Kia EV concept showcases brand’s future, more electrified design direction

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With its "Imagine by Kia" concept car revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show, Kia aims to show that electric cars don’t have to look boring—that, actually, they can look exciting and emotional. The concept is, as Kia puts it, “a visual embodiment of Kia’s desire to move forward in the exciting world of

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One size won't fit all for future Kia EVs

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“It’s all about what fits,” said Michael Winkler, director of powertrains for Kia in Europe. By the end of next year, Kia will offer in the U.S. For an automaker that’s pitching itself toward the fun side of the Hyundai Motor Group, the tone for the automaker’s sizable electric push soon sounds altogether like pants. Plug-In Hybrids

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Kia Futuron concept points to the electric "SUV coupe" of the future

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With its new "tiger face" and big-coupe proportions, Kia's Futuron is a look at the Hyundai subsidiary's battery-electric future, albeit a somewhat distant one. Kia says that the design of its concept—which is definitely, totally, absolutely not a Hyundai EV 45 in disguise—embraces its "360-degree" theme "in the best traditions of UFO

Hyundai, Kia invest in IONITY fast-charging JV

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Kia Motors Company and Hyundai Motor Company,affiliated automotive companies for Hyundai Motor Group, have invested in IONITY, a joint venture established in 2017 between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, and Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG. The decision to join this network will provide enhanced benefits for Kia and Hyundai’s European customers. Our participation in this joint venture reaffirms the Group’s commitment to future electromobility.

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Hyundai and Kia invest in autonomous vehicle technology company Aurora

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have invested in Aurora to accelerate development of autonomous vehicle technologies. With the integration of the Aurora Driver, Hyundai and Kia vehicles will enhance their ability to monitor, react, and adapt to different surroundings.

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Kia reveals Futuron Concept electric SUV coupe in China

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Kia Motors has revealed its new Futuron Concept, an all-wheel drive SUV coupe which proposes new designs for future electric vehicles. The Futuron name itself is a portmanteau of ‘future’ and ‘on’, hinting at the switched-on, electric nature of future SUV designs from the brand.

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2017 Kia Niro preview

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The 2017 Kia Niro is the first dedicated hybrid model from the Korean carmaker. Future CarsUnlike the Toyota Prius or the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq from its sister company, the Niro takes the form of a crossover utility vehicle, rather than a hatchback. That makes the Niro—which debuted in February at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show—the first of its kind.

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Mercedes-Benz EQC priced, refreshed Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro Hybrid: Today’s Car News

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A Hyundai concept points to the future shape of a plug-in hybrid model. The Hyundai Ioniq lineup and the Kia Niro Hybrid are revamped for 2020.

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Electric Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro production to rise again: report

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Both Hyundai and Kia planned to approach the electric and plug-in car market aggressively, but now the Korean siblings plan to boost production even over totals announced earlier this year. Future Cars Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV This past summer, both brands said they would increase their electrified car production to 50,000 units next year. Now, according to a report earlier this.

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Hyundai-Kia: eight electric cars by 2022, dedicated EV platform

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It's long been said in the auto industry that Hyundai-Kia is the only competitor that truly scares industry colossus Toyota. South Korea Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Thirty years ago, the Korean company was a bit player, producing designs adapted from obsolete Mitsubishi technology. Today it's a major global player, reacting fast to market swings—and its goal is to be second only.

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Kia to boost hybrid, electric offerings, add fuel cell in 2020

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Kia is continuing with plans to significantly increase the number of green cars in its future lineup. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in carsThe Korean automaker and its parent, Hyundai, together hope to become the second-biggest seller of green cars worldwide, after Toyota. That means more hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric cars, and even some hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

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Kia brings e-Soul to Europe, upgrades Niro hybrid and PHEV

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Kia used the Geneva International Motor Show as the platform to introduce the battery-electric e-Soul to Europe, as well as to reveal new upgrades to the Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid. Every Kia vehicle on show in Geneva employs the brand’s mild-hybrid, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicle technology. Electrification is a key element of Kia’s European and global growth strategy, with one in eight Kia cars sold in Europe today featuring an electrified powertrain.

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Hyundai-Kia electric-car production to soar to 50,000 next year

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Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia will aggressively increase production of electric cars next year, according to a report in the Korean press. Hyundai-Kia set the goal in 2014. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fuel Cell VehiclesThe production increase comes amid the combined automaker's goal to become the second largest maker of green vehicles (hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric cars) by 2020.

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Kia introducing its first FWD 8-speed automatic

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Kia Motors has revealed some details of its advanced new eight-speed automatic transmission (8AT), engineered for use in front-wheel drive vehicles.

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Kia and Hyundai to introduce solar roof charging on selected vehicles: HEV, BEV and ICE

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Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor plan to introduce solar roof charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. In the future, we expect to see many different types of electricity-generating technologies integrated into our vehicles.

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2018 Kia Soul EV to get range boost to keep pace: report

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When it debuted late in 2014 as a 2015 model, the Kia Soul EV boasted an impressive range for an electric car with a mainstream price. Future Cars battery pack plug-in cars battery capacityAt an EPA-rated 93 miles, its range exceeded that of any electric car on sale at the time without a Tesla powertrain. But two years after its introduction, it appears the Soul EV is about to be surpassed by a new.

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Electric Mustang, vintage truck’s Bolt EV transplant, Kia’s racy SUV coupe: Today’s Car News

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Kia revealed its electric SUV coupe of the future, in concept form. Ford appears to be planning to build both of its important electrified F-150 version in Michigan.

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Kia to present SEED Car concept for smart electric urban mobility at CES 2019

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Kia will present a potential solution for smart-city mobility at CES 2019 with its SEED Car concept. The concept has been designed to make urban driving easy, fun and safe, while exploring how Kia could make the final mile of any journey possible with a personal mobility device. Also at CES 2019, Kia is unveiling its new Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving (READ) system—an emotional AI-based optimized and interactive in-cabin space centered on human senses.

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Tesla Autopilot, VW solid-state batteries, and Kia electric cars: Today's Car News

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Future Kia electric cars are about what fits the market. The Tesla Autopilot system gets outranked by a rival. VW confirms plans for solid-state batteries. Volvo's parent company is reportedly in talks with Toyota over hybrid systems. And will electric cars hurt automaker profitability? All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla's Autopilot

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Kias Cadenza Sedan Gets A Carbon Footprint Certificate; All Future Kia Models To Follow Suit

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Kia has announced that its new K7 sedan, which will be exported as the Cadenza, has received its carbon footprint certificate from the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute ( KEITI ). Kia plans to develop carbon footprint labels for all future vehicles.

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Kia Niro: Subcompact Hybrid Urban Concept At Chicago Auto Show

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Kia''s Niro concept, a subcompact-sized urban hybrid, is making its U.S. First unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Niro points the way to possible future models for Kia, a potential rival for models like the Nissan Juke and upcoming Honda Fit-based crossover. It''s the latest take on Kia''s debut at the Chicago Auto Show today.

Kia to focus on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles before electrics, chief engineer says

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To accomplish that, it is rolling out a diverse array of new models across the main Hyundai brand, as well as Kia. hydrogen Future Cars hydrogen fuel cellHyundai is aggressively pursuing its goal of becoming the second-biggest seller of green cars worldwide, behind only Toyota. While some makers emphasize one technology over others, Hyundai is taking an "all of the above approach,".

Kia introduces new mild hybrid powertrain, 7-speed DCT

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Kia’s 48V mild hybrid system uses a lead-carbon battery. Kia revealed a new mild hybrid powertrain as well as its new 7-speed DCT at the Geneva Motor Show. The mild hybrid powertrain will be available on new diesel and gasoline production cars from Kia in the near future.

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Kia Niro Hybrid, Tesla Model 3 Date, RAV4 Hybrid Drive, Diesel Future: The Week In Reverse

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Which company debuted the world's first dedicated hybrid SUV? And, what unexpected and serious step did Volkswagen take as a result of its diesel-emission cheating scandal? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, February 12, 2016. Friday, our Tesla-owning author David Noland. The Week In Reverse

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Kia Cross GT Hybrid Concept: 2013 Chicago Auto Show

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Launched today at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, the Kia Cross GT does nothing to make us doubt Kia's future design direction. The dramatic luxury crossover concept really stands out, reaching far beyond the company's budget roots. It's the tech under the skin that interests us though, as the Cross GT Concept uses a parallel hybrid drivetrain to give

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Kia unveils Soul EV at Chicago Auto Show

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Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the 2015 Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. Scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014, the Soul EV will be Kia’s first battery-electric car sold in the US. Soul EV. Click to enlarge.

Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Five More States By This June

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When the Kia Soul EV electric car debuted just over a year ago, Kia planned a fairly cautious roll out. The electric tall wagon would launch in California, and sales would expand to other states at an undetermined future point. Then reality struck. It turned out that buyers really liked the idea of an all-electric tall wagon with 93 miles of. Green Georgia Texas Washington State plug-in cars sales

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Kia Optima T-Hybrid mild diesel hybrid concept for Paris features 48V system, lead-carbon battery

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Among the vehicles Kia brings to the Paris Motor Show will be the Kia Optima T-Hybrid concept, the first demonstration of Kia’s new diesel-electric mild hybrid technology. Kia is targeting a reduction in fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions by 15-20% with the new powertrain, which is still under development. The current Kia Optima 1.7 The Kia Optima T-Hybrid is able to run on electricity alone at low and constant speeds.

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See the Kia of tomorrow in these concept pictures

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Kia are showing off something a bit special at the Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, with their vision of a future whe. Concept cars Kia Niro

Hyundai, Kia Do It All: Electrics, Hybrids, Prius Fighters, Hydrogen, Even Diesel

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Toyota is all-in for hydrogen fuel cells, while Nissan is betting on battery-electric vehicles for its future. hydrogen Future Cars plug-in carsWhen it comes to advanced automotive technology, most global carmakers are placing their bets with care. GM too is on the plug-in side of the ledger, while other makers hang back more cautiously. There are just two makers that are doing.

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Kia to introduce 16 new advanced powertrain vehicles by 2025: 5 hybrids, 5 PHEVs, 5 BEVs, 1 FCV; Niro EV Concept

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Kia Motors presented its new “Boundless for All” future mobility vision at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Connected – By 2025, Kia will adopt connected car technologies across every vehicle segment, and aim to make every single model a connected car by 2030.

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Kia introduces more fuel-efficient Gen 3 2019 Forte; first “Smart Stream” powertrain

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the third-generation 2019 Forte compact sedan. The new powerplant can be paired with either a six-speed manual or Kia’s all-new Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). The engine and in-house-built IVT are the first of a new line of efficient “Smart Stream” powertrains that will make their way into the Kia lineup in the future.

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Kia Niro B-segment hybrid concept makes US debut in Chicago

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Kia’s Niro urban lifestyle concept vehicle, unveiled last September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, made its US debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Kia Niro. The concept is powered by a variant of Kia’s turbocharged 1.6-liter Gamma engine, capable of 160 hp (119 kW).

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Kia Motors introduces new DRIVE WISE sub-brand for advanced driver assistance and autonomous driving technologies

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At CES 2016, Kia Motors launched a new sub-brand—DRIVE WISE—to encompass its future Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Kia recently announced plans to manufacture partially-autonomous cars by 2020, and aims to bring its first fully-autonomous vehicle to market by 2030.

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VW Plug-In Predictions, Achates Efficient Diesel Engine, Hyundai/Kia Diesels: Today's Car News

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We''ve got lots of diesel news today, including a radically efficient two-stroke engine from Achates Power and possible Hyundai and Kia diesels for the U.S. We also share Volkswagen''s views on the future of plug-in hybrids and how they relate to battery-electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Toyota has now officially acknowledged

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Kia unveiling new cee’d GT line with new 1.0L T-GDi and 7-speed DCT at Geneva

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Kia Motors Europe will unveil a new Kia cee’d GT Line specification at the 85 th Salon International de l’Automobile in Geneva on 3 March. This is the first of Kia’s upcoming range of downsized engines to make its debut in Europe. Kia cee’d GT Line.

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Kia Soul EV Drive, 2016 Volt Sales, Scion iM Concept: Today's Car News

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Readers have asked about our impressions of the new 2015 Kia Soul EV, and now we''ve answered with a full drive report and lots of photos. We also used the Prius past to predict the Volt future, and have an update from a sneaky little ad agency that got caught lying about electric cars. All this and more today on Green Car Reports. We updated our

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Kia unveils Soul-based e-AWD Trail’ster Concept; through-the-road hybrid

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Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the Trail’ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Further defining the near future perspective of Soul as a capable and efficient all-wheel-driver runner, the Trail’ster arrives as a “Through-the-Road” hybrid—i.e.,

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Hyundai outlines future powertrain strategy

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Hyundai Motor Group this week outlined its latest powertrain technologies and future plans at the 12 th Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference, held near the Hyundai Motor Group R&D Center in Korea. Gasoline. In keeping with the trend to downsizing, Hyundai has been expanding the application of Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection (T-GDI) engines.

Kia unveils Naimo electric concept at Seoul

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Kia staged the world premiere of the Naimo electric concept car at the Seoul Motor Show. Taking its name from the Korean word “Ne-mo”, meaning “square shape”, the Naimo electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) is the third electric vehicle design to be unveiled by Kia Motors Corporation in a year. The Naimo electric concept. Click to enlarge.

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More details on the coming new Kia Optima hybrid and plug-in hybrid

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Kia Motors has provided a few more details on the new hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains planned for the all-new Optima, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to broaden its global range of low-emission vehicles. A new addition to the Kia model line-up, the Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) will be Kia’s first plug-in hybrid for global markets when it goes on sale in the second half of 2016, offering increased battery capacity and pure electric range.

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Hyundai & Kia to pay record $100M penalty for GHG conformity violations & lose $200M+ in emission credits

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Hyundai and Kia will pay a combined $100-million civil penalty, the largest in Clean Air Act history, to resolve violations concerning the testing and certification of vehicles sold in the US (“Conformity Violations”) and will spend approximately $50 million on measures to prevent any future violations. Hyundai and Kia will also forfeit 4.75 Kia will pay a $43.2-million civil penalty and forgo the use of approximately 2.05

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Kia to display coming 48V mild hybrid system at Geneva; lead carbon battery

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As well as showcasing the new Soul EV (earlier post) and refreshed Optima Hybrid at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Kia will display a standalone exhibit of a new 48V mild hybrid technology, developed by the brand’s European R&D center for use in future Kia models. The technology also enables Kia engineers to reduce the size—and weight—of its vehicles’ existing 12V battery.

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