Kia

Kia Motors Corporation, or simply Kia or Kia Motors, is South-Korea’s second-largest car manufacturer after Hyundai, which is also its sister company. Kia’s roots trace back to 1944, when Kyungsung Precision Industry was founded. At that time, the company was making steel tubing and bicycle parts, which in 1951 led to the R&D of Korea’s first domestic bicycle, named Samchully. One year later, Kyungsung Precision Industry changed its name to Kia Industries and started building Honda-licensed motorcycles and Mazda-licensed trucks and cars.

Kia is also owner in 22 different Hyundai companies, while Hyundai owns a 33.88% stake in Kia Motors. Kia’s central office is located in Gangnam District in Seoul. In 1992, Kia set foot on U.S. soil, with the first Kia-branded cars to be sold here reaching the customers through four dealerships in Portland, Oregon, beginning with February 1994. By 1995, Kia operated 100+ dealerships across the U.S., managing to sell 24,740 cars. From 2005 onwards, the company has been focusing on design as a future growth engine. In this regard, Kia hired Peter Schreyer, who coined the Tiger Nose front grille design.

The 2022 Kia Carens Is An MPV No More, Should It Return To The U.S.?

The 2022 Kia Carens Is An MPV No More, Should It Return To The U.S.?

The new Kia Carens transforms into a crossover SUV as a way to attract buyers

You probably don’t remember the Kia Carens. It was last sold in August 2010 due to MPVs being unpopular in the United States. The Carens still went on sale as the Rondo in Canada, but only until the 2017 model year, yet again a victim of SUVs and crossovers.

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2023 Kia Niro Breaks Cover With Striking Looks And Varying Degrees Of Electrification

2023 Kia Niro Breaks Cover With Striking Looks And Varying Degrees Of Electrification

Take a look at the new Kia Niro and how much it has radically changed from the outgoing model

Kia has pulled off the wraps of the all-new Niro small crossover SUV, nearly five years after the outgoing model made its debut in the United States. Prototypes of the 2023 Niro have been spotted testing prior to today’s unveiling, so this is the first time we’re seeing its Habaniro Concept-inspired design.

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The Kia Stinger Is On Its Death Bed But Paved the Way of Transformation

The Kia Stinger Is On Its Death Bed But Paved the Way of Transformation

The Kia Stinger never lived up to sales expectations and shifts in the automotive industry have ruled out a successor – at least a direct successor, anyway

There’s no deny that as awesome as it is, the Kia Stinger never lived up to sales expectations. As a fighter against cars like the BMW 4 Series and Audi S5, and Mercedes C-Class, it had big shoes to fill, but one could argue that Kia has yet to shed that econobox aura. At least not enough for it to have a true sports sedan – and the Kia Stinger is undoubtedly that – actually be successful against well-established names with big enthusiast followings. As the automotive industry has shifted, Kia’s strategy has too, and that means that the Stinger can’t live on as it is, nor will there be a direct successor, but that doesn’t mean the Stinger won’t live on.

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The New Kia Sportage Hybrid Emphasizes Efficiency in a Gorgeous Package

The New Kia Sportage Hybrid Emphasizes Efficiency in a Gorgeous Package

The Sportage Hybrid offers incredible range on a single fill-up thanks to a tiny 44-kW electric motor and 1.5-kWh battery

Over the past few months, Kia has revealed the all-new Sportage twice. In July we got our first look at the new Sportage, and then in October, Kia revealed the Euro-spec Sportage - a first for the model. The biggest highlights include a bold and sporty exterior design, a stylish cabin, and a brand-new (optional) 2.5-liter engine. Today, at the L.A. Auto Show, Kia revealed the all-new Kia Sportage Hybrid, and it offers up to 500 miles (805 km) of range on a single tank of gas.

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The EV9 Concept Previews Kia's Assault on the Premium EV Segment

The EV9 Concept Previews Kia’s Assault on the Premium EV Segment

The Kia EV9 is sharp and aggressive on the outside yet remarkably smooth on the inside

Right around the same time that Hyundai revealed its new SEVEN Concept, Kia revealed the new EV9 concept, which is arguably, a little more production ready. Like the SEVEN Concept, the EV9 previews a real production model, but it’s not quite so large, and has more of an aggressive exterior appearance while the interior has hints of luxury all around. Is this the future of Kia? We certainly hope so.

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KIA Has Some Big Plans for the LA Auto Show

KIA Has Some Big Plans for the LA Auto Show

KIA just gave us some teasers for the upcoming EV9 SUV, and based on the styling, it might be more capable than we think.

KIA is planning on fully revealing the EV9 SUV on November 17 at the Los Angeles Auto show, but before that has happened, the brand has released some new teaser images.

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KIA Shows Off The EV9 Concept

KIA Shows Off The EV9 Concept

The Korean Automaker teased images off its full size all electric concept SUV, prior to its official reveal on November 17 in L.A.

KIA has released a collection of official sketches of its upcoming EV9 Concept as part of the "Kia Sustainability Movement”. The images of the concept show off both the exterior and interior of the Concept EV9.

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New Generation 2023 Kia Sportage Unveiled For the U.S. With Three New Off-Road Trims

New Generation 2023 Kia Sportage Unveiled For the U.S. With Three New Off-Road Trims

A new design language, an all-new platform, a new engine, updated tech and three new off-road trims are its specialities.

We were all hungry for the new fifth-generation Sportage when it launched a few months back for Asia and Europe. Finally, the day has come, and Kia unveiled this stylish beast with a host of changes compared to the outgoing generation in the U.S. Kia has also announced that the new Sportage will come in adventure-ready trims: X-Line, X-Pro, and X-Pro Prestige.

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2022 Kia Forte

2022 Kia Forte

The Kia Forte shows up with a facelift and a few added driver assistance features.

One of Kia’s cheapest sedans, the Forte, entered 2022 with some exterior design changes and a few added features to make it look modern among the competition. The automaker had unveiled the new Forte or its alias K3 for the home market in April 2021, but the global debut took place later in 2021. In this review, we will cover every aspect of the new 2022 Kia Forte and see how it competes with the competition.

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2022 Kia Sorento

2022 Kia Sorento

2022 model year sees the addition of the new plug-in hybrid version

2022 Kia Sorento prices Sorento LX FWD $29,490 Sorento LX AWD $31,290 Sorento S FWD $32,290 Sorento X-Line S AWD $34,290 Sorento EX FWD $35,390 Sorento X-Line EX AWD $39,090 Sorento SX FWD $38,190 Sorento SX AWD $39,990 Sorento SX-P FWD $41,090 Sorento X-Line SX-P AWD $43,090 Sorento Hybrid (HEV) S FWD $33,990 Sorento Hybrid (HEV) S AWD $35,790 Sorento Hybrid (HEV) EX FWD $35,990 Sorento Hybrid (HEV) EX AWD (...)

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2022 Kia Sportage - European version

2022 Kia Sportage - European version

For the first time in its 28 years of history, Sportage offers an European version
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2022 Kia Niro EV

2022 Kia Niro EV

The 2022 Niro EV is now on sale, with no major updates when compared to previous year
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