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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.

Kia MIXXs and MAXXs its UK Soul Lineup


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It only took Kia a few months after the UK launch of their second-generation Soul to expand their lineup with two new models.

Kias with BMW Kidney Grilles and BMWs with Kia Grilles


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Have you ever wondered what a Kia model would look like wearing a BMW double kidney grille and vice-versa?

New Electric 2015 Kia Soul from $33,700, Sans $7,500 Tax Rebate


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Kia released pricing for its first battery-powered model in the US, the 2015 Soul EV, which starts at $33,700, not including an available federal tax rebate of $7,500.

New Kia Sorento Rendered Sporty via GT Treatment


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We’ve seen the way Kia likes to do the projector lams on its sporty line of GT cars, and the look would definitely suit the all-new Sorento SUV, as well.

Scoop: New 2016 Kia Optima Sedan is on its Way


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You're looking at the next iteration of Kia's Optima mid-size sedan, also known as the K5 in Korea, which we scooped in Germany undergoing development tests.

Kia's New K4 Sedan Unveiled at the Chengdu Auto Show is Only for China


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Following the K4 concept revealed earlier this year at the Beijing Auto Show, Kia has unwrapped the production version of the sedan at the Chengdu Motor Show. Developed specifically for Chinese consumers, the Kia K4 will be manufactured and sold exclusively in the world’s largest car market.

2015 Kia Sorento Detailed, Confirmed for Paris Motor Show [w/Video]


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Kia’s designs have been getting better and better, and with the latest generation Sorento, they’re almost managing to fool us into thinking they’ve created a German SUV. It features clean, unflustered lines of an undeniably Teutonic origin that it promises to back up with improved, well, everything…

Kia Announces $1 Billion Investment in New Mexico Plant to Build Compact Cars


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Kia is the latest car manufacturer to announce a new plant in Mexico, with the Korean carmaker pledging to invest approximately $1 billion (€759 billion) in the new facility.

In Seoul, Pope Francis Gets a Kia Soul


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The Kia Soul is best known as a hamster mobility device, so it's an unlikely choice for a pope. But hey, Pope Francis also has a Renault 4.

Kia Releases First Official Photos of Longer, Wider 2015 Sorento SUV


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Following two sets of sketches showing the exterior and interior of the third-generation Sorento, Kia has published the first official photos of its new SUV.

After Exterior, Kia Teases the Inside of its Upcoming 2015 Sorento


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It seems that Kia is becoming too European in its approach to announcing and ultimately revealing new models.