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.
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.
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.
Kia is testing out wireless charging for cars, fitting out a fleet of its Soul EVs with the ability to recharge without needing a plug. The fast-charging wireless power system removes the need to physically plug in an electric vehicle, instead using a power-transmitting pad placed on the ground underneath, and a counterpart receiving pad mounted on the underside of the car.
Kia has unveiled the design of the new K900 luxury sedan ahead of its official world debut at the New York International Auto Show on March 28. The car was designed with close collaboration between the Kia global design HQ in Korea and the US design studio in California.
Kia has announced the official pricing for the 2019 Sorento SUV. The vehicle will come in five trim levels including L, LX, EX, SX, and SX-Limited. The base price for the FWD L is set at $25,990. The 2019 Sorento is refreshed with new front and rear fascias and seven-passenger, three-row seating is standard on all trims this year.
Kia gave its automotive reputation an octane boost last year with the well-esteemed Stinger GT sports sedan, and now it's trying to do the same for its luxury cars. The company has previewed the interior of the all-new 2019 Kia K900 flagship, expected to arrive on dealership forecourts from Q2 this year.
To say Kia has been caught by surprise by just how popular its Stinger sport sedan has been is an understatement. The agile four-door is probably single-handedly changing the South Korean automaker's reputation - for the better - with its widely acclaimed handling and performance. Now, Kia is taking advantage of that attention with the first of what the automaker says will be a series of limited-edition cars, the 2019 Kia Stinger GT Atlantica.
In the US, the Kia Optima is a good seller for Kia and it is based on the Korean market K5. Kia has unveiled a refreshed K5 in Korea and the revised bits of that car give us a look at what we will see on the updated Kia Optima here in the States. Both the North American and European version of the car are expected to get the same updates.
The new Kia Forte evolves for the third generation with design cues inspired by the Stinger, all new in-house designed and built Intelligent Variable Transmission, advanced driver assistance technology, and infotainment. Kia's aiming to move the Forte upmarket with a new design and features to evolve their best selling vehicle into something more so than a compact car that is meant for getting people from points A to B.
Kia is gearing up to launch the all-new 2019 Kia Forte sedan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Ahead of that official debut, Kia is teasing the all-new Forte with three renderings showing off the front/side profile, rear, and interior. The renderings look very nice.