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West Coast Customs 2012 Kia Soul inspired by Michelle Wie

2012 Kia Soul Inspired By Michelle Wie: 2011 SEMA Live Photos

Next up on our roster of Kia customs from the 2011 SEMA show, we have this funkier-than-funky Soul inspired by Michelle Wie and turned out by West Coast Customs. Sporting a custom exterior based on Wie's custom LPGA golf bags, the Soul also features a wide range of typical and not-so-typical tuner... read more

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2012 Kia Rio Sedan

2012 Kia Rio: Stop/Start For One Of America's Cheapest Cars

Stop-start technology is an easy way of improving a car's fuel economy by a few MPG and lowering emissions - especially if you regularly commute in heavy traffic. However... read more September 26, 2011 by 

2011 Kia GT Concept

Kia GT Concept Live Photos: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

We've shown you Kia's official photos of its lovely new GT concept, and now we're giving you the firsthand look we grabbed earlier today, in between mobs of photographers... read more September 14, 2011 by 

2011 Kia GT Concept

2011 Kia GT Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

It has certainly taken the company too long to get around to designing a sports car, but Kia's first rear-wheel drive car is a beauty, and it's packing a V-6 turbo, too... read more September 12, 2011 by 

2011 Kia Optima Turbo

Kia's Next-Gen Telematics Tech Now Under Development

The last few years have seen a step-up in in-car telematics, with more connected systems than ever now available to drivers and their passengers. Kia is currently developing... read more September 8, 2011 by 

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX

10 Fastest Cars For The Money

There's a lot to be said for being able to buy the latest and greatest in supercar technology, but for many of us, that's little more than a dream. If you're looking for a... read more July 19, 2011 by 

Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

The DOT Needs Volunteers For Its V2V Technology Program

In May, we told you that the U.S. Department of Transportation was rolling out a new program to test vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology. If you live in one of the six cities... read more July 15, 2011 by 

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec

Kia Planning Rear-Drive V-8 Concepts At Frankfurt, Detroit: Report

It's been two years since Hyundai's rear-wheel-drive Genesis sedan and coupe launched, and now it appears sister company Kia might be following Hyundai's lead. According to... read more July 6, 2011 by 

2011 Kia Amanti leak

Kia Working On ‘K9’ Rear-Wheel Drive Flagship Sedan

Almost exactly two years ago there were whispers Kia was working on a new rear-wheel drive flagship sedan that would share its underpinnings with the Hyundai Genesis and be... read more May 4, 2011 by 

2012 Kia Soul

2012 Kia Soul Facelift: 2011 New York Auto Show

We’re already seen the spy shots but now the facelifted version of Kia’s popular Soul hatchback has been revealed following its world debut this week at the 2011... read more April 21, 2011 by 

2012 Kia Rio

2012 Kia Rio Sedan: 2011 New York Auto Show

We first saw the Hatchback version of the brand new 2012 Kia Rio debut last month at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and now it’s the Sedan’s turn for the spotlight... read more April 21, 2011 by 

2012 Kia Rio Hatchback

2012 Kia Rio Sedan Coming To New York Auto Show

High Gear Media's own Joel Feder is on the ground in Phoenix at a Kia event today, and he tells us that Kia has confirmed the new Rio sedan will be on display at the 2011 New... read more March 31, 2011 by 

2011 Kia Naimo Concept

Kia Naimo Electric Car Concept: 2011 Seoul Motor Show

Making its world premiere at the 2011 Seoul Motor Show today is the all-new Kia Naimo, an electric crossover concept penned by the automaker’s design team in South... read more March 30, 2011 by 

2007 Kia Kee Concept

Kia’s Euro Boss Hints At MX-5 Rival

There’s been talk of Kia launching a small affordable sports car as far back as early 2007, the strongest indication coming from the Kia Kee rear-wheel drive sports car... read more March 25, 2011 by 

2012 Kia Rio Hatchback

Report: Kia Considering High-Performance Rio Hatch

You only have to look at the popularity of such cars as the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST/RS to understand that there is serious money in the hot-hatch segment. Not... read more March 14, 2011 by 

2012 Kia Rio Hatchback live photos

2012 Kia Rio Hatchback Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

It wasn't so long ago that the Kia Rio was synonymous with rental car hell. It looks like that's about to change, with the 2012 Rio hatchback on display in Geneva. The... read more March 1, 2011 by 


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