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Labor

Kia Updates EV Plans

Dedicated models, subscription plans and service training

Assembly

India’s Auto Industry Has a Pulse Again

Carmakers buoyed by July rebound but worried about what comes next

Hybrid

Isn’t it Ioniq, Don’t You Think?

Hyundai launches EV sub-brand, starting with 2021 “5” crossover

Mobility

Automated Vehicle Systems Perform Poorly in AAA Tests

Reliability needs to be improved to gain public trust

Quality

Aurora Aims Big with Autonomous Testing in Texas

Startup targets commercial truck applications

Propulsion

A Stick Shift Without the Foot Work

Hyundai debuts manual gearbox sans clutch pedal, in India

Tesla Finishes Last In J.D. Power IQS

Not that the company wanted to participate in the study that’s been helping OEMs improve their products for 34 years, though. Kia and Dodge tie for the vehicles with the fewest problems per 100 vehicles.

Marketing

Dodge Soars to Top of J.D. Power Quality Report

New survey questions turn 2020 results topsy-turvy

Interiors

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety

Propulsion

VW Arteon Advances

VW does an upgrade for its halo vehicle

Interiors & Electronics

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD

Yes it is a hybrid. It is efficient. It is also a well-appointed midsize crossover

Design

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year

Connectivity

iPhones Get Digital Key Functionality

Rollout starts with 2021 BMW 5 Series, other brands and models to follow next year

Sales

Study: New Model Cavalcade Threatens Profitability

Too Much of a Good Thing? Crossover segment becoming saturated

Fuel Cells

New Toyota JV Targets Fuel Cell Trucks in China

Commercial vehicles could be the right application for fledgling technology

Interiors

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Revealed

Bolder styling, a cushier interior, improved performance and hybrid options highlight update

Production

China Leads Auto Industry Revival

U.S., Europe and Asia will take longer, says LMC Automotive

Design

Design Chief Luc Donckerwolke Departs Hyundai

Luxury car guru has crafted the styling of many memorable Audi, Bentley, Lambo and Genesis models

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Tom Kearns’ Work-in-Process

Not only is the Porsche in the garage of the chief designer of Kia Design Center America cool, it is also rare. And in-process.

Sales

Car Sales Plunge 52% Across Europe

Coronavirus lockdowns keep buyers away.

Production

Kia May Cut Output as Export Markets Shrink

It’s all about disrupted demand overseas

Doug DeMuro Talks About His Car Reviews

When you have literally millions of subscribers on your YouTube channel, you must be doing something right

Economics

Coronavirus Industry Roundup: April 9

Wide regional variations persist over production plans

Business

Kia Telluride Named World Car of the Year

Mazda3, Porsche Taycan and Kia Soul also take home awards