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    Official: Kia Sportage MSRP up by almost 14 percent for 2014, starting at $21,600*

    When Kia introduced the updated 2014 Sportage back in September, one of the biggest things that stood out to us was that the base model was dropped. Not only did this mean the Sportage would no longer be offered with a manual gearbox, but we also expected a price increase to follow. We were ...

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    Official: 2014 Kia Sportage facelift arrives with updated 2.4L, new grille

    The third-generation Sportage has been around for a few years now, but Kia is making some minor changes to its compact crossover for 2014. As expected with a small, mid-cycle refresh, there isn't anything too major to report here, but the important news for the 2014 Sportage involves what's ...

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    Recalls: Hyundai and Kia recalling 1.6M more models for faulty brake switch

    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: Wonder Woman Kia Sportage is anything but invisible

    The spectacular partnering of Kia and DC Entertainment (the company we grew up loving as DC Comics) continues here at the New York Auto Show, with this Wonder Woman-inspired 2013 Kia Sportage. Ardent Autoblog readers will undoubtedly remember the fruits of earlier Kia/DC efforts: Batman Optima, ...

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    KBB hands out inaugural Total Cost of Ownership awards to Kia, Audi

    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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    Followup: Kia disavows sexy cartoon ads

    Kia is putting some distance between itself and the racy ads for the company's dual-zone climate control on the Sportage. According to the automaker, the sultry print ads were penned by the Brazilian ad agency Moma. Apparently, Kia Motors America has no business relationship with the company and ...

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    Kia gets wickedly suggestive with children's fairy tales for Sportage print ads [UPDATE]

    Advertising here in the United States is rather tame compared to what the rest of the world sees. At a recent festival in Cannes, creative works from around the globe were shown, and one of the advertisers at the awards event was Brazilian agency Moma, a company that works with Kia. The Moma ...

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    Official: 2012 Kia Sorento gets 2.4L GDI engine, UVO infotainment

    The 2012 Kia Sorento will be available with the company's hands-free UVO infotainment system, and its brand-spanking-new GDI direct-injection four-cylinder engine. With those new features, the big Kia crossover can really dance with the big guns from the likes of Ford. Other available options ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Kia Sportage SX

    Turbocharging Adds Welcome Spice To This Handsome Soft-Roader

    2011 Kia Sportage SX - Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's no replacement for displacement. Ask any man or woman who dined on the muscle cars that Detroit was serving in the '50s and '60s, and they'll tell you to always ...

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    2011 Kia Sportage SX Turbo packs 256 hp, priced from $25,795

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    Kia has dropped all the juicy details on its 2011 Sportage SX Turbo. The vehicle will hit the streets with a 256-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that's also good for 264 pound-feet of torque. That makes ...

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    Kia Sportage tops small CUVs in Consumer Reports test

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    The 2011 Kia Sportage beat out both the Nissan Juke and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in a recent CUV shootout conducted by Consumer Reports. According to CR, Kia has managed to more effectively straddle the line between a full-on SUV and ...

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    Kia Sportage with turbo engine debuts in Canada

    The 2011 International Truck of the Year has an all new available engine under the hood. Canadian Kia fans can soon head over to dealers and pick up the 2011 Kia Sportage SX, which features a direct-injected 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. We expect the U.S. to follow suit in very ...

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    Hyundai Sonata, Kia Sportage win International Car and Truck of the Year Awards

    The International Car and Truck of the Year award is determined by 12 judges and handed out at the Detroit Auto Show. Established in 1996, the award is given to "the most emotionally compelling international car and truck for the new model year." The latest recipients of the award are the 2011 ...

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    SEMA 2010: Kia mixes business and pleasure with pair of Sportage concepts

    Kia Sportage "Work" concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's not always easy to mix business with pleasure, and because of that, Kia has teamed up with the folks at Antenna magazine to create two custom Sportages – one for work, one for play. Together, Kia calls this pair ...

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    Kia reports record third-quarter profit

    In spite of a ridiculous article that simply will not die, Kia appears to be doing anything but going out of business. Hyundai's "weakest brand," as it was called, just posted a 66 percent increase in profit for Q3. Kia's home market sales, in South Korea, rose by 25 percent, ...

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    Review: 2011 Kia Sportage

    Another Korean Competitor That Beats Expectations

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    Kia likes to say it has the Power to Surprise. Back in the day (oh, five or so years ago...), the Korean automaker's customers were supposed to be pleasantly surprised that their ...

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    Nissan, Hyundai reportedly duking it out for No. 2 Asian automaker in U.S.

    Nissan has long been the number three Asian automaker in the U.S., lagging behind both Honda and Toyota on the sales charts. But the Japanese automaker has been on a bit of a roll of late, with 10 straight months of sales gains and an aggressive product onslaught planned for the next 24 months. ...

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    Kia axes plan for EcoDynamics branding in U.S.

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    When Kia Motors unveiled its EcoDynamics sub-brand at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show, the company claimed its new badge would begin to appear on U.S.-bound models soon. In fact, Kia promised that its eco-friendly ...

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    2011 Kia Sportage bags IIHS 'Top Safety Pick'

    2011 Kia Sportage – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When it comes to the 2011 Kia Sportage, there's a lot to talk about. From where we sit, it's one of the best-looking compact crossovers on the market, it's reasonably priced (starting below $20,000) and as we found out in our first ...

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    Kia Rondo discontinued in U.S. market with nary a whimper?

    2010 Kia Rondo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    "Thank you for inquiring about the Rondo. As the saying goes, 'all good things must come to an end.' But with endings, come new beginnings..." That's the message visitors receive when they attempt to learn about the 2010 Kia Rondo ...


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