The Other Side of Free Trade: Hyundai’s Domestic Share Drops
Jan23

The Other Side of Free Trade: Hyundai’s Domestic Share Drops

Free trade agreements are sometimes a tough sell with the public and politicians.  On one hand, they open up new markets for a country’s goods; on the other, it also opens up that country to new import competition.  Hyundai is learning this lesson in its home market of South Korea, where free-trade agreements have halved tariffs on imported vehicles, causing Hyundai Motor Group’s domestic sales (which comprise both the Hyundai and Kia brands) fall for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis.

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Detroit 2013: Infiniti Q50
Jan14

Detroit 2013: Infiniti Q50

Do you know the Infiniti G37?  How about its immediate predecessor, the G35?  As we’ve talked about before, you can just forget about that name (as Infiniti meanwhile hopes that buyers don’t forget about their brand), because the G is no more.  Long live the Q.  Q50, that is.

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