Tag: Kia

Hyundai And Kia Thefts Soared Last Year, Rise Being Blame On Lack Of Immobilizers In Older Vehicles

Dodge Chargers and Challengers are popular with thieves, but they’re getting some unlikely competition from Hyundai and Kia. According to a Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) analysis of 2021 insurance claims, “Among 2015-19 model year vehicles, theft claims were nearly twice as common for Hyundai and Kia vehicles, as a group, as for all other […]

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NACTOY Names 26 Semifinalists For 2023, Who Do You Think Will Win Each Category?

The North American Car, Truck, & Utility Vehicle Of The Year (NACTOY) awards have already announced their winners for 2022, but well before the year’s end, they’ve announced their semifinalists for next year’s competition to give the public ample time to vote. There are 26 entries across 3 categories, so let’s take a look. The […]

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China’s ORA Funky Cat and WEY Coffee 1 Impress In Latest Round Of Euro NCAP Crash Tests

While it was the Tesla Model Y that left Euro NCAP really impressed during its latest round of testing, a number of other vehicles also performed well. The German-built Tesla Model Y was the best-performer of the recently published five-star cars and scored 97 per cent in Adult Occupant Protection and 98 per cent in […]

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New Lawsuits Claim Hyundais And Kias Are Too Easy To Steal After Rise In Thefts Fueled By Social Media Challenges

Normally when a person steals a car they’re the ones who get the lions-share of the blame for the crime itself. For Hyundai and Kia though, that’s no longer the case as state officials, customers, and lawyers are calling on the corporate partners to act. The move follows a wave of vehicle thefts relating to […]

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Kia Is Reincarnating Old EV Batteries As Energy Storage Systems For Buildings

Kia has partnered with Germany’s national railway company, Deutsche Bahn, to turn old EV batteries into static storage systems, and has just unveiled its first project in Berlin. Encore, a Deutsche Barn-backed startup conceived to repurpose old electro-mobility batteries, used multiple batteries from Kia Soul EVs to create a second-life storage system capable of proving […]

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