Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles due to increased fire risk
U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration employees who do safety investigations and recall notifications are not at work due to the shutdown.
South Korean auto workers blast revised trade deal with US
Top negotiator said it will have little impact: there are currently no domestically produced pick-up trucks exported to the US.
Kia recalls 87,000 2014 Forte sedans due to fire hazard
Affects approximately 15,905 vehicles in Canada.
Hyundai, Kia to pay US $100M to end overstated mileage probe
Penalty the first under new rules to limit the amount of heat-trapping gases cars are allowed to emit.
New vehicle mileage hits record, but pace of improvement is slowing
EPA says fuel economy last year rose 0.21 km/l over the 2012 model year.
Kia Motors investing $1 billion to build auto factory in Mexico
The plant will open in 2016 and have the capacity to produce 300,000 vehicles annually.
Chrysler, Ford report increase in June sales
The month was a generally positive one for most Canadian automakers.
BlackBerry’s QNX, automakers developing synthetic engine sounds
The technology replicates the sound of yesteryear’s driving experience as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient.
After five years, Canada and South Korea return to table on free trade
A successful deal would likely involve a trade-off between the auto and agricultural sectors.
Most automakers report increased sales in September
Analysts suggest if sales continue at their current pace, 2013 will be a record year for auto sales, topping 1.7 million units.
Big Three automakers report vehicle sales increases for August
Ford, Chrysler see increases of 7% while GM inches up 0.1%.
Big July for Chrysler as it tops Canadian auto sales
Ford sells nearly 194,000 vehicles in the US, led by the F-Series pickup.
Hyundai, Kia will reimburse drivers for gas mileage mix-up
172,000 Canadian drivers will get pre-paid credit cards to reimburse them for deficiencies in gas consumption ratings.
Hyundai, Kia penalized for overstated gas mileage
US environmental agency says automakers overstated gas mileage by up to six miles a gallon.
Hyundai labour union walks out during negotiations
Workers resume walkout, Kia workers join them.