The Truth About Cars » Kia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Your Car’s Headlights are Probably Terrible: IIHS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/cars-headlights-probably-terrible-iihs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/cars-headlights-probably-terrible-iihs/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1314498 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has started rating headlights, and just released a report that takes a dim view on the performance of most midsize cars. Only one vehicle out of 31 testers earned a rating of “good” from the road safety nonprofit, with the bulk of midsize vehicles earning a rating of “marginal” […]

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has started rating headlights, and just released a report that takes a dim view on the performance of most midsize cars. Only one vehicle out of 31 testers earned a rating of “good” from the road safety nonprofit, with the bulk of midsize vehicles earning a rating of “marginal” […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Kia Invades Russia, German Diesel Fix Delayed, and a Porsche Payout http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-kia-invades-russia-german-diesel-fix-delayed-porsche-payout/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-kia-invades-russia-german-diesel-fix-delayed-porsche-payout/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1305209 The Russian car market is looking grimmer than the last days of the Romanov family, but that’s proving to be a big opportunity for Kia. That, a delay for Volkswagen’s overseas diesel fix, Porsche employees are rolling in dough, electric rallycross could be on the way, and FCA soars in Europe … after the break! […]

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The Russian car market is looking grimmer than the last days of the Romanov family, but that’s proving to be a big opportunity for Kia. That, a delay for Volkswagen’s overseas diesel fix, Porsche employees are rolling in dough, electric rallycross could be on the way, and FCA soars in Europe … after the break! […]

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2017 Kia Sportage First Drive – The RDX Alternative http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-kia-sportage-first-drive-rdx-alternative/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-kia-sportage-first-drive-rdx-alternative/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2016 18:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1296426 In case you didn’t know it, Kia’s on a roll. Sales have more than doubled since 2009, propelling Kia from a Mazda-sized player in the American market to one that outsold established brands like Subaru, GMC, Chrysler and Volkswagen. Kia’s transformation may seem like a night-and-day makeover, but closer inspection reveals that it’s really the result of […]

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In case you didn’t know it, Kia’s on a roll. Sales have more than doubled since 2009, propelling Kia from a Mazda-sized player in the American market to one that outsold established brands like Subaru, GMC, Chrysler and Volkswagen. Kia’s transformation may seem like a night-and-day makeover, but closer inspection reveals that it’s really the result of […]

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Ask Bark: Which Beater Should She Bet On? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ask-bark-beater-bet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ask-bark-beater-bet/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1292914 New-to-TTAC reader Kobe writes: Hi Bark, I’ve only begun to read TTAC and your email responses are a great read, so I figured I’d give sending you a question a shot. Two of my wife’s friends are looking for reliable, used cars. The parameters I’ve been given were $4,000 or less (as she will need to […]

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New-to-TTAC reader Kobe writes: Hi Bark, I’ve only begun to read TTAC and your email responses are a great read, so I figured I’d give sending you a question a shot. Two of my wife’s friends are looking for reliable, used cars. The parameters I’ve been given were $4,000 or less (as she will need to […]

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Super Bowl 50 Commercial Round-up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/super-bowl-50-commercial-round/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/super-bowl-50-commercial-round/#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:30:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281170 Like those who only read certain magazines for the articles, the Super Bowl brings millions of people together in front of TV screens to, ostensibly, watch a football game. Many will watch the event strictly for the commercials, which have become a cultural phenomenon in their own right. Others will watch for the halftime show, hoping for […]

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Like those who only read certain magazines for the articles, the Super Bowl brings millions of people together in front of TV screens to, ostensibly, watch a football game. Many will watch the event strictly for the commercials, which have become a cultural phenomenon in their own right. Others will watch for the halftime show, hoping for […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Ford Leaving Japan, Indonesia; Detroit’s Big Show; Kia Rio GT Coming? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-ford-leaving-japan-indonesia-detroits-big-show-kia-rio-gt-coming/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-ford-leaving-japan-indonesia-detroits-big-show-kia-rio-gt-coming/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1272793 The big Blue Oval is setting in the Land of the Rising Sun. That, Volkswagen’s labor boss doesn’t like what he hears, Detroit’s big show and Kia’s big plans for the Rio … after the break! Ford closing up shop in Japan, Indonesia Ford will shutter its operations and business in Japan and Indonesia by […]

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The big Blue Oval is setting in the Land of the Rising Sun. That, Volkswagen’s labor boss doesn’t like what he hears, Detroit’s big show and Kia’s big plans for the Rio … after the break! Ford closing up shop in Japan, Indonesia Ford will shutter its operations and business in Japan and Indonesia by […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Kia’s Big Show, Porsche’s Diesel Fix and Müller Says VW Just Misunderstood The Law, You Guys http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-kias-big-show-porsches-diesel-fix-muller-says-vw-just-misunderstood-law-guys/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-kias-big-show-porsches-diesel-fix-muller-says-vw-just-misunderstood-law-guys/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265769 Porsche’s CEO is confident that the fix for their 3-liter diesel Cayennes will be approved by regulators, which is more than Volkswagen can say at the moment. That, Kia’s big Detroit show, GM’s plan to sell cars online and Volkswagen CEO has a momentarily lapse of logic … after the break! Porsche’s 3-liter fix is in, probably […]

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Porsche’s CEO is confident that the fix for their 3-liter diesel Cayennes will be approved by regulators, which is more than Volkswagen can say at the moment. That, Kia’s big Detroit show, GM’s plan to sell cars online and Volkswagen CEO has a momentarily lapse of logic … after the break! Porsche’s 3-liter fix is in, probably […]

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NAIAS 2016: Kia Telluride Concept Just Wants To Make Sure You’re Feeling Okay (Are You Sure? Let Me Check Your Forehead.) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-kia-telluride-concept-just-wants-make-sure-youre-feeling-okay-sure-let-check-forehead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-kia-telluride-concept-just-wants-make-sure-youre-feeling-okay-sure-let-check-forehead/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 20:05:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265273 Kia teased a new large SUV concept last week, the Telluride, and we were able to see more of the new, uniquely styled luxury SUV today. Clearly, the deep metallic green paint is applied to attract football fans, timed perfectly a couple weeks before the Super Bowl and the resulting guacamole gorge. Kia notes that its concept […]

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Kia teased a new large SUV concept last week, the Telluride, and we were able to see more of the new, uniquely styled luxury SUV today. Clearly, the deep metallic green paint is applied to attract football fans, timed perfectly a couple weeks before the Super Bowl and the resulting guacamole gorge. Kia notes that its concept […]

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TTAC News Round-up: 2016 Detroit Auto Show Preview, VW’s Müller to Attend NAIAS, and Dealers Force Infiniti QX30 Name Change http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-2016-detroit-auto-show-preview/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-2016-detroit-auto-show-preview/#comments Sat, 09 Jan 2016 17:01:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1260633 This Saturday is the calm before the storm. While the Los Angeles Auto Show is the opening act of the North American auto show season, Detroit is the main event. Here’s what to expect at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, which begins this Monday. That, Herr Müller is planning on visiting Detroit and U.S. […]

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This Saturday is the calm before the storm. While the Los Angeles Auto Show is the opening act of the North American auto show season, Detroit is the main event. Here’s what to expect at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, which begins this Monday. That, Herr Müller is planning on visiting Detroit and U.S. […]

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Kia Telluride Picks up Where Chrysler Aspen Left Off http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/kia-telluride-picks-chrysler-aspen-left-off/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/kia-telluride-picks-chrysler-aspen-left-off/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 21:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1260169 Kia announced Friday that its upcoming concept, to debut at the North American International Auto Show next week, will be named Telluride — continuing the long, illustrious history of vehicles being named after places in the state of Colorado. If you buy vehicles based on solely their names and currently own a Chrysler Aspen, this […]

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Kia announced Friday that its upcoming concept, to debut at the North American International Auto Show next week, will be named Telluride — continuing the long, illustrious history of vehicles being named after places in the state of Colorado. If you buy vehicles based on solely their names and currently own a Chrysler Aspen, this […]

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Kia Has A Big Luxury SUV Bound For Detroit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/kia-big-luxury-suv-detroit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/kia-big-luxury-suv-detroit/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 20:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1258633 Kia teased Tuesday a “future premium large SUV” it has in mind for the North American International Auto Show next week. The gold-colored SUV is heavy on promises and short on details. According to the automaker, the concept is fitted with “state-of-the-art health-and-wellness technology,” but no word on powertrain. So does that mean it’s powered […]

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Kia teased Tuesday a “future premium large SUV” it has in mind for the North American International Auto Show next week. The gold-colored SUV is heavy on promises and short on details. According to the automaker, the concept is fitted with “state-of-the-art health-and-wellness technology,” but no word on powertrain. So does that mean it’s powered […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Chevy Hot to Sell You a Sedan, Volvo’s V90 Peek and Cheap Gas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-chevy-hot-sell-sedan-volvos-v90-peek-cheap-gas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-chevy-hot-sell-sedan-volvos-v90-peek-cheap-gas/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 17:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1256737 “What do I gotta do to get you to drive out of here in a brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu today?” That, Ford and Google are moving to the country, Hyundai halts in China and Volvo’s wagon spied in some guy’s garage … after the break! Chevrolet needs to move these sedans, folks Automotive News reported that […]

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“What do I gotta do to get you to drive out of here in a brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu today?” That, Ford and Google are moving to the country, Hyundai halts in China and Volvo’s wagon spied in some guy’s garage … after the break! Chevrolet needs to move these sedans, folks Automotive News reported that […]

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2016 Kia Optima SXL Review – Short Road to the Top (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-kia-optima-sxl-review-short-road-top-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-kia-optima-sxl-review-short-road-top-video/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 15:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1243745 It’s easy to see why some automakers resist putting premium features in mass market models. All you need to do is look at that luxury showroom to the right. In the quest to differentiate, say, the Ford Fusion from its Lincoln counterpart, or the Toyota Avalon from the Lexus ES, and so forth, manufacturers limit the options and luxuries available […]

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It’s easy to see why some automakers resist putting premium features in mass market models. All you need to do is look at that luxury showroom to the right. In the quest to differentiate, say, the Ford Fusion from its Lincoln counterpart, or the Toyota Avalon from the Lexus ES, and so forth, manufacturers limit the options and luxuries available […]

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Kia Teases Prius-fighting Hybrid Niro http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/kia-teases-prius-fighting-hybrid-niro/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/kia-teases-prius-fighting-hybrid-niro/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2015 18:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1220121 Kia on Monday released teaser images of its Prius-fighting hybrid, dubbed Niro, and said the car would go on sale late next year — maybe when gas prices aren’t $2 a gallon. According to the automaker, the Niro’s hybrid powertrain and lightweight construction could help the car achieve up to 60 miles per gallon when it […]

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Kia on Monday released teaser images of its Prius-fighting hybrid, dubbed Niro, and said the car would go on sale late next year — maybe when gas prices aren’t $2 a gallon. According to the automaker, the Niro’s hybrid powertrain and lightweight construction could help the car achieve up to 60 miles per gallon when it […]

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Kia Cadenza Will Get a Second Chance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/kia-cadenza-will-get-a-second-chance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/kia-cadenza-will-get-a-second-chance/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2015 22:30:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1217937 The Kia Cadenza, a car I think is probably the best front-wheel drive Lincoln that Ford never built, will get redesigned for 2017. What surprises me more than the Cadenza’s ability to be an effortlessly comfortable full-size sedan is that it will get a second generation at all. Kia revealed three teaser images for their Amanti […]

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The Kia Cadenza, a car I think is probably the best front-wheel drive Lincoln that Ford never built, will get redesigned for 2017. What surprises me more than the Cadenza’s ability to be an effortlessly comfortable full-size sedan is that it will get a second generation at all. Kia revealed three teaser images for their Amanti […]

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2016 Kia Sorento Limited V6 Review – Not Your Father’s Kia [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-kia-sorento-limited-v6-review-perfect-acura-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-kia-sorento-limited-v6-review-perfect-acura-video/#comments Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:41:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1210385 Kia gained a well-deserved reputation in the ’90s for cheap and nasty transportation, but lately they are the greatest social climber since Cinderella. “2016 Kia” and “1996 Kia” are totally different from one another. Even “2006 Kia” seems like a distant memory. Unusual for a car company, Kia doesn’t shy away from its troubled beginnings in America, which can be […]

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Kia gained a well-deserved reputation in the ’90s for cheap and nasty transportation, but lately they are the greatest social climber since Cinderella. “2016 Kia” and “1996 Kia” are totally different from one another. Even “2006 Kia” seems like a distant memory. Unusual for a car company, Kia doesn’t shy away from its troubled beginnings in America, which can be […]

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Hyundai Announces New 1.6-liter Hybrid Engine, 8-Speed Auto http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/hyundai-announces-new-1-6-liter-hybrid-engine-8-speed-auto/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/hyundai-announces-new-1-6-liter-hybrid-engine-8-speed-auto/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1205569 Hyundai announced Tuesday its 1.6-liter hybrid engine that will likely appear in the company’s Prius fighter when that car goes on sale around 2017. The company also unveiled a new 8-speed automatic transmission for front-wheel drive cars. The new Kappa 1.6-liter GDI engine runs on an Atkinson cycle and uses cooled exhaust gas recirculation to increase […]

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Hyundai announced Tuesday its 1.6-liter hybrid engine that will likely appear in the company’s Prius fighter when that car goes on sale around 2017. The company also unveiled a new 8-speed automatic transmission for front-wheel drive cars. The new Kappa 1.6-liter GDI engine runs on an Atkinson cycle and uses cooled exhaust gas recirculation to increase […]

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Hyundai Didn’t Do So Hot Because Of China Last Quarter http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/hyundai-didnt-do-so-hot-because-of-china-last-quarter/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/hyundai-didnt-do-so-hot-because-of-china-last-quarter/#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2015 20:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1202977 Hyundai said Thursday that its quarterly profit fell 23 percent after slowing sales in China overshadowed gains made in Europe and North America, Bloomberg reported (via Automotive News). The automaker reported a net income of $1 billion during the third quarter of 2015, which ended on Sept. 30. The loss is in contrast to automakers […]

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Hyundai said Thursday that its quarterly profit fell 23 percent after slowing sales in China overshadowed gains made in Europe and North America, Bloomberg reported (via Automotive News). The automaker reported a net income of $1 billion during the third quarter of 2015, which ended on Sept. 30. The loss is in contrast to automakers […]

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Kia Shows Off New Sportage Ahead of Frankfurt Reveal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/kia-shows-off-new-sportage-ahead-frankfurt-reveal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/kia-shows-off-new-sportage-ahead-frankfurt-reveal/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1154081 Kia released pictures Thursday of its 2017 Sportage ahead of the car’s public debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month. The all-new Sportage sports a new face with dramatically redesigned headlight and fog light clusters and a swept windshield. The headlights don’t connect to the grille anymore, but rather sweep further back above the front wheel arches. (The […]

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Kia released pictures Thursday of its 2017 Sportage ahead of the car’s public debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month. The all-new Sportage sports a new face with dramatically redesigned headlight and fog light clusters and a swept windshield. The headlights don’t connect to the grille anymore, but rather sweep further back above the front wheel arches. (The […]

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Report: Kia Won’t Make GT Until 2017 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/report-kia-wont-make-gt-until-2017/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/report-kia-wont-make-gt-until-2017/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1136370 Fresh after news Thursday that Hyundai wouldn’t be making a new sportscar and Kia would be, the latter Korean automaker said it has put on hold its plans to make a four-door coupe until 2017, AutoExpress is reporting. The first sportscar from the Kia brand would likely be on the Genesis platform and could offer […]

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Fresh after news Thursday that Hyundai wouldn’t be making a new sportscar and Kia would be, the latter Korean automaker said it has put on hold its plans to make a four-door coupe until 2017, AutoExpress is reporting. The first sportscar from the Kia brand would likely be on the Genesis platform and could offer […]

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Kia Prepping New Sports Car by 2020; Hyundai Isn’t http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/kia-prepping-new-sports-car-2020-hyundai-isnt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/kia-prepping-new-sports-car-2020-hyundai-isnt/#comments Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1135418 Kia’s chief in the U.K. says the automaker will have a new sports car by the end of the decade, Autocar is reporting. Hyundai probably won’t. The two reports roughly detail a global business case the Korean is making for a small, lightweight sportscar that would be sold worldwide and further positioning for the brands. According to […]

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Kia’s chief in the U.K. says the automaker will have a new sports car by the end of the decade, Autocar is reporting. Hyundai probably won’t. The two reports roughly detail a global business case the Korean is making for a small, lightweight sportscar that would be sold worldwide and further positioning for the brands. According to […]

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Review: 2015 Kia Soul EV (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/review-2015-kia-soul-ev-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/review-2015-kia-soul-ev-video/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1042177   EV “conversions” make for strange bedfellows when it comes to competition. There is no gasoline Kia Soul that competed even slightly with Mercedes or BMW. Oddly enough however, when you electrify one of the least expensive cars in America, you end up with with a Kia on the same cross-shop list as the i3 […]

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  EV “conversions” make for strange bedfellows when it comes to competition. There is no gasoline Kia Soul that competed even slightly with Mercedes or BMW. Oddly enough however, when you electrify one of the least expensive cars in America, you end up with with a Kia on the same cross-shop list as the i3 […]

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Review: 2015 Kia Sedona – With Two Strikes, Kia Steps Into The Minivan Batter’s Box Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/review-2015-kia-sedona-two-strikes-kia-steps-minivan-batters-box/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/review-2015-kia-sedona-two-strikes-kia-steps-minivan-batters-box/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:15:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1043274 Unlike the Honda Odyssey, the all-new, 2015, third-generation Kia Sedona is not the most efficient and athletic minivan on sale today. Unlike the Dodge Grand Caravan, the new Sedona is not the most affordable and flexible. Unlike the Toyota Sienna, the Sedona doesn’t offer unique features like all-wheel-drive or Driver Easy Speak.  • U.S. Market […]

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Unlike the Honda Odyssey, the all-new, 2015, third-generation Kia Sedona is not the most efficient and athletic minivan on sale today. Unlike the Dodge Grand Caravan, the new Sedona is not the most affordable and flexible. Unlike the Toyota Sienna, the Sedona doesn’t offer unique features like all-wheel-drive or Driver Easy Speak.  • U.S. Market […]

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Capsule Review: 2015 Kia Forte5 SX Turbo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/capsule-review-2015-kia-forte5-sx-turbo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/capsule-review-2015-kia-forte5-sx-turbo/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:22:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1018058 Kia’s second-generation Forte, a successor to the Spectra and Sephia, spawned coupe and hatchback derivatives just like its predecessor. But in second-gen form, Kia took it a step further by inserting the 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder from the Hyundai Veloster Turbo into top-spec Forte5 hatchbacks and two-door Koups. While Forte EX sedans top out with a […]

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Kia’s second-generation Forte, a successor to the Spectra and Sephia, spawned coupe and hatchback derivatives just like its predecessor. But in second-gen form, Kia took it a step further by inserting the 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder from the Hyundai Veloster Turbo into top-spec Forte5 hatchbacks and two-door Koups. While Forte EX sedans top out with a […]

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Sources: Hyundai Expanding SUV Production In US Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/sources-hyundai-expanding-suv-production-us-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/sources-hyundai-expanding-suv-production-us-market/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1020409 Per inside sources, Hyundai is planning to increase SUV production in the United States in an effort to capture more consumers amid low fuel prices. Reuters reports the automaker’s sales of the Elantra and Sonata have slowed as some consumers in the U.S. spend their money on SUVs and crossovers, prompting the company’s shift toward […]

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Per inside sources, Hyundai is planning to increase SUV production in the United States in an effort to capture more consumers amid low fuel prices. Reuters reports the automaker’s sales of the Elantra and Sonata have slowed as some consumers in the U.S. spend their money on SUVs and crossovers, prompting the company’s shift toward […]

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