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  • Is Korea set to become a low-cost country?

    February 11th 2019

    Hyundai is to open its first new car factory in Korea for over 20 years; but workers in this plant will be less than half the wages paid to those in the OEM’s other factories…

  • Hyundai/Kia test wearables

    October 25th 2018

    South Korea – The companies believe that wearable technologies could help improve the working conditions of its employees at production facilities

  • Southern hospitality

    August 24th 2018

    Gareth Price visits Hyundai’s major manufacturing facility in Montgomery, Alabama, as it welcomes the return of an SUV to its production lines

  • Pacific standard

    August 24th 2018

    Responding to the boom in SUV and crossover markets, the OEMs of Japan and Korea continue to invest in manufacturing operations across their long-established North American networks. Ian Henry reports

  • A slow return to growth

    July 5th 2018

    Vehicle-makers in South America are seeing signs of recovery, boosted by growing exports

  • Hyundai starts making new Santa Fe

    June 11th 2018

    US – The model is the company’s best-selling SUV, with sales surpassing 1.5m units to date

  • Hyundai builds new engine plant

    May 30th 2018

    US – The company’s third plant in Alabama will be used to make its next-generation engine

  • Closer to commercialisation

    May 10th 2018

    Fuel-cell electric vehicles have lagged behind other EVs, but upcoming models could help that to change

  • The case for carbon fibre

    January 4th 2018

    The launch of the i3 has changed the conversation about the future application of carbon fibre in vehicle structures

  • Smith takes American COO role at Hyundai

    October 23rd 2017

    US – As chief operating officer (COO), Brian Smith will look after all aspects of the OEM’s operations in America, including corporate and strategic direction, sales, marketing, customer satisfaction and dealer development. He will report to Kenny Lee, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America…