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
Last Updated: 11/11/2021
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
Last Updated: 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
Last Updated: 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
Last Updated: 10/6/2021
2022 Kia Sorento PHEV priced from $46,175

Pricing for the 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV has been announced at $46,175 for the SX trim and $49,075 for the SX Prestige grade. If that sounds high to you, keep in mind that the plug-in Sorento is available only in the top two trims and comes packed with a long list of standard features. It […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 9/26/2021
2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid gains AWD and more tech features

Well, that didn’t take long. Only a year after it arrived on the market as an FWD-only model, the 2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid is now available with AWD. This expands the crossover’s appeal, making it a viable option to consumers living in areas with four seasons. Power comes from a 1.6-liter turbo-four coupled to a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 9/9/2021
2022 Kia Niro family gets new badges, EV gains more tech features

The 2022 Kia Niro lineup has been announced and the biggest change is the addition of Kia’s new logo. You’ll still be able to get the subcompact crossover in three versions: a conventional hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a full battery-electric vehicle. The Niro Hybrid and Niro PHEV carry over unchanged while the Niro EV […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 9/8/2021
Hyundai Motor Group aims to popularize hydrogen fuel cell powertrains by 2040

During its Hydrogen Wave online forum, Hyundai Motor Group revealed its plans to popularize the use of hydrogen fuel cell powertrains by 2040. The technology will complement its battery-electric vehicles and will apply hydrogen fuel cell technology to its commercial vehicles by 2028. Hyundai Motor Group believes that hydrogen will play a significant role in […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 9/7/2021
Hyundai Motor commits to being carbon neutral by 2045

The South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor has announced that it will achieve carbon neutral status by the year 2045. In conjunction with the IAA Mobility show in Munich, the company also declared that it’ll stop selling internal combustion powered cars in Europe in 2035. Hyundai Motor, which consists of Hyundai and Kia in the United […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 9/6/2021
2023 Kia Sportage PHEV debuting in Munich for IAA Mobility

Kia will use the 2023 Munich auto show to display its electrified vehicle lineup. In addition to the all-electric EV6, the 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV will make its first global public debut in the IAA’s new host city in Germany. This will be the second new plug-in hybrid in Kia’s lineup, following the three-row Sorento. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 9/5/2021