This Is Definitely, Definitely Not How You Change Lanes

Or maybe it is? I dunno. I've only changed lanes probably a few thousand times in my life. Maybe this new and innovative way of driving first perpendicularly into traffic, and then directly into it, hints at a future we only dreamed of. A future where all cars can become bumper cars. » 11/21/14 9:30am 11/21/14 9:30am

New Agency Replaces South Korean Coast Guard After Fatal Failures

South Korean President Park Geun-hye blamed egregious failures of the country's Coast Guard for the Sewol ferry tragedy, which claimed the lives of hundreds of schoolchildren. The President followed through on her plan to shut down the Coast Guard, and its replacement becomes operational this week. » 11/18/14 10:36am 11/18/14 10:36am

The Corvette Stingray Is Too Damn Loud For South Korea

Despite some strong efforts from Hyundai and even Kia in recent years, South Korea still isn't known as a place where great performance cars come from. Apparently we can blame home market noise regulations for some of that, which could also keep the Corvette Stingray out of the country. » 11/11/14 5:36pm 11/11/14 5:36pm

In This Dating Game, You Impress Ladies with Your Drifting

Hyundai Just Spent A Record $10 Billion For New Gangnam HQ Site

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/18/14 10:12am 9/18/14 10:12am

Pope Francis Rocks Kia Soul For South Korea Visit, Has Great Taste

Pope Francis aka the "Cool Pope" is currently visiting South Korea where he's rocking a Kia Soul, once again highlighting his excellent taste in cars. » 8/14/14 2:30pm 8/14/14 2:30pm

This Traffic Cop Takes His Job Too Seriously

This traffic cop in Seoul was dragged some 200 meters down a street by a scooter, all for a traffic ticket. Now that's dedication to your job. » 6/24/14 4:17pm 6/24/14 4:17pm

South Korea's Batman Drives A Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Chases Drunk Driver

You might think that the Porsche 911 GT3RS is good for nought but scaring local townsfolk and exploding into flames. But you'd be wrong. In Korea, it's used for vigilante justice. » 5/05/14 7:00pm 5/05/14 7:00pm

If You Thought It Was Hard Being An American F1 Fan, Check Out Korea

Formula One often feels like a minor motorsport in the US, at least behind NASCAR or even sometimes IndyCar if you ask Joe Public. But if you think America has it bad, wait till you hear what F1 is really like in South Korea. » 10/07/13 4:38pm 10/07/13 4:38pm

These Incredible New Buses Are Charged Wirelessly by the Road Itself

Imagine an electric vehicle that can travel endless distances without ever needing to stop at a recharging station. That sounds impossible, right? Because electric vehicles run on batteries, and at some point, you need stop and charge those batteries. Not this one. » 8/06/13 4:38pm 8/06/13 4:38pm

Asiana Airlines Headline Called “Racist” and “In Bad Taste”

This weekend, tragedy struck. Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed in San Francisco. Over 180 people are injured, and two are dead. Nineteen passengers are still hospitalized, with six still in critical condition. Two thirds of the passengers were Asian, which is why the Chicago Sun-Times's headline is angering some… » 7/08/13 7:55am 7/08/13 7:55am

Korean Urban Legend Goes Viral, Makes Taxis Scary

You've heard it before: Person wakes up in a bathtub of ice, only to find a kidney has been harvested. It's an urban legend that, according to Snopes, has been around since 1991. Now in South Korea, there's a somewhat similar story that involves taxicabs. And it's taking the internet by storm. » 6/26/13 8:21am 6/26/13 8:21am

Barack Obama and South Korean President planning Rush Hour sequel?

President Barack Obama welcomed South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to the U.S. and the GM Orion Assembly Plant in Lake Orion, Michigan on Friday to tout a new trade agreement. From the hilariously goofy photo set it looks more like they're planning the fourth Rush Hour film. » 10/17/11 3:30pm 10/17/11 3:30pm

Daewoo Is Dead, Long Live Chevrolet

Rejoice, South Koreans! GM's done you a solid by dropping the embarrassing Daewoo brand and replacing it with good ol' American Chevrolet. Celebratory burnouts along the DMZ, anyone? [GM] » 1/20/11 3:30pm 1/20/11 3:30pm

How A SWAT Team Hangs Out

Give a man a fish and you've fed him for a day, give the South Korean SWAT Team a Ford Excursion and they'll turn it into a hideout-storming kill platform with a sniper's nest. (Hat tip to ChiefPontiaxe!) [JoongAng Daily] » 10/20/10 2:00pm 10/20/10 2:00pm

South Korean Police Rocking A Porsche, Ferrari And Lamborghini

If you're the average Korean patrolman you make do with a Kia Picanto. Knock a few heads, impress your captain and you could be patrolling Seoul in a Gallardo, 911 or F360. Is that an HHR in the background? » 2/26/10 3:30pm 2/26/10 3:30pm

Obama Goes "Boom-Boom Pow" On South Korean-U.S. Auto Trade Agreements

President Obama asked South Korea yesterday to renegotiate auto trade clauses in the South Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement due to vast differences in scale of auto exports between the two countries. » 11/20/09 3:15pm 11/20/09 3:15pm

Meet The Bizarro World Blue Angels

The Black Eagles are the South Korean version of the Blue Angels, or possibly the Thundebrids, flying T-50 jets and performing awesome aeronautical acrobatics. The North Korean analog, the Deadly Bouffants, is only allowed to walk in formation. » 10/22/09 11:00am 10/22/09 11:00am