Kia News and Reviews


Kia Motors Corporation was founded in 1944. The South Korean automotive manufacturer is headquartered in Seoul and is the second largest car manufacturer in the country. Kia Motors America was incorporated in 1992. The company opened up its first manufacturing plant in the United States in 2009 to produce vehicles for the US/Canadian markets. Today, Kia Canada’s most popular models are the Soul, Forte, Stinger, Seltos, Sportage, Sorento and Telluride.

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Kia recalling over 420,000 vehicles in 3 actions due to fire risk

Sedona minivans named in two recalls; Sorentos and Optimas also affected

Car Safety Auto Industry
Mar 1, 2020, 3:00 PM

Hyundai develops predictive shifting for next-gen automated cars

ICT Connected Shift System uses software in the Transmission Control Unit Read More

Auto Technology Autonomous Driving
Feb 23, 2020, 12:00 PM

Kia attemts to create strength at the bottom with 2021 Seltos SUV

Slotting between Soul and Sportage, Seltos to appeal to young first buyers Read More

New Cars Auto Shows
Nov 22, 2019, 4:30 PM

Kia Futuron concept offers up easter eggs on future Kia SUV design

Design is a vision of how Kia sees the styling of electric SUVs unfolding Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars
Nov 6, 2019, 9:30 PM


11 of the best inexpensive cars in Canada

Sticker prices on the cheapest cars in Canada will still give you mandatory safety items. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry
May 22, 2019, 7:30 AM

Hyundai Group teases introductions in Geneva

Kia all-electric concept and Hyundai performance SUV to take the stage

Auto Shows Future Cars New Cars
Feb 21, 2019, 4:30 PM

Kia Stinger, Jaguar I-Pace win top 2019 AJAC awards

2019 AJAC Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards presented at CIAS

Auto Awards New Cars
Feb 13, 2019, 11:55 PM

Hyundai recalls 170,000 vehicles over engine woes

Recall affects Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata, Kia Optima, Sorento and Sportage

Car Safety Auto Industry
Jan 16, 2019, 4:30 PM


Kia gets emotionally involved in driving at CES

READ system analyzes driver’s emotional state using bio-signal recognition

Kia introduces GT trim level to Forte

New trim levels add turbo engine, sporty cues and enhanced suspension

Auto Shows New Cars
Nov 6, 2018, 2:30 AM

The 15 most aerodynamic everyday cars

The lower the coefficient of drag, the better a car cuts through the air

Auto Industry Fuel Economy
Sep 25, 2018, 10:30 PM

GALLERY: All 30 traditional hybrids on sale in Canada

Looking to save fuel but not ready to plug in? Here are all traditional hybrids available in Canada

Fuel Economy New Cars
Sep 15, 2018, 10:30 PM


About 145,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in June

Kia, VW and supercar makers among the affected, while Takata impacts more

Car Safety Auto Industry
Jul 4, 2018, 9:30 PM

2018 EcoRun surpasses all expectations

AJAC EcoRun continues to be showcase for fuel-efficient vehicles, driving

Audi, Hyundai to partner on fuel-cell development

Two will share existing and future patents on FCEV components, technologies

Green Cars Auto Industry
Jun 20, 2018, 9:30 PM

10 good and 10 not so good brands in Initial Quality

J.D. Power polled 75,000 new buyers during their vehicle’s first 90 days

Auto Industry Auto Awards
Jun 20, 2018, 3:00 AM


FIRST DRIVE: 21 refreshments in the 2019 Kia Sorento

Mid-sized Kia SUV gets a mid-cycle refreshening prior to 3rd gen intro

Automotive Reviews New Cars
Jun 13, 2018, 9:30 PM

UK study finds hybrids fall way short of economy ratings

Some plug-in hybrids missed their advertised ratings by almost 6 L/100 km

Fuel Economy Green Cars
Jun 5, 2018, 10:30 PM

Kia shows off new Niro EV ahead of Paris Motor Show

EV version identical to current hybrid with unique grille, front fascia

Green Cars Auto Shows New Cars
May 7, 2018, 9:30 PM

More than 158,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in March

Non-latching seats and loose steering wheels among the issues addressed

Car Safety Used Cars
Apr 4, 2018, 8:30 PM


Kia stings the luxury market with new K900

Completely redesigned new-generation large sedan reimagined in every way

Auto Shows New Cars Luxury Cars
Mar 28, 2018, 2:00 AM

Kia to debut new EV crossover concept at CES

All electric sub-compact crossover will also debut new technologies

More than 235,000 vehicles recalled in Canada

Hyundai Elantra tops numbers game with nearly 105,000 cars recalled

Car Safety
Jan 1, 2018, 4:10 PM

4 electrified powertrains make Wards Top-10 Engines

EV, fuel-cell and two hybrids make the cut; no Germans represented

Auto Awards Auto Technology
Dec 14, 2017, 6:30 AM


FIRST DRIVE: What makes the 2018 Kia Stinger GT so special?

Gorgeous new Korean luxury sport sedan punches well above its weight and status

New Cars Auto Enthusiasts
Oct 16, 2017, 1:55 AM

Kia wants to inject some venom into GT segment

Stinger 5-door sportback powered by 365-hp 3.3-litre twin-turbo V-6

New Cars
Sep 26, 2017, 5:55 AM

26 models recalled in Canada in August

Canadian recalls issued for 14 brands and a total of 44,165 vehicles

Car Safety
Sep 4, 2017, 4:30 PM

Kia teases new Rio-based mini-SUV

Sub-compact Stonic to take on Chevy Trax and Mazda CX-3, among others

New Cars
Jun 6, 2017, 5:30 PM


Hyundai, Kia to recall combined 1.5 million cars

Engine debris could result in reduced oil flow, leading to engine failure

Car Safety
Apr 7, 2017, 5:30 PM

Move over Prius – here comes the Kia Niro Hybrid!

The Kia Niro is a brand-new, hybrid-only front-wheel-drive crossover – a first for the brand

New Cars Green Cars
Feb 6, 2017, 8:10 AM

2018 Kia Rio 5-door makes North American debut in Montreal

The sub-compact Rio is the second-best selling car in the Kia lineup in Canada

Auto Shows New Cars
Jan 20, 2017, 4:10 AM

Kia develops GT Concept into production Stinger

Stinger is a 4-door fastback sedan (sometimes called a 4-door coupe)

Auto Shows New Cars
Jan 8, 2017, 6:30 AM


Kia Niro recognized for Guinness record

Hybrid crossover drives from LA to NY using just 4 tanks of gasoline

Green Cars New Cars
Dec 18, 2016, 4:30 PM

Green Car of the Year award down to 5 finalists

BMW 3 Series,Chev Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Optima, Toyota Prius

Auto Shows Green Cars
Nov 12, 2016, 5:05 PM

Kia gets a more powerful Soul

New turbocharged engine linked to new 7-speed dual clutch transmission

New Cars
Nov 9, 2016, 3:40 PM

Kia enriches its Soul in Paris

Coming to Europe by end of 2016 but no word yet on North America

Auto Shows New Cars
Sep 24, 2016, 5:30 PM


All you need to know about Kia’s surprising 2017 Cadenza

The 2017 Cadenza is an all-new generation of Kia’s high-value entry-luxe sedan

New Cars Luxury Cars Automotive Reviews
Sep 22, 2016, 1:40 AM

New Kia Rio to debut at Paris Motor Show

Slightly larger, with boxier design, makes for a roomier interior

Auto Shows New Cars
Sep 15, 2016, 4:35 PM

All you need to know about the refreshed 2017 Kia Forte

Updated Forte lineup will be built in a new greenfield plant in Monterrey, Mexico

New Cars Automotive Reviews Auto Industry
Jul 20, 2016, 11:15 PM

Kia, Honda most attractive to families

Asian brands dominate top 10 list, with only one North American entry

Auto Awards
Jun 11, 2016, 5:30 PM