New Kia Rio subcompact debuts at Paris Motor Show

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After multiple teases, the next-generation Kia Rio made its global debut at last week's media days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show. While the subcompact Kia model isn't a particularly big seller in the U.S., With this latest redesign, Kia has tried to make the Rio more stylish. Paris Auto Show subcompact Paris Motor Showit's part of a segment that's hugely important in the rest of the world.

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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.

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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 Hyundai Motor Group will obtain equal shares in IONITY as those of founding partners. The decision to join this network will provide enhanced benefits for Kia and Hyundai’s European customers.

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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. —Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design for Kia Motors Europe.

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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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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 Kia Futuron Concept is built around what Kia calls a 360-degree design notable for its pure, smooth form devoid of ornament.

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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. —Youngcho Chi, President and Chief Innovation Officer at Hyundai Motor Group.

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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. The sporty and versatile Niro EV will make its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in September.

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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.

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Kia Motors reveals next-generation separated sound zone technology; individual audio spaces without headphones

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—Kang-duck Ih, Research Fellow at Kia’s NVH Research Lab.

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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 unveils upgraded Sportage with diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain

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In Germany, Kia Motors revealed the upgraded Kia Sportage, introducing a range of enhancements to the brand’s European and global best-seller. Kia Sportage 2018, European spec.

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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.

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Kia smothers plans to bring Sorento diesel to America

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The Kia Sorento may not get a diesel version for the U.S. On the eve of the Paris Motor Show and the introduction of the production-spec Kia Niro EV, company officials have confirmed that it’s shelved plans to bring any diesel model Stateside for now. after all. The hold is officially temporary, but it's hard to see how it changes anytime

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One size won't fit all for future Kia EVs

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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. “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.

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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. The Soul EV is, once again, front-wheel drive, but its electric motor

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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. Built at the Gwangju plant in Korea, the new Soul EV goes on sale in the US in the first half of 2019, with Kia’s global markets to follow.

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Kia introduces two e-bikes at Geneva Motor Show

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While the focus at the Geneva Motor Show has been on exciting new concept cars, Kia has bucked the trend with something completely different. The Kia Electric Bicycle (pi[.].

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Kia Motors America expands Soul EV availability to four additional states; 10 total

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Nineteen Kia dealers will be certified to sell and service the Soul EV across these four states, and customers will have access to charging stations installed at these facilities. Kia has partnered with three charger providers—Bosch, Leviton and AeroVironment.

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Kia Motors to Unveil New EV Concept at Paris Show

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Kia Motors has released a few images of the POP, an all-new electric concept vehicle that the company will reveal at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. The Kia POP.

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New 2016 Kia Optima Sedan To Debut At Geneva Motor Show

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The Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan recently went through a redesign cycle, so now it''s time for the related Kia Optima to get a refresh. Kia plans to unveil a concept version of its new Optima at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, with the production version likely to follow shortly after. DON''T MISS: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid And Plug-In Hybrid Video

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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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New Kia Rio to debut at Paris Motor Show next month

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So the launch of a new generation of Kia Rio during next month's media days at the Paris Motor Show is worthy of note, even if some U.S. Paris Auto Show subcompact Paris Motor ShowSubcompact hatchbacks and sedans may be a minor part of the U.S. market, but they're hugely important in the rest of the world. drivers and dealers yawn. The new model, like most updated designs these days, has a.

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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 teases release of electric AWD concept at Chicago show

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Kia Motors America will unveil an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. The concept was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers.

2019 Kia Niro EV crossover utility makes North American debut at LA Auto Show

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The 2019 Kia Niro EV made its North American debut at the LA Auto Show. Kia Motors Corporation sources EV, HEV, and PHEV batteries from multiple global suppliers. With 291 lb-ft (395 N·m) of torque, the Niro EV’s 150 kW electric motor offers plenty of pull.

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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. —Jeong-Gil Park, Executive Vice President of the Engineering and Design Division of Hyundai Motor Group.

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2017 Kia Stinger GT: can it take on the Germans?

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The Detroit Motor Show opened its doors to the press over the weekend, and Kia was the first manufacturer to unveil a new model in the form of the Sti. Kia Detroit Motor Show Stinger

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Kia prepping Washington and Oregon for Soul EV launch; dealers and charging network w/ fast-chargers

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Kia Motors America (KMA) is continuing its progressive launch of the Soul EV and adding to the electric vehicle ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest with 20 Soul EV-certified dealers and a charging network. The 2016 Soul EV is Kia’s first all-electric car to be sold in the US.

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Tesla Autopilot milepost, Kia electric strategy, China's EV spying: Today's Car News

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As the 2018 LA Auto Show winds down, we explore some questions that came out of it, starting with why Kia plans two electric models with the same long-range battery. China General Motors Tesla AutopilotTesla announced at the show that its cars have now covered a billion miles driving on Autopilot. Electric cars in China send a lot more data to authorities than gas cars do. And the.

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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. 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 It’s one of the newest electric cars on the market, but what''s it like to use?

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New Kia Soul EV revealed in LA

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The third generation of the all-electric Kia Soul has been revealed at the LA Motor Show

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Kia reveals Niro compact crossover

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It’s the opening day of the Frankfurt Motor Show and it can be hard to know where to look first, but for us, it is Kia that’s grabbing our attention this morning.

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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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Kia to debut new Picanto at Geneva Motor Show

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It may still be several months away, but new vehicles continue to be announced for the Geneva International Motor Show in March. The latest automaker to make plans for the event is Kia, which will unveil the next generation Picanto city car at the event. Green cars Kia Latest news Geneva Motor Show 2011 Kia Picanto Kia Picanto flex-fuel Kia Picanto LPG new Kia Picanto

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New Kia Rio set for Paris reveal

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Sketches of the new Kia Rio supermini have been revealed, ahead of its official unveil at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Kia RioThis fourth generation model.

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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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Kia Provo Hybrid Crossover Debuts At 2013 Geneva Motor Show

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That's the best explanation we can come up with for the Kia Provo concept, due for unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show when it opens to the press tomorrow. In opening up a class for compact crossovers, the Nissan Juke has unwittingly made it a requirement that any competing vehicle must scare the average child at fifty paces. Like all concept cars

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Kia introduces two electric vehicles

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The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,Nevada, will be the setting for Kia Motors to unveil two electric vehicles. The Korean carmaker will use the event to showcase both its Kia Ray Electric Vehicle, for the first time in North America, and its Naimo Electric Vehicle concept car. Electric cars Green cars Kia Latest news electric vehicles Kia Motors Kia Naimo Kia Ray

Kia Motors sees 18.6% increase in global sales in 2011

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Kia Motors Corporation announced today that its global sales for passenger cars (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants), recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for 2011 reached an all-time high of 2,478,959 unit, representing an annual year-on-year increase of 18.6%. By region, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in North America (550,615 units, a 34.2% Kia includes both Western and Eastern European markets in its “Europe” category.

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All-new Kia ProCeed revealed

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Following up on the success of the Proceed Concept shown at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Kia is readying the production ready ProCeed for its debut ahead of availability next year

2018 41

Kia begins export production of Kia Soul EV; initial production planned to hit 5,000 units

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Kia Motors has begun volume production of its new all-electric Kia Soul EV ( earlier post ) for export sales at its Kia’s Gwangju facility in Korea.

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Smartphone-based customization coming to Hyundai and Kia electric cars

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Today, Hyundai Motor Group (which includes. Fully electric cars have a great potential to be customized and personalized, to a level that’s not entirely possible with gasoline models. Unlike anything with a tailpipe, EVs don’t have to go through reams of emissions-test paperwork every time some of the basic parameters are changed.

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