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Just three days after Hyundai and Kia agreed to pay $350 million in penalties for what the U.S. government alleged was fudging EPA mpg scores the companies said by 2020 they’d beat South Korea, the United States and Europe regs by 25 percent. Yesterday Hyundai and its affiliate Kia said the mandate was already in […]

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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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AutoShare in Toronto is expanding and offering a more diverse selection of models. Since becoming part of the Enterprise CarShare network in March, AutoShare has been able to offer members more benefits, increased vehicle options and lower rates. As a result, said AutoShare, membership is at an all-time high. AutoShare added it is served by […]

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Kia has been recognized for the design of its Soul compact, including the EV version, as well as for the design of a concept sports car. Kia received International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in the transportation category for both the GT4 Stinger concept vehicle and 2014 Soul, earning Silver and Bronze honors, respectively. Kia received […]

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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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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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The 2014 Soul, Kia Motors America’s (KMA) urban passenger vehicle, has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 5-Star overall safety rating. This bodes well for the electric version of the Soul currently being developed and slated for a U.S. launch in the second half of 2014. As previously reported, the Korean automaker is […]

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