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Feb. 22, 2007: New Car Net—Kia Set for Triple Unveiling The Kia Rio goes by the name of Pride in Korea. Summary:Along with a couple other models—the cee’d and an unnamed European concept car—Kia plans to unveil a hybrid Rio at the Geneva Motor Show, which begins March 6. "The Rio Hybrid uses a 1.4-litre […]

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Kia has made the new Niro crossover the star of its Super Bowl ad. Teaming up with actress Melissa McCarthy, the Korean automaker shows off various scenarios and on how hard it is to be an “eco-warrior.” But then it goes on to say it’s easy to drive like one with the Niro hybrid which […]

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When the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid goes on sale before the end of the first quarter of this year, it will have a base price of $22,890, without destination fee. The destination fee and prices for two higher trim levels was not divulged in an email by the automaker, but the crossover designed from “the […]

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Kia’s 2017 Niro Hybrid small crossover SUV has just reached dealer showrooms, and the Korean automaker is already talking about a battery electric version. This information was revealed to the UK’s Car Dealer Magazine by Kia Motors’ chief operating officer, Tae-Hyun Oh, at the opening of a new flagship dealership in London. “We have just […]

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When Kia releases the 2016 Soul EV from dealers in California, Washington, Oregon, Georgia later this month, a new entry trim level will be offered to make it more competitive. The converted version of the popular mini-ute will be called the Soul EV-e. It will start at $31,950 before incentives and share the same unchanged-from-2015 […]

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NEW YORK – Kia Motors America released a refreshed version of its Optima today, with a focus on bringing more luxury and comfort to the 2016 sedan. Most changes are subtle. Unlike other releases at the New York Auto Show (like the chiseled new look Lexus gave its RX crossover), the Optima’s modifications are mostly […]

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Kia unveiled the Sportspace at the 85th Annual Geneva Motor Show, a sleek wagon-like concept that is powered by a diesel-hybrid powertrain. The Sportspace concept is powered by the latest evolution of Kia’s diesel-electric T-Hybrid system, previously seen on the Optima T-Hybrid concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Kia explained the 1.7-liter diesel engine […]

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After a two-year investigation into Hyundai and Kia for exaggerating fuel economy ratings, a federal judge approved a record-breaking fine this week but didn’t set aside extra funds for electric vehicle programs. In all, the mpg overstatements will cost the Korean automakers $755 million. Almost half of that is a $360 million fine from the […]

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Less than two months after its global media launch, and only weeks after becoming available to Canadian consumers, the Kia Soul EV has just picked up its first significant award. At a press conference held today in Toronto, Ontario, the Kia Soul EV was awarded the “Best City Car” designation from the Automotive Journalists Association […]

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Kia Motors America’s 2015 Soul was awarded at the 11th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards. The award event was held recently at Local Motors in Chandler, Ariz. For the third consecutive year, local media and athletes rated the Soul best in the urban category after static and dynamic evaluations. “Winning the Active […]

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