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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’s hamsters are back. In the latest installment of Kia Motors America’s ad campaign, the hamsters are found inhabiting a high-tech, high-energy laboratory and unleashing their inner mad scientists to create an eco-friendly Soul. Kia said set to the infectious beat of Maroon5’s never-before-heard song “Animals,” sparks fly and jaws drop when a surge of […]

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Kia has started volume production of its Soul EV for export sales. The zero-emissions Soul EV is Kia’s first electric vehicle to be marketed by the company outside Korea. Kia said the first vehicles off the production line are destined for select European countries and are scheduled to go on sale across Europe during the […]

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The Kia Provo hybrid concept car is shown for the first time in North America at the Canadian International Auto show (CIAS) opening today. Kia’s Provo concept, debuted at the 83rd Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva. Kia said it mixes ultra-modern technology with a self-confident and agile look to deliver an exciting new B-segment […]

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Kia’s upcoming Soul EV will benefit from cold-tested heating and ventilation benifiting both the driver and the battery. The automaker announced a comprehensive winter testing program is currently being carried for the Soul EV pure electric vehicle ahead of its launch in the second half of 2014. Engineers are subjecting the car to the most […]

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Kia’s new Soul EV has achieved UL Environment validation for bio-based organic carbon content for 10 percent of its interior materials. This news comes a few days before the Soul EV is to have its world premiere at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show later this week. Kia explained various bio-based materials have been applied to […]

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Kia’s CES display highlights the enhanced capabilities of Kia’s UVO EV smartphone app with telematics functionality specifically designed for electric vehicles. This is in anticipation of the launch later this year of Kia’s first all-electric vehicle in the U.S. market. Kia Motors America (KMA) said it brought to the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) its […]

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Hyundai and Kia’s November 2012 fuel ratings kafuffle is taking another step forward. Hyundai Motor America (HMA) and Kia Motors America (KMA) announced Dec. 23 that the Hyundai Group has entered into an agreement with current and former owners and lessees of vehicles affected by the automaker’s November 2012 restatement of fuel economy ratings. Both […]

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Kia will unveil tomorrow, during the Geneva Motor Show, a B-segment concept car made to look like a road-legal racer, incorporating hybrid propulsion technology. The coupe-looking hatchback concept, known as provo, mixes a gasoline-fueled turbo-charged engine with regenerative-electric motors to bring what Kia calls a smart-hybrid solution to this fun-focused concept. The company stated that […]

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A quick scan of the Internet will lead you to written and video reviews of the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid, but you may want to take these with a grain of salt. They were all done based on the 2012 model year car on the assumption the model would carry forth with no changes. However, […]

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