A new study implying that legalizing marijuana could cause more car crashes, more news on Hyundai and Kia fire reports, VW’s boss says the future of Germany’s auto industry could be bleak, and much more. This is The Morning Shift for October 18, 2018.
A Virginia teenager driving his mother’s Kia Soul in July saw smoke and pulled over. He said the “whole car went up in flames” in about five minutes, burning to a shell of its former self. Hundreds of others reported similar, prompting an advocacy group to demand Hyundai and Kia recall 2.9 million vehicles.
Australia, once the land of big V8 muscle cars but spurned by companies like Ford and General Motors, which shut down manufacturing on the continent, has turned to the Kia Stinger GT as its new go-to sports sedan.
New cars come with all sorts of advanced technology designed to keep drivers safe, but all those safety-increasing gadgets come with a price—and it’s not just the initial cost of the technology that’s hitting car owners hard.
It’s not just the awesome Audi wagons anymore. Now, we can add a Kia to the list of cool things we don’t get over here. Meet the 2019 Kia ProCeed, a sleek wagon that will only be available in Europe. I’m not mad about it. At all.
Everyone can find a little something special in New York Fashion Week, whether you like it or not. Yes, even you, Noted Car Dude. That’s because Kia decided it’s about time we start dropping production model debuts in the midst of fancy clothes and high-profile celebrities.
Concern about the risk for Hyundai and Kia vehicles to catch fire has spread recently, with no official recall yet. One Virginia woman wants to hurry that process along, since she said she’s still on the hook for payments on her 2012 Kia Soul that burned to a skeleton of its former self earlier this month.
We have said the Kia Stinger GT is the real deal as it offers a lot of performance and style for the money. One Kia dealer in Kentucky has really pulled out all the stops when it comes to promoting its inventory of these things.
Queensland, Australia’s police department is rolling out 50 Kia Stinger patrol cars this week after the sports sedan received “top reports” from officers, News.com.au reports. This is not surprising, since the car seems like a perfect car for this job.
I know we’ve covered the 2018 Kia Stinger plenty. We’ve had a First Drive of the all-wheel drive one, we’ve had a full review, we’ve covered how it has beaten Mustangs on the dragstrip, the process of buying one, and even written about the freaking key. This car is covered. Even so, the nice press car elves dropped a…
While our world slowly descends into a fiery hellscape, at least new vehicle quality is up. There’s a silver lining to everything. The 2018 JD Initial Quality rankings are out and the highest ranked brands are all Korean this time.
Critics have been singing the 2018 Kia Stinger GT’s praises since the car was released last year, but today was the first time I’ve held the keys to one of these and hot damn–the fob is a thing of beauty. So is the T-shaped shift knob. If this car is as fun to drive as it is to touch, I think it’ll live up to the hype.
I feel like I always need to re-state a disclaimer before Meh Car Mondays about the fundamental nature of a Meh car: a Meh car is not a bad car. A Meh car is just a boring car, a car, that while perhaps highly capable of fulfilling its position as a car, is nevertheless free of character, charm, or any intangible or…
Working with Kia dealers, even in this modern age of car shopping, can be an exercise in futility. Attempting a deal on a Kia Stinger in Florida, a state that is notorious in my experience, for bad dealers, could have been a nightmare. But sometimes things don’t always go as expected. Here’s how I pulled off a deal in…
Nobody bought the last Kia K900, but for reasons beyond me, Kia went ahead and made a new one. It’s a full-size luxury car with Kia’s charming 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 out of the wonderful Stinger. I just still don’t know why.