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US automaker squealed on Hyundai & Kia economy fudge says EPA exec

US automaker squealed on Hyundai & Kia economy fudge says EPA exec

A senior exec from a US car manufacturer stuck the knife in on false Hyundai and Kia fuel-economy claims, quietly reporting the foreign marques for "cheating" to the EPA. A "credible" VP from a domestic automaker made the claims back in 2010, former EPA exec Margo Oge confirmed to Automotive News, though declined to confirm which of the brands dropped their Korean rivals in it.

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Kia and DC Comics Batman Optima debuts

Kia and DC Comics Batman Optima debuts

Back at the beginning of the month, I mentioned that Kia and DC Comics had teamed up to create a Justice League series of customized Kia cars. Under the partnership, each of the core members of the Justice League would have their own customized Kias to reflect the superhero's personality. The heroes it would be getting the customize cars included Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg.

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Kia and DC Entertainment to match cars to Justice League superheroes

Kia and DC Entertainment to match cars to Justice League superheroes

Kia Motors and DC Entertainment have announced a partnership to create automobiles wearing colors and customized to go along with each of the core members of the Justice League. DC Entertainment is the company behind the DC Comics brand that Justice League superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg hail from. There will be eight custom cars created under this new partnership.

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Kia launches K3 sedan in Korea

Kia launches K3 sedan in Korea

Kia has announced that it has completed the rollout of its K-series line of vehicles inside Korea. The last product in the K line was the refreshed K3 sedan. The new K3 has been in the works for six years reports the Wall Street Journal and is the latest vehicle and Kia's attempt to shed its bargain car image.

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Kia Soul Review (2012)

Kia Soul Review (2012)

The segment of Small Cars With Unusual Looks is definitely niche in its numbers, but that hasn't stopped Kia's Soul from becoming one of the company's best-sellers. Eye-catching styling and a price that starts not only under $20,000 but in fact from $13,900 - despite offering five seats and lashings of kit - have added up to a no-brainer purchase for many, and now with the 2012 model year Kia hopes to get even more onboard its Soul train. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Verizon, BMW, Toyota and others form 4G car alliance

Verizon, BMW, Toyota and others form 4G car alliance

Verizon is hoping to get your next car online, launching the 4G Venture Forum for Connected Cars to push LTE integration - along with the cloud, mobile content and more - into dashboards. A partnership with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Toyota, along with links to MIT, the 4G Venture Forum for Connected Cars "will collaborate and explore ways to deliver connectivity to vehicles of all types, by leveraging open standards and discussing ways to accelerate development of the 4G LTE ecosystem across automotive OEMs, suppliers, device manufacturers, application developers and content publishers."

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Kia Track’ster concept ditches dreary for MINI Cooper rival

Kia Track’ster concept ditches dreary for MINI Cooper rival

Kia knows it has a lot to do to shed its sensible image and convince would-be buyers it's sexy, inspiring and aspirational, and the Kia Track’ster concept is the first step down that road. Revealed at the Chicago Auto Show today, the Optima Limited Track'ster channels Kia's potential design direction for the next-gen Soul, with "immense LED driving lights" and a 250 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

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Kia Optima and Kia Rondo recalled amid faulty airbags

Kia Optima and Kia Rondo recalled amid faulty airbags

There's another recall on the books, auto owners, this time for 146,000 Kia vehicles on the road due to faulty airbag systems. The models you've got to look out for at the 2006-08 Kia Optima as well as the 2007-08 Kia Rondo, and the situation is that the spring system in the drivers side of the vehicle may become damaged over time - this resulting in no airbag deployment in crashes, that being bad. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administered this recall alert this week.

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