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412014 Kia Cee'd GT

Reasonably Priced Car Goes a Little More Top Gear

Kia may be an automaker with a lot going for it these days, but it's not yet one that takes pains to appeal to performance enthusiasts. Aside from its Pirelli World Challenge team, it doesn't support any major racing programs to speak of. And despite having showcased such concepts as the GT4 Stinger and the Provo, it doesn't really offer much in the way of performance models.

26Kia Rondo replacement spotted... will we get it?

Beneath the camo and snow probably lies the Kia Rondo variant of the Hyundai ix30. Both will be based on the Kia Cee'd, but expect the Rondo's personality to be less Flash Gordon and more fresh groceries than the Hyundai HED-5 concept upon which the ix30 is based.

29New Kia C'eed unveiled, will debut at Geneva Motor Show

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 hatch."

18Prince Harry poised to drive Top Gear Reasonably Priced Car?

Top Gear could be set to welcome royalty into the driver's seat of its reasonably priced Kia Cee'd. Prince Harry is reportedly eager to get behind the wheel and tackle the Top Gear test track in the next series of the popular BBC franchise, where he will attempt to best the 1:44.2 lap time set by Tom Cruise.

15Kia axes plan for EcoDynamics branding in U.S.

Kia Forte EcoDynamics LPI Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

7Kia axes plan for EcoDynamics branding in U.S.

Kia Forte EcoDynamics LPI Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

34Video: Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz channel their inner Stig on Top Gear

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53Video: Clarkson demonstrates why there aren't more three-wheeled cars

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31Top Gear's new reasonably-priced car is... the Kia Cee'd?

Get your torrents warmed up! The new season of Top Gear finally airs tomorrow night in the UK (don't even get us started on why BBC America is still running something like season 7 right now), and the boys are unveiling an all-new reasonably-priced car.

43Report: Hyundai Sonata demand could prompt SUV manufacturing shuffle

Ever since the all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata went on sale in February, it's been selling faster than ever. Over 18,000 units were moved in both March and April and the new turbo and hybrid models are still to come later this year. In order to continue meeting the demand for the new sedan, moving Santa Fe SUV production out of Hyundai's Montgomery, Alabama factory (where the Sonata is also built) is now under consideration. Montgomery's been running overtime for weeks.

11Frankfurt 2009: Kia c'eed spiffs up basic transportation

2010 Kia c'eed -- Click above for high-res image gallery

AddFrankfurt Preview: Kia to show cee'd and Sorrento Hybrid concepts

In addition to the production version of Kia's new Venga and ECO-dynamics range of automobiles, the Korean automaker has announced plans to show off two new concept vehicles, each with a different hybrid powertrain. First up is the cee'd Hybrid, which will pair a 1.6-liter four cylinder engine running on gasoline to a powertrain very similar to the recently-released Forte LPI Hybrid that will also be in attendance.

AddFrankfurt Preview: 'Intelligent Stop and Go' ECO-dynamics Kia cee'd with lowered CO2 emissions

ECO-dynamics Kia cee'd - Click above for high-res image gallery

28Frankfurt Preview: Next generation Kia c'eed

2010 Kia cee'd - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddSpy shots: Kia No 3 concept headed for the road as the c'eed plus

It looks like the No 3 concept that Kia unveiled at the Geneva Motor show last month will soon be headed to the streets. Judging by the looks of the lightly camouflaged prototype caught by a spy photographer, the c'eed plus will stay very true to the concept inside and out. The one major concept element that, not surprisingly, goes away is the unusual diagonal windshield header that goes from the passenger side A-pillar to the driver's side B-pillar.

22Geneva Preview: Kia spills more details on the No 3 concept

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AddGeneva 2009: Kia c'eed hybrid and ISG

Kia is showing off two new and fuel-efficient variants of its compact c'eed here in Geneva this week. The first, which is going on sale immediately, is the c'eed ISG, or Idle Stop and Go. The ISG, as the name implies, features an auto start-stop system that is claimed to improve urban fuel efficiency by up to 15 percent. As with other such systems, it simply shuts down and restarts the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop and resumes. The ISG setup is available on 1.4L and 1.6L engines in all

31Geneva Preview: Kia No 3 Concept MPV

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AddKia expects 15% city efficiency boost from start-stop system

Kia's compact cee'd hatchback will be getting a new automatic start-stop system starting this spring in Europe. The system which switches off the engine when the car comes to a stop and restarts it when the clutch pedal is pressed down should give about a fuel efficiency boost of about six percent overall. However, in urban stop and go driving the difference can be up to 15 percent. Such systems will be increasingly common in the next few years (see: Ford) as a low cost way of reducing idle emis

132009 Kia cee'd gets Intelligent Stop & Go

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