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Wireless Charging System Developed on Kia Soul EV

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Marking an important step in the future of electric vehicles, the Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. and Mojo Mobility, Inc. have completed a three-year project to develop a fast-charging wireless power transfer system on a test fleet of Kia Soul EVs. The project, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, paves the way for the future of electric vehicles in which plugs are no longer necessary.
 
HATCI and Mojo, a wireless tech company, worked together to develop a compact wireless charging system that is capable of...
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Refreshed 2019 Kia Optima Debuts at New York International Auto Show

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Redesigned and Brimming with New Tech and Features, the 2019 Optima Continues its Run as a Compelling Alternative in the Midsize Sedan Segment
 
  • SX 2.0T infuses Optima with available European-style sport leather seating
  • More Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technologies now standard across Optima line
  • New UVO play, UVO link and UVO link with Navigation debut on 2019 Optima
     
The refreshed 2019 Kia Optima debuted at the New York International Auto Show.  Kia’s best-selling midsize sedan was unveiled with new design cues inside and out, expanded ADAS technology, a new...
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Kia Cadenza Named Best Large Car for Families by U.S. News & World Report for Second Consecutive Year

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The 2018 Cadenza has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for winning the Best Large Car for Families award, marking the second consecutive year Kia’s premium sedan has taken home the honor. The Cadenza checked off all the boxes during the evaluation process, as vehicles were scored on their safety, seating and cargo volume, reliability and the availability of family friendly features.
 
“Winning a Best Car for Families award for the second consecutive year demonstrates our relentless commitment to building world-class vehicles tailored to all types of consumers,” said...
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Limited Production 2019 Stinger GT "Atlantica" Brings Unique Features to Kia's Fastback Sport Sedan

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  • Exclusive metallic blue paint, wheels and luxurious interior add to Stinger’s stunning appearance
  • Unique  badging make Kia’s Stinger GT Atlantica a one-of-a-kind vehicle
  • New tech and luxury features previously not offered on the U.S. Stinger provide an added level of convenience
The Stinger sport sedan has ushered in a new era for Kia and has redefined driving enthusiasts’ opinions of the brand since going on sale in late last year.  Continuing that excitement and arriving this summer, the limited-edition Stinger GT Atlantica celebrates...
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Stinger Experience Test Drive Puts Consumers Behind the Wheel

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Over the last month the all-new Kia Stinger has been named “Vehicle of the Year” by Roadshow by CNET, “Best of the Year” by MotorWeek, and urged people to “Feel Something Again – a State of Mind” in in Kia Motors’ Super Bowl ad.  Now, Kia is ready to show consumers and enthusiasts what all the hype is about with the performance-oriented “Stinger Experience” test drive events in select cities nationwide.  Accompanied by professional driving instructors, Stinger Experience participants will...
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Kia Rio Ranks Highest Among Small Cars in 2018 - J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

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The J.D. Power 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) has ranked the Kia Rio as the leader in the Small Car category.  The industrywide study examines problems reported during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year old vehicles (2015 model year).  Overall dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100).  Thus, a lower score suggests a higher long-term quality level.  The Rio ranked highest, with a score of 103 PP100.
 
“The results of the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study demonstrate Kia’s continued commitment to...
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Kia Stinger Named as Best of the Year in Motorweek 2018 Drivers' Choice Awards

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The Kia Stinger has been named as Best of the Year in MotorWeek’s 2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards, the top honor given amongst the 14-category program. The accolade is just the latest in a long string of acknowledgments for Stinger, which is redefining a staid sport sedan segment previously occupied by more expensive offerings from Germany.
 
“What’s innovative about Stinger isn’t its extraordinary handling, drop-dead style or eye-popping performance; that’s expected in this segment and Stinger delivers on every front,” said Orth Hedrick, Kia Motors America. “What’s innovative is...
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Kia Teases 2018 Stinger Super Bowl Commercial

 

Two Kia Stingers. An abandoned racetrack. And two eternally youthful legends who have logged seat time in some of the most powerful and exotic cars in the world.

One is two-time Formula One and Indianapolis 500 champion, Emerson Fittipaldi. Who will be the other?

Designed in Frankfurt and developed on the Nürburgring, the all-new Kia Stinger’s six-year journey from concept car dream to the highest performing and most anticipated production model 
in company history, will culminate with an ad airing in the third quarter of the Super Bowl.
 

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All-New 2019 Forte Makes World Debut at North American International Auto Show

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Kia Motors America (KMA) hosted the global debut of the all-new 2019 Forte at the North American International Auto Show. The Forte now enters its third generation with a more sophisticated design and desirable features that transforms one of Kia’s best-selling vehicles into something more than a compact car meant for getting people from one point to another. Thanks to a number of improvements, Forte now offers drivers a higher level of comfort, fuel efficiency and advanced driver assistance technologies that are aimed to make the journey – whether a short commute or...
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Kia Releases Renderings of All-New 2019 Forte Sedan Ahead of World Debut

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Ahead of the global debut of the all-new 2019 Kia Forte sedan at the upcoming North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Kia Motors revealed design renderings of the compact sedan. While the third-generation Forte retains its sporty and youthful image, it has graduated with a more sophisticated appearance thanks to a number of sleek and dynamic styling cues inspired by the Stinger fastback sport sedan. What is most noticeable is that the Forte has evolved from a cab-forward design to one that is decidedly swept-back.
 
Creases in the hood lend to the Forte’s muscular appearance and...
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