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2010 Kia Soul

2010-2013 Kia Soul Recalled To Fix Structural Flaw
2010-2013 Kia Soul Recalled To Fix Structural Flaw

Kia Motors America has issued a recall for select models of the Kia Soul. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a structural problem with the compact car could result in greater damage to vehicle occupants during collisions. ALSO SEE: 2016 Toyota Tacoma: First Look At...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
TCC's Most Popular Reviews of 2010

Each month, TheCarConnection brings you new reviews of the latest new cars, trucks, crossovers and minivans. We're positive you read each and every one, in depth, at your leisure--but let's face it, some cars are more interesting than others. We've poked around in Google Analytics to see which...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TCC's Most Popular Reviews for September 2010

Here at High Gear Media, we're deep in the first-drive cycle for the 2011 model year, even as you're still shopping and reading up on 2010 models. But with 2011 models available in showrooms on a case-by-case basis, those new vehicles are surging on our monthly list of the most-researched vehicles...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TCC's Top Reviews for August 2010: Some Surprises

High Gear Media's editors know plenty about the newest 2011 cars, trucks and crossovers--but you, dear shoppers, are where the rubber truly meets the road. So, what cars are getting you interested in buying something new? According to last month's HGM traffic numbers, it's another strong month for...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Today in Car News: Leaf and Lance, McLaren and Car Czars

Lance Armstrong could be in for a world of legal nightmares with new doping allegations, but Nissan thinks he's still the guy to front some 2011 Leaf marketing. [AutoblogGreen] With Volt and Leaf set to launch, sales of gas-dependent hybrids are falling fast--with the Toyota Prius falling more than...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
Kia Recalls Soul, Sorento For Fire Hazard

Kia is recalling certain Soul and Sorento vehicles from the 2010 and 2011 model years. According to a release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles have fault in their lighting system that could result in a fire. The issue centers around wiring harnesses supplied by...Read More»

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'
Today in Car News: Kia Soul, Road Taxes, and Pickup Deals

After the rush of the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, you'd expect us to slow down at some point, here at High Gear Media. We're doing the opposite, with a first drive of the Ferrari 458 Italia and later this week, a run in a pair of Aston Martin exotics. In the meantime, here's what we're...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TheCarConnection's Most Popular Reviews

We know which new cars, trucks and crossovers we like the best--but which ones are your favorites? Here at TheCarConnection, we've begun the labor of love that is reviewing new cars. As always, for the 2011 model year, we're bringing you full reviews that give you our take on styling, performance...Read More»

2009 Kia Soulster Concept
Kia Unlikely To Build Soul Variants

Back at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show Kia rolled out an oddly styled pickup concept based on its then new Soul compact. The move was intended as means to drum up excitement for the regular Kia Soul hatchback that went on sale that same year but the concept, called the Soul’ster, though never meant...Read More»

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'
Contest: Kia Sets The Hamsters Aside, Wants To See How You Roll

Kia scored a big hit last year with its hamster-themed marketing for the youth-oriented Soul -- a hit so big that the Korean automaker chose to bring it back for another round this summer. But now, Kia is putting that campaign aside for a minute, and it's turning the camera on you. Yes, Kia is...Read More»

Screencap for Canadian ad for the Kia Soul
Video: Kia Gets To The Soul Of Social

A few weeks ago, Kia resuscitated its popular "hamsters" campaign for the Kia Soul with a new commercial, new social media (including an alignment with "Petville"), and even a new clothing line. As with the ads from 2009, Kia's hamsters play the role of young, hip, hip hop-loving urbanites...Read More»

Screencap from Kia's summer 2010 commercial for the Soul
Kia And Hamsters And Petville, Oh My: The Soul Returns To Facebook

We have good news and bad news. The good news: for a third year, Kia will underwrite the Vans Warped Tour, which, for those who haven't been, is a lot like Lollapalooza, except people actually go. The bad news: Kia is bringing the Soul back to Facebook, which didn't go too well the first time...Read More»

Screencap from Kia's summer 2010 commercial for the Soul
Video: Kia Sells Its Soul With Hip Hop Hamsters

At the 2010 New York Auto Show, Neilsen handed Kia its top automotive advertising prize for last year's "New Way to Roll" ad, which featured some fairly hip hamsters cruising city streets in a bright red Kia Soul. Now, Kia is resuscitating those hamsters -- or their more urban, East Coast cousins...Read More»

Kia 'Hamsters' commercial
2010 New York Auto Show: Nielsen Names Winners Of 2010 Ad Awards

A couple of weeks ago, Nielsen ripped open a few envelopes and announced the nominees for its 2010 Automotive Ad awards. Unfortunately, last year's  economic storm clouds forced most automakers to be very conservative with their marketing, so the pool of ads Nielsen had to draw from was somewhat...Read More»

Kia 'Hamsters' commercial
Video: Nielsen Announces Nominees for 2010 Automotive Ad Awards

Hollywood celebutantes and big-shot producers aren't the only folks enjoying awards shows these days: auto industry types (and their ad agencies) are also getting in on the fun with Nielsen's annual Automotive Ad Awards. Nielsen has just announced its slate of nominees for the 2010 awards, which...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»

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»

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»