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

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'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

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

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 1:29pm 5/20/14 1:29pm