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Kia Adds Shadow Dragon To Soul Lineup
Kia Adds Shadow Dragon To Soul Lineup

Kia today announced the arrival of the special edition Shadow Dragon Soul, the third of four planned special edition Soul models. Showing design themes similar in nature to the Soul “Burner” concept that debuted in 2008 at the Geneva Motor Show, the new Shadow Dragon trim features black...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
Second Drive: 2010 Kia Soul

Los Angeles commuting conditions are quite the proving ground for small cars. With most of LA commute times spent either racing from stoplight to stoplight, crawling along in gridlock, or screaming along expressways at 80 mph or more, these conditions bring out the worst in a lot of small...Read More»

Kia UVO - 2011 Kia Sorento
Kia UVO: In-Car Twitter, Facebook…And 180-MPH TV Viewing

If the first full week of 2010 is any indication, this is looking to be the year when the competition really heats up over in-car connectivity features. With Ford's recent announcement regarding its new iPhone-like MyFord Touch system, including USB-based in-car Wi-fi and an accelerated...Read More»

GMC Urban Utility Concept teaser
The Future Is Smaller: GMC Teases The Urban Utility Concept

GMC isn't known for making small anythings, but that reputation may change after the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. The brand associated with behemoths like the Suburban has just released a couple of teaser images for a small concept vehicle that will be shown at NAIAS called the GMC Urban Utility...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
Microsoft-Powered 'Your Voice' To Debut On 2011 Kia Sorento

Kia is no longer taking second stage with respect to in-car technology. This week it's showing a new voice-control system for communication and audio that sounds every bit as full-featured as industry-leading systems such as Ford's Sync. At the time of its launch a few years ago, Ford was the only...Read More»

Honda Dealership
2009 Auto Sales: Have We Hit Bottom Dead Center, Yet?

As the auto industry prepares for another year of auto shows, new-car introductions and crossed fingers, sales numbers for 2009 will be announced today, by most major automakers. The question rolling around in CEO offices from Tokyo to Stuttgart to Detroit: have we hit bottom dead center yet? It's...Read More»

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'
Tech Watch: Kia To Launch Ford Sync Rival Next Week

Just months after Hyundai announced that it's planning a telematics system to rival GM's OnStar comes news that Hyundai's sister, Kia, is working on a Ford Sync-killer. Details about the system -- called UVO -- remain under wraps, but it's expected to debut at next week's Consumer Electronics Show...Read More»

2009 Kia Borrego
Kia Drops 2010 Borrego From Lineup, Fate TBD

The Kia Borrego could be a one-year wonder. The South Korean automaker says the full-size Borrego sport-utility vehicle will not return to the U.S. for the 2010 model year. The Borrego arrived on the market late in 2008, a victim of poor timing and bad luck. Kia had hoped to sell up to 20,000...Read More»

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'
Limited-Edition 2010 Kia 'Ignition' Soul Rolls Into Showrooms

Here at TCC, we've done a good bit of fawning over the 2010 Kia Soul, and in his expert review, Marty Padgett gave it an impressive 8.2 rating. Like most vehicles in its category, the boxy five-door hatch -- which competes directly with models like the Scion xB and the Nissan Cube --offers a wide...Read More»

2009 Saturn Sky
Power: People Won't Buy Cars From Companies Headed Into Oblivion

Things haven't looked so hot for Chrysler and General Motors this year. And now it's clear that assurances from the government and CEOs weren't enough to overcome the images of…well, sinking ships. And for the image-conscious, buying a car from a failing company or a retired brand? Not so...Read More»

2011 Kia Cadenza
New Cadenza Could Feature First Kia Direct-Injection Engine

The affordable large car segment is starting to get just a little overcrowded, and in a time where customers all around the world are downsizing to smaller midsize models, performance, fuel-economy and overall value is now more important than ever. South Korea’s entrants in this field have...Read More»

2011 Kia Cadenza
2011 Kia Cadenza To Replace Amanti, Meanwhile Optima Is Top Model

Hyundai has risen from barely-noticed econo-car maker to winner of the North America Car of the Year with the Genesis Sedan, but what of little sister Kia? They've been hard at work improving their image, too, and one of their next steps will be the replacement of the Amanti sedan. The Kia Cadenza...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
First U.S.-Built Kia Rolls Off The Line In Georgia

Kia’s first US-built vehicle, a 2011 Sorento SUV, has rolled off the production line at the automaker’s newly built plant in Georgia. The all-white SUV is the first of an expected 300,000 vehicles to be built at the plant annually, and is set to go on sale in January. As for the actual...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze and pre-production 2011 Chevrolet Volt
Cruze At L.A. Auto Show, Sonata Gets Direct-Injection Power: Today’s Car News

While General Motors’ financial strife may be putting many of its development plans on the back burner for now, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is right on track. While the stylish four-door isn’t set to go on sale until late next year, GM has confirmed today that it will be making its U.S...Read More»

2010 Toyota Yaris
2010 Toyota Yaris: Cheapest New Car With Stability Control

It's not surprising at all that the smallest, least expensive vehicles typically get short shrift on features. You won't find power windows or mirrors, central locking, air conditioning, or even sound systems on some of the most affordable versions of the cheapest models. But while most automakers...Read More»

2011 Kia Amanti leak
Early Look At 2011 Kia Amanti

The affordable large car segment is starting to get just a little overcrowded, and in a time where customers all around the world are downsizing to smaller midsize models, performance, fuel-economy and overall value is now more important than ever. South Korea’s entrants in this field have...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
First Drive: 2011 Kia Sorento

What is it?: A new crossover aimed between the Honda CR-V and Honda Pilot, among others The basics: A smoothly rounded shape, V-6 power and available all-wheel drive On sale: January 2010 Price: $20,000 base (est.) Earlier this week, TheCarConnection was among the first dozen journalists to drive...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
Report: Kia Working On Production Diesel-Hybrid For 2012

What do you do when you're already one of the most value-conscious carmakers on the market? You set a goal to pack in more technology than even luxury marques can manage, and do it all in under three years. Or at least that's what you do if you're Kia. According to reports still emerging from the...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte Koup
2010 Kia Forte KOUP Priced From $16,595

In June TheCarConnection got behind the wheel of the 2010 Kia Forte, which shares all of its powertrain options and most of the features and equipment available with the 2010 Kia Forte KOUP, its two-door model mate. But until today, pricing on the KOUP has been held back, waiting for the cars to...Read More»

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