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Forget hamsters, the 2020 Kia Soul EV is charming by itself

Forget hamsters, the 2020 Kia Soul EV is charming by itself

Kia doesn't need hamsters any more: the 2020 Soul and Soul EV are compelling enough on their own merits. With the furry sidekicks out of the way, the third-generation Soul hatchback can focus instead on its own particular recipe of quirky style and punchy performance, particularly in its newest electric form.

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2020 Kia Soul EV leads funky 3rd-Gen refresh

2020 Kia Soul EV leads funky 3rd-Gen refresh

Kia has pulled the wraps off the brand-new 2020 Soul, including both the 2020 Soul EV electric hatchback, and its gas-engined siblings. Debuting at the LA Auto Show 2016, the new Soul gets fresh styling that riffs off the boxy aesthetic of the old car but with cleaner detailing.

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Hyundai and Kia reveal solar roof cars

Hyundai and Kia reveal solar roof cars

Hyundai and Kia plan to integrate solar roofs and hoods into their cars, taking advantage of free sunshine energy to maximize efficiency in more than just EVs. The scheme will see Hyundai Motor Group develop three types of its own solar roof systems, including a semi-transparent panel which won't force drivers to sacrifice a sunroof.

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Consumer Reports Auto Reliability results: USA down, Asia up

Consumer Reports Auto Reliability results: USA down, Asia up

In Consumer Reports annual reliability survey, it would appear that US-based brands are moving downward while Asian automakers take the cake. These reliability rankings cover a total of 29 brands, this year, and all domestic (USA) brands rank in the bottom half of the list. Volvo ranks last, while Cadillac takes the 28 spot as the lowest-ranked domestic brand.

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The 2018 Best All-Wheel Drive Sedans for Under $40k

The 2018 Best All-Wheel Drive Sedans for Under $40k

Crossovers and SUVs are popular due to many reasons. It may be due to the taller ride height and a more commanding view of the road. But one of the most important factor is the availability of the sure-footed traction and handling of a proper all-wheel drive or four-wheel drivetrain.

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2020 Kia Telluride eight-seat SUV previewed with Texas-themed runway one-off

2020 Kia Telluride eight-seat SUV previewed with Texas-themed runway one-off

The Kia Telluride SUV concept was first revealed at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, and now Kia is previewing the 2020 production model due early next year with another play on the eight-seater. The new, full-size SUV gets the magic touch of fashion designer Brandon Maxwell, in fact, with a Texas-inspired runway collection at the New York Fashion Week 2018.

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Kia Separated Sound Zone tech lets you listen to your own tunes

Kia Separated Sound Zone tech lets you listen to your own tunes

We all know the pain of being in a car for a long trip and being forced to listen to the music someone else likes when you hate the genre. Kia has some new tech is it talking up that could mean you never have to hear dad's easy listening music again. The tech is called Separated Sound Zone (SSZ) and it allows each passenger to listen to different music without having to resort to headphones.

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2018 Kia Sportage gets updated outside and in plus hybrid diesel power

2018 Kia Sportage gets updated outside and in plus hybrid diesel power

Kia has unveiled the heavy refreshed 2018 Kia Sportage. Kia updated the exterior along with a modernizing the interior with new upholstery and instruments. The Sportage is very important to Kia because it is the bestselling vehicle in the world for the automaker.

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Kia Niro EV gets official at Busan Motor Show

Kia Niro EV gets official at Busan Motor Show

Kia has shared new images and details of its Niro EV at the Busan Motor Show in Korea. The all-electric Niro EV has a driving range of 236 miles and we got our first glimpse at the EV back in May. Kia says that the Niro EV is a crossover with an "eye-catching" design.

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2018 Kia Sportage gains mild-hybrid diesel power

2018 Kia Sportage gains mild-hybrid diesel power

Kia has unveiled the new 2018 Sportage SUV bringing a new exterior and interior design. The Sportage also gains new power options along with new safety and infotainment technology. The biggest change is the EcoDynamic+ 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain.

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Kia Niro EV revealed with 236 mile electric range

Kia Niro EV revealed with 236 mile electric range

Kia has taken the wraps off its new Niro EV electric crossover, an all-EV version of the compact city car. The battery-electric vehicle was previewed at CES 2018 back in January, but this is the first time we've seen it in production form. As you might expect, a few of the more showy design features have been lost along the way.

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Kia enables Alexa Control Over Many Vehicle Functions

Kia enables Alexa Control Over Many Vehicle Functions

Kia has announced that owners of certain models of its cars are now able to control a number of functions using their voice. The commands come thanks to integration between Kia and the Amazon Alexa voice assistant. Features that can be controlled with the voice include starting and stopping the engine and operation of the climate control system.

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