April 5, 2007 |
Hyundai Motor Co., working to grow beyond its reputation for economy cars, said it would begin selling a high-end sedan in the U.S. in 2008 to compete with luxury brands such as Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus. Hyundai expects the Genesis concept, unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, to capture sales from some Lexus models as well as DaimlerChrysler's Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Some Genesis models may cost about $35,000.
September 21, 2002 |
AUTOMOBILES * DaimlerChrysler is paying more than $1.1 billion for stakes in commercial vehicle businesses being spun off by Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co., a move intended to strengthen the German American auto maker's position in the growing Asian market. DaimlerChrysler said it will buy a 43% stake of the Mitsubishi spinoff, to be called Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp., for about $750 million.
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January 6, 1998
A candlelight vigil scheduled tonight to pressure the Korean Government to release imprisoned journalist Richard Choi may not occur because the Los Angeles resident could be freed before the event begins, a Korean government spokesman said. Choi, a talk show host based in Los Angeles, was arrested Dec. 19, four days after he reported rumors that Hyundai Motor Co. and a multimedia giant were about to merge.
November 5, 1997 |
Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's biggest auto manufacturer, said Tuesday that it will cut 5,000 jobs--a ninth of its work force--by 2000 amid rising costs and increasing competition. The move comes as Hyundai braces for fiercer rivalry. The fledgling Samsung Motor Inc. could take over near-bankrupt Kia Motors Corp. to quicken the pace for the new entrant to leap into the major league, analysts said.
January 6, 1999
Just weeks after bankrupt Kia Motors Corp. was taken over by rival Hyundai Motor Co., a Hyundai official has been named chief executive of Irvine-based Kia Motors America, the North American import and distribution arm of the Seoul-based auto maker. B.M. Ahn becomes president and CEO of Kia Motors America, succeeding W.K. Kim, who had held the positions for nearly two years. Ahn was with Hyundai Precision & Industry Co., heading the export business division for the European and Russian markets.
March 27, 2006 |
Shares of Hyundai Motor Co. and two of its affiliates fell after state prosecutors launched an investigation into allegations that the companies used illegal funds to lobby the government. Prosecutors on Saturday raided the offices of Hyundai Motor, South Korea's largest automaker, and its Kia Motors Corp. and Glovis Co. units, Hyundai Motor spokesman Lee Ki-hoon said Sunday. He declined to elaborate. Hyundai Motor shares fell 2.7%, while Kia shares fell 3.2%.
February 1, 1989 |
Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's biggest auto maker, will sell 30,000 autos a year in the United States through Chrysler Corp. beginning in 1991, a Hyundai spokesman said today. Hyundai will sell, through Chrysler's Eagle Division, a four-door sedan with a 2,400-cubic centimeter engine that will be assembled at Hyundai's newly opened plant in Bromont, Quebec. Hyundai has not decided yet whether the model will be the Sonata, currently on sale in the United States, or a completely new model.
May 16, 2006 |
South Korea will indict the chairman of Hyundai Motor Co. today in a cash-for-favors scandal, prosecutors said Monday. Chung Mong-koo, 68, chairman of the country's top automaker, was arrested in late April after a monthlong investigation of allegations that Hyundai Motor and its affiliates had created slush funds to offer cash for political favors using a lobbyist as a conduit.