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FIRST DRIVE: 21 refreshments in the 2019 Kia Sorento

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

Bolder looks, revised interior and expanded 3-row offerings among improvements to the Kia SUV that’s bigger than a compact but smaller than a mid-sized. Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Jun 14, 2018, 2:30 AM

UK study finds hybrids fall way short of economy ratings

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

Fuel Economy Green Cars Jun 6, 2018, 2:30 AM

Kia shows off new Niro EV ahead of Paris Motor Show

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

Green Cars Auto Shows New Cars May 8, 2018, 2:30 AM

More than 158,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in March

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

Car Safety Used Cars Apr 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Kia stings the luxury market with new K900

Completely redesigned new-generation large sedan reimagined in every way Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Luxury Cars Mar 28, 2018, 7:00 AM

Kia to debut new EV crossover concept at CES

All electric sub-compact crossover will also debut new technologies

Teaser images released by Kia peg the name at Niro — its new hybrid crossover for 2017, with plans to add plug-in hybrid and all-electric versions. Read More


More than 235,000 vehicles recalled in Canada

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

Most year-end recalls affected motorhomes and bikes, but 237,105 passenger vehicles were named in 23 recalls concerning 29 models from nine brands. Read More

Car Safety Jan 1, 2018, 9:10 PM

4 electrified powertrains make Wards Top-10 Engines

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

WardsAuto's Top-10 recognizes new or significantly altered powertrains in vehicles with MSRPs lower than $63,000 US, as well as winners from last year. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Technology Dec 14, 2017, 11:30 AM

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

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

An unexpected encounter clearly validates this Korean sedan’s mettle as a true gran turismo – a car well worthy of those famously overused initials. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts 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

Developed by former BMW engineer, ride is handled by front MacPherson struts and rear 5-link, with aluminum brace up front and rear stiffened subframe. Read More

New Cars Sep 26, 2017, 10:55 AM

26 models recalled in Canada in August

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

Issues include engines and transmissions, airbags and seatbelt systems, steering systems and chasses, labelling and owner's manuals, and fuel systems. Read More

Car Safety Sep 4, 2017, 9:30 PM

Kia teases new Rio-based mini-SUV

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

Due in second half of 2017, new SUV will share mechanicals and powertrains with Rio, while EV version due in 2018 will borrow from Hyundai Ioniq. Read More

New Cars Jun 6, 2017, 10:30 PM

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Hyundai, Kia to recall combined 1.5 million cars

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

Recall affects Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata, and Kia Optima, Sorento and Sportage, all from 2011-14 and fitted with 2.0-litre or 2.4-litre Theta 4-cyls. Read More

Car Safety Apr 7, 2017, 10:30 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

The Niro is designed to be a regular crossover that happens to be a hybrid, without the gimmicky hybrid features in the Toyota Prius hybrid family. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Feb 6, 2017, 1:10 PM

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

Kia has always offered consumers good value for money and that's even more the case for this Rio 5, with its high level of standard equipment. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Jan 20, 2017, 9:10 AM

Kia develops GT Concept into production Stinger

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

The Stinger is significantly changed from the GT Concept, lacking the French-opening doors, and sporting a larger grille and more aggressive front. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Jan 8, 2017, 11:30 AM

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Kia Niro recognized for Guinness record

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

Hyper-miler Wayne Gerdes (from Carlsbad, California) and Robert Winger (Williamsburg, Virginia) attained 3.07 L/100 km economy over 5,979.4-km route. Read More

Green Cars New Cars Dec 18, 2016, 9:30 PM

Green Car of the Year award down to 5 finalists

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

This year’s finalists represent the momentum electrification is experiencing in the auto industry.~Ron Cogan, Green Car Journal PUblisher and Editor. Read More

Auto Shows Green Cars Nov 12, 2016, 10:05 PM

Kia gets a more powerful Soul

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

201-hp 1.6-litre GDI 4-cylinder to be dropped into Soul for 2017 adds 40 hp and 45 lb-ft to Soul’s present 2.0 4-cylinder’s 161 hp and 151 lb-ft. Read More

New Cars Nov 9, 2016, 8:40 PM

Kia enriches its Soul in Paris

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

New 1.6-litre turbocharged direct-injected 4-cylinder engine (T-GDI, for short) makes 201 hp and will be paired with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Sep 24, 2016, 10:30 PM

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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

Roomy, comfortable, thoughtfully trimmed and feature-filled, with top-ranked quality as well, Kia’s new Cadenza is worthy of new consideration. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Automotive Reviews Sep 22, 2016, 6:40 AM

New Kia Rio to debut at Paris Motor Show

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

An evolution of the current design, the fourth generation hatchback also features increased connecetivity, and is due in the first quarter of 2017. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Sep 15, 2016, 9:35 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

The 2017 Forte gets subtle styling changes, a new engine and new transmission focused on fuel economy, and a new plant to build it. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Auto Industry Jul 21, 2016, 4:15 AM

Kia, Honda most attractive to families

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

Ten vehicles chosen as new car purchases blessed with style, substance and kid-friendly features, in sizes and shapes to suit all family needs. Read More

Auto Awards Jun 11, 2016, 10:30 PM

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Kia Optima wagon would do well in Canada

Sportswagon set to make debut in Geneva and hit showrooms in Q4 2016

The Canadian market is similar in consumer acceptance of wagons to that of Europe, but Kia Canada has decided to follow the US and not import the car. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Feb 17, 2016, 1:25 PM

10 concepts whose looks weren’t quite right

Love at first sight may be endearing but isn’t always enduring

Concepts aren’t always exactly like the vehicles that eventually come to market. That can be seen as bad, because the concepts are so awesome, but isn’t always. Read More

Future Cars Jan 30, 2016, 5:30 AM

Tiny Kia Sportage continues to grow

Evolutionary design kicks style up a notch inside and out

New model is longer by 40 mm, with three-quarters of that increase made up in wheelbase (30 mm longer), but retains the same overall width and height. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Jan 25, 2016, 1:30 PM

AJAC Car, Utility of the Year down to 3

Civic, Golfs up for Car award; Kia, Mazda, Volvo vie for SUV award

The six finalists were shortlisted from nine “Best New” category winners announced in fall 2015 after four days of back-to-back testing by 71 writers. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Jan 14, 2016, 3:45 AM

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Kia has big announcement in Telluride concept

Concept meant to show potential large SUV in Kia’s future product stable

No indication whether Telluride will be the name of the production vehicle, or if Kia will go back to the historic Borrego that faded off in 2010. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Jan 8, 2016, 5:30 PM

Bolder Kia Cadenza bites into luxury segment

Teaser sketches show evolutionary design with more aggressive cues

All-new large luxury sedan shows new take on Tiger Shark nose, with waterfall grille and larger sleeker headlights, and also new fog-light cluster. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Nov 10, 2015, 8:00 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Kia Optima pours on the pressure

Lurking beneath a familiar Optima look is an all-new vehicle based on a new platform

The all-new Optima is the first of 26 new vehicles or full model changes Kia plans to introduce between now and 2018. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Oct 18, 2015, 12:45 PM

Kia previews next-gen Sportage ahead of Frankfurt

Compact Sportage CUV will make its debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show

The fourth-generation Kia Sportage sports a new face, combined with smooth body surfaces, bold wheel arches and sharp edges on a longer wheelbase. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Aug 27, 2015, 10:35 AM

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Kia Sportage, Hyundai Elantra futures sketched out

Hyundai teases sketches of upcoming vehicles ahead of auto show debuts

Kia’s Sportage (based on the new Hyundai Tucson) evolves into a sportier compact CUV, while Hyundai sketches out a more classic Elantra compact sedan. Read More

New Cars Auto Shows Aug 20, 2015, 12:00 AM

Honda Fit again named top Back To School car

KBB.com offers its list of top 10 Best Back to School cars for 2015

Fit might be the most versatile vehicle, able to carry as much as a small crossover, yet boasting a smaller footprint and better fuel economy. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Aug 1, 2015, 1:00 AM

Kia K900 sets new Vehicle Satisfaction score

President’s Award only given to vehicle that surpasses previous record score

Overall improvement by Kia and Hyundai not surprising, since the Korean companies have continually improved in owner satisfaction when in key areas. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry New Cars Jul 10, 2015, 12:00 AM

Road-tripping to the sun in a 2015 Kia Sedona

The third-generation Sedona has all the right stuff to compete in the minivan segment

Kia's new Sedona is a sleek and well-engineered minivan that cossets its human cargo and consumes distances like a transcontinental streamliner. Read More


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10,000-km ROAD TEST: 2015 Kia Sedona

Kia’s third-generation 2015 Sedona minivan is based on a new architecture

The 2015 Kia Sedona, which is the newest minivan on the market, is a worthy contender for top spot in this competitive family-oriented category. Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Mar 30, 2015, 5:15 PM

Kia Soul EV is AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year

Electric Soul beats out Honda Fit, Subaru Legacy and Toyota Camry Hybrid

Voting for the Green Car award was based not just on a vehicle's 'green' attributes but also on how it fulfills its primary function as an automobile. Read More

Green Cars Auto Awards New Cars Mar 25, 2015, 11:25 PM

Kia teases new Optima in advance of New York show

New Optima mid-size sedan will debut at the New York Auto Show on April 1

The fourth-generation Optima's design echoes the form introduced by Kia's Sportspace wagon concept at the recent Geneva Motor Show. Read More

New Cars Auto Shows Mar 19, 2015, 4:40 PM

2016 Kia Sorento First Drive

Third-generation Kia Sorento is more polished and competitive than ever

In size the new Sorento fits between the regular Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and larger XL, whose platform and mechanicals it shares. Read More

New Cars Mar 5, 2015, 11:25 PM

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