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Battery Swap: 2018 Kia Soul EV Gains Range

Kia has quietly made some important changes to the 2018 Soul EV. The company has apparently changed out the lithium-ion battery pack in the Soul, giving it more range and efficiency.  The folks over at InsideEVs first noticed the changes on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) website. The website shows that Kia has increase the battery capacity on the Soul EV from…

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Kia Ups its Forte With new Sedan Bound for Detroit

Kia has made it official. The Korean automaker is bringing an all-new Forte sedan for reveal next week at the Detroit Auto Show. In typical fashion, the company has released a few teaser drawings of the 2019 Forte and it looks like a mini Stinger.  At first glance, the new Forte is clearly a much sleeker car than today's version.…

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Kia Niro EV Concept Showcases ACE Strategy

Kia has unveiled its Niro EV Concept at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. The battery-electric concept is previewing a production version that will launch later this year leveraging what Kia calls its ACE strategy.  ACE stands for Autonomous, Connected and Eco. The strategy is at the foundation of all future Kia models, for which the Niro EV Concept checks all…

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Kia Niro EV Concept Coming to CES

Kia has announced plans to reveal a concept version of the upcoming Niro EV at this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Of course, with the announcement Kia has thrown out a few teaser shots of the concept, which shows a nuanced Niro design for the battery-powered version.  Thus far Kia isn't saying much about the Niro EV Concept, saying only…

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2019 Kia Sorento Revealed After Going to Hell

Kia has decided to take the cover off the revised 2019 Sorento SUV. This version, revealed for global markets earlier this year, is styled to be more SUV-like in appearance. The SUV stance is not just for looks apparently, because Kia says this Sorento "devoured" a 6.5 mile stretch of Hell's Gate outside of Moab, Utah.  Given this is primarily…

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Kia Teases Shooting Brake Concept

Kia will be showing off a new shooting brake concept car in the city it was penned in at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The company issued a teaser of the new concept today, which isn't likely to ever see production here in the U.S., but it's fun to look at nonetheless. Based on the teaser and Kia's words, the concept…

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New Kia Stonic Revealed

Not to be outdone by its own parent company in the B-size crossover segment, Kia has taken the wraps off its own Stonic. The new Kia Stonic is the brands entry into the hot sub-compact crossover segment and close cousin to the newly-revealed Hyundai Kona. Unlike Hyundai, Kia did not take a radical approach to the Stonic's design. Generally speaking,…

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Upcoming Kia Stonic Shown In Official Sketches

Crossover all the things. At least that seems to be the running strategy at most automakers as buyer preferences shift to crossovers and SUVs. In this case, Kia is showing off its upcoming Stonic crossover in some official sketches it released in South Korea. The Stonic is slated to be the brand's competitor to the Nissan Juke (Kicks?) and Kia…

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