Kia's Karting-Themed Sedona to Debut at SEMA

SEMA is an annual event that allows automakers, tuner companies and aftermarket firms to showcase their hottest, most exciting products. Surprisingly the folks at Kia have decided to bring a modified minivan. SAY WHAT?!

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Pricing Announced

Things are heating up in the premium-EV segment. The folks at Mercedes-Benz are poised to introduce their new B-Class Electric Drive. Pricing for this small people-hauler was just announced.

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New Kia Rondo MPV Teased Ahead of Paris Motor Show Reveal

Kia has released a selection of teaser images of an all-new MPV model ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show this fall.

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Patent Filings Indicate Ford B-Max May Be Headed to America

Well, there’s good indication that it will at least be heading for ‘South’ America, where automotive tastes tend to run more closely to those across the Atlantic.

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Ford Launches 3 Cylinder Engine in B-Max Minivan

Ford has officially confirmed that its new ultra-efficient smallest ever engine, a 1.0-liter three-cylinder Ecoboost unit will be placed in the new B-Max MPV.

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Chevrolet Orlando Spied Nearly Undisguised In China

Chevrolet‘s Orlando compact van was spotted in China nearly uncovered, and looking very similar to the concept that debuted at the 2008 Paris Auto Show.

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Dodge to Launch Mazda5 Rival in Growing MPV Segment

The MPV segment is growing quickly and it appears as though Dodge it getting set to join in. In Fiat’s larger plan for the Chrysler Group, company CEO Sergio Marchionne included a seven-seat multi-purpose-vehicle (MPV) destined for U.S. showrooms in 2012.

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New Volkswagen Touran 7-Seater Gets 51.3 MPG

Volkswagen‘s compact Touran Minivan (not to be confused with the Routan sold here in North America) has just been launched in its newest incarnation, and the range is being led by a 1.6L BlueMotion diesel that makes 105 horsepower returns a very impressive 51.3 miles per gallon. Also interesting is the tiny 1.2L 4-cylinder gas engine that puts out a respectable 102 horsepower thanks to Volkswagen’s direct injection system, and a small supercharger attached to the engine.

The Touran is based on the Golf, making it a bit small for North American tastes, but perfect for Europe and Asia, where high fuel prices and tight spaces mean that a car like a Dodge Caravan is totally unsuitable, and a smaller footprint is required (Honda even sells a completely different Odyssey in other markets for this reason). If the Ford Focus C-Max is a hit in North America, the Touran might make it over to our shores, but with Chevrolet recently killing the Orlando for the United States (but not Canada), don’t count on it.

Hit the jump to read the press release

Gallery: Volkswagen Touran

[Source: The Truth About Cars]

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Frankfurt 2009: Kia Venga Unwrapped

Kia pulled the covers off the Venga, its new B-segment MPV at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

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Frankfurt Preview: Ford Grand C-Max to Debut Alongside Smaller Sibling

Last week we brought you a story about Ford’s upcoming C-Max that is scheduled to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show tomorrow (September 15th). We suggested that the multi-activity vehicle could eventually find its way to U.S. shores. Today, we’d like to revise our suggestion as Ford has released images of the Grand C-Max – a more likely candidate for North American shores.

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Frankfurt Preview: Kia Venga MPV Revealed Ahead of Official Debut

Kia is unveiling its new MPV, the Venga, at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

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Buick Business MPV Concept Unveiled at Shanghai Auto Show

It’s a well-known fact that the Buick is a dominant force (and growing) in the Chinese marketplace, so it’s no surprise that the traditionally traditional brand used the Shanghai Auto Show to debut an important new concept. The real surprise is that this crossover is anything but traditional.

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