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Kia's new 8-speed automatic transmission

Kia details its new 8-speed automatic transmission

Kia has taken the increasingly unusual step of developing its own automatic transmission, a new 8-speed that debuts in the automaker's Cadenza sedan set to arrive in dealers within the next couple of weeks. In the Cadenza, the 8-speed mates to a 3.3-liter V-6—but it's safe to assume that the... read more

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2011 Kia GT Concept

Production version of Kia GT concept to be called Stinger?

Kia is working on a sleek sports sedan with rear-wheel drive that was first previewed in 2011 in the form of the GT concept. Code-named CK, the new car has already been... read more June 9, 2016 by

2017 Kia Cadenza, 2016 New York Auto Show

2017 Kia Cadenza debuts with new look, 8-speed auto: Live photos

We’re not sure what took so long over at Kia, but the automaker finally confirmed today at the New York Auto Show what goes under the 2017 Cadenza's new skin when the... read more March 24, 2016 by

2016 Kia Optima Sportswagon

2016 Kia Optima Sportswagon Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Debut

Kia’s handsome Sportspace concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show a year ago was meant to preview the design of the new Optima whose debut followed a month later at... read more February 18, 2016 by

2017 Kia Niro, 2016 Chicago Auto Show

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Revealed, Promises 50 MPG Combined: Live Photos & Video

Previewed in concept form almost three years ago, Kia’s first dedicated hybrid, the Niro, has finally been revealed. It’s a compact crossover that isn’t... read more February 12, 2016 by

2017 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid, 2016 Chicago Auto Show

2017 Kia Optima Coming With Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid Options

The latest Kia Optima is already a great option for buyers on a budget looking for a svelte, sporty sedan. At launch, the car was offered with three four-cylinder engine... read more February 12, 2016 by

2017 Kia Soul facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2017 Kia Soul Spy Shots

Kia’s funky little Soul hatchback is about to undergo a mid-cycle update. This will be the last update to the second-generation model until an all-new one is launched... read more January 21, 2016 by

2016 Kia Optima Sportswagon spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2016 Kia Optima Sportswagon Spy Shots

When Kia unveiled its Sportspace concept car at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, we were told it previewed the design of the all-new Optima, a car which made its debut a month... read more January 17, 2016 by

2017 Kia Niro spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2017 Kia Niro Spy Shots

Kia has confirmed it will unveil a new dedicated hybrid model called the Niro at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show on next month. The automaker has been dropping a number of teaser... read more January 15, 2016 by

Kia Niro 'hybrid utility vehicle' teaser shot

Kia Niro Teased Ahead Of 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Kia’s new dedicated hybrid that we recently spied testing in Europe has been confirmed for a debut at next month’s 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The vehicle will be... read more January 12, 2016 by

Kia Telluride Concept  -  2016 Detroit Auto Show live photos

Kia Telluride Concept Debuts In Detroit, Hints At Potential Borrego Successor

The Borrego (a Mohave in other markets) is long gone. That full-size SUV offering from Kia bowed out of the United States back at the end of 2009. The Sorento has been... read more January 11, 2016 by

Kia Telluride concept, 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Kia SUV Concept Previews Potential Borrego Successor

It wasn’t long ago that Kia had a large, rugged SUV in its lineup. The vehicle was called the Borrego (a Mohave in other markets) and offered for only a couple of years... read more January 6, 2016 by

Kia Drive Wise

Kia Announces Drive Wise Autonomous Tech, Says True Self-Driving Car Here Within 15 Years

So far, autonomous car research has been the domain of the luxury automakers but we’re starting to see more mainstream brands embrace the technology as the realization... read more January 5, 2016 by

2017 Kia Sportage inspired by ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Kia Gears Up For ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ With Special Sportage: Video

There’s a new X-Men movie coming next year and Kia is taking advantage of the popular comic book franchise with a special version of its 2017 Sportage inspired by one... read more December 23, 2015 by

2016 Kia K900

2016 Kia K900 Gets Minor Updates

Kia’s K900 flagship sedan only arrived in local showrooms a year ago but has already seen a price reduction and now a round of updates, too. It’s no surprise... read more November 24, 2015 by

2017 Kia Cadenza (Korean spec)

2017 Kia Cadenza Gets Sporty New Look

The current Kia Cadenza was only introduced here in 2013 but has been on sale overseas since 2010, which is why the Korean brand already has a new version of its large... read more November 23, 2015 by


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