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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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.

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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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Kia Motors Mexico announces first hybrid model for local market

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Kia Motors Mexico celebrated its first anniversary in the country with the announcement of the arrival of Kia Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) to the Mexican market at the end of the current year. With the introduction of Niro, Kia Motors will offer its first hybrid vehicle in Mexico and will strengthen its product lineup in the country. Kia Motors Mexico expects to sell 45,000 units in 2016, which means that the automaker could reach local market share of over 3%.

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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 Optima Diesel Mild Hybrid Planned, But Not For U.S. Market

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The Kia Optima Hybrid has been the Korean brand''s green-car mainstay for four years now, but now Kia is taking its hybrid technology in a new direction--at least for some parts of the world. Kia is preparing a mild-hybrid version of the Optima, fitted with a diesel engine, most likely aimed at the European market. The Kia Optima Mild Hybrid

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Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and LG Chem launch global competition to invest in EV and battery start-ups

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Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, and LG Chem are jointly sponsoring the “EV & Battery Challenge” (EVBC), a global competition to identify up to 10 EV and battery start-ups for potential investment and collaboration. Hyundai and Kia have gained prominence in the global market with a comprehensive portfolio of EVs. There, Hyundai, Kia, and LG Chem will be verifying the innovative technologies of the applicants.

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Kia Motors to offer 11 EVs by 2025, targeting a 6.6% global EV market share; launching dedicated EV model in 2021

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Kia Motors Corporation announced details of ‘Plan S’, its mid- to long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a leadership position in the future automotive industry, encompassing electrification and mobility services, as well as connectivity and autonomy. The Plan S strategy outlines Kia’s shift from a business system focused on internal combustion engine vehicles toward one centered on electric vehicles and customized mobility solutions.

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

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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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2015 Kia Soul EV: 'Recharge Your Soul' Video Kicks Off Marketing

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The first 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars won''t reach U.S. But the company has already started some lowkey marketing, with yesterday''s release of a YouTube video titled, "Recharge Your Soul." MORE: 2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car dealers until sometime between July and September, and then only in selected regions (for which read "California").

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Kia unveils new Soul EV at LA Auto Show

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Kia Motors unveiled the new Soul EV, a completely new iteration of Kia’s award-winning electric compact crossover, at the LA Auto Show. Active safety is just as important, with the Soul available with a range of advanced driver-assistance systems, depending on market.

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Kia Niro EV: Best Car To Buy 2020 nominee

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The electric-vehicle invasion hasn’t exactly happened the way it was supposed to some years ago—with mass-market models getting longer-range batteries or becoming even more affordable.

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2019 Kia Niro EV rated at 239 miles, on sale soon

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At the LA Auto Show, Kia has provided some long-awaited U.S. market details for the Niro EV. The Niro, which Kia describes as a “multi-function crossover format,” is built on a dedicated green-vehicle platform shared with the. Among the most important ones: With a large 64-kwh battery pack, it will offer an EPA-rated range of 239 miles.

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2015 Kia Soul EV Video Road Test

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The Hamsters are back, and they''re performing a science experiment that resulted in this: the 2015 Kia Soul EV. It’s one of the newest electric cars on the market, but what''s it like to use? Let''s start with what makes the Soul EV different from any other Kia Soul to date: the powertrain. It’s driven by an 80-kilowatt electric motor

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Lyft will rent 200 Kia Niro EVs to its drivers by the week, in Colorado

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The ride-hailing operator Lyft last Thursday launched a program that makes 200 fully electric vehicles available to its drivers in the Denver market. The entire lot of vehicles consists of the Kia Niro EV—a vehicle model that has an EPA-rated 239-mile range and isn’t yet available in Colorado. Lyft plans to make the vehicles available

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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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Electric Kia Soul coming 2014?

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A battery-powered version of the Kia Soul compact SUV will go on sale in 2014, according to Headline Auto. Based on the new generation Soul which went on sale this month, the electric Soul will mark Kia’s first fully electric model to launch in the European market. Kia admits that its experience of producing electric [.]. Kia Europe Kia Soul

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Kia announces new platform and powertrain details for next-generation Sorento; hybrid, GDI and diesel; PHEV to come

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Kia Motors Corporation revealed details of the next-generation Sorento’s new platform and powertrains. The latest Sorento will be the first SUV to be based on Kia’s new platform when production commences later this year.

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Kia Sorento Diesel crossover utility vehicle confirmed by company

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With Volkswagen having left a gaping void in the North American market for diesel vehicles, other automakers are taking a chance at exploiting the fuel for their own market-share gains. The latest entrant is Kia, which—for the first time in its 24-year U.S. Kia's. history—will have a compression-ignition engine on dealership floors. Diesels turbodiesel Fuel Economy

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2015 Kia Soul EV: Animals, Electrons, Maroon 5 (Video)

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Well, it''s about time: An electric-car maker is using straight-out sex appeal to market a new electric car. A new video posted last Wednesday uses Kia''s now-familiar supersized hamsters to market the new 2015 Kia Soul EV. DON''T MISS: 2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show The Korean Even if it is, errrmmmm, rodent sex appeal.

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Toyota Venza first drive, Kia Soul EV, Lordstown Motors IPO: Today’s Car News

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The Kia Soul EV remains uncertain for the U.S. Lordstown Motors is seeking a stock-market debut. And we drive the Toyota Venza hybrid. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Ohio’s Lordstown Motors is seeking an IPO as it continues to develop its fleet-oriented electric trucks, to be built in a former GM plant. And the company announced. Today in Car News

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Kia reveals Optima Hybrid pricing

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Kia has announced the North American pricing of its 2011 Optima Hybrid – which will be its first hybrid vehicle available in the US market. The Optima Hybrid features a Kia-developed powertrain with advanced lithium polymer batteries from LG Chem and delivers up to 35miles per gallon in city driving and 40miles per gallon on [.]. Green cars Hybrid cars Kia Latest news Kia hybrid cars Kia Optima Hybrid Kia Optima Hybrid pricing

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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. Kia developed the new front-wheel drive 8AT (FWD 8AT) in-house; the new FWD 8AT occupies the same space as a conventional six-speed automatic transmission, and weighs 3.5 Kia’s development teams also incorporated a direct control valve body to allow solenoid control of the clutch directly, rather than via several control valves.

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Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

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Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. Just what form an Indian-market electric Kia will take remains unknown, especially since the automaker doesn't currently sell cars. The move comes just over a decade before India intends to ban the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles.

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Chatbot for Kia Niro hybrid vs driving the actual car

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That’s what I wanted to find out when I tested a Facebook Messenger chatbot for the 2017 Kia Niro crossover, which recently won the Guinness Book of World Records for the lowest fuel consumption for a hybrid vehicle. (It Marketing Facebook Robots ChatA chatbot would never lie to you, right?

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Kia reveals details on first electric car

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The market’s first fully electric crossover car is to come with a class-leading battery energy density of 200 wh/kg, according to the vehicle’s makers, Kia. Electric cars Kia Developed through a three year partnership with SK Innovations in Korea, the new Soul EV compact electric car will make use of a 192 lithium [.].

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Kia Motors granted Nevada autonomous driving license

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Kia Motors has been granted a licence by the state of Nevada to carry out testing of its autonomous driving technologies on public roads for the first time. The initial stage of investment by Kia and Hyundai—totalling US$2 billion by 2018—will enable the companies to develop new Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technologies and employ a greater number of engineers. Kia Advanced Driver Assistance System.

Kia reveals plans for Soul EV

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During its market launch for the new 2014 Soul model in the USA, Korean carmaker Kia revealed its plans for an all-electric version of the vehicle. The Kia Soul EV is expected to be introduced in select markets in the USA during 2014 and will be a natural extension to its urban friendly line-up. [.]. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Kia

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Kia plans further expansion into China

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The strategic importance of the Chinese automotive market continues to grow, with Kia now announcing its plans to build a third manufacturing plant in the country. With positive sales in the market, Kia is aiming to meet increasing demand. When it completes the Dongfeng Yueda Kia Plant 3, which will have an annual capacity of [.]. Green cars Kia Latest news China China automotive market Dongfeng Yueda Kia China Kia Plant

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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. Today it's a major global player, reacting fast to market swings—and its goal is to be second only. Thirty years ago, the Korean company was a bit player, producing designs adapted from obsolete Mitsubishi technology. South Korea Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Kia reveals new hybrid car

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The Los Angeles Motor Show is the latest motoring event to be adorned by a host of debutants – with Kia premiering the hybrid version of its new Optima saloon car at the event. The vehicle has been created primarily with US market in mind – it will debut there next year. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Kia Latest news Kia hybrid cars Kia Optima Hybrid LA Auto Show Los Angeles Auto Show new Kia Optima Hybrid

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Kia Niro EV crossover now on sale in Korea; N American sales in Q1 2019

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The new Kia Niro battery-electric CUV (crossover utility vehicle) has gone on sale in Korea, featuring an expected driving range of up to 385 kilometers (239 miles), as calculated by SAE J1364 in the United States.

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First unveiling of Kia Niro EV; global debut at Paris Motor Show in September

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Kia unveiled the new battery-electric version of Niro crossover at the 5 th International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea. Kia already offers the Niro in hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. The Niro EV is powered by a next-generation electric vehicle powertrain, using new production technologies earmarked for Kia EVs. The Niro EV will go on sale in Korea during the second half of 2018 and be introduced to other markets later.

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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. 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. Future Cars Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Kia upgraded 2018 Sportage features new 1.6L diesel, 2.0L diesel 48V mild-hybrid technology

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Kia Motors’ upgraded 2018 Kia Sportage ( earlier post ), the brand’s global best-selling vehicle, offers a 2.0-liter diesel engine now available with Kia’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, and—in certain markets—48-volt mild-hybrid power ( earlier post ).

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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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Kia reveals new greener cee’d

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Kia revealed a new version of its cee’d model at the Geneva Motor Show yesterday, one of its key models in the European market. The popular C-segment model, first introduced in 2007, was designed, developed and built in Europe-making the model the first to establish Kia as a serious contender among established brands. Kia Geneva Motor Show Kia Cee'd Switzerland World Environment Day

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2015 Kia Soul EV: Estimated 93 Miles Of Range, Priced Under $35,000 Or $249 A Month

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Kia has announced pricing for the 2015 Soul EV, the company''s first mass-market electric car. The 2015 Kia Soul EV will start at $34,500 in base price, not including the $7,500 Federal tax credit for electric cars, or any available state and local incentives. That price buys a Base model that includes features such as navigation, a rearview

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Hyundai and Kia license Paice’s hybrid vehicle technology, ending litigation

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and Kia Motors Corp. Paice has now licensed all or part of its hybrid vehicle technology portfolio to Toyota, Hyundai/Kia, and Ford. The confidential licensing agreement with Hyundai and Kia brings an end to all litigation between the companies. Paice and the Abell Foundation, a Baltimore-based non-profit organization that invested in Paice, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Hyundai and Kia in US District Court in 2012. Hybrids Market Background

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