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2015 Kia Soul EV First-Drive: A new city-car star

2015 Kia Soul EV First-Drive: A new city-car star

Kia’s 2015 Soul EV may look cute, but the company isn’t playing around when it comes to its first all-electric car for the US market. Based on the hit Soul city car, but dumping the gas engines for a torquey electric powertrain, the Soul EV may be following the Leaf, 500e, and Focus EV to market, but its clearly used that extra time to learn from what they got right - and how to avoid their mistakes.

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2015 Kia Soul EV priced up for all-electric drivers

2015 Kia Soul EV priced up for all-electric drivers

Kia has priced up its 2015 Soul EV, the all-electric version of its city car, offering a 93 mile range from a full charge. The Soul EV will kick off at $33,700 for the Base version, Kia has said today, though federal tax rebates could knock that down by as much as $7,500, at least in the initial launch markets.

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2015 Kia K900 First-drive

2015 Kia K900 First-drive

You can’t accuse Kia of not setting itself ambitious challenges, and the 2015 K900 is unquestionably its most provocative play in the US so far. A full-size, rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan, the new K900 is Kia’s play for the high-end market dominated by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Lexus. Buyers of those brands have great expectations, however; SlashGear got behind the wheel to see if the K900 can play with the big boys.

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Hyundai EV in 2016 as Kia preps Soul EV for US

Hyundai EV in 2016 as Kia preps Soul EV for US

Hyundai will join rivals in offering an all-electric car, the first from the company, come 2016, having previously focused the brand's eco-friendly attentions on fuel-cell models. Kia, an affiliate of Hyundai, has pushed the group's electric car message in what Senior VP Lee Ki-sang describes as a "dividing" of roles so far. That division, however, is due to change, even though EV sales in Korea are miniscule.

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SoundHound and Hyundai team for embedded music search and discovery

SoundHound and Hyundai team for embedded music search and discovery

Automaker Hyundai Motor Group has teamed with SoundHound to bring a new music service into some of its 2014 model year Hyundai and Kia cars. SoundHound is a sound search firm that offers tech for an embedded music search and discovery system. The partnership will integrate SoundHound directly into the head unit of the car.

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KIA lump-sum fuel reimbursement program seeks to resolve MPG circus

KIA lump-sum fuel reimbursement program seeks to resolve MPG circus

KIA Motors America has agreed to pay customers an average of $667 to every claimant in the class-action lawsuit over misreported fuel economy ratings. This lump-sum fuel expense reimbursement option is in addition to KIA's existing lifetime reimbursement program. The company announced the agreement today.

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Hyundai and Kia plan Android-based navigation systems for cars

Hyundai and Kia plan Android-based navigation systems for cars

Automotive manufacturers are rushing to include more and more technology inside vehicles to help keep drivers connected and going in the right direction. While some criticized modern vehicle infotainment systems as being a distraction, it's not stopping automotive manufacturers from cramming more and more tech inside the vehicles. Hyundai and Kia have announced that they intend to be the world's first automakers to use Android-based navigation systems in future models.

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2014 KIA Soul EV teased for all-electric drivers

2014 KIA Soul EV teased for all-electric drivers

KIA has confirmed plans to launch an all-electric version of its Soul city car, with the Soul EV set to hit forecourts sometime in 2014. Building on the 2014 Soul we drove last month, the eco-friendly model will eschew hybrid technology and go straight to battery power, though details on the exact power plant KIA will use have not been revealed.

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2014 Kia Soul first drive

2014 Kia Soul first drive

Kia has revealed its second-generation Soul, the company's compact city car, with a more distinctive design, a bigger features list, and the promise of a more involving driving experience. Due to arrive in showrooms in Q4 2013, the new Soul has a stiffer chassis than the model it replaces, introduces a new engine, and even adds Android to the dashboard for better multimedia, navigation, and integration with your phone. Kia invited us down to try out the new 2014 Soul; read on for our first impressions.

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2014 Kia Sedona rejoins lineup after 2013 absence

2014 Kia Sedona rejoins lineup after 2013 absence

The Kia Sedona disappeared from the auto maker's lineup last year, something that changed a few months ago with the announcement of the 2014 model, reviving the series from the dead, so to speak. Now the model has hit showrooms in the US, and will continue to roll out over the coming months, bringing with it a new design.

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2014 Kia Sorento Justice League ebay auction exceeds $37,000

2014 Kia Sorento Justice League ebay auction exceeds $37,000

The Justice League might not normally show up to save the innocent in a crossover utility, but even Superman and Co. could be persuaded by a one-off Kia Sorento complete with custom Jim Lee artwork. The customized car is the eighth in a series of Justice League Super Heroes models Kia and DC Entertainment have produced. The first seven featured each of the seven heroes themselves - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg - while this final model brings all of them together.

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Hyundai and Kia recall over 1.9 million vehicles

Hyundai and Kia recall over 1.9 million vehicles

In what's perhaps one of the largest recalls ever by both Hyundai and Kia, over 1.9 million vehicles are being recalled due to electrical and airbag issues. The 1.9 million vehicles are spread out between three different recall campaigns. Hyundai issued a similar recall back in 2009 over electrical problems with some of its vehicles.

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