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Hyundai Motor, Hyundai Heavy unions demand adherence to standard wage rules

ULSAN, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Union workers at South Korea's largest car manufacturer and shipbuilder are moving to demand full adherence to standard wage rules that could lead to standoffs with management and strikes, industry sources said Tuesday. Sources said union leaders at Hyundai Motor Co. and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. are demanding that management expand the boundaries of what makes up standard wages to conform to a landmark Supreme Court ruling made on Dec. 18.

Celebrity marketing delays debut of Hyundai car at China auto show

BEIJING, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's top carmaker, said Sunday that it was forced to delay for hours the debut of its new car at China's biggest auto show because of security concerns over the publicity appearance of a famous South Korean actor. Actor Kim Soo-hyun, who has become a favorite household name in China thanks to his lead role in popular Korean drama "My Love From the Star," had been scheduled to appear at the Hyundai booth at the auto show as part of the company's marketing efforts to promote the new subcompact SUV ix25 in China.

China auto show opens amid environmental, growth concerns

Leading automakers gathered in Beijing Sunday for China's biggest car show, expressing confidence in the world's largest car market even though lacklustre economic growth and environmental restrictions have generated uncertainty. Spectators and journalists crowded around displays at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, which features more than 1,100 vehicles and opens to the public on Monday, while female models drew the attention of photographers.

China auto show opens amid environmental, growth concerns

Leading automakers gathered in Beijing Sunday for China's biggest car show, expressing confidence in the world's largest car market even though lacklustre economic growth and environmental restrictions have generated uncertainty. Spectators and journalists crowded around displays at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, which features more than 1,100 vehicles and opens to the public on Monday, while female models drew the attention of photographers.

Hyundai, Kia unveil ix25 SUV, K4 at Beijing auto show

SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. took the wraps off the ix25 sub-compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) and the brand-new K4 midsize sedan at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, the companies said Sunday. The two largest South Korean automakers and flagships of Hyundai Motor Group, the world's fifth-largest automotive conglomerate, said the global debut of the concept car models took place at the China International Exhibition Center in the Chinese capital city. The nine-day exhibition will run through April 29.

China auto show opens amid environmental, growth concerns

Leading automakers are gathering in Beijing Sunday for the kickoff of China's biggest car show, but lackluster growth and environmental restrictions in the world's largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix. More than 1,100 vehicles will be showcased at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, which opens to the public on Monday. General Motors, Toyota, Volkswagen and Hyundai are among the global manufacturers set to attend, along with SAIC and Dongfeng, China's number one and two domestic automakers.

Hyundai Motor ready to make splash in global eco-friendly car market

SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co. is gearing up to seize a chunk of the steadily growing eco-friendly vehicle market that by 2020 is expected to have grown a stellar 360 percent. The carmaker, the flagship of the world's fifth-largest automotive conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group, on Thursday detailed to the media its plans for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) at a showing for a version of the Tucson that the company says is the only mass-produced FCEV in the world to date.

Hyundai, Kia unveil Sonata turbo, Sedona minivan at New York auto show

SEOUL, April 17 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. unveiled the Sonata turbo and Sedona minivan at the New York International Auto Show, the companies said Thursday. The two largest South Korean automakers and flagships of Hyundai Motor Group, the world's fifth-largest automotive conglomerate, said the global debut of the cars took place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on Wednesday (local time).

Hyundai Motor kicks off grassland development project in China

SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's No. 1 carmaker, said Wednesday that it will kick off a massive grassland development project in China as part of its effort to preserve the environment and reduce the frequency of sand storms that periodically blow into South Korea. The company, which sold 440,150 vehicles in China in the first quarter of this year, said the "Hyundai Green Zone" calls for the creation of pastures in an area covering 40 million square meters. The project also envisages hiring people in the region to help the local economy.

Chances for Jeonbuk, Ulsan to advance drop after AFC losses

SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Ulsan Hyundai, two of the South Korean clubs in action at the AFC Champions League, both suffered defeats in their group stage matches on Tuesday, lowering their chances of advancing to the knockout stage. Jeonbuk blew an early lead and fell to Yokohama Marinos 2-1 on the road in Japan in their Group G contest, as Manabu Saito scored both of Yokohama's goals. Jeonbuk would have moved up to first place with a win.
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