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Report: Hyundai and Kia want to boost fuel economy by 25 percent

Hyundai and Kia are looking to redeem themselves after an issue with overstating fuel economy ratings for many of their recent models. In a new report from Reuters, Hyundai and Kia want to boost their fuel economy across the fleet by about 25 percent by 2020. They look to accomplish this from more advanced powertrains, less […]

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Report: A new Kia crossover hybrid could surface within the next two years

AutoExpress in the UK recently learned that Kia could be working on a new hybrid crossover for a launch sometime in 2016. Don’t think of it as it being too big though as it’s being designed at the same crowd who considered the Toyota Prius. That said, it should be smaller than the current Sportage […]

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Kia releases first official photo of 2016 Sorento for the US

The third generation Kia Sorento was recently launched in Asia earlier this year after being officially revealed in South Korea, understandably for their domestic market. Now, the new 2015 Kia Sorento will actually come to America as a 2016 model and is set for a reveal at this year’s auto show in Los Angeles. As […]

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Hyunda and Kia are in deep waters over inaccurate fuel economy figures, fined $300M

Hyundai and Kia were recently under scrutiny over false and misleading fuel economy figures and were unfortunately found guilty. As a result, both Hyundai and Kia are being fined $300 million by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice, and the California Air Resources Board for Clean Air Act violations. This is in regards […]

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Report: Hyundai’s Toyota Prius competitor to surface by 2017

Hyundai’s been in the rumor mill with the possibility of introducing a Toyota Prius competitor and now, new developments suggest the new Hyundai hybrid should show up sometime in 2017, according to Reuters and AutoCar. “We will take the lead in the future by raising the competitiveness of our environment-friendly cars like hybrid-only cars, plug-in hybrid cars […]

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Report: The Kia Soul could get a boost in soul with a turbo and AWD

The Kia Soul is a very sweet deal for the value subcompact crossover that it is, but to make things possibly more interesting, Kia could be boosting some more soul into the Soul with a turbocharger and even all-wheel drive, according to Automobile Magazine. The turbo would take form as a high-performance version of the Soul, thanks […]

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Kia Soul EV offers up to 93-mile range, available for $26,200

Kia released specifications and pricing on their latest model, a compliance car, that like the standard Soul, resembles a milk carton when entirely white.  Starting at $33,700 (before the $7,500) tax credit, the car’s price is inline with other EVs, save for the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which starts at $22,995 before the $7,500 tax credit. Under the […]

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Kia updates the 2015 Soul with some new options

The 2015 Kia Soul gets some new updates for the new model year, despite already being redesigned with a mid-cycle refresh for 2014. To make sure the new Soul stays competitive and fresh, it includes a new UVO1 eServices Package with a variety of tools for road-side assistance, mainly aimed at first-time young drivers. It’s available […]

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Kia reveals the all-new 2015 Sorento for foreign markets, to come to US as 2016 model

Kia revealed a newly redesigned Sorento for the 2015 model year. Because foreign markets have a tendency to be revealed before the US, the new model is expected to come to North America as a 2016 model. Not much else is known, as the pictures speak for themselves. The new 2015/2016 Kia Sorento gets a […]

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Photo Renderings: Sketches for the 2016 Kia Sorento leaked

Photos for the next-generation 2016 Kia Sorento were recently leaked on Kia’s enthusiast site, KiaWorld. The current second generation Kia Sorento has been with us since 2009 as a 2010 model and when the third generation model gets revealed in 2015 as a 2016 model, it will be six years old–just about the right time for […]

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