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Kia K9 Revealed Caught on Video Driving

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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… Continue Reading...

Kia Ray Micro-Box Revealed

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Is the Kia Soul just a touch too big for your needs? Well if you happen to live in Kia’s home market of S. Korea, you could look into their newest offering, dubbed the Ray. While the name might sound similar to the sea creature, the Kia Ray is neither sleek or stealthy. What it… Continue Reading...

South Korean Free Trade Deal Passes, Domestic Cars To Gain Foothold?

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It’s been years since George Bush was in office, but a trade bill from his presidency finally made it past the House and Senate. The deal includes Columbia, Panama and South Korea to open trade between those countries and the U.S. with changes aimed to aid U.S. auto manufacturers. “I’ve fought to make sure that… Continue Reading...

America Ranks Far Behind on List of Top Car Producing Nations

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If the European Union member states were to rate as a single country however, then they would finish in the top spot. Last year more than 15 million plus units, were produced in the EU. Continue Reading...

Kia To Focus On Quality Ahead Of Lineup Expansion

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Kia will hold off on expanding its production facilities and sales targets in favor of improving the quality of its vehicles, CEO Lee Sam-ung told Automotive News at a launch event for its new Rio hatchback. “Quantitative growth is important, but qualitative growth is also important. We plan to focus on improving product quality and… Continue Reading...

Hyundai CEO Bemoans CAFE Loopholes, Halo Sports Cars

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Hyundai CEO John Krafcik will keep his company’s focus on being a fuel economy leader, and has ruled out a high-performance sports car, even as he discussed the various ways in which the new CAFE regulations can be gamed to produce low fleet fuel economy ratings. With large vehicles being held to less stringent standards… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Miray Concept is Like a Korean Batmobile: Frankfurt Auto Show 2011

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When I first laid eyes on the Chevrolet Miray concept, I thought: this is what the Batmobile would look like if it was small, silver, and Korean. A product of GM Korea, the Miray (Korean for “future” first debuted at the Seoul Motor Show earlier this year but made its European debut at the Frankfurt… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Veloster To Start At $17,300 For Manual, $18,550 For DCT [Full Pricing Released]

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While Hyundai CEO John Krafcik didn’t give us full pricing on the upcoming Hyundai Veloster, a tweet by Hyundai’s head honcho did reveal that the highly anticipated sports coupe will start at $17,300 for a 6-speed manual version, while the Dual-Clutch Transmission will cost $18,550, while delivering 40 mpg on the highway. In addition to… Continue Reading...
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