Posts Tagged ‘Kia’

NAIAS 2015: Kia

2015 NAIAS Kia

While Kia did not have any exciting new cars to announce in Detroit, they did have plenty of their existing lineup on display. The Soul EV, already being sold in a few select markets, is an all-electric version of their hot-selling Soul with a 93-mile range. While the starting price is high at $33,700, tax credits are available. It is nice to see Kia trying new things with the Soul, but what would get us even more excited is an all-wheel drive version.

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NAIAS 2014: Kia GT4 Stinger Concept, K900 Sedan on Display

2014 NAIAS Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Front

Kia revealed their GT4 Stinger Concept for the first time in Detroit. While it is only a concept with no plans of production, it does hint that a rear-drive sports car may be on the way. The Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S are likely to be its main competitors if/when it gets made, likely still a few years away.

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2013 Kia Optima LX Photo Gallery

The lowest of the Optima line, this LX model is finished in Metal Bronze paint with a beige cloth interior. The light color did not hide dirt well, but otherwise our overall experience was positive. Very similar to the other Kias we have driven, it is a good attempt to lure people to the brand by shedding its cheap image of just a few years ago.

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2013 Kia Rio 5 Review

2013 Kia Rio 5-door LX

1.6L inline-4, 138 hp, 123 lb-ft, front-wheel drive, 6-speed automatic, cloth seats, 28/36 mpg

The Rio was all new for 2012, and 2013 brought only minor updates. The fresh new design is a huge improvement over the old Rio, and it joins the rest of the impressive modern Kia lineup.

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Kia Soul vs. Nissan Cube

2011 Nissan Cube 1.8S
1.8L inline-4, 122 hp, 127 lb-ft, front-wheel drive, CVT automatic, cloth seats, 27/31 mpg

2011 Kia Soul +
2.0L inline-4, 142 hp, 137 lb-ft, front-wheel drive, 4-speed automatic, cloth seats, 24/30 mpg

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2011 Kia Soul Photo Gallery

The Kia Soul provides a great option for those looking to get into a new car on the cheap.

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2011 Kia Sorento LX V6 Review

2011 Kia Sorento LX

3.5L V6, 273 hp, 247 lb-ft, front-wheel drive, 6-speed automatic, cloth seats, 20/26 mpg

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