The early sensation of the new Malibu is unusual

The early sensation of the new Malibu is unusual. It has surpassed 2,000 units in a day after the number of pre-contracts was released, and 6,000 units in a week. Malibu remains at the top of the list of real-time search words on various portal sites. It is a successful debut.

The interior and exterior design has changed dramatically. It is clearly different from the previous Malibu. It is a very positive change. The size is 4,925mm long, 1,855mm wide, 1,470mm high, and 2,830mm wheelbase. Compared to the previous generation, the length is 93mm and the wheelbase is 60mm longer. It has a clear presence as a mid-sized sedan. The curved-oriented flexible design draws a rich volume. Thanks to the increased size, the knee space in the rear seat has increased by 33mm.

Around the 8-inch display, the control button for the air conditioner was placed simply. It was well organized without being distracted. Four USB ports, a wireless mobile phone charger, and Apple CarPlay support are also notable. iPhone users can perform functions such as phone calls and listening to music with voice commands.

The seat is moderately soft. As the test drive is the highest quality trim, both the driver’s and passenger’s seats have electronic eight-way adjustment, heating and ventilation. It also observes the feeling of touching the back and buttocks. It is not a bucket method, but it provides some body control even when moving somewhat violently.
The biggest change in the new model is definitely the dynamometer. It set up a 1.5-liter turbo engine as its main focus and added a high-performance 2.0-liter turbo engine shared with Cadillac. The company plans to break the formula of “medium sized stage = 2.0-liter natural intake gasoline” and make downsized turbo engines a trend. It tested the new Malibu 2.0-liter turbo LTZ premium pack around Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province.

The front shape was in line with the recent Chevrolet design trend. The dual grill port, which divides the grill into upper and lower parts, maintains the Chevrolet tradition and gives a new impression by adjusting the top and bottom proportions. Compared to the narrow upper grill, the lower grill is widened, showing a strange tension. The headlamp that connects with the upper grill is smooth and sleek. The Chevrolet bow tie emblem is located at the center of the grill bar, drawing attention. A large air inlet at the bottom of the bumper supplies air to the turbo engine.

The side is flexible. The back-and-forth proportion is more dynamic than before. The long nose and the gently falling C-pillar line are those of a sophisticated sports coupe. The three character lines located on the side show three-dimensional formative beauty without being dull even though they are large bodies. 19-inch tires and new design wheels are also dynamic.

The rear side is sharpened unlike before. In particular, the rear lamp is smaller and sensuous at the same time. The trunk end line considered the dynamic and aerodynamic structure at the same time. The two exhaust ports contained high-performance genes.

Compared to the overflowing power, the overall setting is geared toward comfort and softness. Rather than showing off extreme physical movement or running skills, it has the virtue of a mid-sized sedan that leads the car without feeling stuffy in everyday driving. It is more appropriate to drive comfortably than to squeeze out strong engine performance.

The starting acceleration is refreshing. The body is large enough to exceed the medium-sized ones, but the weight of the tolerance is 1,470 kg, which is lighter than that of competing vehicles. In other words, the 2.0-liter turbo engine is not too burdensome to handle. When the accelerator pedal is strongly pressed, it shows a fairly sharp engine sound and movement as if it is bouncing off.

In the case of the 2.0-liter turbo, unlike Korea, the eight-speed transmission is engaged in North America. There is a regret about the high-speed transmission, but it is not bad for it to be compatible with the automatic six-speed transmission. There was an expectation that the six-speed transmission would give a sporty impression, but the shift timing is relaxed. Rather than actively using high rotation, the shift is done quite clearly.

On the day of the test drive, it was confirmed that even if the speed was not reduced to its fullest due to strong rain and wind, the car was pushed freely in the high-speed area. I felt confident that I could speed up as much as the road conditions allowed. Above all, the speed felt was lower than the speedometer indicated. In other words, the stability of going straight is high.

As we enter the mountain path with many curved paths, we can feel that our movements have improved significantly compared to the previous generation. It is the power of the new architecture and rear wheel multilink. Thanks to the improved rigidity of the body, it is slow to move compared to its large body. In the sharp corner, adjust your posture. The suspension setting is on the soft side, so it is not too soft. If you don’t push the car too much, you can drive comfortably and accurately.

The power meter of the Malibu 2.0-liter turbo combines a four-cylinder 2.0-liter DOHC VVT DI gasoline turbo engine with a Gen3 6-speed automatic transmission. It has a performance of up to 253 horsepower (5,300 rpm) and up to 36.0 kg·m (2,000-5,000 rpm). The fuel efficiency is 10.8㎞ per liter (9.4㎞/ℓ in the city center, 13.2㎞/ℓ on the highway, with 19-inch tires).

The interior is more luxurious and actively reflects the driver-centered design. What stands out most of all is that the line of the center fascia has been lowered considerably. The focus is on securing a front view. The steering wheel is smaller than I thought. The grip and the sense of operation are satisfactory.

The Cadillac CTS Coupe is a luxury sports coupe model

The Cadillac CTS Coupe is a luxury sports coupe model that reflects Cadillac’s unique futuristic styling. Cadillac

Based on the CTS, Rock’s best-selling mid- to large-sized luxury sports sedan, see the Cadillac design cue as it is

We present advanced styling, equipped with a 3.6L V6 VVT direct injection engine, outstanding fur with a maximum power of 304 horsepower

It has formality and handling capabilities. The 2008 The North American International Auto Show was held in Detroit in the U.S. in 2008

The styling and performance Cadillac pursues after debuting as a concept car at the American International Auto Show)

It has been evaluated as further developing the value of Mearns and has attracted great interest and response from the industry.

The exterior of the Cadillac CTS coupe drastically removes exterior elements such as conventional door handles and door touch pads

By applying the , a smoother and sleeker styling has been completed. Also, without a B-pillar, it is reminiscent of the sails of a yacht

presents a more dynamic and bold coupe style through the C-pillar with a panel design. Existing CTS Sedan

Innovations such as shorter rear overhangs than models and windshields that tilt to 62.3 degrees to become more aerodynamic

Enemy design elements were added everywhere.

The artistry of the Cadillac CTS coupe is in perfect harmony with its powerful performance and is the best as a luxury sports coupe

Showing off the aspect of , equipped with a 3.6L V6 VVT direct injection engine with a maximum output of 304 horsepower (6400 rpm) and a maximum torque of 37.8kg •m

It implements strong power and efficient performance of (5200 rpm). At the same time, it is the most precise shift system in existence

The state-of-the-art Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission is delicate and smooth driving as well as engine power

It helps you exert one power.

Jang Jae-joon, CEO of GM Korea, said, “I’m very happy to finally introduce the Cadillac CTS coupe to Korean customers today.”

“The CTS coupe offers distinctive styling from other sports coupe models, notably the door touchpad and

The aggressive styling of the dynamically designed windshields is in perfect harmony with Cadillac’s technology and the brand’s

It shows the previous innovation alone,” he said.

a dramatic design with artistic sensibility

The Cadillac CTS coupe is based on Cadillac’s best-selling sports sedan, the CTS, with interior instrument panels and cones

Completely redesigned in terms of styling, except for soles, headlamps, and front fenders and grills. Attack

Windshield tilted 62.3 degrees rearward, near horizontal rear, with a red roofline and 2 degrees compared to conventional sedan models

Windows and others caught the eye of viewers and completed a dynamic appearance. Compared to CTS sedans, the battlefield and

The overall height has been redesigned to be shorter and lower, especially the shorter rear overhang, driving dynamic as a sports coupe

Show the handling performance of the swash and rear wheel drive chassis from the outside.

A smooth profile with a bold beltline and an appropriate combination of straight and curved lines visually demonstrates the sleekness of the CTS coupe

Redouble to. Here, the exterior element such as the existing door handle is drastically eliminated and the touch pad method is applied

So we’ve completed a more complete side panel design, door design without frame and window indexing

Through it, it created a technical coupe design that was not previously seen. Window indexing is a door without a window frame

It is a function that efficiently seals the interior of the vehicle by automatically adjusting the height of the window when opening and closing.

The Cadillac CTS Coupe is a coupe model with a beautiful backside and boasts differentiated beauty in the rear view. CTS

He expressed a strong presence in the rear exterior, advocating a design look that emphasizes the edge more than the sedan. Lee

LED stop lamps replace the spoiler function with a sharp, sharp look for bolder styling

In addition, the C-pillar and rear window to the trunk lid at the top of the taillamp is almost horizontal

It created a dynamic rear view.

The front of the vehicle includes xenon HID headlamps, front fenders and grills, and tail lamps with LED light pipes

Cadillac’s unique signature design cue is reflected as it is, making it more sophisticated and distinct than other models

It offers a sense of humor. In addition, the 19-inch alloy wheels create a powerful stance that matches your presence and performance

It’s a ball.

In the interior, cutting-edge technology and delicate manual work are in harmony, adding premium sensibility and dignity. Hand-made one by one

The assembled center console line seamlessly connects to the center stack, allowing both the driver and the occupant to gain access without sacrificing space

It delivers a sporty sense of sitting in the cockpit of an airplane. Instrument panel cover, center console, door trim

From the back foundation to stitching, it is also hand-finished, giving it a luxurious feeling as if it were made to a special order

At the same time, it has a natural sapelli wood trim and a chromium-colored metallic trim that highlights its natural beauty,

Stylish and functional features such as steering wheels with heating and button-type door releases are all missing

The consideration stands out.

Superior performance based on specially designed chassis

In terms of performance, the Cadillac CTS Coupe aims to be faithful to its original identity as “performance that can be felt in sports cars.”

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Kia has formed a business partnership with Home & Services

Kia has formed a business partnership with Home & Services, an electric vehicle charging service provider, to operate an apartment charging solution program.

If customers who purchase electric vehicles apply for the program, Kia will act on behalf of all the practical and installation operations necessary to install chargers, including consultations with residents’ representatives and on-site consultations.

Starting this year, many customers are expected to want to install chargers as electric vehicle chargers will be mandatory in 5% of the total number of new apartments and 2% or more of the already built apartments.
In case of emergency towing, movement support is a service that provides same-day transportation costs if customers do not have the means to move when towing a vehicle in an emergency situation. Transportation costs are provided once, up to 50,000 won.

Customers who have difficulty getting maintenance at the direct service center during weekdays can receive maintenance by putting their vehicle in the center at night the day before the maintenance reservation date and placing the vehicle key in the unmanned storage box.
On the 24th, Kia released a brand video featuring the passion of people around the world for the World Cup on its official website and social networking services (SNS) such as Instagram and YouTube.

During the tournament, 367 vehicles, including 297 passenger cars and 70 buses, will be provided as official vehicles for the event in order to provide convenience to athletes, important personnel, and officials from each country. For the first time in the history of sponsoring the World Cup, 80 eco-friendly cars will be provided, including 30 EV6 GT-Line and Sorento plug-in hybrids and 20 Niro plug-in hybrids.

“The World Cup is a huge cultural move beyond just a sports event,” said Ryu Chang-seung, head of Kia’s customer purchasing experience division. “We hope that soccer fans around the world will regain their infinite possibilities and dreams that they had forgotten for a while through the World Cup, just like Kia’s message, ‘That infinite ability. It’s on all of us.’

During the competition, domestic and foreign soccer fans will introduce best practices on Kia’s official SNS account or conduct a customer participation campaign called #KiaInspireTogether, which will be screened on the stadium’s electronic display when they post videos of supporting national teams on their personal SNS.

It also runs a program that delivers official ball to the referee before the game starts and selects and sends children who participate in the “Official Match Ball Carrier” to enter with the players. Kia explained that the program is conducted under its own authority as an official sponsor of the FIFA, and is the first Korean company to do so.

Stories about selected children will be produced as content and released in a total of nine episodes from this day on Naver Sports Channel and Kia YouTube.

Kia also provides K-delivery services for customers who have difficulty visiting the center. It is a service that picks up a vehicle to be repaired at a customer’s desired location or sends a repaired vehicle to a customer’s desired location.

You can receive the service by paying the cost calculated according to the transportation distance, and you can check the driver allocation and vehicle movement status in real time through KakaoTalk.

After completing practical work, such as consultation with the residents’ representative meeting, a 3kW outlet type or 7kW slow electric vehicle charger will be installed in the apartment.

Costs such as installing chargers are basically free of charge, and charging fees will be reasonably calculated so that customers using electric vehicles will not be burdened with using chargers. However, some charges may be incurred depending on the situation after on-site inspection.

An official from Kia said, “It is possible to simplify the process of customers looking for electric vehicle charging operators and applying for charger installation. We will continue to introduce charging solutions that fit the lifestyle of Kia electric vehicle customers.”

Hyundai Motor held a management performance conference call on the 26th

“We know that there are some hurdles in the demand for electric vehicles,” said Seo Kang-hyun, vice president of Hyundai Motor’s planning and finance division, during a conference call on the third quarter’s earnings announcement. “However, electric vehicles will continue to grow, and we are not thinking about reducing electric vehicle production and slowing down development because of the hurdles.”

“Then there is a question of whether to revise the sales plan, but basically, when we make a business plan, we don’t have a long-term plan that has been established once,” he said. “Although next year’s sales plan may be slightly lowered by electric vehicle type, it will not have a significant impact on total sales.”

“When the paradigm changes, the strategy is linearly woven, but the actual situation usually changes step by step,” he said. “I understand that electric vehicles also have such a reaction (to demand) due to constraints on charging and prices.”

Vice President Seo then nailed, “The U.S. (Georgia Electric Vehicle) plant has no plans to delay the mass production schedule in the second half of 2024 as we proceed quickly with decisions in terms of benefits from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).”

Hyundai has proposed a mid- to long-term goal of producing and selling 940,000 electric vehicles by 2026 and 2 million electric vehicles by 2030. This is an increase of 100,000 units in 2026 and 130,000 units in 2030, respectively from the original plan.

In addition, Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) will be established in Georgia, USA, with the aim of starting mass production in the second half of 2024, in response to the IRA, which subsidizes only North American electric vehicles.

In Korea, a factory dedicated to Ulsan electric vehicles is being built to mass-produce them in 2025.

In addition, Hyundai Motor said it would respond to the increase in costs by reducing costs in connection with the agreement to raise the wages of automobile workers by 25% over four years due to the UAW strike.
The cumulative operating profit exceeded 11 trillion won in the first three quarters of this year. However, compared to the last two quarters, the performance fell slightly.

Hyundai Motor held a management performance conference call on the 26th and announced that its operating profit in the third quarter of this year was KRW 3.82 trillion, up 146.3% from the same period last year.

The operating profit was the largest ever operating profit in the third quarter and exceeded the market forecast of 3.6 trillion won compiled by Yonhap Infomax by 0.62%.

Hyundai Motor’s previous best performance in the third quarter was 2.989 trillion won in the third quarter of 2011.

The cumulative operating profit for the first three minutes of this year was 11.6524 trillion won, nearly doubling from 6.46 trillion won in the same period last year.

It is also a figure that has already exceeded Hyundai Motor’s operating profit of KRW 9.81 trillion recorded last year.

Some predict that if Hyundai Motor continues this performance, its annual operating profit will exceed KRW 15 trillion.

Operating profit in the third quarter decreased 9.8% compared to the previous quarter (4.237 trillion won).

Revenue rose 8.7 percent year-on-year to 41.27 trillion won (32.31 trillion won for automobiles, 8.69 trillion won for finance and others). Net income rose 134 percent to 3.335 trillion won. However, compared to the previous quarter, sales and net income fell 3.0 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively.

Hyundai Motor said, “Sales in the third quarter of this year increased year-on-year based on solid sales growth in major regions such as North America, Europe, and India. Operating profit increased significantly year-on-year due to positive factors such as expanding the number of sales and improving mix centered on high value-added models.”

Hyundai sold 1,045,510 units in the global market in the third quarter of this year. This is a 2.0% increase year-on-year.

In the domestic market, 166,969 units were sold, up 2.8% year-on-year, due to increased sales centered on sports utility vehicles (SUVs) along with positive responses from consumers to the newly launched “Dior New Santa Fe” in August.

In the overseas market, 878,541 units were sold, up 1.9% from the same period last year, due to strong sales in major markets such as North America, Europe, and India, along with increased production due to improved parts supply and demand conditions.

The number of global eco-friendly cars sold increased 33.3% year-on-year to 168,953 units due to the strengthening of the hybrid lineup and the expansion of sales of the dedicated electric vehicle brand “Ionic.”

An official of Hyundai Motor said, “The demand in major markets continues to increase sales,” adding, “Based on the low inventory level and the effects of new cars such as the new Santa Fe, annual sales growth is expected this year.”

However, he added, “The uncertain business environment is expected to continue due to the possibility of fluctuations in the external macroeconomics, such as geopolitical risks in the Middle East and high interest rate levels.”

“In the fourth quarter, uncertainties will expand, including interest rate hikes, the Israel-Hamas war, the prolonged Russia-Ukraine war, and rapid changes in the electric vehicle market environment,” said Seo Kang-hyun, vice president of Hyundai Motor’s planning and finance division, in a performance conference call. “We expect to continue to grow and achieve near the top of our annual guidance.”

Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor has set a dividend of 1,500 won (based on ordinary shares) in the third quarter, just like in the second quarter.

Hyundai Motor said, “We plan to continue to return shareholders through continuous quarterly dividends, easing stock volatility and continuing to increase the attractiveness of long-term stock holdings.”

Vice President Seo said, “We expect that the Alabama plant and HMGMA that we are building now will also be affected by wage increases. However, we will have to negotiate whether we should go with the same amount of 25 percent.”

He added, “We are continuing to make efforts to reduce other logistics costs, and we believe that the cost of raw materials can be sufficiently covered by cost-cutting factors, etc., falling compared to when the cost of raw materials rose at the peak.”