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 |  Jul 30 2014, 8:23 AM

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Hyundai is drawing closer to selling a subcompact crossover that will sit below the Tucson in its lineup.

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 |  Jun 24 2014, 11:42 AM

Kia's Gangnam-Style Luxury Car


2014 Kia K900 Five-Point Inspection

Kia is a brand that’s going places. Just a few years ago their cars were the equivalent of latex gloves; you’d use them once and throw ‘em away. But now the South Korean company is building some truly impressive, even class-leading products.

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 |  Jun 03 2014, 12:32 PM

Hyundai Accent Five-Point Inspection


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Starting at $15,455, the Hyundai Accent has long been a value proposition in the sub-compact segment and for 2014, the car gets a few more standard features.

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 |  Apr 22 2014, 1:45 PM

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Kia design boss Peter Schreyer wants more emotionally-styled flagship products for the brand.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 10:15 AM

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Call it a slam dunk, a home run or a knockout, but one way or another Hyundai has a winner on its hands at the 2014 New York Auto Show.

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 |  Mar 18 2014, 2:02 PM

Should there be More Manual Crossovers?


2014 Hyundai Tucson

It’s a fact: the manual transmission is on its deathbed. Long absent from most family vehicles, one the last bastions of the manual transmission are compact crossovers. These however are becoming harder and harder to find. Most mainstream manufacturers in America have abandoned offering a stick-shift in compact CUVs and only minor players in the segment, like Jeep, Mazda, Subaru and Volkswagen, still allow owners to row their own gears.

If the manual transmission is in critical condition in the USA, it is merely in serious condition in Canada. More vehicles in a greater number of trims are available with a manual transmission in Canada. Want any level Mazda6 with a stick north of the border? No problem. Want a Nissan Versa Note SL with a manual? It’s yours.

See Also: 2014 Hyundai Tucson Review

There are two other crossovers still offered in Canada with a manual transmission that are strictly automatic-only in the U.S: the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson. Curious as to whether or not Americans are missing out, we headed to Hyundai Canada to sample a 2014 Tucson equipped with the six-speed manual. Here is our five-point guide to the stick-shift crossover.

 |  Mar 11 2014, 9:30 AM

2016 Kia Soul EV

Heads up EV fans, Kia is on track to launch its first global battery-powered vehicle in 2016.

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 |  Jan 29 2014, 12:16 PM

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Hyundai just released its latest series of advertisements ahead of the Super Bowl this weekend starring Johnny Galecki of the “Big Bang Theory.”

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 |  Jan 16 2014, 8:18 AM

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Kia brought a heavily Audi-esque concept to this year’s Detroit Auto Show featuring a 2.0-liter turbo four banger powering the rear wheels.

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 |  Dec 16 2013, 8:32 AM

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Kia’s 2014 Sedona minivan is one of the latest vehicles to earn a five-star crash safety rating.

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 |  Oct 25 2013, 3:42 PM

Kia-Soul-SEMA-Main-ArtIt seems like everyone’s getting in on the SEMA action; even Kia is participating in the show. The automaker will reveal five specially modified Souls at the Las Vegas event.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 5:15 AM

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Concept cars are mostly built to taunt automotive journalists, but on rare occasions they do serve legitimate purposes. Sometimes they can tip-off what a car company has in development, and the black-as-coal Kia Niro is a clue as to what the South Korean brand’s next B-Segment offering could look like.

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 |  Mar 21 2013, 10:31 AM

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General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, along with their South Korean competitors are increasing sales to the coveted youth demographic. Their growth comes at the expense of Japanese automakers that are losing ground in this segment.

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