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    Chicago: Refreshed Kia Optima Hybrid continues to blend good looks and efficiency
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    With all the excitement at the Kia stand surrounding the new Soul EV, it's easy to forget that there were other cars on display at the Korean marque's Chicago Auto Show display. The Niro Concept from the Frankfurt Motor Show made an appearance, but the other production model on display was the ...

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    Official: 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid shows its freshened face
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    Think back to the 2013 New York Auto Show, and you'll recall that the already attractive Kia Optima midsize sedan was re-schnozzed for the 2014 model year. The hybrid version was left alone, visually, though its powertrain was updated to provide more oomph and slightly better fuel economy. And ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #328
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    Autoblog long-term garage update, Fisker, Mini possibly dropping models, Detroit Electric, BMW X4 Episode #328 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Steven Ewing talk about the Autoblog Long-Term Garage, Fisker's troubles, Mini possibly shrinking its future ...

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    Recalls: Hyundai and Kia recalling 1.6M more models for faulty brake switch
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    In what is likely the largest recall campaign for Hyundai and Kia, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of more than 1.6 million models due to a faulty brake switch. This is in addition to almost 700,000 Hyundai and Kia models recalled for the same problem ...

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    New York: 2014 Kia Optima is better by a nose
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    Kia is showing off a slew of vehicles here in New York, including the ever-so-slightly refreshed 2014 Optima sedan you see here. The brunt of the changes surround the new front fascia, with repositioned LED lighting above the headlamp units and some new quad-LED fogs rounding of a touched-up ...

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    Chicago: Superman-inspired Kia Optima Hybrid helps those affected by drought and famine in Africa
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    Kia, DC Entertainment and Super Street magazine worked as a team to develop this one-of-a-kind Superman-themed Optima Hybrid that made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show today. The joint effort is designed to raise awareness for DC Entertainment's "We Can Be Heroes" campaign, a charitable relief ...

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    Official: Superman-themed Kia Optima Hybrid definitely not faster than a speeding bullet
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    The Justice League of America's garage is filling up quickly, with Kia and DC Entertainment unveiling its sixth of eight super hero-inspired vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show today. The vehicles are being used to raise awareness for DC Entertainment's "We Can Be Heroes" giving campaign. The ...

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    Official: IIHS says these are the safest cars of 2013
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has revealed its annual list of Top Safety Picks, an award that highlights automobiles it says offer "superior crash protection." A new and still more significant award, the Top Safety Pick+ honor, is given to those vehicles that earn good ratings ...

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    SEMA: Kia transforms five Justice League inspired models for Heroes charity
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    Following up on the dark and sinister Batman Optima that we saw revealed in New York City a while back, Kia has come to SEMA with a selection of super hero-inspired cars for your viewing pleasure. DC Entertainment has offered up its well known Justice League cast of characters for Kia-fication. ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Kia Optima SX Limited
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    Despite the fact that it just went on sale, I've been seeing the 2013 Ford Fusion on the road for quite some time now. I live less than 10 miles from Ford's world headquarters, and thus, seeing prototypes and pre-production cars on the street isn't an uncommon occurrence. It's pretty, the new ...

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    Official: Batman-inspired Kia Optima concept headed for Gotham reveal
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    DC Entertainment is leading a charity campaign called "We Can Be Heroes" to raise awareness of hunger in The Horn of Africa. With help from artist Jim Lee and Rides magazine, Kia has joined the Justice League with a Batman-themed Optima SX apparently inspired by the Dark Knight's darkest ...

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    Official: Kia prices range-topping 2013 Optima SX Limited from $35,275*
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    Kia is shortly expected to launch a new rear-wheel drive flagship sedan, but for now, the model seen here is the Korean automaker's new range topper. First introduced at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show in February, Kia has just announced that its 2013 Optima SX Limited will wear a $35,275 MSRP ...

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    Rumormill: Is Kia considering a diesel for the U.S.?
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    If we had a dollar for every time we read a headline that said, "[insert automaker here] considering a diesel for U.S. market," we'd have a pretty sizable stack of Washingtons. So why, then, is this story of particular interest? After the website Efficient Automobile wrote about the possibility ...

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    Kia teammates ruin 1-2 finish in Pirelli World Challenge race
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    Kia had a bright start to the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge season, capturing its first podium in the series earlier this month with a solid third place finish at the Streets of Long Beach. It looked like Kia was going to build on that momentum this past weekend when its two Optima race cars found ...

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    Report: Kia takes Georgia plant offline after supplier fire
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    Kia is shutting down the lines at its West Point, GA, factory today, after a fire struck a nearby parts supplier. According to Reuters, the Kia plant will be closed for two days, with production scheduled to resume on Wednesday morning. Kia builds its Optima sedan and Sorento crossover at the ...

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    Video: Kia Optima attempts dunk over Blake Griffin
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    NBA basketball fans who watched last year's slam dunk contest on All-Star Weekend saw a spectacular dunk by Blake Griffin over a Kia Optima, with an assist from former teammate Baron Davis, who passed Griffin the ball through the sedan's moonroof. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the ...

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    Video: Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational puts SEMA cars to the test
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    We love SEMA. There's simply no better place to see the aftermarket go wild. Unfortunately, most of the cars, trucks, vans and other heathens that occupy the Las Vegas Convention Center each November are built to do little more than look pretty under the lights. We've always wanted to see the ...

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    KBB hands out inaugural Total Cost of Ownership awards to Kia, Audi
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    Kia has taken home the first ever Kelley Blue Book award for Total Cost of Ownership among consumer brands. As you might expect, the award goes to brands and vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs. KBB examines depreciation, fuel costs, fees associated with finance and insurance, ...

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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 ...

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    Video: Kia debuts Adriana Lima-infused Super Bowl ad
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    Kia has been spending big on Super Bowl advertising for a few years now, but its commercials have been hit or miss. Its ad for the big game in 2010 entitled "Joyride" was a hit for bringing toys from our childhood to life behind the wheel of a Sorento, but last year's "One Epic Ride" was a ...

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