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Kia and Hyundai recall nearly 1.6 million models over faulty brake lamp

Hyundai and Kia in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for nearly 1.6 million models over a malfunctioning brake lamp, which not only is a safety hazard for drivers behind, but the defect apparently can inadvertently prevent the vehicle from disabling its cruise control system. Yikes. Additionally, the malfunctioning […]

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2013 Kia Optima Hybrid receives a minor powertrain tweak, slight dock in hp for a lot more torque

Kia has officially announced some changes for its 2013 Optima Hybrid sedan. For the new model year, the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid receives some tweaks to its powertrain for better power delivery. The same basic equipment, which includes a 2.4L four-banger mated to a 47hp electric motor, for a total output of 199hp. The Kia […]

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2013 Kia Optima Hybrid Superman Edition Interior

Chicago 2013: Kia unveils Superman-inspired Optima Hybrid in Chicago to raise awareness for famine in Africa

In a 10-month agreement with DC Entertainment and Super Street magazine, Kia unveiled their latest rendition of superhero-themed cars at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show: the new Superman-inspired Kia Optima Hybrid. The collaboration between Super Street, DC Entertainment, and Kia exists to raise awareness for DC Entertainment’s “We Can Be Heroes” campaign, which is set […]

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Hyundai, Kia to reimburse 900,000 vehicle owners on overstating fuel-economy figures

Hyundai and Kia announced Friday that they will reimburse owners of nearly 900,000 vehicles in North America after admitting they overstated fuel-economy mileage claims on vehicle window stickers. The vehicles involve  2011-13 model year vehicles sold through October 31, 2012. The EPA forced Hyundai and Kia to scale back inflated mpg ratings. With these changes, […]

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Kia teams up with DC Comics, launches Batman-themed Optima

Kia Motors has teamed up with DC Entertainment and RIDES magazine for an upcoming partnership that is being launched today with a Batman-inspired Optima. The Batman Optima will be on display this week at the Time Warner Center and signals the beginning of a 10-month partnership based on the iconic characters that make up the […]

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Meet the $34,500 2013 Kia Optima SX Limited

Who would have though that we would ever see the day when a Kia would be priced at over $34,000 – well that day is here. Kia has released the pricing details on the new Kia Optima SX with a Limited Package and if you’re interested get ready to fork out a starting price of […]

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2013 Kia Optima SX Turbo Review Photos

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KBB’s Total Cost of Ownership hands out awards to Kia, Audi

Kelly Blue Book has just released an all new set of awards called the Total Cost of Ownership Awards for current model-year vehicles and brands. The awards are based on the initial five years of ownership costs, and go to those brands and models with the lowest figures. Costs included are finance and insurance fees, […]

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2012 Kia Optima SX Limited takes the sedan up another level

Just when you thought that the Kia Optima sedan couldn’t get you anymore bang for your buck, the Korean automaker unveiled a new range-topping Limited model at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The Kia Optima Limited, which will enter production later this months, builds on the Optima SX and adds a bunch of design and […]

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Kia promises dealers an extra 100,000 units in 2012

Kia has promised its dealers 100,000 more units this year than last year as it keeps strong in its efforts to keep the Korean brand’s momentum going. “It’s a work in progress, but that’s our goal,” said Tom Loveless, vice president of sales for Kia Motors America. If the move is made, an extra 100,000 […]

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