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Interiors & Electronics

Redesigned Genesis G80 Sedan Follows Winning Formula

Lighter, sleek styling and lots of tech—and new engines

Economics

Coronavirus Roundup: March 27

More companies idle plants, look for cash

Fuel Cells

Toyota, Hino Partner on Fuel Cell Truck

Truck tests accelerate, while car sales continue to flounder

Regulations

Hyundai Mobis Develops Radar-Based Rear-Seat Reminder Tech

Supplier claims the system is more effective than cameras and other sensors

Propulsion

2021 Elantra Gets Hollywood-Style Unveiling

Redesign includes sportier styling, loads of tech and a 50-mpg hybrid option

Business

Hyundai Offers New Buyers Credit Relief

Will 90-day payment deferral and 6-month job loss assurance coverage alleviate concerns?

Business

Bollinger Goes Commercial with Electric Chassis

Flexible architecture can support various body styles and applications with up to a 5,000-lb payload

Design

Hyundai Sharpens Design of Elantra Small Car

Bolder and bigger compact 2021 model

Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota Invests in Self-Driving Tech Startup

Pony.ai lands $462 million in latest funding round and expands tests programs in California

Electronics

Hyundai Develops Smart Transmission

Advanced sensors and artificial intelligence coordinate shifts to road conditions

Interiors & Electronics

Premium Interiors for Mid-Range Prices (Less Than $50,000)

The little things can add up to provide comfort, convenience and functionality

Design

Ha Hak Soo Talks Design

Hyundai’s head of Interior Design had stints at Honda and Ford in the U.S. before moving to Hyundai’s Global Design Studio in Namyang. And we sat down and talked with him about his experience and the 2020 Sonata.

Mobility

SEAT Turns to Israeli Startups for Innovation

Largest innovation concentration outside of Silicon Valley

Propulsion

Hamlin Repeats as Daytona 500 Champ for Toyota

Newman in serious condition after crash on final lap

Business

Beijing Auto Show Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Motorsports and other industry events also delayed

Production

Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai Group Top IIHS Safety Ratings

Tougher headlight criteria reduce number of Top Safety Pick+ winners

Marketing

Cars Keep Getting More Reliable

The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study proves cars are more dependable than ever, even though they also keep getting more complicated.

Business

Hyundai Turns to California Startup for EV Platform

Canoo to provide “skateboard” architecture for a range of future Hyundai/Kia models

Marketing

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Production

Toyota Extends Plant Shutdowns in China

Carmakers are beginning to extend shutdowns across the country.

Interiors & Electronics

Designer Helene Rother Gets Her Due as Hall of Fame Inductee

Pioneering interior stylist is recognized alongside Hyundai Chairman Chung Mong-koo, long-time Genuine Parts executive Tom Gallagher and car enthusiast extraordinaire Jay Leno

Production

Kia Threatens to Scrap 2-Month-Old Factory in India

$1.1 billion facility could be relocated in the country

Quality

Boeing Joint Venture to Test Autonomous Air Taxis

New Zealand program promises to be a world first for tests involving consumers 

Production

Hyundai Suspends S. Korea Output as Coronavirus Disrupts Supply Chain

Hyundai is the first carmaker to idle plants outside China because of the outbreak. It won't be the last.