The recall impacts certain Sonata, Santa Fe Sport, Optima, Sorento and Sportage models.
Despite launching a facelifted Optima last year, Kia might already be developing its successor.
The electrified Optima Sportswagon offers 33 miles of pure electric range and a combined 202hp.
The federal investigation will determine if the two car brands dealt with the massive recalls as they should.
Kia’s Optima Saloon and Sportswagon are on sale across Britain in 2, 3, GT-Line S and GT grades.
A problem with the Theta II engine erupting into flames could be bigger than either Hyundai or Kia originally anticipated.
Study says Android Auto and Apple CarPlay allow users to complete complex tasks much faster.
Certain Kia and Hyundai models from 2011 to 2014 must be investigated by NHTSA according to this petition.
This fault has so far resulted in four deaths and six injuries – but a fix hasn’t been found yet.
Think luxury vehicles are most expensive to insure? Think again.
Kia has rebadged the Stonic and will sell it as the YI PAO in China.
With the new feature, you can now cool or heat your Kia remotely.