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 |  Feb 26 2013, 10:02 AM

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata was updated this year with a larger battery pack that boosted the combined fuel economy by 2 mpg, a change that will also be introduced to the Kia Optima Hybrid. 

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 |  Dec 28 2012, 5:01 PM

Legendary designer Peter Schreyer, most known for his work at Audi, has been appointed as the first non-Korean president of Kia Motors. 

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 |  Sep 28 2012, 1:18 PM

The all-new 2013 Kia Carens MPV was revealed today on the 2012 Paris Motor Show floor, and it replaces the outgoing Kia Rondo that never quite caught on in America. 

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 |  Jun 15 2012, 6:45 PM

After seeing spy photos of the 2014 Kia Sorento, the re-design was still mostly hidden, but now some photos have surfaced of the model undisguised, showing off the new look. 

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 |  Jun 13 2012, 12:31 PM

The upcoming luxury-oriented Kia K9 luxury sedan will get quite a few nice touches, literally. The infotainment system in the K9 will incorporate a force-feedback rotary knob, which is a first for a Kia vehicle.

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 |  Feb 27 2012, 1:16 PM

The Kia K9, code named the KH, is Kia’s sister car to the Hyundai Equus and Genesis, and will be the brand’s first attempt at an upscale rear wheel drive sedan.

We get a full view of the K9 for the first time, out driving in what we assume is South Korea, instead of just spy photos.

Calling the K9 upscale seems warranted: It seems to be taking design cues from the German luxury car makers BMW and Mercedes. Based on the look we get in these videos, it seems like the K9 will be heavily related to the Hyundai’s Genesis and Equus sedans, though that is purely speculative. We’re guessing the K9 will be run by a 4.6-liter V8, which makes 385 hp sourced from the Genesis, or a larger 5.0-liter V8 that can produce as much as 429 hp.

“This all-new rear-wheel drive large sedan will definitely become the leading model of our lineup around the world, showcasing the best of the best of Kia,” Kia marketing executive Soon-Nam Lee said.

The K9 will likely be on sale in Korea later this year, with the worldwide shipment probably coming by early-to-mid 2013.

Watch the videos of the new K9 below.

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