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Kia plans EV version of Soul

6:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
Kia will introduce an EV version of its 2014 boxy Soul subcompact next year. The Soul EV will be Kia's first U.S. vehicle to be powered solely by an electric powertrain. The brand's only electrified vehicle sold in the United States so far has been the Optima Hybrid mid-sized sedan....
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New flagship to test reach of Kia's value-pricing strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Kia will soon find out whether its formula of selling attractive, feature-rich cars at value prices can translate to the upper echelons of the U.S. auto market, where brand heritage and prestige reign supreme. Last week, executives of the South Korean brand detailed plans to introduce a new flagship to the United States early next year....
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In '14 Malibu, eAssist value questionable

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2013
The Chevrolet Malibu Eco, which uses General Motors' eAssist mild-hybrid system to boost fuel efficiency, is about to become a tough sell....
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