Tag: Kia

Freedom of Choice: Kia’s Stinger GTS Is Whatever Its Owner Wants It to Be

It’s strange how, after an automaker goes to the trouble of building a car aimed at the perpetually cranky enthusiast crowd, you can sometimes forget the vehicle exists. That’s the case with the Kia Stinger. Introduced in 2017, the liftback sedan — offered in turbo four-cylinder and V6 guise, rear- or all-wheel drive — still eludes […]

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NHTSA Opens Probe Into 3 Million Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Over Fires; Veloster Recalled Over Stalling Issue

<img data-attachment-id="1649912" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Large-793-2012HyundaiSonata-e1542823799532.jpg" data-orig-size="2021,1322" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D3","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1264357421","copyright":"\u00a9 Morgan J Segal","focal_length":"35","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.033333333333333","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2011 Hyundai Sonata" data-image-description=" hyundai ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Large-793-2012HyundaiSonata-450×294.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Large-793-2012HyundaiSonata-610×399.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1649912 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Large-793-2012HyundaiSonata-610×399.jpg” alt=”2011 Hyundai Sonata” width=”610″ height=”399″> This isn’t an April Fools joke, sadly, for Hyundai and Kia Motors. After years of investigations and the recall of over 2.3 million models, Hyundai’s engine controversy […]

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We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs

When your author hears the word “Masterpiece,” his mind conjures up images of a coveted line of K-frame Smith & Wesson revolvers, one of which still exists on the market. Kia’s not thinking about guns, though the themes of toughness, precision, and premium appeal carry over to the automotive world. Masterpiece is the name applied […]

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Ola bags $300 million from Hyundai and Kia for mobility solutions and electric vehicles

India’s ride-hailing company Ola, which made its international debut last year, is getting more serious about its smart mobility solutions and electric vehicles efforts. The company has secured a $300 million investment from Hyundai and Kia to collaborate on building new fleet solutions and explore mobility solutions for global markets. As part of the investment, Ola […]

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Point Taken: Kia Mystery Concept Pokes Fun at Ridiculous Design Trend

Last week, Kia teased a mystery concept bound for a Geneva Motor Show unveiling as a way to show off its consistently improving skills in automotive design. With a second batch of teaser photos cropping up on Thursday, it’s now abundantly clear the brand made no small effort to create a shining beacon of vehicular style. […]

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Leaking Oil, Hot Gas Leads to Dual Hyundai/Kia Recalls

After roaring out of the recession with revamped offerings and soaring sales, Hyundai and its Kia sister brand now face a seemingly endless slew of recalls. The latest involve a trio of popular crossovers, with the automaker warning of potential engine damage if the matter goes unaddressed. The two recalls cover 534,000 U.S. vehicles. Affected models […]

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Kia’s Niro Hybrids Lose Some of Their Anonymity for 2019

While the Kia Niro has its faults, most are forgivable. The vehicle’s imperfect highway manners and lackadaisical acceleration are easily offset by its competence in an urban or backroad environment. We’ve collectively praised just about every version of the Niro offered within North America over the last two years simply because it does the livability thing […]

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With Its Mystery Concept, Kia Hopes to Cast a Sexy Glow Over Its EV Stable

Let’s face it — with the possible exception of the Stinger, Kia’s vehicle lineup is hardly the automotive equivalent of Britt Ekland, circa 1971. Few are. Still, the automaker has made great strides in terms of design, as well as quality. Also on the march is the brand’s technological prowess, and it’s this knowledge that […]

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Hyundai Raided in South Korea Over Theta II Engine Recall

In 2017, United States safety regulators opened a formal investigation into the recall of roughly 1.7 million vehicles built by Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate, Kia Motor Corp, after being tipped off by a former employee. The informant claimed the automaker wasn’t handling the issue properly. That same year, South Korean civic group YMCA filed […]

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The Kia Telluride’s Fuel Economy Is Pretty Much Exactly What You’d Expect

Built with the sprawling American lifestyle in mind, Kia’s range-topping Telluride doesn’t deploy any fancy tricks to lower its fuel consumption. With EPA fuel economy figures for the 2020 Telluride now out, the three-row midsizer can rest assured that few consumers will take its thirst as a selling point or deal breaker. The Telluride begins […]

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2019 Kia Sorento SXL V6 AWD Review – Head In The Clouds

2019 Kia Sorento SXL V6 AWD 3.3-liter V6, DOHC (290 hp @ 6,400 rpm, 252 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm) Eight-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive 19 city / 24 highway / 21 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 12.5 city / 9.7 highway / 11.2 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 20.7 (observed mileage, MPG) Base Price: $47,480 US / […]

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2020 Kia Telluride: One Word, Folks – ‘America’

Is it possible to be more American that a Kia Telluride? Probably not. Clint Eastwood drove one in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. John Rambo rolled into a small, Northwestern town behind the wheel of one shortly after his repatriation. John Wayne owned two, and the Telluride was the first vehicle to storm […]

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From M to N to R&D Boss: Albert Biermann’s Promotion Has Hyundai Fans Daydreaming

What new products will Albert Biermann spearhead? That’s what Hyundai watchers wonder as they read that the former BMW M performance head — and later boss of Hyundai’s fledgling N division — has in store for the Korean automaker. Late last week, Hyundai announced that Biermann would become the first foreign-born executive in charge of […]

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2018 Kia Niro PHEV Review – A Spreadsheet Nerd’s Dream

2018 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium 1.6-liter inline four with 60 hp electric motor (139 hp, 195 lb-ft combined) Six-speed dual-clutch transmission, front-wheel drive 48 city / 44 highway / 46 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 105 (EPA rating, MPGe) 81.5 (observed mileage, MPG) Base Price: $35,440 US As Tested: $35,575 US Prices include $940 destination […]

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