Kia Motors announced that it will begin manufacturing the Soul EV in South Korea in April. The car will be the first vehicle powered by battery Hyundai-Kia to be exported to markets in the United States and Europe.
Toyota has filed a registration statement with the name Supra Patent and Trademark Office of the United States. The request was made on 10 February and covers the use of the name "automobiles and structural parts.
Toyota may be close to an agreement with the federal government of the United States to get rid of investigations into unintended acceleration of its cars. The news was published by The Wall Street Journal.