point in the future.

Part Of New Eco-Tech Center In Gwangju

Hyundai will open up some its green car patents in order to make it easier for small Korean companies to promote hydrogen fuel cell cars.

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Tired of passengers vomiting in their taxis, cabbies in the South Korean capital of Seoul will begin issuing city-approved $138 fines to puking passengers.

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Hyundai has a slight revision ready for the Veloster in its South Korean home market. Along with some interior and exterior styling tweaks, the biggest change is a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox for the Turbo model.

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After not being part of the 2014 Formula One season, it was surprising to see the Korean Grand Prix on the calendar for 2015. However, the "TBC" next to the race didn't inspire too much confidence. The round has been removed from the latest released schedule, but its loss might have cleared room for a replacement event.

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Hyundai and Kia are on a sales charge in 2014, and parent company Hyundai Motor Group is increasing projections to a record eight million combined units for the automakers by the end of the year – a bump over the original target of 7.86 million vehicles.

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South Korean buyers hoping to stomp on the throttle to hear the thundering V8 of the Chevrolet C7 Corvette have reason to be a little depressed, it seems. The South Korean government has no interest in hearing the 'Vettes angry growl. We're afraid it's just too darn loud.

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Hyundai's controversial decision last September to move its Korean headquarters to an expansive (and expensive) new facility was met with a swift backlash by shareholders. After making the biggest land purchase in South Korean history, the company's share price took a nine-point nose dive.

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In countries across the globe, ride-hiring app Uber has faced criticism from taxi drivers, who claim the service is unfair, citing the way its (unregistered) drivers can be hired, eliminating the need to stand on a corner hailing. In the South Korean capital of Seoul, though, Uber and the taxi drivers are living harmoniously, thanks to a new service.

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Korea is not without its domestic automobiles that would be suitable for transporting a visiting head of state: the Hyundai Equus comes to mind. Failing that, a Genesis sedan would do the trick. Maybe even a Kia K900 or a Renault Samsung SM7. But those familiar with Pope Francis and his taste in transportation won't be surprised that His Holiness has chosen something decidedly more modest for his visit to South Korea.

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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 passed a law mandating wait times before pickups in January, and 30,000 European cabbies staged a mass protest in June. The latest group hoping to ban Uber is the government of Seoul, South Korea.