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Kia Auto Show Coverage

Kia is one of two brands sold in the US by the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, the other being Hyundai. The South Korean brand has recorded consecutive sales growth in the US every year since it began selling its first car, the Sephia, back in 1994.

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    Paris: 2013 Kia Pro_cee'd three-door proceeds to impress [w/video]
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    Sexy as MPVs are, the new Carens wasn't the only world premiere happening on the Kia stand at today's Paris Motor Show. Here, we see the new three-door Pro_cee'd hatchback – a sharp-looking car that shares many of its underpinnings with the Hyundai i30 three-door that also took the stage at the Paris expo. Aside from the three-door body style, the ...

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    Paris: 2013 Kia Carens is a stylish Rondo redux
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    Hey, remember the Rondo? The tall Kia hatchback never really caught on here in the United States, but in Europe – where all sorts of funky five-doors flourish – the Rondo (sorry, Carens) has enjoyed respectable success. At least, enough that Kia has completely redesigned its people-carrier for 2013, bringing it more in line with the stylish ...

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    Official: Hyundai, Kia preview new three-door hatches for Paris Motor Show
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    Kia and Hyundai will both introduce stylish new hatchbacks at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The platform-sharing Kia cee'd and Hyundai i30 were both redesigned this year and introduced with five-door hatchback and station wagon variants. In Paris, we'll see sportier three-door models added to the mix: the 2014 Kia pro_cee'd and the 2014 Hyundai i30 ...

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    Official: Kia teases all-new Carens, will debut in Paris
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    Kia is pretty smart. During these dog days of summer when the news is about as exciting as watching your grass turn brown, the Korean automaker has been tossing out information about upcoming models in fairly rapid succession. First there was the Quoris announcement, then the next-gen Forte, and now these teaser images of the Carens crossover. Kia says ...

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    Geneva: Kia plants its 2012 Cee'd in Switzerland
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    We know we're beating a dead horse by complaining about an automaker not offering its European products in the United States, but seriously, wouldn't this handsome new 2012 Kia Cee'd be an excellent replacement for the milquetoast Forte? Kia has been doing some great things with design lately, and the full host of new styling elements has made its way ...

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    Official: Kia debuts second-generation Cee'd ahead of Geneva
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    This is the second-generation, 2012 Kia Cee'd that we'll soon be feasting our eyes on at the Geneva Motor Show. Kia claims it has "enhanced maturity and presitge within a sport package," and based on the (admittedly retouched and beautified) photos, we're inclined to agree. The exterior is a host of the small-hatch design elements we're seeing from ...

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    Video: How Kia built its show-stopping Track'ster concept
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    We'll admit it: We're totally smitten with the Kia Track'ster Concept that debuted at last week's Chicago Auto Show. And it's not just because we like the idea of a 250-horsepower, all-wheel-drive hot hatch from Korea, it's because this concept shows bits and pieces of what the next-generation Soul could look like, including a possible three-door ...

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    Exclusive: Kia Track'ster unlikely for production, but hints at next-generation Soul "family"
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    Expect the next Soul to look something like the Track'ster, with Kia deploying more than one variant. Kia's Track'ster Concept is one of the big hits of the Chicago Auto Show, one of the rare concepts that just screams, "Build me!" But after a thorough interrogation of Kia's PR team and an interview with design chief Peter Schreyer, we realize ...

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    Chicago: Editors' Choice: Top Five 2012 Chicago Auto Show Debuts
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    The Chicago Auto Show may be the smallest of the North American auto shows we cover (yet largest by square footage, ironically), but year after year, more and more automakers choose to show off some new metal under the lights of McCormick Place. This year saw a total of 18 major reveals (click here to see our full rundown), and while that pales in ...

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    Chicago: 2012 Kia Optima SX Limited is literally a dream come true
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    While Chrysler got the most attention for its Super Bowl ad starring Clint Eastwood, many found Kia's spot starring Mr. Sandman, Adriana Lima and Motley Crue to be the most entertaining. The car featured in the ad was the new Optima SX Limited, which made its debut today at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The SX Limited is the new range-topping trim for the ...

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    Official: Kia releases second Track'Ster teaser ahead of Chicago debut
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    Kia has officially dropped new teaser for its Chicago-bound Track'Ster concept. Word has it the new hatch will be based largely on the company's Soul five-door, though with a few notable tweaks. For starters, designers scrapped the rear doors for more of a hot hatch look. A new front fascia looks to be part of the recipe as well, and odds are the ...

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    Teased: Kia renders Track'ster concept for Chicago
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    Things are shaping up nicely for next week's Chicago Auto Show, key among them this new Kia concept called Track'ster. Riffing on the Korean automaker's hit Soul compact, the Track'ster keeps much of the small car's boxy style, but turns the wick up considerably by scrubbing the rear doors, fitting a gaping front end, substituting massive showcar wheels ...

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    Official: New Kia C'eed unveiled, will debut at Geneva Motor Show
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    The second generation of the Kia c'eed is a dramatic rework five years after the C-segment fighter was introduced. It is fronted by Kia's now-familiar design elements, attempting to go upmarket along its flanks with chrome trim around the windows and "styling typically found on a sporty coupé with the space and functionality of a five-door ...

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    Video: Hands-on with Kia UVO2
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    Kia is rolling out the second generation of its UVO infotainment system before we could really get to know the original, but UVO2 is packing all the advanced telematics and connectivity features of its competitors – or at least it will when it ships later this year. We had a chance to sample the lower-spec version of UVO2 in an Optima Hybrid, and ...

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    Los Angeles: Pair of Kia Optima Turbos will compete in World Challenge against Mustangs and Camaros
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    The Kia Optima is headed to the World Challenge next year. Kia has announced that it will once again partner up with Kinetic Motorsports, this time to build a pair of Optima SX models to go fender to fender with the rest of the World Challenge field. The two turbocharged sedans will compete in the Grand Touring Sport Class against vehicles like the Ford ...

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    Kia partners with Antenna mag for retro surf-themed Rio
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    Kia has teamed up with Antenna magazine to create a special surf-themed concept for this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas. The publication turned its attention to the 2012 Kia Rio 5-Door. With a special sunset-metallic paint, custom gold wheels and a wooden front splitter, there's no mistaking the machine as a run-of-the-mill Rio. Inside, the vehicle has ...

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    Official: Kia expands racing program with Rio-based B-spec race car
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    Of all the things that you could call a Kia, "racy" isn't the one that jumps first to mind. But the budget-oriented Korean automaker has been competing in Grand-Am, and is stepping things up (or down) a notch with the racer you see here. Built for the B-Spec showroom stock class, this Rio five-door has been fitted with the requisite safety features (like ...

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    Frankfurt: GT Concept pushes Kia into the world of rear-wheel drive performance
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    For the most part, Kia has had to content itself with working class iron while it has watched its corporate sibling, Hyundai, spread its wings upmarket. With massive sales momentum and big upticks in everything from styling cohesion to consumer consideration, now might just be the right time for the Korean automaker to start its own push into the land of ...

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    Official: Kia GT Concept puts a familiar face on a rear-wheel-drive platform
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    Now that Kia has proven itself to be a true leader in terms of automotive design (thanks for that, Peter Schreyer), it's time for the Korean automaker to evolve its styling language to new types of vehicles. Every new Kia design has been created for a front-wheel-drive platform, but now, Schreyer and his team have expanded to the world of the ...

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    Frankfurt: Kia RWD concept's name revealed in newly leaked images
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    Turns out that Car and Driver was wrong about Kia's upcoming rear-wheel-drive concept for Frankfurt being called the Veredus. The pulp and ink mag itself stumbled upon a bevy of newly leaked images showing Kia's four-door coupe concept, and lo and behold, one of them reveals what this car will actually be called: GT. One of the images is a nice elevated ...

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