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  • Imagine by Kia concept

    Kia on Tuesday unveiled the Imagine by Kia concept car at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, and said the tiny runabout was all about making the mundane fun. The concept imagines an electric commuter car that combines elements of an SUV, a sedan and even a sporty coupe. As Kia puts it, the concept signals an "emotional approach" to electrification. The front fascia sports a lighting element that spans the full width and is reminiscent of the brand's current tiger nose grille treatment. Slim LED lighting elements reside where typical headlights sit and fluid shapes surround them. At the...

  • 2020 Kia Borrego (Mohave) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Kia Borrego spy shots

    Kia is working on a new SUV, and this one could be a rugged off-roader coming to take on the soon-to-be-revived Ford Bronco and the Jeep Wrangler stalwart. The Korean firm has just launched the Telluride in the full-size crossover SUV segment, but our latest spy shots show engineers testing a...

  • 2020 Kia Telluride, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Kia could add off-road trim to full-size Telluride SUV

    Kia's group of conceptual Telluride crossover SUVs shown at the 2018 SEMA show may influence an off-road-inspired version of the new full-size family hauler. Following the model's debut on Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, Motor Trend reported that Kia could introduce an...

  • 2020 Kia Telluride, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Kia Telluride is a new option for the big SUV crowd

    Families in the market in for a spacious 3-row, 8-seat crossover SUV from a mainstream brand have a new option in the form of the 2020 Kia Telluride. After treating us with a preview last fall, Kia has now given its Telluride a proper auto show debut, with the covers coming off on Monday at the...

  • Hyundai and Kia automated valet concept
    Hyundai and Kia latest to show automated valet

    Hyundai and Kia on Thursday showcased a fully automated valet system that is currently under consideration for production. The system leverages technology being developed for self-driving cars and is operated via a smartphone. Upon reaching a parking facility, the driver receives the location of...

  • Kia READ (Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving) concept debuting at 2019 CES
    Kia concept for 2019 CES previews a world with self-driving cars

    Much of the focus on self-driving cars, naturally, has centered on the driving technology, however, the future user experience that a fully automated car can potentially deliver should also be looked at. Kia is aware of this and will preview just such a future with its READ (Real-time Emotion...

  • 2020 Kia Soul EV, 2018 LA Auto Show

    A new generation of the Kia Soul was revealed on Wednesday at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, and thankfully the funky look we've grown accustomed to with past versions of the Kia compact crossover SUV have been retained. The boxy shape was first shown in 2006 on a Soul concept car and today is instantly recognisable as Kia's smallest SUV. Well, smallest in the United States. In other markets there is the slightly smaller Kia Stonic. Beyond the familiar boxy shape, everything about new Soul has been renewed, including the battery-electric Soul EV which was also present in L.A. A new platform...

  • 2019 Kia K900
    2019 Kia K900 coddles buyers for $60,895

    The 2019 Kia K900 will do its best to sway buyers away from established luxury marques with a $60,895 base price, including the destination charge. That's about $10,000 more than a previous-generation K900 cost. However, we found the second-generation K900 much improved over the soft and wallowy...

  • 2020 Kia Soul EV spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Kia Soul EV spy shots and video

    Kia is working on a redesign of its Soul subcompact crossover SUV, and part of the plan is a repeat of the current model's electric option. A prototype for the new Soul EV has just been spotted at the Nürburgring and on some of the German racetrack's surrounding roads. We know it's the...

  • Solar panel roofs coming to Hyundai and Kia cars from 2019
    Hyundai and Kia will offer cars with solar roofs from 2019

    Hyundai and Kia are the latest automakers to announce plans to offer solar panel roofs on their cars. The Korean firms on Wednesday said solar roofs, some with a translucent design, will start being made available from 2019, without mentioning specific markets and vehicles. Audi announced plans to...

  • Custom 2020 Kia Tellurides for 2018 SEMA show
    Kia brings custom Telluride SUVs, new Forte GT to 2018 SEMA show

    Kia has a full-size SUV headed to showrooms early next year in the form of the recently revealed 2020 Telluride. The Korean firm doesn't want you to miss it, which is why it's brought five of the SUVs to this week's 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas. One of the five is the example developed with fashion...

  • Custom 2019 Kia Stinger GT debuting at 2018 SEMA show
    Kia readies custom K900, Stinger for 2018 SEMA show

    Kia is packed and ready for Las Vegas. The automaker is bringing a pair of its sedans along for the trip to the city's SEMA show. A Stinger GT and K900 have been modified and prepped to be shown off to the throngs of visitors at the annual show which caters to the aftermarket. The Stinger is likely...

  • 2019 Kia K900

    Stepping out of the Archer Hotel in Napa Valley’s morning light, it’s hard to remember the lineup of gleaming white and black cars aren’t German. They are South Korean Kias, and they are sharp. The first-generation K900 was head-scratcher with a price starting in the $50,000 range and an available 5.0-liter V-8 it seemed out of place in the Kia showroom, but it introduced luxury features to the brand that have now moved to the rest of the lineup. The second-generation 2019 K900 continues to introduce technology and features to the Korean automaker’s lineup that will...

  • 2020 Kia Niro EV, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Kia Niro EV sneak peek: More range, more details, more coming

    The Kia Niro EV made its European stop Tuesday, likely the last stop on its world tour before a U.S. model is revealed. The Niro EV that showed at the 2018 Paris auto show gave us the most detailed look at the electric crossover heading to the U.S. next year, although Kia hasn't yet said when the...

  • 2019 Kia ProCeed
    Production Kia ProCeed fails to resemble handsome concept

    Kia will use next month's 2018 Paris auto show to present its new ProCeed compact liftback. This is the car that was previewed last year by the handsome Proceed concept (shown below), a sleek wagon exuding elegance and characterized by muscular proportions. Unfortunately, the design was watered...

  • 2020 Kia Telluride
    Bold new 2020 Telluride marks Kia's entry into full-size SUV segment

    Shoppers in the market in for a spacious three-row, eight-seat SUV from a mainstream brand will soon have a new choice in the form of the 2020 Kia Telluride. The full-size SUV was unveiled Saturday at fashion designer Brandon Maxwell’s event during New York Fashion Week and is due in...

  • 2020 Kia full-size SUV based on Telluride concept leaked - Image via saudi_shift
    2020 Kia full-size SUV based on Telluride concept spotted in the wild

    Kia's new full-size SUV based on 2016's Telluride concept is currently testing in the Middle East sans camouflage gear and photos are starting to hit social media. These shots from Instagram user saudi_shift and the Bobae Dream forum give us a good look at the design which appears to stay true to...

  • Kia developing car audio separate for each passenger without using headphones
    Kia's next-gen car audio technology will let each passenger listen to their own music without headphones

    It's a familiar argument for families. Dad wants to listen to a podcast, mom has her favorite pop station, and the kids want to hear the same Disney song over and over again. The right move is usually a compromise for the kids' tastes or headphones for anyone who isn't driving. Now Kia is working...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger, 2017 Seoul auto show

    Owners of Sunset Yellow Kia Stingers at this point are likely aware of chipping and cracking paint finishes, and the brand has acknowledged the problem and will remedy the situation. First reported by Australian publication Car Advice last month, Kia confirmed it will recall all Stingers finished in the beaming yellow hue for repainting. A Kia spokesman has confirmed to Motor Authority that the recall includes approximately 400 cars in the United States, which feature the cracking Sunset Yellow paint. It was a special 2018 model year option. According to Kia, the issue stems from an error in...

  • 2018 Genesis G90
    Genesis, Kia, Hyundai top 2018 J.D. Power quality study

    For the first time ever, the three major Korean auto brands in the United States topped the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. For 2018, Genesis took the number one spot, followed by Kia in second, and Hyundai in third. The 2018 results knock Porsche from the top three for the first time in years...

  • 2019 Kia Niro EV
    2019 Kia Niro EV debuts with 210 horsepower, 280 miles of range

    Kia on Thursday introduced the new electric version of its Niro compact crossover SUV at the 2018 Busan auto show in Korea. Called the Niro EV and taking inspiration from a concept of the same name unveiled at January's 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, the newest addition to the Kia lineup is set to...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger GT
    Living with the 2018 Kia Stinger GT: the good and the bad

    It took years for Americans to embrace Japanese performance cars and the different philosophy behind them. If the 2018 Kia Stinger GT is any indication, it won't take South Korea nearly as long to gain a foothold with American performance shoppers. That's because there's something intrinsically...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger GT
    Kia product boss hints at additional Stinger variants in the future

    The Kia Stinger is a new kid on the sport sedan block, but the brand has plans to keep the fastback fresh throughout its lifecycle. Orth Hendrick, Kia North America product planner, told AutoGuide in a Tuesday report that various new models may be in the cards. They could include a...

  • Kia Telluride concept, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
    Kia Telluride could share K900's longitudinal, rear-drive underpinnings

    The K900 luxury sedan may not be Kia’s flagship for the long haul. Orth Hedrick, the product planner charged with plotting out Kia’s roadmap in the U.S., called a K900-based crossover “a natural thing.” Hedrick stopped well short of confirming a crossover SUV based on the...

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