Kia Imagine EV Production and Release Date
What first was unveiled nearly a year ago at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show will soon spawn into a living being. Well, as much of a living being as a vehicle can become. The Kia Imagine EV concept vehicle, which at one point in time was expected to stay in the concept phase, is soon going to become the brand’s high-performance flagship model.
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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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Kia Truck Name Speculation 2019
It’s no secret that we, at Friendly Kia, love to speculate about what Kia could have up their sleeves. Read the rest of this entry
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
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
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
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
2019 Kia Concept Vehicles – Imagine and HabaNiro
The world of concept vehicles is a strange one. I’m some regards, concept vehicles show us the way both a brand and the industry as a whole are headed. Some concept vehicles like the Kia GT end up finding their own life in the form of a production model (the Kia Stinger). Read the rest of this entry
Kia POP Release Date and Likelihood of Production
Although the Kia of the late 1990s and early 2000s was an organization primarily concerned with value in the vehicles they made, the Kia of today is a future-thinking juggernaut that aims to deliver unbeatable value courtesy of safety, dependability, style and a massive set of standard features. Read the rest of this entry
Kia KCV-III Production and Release Date
Here in the Friendly Kia labs, we’re massive fans of Kia’s uniquely-fascinating range of concept cars. These days, it’s not uncommon to see a beautiful concept car like the Kia GT or Kia Telluride make it to market (as the Kia Stinger and Kia Telluride, respectively). For a brand as artful and inventive as Kia, concept cars offer a picture into the minds of leading automotive designers and engineers like Peter Schreyer and Albert Biermann. Read the rest of this entry