De nieuwe studio van Hyundai hoopt een voertuig uit de 'transformatorklasse' te ontwikkelen

De nieuwe studio van Hyundai hoopt een voertuig uit de 'transformatorklasse' te ontwikkelen

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At CES 2019 Hyundai showed off something straight out of a sci-fi movie:the Elevate Ultimate Mobility Vehicle. With each wheel attached to an extendable “leg” attached to each wheel, the concept could crawl over obstacles or pick up disabled passengers by lifting itself over steps to reach their front door. Now Hyundaihas established New Horizons Studio, a division focused on making these UMVs a reality.

According to its head Dr. John Suh, who lead the CRADLE unit that developed that wild Elevate concept, “We aim to create the world’s first transformer-class vehicle, also known as the Ultimate Mobility Vehicle.”

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Hyundai's volgende elektrische raceauto verwijst naar de toekomst van sportieve elektrische voertuigen voor op de weg

Hyundai's volgende elektrische raceauto verwijst naar de toekomst van sportieve elektrische voertuigen voor op de weg

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Hyundai’s electric sports car ambitions didn’t end with aspruced-up Veloster. The automaker hasunveiledan RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car that not only promises to boost its motorsport plans, but reflects the “next generation” of N performance cars — it’sbilledas the company’s first “high-performance” electric sports car of any kind. It’s powerful, as you’dexpect from racing EVs, but Hyundai is also promising a balanced design that could even be ready for the street.

As the name implies, the 810HP motor sits at the middle of the body. That not only lets the RM20e reach 62MPH in less than three seconds and 124MPH in 9.88 seconds, but allows for the traction, balance, and braking you’d hope for in a race car. Even so, the design supposedly offers “daily-driver quietness” and responsiveness.

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Exclusief: Hyundai in gesprek met EU-regelgevers over concessies over Daewoo-deal – bronnen – Reuters UK

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The world’s biggest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings Co Ltd267250.KSis discussing concessions with EU antitrust regulators to allay concerns over its $1.8 billion bid for rival Daewoo042660.KS, people familiar with the matter said.

The deal, in part a response to overcapacity in the sector, would reinforce the South Korean company’s top position with a 21% market share, and comes as rivals in China and Singapore make inroads.

The European Commission, which opened a full-scale investigation into the deal last December on concerns it could inflate prices and reduce competition in cargo shipbuilding, declined to comment.

Hyundai was not immediately available for comment, while Daewoo declined to comment.

Hyundai may face less onerous concessions after the EU competition enforcer dropped its concerns regarding the impact of the deal on the markets for large container ships, oil tankers and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers.

It is now focusing solely on liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, one of the people said, which are used to transport LNG between Europe and the Middle East and North Africa.

EU regulators typically favour asset sales or the transfer of technologies or contracts to rivals to address competition concerns.

The Commission temporarily halted its probe on July 13, the third time it has done so. The previous two delays were due to the coronavirus crisis and also to it waiting for the companies to provide data.

Much of the EU’s internal and external freight trade goes by sea, with European shipping companies major customers of Hyundai and Daewoo.

Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; Additional reporting by Heekyong Yang in Seoul; Editing by Jason Neely and Jan Harvey

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Exclusief: Hyundai in gesprek met EU over concessies over Daewoo-deal – bronnen – Reuters UK

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The world’s biggest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings Co Ltd267250.KSis discussing concessions with EU antitrust regulators to allay concerns over its $1.8 billion bid for rival Daewoo042660.KS, people familiar with the matter said.

The deal, in part a response to overcapacity in the sector, would reinforce the South Korean company’s top position with a 21% market share, and comes as rivals in China and Singapore make inroads.

The European Commission, which opened a full-scale investigation into the deal last December on concerns it could inflate prices and reduce competition in cargo shipbuilding, declined to comment.

Hyundai was not immediately available for comment, while Daewoo declined to comment.

Hyundai may face less onerous concessions after the EU competition enforcer dropped its concerns regarding the impact of the deal on the markets for large container ships, oil tankers and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers.

It is now focusing solely on liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, one of the people said, which are used to transport LNG between Europe and the Middle East and North Africa.

EU regulators typically favour asset sales or the transfer of technologies or contracts to rivals to address competition concerns.

The Commission temporarily halted its probe on July 13, the third time it has done so. The previous two delays were due to the coronavirus crisis and also to it waiting for the companies to provide data.

Much of the EU’s internal and external freight trade goes by sea, with European shipping companies major customers of Hyundai and Daewoo.

Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; Additional reporting by Heekyong Yang in Seoul; Editing by Jason Neely and Jan Harvey

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Hyundai Motor, Zuid-Koreaanse vakbond, stemt ermee in de lonen voor het eerst in 11 jaar te bevriezen – Reuters UK

Hyundai Motor, Zuid-Koreaanse vakbond, stemt ermee in de lonen voor het eerst in 11 jaar te bevriezen – Reuters UK

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Hyundai Motors is seen on a steering wheel of a all-new Sonata sedan on display at the company’s headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor005380.KSand its South Korean union reached a tentative deal to freeze wages for the first time in 11 years this year, an internal message distributed to union members showed on Monday.

The deal is subject to a vote by union members on Sept 25.

South Korea’s Hyundai, which together with sister company Kia Motors000270.KS, is the world’s fifth-largest automaker, said its global retail sales fell 33% in the second quarter, and flagged that the pace of recovery will be slow due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Reporting by Cynthia Kim, Hyunjoo Jin, editing by Louise Heavens

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Rallying: Loeb rolt de jaren terug in Turkije om de oudste leider te worden – Reuters

Rallying: Loeb rolt de jaren terug in Turkije om de oudste leider te worden – Reuters

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(Reuters) – Sebastien Loeb became at 46 the oldest driver to lead a round of the world rally championship after ending Friday’s opening leg of Rally Turkey with a 1.2 seconds advantage over Hyundai team mate Thierry Neuville.

The Frenchman, a nine times world champion and three times Rally Turkey winner who now races only in selected events, was competing for the first time since January’s Monte Carlo season-opener.

Turkey is the fifth round of the championship.

“I didn’t expect to be leading tonight,” he told the wrc.com website after the two short and dusty evening speed tests totalling a mere 25.22km.

“The last stage, I had a lot of pressure at the start because we didn’t find the road so good. I had precise notes so I was able to do it and leading the rally tonight is the best thing that can happen.”

Toyota’s championship leader Sebastien Ogier, who won six titles in a row after compatriot Loeb retired from full-time rallying, was in third place and a tenth of a second behind Neuville.

Team mates Elfyn Evans and Kalle Rovanpera were fourth and fifth.

Estonian world champion Ott Tanak was in seventh place for Hyundai but only 4.8 seconds off the lead.

Saturday is the rally’s longest leg, covering 107.38km west of Marmaris with a loop of three coastal stages in the morning and repeated again in the afternoon with a service stop in between.

The overall positions after leg one are reversed to set the road order for the second leg.

“Running first on the road, it was slippery like we expected so it was definitely challenging,” said Ogier.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by Toby Davis

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Zuid-Koreaanse bouwer zegt dat de verkoopovereenkomst van Asiana Airlines instort – Reuters

Zuid-Koreaanse bouwer zegt dat de verkoopovereenkomst van Asiana Airlines instort – Reuters

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SEOUL, Sept 11 (Reuters) – South Korea’s Kumho Industrial said on Friday that its plan to sell Asiana Airlines , South Korea’s No.2 carrier, to Hyundai Development Co had fallen apart.

Hyundai Development and brokerage Mirae Asset Daewoo agreed in December to purchase control of Asiana for about 2.5 trillion won ($2.1 billion). (Reporting by Joyce Lee and Heekyong Yang; Editing by David Clarke)

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UPDATE 1-S.Korea om $ 2 miljard te injecteren in Asiana Airlines nadat de overname is mislukt – Reuters

UPDATE 1-S.Korea om $ 2 miljard te injecteren in Asiana Airlines nadat de overname is mislukt – Reuters

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FILE PHOTO: An Asiana Airlines Airbus A350-900 is seen at the Airbus delivery center in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

SEOUL (Reuters) – Creditors plan to inject $2 billion into debt-ridden Asiana Airlines020560.KSafter a planned sale of South Korea’s second-largest carrier collapsed, a state bank said on Friday.

Kumho Industrial002990.KSpulled the 2.5 trillion won ($2.11 billion) sale of the South Korean to Hyundai Development Co294870.KSand brokerage Mirae Asset Daewoo006800.KS.

They had agreed to buy control of Asiana in December, but called for better terms after the airline’s debt surged in subsequent months after the coronavirus pandemic tore through markets and wiped out demand for travel.

Asiana CEO Han Chang-soo said it was necessary to preserve Asiana Airlines as a going concern. State-run lead creditor Korea Development Bank said creditors will relaunch Asiana’s sale as soon as conditions permit.

Hyundai Development plans to respond after legal review, it said in a regulatory filing, adding that the deal fell apart due to Asiana’s failure to meet preconditions.

Mirae Asset said it will respond according to future progress as a financial investor.

Asiana, which competes with bigger Korean Air Lines003490.KS, had a total debt of 12.8 trillion won as of end-June, up more than 33% from a year earlier, according to its regulatory filing.

($1=1,186.4800 won)

Reporting by Joyce Lee and Heekyong Yang; Editing by David Clarke, Muralikumar Anantharaman and Louise Heavens

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Tanak wint thuis in Estland terwijl WRC herstart – Reuters UK

Tanak wint thuis in Estland terwijl WRC herstart – Reuters UK

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(Reuters) – Ott Tanak won his home race for Hyundai on Sunday as Estonia made its world rally championship debut in a season stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reigning champion finished 22.2 seconds clear of team mate Craig Breen with Toyota’s French driver Sebastien Ogier third.

Six times champion Ogier retained the overall lead with three rounds remaining.

Estonia marked the return of the series after a six-month pause and the rally was the 600th since the start of the championship in 1973.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London; editing by Jason Neely

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2022 Hyundai Kona is scherper en sportiever – Roadshow

2022 Hyundai Kona is scherper en sportiever – Roadshow

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2022 Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona gets a midcycle refresh for 2022, and there’s a new sporty N Line model, too.

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2022 Hyundai Kona

The N Line has body-color wheel arches and cladding, unique 18-inch wheels, and sportier bumpers with bigger intakes.

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On the inside, the N Line has red stitching, metal pedals and some N badges. The black seats are available with cloth, leather or suede upholstery.

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2022 Hyundai Kona

The front end of the standard Kona has been totally redesigned with sleeker LED lights, a smaller grille and a new skid-plate design for the bumper.

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2022 Hyundai Kona

Changes at the rear are more minimal, but the bumper has been redesigned and the LED taillights have a new look.

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2022 Hyundai Kona

There are some new available colors, including this Surfy Blue.

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On the inside, there’s a redesigned center console with new climate controls, and Hyundai has also introduced new materials and color schemes.

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2022 Hyundai Kona

The 2022 Kona has newly available features including a digital gauge cluster and a 10.25-inch infotainment screen, and there’s more active safety tech on offer.

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