Profiles in Badge Engineering Courage: Daewoo Launches G2X

The Saturn Sky roadster is apparently GM's two-seater for the global market (sorry, Solstice). A version has already found its way into the Opel lineup as the Opel GT. Now, GM's Korean connection Daewoo's getting its own Sky. Make that the G2X. First shown at the Seoul motor show earlier this year, the G2X will get… » 8/24/07 7:49am 8/24/07 7:49am

Another Side to the C'eed: Kia Reveals Back of Hatch

It may just look like the rear section of a run-of-the-mill European hatchback to you, but to Kia it's yet another facet of its new C'eed three-door, the company's most important model in the grab-a-piece-of Europe sweepstakes. Earlier this month we saw the front, of ex-Audi designer Peter Schreyer's continental… » 8/06/07 4:25pm 8/06/07 4:25pm

Jalopnik Reviews: Kia Rondo Korean BBQ Tour, Part 1

One of the more inane ways to review an automobile is to lambaste the machine for something it was never designed to be. Carping about how a Lancer Evolution rides harshly, or has a budget interior is an example of this phenomenon. Tom McCahill wouldn't pull such shenanigans, and neither will we. With that bit of… » 6/20/07 2:00pm 6/20/07 2:00pm

Hyundai Going Luxe? Carmaker "Not Ruling Out" Upper-Class Brand

If the sign of an automaker's maturity is the launch of an upscale brand, Hyundai may be preparing for its Bar Mitzvah. According to the Road not without bend, Hyundai hasn't ruled out creating a Lexusian marque under which to sell a line of upmarket autos. That word came from a Hyundai rep at a Veracruz test drive… » 3/30/07 1:49pm 3/30/07 1:49pm

GM-Daewoo Limits Self To Only 30 Booth Babes At 2007 Seoul Motor Show

Some automakers are users and abusers of the "booth babes," including them in displays in order to create a visceral reaction from the high horsepower cars and attractive women perched atop them. The automakers that employ them are all over using them because they want the auto writing media folks to do two things —… » 3/23/07 1:40pm 3/23/07 1:40pm

Spy Photos: Hyundai Equus Coming to New York

Later this year, Hyundai will up its ante in the US car market, to include a car in the $30,000 range. If you've been following along, you'll know the car may be called the Equus, in reference to the company's Equus concept shown in 2002, and the executive car of the same name Hyundai sells to Korean salarymen and… » 1/25/07 6:54am 1/25/07 6:54am

Daewoo LeMans Commercial, Plus Holy Crap! Airwolf!

We knew this Daewoo-built vehicle wasn't only sold in the US to desecrate the name of Le Mans; it was also sold as the Opel Kadett (a name virtually impossible to malign), as well as under the Vauxhall banner. What we didn't know is that the Koreans also sold it under their own badge as the LeMans. But they did… » 11/10/06 7:30am 11/10/06 7:30am

As If You Hadn't Seen It: Hyundai Reveals Veracruz Crossover

Hyundai's released more shots of its Veracruz LUV (for those playing along at home, that's a CUV with leather seats). All pwning aside, the Veracruz looks like a contender in the luxury realm, with headlight washers, LED taillights, and park-assist system. Watchers expect Hyundai's 3.8-liter V6 to be offered along… » 10/16/06 9:32am 10/16/06 9:32am