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Kia readying GT and convertible Soul models?

Be it the upright seating arrangement, the utility in a compact package, or just buyers captivated by dancing hamsters, the Kia Soul has proven to be one of the Korean automaker's best-selling models. Its popularity has driven Kia to renew the funky hatch for the 2014 model year, perhaps with some unexpected variants.

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How Kia built its show-stopping Track'ster concept

We'll admit it: We're totally smitten with the Kia Track'ster Concept that debuted at last week's Chicago Auto Show. And it's not just because we like the idea of a 250-horsepower, all-wheel-drive hot hatch from Korea, it's because this concept shows bits and pieces of what the next-generation Soul could look like, including a possible three-door

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Kia Track'ster unlikely for production, but hints at next-generation Soul "family"

Expect the next Soul to look something like the Track'ster, with Kia deploying more than one variant.

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Editors' Choice: Top Five 2012 Chicago Auto Show Debuts

The Chicago Auto Show may be the smallest of the North American auto shows we cover (yet largest by square footage, ironically), but year after year, more and more automakers choose to show off some new metal under the lights of McCormick Place. This year saw a total of 18 major reveals (click here to see our full rundown), and while th

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Kia Track'ster concept is a self-contained 250-hp AWD track star

It's not like we needed any more reason to like the Soul, but Kia went ahead and debuted the Track'ster concept at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show anyway. The Track'ster is a three-door, all-wheel-drive, 250-hp version of the cute and quirky urban Soul that we hope gets green lights all along its road to production. That's wishful thinking, but follow

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Kia releases second Track'Ster teaser ahead of Chicago debut

Kia has officially dropped new teaser for its Chicago-bound Track'Ster concept. Word has it the new hatch will be based largely on the company's Soul five-door, though with a few notable tweaks. For

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Kia renders Track'ster concept for Chicago

Things are shaping up nicely for next week's Chicago Auto Show, key among them this new Kia concept called Track'ster. Riffing on the Korean automaker's hit Soul compact, the Track'ster keeps much of the small car's boxy style, but turns the wick up considerably by scrubbing the rear doors, fitting a gaping front end, substituting massive showcar

First commercially available diesel motorcycle released

Europe's love affair with all things diesel continues with the release of the Dutch-built Trackstar T-800CDI motorcycle. It uses the same DaimlerChrysler 800cc 3-cylinder diesel engine found in the Smart fortwo. The Trackstar is the first commercially available diesel motorcycle, and it can run on 100 percent pure plant oil or diff