Tag: Kia

2021 KIA K5 Officially Revealed For U.S. Market As Optima’s Much Sexier Replacement

Kia has finally revealed the new 2021 K5 mid-size sedan for the North American market as the replacement of the Optima, with the new car featuring a much sharper visual presence thanks to the company’s new design language. The new Kia K5 is based upon the new ‘N3’ platform, which also underpins the Hyundai Sonata, […]

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Kia Details Clutch-By-Wire Manual Gearbox For Mild Hybrids

Kia has revealed all the juicy details about its innovative new clutch-by-wire manual transmission to be used by a range of mild-hybrid models, starting with the recently announced 2021 Rio EcoDynamics+. The South Korean automaker’s new manual gearbox doesn’t use a mechanical linkage, with the clutch operated purely electronically and integrated with a 48V powertrain. […]

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Hell Freezes Over As Dodge Tops J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any crazier, Dodge has tied Kia to win J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study. Yes, you read that right, Dodge won. A quality study. Seriously. To say the result is surprising is an understatement as Dodge hasn’t released an all-new vehicle in what feels like an eternity. In fact, […]

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2021 NACTOY Eligible Vehicles Announced, Care To Place A Little Bet?

The battle for the 2021 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) has kicked off as organizers released the official list of vehicles eligible for the award. A total of 36 models have been announced so far, yet with the automotive industry (and not only) seriously affected by the pandemic, several automakers […]

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