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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 has unveiled the updated Rio, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.
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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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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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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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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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Kia has just released the first photos of the all-new third-generation 2016 Kia Sorento SUV.
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Last week Kia released a few teaser photos of the all-new 2016 Kia Sorento SUV and now we have a preview of its interior.
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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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