Kia is introducing the first special edition of the new 2014 Soul, the "Red Zone" edition Soul. Based on the 2014 Soul Plus, the "Red Zone" is painted in white with a body kit with red accents on the front grille, front and rear fascias, and side skirts. The "Red ZOne" edition Soul also gets custom 18-inch alloy wheels.
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Next year Kia is going to release a new electric version of the 2015 Kia Soul in the U.S. Kia has revealed that it expects the Soul EV to have a driving range over 120 miles.
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Kia is going to unveil its new rear-wheel-drive K900 flagship sedan next month at the LA Auto Show. The K900 will be our version of the Quoris that is sold in other markets. Kia says that it will "take value to new levels of sophistication."
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Back in 2011 Kia surprised everyone at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the aggressive rear-wheel-drive GT Concept. Since then there have been rumors that Kia will put the GT in production, but nothing has been confirmed. Well now it is being reported that Kia will build a production version of the GT concept in 2016.
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Kia has officially confirmed plans to launch an electric version of the new Kia Soul. The fully electric Soul will be Kia's first electric model in the U.S. when it arrives in 2014.
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The 2014 Kia Forte has thrown away its boring economy car duds for a stylish exterior that will make you forget about every Kia compact sedan before it. As the latest model in Kia's lineup to get Kia's new stylish design language, the 2014 Forte is now one of the most stylish models in the crowded compact sedan segment.
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Kia has confirmed to its dealers that it will be bringing a new full-sized rear-wheel-drive flagship sedan to the U.S. early next year. The new sedan will move Kia further into the luxury car segment when it arrives.
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Kia has updated the Sportage compact crossover for the 2014 model year, which gets a new grille, an updated 2.4L four-cylinder and a few other upgrades. The Sportage's updated isn't a big change, but the bigger news is the updated base 2.4L four-cylinder, which is now more powerful thanks to the addition of direct injection.
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Kia has unveiled the new Niro concept, which is a hint at a possible future B-segment that would compete models like the Nissan Juke. The Niro concept was designed at Kia's Frankfurt design studio, under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer Europe.
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The pricing for the all-new 2014 Kia Soul has been released with a starting price at $14,700. The new 2014 Soul will arrive in the fourth quarter of this year.
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Kia has released two teaser photos of a new B-segment concept that is going to debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. According to Kia the new concept "hints at a possible future B-segment contender ready to take on the urban environment with style and tenacity."
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Kia is celebrating the production of its one millionth vehicle in the U.S. - a white 2014 Sorento SXL, which rolled off its assembly line in West Point, Georgia. Production of the Sorento began at the plant in 2009 after an initial investment of $1 billion.
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It's being reported that Kia wants to expand the successful Kia Soul and one possible direction is a new all-wheel-drive version, which is shown in this rendering that has leaked online. This photo could be our first look at a more rugged version of the Soul with its beefier body cladding, roof rack and off-road ready tires.
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Kia continues to move upward towards the entry-level luxury segment with models like the new Kia Cadenza. Buyers are even willing to pay more for the higher trim levels of Kia's mainstream models like the Optima midsize sedan and the Sorento crossover. For the 2014 model year Kia has upgraded the Sorento with a facelift, revised interior and some upgrades under the hood.
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Kia's all-new 2014 Cadenza luxury sedan is moving the brand further and further away from its "value brand" label that it was known for ten years ago. WIth a price tag starting around $36,000 and a long list of standard luxury features, Kia hopes to attract buyers that would normally buy an Acura TL or Lexus ES.
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It's being reported that Kia is hard at work on a new electric version of the Kia Soul. The Kia Soul EV will be the first mass market electric vehicle from Hyundai/ Kia and will be sold in the global market, which includes the US, Europe and China.
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Kia has confirmed that its new rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan, the Quoris will indeed be offered in the US. At the launch of the 2014 Kia Cadenza, Kia confirmed to Automotive.com that the Quoris will arrive in the US soon and when it does it will be priced between $50k-$70k.
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Kia is bring back the Kia Sedona minivan for the 2014 model year. The once dead minivan returns to Kia's lineup with a few updates and more interior features.
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Kia has announced the pricing for its new flagship sedan, the 2014 Kia Cadenza. The 2014 Cadenza will be offered in one trim level starting at $35,100 when it goes on sale later this month. "The all-new Cadenza is a world-class Kia for the emerging space between mainstream and luxury and will appeal to discerning shoppers in the market for an upscale sedan," said Tom Loveless, executive vice president of sales, KMA. "We're confident that Cadenza's sophisticated styling, luxuriously appointed cabin and long list of available technology will make it a strong contender in the marketplace."
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Kia has unveiled the new Kia CUB concept, which is having its world debut today at the Seoul Motor Show. Even though most of us would label the concept as a small five-door hatchback, Kia is labeling it as a four-door coupe concept.
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Kia has unveiled the third and final member of the all-new Kia Forte lineup. Following the debuts of the 2014 Kia Forte sedan and five-door hatchback, Kia has now taken the wraps off the 2014 Forte Koup in New York. "The Forte Koup is arguably the sportiest vehicle in our award-winning lineup, and it has helped raise Kia's brand awareness significantly among automotive enthusiasts," said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of marketing & communications, KMA. "Its rakish design, premium amenities and powerful turbocharged engine set it apart from the competition. With the debut of the Forte sedan and 5-door earlier this year, and now the Koup in New York, the Forte lineup has been completely revamped from top to bottom."
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The Kia Soul is one of the most popular models in the Kia lineup and for the 2014 model year Kia has completely redone the Soul. The 2014 Kia Soul is all-new, but keeps its recognizable "box" shape and even takes some styling cues from the Track'ster concept that was unveiled last year.
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Kia has released a teaser photo of its new CUB concept that will debut this week at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show. The CUB concept is labeled as a compact four-door coupe that is less than four meters long.
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Kia has announced the pricing for the all-new 2014 Kia Forte sedan, which starts at $15,900. The all-new Forte was unveiled last November at the LA Auto Show and is sportier and more upscale than the last model. The 2014 Forte will be offered in LX and EX variants, the Forte and can be powered by either a 1.8-liter 148-horsepower engine or a more powerful 2.0-liter 173-horsepower engine. Fuel economy for the 2.0-liter powerplant is 24 miles per gallon city/36 highway.
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The Kia Optima Hybrid has only been on the market for two years, but Kia has already made some enhancements for the 2013 model year. The 2013 Optima Hybrid is now more powerful, fuel efficient and has more features than before.
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Several photos of Kia's newest concept, the Provo concept have leaked online ahead of the its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Kia describes the small hatchback as a "racy new urban concept."
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Kia has already given us a preview of its VW GTI fighter in the form of the three-door pro_cee'd GT. Kia plans to also offer it in a five-door version and a photo of it has surfaced online ahead of its debut next month in Geneva. The five-door version gets the same aggressive exterior styling as the three-door, which should make it a great alternative to the VW GTI. Under the hood it will be powered by a 201-hp 1.6-liter GDI turbocharged engine that is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
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Kia has teamed up with DC Entertainment and Super Street magazine to create this Optima Hybrid inspired by Superman's strength and unwavering care for planet Earth. Unveiled today at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, this Optima Hybrid signals the continuation of a 10-month, eight vehicle partnership between Kia and DC Entertainment based on the iconic characters that make up the Justice League - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg.
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Kia has unveiled the all-new 2014 Forte 5-door in Chicago. Following the debut of the all-new Forte sedan in LA, the 5-door features the similar "European-inspired" design.
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Kia has unveiled the Cross GT Concept in Chicago, which signals Kia's intentions to release a larger premium crossover than the current Kia Sorento. "The debut of the GT in 2011 heralded a new frontier for Kia, both from a design and a business perspective," noted Peter Schreyer, Kia Motors Corporation president and global chief of design. "It beautifully illustrated to the world that the brand was ready to explore the possibility of perhaps one day offering a full-size rear-drive luxury saloon. The Cross GT, with its raised stance and large cargo area, allows us to envision the GT in the form of a full-size luxury crossover."
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Kia has released a teaser of its new Cross GT concept that is going to debut next week at the Chicago Auto Show. According to Kia, the new concept is "inspired by nature, driven by technology and hints at the future of Kia's design language." The crossover concept is also larger than the 2014 Sorento.
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Kia is set to unveil the new Kia pro_cee'd GT and cee'd GT in Geneva, which according to Kia are "the brand's most performance-focused production cars ever." Designed in Europe under the direction of President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, the two debutants feature bold athletic styling, LED daytime running lights, dual-exhaust pipes, 18-inch alloy wheels and eye-catching red brake calipers.
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It looks like Kia is also working on a new small crossover. Kia has previewed its new Urban Concept ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. "With the company's signature tiger-nose morphing into a mischievous yet friendly grille and headlight arrangement, coupled with strong styling lines that exude speed and energy from every angle, Kia's newest concept vehicle is guaranteed to attract attention."
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Kia has unveiled the all-new 2014 Kia Cadenza, which it is calling "the most technologically-advanced vehicle Kia has ever introduced in North America." The Kia Cadenza continues Kia's current design languageWith its distinctive front fascia and swept C-pillars. It's also powered by Kia's most powerful V6 engine and inside, unparalleled premium appointments for five occupants strike the ideal balance between sport and luxury.
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The Kia Sportage was one of Kia's first models that it offered in the US, when it entered our market in the mid-1990s. That first Sportage was a small body-on-frame SUV that would eventually compete with small crossovers like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. Almost 20 years later the Sportage has evolved into a stylish crossover that has moved to a unibody platform, but is also now offered with a powerful turbocharged engine. After two weeks with the 2013 Kia Sportage SX Turbo, we came away mostly impressed with Kia's latest Sportage. Here's why...
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Kia has announced that it is working with Google to provide content and search-based solutions enabled by Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for the second-generation of the automaker's UVO eServices telematics system. These new solutions will initially be introduced on the new 2014 Sorento. The immediate integration of Google solutions will utilize Google Maps and Google Places to acquire driving directions and locate Points of Interest (POIs).
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Kia has unveiled the all-new third generation 2014 Kia Forte at the 2012 LA Auto Show. The new 2014 Forte adopts Kia's latest design language , which has created a more aggressive Forte that is now longer, wider and lower than the previous-generation. The all-new Forte rides on a chassis that is longer (by 1.2 inches), lower (0.6 inches) and wider (0.2 inches) than the previous Forte sedan. Its 106.3-inch wheelbase is also two inches longer than the outgoing model.
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Hyundai and Kia have announced that, following discussions with the EPA, they are voluntarily adjusting the fuel economy ratings for approximately 900,000, or 35 percent of, 2011-13 model year vehicles sold through October 31, 2012. According to both automakers procedural errors at their joint testing operations in Korea led to incorrect fuel economy ratings for select vehicle lines. As part of Hyundai/Kia's corrective actions, the fuel economy ratings for vehicles currently in showrooms are being voluntarily relabeled. With these changes, the 2012 Hyundai/Kia fleet fuel economy level is reduced by an average of 3 percent - from 27 to 26 MPG.
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Kia is expected to unveil the all-new 2014 Kia Soul early next year at either the Chicago or New York Auto Show. Autocar is reporting that the new Kia Soul will also be offered with an all-electric version, although no official details have been released.
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Kia has just released a new batch of photos of the refreshed Kia Sorento, which will show up in the U.S. as a 2014 model. The refreshed Sorento gets new headlights with LED positioning lights, a new tailgate with LED lamps, new bumpers and new 19-inch alloy wheels. On the inside the new Sorento gets a new LCD instrument cluster, new center stack with 7-inch display screen and a new console.
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