Hyundai Motor America CEO Kyung Soo Lee has left the position to return to South Korea as an adviser for the company. The automaker also has created two entities to develop future technologies and appointed new heads of product strategy and design.
The global bosses at Hyundai and Kia are still weighing a congressional call to have their top U.S. executives testify about a rash of reported noncollision fires in their vehicles as they work with regulators to address safety concerns.
The surprise sneak peek at New York Fashion Week was another example of Kia showing up in unexpected places, such as the luxury sports sedan segment and the top tier of the industry's quality rankings.
The 2020 Kia Telluride will become the biggest crossover in the brand's lineup and executives hope Saturday's launch during New York Fashion Week will help the new light truck capitalize on the shift to crossovers with some extra cachet.