For the first time in approximately four years, the primarily labor union of automotive workers for South Korean automaker Hyundai Motors has gone on strike. Reports indicate that labor officials will resume talks with Hyundai management by Wednesday. However, a partial strike is scheduled again for Friday, an indication that the sides may still be Read on! →


Kelly Blue Book, the main source for car purchasing and pricing information in the United States, has released its quarterly survey of new car buyers. The study is non-scientific but considered authoritative. The top five list shows both a shakeup in the popularity of vehicles and the effects of negative press. Shoppers ranked durability and Read on! →


The new season of “The Walking Dead” began this week and Halloween is right around the corner. That makes it a great time to revisit Robert Kirkman’s Hyundai Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine. Never mind that it was unveiled over the summer. Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine unveiled A Hyundai Elantra may not seem at Read on! →


The Hyundai Equus seems to be the luxury sedan that people never look at. However, Hyundai has sold more of them than the company expected, so it has been decided the car is going to receive a bonus in the form of a bigger V-8. Other sales prize was steak knives Unbenownst to many, Hyundai Read on! →


Members of the United Auto Workers union picketed 75 Hyundai dealerships around the U.S. today, Nov. 30. While the union has announced it will soon try to organize the workers at a foreign automaker’s U.S. factory, representatives say this is not part of that push. The action comes in support of a worker who was Read on! →


Auto sales in the U.S. rose by 14 percent in November. The was the largest increase since April. Chrysler Group, Hyundai-Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen led the pack with the highest gains. Honda was the only automaker to see a decline. Highest since ‘cash for clunkers’ The November figures show the third straight month that the Read on! →


Alabama’s controversial new immigration law is the strictest in the nation. Last week, a German executive with¬† Mercedes Benz was stopped by Tuscaloosa police and arrested for not having proper identification. Many in the state are now questioning the immigration policy, fearing it may cost the state money from foreign-owned corporations. Jailed for not having Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration¬† issued a recall for nearly 15,000 Sonata Hybrids on Friday. The recall concerns issues with the vehicle’s center rear seatbelts. While a recall isn’t terribly unusual, the Korean automaker’s reaction was. It plans to petition the NTHSA and challenge part of the recall. Seatbelts violate federal standards The NHTSA Read on! →


The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into the 2012 Hyundai Elantra. The investigation is looking into allegations, stemming from one incident, that the vehicle’s air bag, when deployed, can lead to severe lacerations. Air bag deployment blamed for injuries The federal safety regulator said on its website Monday that Read on! →


Taking into consideration what each auto brand has earned, what it is expected to earn, as well as a host of other factors, the marketing firm Millward Brown says it has determined which brands are the most “valuable” in the automotive world today. Data and market research The seventh-annual 2012 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Read on! →