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Kia to start mass production of low-cost electric EV3 in June: Report

Hyundai Motor Group, recognized as the third-largest automaker globally, has initiated a test operation at South Korea’s first dedicated electric vehicle (EV) factory, aiming to push forward with its electrification efforts amidst a slowdown in the clean vehicle sector. The test operation began at Kia Corp.’s No. 2 plant located in Gwangmyeong, adjacent to Seoul. […]

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Updated 2025 Kia Carnival minivan offers new hybrid drivetrain

Kia is amping up its Carnival minivan for 2025, adding a fuel-sipping hybrid powertrain to the lineup. The South Korean automaker unveiled this refreshed family hauler on Thursday at the 2024 Chicago Auto Show. The new electrified drivetrain is by no means earth-shattering, but it should still help motorists save a lot of fuel. This […]

by Craig Cole
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Kia unveils highly customizable Platform Beyond Vehicles at CES 2024

To meet the diverse – and ever-evolving – needs of customers, Kia revealed a new family of versatile and highly customizable vehicles at CES in Las Vegas on Monday. The South Korean automaker’s new Platform Beyond Vehicles, PBV for short, are EVs designed to revolutionize the mobility industry with interchangeable bodies and tailor-made interiors. Previewing […]

by Craig Cole
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Kia EV3 SUV concept looks like a baby EV9

Our coverage of the 2023 LA Auto Show is sponsored by Emporia.  Kia made a big splash at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show, unveiling not one, but two different concept vehicles. The more sensible looking of this duet is called the EV3. An all-electric utility vehicle, this design study was heavily inspired by the […]

by Craig Cole
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Kia’s wild and wonky EV4 concept aims to redefine the electric sedan segment

Our coverage of the 2023 LA Auto Show is sponsored by Emporia.  Along with the EV3 design study, Kia also pulled the covers off its EV4 concept at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show. With four doors and expressive design, this vehicle is supposedly a fresh take on the venerable sedan formfactor. According to the […]

by Craig Cole
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Automakers finally get serious about North American charging infrastructure

Seven automakers are creating a joint venture and work together to build out a new EV charging network across North America. Finally it appears that automakers have decided that just relying on what is already out there isn’t going to work, and are taking matters into their own collective hands. BMW Group, General Motors, Honda, […]

by Chad Kirchner
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2022 Kia EV6 review: A cut above the competition

It may not be the first automaker that comes to mind when you think of electric vehicles, but Kia is no stranger to EVs. The South Korean company has offered battery-powered versions of the spunky Soul hatchback and versatile Niro crossover, though the new 2022 EV6 is this brand’s first dedicated battery-electric offering, meaning no […]

by Craig Cole
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Do I need a Level 2 home charger for my Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid?

The all-new 2023 Kia Niro PHEV has quickly become an appealing option in the plug-in hybrid market, offering up to 33 miles of all-electric range — a noticeable bump from the previous model’s 26 miles. Powered by a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine paired with a 62-kW electric motor, the Niro PHEV delivers a total system output […]

by Jason Siu
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2023 Kia Niro PHEV SX Touring review: Affordable efficiency

The Kia Niro is an engineering marvel because this hatchback-like crossover is available with three different drivetrains. You can get it as a conventional hybrid, a plug-in hybrid or even a pure electric. The PHEV is the Goldilocks option, offering respectable all-electric range and the ability to drive cross country without ever needing to recharge. […]

by Craig Cole
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2023 Kia EV6 GT review: A potent performer that can’t outrun its siblings

Aside from the Stinger and maybe, maybe the K900 luxury sedan, which was offered with a lovely V8 engine, Kia is not really known for building high-performance vehicles. They don’t even have a dedicated go-fast division like Mercedes-AMG or even Hyundai’s N sub-brand. But a glaring exception to this is the new EV6 GT, the […]

by Craig Cole
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