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The Top 100 Global Brands: How Does Your Automaker Rank?
The Top 100 Global Brands: How Does Your Automaker Rank?

On Tuesday, we shared year-to-date sales stats for most automakers, but sales aren't the only way to measure a company's health. Interbrand takes a broader view of corporate value, and the marketing firm has just released its list of the top 100 global brands. To rank companies, Interbrand looks at...Read More»

2012 Dodge Dart
Car Prices Soar, Incentives Plummet

The good news is, car sales are soaring. Most automakers have already released figures for September, leaving analysts' expectations in the dust. The bad news is, that means demand for cars is high. And when demand is high, so are car prices, making good deals hard to find. Transaction prices are...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai, Kia Workers Vote To Strike: How Will It Affect You?

Bad news for the bigwigs at Hyundai and Kia: workers at the companies' facilities in South Korea have voted to strike. The upside? Unlike walkouts of previous years, these won't last very long, and they aren't likely to affect vehicle availability in the U.S. or anywhere else. Approximately 71% of...Read More»

2009 Kia Borrego
2009 Kia Borrego: Recall Alert

Kia is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2009 model year Borrego SUVs over concerns about faulty brake pedal mounts on vehicles equipped with non-adjustable brake pedals. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected...Read More»

2008 Kia Rio
2006-2008 Kia Rio: Recall Alert

Kia is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2006 to 2008 model year Rio small cars over concerns about a potential airbag problem. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site indicates the potential affected vehicles were built from February 20, 2005...Read More»

2012 Kia Sedona
Kia Sedona Minivan Won't Return For 2013; 2014 Replacement Likely

If you like what you've been seeing from Kia as of late—we sure do, given the brand's sportier, more youthful look and feel, thanks in part from the design direction of Peter Schreyer and his crew—you might think that there must be a fresher version of the Sedona minivan just around the...Read More»

2013 Kia Rio 5-door
2013 Kia Rio: Green Light For Fuel-Saving Stop-Start Option

The 2012 Kia Rio and 2012 Kia Soul models had been poised to be eco-tech trailblazers, as the first affordable mass-market models in the U.S. to offer stop-start, which smartly shuts down the engine when it would otherwise be needlessly idling and automatically (and quickly) restarts it. But plans...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio EX
2012 Kia Rio Video Road Test

The Kia Rio has never been a stand-out competitor in the subcompact class, but Kia is looking to change all that. With aggressive new styling, the Rio has been upgraded into the big leagues for 2012. The Rio may be a Korean car, but the designers are European, and the overall design feels very...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio EX
2012 Kia Rio EX, 2012 Honda Fit Earn Top Subcompact Rankings

If you're shopping for a subcompact ride -- and based on yesterday's news, many of you are -- pay close attention to the 2012 Kia Rio EX and the 2012 Honda Fit. After a recent round of tests, those two models sit at the top of Consumer Reports' rankings for subcompact cars. Consumer Reports divided...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
2012 Kia Red Rock Special Edition Soul: A Red Rock Way To Roll

It’s no secret that automakers showcase concept vehicles at major auto shows to gauge consumer reaction before making a decision to build them – or not. In the case of the Kia Red Rock Special Edition Soul, previously shown as a concept at the 2011 New York Auto Show, consumers reacted...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
Kia, Audi Take Top Spot In Least Expensive Brands To Own: Kelley Blue Book

Savvy consumers know that buying a vehicle is more than just the initial purchase cost. It’s also wise to look at what the overall investment will run over the course of five years. In the 2012 Total Cost of Ownership Awards from Kelley Blue Book (KBB) Kia and Audi come out on top. Kia won...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
Audi, Kia Come Out On Top In New Cost of Ownership Awards: Video

It's easy to compare prices on new cars, but if you really want a clear picture of what a vehicle costs, you need to know more than what's on the window sticker. Kelley Blue Book has taken a range of additional expenses into account and created its first-ever Cost of Ownership Awards. In its...Read More»

2012 Kia Optima SX Limited
2012 Kia Optima SX Limited: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Kia follows up its “Sandman” commercial aired during the Super Bowl with the reveal of its all-new, top-of-the-line 2012 Kia Optima SX Limited model at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Our sister publication MotorAuthority has the scoop direct from the show floor, including live photos of...Read More»

Matthew Broderick in Honda's Super Bowl ad for the 2012 CR-V
Super Bowl XLVI Play-By-Play: Which Ads Run When (With Video)

If you're a football fan, it's easy to keep track of this Sunday's Super Bowl match-up. After all, at 6:30pm Eastern, you have a pretty good idea which teams you'll be watching, right? But do you know what commercials will run and when they'll appear? We thought not. That's why we've put together a...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  -  2012 Detroit Auto Show
Survey: Hyundai, Subaru, Lexus Score High With Dealers

Each year, thousands of consumers answer surveys about cars and the people who sell them. Those studies -- like the ones we recently mentioned about brand loyalty and the shopping habits of men and women -- can tell us a lot about buyers, but for an insider's look at the auto industry, you need to...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Elantra
Gas Mileage Tops List Of Vehicle Purchase Reasons

For the first time in several years, gas mileage tops the list of most influential reasons why consumers purchased their vehicle, surpassing reliability. That’s according to data from the just-released J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Avoider Study. The 2012 Avoider Study, now in its ninth...Read More»

Volkswagen Super Bowl XLV Ad
Super Bowl Should Be A Bonanza For Automakers (Except Kia)

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest advertising events in America, so we'd expect America's biggest advertisers -- namely, the auto industry -- to be front and center during the game. As we've discussed before, spending upwards of $3 million for 30 seconds of advertising is a risky venture, but a...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage SX
2012 Kia Sportage, 2013 Shelby GT500 Prototype, Volt Fires: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, a 2013 Shelby GT500 prototype hit the auction block and a Ferrari F430 was crashed during a test drive. Boulder, Colorado loves hybrids, and car dealers are looking for low-mileage used cars. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We...Read More»

2008 Kia Optima LX
2006-2008 Kia Optima, 2007-2008 Rondo: Recall Alert

Kia is recalling certain 2006-2008 Optima mid-size sedans and 2007-2008 Rondo wagons over concerns about a potential airbag defect. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 145,755. Documentation from Kia breaks out...Read More»

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