Kia electric vehicle due in 2021 will lead new design direction for the brand

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Kia's first dedicated model—codenamed "CV"—will chart a new design direction for the brand's other models. The first Kia electric car not based on an existing internal-combustion model, the CV is expected to boast a 300-mile range and 20-minute fast charging.

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Kia Motors to launch 7 new BEVs by 2027; BEVs to account for 25% of Kia global vehicle sales by 2029

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Kia Motors Corporation previewed its global electric vehicle (EV) business strategy; the brand will launch seven new dedicated BEVs by 2027 across several vehicle segments. Kia also released an early sketch of several of the brand’s future dedicated Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).

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Kia Motors to accelerate diversification of global mobility services

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Kia Motors Corporation plans to expand its partnerships with global mobility companies to meet the needs of a diverse range of customers worldwide. Kia’s President and CEO Ho Sung Song shared the company’s strategy for global mobility during his visit to the company’s Sohari plant in Korea to review launch preparations for the new fourth-generation Kia Carnival. In Europe, Kia will collaborate with global partners to provide a customized mobility service for the region.

2020 77

Report: Kia high-performance "halo" electric car due in 2021

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Kia's next electric car could take a very different route from its previous EV models, according to a new report. The new model will borrow styling from the "Imagine by Kia" concept first seen at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

2020 102

2015-2016 Kia Soul EV recalled for rollaway risk

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The first fully electric vehicle sold by Kia is being recalled, and it has nothing to do with the battery or propulsion system. On 2015 and 2016 Kia Soul EV models, the parking mechanism can become damaged by moving the gear lever into Park before the vehicle has come to a complete stop. That could lead to a situation in which, as Kia describes in

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Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid detailed for Europe, arriving in early 2021

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The Kia Sorento crossover is getting a plug-in hybrid powertrain option for the first time. Kia released specifications for European-market models Wednesday, but hasn't said whether it will offer the Sorento Plug-In Hybrid in the United States.

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Amazon hooks Kia owners up with easier home-charger installation

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Those just transitioning to an electric car, like the 2019 Kia Niro EV, face some potentially daunting decisions well beyond the vehicle itself—not just how they’re going to charge up the vehicle in their own garage or driveway, but how they’re going to charge it quickly enough. Plug-In Hybrids Charger Home charging Amazon Kia Niro EV

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Kia electric car: 300-mile range, 20-minute fast-charging, arriving by late 2021

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With Kia’s Plan S, revealed in January, the South Korean brand became much more committed about going electric and committing to a significant volume of electric vehicles in the future. Under the plan, Kia will invest $25 billion by the end of 2025, with global aims to introduce 11 new Kia EVs by 2025 and sell 500,000 electric vehicles

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Hyundai and Kia honing heat-pump tech for next-generation EVs

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Heat pumps will be a feature of future Hyundai and Kia electric cars, helping to improve efficiency and maximize driving range in cold temperatures, the automakers believe. Hyundai and Kia, which share their parent company and some research and development resources, began using heat pumps in 2014 on the first-generation Kia Soul EV, and now most

2020 79

Kia makes $25B shift toward more electric vehicles: 11 new EVs by 2025

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Hyundai’s Kia Motors unit is in many respects a separate automaker from Hyundai, with its own design and manufacturing facilities. Now, Kia is getting specific about its goals for going electric.

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Kia Stinger sport sedan might switch to electric, hints design boss

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The Kia Stinger may need to go electric in order to survive, Kia design boss Karim Habib hinted in a recent interview with Top Gear. "As

2020 92

Electrify America, Kia Motors America offer DC fast charging plan for Kia Niro EV drivers

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Electrify America announced an agreement with Kia Motors America to offer Kia Select, a new charging program with optimized pricing for the Kia Niro electric vehicle (EV) model on Electrify America’s direct current (DC) fast charging network. The Kia Select program offers a flat rate of 35 cents per-minute charging for current Kia Niro EV drivers, designed specifically for the unique DC charging characteristics of the model.

2020 68

Hyundai and Kia develop ICT-connected predictive shift system

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have developed a predictive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Connected Shift System, enabling the vehicle to shift automatically to the optimal gear after identifying the road and traffic conditions ahead.

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2020 Kia Sorento: pricing and spec revealed

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The all-new Kia Sorento is now available to lease, labelled “the most high-tech Kia ever

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Report: Kia Soul EV not returning to US market

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The second-generation Kia Soul EV will not be sold in the United States after all, CNET reported last week. Unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Soul EV was due to arrive in spring 2019 as a 2020 model. It even got a 243-mile EPA range rating. That was a major improvement over the first-generation Soul EV, which had a 111-mile range and

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Electric Ford F-150 video, Kia EV design, GM electric air taxis: Today’s Car News

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And Kia is teasing the first of many EVs on the way. The electric F-150 will be “a workhorse, not a showhorse.” ” GM is thinking about flying air taxis powered by its batteries. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Official: Kia Soul EV delayed until 2021

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Kia confirmed Thursday that its next-generation all-electric Soul EV won't arrive for the 2020 model year, but instead will be delayed until 2021. Kia spokesman Neil Dunlop confirmed the news to Green Car Reports. Dunlop said the delay was due to limited battery supply and electric motor shortages. Dunlop said the Soul EV is slated to arrive

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2020 Kia Soul EV rated for 243 miles, improved efficiency

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In just one model year, Kia has more than doubled the rated driving range for the Soul EV. The 2020 Kia Soul EV, which is expected to reach dealerships this spring, will go 243 miles on a charge—four more miles than the Kia Niro EV—according to the EPA, in ratings that were released earlier this week.

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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

2019 87

Hyundai and Kia EVs may just avoid "compliance car" stigma, but is that enough?

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The Kia Niro EV that we drove earlier this week is one of the year’s best new green vehicles, and a great long-range electric car. Based on conversations with officials at both Hyundai Motor America and Kia. Kia Niro EVHowever, unless you happen to live in one of several specific states and regions, the chances that you’ll see one are quite low.

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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.

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Here’s why Kia Soul EV and Kia Niro EV both get big 64-kwh battery packs

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One key specification in the 2020 Kia Soul EV that was revealed at the LA Auto Show this week was a bit unexpected: its inclusion of a large, 64-kwh battery pack. That leaves two vehicles—the Soul EV and the 2019 Kia Niro EV—with the same big battery. And both will be arriving at U.S. dealerships in the first quarter of 2019. Based on. Los Angeles Auto Show Niro EV

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High-performance Kia Stinger GT revealed

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The refreshed Kia Stinger has been revealed with the high-performance fastback sports saloon boasting a range of upgrades to amplify its gran turismo character

2020 41

Kia plug-in hybrid, VW ID.4 sales plans, Mahindra and REE: Today’s Car News

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Kia previews its upcoming Sorento Plug-In Hybrid. The Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid SUV has been detailed for the European market, and it arrives there in early 2021. Mahindra aims to develop commercial EVs with REE. And don’t call the Volkswagen ID.4

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Hyundai and Kia continuing to develop heat pump technology for EVs

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation provided new details on their enhanced heat pump system, deployed in Hyundai and Kia’s global electric vehicle (EV) line-up to maximize their all-electric driving range in low temperatures. The technology was first introduced in 2014 on the first-generation Kia Soul EV. Hyundai and Kia’s heat pump maximizes the distance that Hyundai and Kia EVs can travel on a single charge, scavenging waste heat to warm the cabin.

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Kia unveils Imagine electric concept car at Geneva

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Kia Motors revealed its new all-electric concept car, Imagine by Kia, at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Imagine by Kia is the company’s first pure electric four-door passenger car. Unlike the award-winning e-Niro electric crossover, which is based on the existing architecture of the hybrid-powered Niro, Imagine by Kia is underpinned by a low-mounted, induction-charged battery pack that powers a compact drivetrain.

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2021 Kia Sorento: Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions potentially on the way

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Although Kia previously provided a look at the next-generation Sorento crossover, it released new details on the vehicle that will make it more of interest to efficiency-focused shoppers. The 2021 Kia Sorento could get hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants, marking the first time electrified powertrains have been offered in Kia's midsize crossover.

2020 63

Hyundai and Kia make €100M strategic investment in Arrival to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation today made a strategic investment of €100 million (US $110 million) in a new partnership with Arrival , a UK-based electric vehicle startup ( earlier post ). Of the total investment, Hyundai will contribute €80 million; Kia €20 million.

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Kia Sorento: mammoth hybrid SUV enters production

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Having had its big reveal postponed due to the cancelation of the Geneva Motor Show, the all-new Kia Sorento has entered production ahead of its imminent release

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Kia Niro Electric range rated at 301-miles in Europe

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When it introduced the Kia Niro EV in Korea in June, the company said it would go 236 miles on a charge. Kia on Tuesday said that the car earned a rating of 301 miles on the new Worldwide Harmonized Light-Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). It has now been rated at far more than that in Europe. The news was first reported by the Express, in Britain

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2018 Kia Niro preview

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When Korean maker Kia was drawing up plans for its first dedicated hybrid vehicle, it took a different path. The wagon it came up with—it calls the Kia Niro a crossover, we disagree—has been a success in the U.S. Most highly fuel-efficient dedicated hybrids are compact five-door hatchbacks, the most popular vehicle segment globally. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Kia, CODE42.ai establish ‘Purple M’ JV to accelerate EV mobility services

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Kia Motors Corporation has founded ‘Purple M’, a new start-up designed to offer customized EV mobility services. Purple M is a new joint venture created in partnership between Kia Motors and CODE42.ai , a Korean technology firm pioneering the transition to autonomous Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS). Through this new start-up, Kia and CODE42.ai The combination of Kia's global footprint and mobility expertise with CODE42.ai’s

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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. Unlike 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. Future Cars

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Review: Kia Soul EV

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The third-generation Kia Soul mostly follows where the previous two generations led

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New Kia Sorento SUV and first Sorento Hybrid; plug-in option to come

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In Frankfurt, Kia unveiled the new Sorento, the fourth generation of its mid-size SUV, including for the first time a hybrid option. Sorento is at the heart of Kia’s reinvigorated global SUV line-up, which also includes the Seltos, Stonic, Telluride and Sportage. The Sorento’s evolution over the last 18 years echoes that of the Kia brand as a whole. —Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer for Kia Motors Europe.

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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. The move will strengthen the strategic partnership formed between the companies in 2018, under which Hyundai, Kia, and Aurora have been collaborating on self-driving technologies on Hyundai’s flagship fuel cell vehicle NEXO. We are pleased with the progress made with the Hyundai and Kia teams.

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Hyundai-Kia and LG Chem hope to woo battery-tech startups

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Hyundai, sibling brand Kia, and battery maker LG Chem are launching a competition for battery-tech startups. Those startups will work with Hyundai, Kia, and LG Chem on "proof of concept. The "EV & Battery Challenge" will select up to 10 battery startups for "potential investment and collaboration," Hyundai said in a press release Monday. Batteries youtube

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2020 Kia Niro EV: Price hike brings bigger infotainment screens but no extra range

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Kia’s only all-electric car for the U.S. The 2020 Kia Niro (2019 model pictured) has changed slightly. market is returning for its second model year with just a few changes, none of which affect key specs like range or charging. It costs $590 more versus 2019, adding up to a starting price of $40,210 after factoring in the $1,120 destination

2020 58

Tesla range boost, Kia high-performance EV, Polestar interface: Today’s Car News

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Kia’s working on an EV “halo” vehicle. Tesla’s two more expensive models get a big range boost. Polestar provides a look at its future interface. And is the Model 3 really that far ahead of other EVs? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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2020 Kia Soul EV has more punch, faster charging, and a lot more battery

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At the LA Auto Show, Kia revealed a completely new generation of its Soul—including, once again, an all-electric Kia Soul EV that makes overtures to urbanites who need box-on-wheels utility, affordability, parking ease, and some design flair but also want an electric car.

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Kia Niro 'Hybrid Utility Vehicle' First Photos Revealed At Detroit Auto Show

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As part of its parent company's push into hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric vehicles, Kia will introduce what it calls a 'hybrid utility vehicle' at next month's Chicago Auto Show. Today, at the more influential Detroit Auto Show, the Korean company released the images of that vehicle, to be known as two Kia Niro. Detroit Auto Show Kia Niro

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Hyundai, Kia team with Rimac for battery tech

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Along the way to building 44 "eco-friendly" models by 2025, Hyundai Motors, which includes Kia, announced that it will invest $80 million in Croatian EV startup Rimac. Rimac is most famous for building the Rimac Concept One, known at its introduction in 2016 as the world's fastest electric car. The company built eight examples, using, it says. Rimac

2019 69

All-new Kia Sorento to debut at Geneva Motor Show

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Kia has announced the all-new Kia Sorento will make its world premier at the Geneva Motor Show next month

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