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March 26, 2015

Kia brings the Soul EV to five more states

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After launching the Kia Soul EV in California last year, Kia has announced that the electric car will now be available in Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. Electric vehicle demand has been growing in these states, and consumers there have expressed significant interest in Soul EV.

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March 25, 2015

All-New 2016 Kia Optima revealed ahead of its New York Auto Show debut

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Kia has released the first official photo of the all-new 2016 Kia Optima ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show on April 1st. The overall look of the new Optima isn't a drastic change from the current Optima, but its styling does have a more refined look than before.

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2015 Kia K900 [REVIEW]

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Kia's new K900 flagship sedan is literally the new kid on the block. With a full plate of formidable players, from the BMW 7-series to it's own stable mate, the Hyundai Equus, the K900 really has to bring something different to the table, and luckily it does.

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March 18, 2015

Next-Gen 2016 Kia Optima sketches released ahead of its NY debut

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Kia has announced that the next-generation 2016 Kia Optima is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. Kia hasn't released any details about the new Optima other than two sketches that give us a preview of the 2016 Optima's exterior.

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Hyundai may build a new pickup due to positive Santa Cruz feedback

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Thanks to the "good response" that Hyundai received about the Santa Cruz pickup concept, Hyundai is now considering adding a truck to its lineup. The Santa Cruz concept debuted earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show and now according to a Hyundai executive, the pickup is being considered.

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March 12, 2015

2016 Hyundai Elantra leaked?

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A photo of what looks like the next-generation 2016 Hyundai Elantra has leaked online ahead of its official debut. We don't know if the photo is actually the new Elantra, but it is expected to be revealed next month in South Korea.

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2015 Kia Soul EV [REVIEW]

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The Kia Soul is easily one of the best models in Kia's lineup, which explains why it's also one of the brand's best-sellers. Its combination of style, fun to drive nature and low entry price should put it on any one's shopping list. Now how well does it hold up if you take out the four-cylinder engine and swap in Kia's first electric powertrain? Well it actually gets better.

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February 17, 2015

2016 Hyundai Tucson officially unveiled ahead of its Geneva debut

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Hyundai has released the first photos of the all-new 2016 Tucson SUV ahead of its debut next month at the 2015 Geneva motor Show. The new Tucson adopts Hyundai's latest design language and even though it now looks even more like an SUV, Hyundai says that its designers worked hard to "ensure a sleek and agile look."

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Kia Sportspace Concept kinda previews the next-generation Optima

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Kia has revealed its new Sportspace concept, which is going to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The Sportspace concept is expected to be a preview of the next-generation Optima, although the concept takes the form of a wagon vs. the sedan-only Optima.

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2015 Hyundai Elantra Sport [REVIEW]

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The current Hyundai Elantra debuted at the end of 2010 making it one of the oldest models in the compact sedan segment, but thanks to Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture design language, the Elantra doesn't look its age. The segment continues to be dominated by heavy hitters like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, but even as the curtain is about to be closed on the current generation Elantra, is it even worth checking out?

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February 10, 2015

Next-Gen Kia Optima will be previewed as a concept in Geneva

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Kia has released this teaser photo of a new midsize sedan concept that is going to debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. The concept is expected to preview the next-generation Optima, which is going to get an evolutionary redesign.

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February 5, 2015

Kia Trail'ster electric concept teased again ahead of its debut in Chicago

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Kia has released another teaser of its new Trail'ster concept that is going to debut next week at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Kia says that the Trail'ster concept, which is likely based on the Soul is a "vehicle for the city-dweller-turned- outdoor-adventurer."

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February 3, 2015

All-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson teased ahead of its debut in Geneva [VIDEO]

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Hyundai has announced that the all-new 2016 Tucson SUV is going to debut on March 3 at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and with the announcement we have our first teaser. The 2016 Tucson will adopt Hyundai's latest design language and will sport Hyundai's distinctive chrome-framed hexagonal grille.

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January 29, 2015

Kia teases a new "outdoorsy" concept for the Chicago Auto Show

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Kia has released a teaser photo of a new concept that it is bringing to the Chicago Auto Show next month. From this single photo it's clear that the concept is based on the popular Soul and will likely have a bunch of additions to make it more "off-road ready."

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January 27, 2015

Kia pitches the 2016 Sorento as 'The Perfect Getaway Vehicle' [VIDEO]

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Kia is using Pierce Brosnan and one of the most famous roles he ever played - James Bond for its 2015 Super Bowl commercial. The spot titled "The Perfect Getaway" shows the Sorento's off-road capability as Brosnan tries to reach a remote cabin.

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January 13, 2015

Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept: Hyundai takes a stab at designing a truck

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Many automakers in the past have tried building a truck by taking a standard car and throwing an open bed on the back, for example the Subaru Baja from the early 2000s. Now Hyundai is trying to revive the concept with its latest Santa Cruz crossover truck concept that just debuted at the Detroit Auto Show.

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December 16, 2014

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Debuts in Seoul

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Hyundai has unveiled the 2016 Sonata Hybrid at an event in Seoul, South Korea. Even though the gas powered Sonata was all-new for the 2015 model year, the hybrid version took a bit longer to develop - 27 months.

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December 9, 2014

North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

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The finalists for the 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards have been announced, which leaves three cars and three trucks in the running to receive the award next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

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December 1, 2014

Kia Subcompact Crossover to Arrive in 2016

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Kia is reportedly working on a new small crossover that will join a rapidly growing list of competitors that includes the new Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V. The new Kia crossover is about 12 to 18 months away according to one report that also claims that it will be inspired by the Niro concept.

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November 10, 2014

2015 Hyundai Azera Debuts in Miami with a Facelift

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Hyundai has revealed the refreshed 2015 Hyundai Azera at the Miami Auto Show. While the 2015 Azera doesn't look dramatically different than the 2014 model, the 2015 Azera did get a small nip and tuck.

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November 4, 2014

2015 Hyundai Accent Gets a Minor Facelift

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Hyundai is giving the 2015 Accent a small facelift that includes styling and packaging updates.

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October 31, 2014

Hyundai Sells its 10 Millionth Elantra, All-New 2016 Elantra Coming Next Year

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The first Hyundai Elantra rolled off the line in 1990 and now 24 years later, Hyundai has announced that it has sold the 10 millionth Elantra. The Elantra, which is sold as the Avante in other parts of the world is Hyundai's first model, and one of only 10 cars in history, to reach 10 million sales.

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October 30, 2014

Kia Transforms the 2015 Sedona Into a Kart Hauler for SEMA

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Kia is bringing a unique version of the all-new 2015 Sedona minivan to next week's SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Minivans are good at hauling around people and all their stuff, but now Kia is demonstrating the Sedona's ability to be the ultimate kart hauler.

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October 28, 2014

Hyundai ix25 Sub-Compact Crossover Heads to the U.S. in 2017

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The small crossover segment is growing rapidly with the addition of new models like the Jeep Renegade, Chevy Trax and Honda HR-V. Hyundai has been quiet about its plans to enter the segment, but now it's being reported that Hyundai is going to introduce a version of the ix25 small crossover in the U.S. in 2017.

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October 24, 2014

Kia K900 Gets the "High-Performance" Treatment for SEMA [VIDEO]

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Kia is set to amp up the performance of its K900 flagship sedan at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas with a concept called the High-Performance K900.

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October 22, 2014

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport Get Updated Steering and Suspension Systems

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Hyundai has announced the updates to the 2015 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport, which now offer more standard comfort and convenience equipment for 2015, in addition to some refinements to the steering and suspension systems.

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October 9, 2014

Kia GT Concept Gets the Green Light? May Arrive in 2016

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It's being reported that the Kia GT concept that debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, has been approved for production.

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September 29, 2014

Hyundai and ARK Performance Create the 550-HP Genesis AR550 Sedan

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In addition to the 708 horsepower Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai has announced a second model for the 2014 SEMA Show, the Genesis AR550 sedan from ARK Performance. The Genesis AR550 is the sixth Hyundai vehicle that the tuner has built for SEMA.

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Kia Optima T-Hybrid Concept Heads to Paris with a Diesel-Electric Hybrid System

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Kia has announced plans to unveil the Optima T-Hybrid Concept car at the 2014 Paris Motor Show next month, which it says is the first application and demonstration of its new mild hybrid powertrain.

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Kia Rio Gets a Mild Facelift for Paris

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Kia has unveiled the updated Rio, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.

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September 22, 2014

Hyundai Teams Up with Bisimoto to Create a 708-HP Sonata

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Hyundai has announced that is teaming up with Bisimoto Engineering for the third year in a row to create a special vehicle for the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This year they've created a 708 horsepower Sonata.

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September 16, 2014

2015 Kia Sedona Minivan Starts at $25,900

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Kia has announced the pricing for the all-new 2015 Sedona minivan, which starts at $25,900. Unveiled in New York earlier this year, the 2015 Sedona features styling elements that are closer to a crossover than a typical minivan.

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September 13, 2014

Kia Soul to Get a Bit More Fun With a 1.6L Turbo and AWD

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Kia is reportedly working on a more powerful version of the popular Kia Soul with the turbocharged 1.6L from the Kia Forte SX Turbo and Hyundai Veloster Turbo. The 1.6L generates 201 horsepower, which would be a nice increase over the 130-hp and 164-hp engines that are currently offered under the Soul's hood.

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September 11, 2014

2015 Kia Soul EV Starts at $33,700 or Lease it For $249 a Month

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Kia has released the pricing for the 2015 Kia Soul EV, which will start at $33,700 before any federal or state tax credits are applied. Kia has also announced an introductory lease price for the Soul EV, which is set at $249 a month for 36 months.

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September 1, 2014

2016 Kia Sorento Details Released Ahead of its Paris Debut

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Kia has released more details about the all-new 2016 Kia Sorento ahead of its world debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in October.

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August 20, 2014

Is Hyundai Working on a Toyota Prius Rival?

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Hyundai's current hybrid lineup only consists of the Hyundai Sonata, which itself isn't set to be replaced until the 2016 model year, but is Hyundai planning on expanding its hybrid lineup?

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August 12, 2014

Hyundai Kills the Elantra Coupe

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Currently the Hyundai Elantra is available in sedan, coupe and GT bodystyles, but for the 2015 model year, one of them is gone. Hyundai has confirmed that the Elantra coupe will disappear after the current model year.

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August 10, 2014

2016 Kia Sorento Officially Unveiled Ahead of its Paris Debut

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Kia has just released the first photos of the all-new third-generation 2016 Kia Sorento SUV.

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August 8, 2014

2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Says Goodbye to its 4-Cyl and Starts at $26,745

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The 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe continues on mostly unchanged for the new model year, with the biggest change being the deletion of the base turbocharged four-cylinder. Even as the 2015 Ford Mustang and possibly even the next-generation Chevy Camaro introduce four-cylinder engines, Hyundai has decided to delete the four-cylinder engine, since it wants to make the Genesis Coupe appeal to a more premium sports car buyer.

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August 5, 2014

2015 Hyundai i20 Design Renderings Released

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Hyundai has released two design renderings of the all-new 2015 i20 ahead of its debut later this month in South Korea. The all-new i20 was designed at Hyundai Motor's Design Centre Europe in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

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