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2023 Kia Niro teased ahead of global debut

The 2021 Seoul Mobility Show will serve as the stage for the global debut of the 2023 Kia Niro. Now entering its second generation, Kia’s dedicated efficiency-focused model takes a lot of the design cues from the HabaNiro Concept revealed at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Two shadowy teasers showing the crossover’s exterior reveal […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/22/2021
Kia will use hybrids and PHEVs to help normalize EVs and charging

Kia is on a roll and it aims to continue it with electrification. Between hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric models, there’s something for everyone. We spoke with Russell Wager, Vice President of Marketing at Kia America about electrification and learned that the company is finding success with its latest models. Additionally, we also found that […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/19/2021
Kia Concept EV9 gives a glimpse of an all-electric family crossover

The wraps have officially come off the Kia Concept EV9 and it’s a clear glimpse at what’s coming next from the brand’s all-electric offensive. Built on the Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP platform, the Concept EV9 is a large crossover featuring the next evolution of Kia’s design language. It features a techie, digital look thanks to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/17/2021
2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid marks the first electrified model for the nameplate

The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid has officially debuted at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show marking the first time the nameplate gets an electrified model. Like the standard internal combustion model, the U.S. spec model will be of the long-wheelbase variety, which is 7.1 inches longer than the previous generation in terms of overall length […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/17/2021
Kia aims for full electrification in major markets by 2040, carbon neutrality in 2045

Kia has announced that it aims to be a carbon-neutral company by 2045 at its virtual presentation called the Kia Sustainability Movement. This goes in line with the brand’s vision of becoming a sustainable mobility provider to benefit communities, consumers, and global society as a whole. The plan will have three key pillars: Sustainable Mobility, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/11/2021
Kia Concept EV9 teased once more ahead of Los Angeles debut

The Kia Concept EV9 has been teased once again showing more design details inside and out. In full show is the crossover’s boxy, upright styling, which is reminiscent of the Telluride. The front end gets cool pixel-like LED headlights to create the new digital tiger fact look that first appeared in the EV6. It also […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/11/2021
Kia Concept EV9 teased looking like an electric Telluride

Kia took to Instagram to tease a concept car that it will show on Nov. 11. Called the Concept EV9, this is the second of a range of upcoming battery-electric vehicles that the brand will release as part of its Plan S strategy. First previewed earlier this year, Kia’s product offensive includes over a dozen […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/8/2021
Hyundai Motor Group will develop solid-state batteries with Factorial Energy

Hyundai Motor Group has announced that it has partnered with Factorial Energy to develop solid-state batteries for its future battery-electric vehicles. The joint development agreement, which includes strategic investment, will see the Korean giant’s brands integrate Factorial’s technology at the cell, module, and system levels. They will also perform vehicle-level integration and codevelop specifications for […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/3/2021
US-spec 2023 Kia Sportage teased ahead of next week’s reveal

We’ve already seen the global-spec 2023 Kia Sportage multiple times but now we’re about to see the iteration destined for the U.S. market. The single teaser photo shows the compact crossover hiding in the shadows with only its daytime running lights illuminated. That’s all you need to see because you’re not mistaking that light pattern […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/20/2021
2021 Rebelle Rally has a lot of electrified vehicles in the field

The 2021 Rebelle Rally is shaping up to be a big year thanks to several electrified vehicles entering the event. This eight-day women’s off-road competition covers over 1,000 miles across the states of Nevada and California and is one of the longest and toughest rally raid events of the year in the U.S. In addition […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/6/2021