Kia Soul will receive a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and possibly an AWD system

Kia Soul is one of company’s bestsellers and in order to keep its crown it will receive additional powertrain options. According to a Kia product planner who spoke with Automobilemag, the... Read more about Kia Soul will receive a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and possibly an AWD system


2015 Kia Soul EV has a starting price of $33,000 sans fees and incentives

The Kia Soul EV will have a price of $33,700 – excluding shipping and government incentives – when the South Korean carmaker rolls out the vehicle in the United States this fall. This means... Read more about 2015 Kia Soul EV has a starting price of $33,000 sans fees and incentives


New plant in Mexico may first built Kia Forte

While Kia is still officially reviewing which nameplates would be produced at its new facility in Monterrey, Mexico, the Forte could be the first to be built at the new site, Reuters says.... Read more about New plant in Mexico may first built Kia Forte


2015 Kia Sorento makes its debut in South Korea, more details and specs released

The 2015 Kia Sorento was introduced in South Korea and as a result, the manufacturer released more details about its third-generation SUV. Featuring a lower roofline and a higher beltline... Read more about 2015 Kia Sorento makes its debut in South Korea, more details and specs released


Kia announces $1 billion investment in a new manufacturing plant in Mexico

Kia officially announced that it will invest around $1 billion in a new, highly automated plant located in Mexico. According to the official press release, the plant will be situated on a... Read more about Kia announces $1 billion investment in a new manufacturing plant in Mexico


Kia aims to sell over 270,000 of the new Sorento globally next year

Kia launched today its all-new 2015 Sorento in South Korea and the company officials revealed the fact that the aim to sell 270,000 units of the new SUV next year. The manufacturer expects... Read more about Kia aims to sell over 270,000 of the new Sorento globally next year


Kia Hamsters are back in new Soul EV spot [w/video]

Kia Motors Corp. has brought back its hamsters, along with their female counterparts. The Kia hamsters are being featured on the carmaker’s fully charged ad campaign for the Soul EV. The... Read more about Kia Hamsters are back in new Soul EV spot [w/video]


Kia Soul gets holy endorsement from Pope Francis

Kia got itself a holy endorsement after Pope Francis chose to have himself ferried by a Kia Soul during his five-day visit in the carmaker’s home turf, South Korea. According to organizers... Read more about Kia Soul gets holy endorsement from Pope Francis


2015 Kia Sorento unveiled with brand new design

After few sketches, Kia officially revealed the new 2015 Sorento. Set to make its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the 2015 Kia Sorento is longer, lower and wider when compared... Read more about 2015 Kia Sorento unveiled with brand new design


2015 Kia Sorento officially announced for 2014 Paris Motor Show

The third-generation Kia Sorento will make its world debut in October at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, according to the Korean manufacturer. Still, until it arrives in the capital of France,... Read more about 2015 Kia Sorento officially announced for 2014 Paris Motor Show


Kia in talks with Mexico over new site in Nuevo Leon

Kia Motors Corp. is holding discussions with Mexico for plans for at least $1.5-billion new auto assembly site at the state of Nuevo Leon. According to Rolando Zubiran, secretary of... Read more about Kia in talks with Mexico over new site in Nuevo Leon


Kia confirms possibility of new manufacturing site in Mexico

Kia has confirmed in a statement that is considering building its next overseas assembly site in Mexico. The confirmation comes following several unconfirmed news reports about the... Read more about Kia confirms possibility of new manufacturing site in Mexico


Kia brings 5 Make-A-Wish kids to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

As part of it being an official sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Kia Motors Corp. has made a donation of US$100,000 to its selected charity, Make-A-Wish International. Kia Motors... Read more about Kia brings 5 Make-A-Wish kids to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil


Kia to break ground on new production site in Mexico

Kia Motors Corp. is intending to soon break ground on a new site in Monterrey, Mexico, an indication that the carmaker and affiliate Hyundai Motor Co. are lifting a moratorium on capacity... Read more about Kia to break ground on new production site in Mexico


2015 Kia Optima arrives with small updates

Kia Optima received some upgrades for the 2015MY but don’t expect design changes as there are none. Still, the 2015 Kia Optima arrives with a Smokey Blue metallic paint, as well as the... Read more about 2015 Kia Optima arrives with small updates


Kia targets to sell 5,000 Soul EVs globally a year

Kia Motors Corp. is targeting selling 5,000 electric versions of Soul subcompact annually globally, with the United States being the EV's largest market. Kia will commence selling the Soul... Read more about Kia targets to sell 5,000 Soul EVs globally a year


Kia severs ties with Los Angeles Clippers after racist comments

Kia knows that in order to effectively reach a marketing message, there is a need to be at the right place at the right time. It successfully achieved that in 2011 during the National... Read more about Kia severs ties with Los Angeles Clippers after racist comments


Kia executives divided on whether brand should offer sporty roadster

Kia Motors Corp. global design chief Peter Schreyer dreams of a sporty roadster, but that might remain a dream at least for now. According to Kia’s overseas marketing chief Lee Soon-nam,... Read more about Kia executives divided on whether brand should offer sporty roadster


Kia is offering new Picanto Quantum special edition in the UK

Kia is now offering a new highly specified model, the Picanto Quantum special edition. Part of Kia’s ‘Originals’ range, the Quantum is available in three-door form and with either a manual... Read more about Kia is offering new Picanto Quantum special edition in the UK


2014 Beijing Motor Show: Kia K4 Concept previews new mid-sized sedan for Chinese market

At the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, Kia celebrated the world premiere of the K4 Concept car that previews a mid-sized sedan developed especially for the Chinese market. According to Kia, the... Read more about 2014 Beijing Motor Show: Kia K4 Concept previews new mid-sized sedan for Chinese market


2015 Kia Sedona teased ahead of 2014 New York Auto Show

The first photo with the 2015 Kia Sedona (sold as Carnival in some markets) emerged today on the web and according to the Korean manufacturer, we will see the new vehicle this month at the... Read more about 2015 Kia Sedona teased ahead of 2014 New York Auto Show


Byung Mo Ahn is now vice-chairman at Kia Motors Corporation

Kia Motors Corp. has named Byung Mo Ahn as its vice-chairman. He is chief executive of Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia. Ahn’s promotion makes him one of two... Read more about Byung Mo Ahn is now vice-chairman at Kia Motors Corporation


Kia launches 5-door performance model in cee’d GT in the UK

Kia is introducing a five-door version of the pro_cee’d GT -- the cee’d GT. The five-door performance model carries the pro_cee’d GT’s styling and equipment level. It is available in two... Read more about Kia launches 5-door performance model in cee’d GT in the UK


Kia to showcase Soul EV at 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Kia will have its all-new Kia Soul EV debut in Europe at the 84th Salon International de l’Automobile in Geneva on March 4, 2014. During the Geneva Motor Show, Kia intends to feature a... Read more about Kia to showcase Soul EV at 2014 Geneva Motor Show


Michael Sprague named new sales chief at Kia Motors America

Michael Sprague is now the executive vice president of sales and marketing of Kia Motors America replacing Tom Loveless. The move is part of a restructuring intended to support Kia’s... Read more about Michael Sprague named new sales chief at Kia Motors America


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