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Let’s Catch Up with Those Kia Pickup Truck Rumors

Will Kia Release a Kia Truck in 2020?

Value leader, industry champion and even automotive outlaw: Kia is known as many things in the market. One thing they’ve been especially good at, however, is tailoring a lineup that meets the needs of the markets they serve.

For instance, in Europe where the streets are narrower and parking is limited, Kia sells a vehicle even smaller than the Kia Rio called the Kia Picanto.

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Will the Next Kia Sorento Have a Hybrid Option?

Next-Generation Kia Sorento Powertrain Options

When hybrid technology debuted 15 or so years ago, jokes about the underpowered vehicles were a-plenty. You have to remember, the debut of this technology (which prioritized fuel efficiency over speed and power) was prior to the economic crash of 2007 that shifted legions of drivers out of their big, fuel-hungry SUVs and into the smaller and more fuel-efficient compact and midsize sedans. Read the rest of this entry >>

Kia Imagine Concept

How Kia Plans to Contribute to the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Kia EV Models and Technology

One of the hottest topics in the automotive industry right now is electrification. Beyond simply the big headline-grabbing (for good and bad reasons) players in the field, every manufacturer is seemingly introducing new electric vehicles or electric variants of current vehicles to the market, hoping to be the brand that successfully challenges the likes of Tesla. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Where is that Rumored Kia Truck?

Kia Truck Release Date and Rumors

We like to split our time here on the Friendly Kia Blog between showing what is in the form of current model specs, features, comparisons etc. and what could be in the form of Kia concepts, Kias You Can’t Buy in the United States and more. As a brand with both two feet on the ground and a head in the clouds, Kia has mastered the art of remaining aspirational and thought-leading without ever overpromising. Read the rest of this entry >>

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What New Features are the 2020 Kia Forte Bringing?

2020 Kia Forte Specs and Features

As Kia’s rock-star compact, the Kia Forte has been a totem model for the brand’s push toward offering luxury vehicle features and style in the mass-market price range. Having been completely overhauled last year, the Kia Forte’s value proposition has never been stronger in a market that is reluctant to invest any significant R&D into what it sees as a declining sedan segment. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Do Two Soulful Concepts Light the Way Ahead for Kia?

Kia Trackster Vs. Kia Trailster Comparison and Future

Kia’s recent history has made them a leader in automotive value across the market. It’s also been a period, however, that has seen the company – once known for producing only inexpensive cars devoid of features and power – transform into an authoritative thought leader in the fields of automotive design and engineering. This has made paying attention to Kia’s concepts an important endeavor for those looking to see where the industry is headed. Read the rest of this entry >>

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What We Know About the Kia Seltos

2020 Kia Seltos – Speculation

With multiple award-winning models like the 2019 Kia Forte, 2019 Kia Stinger and 2019 Kia Sorento, it’s hard to look at Kia’s lineup with any critique of incompleteness. After all, Kia offers models that meet both wide demand like the Kia Sportage, Kia Forte and Kia Telluride and more niche/narrow demand like the Kia Stinger, Kia Niro and Kia Sedona. Read the rest of this entry >>