A study of labor costs among foreign automakers in the US shows a ten-dollar gap between the per-hour rates of the domestics and the imports. The difference between the Detroit 3 and their import competition equates to $250 more in labor costs per car for the domestics.
The Automotive Journalist Association of Canada crowns the Kia Soul EV as the first Canadian Green Car of the Year. Proterra EV buses accumulate 1 million miles on the job. GE and EV Connect announce partnership to use each other's goods and services and expand markets.
The Kia Cee'd GT Line might look like just another hatchback that's offered to European customers on the outside. However, underneath the vehicle hides two of the Korean brand's latest powertrain innovations.
Kia is recalling over 12,000 examples of the 2016 Sorento because of the possibility of a faulty accelerator pedal. A bad solder on a capacitor could cause the crossover to enter Limp Home Mode or Forced Idle Mode.
Kia is following the engine downsizing trend to maximize power and emissions and is announcing a 1.0-liter, turbocharged three-cylinder engine for Europe with 118 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. It debuts in the Cee'd GT Line at the Geneva Motor Show.