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November 25, 2015

2016 Kia K900 gets a few updates


Kia is giving its flagship K900 sedan a few updates for the 2016 model year, including styling tweaks, a new standard 311-hp 3.8L V6, navigation system, leather seats and a panoramic sunroof.

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November 24, 2015

2017 Kia Cadenza revealed


Earlier this month Kia released a few teaser sketches of the next-generation Cadenza and now we have our first official look at the new sedan. Even though it's called the K7 in South Korea, the K7 that you see here is basically identical to the 2017 Cadenza that will arrive in the U.S. sometime next year.

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November 19, 2015

2017 Kia Sportage makes its U.S. debut in LA


Kia has revealed the all-new fourth-generation 2017 Sportage at the LA Auto Show. The 2017 Sportage features an evolutionary design with the Kia "tiger-nose" grille and its new headlights being the most significant change.

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November 18, 2015

2017 Hyundai Elantra revealed with efficient 1.4L turbo


The all-new 2017 Hyundai has been unveiled at the LA Auto Show. It may not look all that surprising if you've been paying close attention, since the Elantra is basically the U.S. spec version of the Avante that was unveiled just a few months ago.

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November 16, 2015

Kia Niro hybrid crossover teased


Kia has released two teaser photos of its new Niro Hybrid Crossover concept ahead of its debut next year. The Niro will be Kia's first dedicated hybrid model.

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November 12, 2015

Next-Generation 2017 Kia Cadenza teased


Kia is going to release an all-new Cadenza in 2016 and although Kia hasn't announced when it will unveil the 2017 Cadenza, Kia has released a batch of teaser sketches.

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November 10, 2015

Hyundai teases its new G90 flagship sedan


Last week Hyundai announced the introduction of its new Genesis global luxury brand, which will comprise of six new stand-alone luxury models by 2020. Hyundai is now giving the world a sneak peak at the new range topping Genesis G90 sedan.

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November 5, 2015

Hyundai launches 'Genesis' luxury brand, six new models confirmed

Hyundai Vision G Coupe Concept

Hyundai has announced that it is going to officially launch a new stand-alone global luxury brand - Genesis. The Genesis brand will compete directly with other luxury brands, like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz with six new Genesis models that will arrive by 2020.

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October 28, 2015

Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger concept heads to SEMA


Kia has announced plans to reveal six new concepts next week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, one of which will be the Forte Koup Mud Bogger that you see here. Kia says that the concept is meant to represent the adventurous side of the American South and the joy of getting dirty on four wheels.

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October 20, 2015

Hyundai previews the Tucson 'Adventuremobile'


Hyundai has previewed another version of the 2016 Tucson that it is going to reveal next month at the SEMA Show. Dubbed the "Adverturemobile," the unique Tucson comes to life thanks to John Pangilinan, a tuner known for creating vehicles that blur the lines between lifestyle and automotive.

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October 14, 2015

2016 Kia Optima priced at $21,840

2016 Kia Optima SX 2.0

Kia has announced the pricing for the all-new 2016 Optima, which will start at $21,840 for the base LX with the 2.4L engine. The 2016 Optima will be offered in five trim levels - LX, LX 1.6T, EX, SX and SXL.

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October 12, 2015

Hyundai previews the 500-hp Veloster Turbo R-Spec ahead of SEMA

Hyundai BTR Veloster

Hyundai has teamed up with Blood Type Racing Inc. to create a one-off Veloster, called the Veloster Turbo R-Spec, which is going to debut next month at SEMA.

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September 22, 2015

Hyundai teases 700+ horsepower 2016 Tucson ahead of its SEMA debut

Bisimoto Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai has a tradition of creating insanely powerful versions of its vehicles for the SEMA show in Las Vegas and this year won't disappoint, since Hyundai is going to debut a 700-hp version of the all-new 2016 Tucson. Built by Bisimoto Engineering, the special Tucson is the most powerful Tucson ever.

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September 16, 2015

2016 Hyundai Sonata gets styling tweaks, suspension upgrades and improved fuel economy


Just a year after the introduction of the all-new Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai has announced a bunch of upgrades to the 2016 Sonata. The seventh-generation Sonata heads into the new year with some minor styling updates, suspension upgrades and improved fuel economy on models equipped with the 2.4L engine.

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September 14, 2015

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport [REVIEW]


Are you in the market for a midsize crossover? It's easily one of the most competitive segments, which explains why almost every automaker plays in it. Hyundai has been a player in the segment for years with the Santa Fe and with every new generation it continues to get better. The current generation Santa Fe was introduced back in 2012 and now three years later, it remains a top choice in the segment.

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September 10, 2015

Hyundai reveals the all-new Avante aka Elantra in South Korea


Hyundai has unveiled the all-new Avante in South Korea, which will wear the familiar Elantra badge when it goes on sale in the U.S. The all-new Elantra features an evolution of the Fluidic Sculpture design language, which is now more refined and simpler than before.

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September 3, 2015

2017 Kia Sportage interior revealed


We're getting close to the kick off of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and this year Kia's big reveal is the all-new fourth-generation Sportage. Last week Kia revealed the 2017 Sportage's exterior and now Kia has revealed the new Sportage's upgraded interior.

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August 28, 2015

2017 Hyundai Elantra photos leaked


Hyundai is prepping an all-new Avante/ Elantra and although Hyundai has released a few teasers of the new sedan, we now have our first unofficial look at it, thanks to a few photos that have leaked online.

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August 27, 2015

2017 Kia Sportage photos released


Kia has released the first official photos of the all-new Sportage, which is going to debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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August 21, 2015

2017 Kia Sportage photos leaked


Kia is going to reveal the all-new 2017 Sportage next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but a batch of official photos have already leaked online.

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August 20, 2015

All-New 2017 Hyundai Elantra teased


Hyundai is pretty close to revealing the all-new 2017 Elantra/ Avante, but before the automaker does that, Hyundai has released a batch of renderings depicting the new sedan. The photos you see here show the Korea-spec Avante, but the Elantra will be virtually identical when it arrives in the U.S.

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August 17, 2015

All-New 2017 Kia Sportage teased

2017 Kia Sportage Teaser

Kia has released a few teaser sketches of the all-new 2017 Kia Sportage, which is going to debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The all-new fourth-generation Sportage will feature a bolder design than the current model and an even more refined interior.

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August 11, 2015

Hyundai Vision G Coupe concept revealed ahead of its debut at Pebble Beach

Hyundai Vision G Coupe Concept

Hyundai has just unveiled the HCD-16 "Vision G" coupe concept at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Hyundai says that the concept previews the inspiration for its future premium products, but stops short of saying if it previews the next-generation Genesis Coupe.

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August 10, 2015

Hyundai and Kia to introduce several electrified models by 2018


With the exception of the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima hybrids and the Kia Soul EV, Hyundai and Kia haven't really played very much in the "green" segment, but that's about to change. It's being reported that between the 2016 and 2018 model years, Hyundai and Kia are going to introduce four hybrids, two plug-in hybrids and an electric car in the U.S.

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July 28, 2015

Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup may get the green light in November


Hyundai is so happy with the positive feedback that it received about the Santa Cruz pickup concept that Hyundai may give it the green light for production later this year. Hyundai CEO Dave Zuchowski recently revealed that a decision could come as early as November.

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July 14, 2015

2016 Hyundai Tucson priced at $23,595

2016 Hyundai Tucson

The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson crossover is slated to start arriving in showrooms this month with a new more expressive exterior, two engine options and a bigger interior.

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2016 Kia Soul EV gets a new entry level trim


Kia has revealed the updates to the 2016 Soul EV, with the biggest update being a new entry-level Soul EV-e trim level. Kia hasn't revealed the pricing, but the new trim level should drop the entry price of the Soul EV a bit.

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July 13, 2015

2015 Kia Sedona SXL [REVIEW]


Even though the minivan continues to be one of the most versatile vehicles on the market, the stigma that's attached to the people mover continues to hamper its appeal. In the 1990s almost every automaker had a minivan, but since then the number of offerings continues to disappear as more buyers flock to crossovers. So how can an automaker make their minivan stand out? By targeting a different segment altogether - active buyers that may not actually have kids. According to Kia, almost half of all minivan buyers don't even have kids, but actually buy minivans because of the added space and versatility that comes with them.

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July 6, 2015

2015 Kia Forte Koup SX [REVIEW]


The small coupe segment continues to shrink as more buyers choose more practical sedans and even compact SUVs. But there are a few options left on the market if you want something a bit sportier. Here we have the 2015 Kia Forte Koup, which competes primarily with the Honda Civic Coupe and Scion tC. The Civic Coupe has been the mainstay of the segment since it was introduced in the early 1990s and since then several competitors have come and gone. How does the Kia Forte Koup stack up against the Civic and tC? Read on to find out.

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June 9, 2015

Hyundai Creta subcompact crossover teased


Hyundai has big plans to expand its crossover lineup, which includes the addition of a new genesis-based crossover. Hyundai is also looking at adding a new entry-level crossover, which is teased in this sketch - the Hyundai Creta.

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May 28, 2015

2016 Hyundai Equus gets a hands-free smart trunk

2016 Hyundai Equus

Hyundai's flagship sedan, the Equus is getting a few updates for the 2016 model year. The biggest update is a new hands-free smart trunk that automatically opens when the driver is simply standing for a few seconds within a few feet of the trunk with the Equus key in their pocket or purse.

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May 27, 2015

Hyundai wins the Android Auto race, premieres on 2015 Sonata


Hyundai has announced that it is the first automaker to launch the Android Auto system on a production vehicle, with it debuting on the 2015 Sonata with Navigation. If you already own a 2015 Sonata, Hyundai will give you a free Android auto software update.

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2015 Hyundai Genesis [REVIEW]


Ten years ago no one would have ever put the words luxury and Hyundai in the same sentence, but 30 years after the first Sonata rolled off the line, Hyundai has proven that it can build respectable luxury models with the Genesis and Equus. With the first generation Genesis sedan, Hyundai sought to prove that it could build a large, rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan that could sit in the same ring as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. Now Hyundai has released an all-new second-generation Genesis, which Hyundai hopes will move the brand further away from the econocar status that it held for years.

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May 21, 2015

Hyundai Genesis-based crossover may be in the works

2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

Hyundai may soon introduce a new larger crossover that will be based on the rear-wheel-drive Genesis, according to a report from Australia's Motoring. The report claims that David Zuchowski, Hyundai's North American CEO wants the brand to introduce a new premium crossover that will compete with models like the Audi Q7 and BMW X5.

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May 20, 2015

2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 R-Spec [REVIEW]


It's been decades since we had rear-wheel-drive coupes, like the Toyota Supra, Nissan 240SX and Mazda RX-7 and even though today we do have the Scion FR-S and BR-Z twins, the rear-wheel-drive coupe market is now largely dominated by the Mustang, Camaro and Challenger, but what about the Hyundai Genesis? Six years ago Hyundai decided to add more spirited models to its lineup with the introduction of the rear-wheel-drive Genesis sedan and coupe and while the Genesis sedan had aspirations to take on the best from Germany, the Genesis Coupe sought to take on models like the Mustang and Camaro, in addition to somewhat filling the gap that Japanese automakers once held.

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May 18, 2015

2016 Hyundai Elantra gets new Value Edition

2016 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

Hyundai has announced the introduction of a new Value Edition model for the 2016 Elantra. The new Value Edition provides a $1,000 savings by bundling features like, 16-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, heated front seats and proximity key with push-button start.

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May 6, 2015

2016 Kia Sorento: An underdog becomes topdog [REVIEW]


While you may not realize it, the Kia Sorento has been around since 2003. In it's early years the Sorento was a crude body-on-frame based but in 2010 it switched to unibody construction and grew into Kia's first midsize SUV offering, albeit on the smaller end of the spectrum. Now the all new 3rd generation 2016 Sorento has grown in every way to make it a truly formidable player in the midsize SUV market. While most dimensions grow fractionally, what really sets it apart is it's styling and levels of refinement.

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May 5, 2015

Hyundai celebrates the Sonata's 30th anniversary


Hyundai is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Sonata, which made its debut in 1985 in Korea. Since 1985, Hyundai has sold more than 7.3 million Sonata's worldwide.

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April 27, 2015

All-New 2016 Hyundai Elantra confirmed for LA debut in November


Hyundai is going to take the wraps off the all-new 2016 Hyundai Elantra in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show, according to a source that revealed the news to Autoblog. The new Elantra is expected to move away from the current model's curvaceous styling for a more angular look.

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April 22, 2015

2015 Hyundai Sonata [REVIEW]


Hyundai has completely revamped the 2015 Sonata, which marks the introduction of the seventh-generation. While the last Sonata was a bold move from Hyundai - it grabbed everyone's attention with its daring and aggressive exterior, but rather than continue with the bold styling, Hyundai has taken a different route with the new Sonata. Its styling has been toned down, giving it a more refined and sophisticated look as Hyundai tries to take more market share from the midsize heavyweights like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

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