Korean brands secured the top three spots in J.D. Power's annual report card on new-vehicle quality for the first time in the study's 31-year history. New quality at the Detroit 3 continues to improve faster than the overall industry.
Audi and Hyundai said they will cooperate on developing fuel cell vehicles. The agreement will give Audi and other brands in the Volkswagen Group access to parts that are based on Hyundai's development of the ix35 Fuel Cell and its successor, the Nexo.
Hyundai and Kia are setting up new regional headquarters organizations in North America and Europe in an effort to move decision making closer to the markets and react more quickly to changing trends and customer demand.
Continuing a break with the family look that the South Korean brand cultivated in previous generations of vehicles, Hyundai will soon start rolling out a new design language that gives each model and each segment its own independent aesthetic.
A top Hyundai executive in the U.S. said President Trump has "targeted" international carmakers with tariff threats, showing little regard for whether the companies build vehicles in the U.S. and employ Americans.