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The Best Automaker in Initial Quality is a Big Surprise

Jun 22, 2016 - 4:22 PM - by

For the first time in 27 years, the leader in the JD Power Initial Quality Study is a non-premium brand.

Kia, tops the list this year, with the Korean brand scoring the highest overall with 83 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100), followed closely by Porsche with 84 PP100. Kia was the best non-premium brand in 2015 and now it has moved on to score highest of all car brands. Hyundai (92 PP100), Toyota (93PP100) and BMW (94 PP100) round
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Kia Readying Compact Crossover to Rival Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:25 AM - by

Kia is reportedly readying a compact crossover model that will compete with the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V.

Speaking to Motoring, Kia Australia COO Damien Meredith spoke about a new model that will be aimed directly at the CX-3 and HR-V and could possibly make a debut at the 2016 L.A. Auto Show or 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The compact crossover will be based on the Kia Rio, and Meredith admits that it’s possible it will cannibalize sales of the Rio, much like how the CX-3 killed off the Mazda2 in North America. 'We’ve got to be very strident about what effect it will have on Rio,' he said. 'It needs to fit into the market and do what it needs to do in the CX-3 and HR-V segment. As long as the aggregate is more than we lose, it’s OK.'

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Kia is Getting Closer to Releasing a Sports Sedan

Jun 13, 2016 - 4:07 PM - by

While talk of a Kia sports sedan has been swirling for years now, new spy photos show us that the Korean brand is getting close to a real release.

Codenamed CK, the new sports sedan from Kia will likely feature a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 cranking out 365 horsepower, the same unit found in the current Genesis G80, though it may be turned up to around 400 hp under the hood of this sports sedan to make it a performer.

Styling will be based on the Kia GT Concept, while the production car may also keep that concept’s name. Kia could also use the ‘Stinger’ badge, another
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