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Ride Of The Month - March 2015 : Optimaniac

Mar 30, 2015 - 9:56 AM - by Munky

Congratulations to David for winning this month's ROTM!

Quote Originally Posted by Optimaniac
This is really nice and both an honor and a privilege but is going to be really hard to enjoy right now after hearing the news about Eric Cline. We joked about ROTM often and I'm sad that he can't see this and share in the joy of it with me right now. I know he would be pumped for me. I hope you have a speedy recovery Eric. Please everyone keep him and his family in your thoughts and send positive energy his way and donate on the go fund me page if you can.

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Top 10 Most Anticipated 2015 New York Auto Show Debuts

Mar 27, 2015 - 12:12 PM - by

Once again we’re headed to the Manzana Grande in search of new cars, pizza and the highest concentration of angry taxi drivers in North America.

This year the Javits Center will host debuts for McLaren, Cadillac and Nissan among many others. Keep on scrolling to see the top 10 cars we’re looking forward to most.
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Kia K900x Previewed in Trademark Filing

Mar 23, 2015 - 6:47 PM - by

A new trademark filing by Kia suggests a possible adoption of all-wheel drive to its flagship sedan. But that’s not all.

Last week the Korean automaker renewed an earlier filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the terms K100x to K900x, inclusive.

“That seems like like an indication that AWD is on the way,” said Dave Sullivan, product analysis manager for AutoPacific, Inc.

While Kia doesn’t currently offer any models named K100 to K800, the K900 was introduced in 2014 as the brand’s new flagship luxury sedan. That car is available with either a 311-hp 3.8-liter V6 or a 420-hp 5.0-liter V8 with power going exclusively to the rear wheels.

Currently the only all-wheel drive models Kia offers are the Sportage and Sorento crossovers.

The adoption of all-wheel drive, says Sullivan, isn’t surprising. “The K900 is very closely tied to the [Hyundai] Equus and the next Equus is right around the corner,” he said. “The next Equus is slated to get AWD,” which is, “probably an indication that the next version (of the K900) will have AWD.

Sullivan said that he expects that the Kia K900x would use a
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