Kia's Newest Concept Car Is A Station Wagon Because Wagons Are Cool

Further proof that wagons are cool hip and trendy these days: Kia's new Sportspace concept car, built to preview their next family car, is a longroof. » 2/17/15 9:32am 2/17/15 9:32am

Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Could Be An Ultra-Efficient Jeep Renegade Fighter

With hype around the 2015 Jeep Renegade maxing out, Kia reckons it can come play with its own spin on the micro "off-roader" idea. The Kia Trail'ster concept has meaty cladding, a roll-back softtop, and a drivetrain that makes it a very interesting proposition, especially if you value efficiency over dirt driving. » 2/12/15 10:24am 2/12/15 10:24am

'Off-Road' Kia Trail'ster: Lots Of Headlights And Skidplate Like A Sled

Somebody left this great front-quarter image of the Kia Trail'ster electric "off-road" concept just laying around the internet, so we grabbed it for you. Looks like, well, a Kia Soul with fender flares and plenty of extra lights... which actually came out pretty nice! » 2/12/15 1:19am 2/12/15 1:19am

This Is Some Of Kia's Soul-Based E-AWD Trail'ster Concept 

Kia's planning on unveiling their Soul-based Trail'ster e-AWD concept at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show, but they're just so damn excited they couldn't help but release this picture, seemingly taken by a dog. This should be a fun concept, and, unlike the other Soul-based "-ster" concepts, maybe it'll actually get made. » 2/06/15 10:30am 2/06/15 10:30am

Kia Is Rolling Out An Electric AWD 'Off-Roader' Concept Next Month

Kia is using the phrases "capable electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD)" and "bold off-roader" to describe the concept they're bringing to the Chicago Auto Show on February 12. Looks a little like a lifted Soul... which could actually be awesome. » 1/30/15 10:43am 1/30/15 10:43am

GM Starts The Year With Another Recall

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 1/02/15 9:40am 1/02/15 9:40am

Kia's Using Precious Adamantium Reserves For This X-Men Themed Sorento

In case you forgot that movie releases onto DVD are almost as big a deal as their releases into theaters, Kia's here to remind you by making a special Sorento to commemorate X-Men: Days of Future Past's release on laserdisc or whatever. They also are pretending you don't know which X-Person this car is based on. » 11/24/14 4:25pm 11/24/14 4:25pm

These Delicious Kia Concepts Serve You Ice Cream And Beer

Kia is now the best car company in the world. Why do I say this? Because their concept cars from the SEMA show are equipped to feed you the two most important food groups, beer and ice cream. Hooray for both of those things! » 11/05/14 4:47pm 11/05/14 4:47pm

Hyundai And Kia Out $745 Million Over False MPG Claims

Hyundai and Kia just agreed to settle a case with the US government for overstating the gas mileage claims on about 900,000 of its cars a few years back. The final toll comes to approximately $745 million, including a $100 million fine, and $250 million in other penalties. » 11/03/14 11:48am 11/03/14 11:48am

Kia GT Greenlit Because Kia Thinks They Can Take On The Audi A7

It's only taken a little more than three years, but Kia has finally given the greenlight to their Kia GT Concept from 2011. It's going to production and will hit U.S. showrooms by the end of 2016, because Kia thinks they can take on the Porsche Panamera and Audi A7. » 10/09/14 3:26pm 10/09/14 3:26pm

Here’s Why Kia Is The Biggest Threat to Mercedes-Benz

It's one of life's simple truths: automotive journalists get to have all the fun. You know it. Your friends know it. Your wife knows it. And now, I especially know it, because I recently got the chance to spend a few days driving the all-new Kia Forte. It was an excellent experience, and I strongly recommend that… » 7/30/14 3:35pm 7/30/14 3:35pm

Fiat Says Fuhgeddabout Any Sort Of Merger With Volkswagen

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 7/23/14 9:00am 7/23/14 9:00am

Golfer Who Accused Dealer Of Bait And Switch Gets Kia K900

Remember the golfer who won a hole-in-one contest and thought he scored a $60,000 Kia K900, but actually just won $25,000 in sneaky bait and switch? The dealership is going to give him a brand new K900 after facing media pressure. Woo, media pressure! » 7/20/14 9:02am 7/20/14 9:02am

How Not To Move A Refrigerator

There are many good ways to move a fridge: pickup truck, rented van, and a team of pack mules are just a few. A compact Kia wagon is not one of these ways. » 6/16/14 1:31pm 6/16/14 1:31pm

One Of Those Kia Hamsters Was Charged With Disability Fraud

Hamsters have been working for years to free themselves of the stereotype of being the con-animals of the small-rodent world. That's why the charges against Leroy Barnes, one of the dancing Kia Soul hamsters, of illegally collecting $51,000 of workman's comp are so disheartening. Oh, hamsters. » 6/05/14 2:20pm 6/05/14 2:20pm

The Phaeton Will Work This Time, Because Korea

Our friend Derek Kreindler from TTAC wrote a great editorial today on why the new Phaeton is foolishness from a business perspective. He is correct that mid and large size sedans like the Impala and Taurus on on the decline, but I think Derek is looking at the wrong targets for the big VW. The Impala and Taurus are… » 5/20/14 1:46pm 5/20/14 1:46pm

Nothing Sells A Minivan Like Gymnastic Burlesque Dancers And Liquor

"Hey, Collins, why don't you just get out of here and go to the 2015 Kia Sedona launch party. That should be low-key and keep you out of trouble for a few hours." Erroneous, erroneous on both accounts. » 4/18/14 3:50pm 4/18/14 3:50pm

The Kia Cadenza is the 5-series for People Who Aren't Shallow

In this post I am going to compare two cars that should not be compared and make assumptions about BMW buyers; I expect a good walloping in the comments. I think we have come to a general consensus that the 5-series is no longer the drivers car it once was. And that is o.k. because few buyers (lessees) in this segment… » 3/10/14 10:54am 3/10/14 10:54am

It's Fine If Kia Sells The K900 Through Just A Third Of Its Dealers

It's logical that an automaker's dealers would be thrilled to sell their biggest and/or most prestigious models. That's not happening lately. News the Kia K900 is only being sold at a fraction of Kia outlets sounds strange, but it isn't. It's actually smart. » 2/28/14 9:00pm 2/28/14 9:00pm