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Kia's Next-Generation Picanto — More than Just a Redesign

The Kia Picanto, aka the Kia Morning in South Korea and Chile, the Kia Euro Star in Taiwan, Kia New Morning in Vietnam, and the Naza Suria or Naza Picanto in Malaysia, has earned its place in the car market as an economical city car.  Based on the shortened platform of the Hyundai Getz, the Picanto is available with either a 1.0L or 1.1L petrol engine. In addition, a 3-cylinder diesel engine with direct injection and variable geometry turbocharger is available in the European market. To further enhance its appeal in the European market, the Kia equipped the…
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Kia Annual Sales Surge

"Kia has experienced unprecedented growth in the U.S., including a 48-percent market share increase since 2008 to our current position of more than 3-percent, and our rapid expansion is a direct result of our commitment to delivering vehicles with world-class design that embody our core principles of quality, safety, technology and value," said group president and CEO of KMA and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) - Byung Mo Ahn. 

Kia recently surpassed its best-ever annual sales total in only 11 months. Now, they've reported all-time record sales of 356,268 units. That's an increase of 18.7 percent…
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2011 Kia Optima Turbo

Many have praised the redesigned Kia Optima for its style and performance. But what if you desire more? That's where the Optima Turbo comes in. With sleeker looks and bigger horsepower, Optima Turbo will get you off the dealership lot quicker than most other models. But Kia says don't call it a sports sedan.

Optima Turbo includes a 2.0-liter inline-4 that uses gas direct injection (GDI) along with twin-scroll turbocharger system. What's all this add up to? Well, about 274 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque - almost 50% more power than the 2.4-liter base inline-4…
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Kia KV7 Crossover Concept

The North American International Auto Show (aka, the 2011 Detroit Auto Show) is less than two weeks away, and most auto companies have leaked information or photos of what vehicles they're bringing to the event. Kia has given its fans a look at their latest small concept, but it's full of big ideas. The KV7, their new crossover concept vehicle, follows in the same line as Soul.

The concept photos released online feature rear gull wing doors. This is something that will probably never make it into a production model but it's still fun to think about…
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