2023 Kia Mohave Gets Updated In South Korea, Should It Make A U.S. Return?
Remember the Kia Mohave (which was called the Borrego in North America)? Having been discontinued in 2009, the South Korean automaker initially replaced it with the unibody Sorento, and then the equally-sized Telluride in 2020, which proved to be a popular choice in the midsize crossover SUV segment. Still, with the rise in popularity of body-on-frame SUVs like the Toyota 4Runner, should this updated 2023 Kia Mohave return to North America?
Hyundai Motor Group Shuts Down Engine Development Center To Focus On Electrification
Hyundai Motor Group, which is composed of Hyundai itself and Kia, definitely thinks that the future is electric based on its latest move. The South Korean automaker has reportedly shut down its Engine Development Center as it will now pour all of its resources into electrifying its future vehicle lineup.
The 2022 Kia Carens Is An MPV No More, Should It Return To The U.S.?
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.
2023 Kia Niro Breaks Cover With Striking Looks And Varying Degrees Of Electrification
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.
The Kia Stinger Is On Its Death Bed But Paved the Way of Transformation
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.
The New Kia Sportage Hybrid Emphasizes Efficiency in a Gorgeous Package
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.
The EV9 Concept Previews Kia’s Assault on the Premium EV Segment
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.
KIA Has Some Big Plans for the LA Auto Show
KIA Shows Off The EV9 Concept
New Generation 2023 Kia Sportage Unveiled For the U.S. With Three New Off-Road Trims
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.
2022 Kia Forte
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.
2022 Kia Sorento
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 (...)
What is the Cheapest Kia?
The cheapest Kia you can buy in the U.S. is the Rio. The small sedan starts at $15,390 and offers 130 hp channeled through a six-speed automatic gearbox. In Europe, however, the cheapest Kia you can get is the €10,290 Picanto, available with a 1-liter gasoline engine making 67 horsepower.
What is the Sportiest Kia?
The sportiest Kia is the Stinger. It its most performance-oriented iteration, the Kia Stinger adds the GT suffix and is fitted with a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 engine that makes 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. It also sits on 19-inch alloy wheels that hide Brembo brakes, with power reaching the asphalt courtesy of an eight-speed automatic transmission and the available AWD system. The V-6-powered Stinger is also fitted with a limited-slip differential.
What is the Most Popular Kia?
The most popular Kia in the U.S. is the Forte. In 2018, Kia sold 101,980 Forte units, after one year before, the carmaker managed to push 117,596 units. As of July 2019, the Kia Forte reached 57,585 customers. In Europe, however, the Sportage rules supreme when it comes to sales. For example, Kia sold 121,197 Sportage units in 2018 and 129,595 units in 2017. In July 2019, the Kia Sportage reached 10,139 new customers.
What is the Most Expensive Kia?
The most expensive Kia in the U.S. is the K900, thanks to a starting MSRP of $59,900. The K900 packs a 365-horsepower 3.3-liter V-6 married to an AWD setup (similarly to the Stinger) and represents Kia’s response to carmakers such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. In Europe, however, the most expensive Kia is the Stinger, with a starting price tag of €44,490.
What is the Fastest Kia?
The fastest Kia is the Stinger GT. In its most powerful interpretation, powered by the 3.3-liter V-6 engine churning out 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque, the Stinger GT can reach 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.7 seconds and continue the sprint to a top speed of 167 mph.
Are Kia Cars Reliable?
Kia cars are very reliable. Especially more recent models, which have seen the company take extra measures to ensure their dependability. The Telegraph, for example, places Kia at number three out of 20 in a top that looks at the most reliable brands of 2017, with 80 problems per 100 vehicles. According to CNN, Kia is placed in sixth place in a top ten list, but that’s an older ranking from 2015, which is still average by all means. One year later, in 2016, J.D. Power ranked Kia as the most reliable brand in the market, making Kia the first non-luxury carmaker to occupy this privileged position sine 1989.