SEOUL – When Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Mong-koo met with his senior officers from Hyundai and Kia at the beginning of the year, he had some important policy news for them. Both South Korean auto makers were told to put their capacity expansion plans on hold, and to focus on attaining still-higher product quality and further uplifting the Hyundai brand. Frank Ahrens, global spokesman for the Hyundai unit, tells WardsAuto that the new 150,000-unit plant the auto maker ...

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