Latest Intelligence on Automotive in South Korea

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CommentWire
CommentWire

That will not be the Daewoo

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

Kia: sales in overdrive, profit in reverse

Although Kia has reported another fall in its quarterly earnings, things are not looking all that grim for the world's fastest-growing carmaker. If the Korean currency, the won, stabilizes, and steel prices cool down, the profits at Hyundai's no-frills affiliate should move into the fast lane, while booming exports mean its sales figures are already there.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Hyundai: the future is interactive

Hyundai's link-up with IBM continues the evolution of telematics services from elite playthings to common essentials. They will be on Hyundai cars for sale in Korea next year, and are expected to be available elsewhere soon after. As telematics services become standard, manufacturers cannot afford to miss the technological bandwagon.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Nov 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Hyundai: moving up the league

Hyundai-Kia has become the world's ninth largest carmaker by production volume, leapfrogging Renault and Fiat. However, the Korean company still wants more: it has announced ambitious expansion plans to enter the top five. These may prove unattainable.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2002
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CommentWire

Hyundai: diesel va va voom

Published By Datamonitor
21 Sep 2001
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CommentWire

GM: the Daewoo approaches

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2001
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CommentWire

GM: market slowdown more pressing than Daewoo dealings

Published By Datamonitor
02 Aug 2001
Expert View
Expert View

GM's planned Mokka move will address demand but risks overcapacity

According to reports in the German press, General Motors is considering shifting the bulk of the production of its Mokka compact SUV model from South Korea to Spain. The model, launched in October 2012, has proved to be popular with consumers in Europe in spite of the economic conditions, so moving production to an established local venue to meet demand will be a good move for GM if it goes ahead.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2013
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CommentWire

GM Daewoo: competing for Ssangyong

GM Daewoo's letter of intent to bid for South Korea's fourth largest automaker, Ssangyong Motor Company, will see it compete with Chinese groups Nanxing and SAI. If successful, this new acquisition could put General Motors [GM] in a strong position to compete against domestic manufacturers in the Korean market.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Dec 2003
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CommentWire

General Motors: that was the Daewoo

GM's deal signals the end to an 18-month old saga for the purchase of Daewoo Motors, which has been one of the major focus points over the past year. The ambitious plans certainly strengthen GM's globalization push; if managed correctly, this worldwide expansion could help the US firm stay ahead of its rivals.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2002

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