All posts filed under: Kia

Iain Shankland,

2016 Kia Cadenza Tech – Road Test

I’ve driven the Cadenza a couple of times, but only for small stints – no longer than 10 minutes at a time. Every time I’ve gotten behind the wheel I’ve been impressed by how well it handled – far better than I’d expected it to be – for an old guy’s car. It’s a good-looking car, but let’s be honest here – it doesn’t get the heart-pounding… So why did I book a full week behind the wheel?


IRVINE, Calif., March 9, 2016– The 2016 Soul has been acknowledged as the “Best Compact Car for Families” by U.S. News & World Report for the second straight year. U.S. News evaluated more than 250 vehicles and named winners across 21 categories. The 2016 Best Cars for Families winners have a combination of high safety and reliability ratings, excellent reviews from the automotive press and technology and convenience features that cater to families.

2016 Kia Sportage,

Bold New Design For 2016 Kia Sportage

(SEOUL) August 27, 2015 – Kia Motors has today revealed the first official exterior images of the all-new Kia Sportage, featuring an attractive new design. The all-new Sportage will make its global debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on 15 September 2015. Entering its fourth-generation, the all-new Kia Sportage features a bold, progressive design, with the vehicle’s designers creating a sense of power and agility from every angle. Echoing the contrast of smooth and sharp shapes found on some of the most iconic modern fighter jets, creating visual harmony out of the tension between sharp, defined feature lines and smooth surfacing., All-New 2016 Optima Makes Global Debut At New York International Auto Show

All-New 2016 Optima Makes Global Debut At New York International Auto Show

Instantly recognizable yet thoroughly fresh, Kia will introduce the All-New 2016 Optima at the upcoming New York Auto Show on April 1st at 1:20 PM.  Available with multiple engine choices, the All-New Optima features a more spacious interior, class-up premium features and a number of technologies not previously offered on Kia’s best-selling mid-size sedan


CIAS 2015 Show Highlights – KIA GT4 STINGER CONCEPT

Kia Canada Premièred of the brand’s most aggressive concept car ever when the wraps came off the GT4 Stinger at the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS). Kia’s eye-catching design had many people wishing it wasn’t a concept, but a real forthcoming car from the Korean automaker. The GT4 Stinger concept pushes the boundaries of performance with a rear-drive 2+2 sports car with a racy appeal that is more than skin deep.

Kia Optima Hybrid,

2014 Kia Optima Hybrid – EX Premium – Road Test

Ever since I laid eyes on the Optima, I’ve loved its style and couldn’t wait to drive it. Well time flies and it took longer than expected to finally get behind the wheel. Half-way through its model cycle, the Optima gets a refresh for the 2015 model year (its subtle, but better looking inside and out), so it was important to grab the keys to a 2014 before the change, in order to compare them next year.

Road & Travel Magazine Name 2015 KIA K900 “INTERNATIONAL CAR OF THE YEAR”

Kia claims unprecedented third consecutive ICOTY victory with new flagship sedan. K900 Recognized for Distinctive Design, Advanced Technology and Unmatched Luxury LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2014 – In conjunction with the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, Road & Travel Magazine (RTM) has named the 2015 Kia K900 as its International Car of the Year. The K900’s stunning design combined with luxurious amenities, impressive performance and great value propelled the Kia brand to an unprecedented third consecutive win of the prestigious ICOTY award. The ICOTY jurors honored Kia’s Cadenza premium sedan last year and the best-selling Optima midsize sedan in 2012.,


Three engine choices: 2.4-liter inline-4 GDI – 185 h.p. / 3.3-liter V6 GDI – 290 h.p. / new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 GDI – 240 h.p. All three engines use an electronically controlled six-speed automatic gearbox featuring Sportmatic shifting Larger than the outgoing model in nearly every way  LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 – With its roads and freeways as the foundation of driving adventures encompassing sunny surf-side beaches, rugged snow-covered mountains, starkly beautiful deserts,  Kia Motors America (KMA) chose Los Angeles for the North American debut of the all-new 2016 Sorento CUV.