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Spy photographers catch the Optima Sportwagon testing on German roads. It is the production version of the Sportspace concept shown earlier this year.


The next Kia Optima Hybrid and PHEV will largely follow the changes to the electrified Sonata. However, the Korean automaker won't yet confirm whether the updated models will come to the US.


Kia wants to have 11 green models in its lineup by 2020, including a fuel cell, as part of a $10.2-billion investment to become a more environmentally friendly automaker.


Kia has done up an Optima convertible, Sorento off-roader, Sedona photo platform, and Forte Koup buggy for this year's SEMA show, each in tribute to a different region of America.


Kia is bringing this convertible sedan dubbed the Optima A1A to the SEMA show this year. This drop-top is but one entry in a series of regionally inspired concept cars done up for the tuner expo.


Another Step In Kia's Coming-Of-Age Story

Based on a short preview, the fourth-generation Optima could be a real contender in the cutthroat family sedan market.


Hyundai and Kia could be on the hook to pay at least $28.9 million to Paice LLC for patent infringement, but they are appealing.


Hyundai and Kia could have as many as nine hybrid, EV, and fuel cell vehicles in the lineup by 2018. Coming for 2017 are the brands' first dedicated hybrid models, and Hyundai could get an EV version for California.


NHTSA has opened an investigation into the airbag inflators of a second supplier, amid concerns that age may be playing a part in reports of bad inflators.


NHTSA is opening a preliminary evaluation into airbag inflators from Arc Automotive. The agency has reports of two ruptures with injuries: one in a 2002 Chrysler Town and Country and another in a 2004 Kia Optima. It's not yet known whether the incidents are linked.


Kia has lifted the veil on its all-new, 2016 Optima, showing off evolved sheet metal, adding a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder and introducing new tech features.


Kia is set to present its all-new Optima sedan at the 2015 New York Auto Show next month, but before it does, the Korean automaker is offering this sneak peek at the next-generation production model.


Kia will present the all-new, fourth-generation Optima sedan at the 2015 New York Auto Show next month, but has given us an idea of what to expect with this pair of renderings it's just released.


Kia will be showcasing the new Sportspace concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, potentially previewing the next-generation Optima... but in a sleek wagon form.


Kia's European design studio cooks up what could be a successor to the current Optima in time for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.


At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Kia showcased a new diesel hybrid powertrain. And at the rapidly approaching Paris Motor Show, it will present that new technology in the Optima sedan concept you see here.


Americans, it has been said time and time again, will never embrace soccer. Not when we have so many other sports (like baseball, basketball, hockey and American football) to watch, cheer on and follow. But if anyone can change minds, surely it's Adriana Lima. The Latin American supermodel – best known for being a Victoria's Secret Angel – is the lust-worthy centerpiece of Kia's campaign for the FIFA World Cup, taking place this year in her native Brazil.


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 refreshed Optima Hybrid (which was tucked away in a corner).


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 now, the whole thing comes full circle – the fresh-faced 2014 Optima Hybrid is making its debut here at the Chicago Auto Show.


Autoblog long-term garage update, Fisker, Mini possibly dropping models, Detroit Electric, BMW X4


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 back in 2009.

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