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Rumorpile: Kia Gives The Green Light To The GT Concept

Oct 23 2013 09:45 AM | Kia News
William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
October 24, 2013
Kia made a big splash with the GT Concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. With its distinctive coupe styling and a turbocharged 3.3L V6, the GT Concept got a lot of love. Now a new report from Auto Express says that the GT may have been given the greenlight.
“We have plans to build a GT – we spoke about it at our global marketing conference in Singapore. We’ll be mainly targeting the end of 2016 or early 2017,” said Soon-Nam Lee, Kia’s vice-president of overseas marketing.
Now Auto Express reports that the GT will carry the four-door coupe shape as seen on the concept, but will...

Kia Announces The Soul EV For 2014

Oct 02 2013 08:15 AM | Kia News
William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
October 2, 2013
At the press launch of the 2014 Soul this week, Kia announced that an electric version of the Soul would be coming out sometime next year. This is Kia's first electric vehicle that will be sold in the U.S. The company isn't saying much about the vehicle, only saying that more information will be revealed "at an upcoming major U.S. auto show."
"Eco-consciousness already comes standard on the all-new Soul with 85-percent of its materials able to be recycled at the end of its lifespan, and the Soul EV will further demonstrate Kia's engineering capabilities as well as our commitment to producing vehicles with reduced environmental...

Kia K9/Quoris Coming To The U.S. Next Year, Called The K900

Sep 20 2013 12:15 PM | Kia News
William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
September 20, 2013
As we were expecting, Kia told its dealers this week that the K9/Quoris flagship sedan will be coming to the U.S. in early 2014. The flagship will wear the K900 nameplate (WHY?!) and have a marketing blitz during the 2014 Super Bowl according to dealers.
The K900 will be Kia's first rear-wheel drive sedan sold in the U.S. and become the brand's flagship. It will come with the choice of either a V6 (likely the 3.8L with 290 horsepower) and V8 (likely the 5.0L Tau V8 from Hyundai with 420 horsepower). An eight-speed automatic transmission is expected to come as well. 
Pricing wasn't disclosed, but rumors have...

Kia: Minivan Announcement Coming This Year, Quoris Coming Next Year

May 21 2013 08:15 AM | William Maley in Kia News

By William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com May 21, 2013   The folks at Automotive.com got their hands on some interesting information concerning what's in store for Kia.   We'll start with the Quoris, Kia's la...

Rumorpile: Kia Plans A Two-Seat RWD Competitor To The FR-S/BRZ

Mar 31 2013 12:50 PM | William Maley in Kia News

By William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com March 30, 2013   What Car? recently had the chance to chat with Kia U.S.' design chief Tom Kearns at the New York Auto Show this past week. Kearns revealed that the company is...

Kia To Show A Small-Four Coupe Concept

Mar 26 2013 09:30 AM | William Maley in Kia News

By William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com March 26, 2013   Kia will be showing a new sedan concept at the Seoul Motor Show this week. Called the Cub concept, Kia says it wants the vehicle to "appeal to trend-setting urban dwellers."...

2014 Kia Forte To Start At $16,700*

Mar 21 2013 07:30 AM | William Maley in Kia News

By William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com March 21, 2013   Kia announced this week the pricing for the 2014 Forte which will start at $16,700 (includes a $800 destination charge).   That base price nets you a Forte LX...