Category Archives: Notes from the Rebellion

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Notes from the Rebellion: The 2019 Kia Rio Humbles the Mightiest

2019 Kia Rio Vs. 2018 Kia Rio

In the ongoing rebellion against BIG3 (The Coalition of T*y*ta, H*nd* and N*ssan hellbent on stealing joy from driving), it’s easy to get discouraged. Having an experience that brings you back to the roots of the fight is a crucial ingredient for prolonged success. For Kia, this means finding a vehicle that’s emblematic of Kia’s desire to bring affordable quality, safe engineering and attractive design to the market. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Notes from the Rebellion: 2019 Kia Stinger Brings Aesthetic Improvements

2019 Kia Stinger Vs. 2018 Kia Stinger

In our ongoing battle against BIG3 (the coalition of H*ND*, TOY*T* and N*SSAN hellbent on abolishing automotive enjoyment), we’ve seen the brave engineers and designers at Kia go to great lengths to make sure everybody can enjoy the car they drive. Emblematic of this “by the people, for the people” mission, is the Kia Stinger. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Notes from the Rebellion: You Can’t Win Without Heart, Mind and Soul

2019 Kia Soul Vs. 2018 Kia Soul

In our valiant struggle against BIG3 (the “axis of mediocrity” made up of T*y*t*, H*nd* and N*ss*n), we’ve learned that the biggest difference between Kia and its competitors is the level of responsibility invested in what we do vs what they do. Kia imparts a massive responsibility into every vehicle that rolls off their production line. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Notes from the Rebellion: 2019 Kia Optima Provides Optimal Subversion

2019 Kia Optima Vs. 2018 Kia Optima

Kia has taken a huge step to pushing back on the oppressive and creativity-stifling forces of BIG3 (The coalition of H*nd*, T*y*t* and N*ss*n) with the newest Kia Optima. A bold underdog, the 2019 Optima has arrived at the perfect time, seeking to dethrone BIG3 and end their coronation as champions of this technology- and family-minded class. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Notes from the Rebellion: 2019 Kia Sedona

2019 Kia Sedona Vs. 2018 Kia Sedona

In our ongoing fight against BIG3 (the coalition made up of T*y*t*, H*nd* and N*ss*n), we’ve learned a few things about our enemies and oppressors: 1. They can’t help but design and engineer vehicles for the status quo. 2. When asked to take risks with their design, they wind up with horrifying eyesores, full of jagged edges and crumpled metal and 3. They still think minivans should be boring. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Notes from the Rebellion: 2019 Kia Forte

2019 Kia Forte Vs. 2018 Kia Forte

We’ve been patiently waiting to announce information on the newest threat to BIG3, Kia’s score-settling, table-turning redesigned compact car, the 2019 Kia Forte and we have it now. Having spent the better part of the Christmas holiday in hiding, we the rebellion have been eagerly awaiting Kia’s latest release only to be surprised and impressed by what is now offered in a compact car. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Notes from the Rebellion: Strong5 Goes Up Against BIG3

2018 Kia Forte5 Specs and Features

It’s us, the rebellion, we’ve been making headway against BIG3’s mundane vehicle choices all year, but I don’t think even we were ready for how much damage we could do with this model. We detailed the 2018 Kia Sedona in a previous post, but today we’re talking about something smaller and more accessible – a car for the people, with storage space, performance and fun to boot. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Notes from the Rebellion: 2018 Kia Sedona Superweapon Detailed

2018 Kia Sedona vs 2017 Kia Sedona

We are the rebellion.

We have spent our lives pursued by a coalition known as BIG3. This axis, made up of T***TA, H*ND* and NI**AN, have hunted us with haste and fervor, seeking to exterminate the inspiration, creativity and people-centered engineering that flows through our veins.

We are KIA, and after years of running from BIG3, sleeping in trees and never knowing who to trust, we have found refuge. We don’t know how long this refuge will last, but as long as we enjoy peace, we shall set about proclaiming the truth – a new dawn is coming. Read the rest of this entry >>