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Updated Kia Rio gains mild-hybrid tech and clutch-by-wire

Updated Kia Rio gains mild-hybrid tech and clutch-by-wire

Kia Motors has announced significant updates for the fourth-generation Kia Rio. The update includes a new exterior and interior safety and infotainment technologies along with the first gasoline 48V mild-hybrid system from Kia. The new Rio also includes one of the first applications of Kia's new clutch-by-wire intelligent manual transmission.

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The Kia Optima is dead, long live the Kia K5!

The Kia Optima is dead, long live the Kia K5!

The Kia Optima is known by many names in various markets, but all of this will change for the revamped 2021 model arriving later this year, apparently. According to recent figures published by the Environmental Protection Agency, the new Optima is renamed as the 2021 Kia K5 for the North American market.

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2020 World Car of the Year: Kia Telluride

2020 World Car of the Year: Kia Telluride

The 2020 World Car Awards had its share of challenges this year due to the coronavirus, but that hasn't stopped the winners being announced this week. Things kicked off last year at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, where the candidates were presented to the public. Next, test drives took place before the Los Angeles Auto Show back in November. That’s when the real fun began, as each juror got the chance to drive all the nominated vehicles. It was also the place where we started casting our votes.

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Kia Niro EV gets cheaper DC fast charging “Kia Select” plan

Kia Niro EV gets cheaper DC fast charging “Kia Select” plan

Kia Niro EV buyers won't get a unique charging network like Tesla owners do, but a new deal should make topping up the compact electric crossover more affordable when you're away from home. The automaker has inked an agreement with Electrify America, and will be using the charger network for a new "Kia Select" program for use on the road.

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2021 Kia Sorento is essentially a midsized Telluride

2021 Kia Sorento is essentially a midsized Telluride

Wait, isn’t the new Kia Seltos supposed to be the baby Telluride? True, but the 2021 Kia Sorento is also following the footsteps of the magnificent Telluride, and that’s a good thing. You see, the Kia Telluride has an open secret: It’s one of the best three-row SUVs you can buy today. And based on what we’re seeing, it seems the new Sorento is destined to move the goalpost even further.

The previous third-generation Sorento was not a bad-looking car, but the new fourth-gen model is beaming with pride. It has a new angular front bumper and horizontal grille similar to the Seltos. The sharper lines and elongated proportions of the vehicle connotes dynamism and confidence. The Sorento is riding on Kia’s new-generation midsize SUV platform, and it’s also the first vehicle to utilize this new chassis design.

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First images of next-gen Kia Sorento surface

First images of next-gen Kia Sorento surface

Kia has shown off the first official images of the next-generation Sorento SUV ahead of its official public debut. The public debut of the SUV will happen at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show. Kia says that its designers used a concept of refined boldness to design the SUV.

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All-New Kia Sorento debut at 2020 Geneva International Motor Show

All-New Kia Sorento debut at 2020 Geneva International Motor Show

Kia has announced that it will be debuting its all-new Sorento at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show. The new Sorento is designed to "take everything life can throw at it" says Kia. The new vehicle represents the fourth generation of the flagship SUV that Kia offers.

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Kia K5 fastback sedan debuts packing all-wheel-drive option

Kia K5 fastback sedan debuts packing all-wheel-drive option

Kia has pulled the covers off a new vehicle called the Kia K5 fastback sedan. The ride showcases future Kia design direction with the new fastback silhouette. Kia notes that the car is a new fastback evolution of its global best-selling sedan.

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2020 Kia Niro Hybrid and 2021 Kia Seltos Debut in LA

2020 Kia Niro Hybrid and 2021 Kia Seltos Debut in LA

Kia has unveiled a pair of vehicles in LA that includes the 2020 Niro Hybrid and the 2021 Kia Seltos. The Niro Hybrid has received enhancements for its mid-cycle refresh that give it new projector-type headlamps and fog lamps. The grille has a diamond pattern and dual chevron-shaped LED running lights.

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Kia Seltos X-Line Concepts roll into LA Auto Show

Kia Seltos X-Line Concepts roll into LA Auto Show

Kia has a pair of new concept vehicles that it has debuted at the LA Auto Show that include the Seltos X-Line concepts. One of the concept cars is the Seltos X-Line Trail Attack concept, and the other is the Seltos X-Line Urban concept. Both were designed at Kia Design Center America and built by Zero to 60 Designs of Corona, CA.

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2021 Kia Optima previewed by this striking K5 sports sedan

2021 Kia Optima previewed by this striking K5 sports sedan

Kia has revealed its newest sedan, and if you've never thought the South Korean automaker's cars were up to much style-wise, the Kia K5 - aka the future 2021 Kia Optima - could well change your mind. Unveiled in Korean spec for now, though with a global launch to follow, the K5 sees Kia hit reboot on its design aesthetic in a more than impressive way.

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Kia Futron Concept is an electric SUV coupe

Kia Futron Concept is an electric SUV coupe

Kia has unveiled a new concept car called the Futron Concept. The automaker says that the concept hints at "the switched-on, electric nature of future SUV designs from the brand." The concept has a lightweight SUV coupe body that has fully-electric all-wheel-drive powertrain.

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