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    Official: Kia Soul EV starts production next month amidst modest sales projections
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    The hamsters in those Kia Soul commercials? Looks like they'll be riding real quiet and quite clean a little sooner than we thought. Kia is now saying it will start production of the 2015 Soul EV next month, and sales will start later this year in the company's home country of South Korea. ...

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    Video: A closer look at the 2015 Kia Soul EV
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    Kia is set to join the fully electric vehicle space this year, with the fresh-faced 2015 Soul EV. The all-electric Soul made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this month, and Autoblog west coast editor Michael Harley had a chance to speak with Orth Hedrick, Kia's vice president of ...

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    Spy Shots: 2015 Kia Soul EV production model glimpsed before Chicago
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    A few days before its on-stage reveal at the Chicago Auto Show, the production version of the 2015 Kia Soul EV has been spotted, tagged and bagged in this series of spy shots. On the EV captured by our photographer's lens, we can see unusual baby blue accents on top, on the mirrors and up front, ...

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    Report: Hyundai, Kia expanding plug-in vehicle line-up in Korea
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    Hyundai is shedding a bit of light on its electric vehicle plans. About time, too, since the company has spend a long period being quite vague about plugging in while touting its hydrogen plans. The Hyundai and Kia brands will both release their first plug-in hybrid vehicles next year in Korea; ...

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    Official: Kia Optima Hybrid gets same updates as Hyundai cousin, slightly higher price
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    After a slight delay, we now bring you your regularly scheduled refresh of the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid. As with the Hybrid Sonata Hybrid update, the reworked Optima gas-electric gets more power – a 40 pound-feet increase in torque, up to 235 lb-ft – from a bigger 47-horsepower electric ...

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    Report: Hyundai willing to settle MPG cases, offering lump sum payout to buyers
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    There has been a lot of fallout from the overstated fuel economy figures that both Hyundai and Kia have admitted to. The two companies are handing out lots of cash to affected customers in the form of debit cards, and the EPA might change the way it works with automakers on fuel economy labels. ...

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    Report: Hyundai, Kia delaying and updating new Sonata, Optima Hybrids?
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    Given the recent debacle regarding overstated fuel-economy estimates from Hyundai and Kia, we wouldn't blame the companies for being a little gun-shy about new vehicle releases. That just might be the case for the 2013 Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima Hybrids. With the US Environmental Protection ...

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    Report: Hyundai, Kia owners accept fuel economy apologies, love their debit cards
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    Hyundai and Kia may have gotten lots of bad press for inflated fuel economy ratings, but the on-the-ground reality isn't all that bad. Automotive News says that dealers have been pleased at how the parent companies have handled the November scandal and the reimbursement programs are making ...

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    Fuel economy follies: Cheatin' or mistaken?
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    Automotive journalists have been hearing a consistent message from Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia: their attributes top the competition. Over the last few years, they have claimed superiority for most of their products in nearly every measure that matters, from power and torque to interior and ...

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    Rumormill: Is Kia considering a diesel for the U.S.?
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    If we had a dollar for every time we read a headline that said, "[insert automaker here] considering a diesel for U.S. market," we'd have a pretty sizable stack of Washingtons. So why, then, is this story of particular interest? After the website Efficient Automobile wrote about the possibility ...

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    Report: NHTSA closes probes into Honda Accord Hybrid, Kia Sorento
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    The Detroit News reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded its investigations into both the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Kia Sorento without ordering either automaker to issue a recall. NHTSA began looking into Accord Hybrid models after a fatal traffic accident ...

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    Official: Hyundai will boost 2012 investment by 16%, largely on fuel-efficiency efforts
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    Hyundai Motor Group, the parent of both South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Group and Kia International, will boost investment in facilities, research and development by 16 percent this year largely on its efforts to develop more fuel efficient engines for the two automakers. Hyundai Motor ...

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    Official: New Kia Ray is Korea's first production EV
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    Kia has unveiled the automaker's very first production electric vehicle. The Kia Ray EV will offer buyers a range of around 86 miles depending on driving conditions and will include a fast-charge option that should top off the cells in around 25 minutes. Otherwise, expect the 16.4-kWh lithium-ion ...

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    Kia taking the Rio racing, Optima Hybrid selected as pace car
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    Kia has only been racing for two years, but during this past season of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the plucky Korean brand recorded both its first-ever first place finish and won the driver and team championships for the entire season. Teams don't usually win their first race and ...

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    Report: Kia readying electric minicar for late 2011 launch
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    Word from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show was that dividing lines would form in the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, with Kia to focus solely on electric vehicles and Hyundai to develop plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. Under this strategy, Kia will soon kick off small-scale production of the ...

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    Report: Kia to focus on electric, Hyundai on plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles
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    Word from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show is that there are dividing lines forming in the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group: Kia will focus solely on electric vehicles, while Hyundai will develop plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. This according to Yang Woong-chul, vice-president of the automotive ...

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    Wayne Gerdes hypermiles 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid to Guinness record with 64.55 mpg
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    Hypermiler extraordinaire Wayne Gerdes and his colleague Chris Bernius have set a new Guinness World Record for the lowest fuel consumption in a gasoline hybrid vehicle while driving through the 48 adjoining U.S. states. At over 64 miles per gallon, Gerdes, Bernius and the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid ...

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    Wayne Gerdes starts hypermiling mpg record attempt in Kia Optima Hybrid
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    Hypermiling extraordinaire Wayne Gerdes, along with colleague Chris Bernius (both friends of the site), are heading out on a big journey today. The two will leave from Kia Motors' manufacturing facility in West Point, GA on a trip through 48 states in a clockwise direction, finishing in South ...

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    South Korea pushes production of 120-mile EV up a few years
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    Hyundai BlueOn EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The government of South Korea once had a plan to develop a mid-size, all-electric sedan by the year 2017. It doesn't take much more than elementary math to realize that's six years away. Given that 10,000 Nissan Leafs are already ...

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    Kia VP says Optima Hybrid is a no-compromise vehicle
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    Kia Motors' vice-president of marketing, Michael Sprague, says that the 2011 Optima Hybrid is the vehicle that will legitimize the Korean automaker as an eco-friendly company. In speaking with Ward's Auto, Sprague stated:

    In our studies, some people would reject the brand outright because ...

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