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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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The Kia Soul EV has earned an important certification for its whole-life environmental credentials. TÜV Nord, an independent technical inspection organization, has certified the new Kia Soul EV according to the ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standard. Kia explained the LCA examines the environmental impact of both the car and the overall manufacturing process […]

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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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The U.S. alternative-energy passenger vehicle market has been growing steadily since the first couple of hybrids were launched in 1999 and for 2014 things are really heating up. While petroleum remains by far America’s motive power of choice, the move away from pure gasoline is well underway, and the alternative vehicle count will increase by […]

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Kia Motors America (KMA) announced plans to offer an all-electric version of the company’s Soul urban passenger vehicle in select markets in 2014. The news of the new EV version was relayed during the company’s media launch of the 2014 Kia Soul. Already one of KMA’s best-selling vehicles, Kia said an all-electric variant is a […]

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Rolling onto campus in time for the start of the 2013-14 school year, Student Car Share will be launching at 16 university and college campuses across Ontario and one in Quebec in September. Student Car Share (SCS) describes itself as the first car sharing service in Canada geared towards the transportation needs of students 18 […]

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Kia Motors unveiled today at the 113th New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) a revised version of its most iconic people mover, the all-new 2014 Soul urban utility vehicle. The signature Soul design is still instantly recognizable, with more than a passing nod to the cutting-edge Track’ster concept that was unveiled last year. The base […]

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The Honda Insight and Toyota Prius received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s “Top Safety Pick” award based on front, side, and rear crash testing. The rating dispels the myth that high fuel efficiency always requires a compromise in terms safety. To earn the Insurance Institute’s “Top Safety Pick,” a vehicle has to earn good […]

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The new Kia Soul is a small stylish boxy street-cruiser that will compete directly with Scion’s trendsetting xB. Both vehicles exude a hip and youthful vibe. It’s another example of Hyundai proving itself as a maker of higher-quality cutting-edge fuel-efficient automobiles. The Kia Soul’s tag line is, “A new way to roll…50+ accessories, 31 mpg/hwy, […]

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