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How Your Wife Might Convince You to Get a 2015 Sedona


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We all appreciate the merits of minivans as family cars and Kia's Sedona is certainly one of the better looking people haulers in the US, but…there's always a but with these type of vehicles, isn't there…

Kia's K900 Flagship Wears its SEMA Show Performance Costume


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Do you think Kia's target market for their new luxury car, the K900, is interested in wild tuning jobs and added dollops of performance?

After Two Decades and Notable Quality Rise, Kia Still has Poor Perception in US


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It’s been exactly twenty years since Kia debuted in the US, back in 1994. You’d think that by now, having established itself over time as a maker of cheap and reliable motors and increasingly high quality ones as of late, they’d have rid themselves of the “crap brand” stigmata – Wards says they haven’t, though…

Kia Previews SEMA Lineup with Smitten Ice Cream Soul EV


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Although Kia promises that its 2014 SEMA Show lineup will “highlight the imprint motorsports has left on the brand’s DNA,” we struggle to see anything motorsports-related at the Smitten Ice Cream Soul EV.

Kia Hopes LeBron James Will Help it Sell More K900 Sedans


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Kia has signed NBA star LeBron James as “K900 Luxury Ambassador,” which means the basketball player will star in commercials and make exclusive appearances to promote the K900 sedan.

Production Version of Kia GT Concept Reportedly in the Works – Will Rival Audi A7


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Kia and Hyundai are really starting to mean business. After the latter launched the reportedly excellent new Genesis (premium) sedan, it’s now the turn of Kia to get its own piece of luxurious German-rivaling action.

Its attempt is even bolder than that of Hyundai, as we learn that it wants to make a production version of the GT concept to go head to head with the likes of the Porsche Panamera, BMW 5-Series GT.

Go Home Kia, You're Drunk


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Don't blame us, blame Kia and it's silly teaser for our title and we quote: "Kia Motors America and Ballast Point Brewery are serving up something special for the 2014 SEMA Show".

Kia's Venga Baby MPV Freshens Up in Paris


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Five years after launching the Venga at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show, Kia has revealed an updated version of its small MPV at the 2014 Paris Auto Show.

New Kia Sorento Comes with a Germanic Flair at Paris Auto Show


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It’s bigger, more sophisticated and more German-looking than ever: it's the third generation Kia Sorento that had its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show.

Kia's Optima T-Hybrid Bolts an Electrical Supercharger on Turbo Diesel Engine


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Korea's Kia is showcasing a new diesel-electric powertrain on the Optima T-Hybrid Concept at the 2014 Paris Auto Show.

Kia's 2015 Rio Shows its New Face in Paris


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The mildly refreshed 2015 Kia Rio emerged into the limelight at the 2014 Paris Auto Show ahead of a sales launch early next year.

Hey 2015 Kia Sorento, Those are Some Fine VW Taillights you have There!


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The third-gen Kia Sorento has been out for nearly two months now. However, it was only when our reader Ryzer pointed it out and YipYap complimented it with an actual photo, that we realized the striking similarity between its rear lights and those of new-ish VWs.

Kia Previews New Sorento ahead of Paris Debut


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Kia could ask Citroen nicely if it could borrow the French automaker’s old punch line with which it launched the C5 some years ago (“unmistakably German”) to promote its all-new Sorento (and most of its Euro range of cars for that matter). It looks like an Audi and that’s a compliment, particularly for a non-premium vehicle – just look at those flashy LED rear lights or the robust-looking minimalist design.

Kia Venga Also Gets a Subtle Facelift for 2015


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Kia has applied a discreet makeover to its Venga for the 2015 model year, with the small MPV receiving a new face and equipment upgrades.

Kia Coming to Paris with Diesel-Electric Optima T-Hybrid Concept


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You should keep an eye out for the Kia Optima T-Hybrid. It’s set to make its debut this week at the Paris motor show, and feature several interesting pieces of tech which will ultimately translate into a desirably green road car.

Kia Reveals Mildly Facelifted Rio ahead of Paris Debut


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Kia has released the first photos of the facelifted Rio supermini, which will debut at the Paris Auto Show with discreet styling and equipment upgrades.

Kia Ups Small Overlap Protection of Two Models, But Only One Recommended


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Kia has tried to improve the safety rating of its Soul and Forte, two models which did not fare well at all in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) crash tests. Both vehicles were rated ‘poor’ for the difficult small overlap test rendering the pair not recommendable.

Current Kia Soul May Gain 200 HP Turbo, All-Wheel Drive for Next-Gen Model


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The Kia Soul looks like it was styled after an SUV (which it was), but in actual fact, it's just like any other city-oriented hatchback – only taller and boxier. These last two qualities put it in a niche of its own, especially in the States. It never got all-wheel drive, not even optionally, nor has it ever been a thriller to drive.

Fresh 2015 Kia Sedona People Carrier Priced and Detailed


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The all-new and far better looking 2015 Kia Sedona people carrier promises beefy crossover-like styling, the benefits of a longer wheelbase on practicality and space, plus seating for up to eight passengers. Revealed a few months ago, it’s now been priced and detailed for the US market.

Kia to Reveal 2015 Rio and Venga Facelifts in Paris


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Kia's pride and joy at the Paris Motor Show will be the new Sorento, but it won't be the only debut for the Koreans who will also be displaying the refreshed Rio and Venga.