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Hyundai, Kia to Reimburse Owners for Inaccurate MPG Estimates

After an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency about overstated fuel economy ratings, Hyundai and Kia will change the labels on about 900,000 cars and SUVs to reflect the correct estimates and voluntarily reimburse owners for the discrepancy. The discrepancies range from one to six mpg on Hyundai and Kia vehicles from model years 2011 to 2013. The largest reductions in fuel economy are found on the 2012 and 2013 Kia Soul. The 2.0-liter Soul Automatic goes from ... continue reading»

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Government Proposes Guidelines to Limit Distracted Driving

With the myriad of technologies available to us these days, the temptation to use them at all times and remain connected has never been higher. The problem is that these gadgets divert your attention away from something else, and when you’re behind the wheel, this can be a fatal problem. In order to curb distracted driving, the U.S. Department of Transportation released its first-ever guidelines for automakers to place limitations on in-car technology that could be distracting. According ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Safety, NHTSA, Ford, Kia, Distracted Driving

Kia to Enter Full-Size Luxury Market with Flagship Sedan

Kia has released sketches of its upcoming full-size luxury car, giving consumers a peek at its upcoming rear-wheel drive sedan. The Kia KH will be sold initially in South Korea, but analysts expect it to come to the U.S. in the near future. This Kia will likely be powered by the same 3.8-liter V6 engine that’s found under the hood of the Hyundai Genesis, predicts Inside Line. Although Hyundai and Kia operate independently in the U.S ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Concept Cars, Hyundai, Kia, Luxury Large Cars, Kia GT

Kia Recalls Optima and Rondo Models For Airbag Malfunction

Kia is recalling 145,755 Optima and Rondo vehicles in the U.S. The affected Optima vehicles are from the 2006 to 2008 model years and were built between Sept. 29, 2005 and Jan. 29, 2008. Affected Rondo vehicles are from the 2007 to 2008 model years and were built between Sept. 13, 2006 and March 21, 2008. A clock spring contact assembly for the driver’s airbag could become damaged and cause a high resistance condition in the airbag ... continue reading»

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Kia GT Concept Unveiled at LA Auto Show

When you think of stylish four-door sedans with coupe-like styling, Kia may not be the first automaker to come to mind. However, Kia's latest concept, the GT, may have the style, power and swagger to go head-to-head with luxury cars like the Audi A7 and Mercedes-Benz CLS550. “With its rear-wheel-drive platform and powerful engine, the GT concept represents exciting possibilities for Kia as we move forward to the next chapter in brand history,” says Michael Sprague, Kia vice president ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, Concept Cars, Kia, Model News, LA Auto Show, Kia GT

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