Kia has announced the updates to the 2015 Kia Cadenza, which is now entering its second model year. The biggest updates include new grille and fender garnish and new technology, standard Flex Steer and Surround View Monitor that provides a nearly 360-degree overhead view of the vehicle for easier maneuvering and parking.
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Kia has released two teaser photos and a short video that previews the next-generation 2016 Kia Sorento, which is slated to be unveiled next month.
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The Kia Soul was all-new for the 2014 model year, so the 2015 Kia Soul is only getting a few updates for the new model year.
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Earlier this year Kia unveiled the GT4 Stinger 2+2 sports car concept at the Detroit Auto Show and since then there have been several reports that a production version is on the way. Unfortunately Kia's Director of Overseas Marketing, Lee Soon-nam doesn't believe that the timing is right for a Kia sports car.
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Kia has officially unveiled the 2015 Kia Sedona minivan ahead of its world debut this week at the New York Auto Show. Kia says that the arrival of the new Sedona completes the restyling of Kia's entire U.S. lineup under the direction of Peter Schreyer, which began in 2009.
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Kia has released a second teaser photo of the 2015 Kia Sedona minivan ahead of its debut next week at the New York Auto Show. The all-new Sedona gets a far more interesting exterior than the current model and will be able to hold up to eight passengers and all their stuff.
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The minivan segment is definitely overshadowed by crossovers, but that there are a few automakers like Honda and Chrysler that still make them. Kia wants a piece of the segment and is slated to unveil an all-new 2015 Sedona minivan later this month at the New York Auto Show.
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Who remembers the Kia Amanti? Back in 2004 Kia released the Amanti sedan, which was the automaker's first attempt at selling a near luxury sedan. Sadly it never really appealed to anyone and was easily forgotten. Fast forward to 2014 and Kia is trying it again with the much more memorable Cadenza. This time around does the Kia Cadenza have what it takes to compete against luxury rivals like BMW and Lexus?
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The Kia Soul is the second best-selling vehicle in Kia's lineup and the all-new 2014 model i set to continue the Soul's popularity. Kia is now reportedly looking at adding other versions of the Soul, which could see the introduction of a Soul Coupe and maybe even a turbocharged version.
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The last time we drove the Kia Soul was back in 2012 and although it has been one of Kia's best selling models, we dinged it for its cheap feeling interior, loud road noise and bouncy suspension. Now in its second-generation the 2014 Kia Soul has been completely redesigned, but keeps that same boxy shape that has made it almost as famous as the dancing hamsters that are supposed to make you want to by it.
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Kia has announced that it will begin building the Kia Soul EV next month in Korea. The Kia Soul EV will be Hyundai-Kia's first EV exported to the United States and Europe.
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Hyundai has unveiled the new Intrado fuel cell concept, which is going to have its world debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. Pegged as merely a design exercise, the Intrado concept presents a progressive interpretation of Hyundai's fluidic sculpture design language and is powered by Hyundai's next-generation fuel cell powertrain.
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In addition to showing off the new 2015 Kia Soul EV, Kia has announced plans to also show off its next-generation hybrid technology at the Geneva Motor Show, next month. The system was developed by Kia's European R&D center and is expected to be used in future Kia models.
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Kia's first luxury sedan, the 2015 Kia K900 is set to forever change the way the world looks at the brand. The 2015 Kia K900 with a V8 starts at $59,500, while the pricing for the cheaper V6 powered K900 has not been announced.
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In addition to the 2015 Kia Soul EV, Kia has also unveiled a refreshed 2014 Optima Hybrid at the Chicago Auto Show. For the 2014 model year, the Optima Hybrid gets several updates, including restyled front and rear fascias that were optimized to increase aerodynamic efficiency, new wheel designs, and unique grille and lighting elements.
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Kia has unveiled the 2015 Kia Soul EV today in Chicago ahead of its arrival in showrooms later this year. The 2015 Soul EV is Kia's first fully electric car offered in the U.S.
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Last month Kia unveiled the GT4 Stinger concept at the Detroit Auto Show, but at the time Kia's execs only hinted that a production version could happen. Now TopSpeed claims that it has received the word from a source that a production version of the GT4 Stinger has been approved and that it will arrive by the end of the year.
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Kia has revealed its new "Truth" 60-second spot for the Super Bowl. The spot features Laurence Fishburne who returns to the iconic role of Morpheus from The Matrix trilogy, for Kia's first commercial for the 2015 K900 luxury sedan.
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The 2014 Detroit Auto Show has officially kicked off and while we wait for Kia to unveil its new GT4 Stinger concept, the first batch of photos have already leaked online. The rear-wheel-drive GT4 Stinger concept is a 2+2 coupe that is based on a new chassis and is powered by a turbocharged 315-hp 2.0L four-cylinder.
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Kia has released another teaser of its GT4 Stinger concept, which is going to take the stage at the Detroit Auto Show next week. This latest teaser gives us a top down look at the GT4 Stinger concept, which appears to have a hatchback layout. Kia has also confirmed that the concept is built on a custom chassis and is powered by a 315-hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that powers the rear wheels.
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Kia has released another teaser of its upcoming 2+2 sports car concept that is going to debut at the Detroit Auto Show this month. When Kia originally teased the concept, it didn't have a name, but now we can officially call it the GT4 Stinger.
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The 2013 Kia Optima offers buyers a choice of three powertrains, a base 2.4L four-cylinder, a turbocharged 2.0L and a four-cylinder hybrid. When we last tested the Optima back in 2012 we were very impressed with the style and performance of the turbocharged 2.0L Optima, but will the same feelings hold true for the 2013 Optima Hybrid? Read on to find out.
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Kia has released this teaser of a new concept that it is going to debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Kia describes the unnamed concept as "stunning" and says that it's a 2+2 sports car that is "intended to turn heads while delivering superb driving enjoyment on both road and track."
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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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