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2018 Kia Rio offers CarPlay and Android Auto on a budget

2018 Kia Rio offers CarPlay and Android Auto on a budget

Kia's 2018 Rio Sedan and 5-door may not be the most exciting cars of the New York International Auto Show this week, but that's not to say they're not special in their own way. The fourth-generation of the automaker's subcompact car, they promise to bundle together not only the technology but the safety that small car buyers might demand. In doing so, Kia's hoping it can steal away some buyers that might ordinarily head down to their nearest Ford or Chevrolet dealership.

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5 Mid-Size SUVs under $40,000 to watch out for in 2017

5 Mid-Size SUVs under $40,000 to watch out for in 2017

Mid-size SUVs are the 'next step' in almost every family's automotive evolution. With enough room to handle a growing brood - especially when trying to fit lanky teenagers in the back seat - along with the kind of cargo space that lets you haul all of your gear at the same time, mid-size sport-utility vehicles are versatile and in many cases surprisingly affordable additions to any driveway.

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2018 Kia Stinger promises BMW-beating grand tourer

2018 Kia Stinger promises BMW-beating grand tourer

Kia might not be the first automaker that comes to mind when asked to think about performance cars, but the 2018 Kia Stinger aims to change all that. Revealed at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017 today, the new "fastback sport sedan" is set to hit Kia dealerships later this year, the company says. It's the finished result of a promise the South Korean automaker made back when it first showed us the Kia GT concept, and said it would definitely be making a production version.

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2017 Kia Sorento in 7 passenger SUV showdown with Toyota, Honda, and Mazda

2017 Kia Sorento in 7 passenger SUV showdown with Toyota, Honda, and Mazda

The 2017 Kia Sorento is a strong 7 passenger crossover contender for anyone looking to step up into a 3 row SUV. Hovering between mid-size and full-size, the recently-redesigned Kia Sorento manages to deliver much of the same comfort, equipment, and practicality that more established brands like Toyota and Honda have to offer, while at the same time undercutting the competition on price.

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2017 Kia Soul Turbo first drive and review – it’s invigoratingly hamstertastic

2017 Kia Soul Turbo first drive and review – it’s invigoratingly hamstertastic

In an age of homogenized design, the Soul is unmistakably a Kia and, internally, it’s known as the company’s most affordable “halo car”. It’s the heart and soul of the company - no pun intended - and in its eight years of production it has smoked the competition, leaving many in the dust and others out of production altogether. Yup, this car is that good – and per the company, the Soul has multi-generational reach across buying demographics.

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Kia’s vision of autonomous cars is a private jet on wheels

Kia’s vision of autonomous cars is a private jet on wheels

When the car drives itself, what do the occupants do? That's the question Kia is pondering with its latest concept, the Soul First Class, which not only does away with the steering wheel but turns both of its cosseted passengers away from the direction of travel. Prepared for this week's SEMA 2016, the one-off Soul is a long way from the nippy little production car.

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2017 Kia Cadenza First Drive: Big car, small market

2017 Kia Cadenza First Drive: Big car, small market

Lurking just below the surface of flashy ad campaigns and country club one-upmanship at the valet station there exists a world of comfortable, handsomely-styled automobiles that deliver 90 percent of the features found in traditional luxury cars almost completely under the radar. The 2017 Kia Cadenza is one such premium sleeper, joining the ranks of the Buick LaCrosse, the Toyota Avalon, and the Nissan Maxima as de facto upscale vehicles that ply the full-size sedan waters with silent dignity.

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KIA announces free CarPlay and Android Auto updates for select models

KIA announces free CarPlay and Android Auto updates for select models

KIA Motors of America has announced a new initiative that will help keep the automaker quite competitive in the world of connected driving. KIA says it will upgrade a number of models featuring either an eligible navigation system or its own UVO3 navigation platform to support Apple's CarPlay or Android Auto. Perhaps the most exciting part of this announcement is that the upgrades will be free to owners of these KIA models.

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Kia tops J.D. Power 2016 IQS, quality rises for brands across the board

Kia tops J.D. Power 2016 IQS, quality rises for brands across the board

After 21 years on the market as a car company, Kia Motors has topped this year's J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. This makes Kia the top company on the J.D. Power 2016 IQS study out of all 33 makes in the United States, marking the first time in 27 years that this list was topped by a non-premium vehicle brand. This year was also a good year for vehicle quality across the board. "Manufacturers are currently making some of the highest quality products we’ve ever seen," said vice president of U.S. automotive quality at J.D. Power, Renee Stephens.

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2017 Kia Cadenza boasts lighter body, first FWD 8-speed transmission

2017 Kia Cadenza boasts lighter body, first FWD 8-speed transmission

At the New York Auto Show 2016, Kia is unveiling the second generation Cadenza. Like its predecessor, it boasts of a spacious cabin and a strong aggressive exterior. Naturally, Kia isn't content with just keeping the status quo. The 2017 Cadenza builds on the success of its forebear, bringing a new, distinctive design, a new lighter yet stronger construction, and a lot more brains to the table. In addition, the new Cadenza showcases Kia's first FWD eight-speed automatic transmission, promising improved power and efficiency in Kia's latest large car model.

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid brings fuel economy in a familiar body

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid brings fuel economy in a familiar body

These days, cars aren't just designed to be powerful or sleek. They're also designed to be eco-friendly from the ground up. Especially with Volkswagen's epic blunder, car makers are putting even more emphasis on fuel efficiency and environment friendliness. At the Chicago Auto Show, Kia is unveiling its own on the trend, blending new and old in one package. With the 2017 Optima Hybrid, the car maker is putting forward its newest fuel efficient powertrain, top of the line intelligent systems, all wrapped in a body inspired by last year's gas-powered Optima sedan.

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Kia unveils the 2017 Optima PHEV, its first plug-in hybrid

Kia unveils the 2017 Optima PHEV, its first plug-in hybrid

Kia is really serious about reaching its 25% fuel efficiency milestone by 2020. How serious, you ask? Serious enough to unveil three hybrids at this week's Chicago Auto Show, two of which come from the car maker's popular Optima lineage. While the 2017 Optima Hybrid already exemplifies Kia's vision of fuel economy, the 2017 Optima Plug-in Hybrid Elecric Vehicle, or PHEV, takes things even further, not only with a more powerful hybrid engine but also by adding an all-electric range, allowing drivers to enjoy as much as 27 miles on the electric motor alone.

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