I understood that Korean and Japanese companies were the only one's still using oil based paints and European models are forced into water based due to EU directives?Depends in what context I meant it. Walked away from paying £40k for a Kona due to the poor quality of the interior. Hard plastics for one. Quite rightly belong in a sub £20k Hyundai which is where the ICEs top out IIRC....But not in any car with a £35+k price tag.
None of the Korean brands are trying to be “premium”.
I’d say a few hundred 6 month old Hyundais and Kias have passed under my nose professionally in the last year.
Interior plastics scratch and wear easily. Paint and panels are thin and I’ve yet to see a Kia Niro with parking sensors the same colour as the bumpers in which they sit.