Kia

Kia Stinger aims for halo effect in Europe

Jan. 19, 2017 10:58 CET

Kia will launch its Stinger four-door fastback model in Europe in the fourth quarter. The brand hopes the rwd Stinger will serve as a halo model and will offer the car with a 3.3-liter engine variant that will be Kia's fastest production car to date.... Read More »

Oomph, cathedrals, doppelgangers and dropped jaws: Kia's Stinger and what people are saying

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

Kia made the 2017 Detroit auto show a platform to showcase the Stinger, aiming to add some thrill to its lineup and challenge European luxury automakers. Here's what people are saying about the performance car.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia plan $3.1 billion U.S. investment, consider new plant

6:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

Hyundai and Kia said they will spend $3.1 billion in the U.S. in the next five years, joining other vehicle manufacturers in announcing investment plans amid threats from President-elect Donald Trump of higher levies on auto imports from Mexico.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. That said, a few vehicles in the show are important and significant.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The most important vehicles at the 2017 Detroit auto show

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

The 2017 edition of the North American International Auto Show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and eye-popping concepts. But several vehicles in the show are important and significant.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: An all-new Terrain, a diesel F-150

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

GMC Terrain gets new look; F-150 gets a diesel; VW's bigger Tiguan, Microbus-inspired minivan concept; Kia's sporty, RWD Stinger; Benz redesigns GLA; 700 horses from Bentley.... Read More »

Kia sees Stinger as turning point for the brand

6:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2017

Kia is flying even farther from its roots with the new Stinger, a midsize four-door hatchback that's aimed at adding more thrill to the brand's car offerings and challenging European luxury automakers for performance and refinement.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: The German godfathers behind Kia's 'game changer'

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2017

It's the Korean car with the German godfathers.... Read More »

For Kia Niro launch, Messenger is the medium

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2017

Kia is the first automaker to deploy a chat bot through Facebook's Messenger platform that presents shoppers with photos and descriptions of the new Niro crossover, and a chance to get their questions answered in real time.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Kia bets on bigger cabin to boost new Picanto

Jan. 4, 2017 12:30 CET

Kia is betting on a larger cabin and more trunk space to help the new-generation Picanto compete against rivals in Europe's minicar segment.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Chrysler's electric minivan concept

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2017

FCA to show self-driving, electric minivan; Honda back to Super Bowl; Hyundai, Kia optimistic; S. Korea bans some BMW, Nissan, Porsche sales; Snyder: Photo finish for '16 sales?... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia target sales rebound, helped by U.S., China and Russia

12:02 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

Hyundai and Kia forecast worldwide sales to climb 4.7 percent this year as they count on new model introductions to counter intensifying competition amid global uncertainties.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia target sales rebound, helped by U.S., China and Russia

Jan. 2, 2017 13:06 CET

Hyundai and affiliate Kia forecast global sales to rebound in 2017 by a stronger-than-expected 5 percent, after posting their first annual sales fall in nearly two decades last year.... Read More »

Kia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

Kia will go big at the Detroit show with the debut of an all-new, rear-wheel-drive sedan.... Read More »

Kia store steps up after car vandalized with racist graffiti

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2016

Austin Vann, general manager of Steve Landers Kia in Little Rock, Ark., saw the pictures of Reshod Johnson's 2006 Nissan Sentra, spray-painted with racist graffiti, and decided to do something to help him.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Kia drops 3-door model for new Picanto

Dec. 22, 2016 13:35 CET

Kia will debut its next Picanto minicar at the Geneva auto show. The new car will be sold as a five-door only, with the three-door model dropped due to lack of demand.... Read More »

Russia sales rise nearly 1%; first increase in 2 years

Dec. 8, 2016 11:53 CET

New-car sales in Russia rose nearly 1 percent in November, the first monthly rise in the market since December 2014, helped by government incentives. Adjusted for selling days, volume fell 4 percent.... Read More »

HYUNDAI-KIA: Fatter deals, small cars, crossovers drive Nov. records

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Hyundai and Kia set sales records for November, reporting a combined 9 percent gain for the month, bolstered by fatter discounts and higher demand for compact cars and crossovers.... Read More »

Kia recalls 71,000 Sportages after 9 complaints of 'thermal events'

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2016

Kia Motors America is recalling 71,704 Kia Sportage crossovers in the U.S. because an electronic control unit can short circuit and lead to a fire. The affected crossovers are from the 2008 and 2009 model years and were assembled between Aug. 9, 2007, and May 13, 2009.... Read More »

Tech company offers self-driving car research kits

12:23 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

PolySync is giving startups the keys to self-driving car prototypes. The autonomous driving software company said it is making available a hardware development kit that can be retrofitted to Kia Souls from 2014 model year and later for self-driving technology research.... Read More »

Kia seizes on new Google ad function

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

While Baby Boomers and Generation Xers are more likely to place a phone call to a dealership to inquire about a vehicle, Kia believes texting modernizes the shopping experience for millennials by offering them a connection point they're more comfortable with.... Read More »

Kia plans return to Super Bowl

7:18 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2016

In what is becoming an extended habit, Kia will be advertising in the Super Bowl again. A spokesman for the auto brand confirmed that it will return to the game for the eighth straight year when Fox airs Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5.... Read More »

Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market

Nov. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government incentives to encourage vehicle purchases.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan, Toyota view on U.S. dims

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

Nissan, Toyota view on U.S. dims; Tesla's German buy; Unifor ratifies pact with Magna unit; JLR scraps racetrack plan; Chevy Bolt, Kia Optima among Green Car of the Year finalists.... Read More »

OCTOBER U.S. AUTO SALES

Sales in October slip 5.9%, but 17.98 million SAAR strongest of the year

9:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

U.S. auto sales, dragged down by declines at Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Nissan and Toyota, fell in October for the third consecutive month. However, the month's selling rate was the strongest of 2016 so far.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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