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Saab's new buyers want to re-awaken the carmaker's 'soul'

Many gearheads remember fondly the days when something like a first-gen Saab 900 Turbo might rumble past, sounding vaguely like the airplanes that were its ancestors and wearing an endearingly awkward shape. But once General Motors took over the carmaker much of the eccentricity was squeezed out to... read more

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Kia previews all-new luxury sedan with KND-5 concept

The affordable large car segment is starting to get just a little overcrowded, and in a time where customers all around the world are downsizing to smaller midsize models... read more April 1, 2009 by 

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Kia previews 2010 Amanti sedan with Seoul Motor Show concept

The affordable large car segment is starting to get just a little overcrowded, and in a time where customers all around the world are downsizing to smaller midsize models... read more March 29, 2009 by 

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Kia unveils Forte LPI Hybrid in Korea

Pushing the cutting edge of technology forward has been a job traditionally set on the shoulders of the car industry's leaders, as they have the R&D budgets to finance the... read more March 24, 2009 by 

Kia's Soul is also targeted at a younger audience

Kia considering brand-wide name changes

Getting young people to buy cars is tougher than it sounds. Fashion, mode and politics all play a role in addition to the classical considerations for car buying: price... read more March 23, 2009 by 

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Red Dot design awards winners revealed for 2009

Innovative and interesting designs are rewarded each year with a 'red dot', from world renowned design institution, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, one of Europe's... read more March 20, 2009 by 

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Kia officially prices new Soul hatchback

Kia used last year's Los Angeles Auto Show to display the North American version of its new Soul hatch, which is now on sale in the U.S. as a 2010 model. Pricing for the car... read more March 10, 2009 by 

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European design students take the wraps off 1/4 scale supercar concepts

The Instituto Europeo di Design (IED) is a massive six-city, three-country school that is one of Europe's foremost centers for fledgling automotive designers. The students... read more March 3, 2009 by 

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Kia reveals full details on new No3 small car concept

Kia Motors is the unlikely leader of a design renaissance in the automotive world, with the company’s talented head designer, Peter Schreyer, penning its latest concept... read more March 2, 2009 by 

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Spy shots: Kia Sorento interior revealed

Following the release of a teaser shot earlier today for the upcoming 2010 model year Sorento SUV come new spy shots of a prototype version undergoing cold weather testing in... read more February 18, 2009 by 

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Detroit 3 looking to Asia for brand sales

Tough times are a unifying theme of the economic and sales reports of the last six months, especially in the car industry. Finding ways to pull itself up by the bootstraps is... read more February 13, 2009 by 

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U.S.-spec Kia Forte debuts at Chicago Auto Show

Kia’s new Forte sedan has been on sale in South Korea since August of last year but the car is just making its North American debut, launching today at the Chicago Auto... read more February 11, 2009 by 

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Kia considers production of Soul’ster pickup

Kia rolled out an oddly styled pickup concept based on its new Soul compact car at last month’s Detroit Auto Show as way to drum up excitement for the regular hatch... read more February 9, 2009 by 

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Kia teases mini-MPV concept ahead of Geneva

Scant imagery and even fewer details have been released regarding Kia's newest concept car, a Mini-MPV headed to the 2009 Salon de l’Automobile in Geneva this March. It... read more February 6, 2009 by 

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Kia Unveils Soul'ster Urban Crossover Concept

Kia's 2010 Soul hatch just made its debut at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, but already the South Korean carmaker is teasing the upcoming hatch with a new... read more January 12, 2009 by 

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Kia releases teaser for new Soul concept

Kia has released a teaser image for an all new concept based on its Soul hatchback, despite details for the production version, due next year, already being released. Kia has... read more December 18, 2008 by 


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