Women’s World Car of the Year winners WWCOTY

2019 WINNERS ANNOUNCED The winners in all categories of Women’s World Car of the Year for 2019 have today been announced at the Dubai International Motor Show. The Supreme Award for 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year goes to: MAZDA 3 The Supreme Award for 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year goes [...]

Sales of electric cars draining CVRP bank in California

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) reports that funding is needed for the five million electric vehicles projected to come online. While that might be a good problem to have, it needs to be addressed. What are the options for balancing the rebate program? Could California offer to pay a dollar rebate or access to [...]

Off-roading in 11 vehicles in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Off-roading in 11 vehicles in the Colorado Rocky Mountains [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="74"] Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, at an air-sucking 9,600 feet is the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado. Higher up, somewhere around 11,000 feet is the Golden Horseshoe, the playground in the mountainous terrain that we tested each of the trucks, [...]

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2018 Kia Stinger: the journey or the destination

Kia's car designer It didn't take much to see that Kia was making a statement when the Stinger, known as the GT Concept Car, rolled out on the carwalk at the North American International Auto Show in January 2017. Peter Schreyer, chief designer for Kia, was there to talk about the design and what this [...]

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Kia takes you to work or play in first class at SEMA 2016

Your chariot awaits! Kia Motors announced that by 2030 they plan to have an autonomous vehicle on the road. At the SEMA 2016 Kia showcased four vehicles that highlight the diversity of Kia. Kia Soul First Class Imagine rear-facing seats, no steering wheel, privacy to work amidst an array of luxury enhancements is what Kia [...]

By |2020-05-22T20:32:02-07:00November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Kia|Tags: , , |0 Comments

C3 Connected Infiniti Kia carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, We drove the Infiniti QX 60 all week. Another great 3-row CUV that starts around $43,000 comes in AWD. The V-6 EPA fuel economy is stated at 20 city / 27 highway. Fun week for me! Stretch and I went to San Francisco to the C3 Connected Summit. [...]

Kia’s Orth Hedrick on the Kia Soul EV on Driving the Nation

Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the Kia Soul EV that is scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014. The Kia Soul EV will be Kia's first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) which will go on sale in [...]

Kia Uvo bluetooth and voice recognition at the 2014 CES

Las Vegas, NV - At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Henry Bzeih, KMA Chief Technology Strategist and Princton Brennan, Kia engineer, talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about Kia's Uvo system that uses bluetooth. This allows the owner of the car to use his/her apple or android device. Kia also has [...]

Kia KND-7 Vehicle Concept at the 2014 CES

From Kia: Kia made advancements in it's UVO voice-activation telematics and will showcase Electric Vehicle-centered telematics in the soon to be unveiled Kia Soul EV. At the 2014 CES Kia showed the User-centered Driver Concept (UCD), including the 12.3-inch TFT-LCD cluster presents a 3D view of vital vehicle information, utilizing eye-tracking technology to maintain a [...]

Kia’s Michael Sprague on the 2014 Kia Cadenza

2014 Kia Cadenza Michael Sprague, executive vice president of marketing & communications for Kia Motors America (KMA), talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 2014 Kia Cadenza. The most technically advanced Kia e-ver is how Michael Sprague, executive vice president of marketing & communications, KMA, introduced the 2014 Kia Cadenza. Sprague went on [...]