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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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NHTSA, Kia Motors recall 2006-2008 Rio models over faulty airbag sensor

  The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration and Kia Motors have just issued a recall for 2006-2008 model Kia Rio’s. As stated in their report, the NHTSA and Kia found that there’s a faulty sensor in the passenger’s seat and that sensor works with the Supplemental Restraint System. If the sensor breaks from fatigue, […]

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2012 Kia Rio Sedan price starts at $13,400

Almost a month ago, Kia dropped the pricing info on the 2012 Kia Rio 5-door Hatchback – today the Korean automaker has announced pricing on the new Kia Rio Sedan, which starts at $100 less than its hatchback sibling at $13,400. That’s pretty competitive when it comes to other subcompacts in the segment including the […]

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Chevy Sonic, Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent top Consumer Reports subcompact test

Consumer Reports has just completed its latest testing for subcompact models and the Kia Rio EX comes out on top, edging out the Hyundai Accent and the Chevrolet Sonic. The hatchback variant of the Rio came in third place, just behind the Honda Fit and Nissan Versa. The Rio picks up the top spot based […]

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SEMA 2011: Retro Surf Kia Rio by Antenna caters to the beach lifestyle

The 2012 Kia Rio 5-door is currently on sale at dealerships nationwide. At the 2011 SEMA Show, Kia is building buzz around the new subcompact with the help of Antenna. The two company’s teamed up to create a specialty lifestyle vehicle called the Retro Surf Rio 5-door, which is outfitted with everything the modern-day surfer […]

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Kia and Antenna to show surf-themed Rio at SEMA

Kia and Antenna magazine have collaborated on a custom project for the all new 2012 Rio 5-door for the upcoming SEMA Show. Antenna chose to use a sufer theme for the Rio, that will be featured as one of six Kia models at SEMA. The car is coated in golden-brown paint with gold wheels, and […]

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2012 Kia Rio B-Spec Race Version 5-door to debut at SEMA

At the 2011 SEMA Show, Kia will show a B-Spec race version of the 2012 Kia Rio 5-door. With the help of their racing partner Kinetic Motorsports, the Kia Rio B-Spec Race Version will get all the necessary features of racing including a cage, safety equipment and am upgraded suspension. “Outstanding value has always been […]

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2012 Kia Rio 5-Door Hatchback price starts at $13,600

Kia has announced pricing on the new 2012 Rio 5-door Hatchback, which is overlooked by many when shopping in the subcompact section. However, with stellar looks, better quality and a starting price of $13,600, the 2012 Rio Hatchback is now back in the game. The 2012 Kia Rio 5-Door Hatchbacks is available in three trims – […]

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Hyundai, Kia aim to sell 1.06 million units in the United States

Hyundai Motor Group (consisting of Hyundai and Kia) said yesterday that it aims to raise its U.S. auto sales in 2011 to 1.06 million units or by 18.2 percent. That figure is up from its previous target of 1.01 million vehicles. Chairman Chung Mong-koo made the announcement during his visit to the United States. Hyundai […]

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Features and options on small cars boost profits

In May, Consumer Reports conducted a study with approximately 1,000 adult car owners in the US and it showed that a very good number of those owners were not planning on downsizing their cars for the next purchase, despite all of the push for more fuel efficient offerings and green motoring. This shouldn’t be a […]

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