20th February 2020

Diesel Powertrain Remains for Kia Sorento

While news that the new fourth generation Kia Sorento will boast a self-charging hybrid powertrain option is less than surprising, its diesel sibling will raise a few eyebrows. The...


12th February 2020

Hyundai Joins Move to Skateboard BEV Platform

Hyundai is joining a lengthening line of automakers looking to skateboard technology to push forward its BEV future plans. The carmaker has engaged Canoo to jointly develop a platform...


20th January 2020

Weekly Brief: Hyundai and Kia Gamble on Multi-Model EV Platform

EV start-up Arrival came out of stealth mode with a bang last week. The UK company announced a cash infusion of $112M from South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia....

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15th January 2020

Kia Attempts to Grab VW’s EV Limelight

Kia is attempting to hang on Volkswagen’s EV coat-tails by announcing an electrification strategy that will see it launch 11 new BEVs launched by 2025. While that is more...


18th December 2019

Hyundai-Kia Demo VR Car Production Capability

Brand partners Hyundai and Kia have demonstrated the first virtual reality (VR) design evaluation system that could transform the way future cars are built. The new system, introduced to...


7th November 2019

Telematics the Winner in BEV Boom

An expected boom in the uptake of EVs will boost the importance of telematics services and lead to greater collaboration between providers and automakers. That’s among the findings of...


13th September 2019

Hyundai Pioneering 800V Charging Tech

The Hyundai Group, including the main Hyundai brand and Kia, will equip its cars with an 800 volt charging system from 2021, in order to achieve 350 kW charging...


2nd September 2019

Kia Ceed Joins PHEV Party

Kia will introduce a PHEV powertrain into its compact family range of Ceed and XCeed for the first time in line with expanding its electrified line-up. Both the new...


27th August 2019

Hyundai Focuses on In-Car EV Scooter

Hyundai has once again shifted its gaze onto the burgeoning electric scooter market with the development of a new prototype to work in concert with its cars. Following on...


19th July 2019

Kia Claims Hybrid Economy Boost With New Transmission

Kia claims a world first with a gearbox for hybrid powertrains that can cut fuel consumption by speeding up gear changes by 30%. It’s active shift control (ASC) transmission...


3rd July 2019

Kia Recognizes Keyless Security Risk

Kia has recognized the risks of keyless car entry systems by offering UK consumers a free Faraday case with every car purchase. For the past few years, growing numbers...


23rd April 2019

Hyundai Sets Out Hydrogen Vision

Hyundai has spelled out its vision of a hydrogen future and it looks like following Japan’s lead of staking its transportation solutions on fuel cell rather than BEV at...