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 Morgan Pritchett

The History of Kia: From Bicycle Parts to the Future of EVs

The History of Kia: From Bicycle Parts to the Future of EVs

For more than 50 years, Kia has produced millions of vehicles — some of which are still being driven today in places like India, Mexico, Europe, and America. But have you ever wondered how Kia got its start? You probably know the brand is originally from South Korea, but there’s plenty more to learn about […]

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The Best Kia Telluride Accessories for Camping

The Best Kia Telluride Accessories for Camping

Thanks to a powerful V6 engine and active on-demand all-wheel drive, the Kia Telluride is already adequately equipped for going off-road. But if you want to go beyond standard features for your next camping trip, consider adding any of these helpful accessories. Before You Go: Check out these important tips for sanitizing your car Roof […]

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Kia Rio History

Kia Rio History

When Kia introduced the Rio to the U.S. in 2006, only a handful of models — like the Sedona, Sportage, Optima, and now-retired Sephia — were being exported to the country. However, before it came to America, the Rio debuted in late 1999 in South Korea to replace two previous models: the Pride and the […]

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What is Kia Drive Wise Technology?

What is Kia Drive Wise Technology?

It seems like every automaker today has its own branded features packed within its vehicles. Subaru has STARLINK, Infiniti has InTuition, and Kia has Drive Wise (sometimes stylized as DRIVEWiSE). But what is this technology that’s now cropping up in many of Kia’s newer vehicles? Let’s go through the basics so you can better understand. […]

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What Are Kia Vehicles Called in Other Countries?

What Are Kia Vehicles Called in Other Countries?

Here in the U.S., you may be familiar with Kia models like the Forte, Optima, and Rio. Their names come from varying languages and regions, and often have insightful meanings. But in other countries, these three popular cars are known by many other names. Kia Rio The Kia Rio made its debut in 1999 and […]

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Kia Telluride and Soul EV Win 2020 World Car Awards

Kia Telluride and Soul EV Win 2020 World Car Awards

Each year at the New York Auto Show, vehicles from varying segments are recognized by the World Car Awards. With the show having been canceled this year due to COVID-19, the organization instead released its list of winners digitally. After making it through previous qualifying rounds among the competition, it was announced that both the […]

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Kia Seltos Named a Best Car for College Grads by Autotrader

Kia Seltos Named a Best Car for College Grads by Autotrader

The all-new 2021 Kia Seltos only debuted a few months ago and it’s already winning awards from well-known organizations. In its latest list of favorite vehicles, Autotrader named the Seltos as one of the “10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates in 2020.” More Awards: See how the Kia SUV and minivan lineup scored on […]

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Kia Sedona Named a “Best Family Car of 2020” by PARENTS Magazine

Kia Sedona Named a “Best Family Car of 2020” by PARENTS Magazine

For most families, price is one of the top considerations when choosing a new vehicle. Other important factors include comfort, convenience, and — of course — safety. Each year, PARENTS magazine assesses a large pool of minivans and SUVs to eventually rank them on its “Best Family Cars” list. For 2020, the Kia Sedona has […]

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Kia “Telluriders” Delivering PPE to Hospitals Nationwide

Kia “Telluriders” Delivering PPE to Hospitals Nationwide

Last month, volunteers at Kia’s West Point, Georgia, manufacturing plant started creating personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospital workers in need of these essential items. The plan was to produce up to 200,000 face shields per month and deliver them to some of the country’s most populated areas like Southern California and New York City. […]

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2020 Kia Niro Overview

2020 Kia Niro Overview

The Niro was Kia’s first dedicated hybrid vehicle and debuted in 2016 at the Chicago Auto Show. Since then, the automaker hasn’t changed much to its eco-friendly SUV other than adding a plug-in hybrid variant in its 2018 lineup. For 2020, the Niro has received a handful of updates that were revealed at the Los […]

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Shining Star: Kia Telluride Nabs Three New Awards in March

Shining Star: Kia Telluride Nabs Three New Awards in March

In unsurprising news, the Kia Telluride received not one, but three accolades last month. These new awards add to the already long list of achievements for Kia’s largest SUV. In March, the Telluride was recognized by Autotrader, U.S. News & World Report, and Automobile magazine. Towing Comparison: Find out which Kia SUV is best for […]

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Kia Donates $1 Million to Assist Homeless Youth During COVID-19 Pandemic

Kia Donates $1 Million to Assist Homeless Youth During COVID-19 Pandemic

During Super Bowl LIV in February, Kia decided against a traditional advertisement and instead promoted “Yards Against Homelessness” with NFL rookie Josh Jacobs. Through that campaign, the automaker ended up donating $1 million to three charities designated to help homeless youth across the country. Now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kia has donated an additional […]

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2020 Kia K900 Overview

2020 Kia K900 Overview

After being upgraded to its second generation last year, the K900 reigns as the most luxurious sedan in the Kia lineup. With a starting MSRP of $59,900, you’re right to expect this vehicle to be well-appointed with high-quality materials. The 2020 model is a carryover from the previous year, with only a few minor design […]

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3 of the Coolest Kia Concepts Ever

3 of the Coolest Kia Concepts Ever

Over the years, Kia has come up with quite a few intriguing concept vehicles, with some of them even becoming production models available for purchase. From the many variations of the iconic Soul to the latest Futuron all-electric SUV, there have been plenty of eye-catching debuts. As a huge fan of all things Kia, I’ve […]

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2020 Kia Rio Sedan Overview

2020 Kia Rio Sedan Overview

In 1999, Kia introduced the subcompact Rio sedan to the world along with its five-door station wagon variant. Since then, it’s received a few facelifts and upgrades and is now in its fourth generation. For 2020, the Rio sees no exterior visual changes; all updates have been made under the hood and within the cabin. […]

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2020 Kia Sorento Overview

2020 Kia Sorento Overview

Sitting between the Sportage and Telluride in the Kia lineup, the Sorento is considered a compact SUV that still offers three rows of seating and a variety of customization options. For 2020, a few changes were made to the Sorento’s exterior and interior, along with the consolidation of two trims. The 2020 Kia Sorento is […]

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Kia Telluride Named Best Interior Under $50K by Autotrader

Kia Telluride Named Best Interior Under $50K by Autotrader

Praise for the Kia Telluride is coming in strong in 2020, with the large SUV achieving a Top Safety Pick Rating from the IIHS, winning the ALG Design Innovation Award for Overall Design and Execution, and winning two awards from MotorWeek and the Midwest Automotive Media Association at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. The latest […]

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2021 Kia Seltos Overview

2021 Kia Seltos Overview

The all-new 2021 Kia Seltos SUV made its unofficial debut as the “SP Signature” concept in 2018 and was introduced to the U.S. as a production model at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. The sporty crossover sits between the Soul and Sportage in the lineup. With a starting MSRP of just $21,990, Kia is […]

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