Hyundai’s Kia Motors has been tasked with coordinating efforts on the rumored Apple Car, according to reports.
Hyundai made headlines when it issued a statement saying it was in talks with Apple to build its Apple Car, not realizing the first rule of working with Apple is ‘don’t talk about working with Apple.’ The company quickly realized the error of its ways, issuing follow-up statements that walked back any reference to the Cupertino company.
Subsequent reports indicated Apple was still working with Hyundai, however, with the two companies moving closer to a deal. According to Reuters, “Hyundai Motor Group, had decided Kia would be in charge of proposed cooperation with Apple on electric cars.”
In further evidence Hyundai has learned from its early blunder, the company declined to comment when Reuters reached out.
Should Apple and Hyundai finalize their deal, it will likely be good news for potential customers. Hyundai and Kia have a reputation for manufacturing cars that receive rave reviews while remaining affordable, compared to competitors.