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The Kia Sportage is one of the oldest vehicles from the brand still on the market. Quietly, the Korean manufacturer's SUV landed on the market in 1994. Today, five generations later, the model continues to please and meet the needs of many buyers. It must be said that the Sportage has strong arguments in its favor, starting with its excellent assembly quality and advanced technologies. Let's just say it's a vehicle that few people regret choosing.   For ...
Being popular in a booming category is one thing, but it's another challenge when it comes to a category in decline. So, imagine how difficult it becomes to stand out for a car that isn't even among the leaders in its category. That's the situation the Kia Forte 2024 must contend with. Fortunately, the Korean manufacturer's compact sedan has strong arguments in its favor. It is a balanced and modern car, and it is also among the most affordable models ...
Kia isn't new to the electric vehicle game, and perhaps that's what gives the Korean manufacturer an edge over the competition. The brand has been transitioning from gasoline models to electric, as seen with the Soul and Niro. Subsequently, Kia introduced its first exclusively electric model, the EV6, which saw tremendous success upon its launch. Even today, the demand for this electric vehicle far surpasses its supply. All of this leads to the eager ...
The new generation Kia Niro is a vehicle that I was particularly eager to try, as it is one of the few models available in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and 100% electric versions. Thus, you\'re not limited to choosing the Niro based solely on its mechanics, as there\'s something for everyone. As you may have read in the title, I was able to test the PHEV version, or plug-in hybrid if you prefer. Let me tell you that I wasn\'t disappointed. In my opinion, ...
Cars have become a rare commodity these days. However, the significant rise in SUVs\' popularity hasn\'t completely eradicated all sedans, as the Kia K5 is still holding its ground. Some might argue that it was a risky move for the Korean manufacturer to retain this model, but I believe it was a well-calculated decision. While the K5 might not be the best-selling model in the Kia lineup, it remains highly appreciated. It reminds us that there is still ...
The automotive industry is losing another one of its precious small cars as the Kia Rio will leave the market at the end of the year. Indeed, Kia Canada has confirmed that the production of the subcompact will cease in December. The remaining units will be sold until stocks are depleted, which should not take long since the Rio is one of the last cars in its category along with the Nissan Versa and the Mitsubishi Mirage.   It is sad news because ...
As an automotive journalist and especially as a fan of vehicles that stand out and defy the rules of the game, I couldn\'t help but shed a tear upon learning the announcement of the possible withdrawal of the Kia Soul EV from the market.   The Kia Soul made its debut in 2008 during an economic crisis and at a time when boxy designs were in fashion. Needless to say, things have changed since then, but the small SUV from the Korean manufacturer ...
The Kia Sportage is a popular and well-liked SUV that has made its mark in the compact sports utility vehicle segment. With the 2023 Kia Sportage launch, the Korean brand offers a more extensive and diversified range than ever before for this model.   1 — Bold exterior design   The 2023 Kia Sportage features a bold and dynamic exterior design. It showcases a distinctive and widened grille that incorporates sleek LED headlights. ...
After months of rumors and endless anticipation, Kia finally presents its EV9 SUV in a major North American premiere. This is the first 100% electric three-row SUV for the Korean automaker. In addition to its ultra-modern look, the Kia EV9 offers advanced technologies, a refined interior, and breathtaking performance. • 0-100 in less than 5.0 seconds • Towing capacity of 5,000 pounds • Ground clearance of 7.8 inches • 800-volt ...
After months of waiting, Kia finally unveiled its next all-electric SUV, the EV9. There is a lot of good news, starting with the fact it is going available in Canada. The production model is also reasonably close to the concept in terms of design, which is good. By the way, you may not know this, but the man behind the EV9 design is, in fact, a Canadian himself, and therefore the Korean SUV has a more special place in our hearts.    The ...
Some may have given up on the car in favor of SUVs, but there are a lot of manufacturers that think the automobile still has a place in the automobile industry, perhaps. Kia happens to be one of those manufacturers, and it’s a good thing.    To be fair, some SUVs are really worth the money, while most of them are improperly called so because there are just not so many types of vehicles. The Subaru Outback is called a car, and it ...
Thanks to the Niro, Kia’s been a strong competitor in the subcompact segment for the better part of the last 5 years. The Korean SUV is one of the only vehicles currently offering all-three HEV, PHEV, and EV powertrains for the same model. This is a massive advantage over the competition and the main reason the Niro is so attractive.    Although, the Kia Niro’s powertrain options are just the cherry on top of the cake. The ...
In today’s world, anything that resembles an SUV is meant to succeed. What’s funny, though, is most vehicles that fall into this category aren’t real SUVs. A Sport Utility Vehicle needs three things only to be called so, and it happens to be the three words that compose the category. Anyways, all this to say, the Kia Carnival doesn’t pretend to be an SUV, but it sure looks like one. This is a big difference and one of the main ...
Regarding success stories, Kia EV6 is the first name that comes to my mind as an automotive journalist. The Korean fully electric SUV sold so well that there was a two-year waiting list even before the first unit hit the market. The EV6 offers one of the best ranges out of its category, a bold exterior design, and a very modern cabin. As if it wasn\'t enough, Kia recently added a GT version that is as fast as most supercars of the modern era.   The ...
The Kia Soul came out in possibly the worst era of the automobile industry. 2008 was a bad year for the automotive industry because of the financial crisis. A vehicle shaped like a box was kind of popular back then, but they quickly started moving out of the market. The Kia Soul stayed, and it was probably the best move ever made by the Korean Manufacturer.    You may know the Soul later became one of Kia’s very first electric SUVs. ...
With a waiting list of more than two years long, more awards won than Hollywood\'sHollywood\'s best actors, and technologies so advanced even NASA doesn\'tdoesn\'t have access to it, the Kia EV6 is nothing but a success story. Although Kia could have sat on the EV6 popularity for a decade without doing anything, the Korean manufacturer decided to give the world an even better version of its electric SUV. So good the Kia EV6 GT might be the best car ...
  Unless you dig for it, chances are you will never come across an award won by a vehicle or a manufacturer. Awkwardly, it is the kind of thing car manufacturers don’t brag much about it. Of course, some awards offer more value, especially from a major automotive magazine or a well-known scientific instance. Kia receives many awards yearly, one of the most recent being the 2023 Vincentric best Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Value in America.    Kia ...
The 2024 Kia Seltos has just been presented to us with one of the most significant updates for the model yet. Therefore, it feels almost like an entirely new model.    A new off-road-oriented design X-Line trim has been added to the Seltos lineup. The 1.6-liter turbo 4-cylinder power has been increased from 170 to 195 hp. Both interior and exterior have the benefits of a massive makeover.   With its bold design, dynamic driving ...
The 2023 Kia Sportage Did Well at Rebelle Rally   As one of the best everyday compact SUVs currently available on the market, the last thing that comes to mind when you think about the 2023 Kia Sportage is an extreme rally monster machine. I guess this explains why the 2023 Sportage X-Pro is so impressive.    One team driving a 2023 Kia X-Pro managed to finish 5th in X-Cross Class. Rocky roads and sleeper sand are among all the ...
Kia was one of the first car manufacturers to give you a choice when it comes to every type of electrified powertrain. Some brands started by slowly incorporating hybrid technologies into their lineup; others went straight for it with an all-EV conversion. The plug-in-hybrid-electric-vehicle (PHEV) configuration came a lot later than the other. What is funny enough is nobody thought of bringing all three types of powertrains in one model until the ...
In a world where the average new vehicle cost around $45,000, it seems more and more challenging to get access to an affordable means of transportation. I don’t want to sound like the bad guy, but it is a little bit our fault. I mean, we like SUVs more than anything else, and we appreciate the latest and most remarkable technologies. This is basically why new vehicles got so expensive lately. Thankfully, there are more affordable options, such ...
If the name K5 doesn’t mean a lot to you, this is normal since, up to very recently, the Korean sedan was known as the Optima. Kia changed its name in order to uniformize its lineup on a global plan. The K5 didn’t come on our market just with a new name since the car was totally revised on its arrival in 2019.   Fast forward to today, the K5 sells reasonably well, and it is easy to see why when you take a look at it. The K5 has ...
The automobile industry has changed a lot in the past recent years. In fact, automobile is a term that will be lesser and lesser used in the future since every new vehicle on the market is an SUV. I don’t have any problem with that if it is what the consumer is asking for. However, I think some manufacturers pushed it a little too far by removing pretty much all cars from their lineup. Luckily there are some manufacturers out there, such as ...
Since it was revealed back in November 2021, the Kia EV9 a generated a lot of interest from customers. With its square shape and very angular silhouette, the Korean SUV is an eye-catcher.    The Kia EV9 has been spotted doing some technical testing recently. This means the Korean SUV is basically ready to hit the market. According to Kia, the official launch of the model is set for the first quarter of 2023. This means it could happen ...
The Kia Forte is one of the last compact sedans on the market, thanks to the popularity of the SUVs category. However, I sincerely think there is nothing that drives like a car with a lower center of gravity and a lighter mass.    The 2023 Forte offers a lot of different trims and two engines. There is no major update for 2023, but the current generation has been on the market for only four years. It is still a very modern and attractive ...
  Success is a hard thing to measure, but you know you succeeded when it happened, as it did with the Kia Seltos, The Seltos is one of Kia’s latest additions to its line-up, and the sub-compact SUV quickly won everybody’s heart. In fact, I can remember a time when it was cheaper to buy the bigger Kia Sportage, and people still wanted to wait for a Seltos. This means a lot.    The 2023 Kia Seltos is a dynamic and elegant ...
A couple of years ago, the letters E and V didn’t mean much. An electric vehicle was as rare as an exotic car, if not rarer. Nevertheless, with the rise in gas prices and the political speech about better vehicles for the environment, some manufacturers started to offer more hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Other manufacturers debuted their transition to an all-EV lineup which wasn’t a success. Kia is one of the only manufacturers who ...
Kia has become one of the world leaders in many fields of the automobile industry. The Korean manufacturer distinguishes itself from the others by starting from a white sheet with every new model. Kia has recently gone thru a major rebranding with a new, simpler, and more elegant logo. However, what makes Kia such a great car manufacturer, in my opinion, is the fact it is still giving time and effort where others literally gave up.    The ...
The Seltos has quickly become one of the favorite vehicles in Kia‘s fleet, and I could give you a thousand different reasons with ease. I mean, it is a stylish and modern vehicle, it is full of tech, and it has one of the best powertrains in its category, except for the fact there are no EV options. Even though the Seltos has been out for two years only, the Korean manufacturer already has plans for a massive update for the 2024 model, which ...
2023 marked the arrival of the All-new Sportage in Kia\'s family. The Korean manufacturer started all over again from a white sheet of paper. So, the SUV doesn\'t feel like a new Sportage but more like an entirely new model. And knowing that, one of the customers\' biggest concerns was its price. Although the base price of the 2023 Sportage rose significantly, its complete line-up price range stays competitive, which is precisely being we were expecting ...