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2011-11-03
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The idle stop-start system uses a starter rated at 350,000 cycles, higher-output charging system, and absorbent glass mat battery. Both models offer the UVO infotainment system.
2011-12-16
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Researchers from Hyundai-Kia detail a disc-adapter-integrated hub to which the avoidance of braking heat and thermal radiation is applied. They also reveal that a weight reduction as well as a capacity increase on the front axle are achieved in comparison with the conventional wheel end module.
2012-02-08
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The three-door concept is a performance derivative of the automaker's five-door production Soul.
2009-11-19
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Teaching new technicians to find the issue and make a quick repair isn't easy. At its new plant in West Point, GA, Kia uses an operating model assembly line and teams of two technicians, one on-site and one at a computer center, to learn a broad diagnostic approach.
2010-10-22
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Designed for the urban environment, the 3-m (10-ft) long concept carries just three passengers in an innovative seating arrangement.
2011-01-14
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The concept was designed as a “modern-day activity van,” able to transport a large number of people and their belongings while also serving as a connected social hub.
2010-10-19
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Younger car buyers will soon be picking vehicles not by their styling and horsepower, but by their connectivity. That will change many facets of design, and it will require automakers to work with partners to create an environment that lets drivers stay connected without impacting safety.
2009-04-30
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As part of its continuing effort to extend its global brand image beyond basic value, Kia just introduced at the 2009 New York Auto Show the Koup, a hot two-door that seems destined to garner the company some attention.
2008-12-22
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Kia Motors began selling its all-new Kia Soul "urban crossover" late this year in 15 derivatives with two engine choices, two transmission choices, and five equipment levels.
2008-12-08
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More than 150 auto-industry watchers, government officials, and academics from South Korea, Japan, and China got together at the end of October in Seoul for a three-day automotive environmental forum held and sponsored by Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group for the first such meeting in Asia.
2010-08-20
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The DynaMax system features a multidisc clutch and electrically driven gerotor pump with active computer control. It's biased toward fuel economy but quickly handles front-rear torque splits for improved vehicle traction.
2010-03-22
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Ford's exclusive rights to the specialized Microsoft automotive consumer electronics platform that powers Sync have expired. Kia is the first to capitalize, introducing its UVO (for "Your Voice") system, but Ford is upgrading its offering including the addition of Internet-based upgrades.
2010-02-23
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Traditional exterior elements such as door handles and side mirrors are missing on Kia's Ray plug-in hybrid concept that emphasizes its aerodynamic profile as much as its eco-leanings.
2010-03-04
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The latest Kia Sportage was unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, signaling a completely new design direction for the third generation of Kia’s compact five-seat SUV. As well as the new body shell, Kia will use a range of new diesel and revised gasoline engines for the model.
2010-04-14
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SAE 2010 World Congress panelists point to evolutionary change as a way of striking a balance between fulfilling customers’ desire for fun-to-drive vehicles and the need to meet environmental and fuel-economy requirements.
2009-01-19
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Kia injected some much needed sunshine into the snow-covered 2009 North American International Auto Show with its almost fluorescent Soul’ster open-air concept.
2009-03-18
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The Kia Number 3 Compact MPV concept unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show presented the future face of all Kia models, which will combine the radiator grille, headlamps, and brand logo, as seen on the Number 3 concept, in varying sizes to suit the particular model.
2015-12-09
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Secondary loop system shows promise for areas with long A/C cooling seasons, by providing thermal storage for idle stop and on acceleration. Reversible heat pump also fits into picture with higher heating efficiency for EVs.
2016-02-16
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The all-new Niro shares much of its platform and powertrain with Hyundai's Ioniq sedan. The P2 hybrid is expected to have a plug-in version at a later date.
2016-04-07
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Annual New York Auto Show Traffic Safety Symposium points to high fatality and injury rate among teens, while University of Bridgeport design school students propose technology solutions and Ford discusses impaired driving simulator "suits.
2015-03-17
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At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the company showed a four-door, four-seater that previews the estate version of Kia’s Optima sedan, an all-new 1.0-L turbo gasoline direct injection Kappa engine, and an in-house developed seven-speed DCT.
2015-02-20
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The 2015 Chicago Auto Show concept re-interprets the Soul as an electric all-wheel-drive compact crossover.
2014-11-24
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Kia says it calls the completely redesigned MY2015 offering a multipurpose vehicle, rather than a minivan, “because there’s nothing mini in here.”
2014-11-13
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A Ford safety application took the grand prize at the 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Innovation Awards gala on November 12 in Livonia, MI.
2015-04-10
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The twins-under-the-skin Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata are fraternal only, as they share nothing in terms of external and interior styling. The product planning teams for each brand also get to introduce other differentiators, in the case of Optima a markedly different infotainment systems than Sonata.
2013-09-30
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Featuring a 1.6-L turbocharged GDI engine with hybrid-electric drive, the Niro subcompact crossover was designed in the same city in which it was revealed: Frankfurt, Germany.
2013-09-25
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The Forte redesign effort took only 3.5 years but resulted in a car very distinct from the outgoing model in NVH, driving characteristics, ride, and comfort/convenience.
2013-09-09
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The all-new premium sedan is the Korean automaker’s "most powerful and technologically advanced" vehicle ever for the U.S. market.
2013-11-12
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Kia will begin selling an all-electric vehicle based on the Soul in 2014, the company announced Nov. 11. Called the Soul EV and equipped with a 27-kW·h lithium-ion battery pack, it has a target range of 120 mi (193 km) and is geared for city commuters.
2014-02-14
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The 2015 Soul EV debuts as Kia's first all-electric vehicle for the U.S. market. With its 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery and 81.4-kW electric motor, the expected driving range is 80-100 miles (129-161 km).
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