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March 24, 2016

Kia unveils the all-new 2017 Cadenza in the Big Apple

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Kia has unveiled the all-new 2017 Cadenza at the New York Auto Show. The all-new Cadenza looks even more luxurious than the outgoing model, which should help it stand out more in the large sedan segment.

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February 18, 2016

Kia Optima Sportswagon revealed, if only Kia would bring it to the U.S.

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Last year Kia previewed the all-new Optima with the Sportspace wagon concept and thanks to the positive feedback the concept received, Kia has revealed a production version - the Optima Sportswagon.

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February 12, 2016

2017 Kia Optima plug-in hybrid debuts at the Chicago Auto Show

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In addition to the new Niro hybrid, Kia has unveiled the 2017 Optima plug-in hybrid, at the Chicago Auto Show. Both models are part of Kia's plan to increase fuel efficiency by 25 percent across the entire Kia model line-up by 2020.

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February 11, 2016

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid debuts in Chicago

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Kia has unveiled its first dedicated hybrid, the 2017 Niro hybrid utility vehicle. The Niro hybrid combines the efficiency of a hybrid powertrain with a SUV body, which should help it appeal to the SUV-loving buyers.

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February 5, 2016

Kia to launch a new rear-wheel drive sedan in 2017

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Kia is about to get in the sports sedan segment with a new rear-wheel drive sedan that is expected to launch some time next year. Sources have revealed to Reuters that Kia hopes to start producing the new sedan, codenamed CK, in May 2017.

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January 8, 2016

Kia confirms Telluride name for its new SUV concept

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Kia has released the second teaser photo of it its new SUV concept that is going to debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. Dubbed the Telluride, the concept previews the a possible new larger SUV for the brand.

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January 5, 2016

Kia teases its new SUV concept ahead of its debut next week in Detroit

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Kia has released the first teaser photo of its new SUV concept that is going to debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. Kia hasn't released any big details, but does say that the concept previews a possible large SUV for the brand.

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November 25, 2015

2016 Kia K900 gets a few updates

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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

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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

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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 16, 2015

Kia Niro hybrid crossover teased

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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

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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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October 28, 2015

Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger concept heads to SEMA

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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 14, 2015

2016 Kia Optima priced at $21,840

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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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September 3, 2015

2017 Kia Sportage interior revealed

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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 27, 2015

2017 Kia Sportage photos released

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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

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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 17, 2015

All-New 2017 Kia Sportage teased

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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 10, 2015

Hyundai and Kia to introduce several electrified models by 2018

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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 14, 2015

2016 Kia Soul EV gets a new entry level trim

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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]

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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]

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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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May 6, 2015

2016 Kia Sorento: An underdog becomes topdog [REVIEW]

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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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April 7, 2015

Hyundai Genesis to get twin-turbo V6 in 2017 or 2018

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Hyundai has announced that the Genesis will be getting a new twin-turbocharged V6 engine in 2017 or 2018. The move is part of Hyundai's plan to offer more smaller turbocharged engines across its lineup.

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April 6, 2015

Kia GT is almost here, GT4 Stinger sports car is unlikely

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Kia is soon going to offer a new four-door sports coupe, which was previewed by the GT concept back in 2011. Production rumors have been circling since the concept debuted and now Kia's head of product planning, Orth Hedrick has confirmed that an announcement will be made soon.

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April 3, 2015

Kia Novo concept previews Kia's next-gen compact models

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Kia is giving the world a preview of its next-generation compact vehicles with the debut of the Kia Novo concept at the 2015 Seoul Motor Show. The Novo concept borrows some styling cues from the GT concept and features coupe-like styling.

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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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March 12, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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 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 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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