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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 [...]

By |2020-01-29T18:30:16-08:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Kia|Tags: , |0 Comments

Honda Hyundai Kia Jeep Smart WAPO carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I was at the Hyundai Ioniq event yesterday. I left last night because they are forecasting 25 mph winds and 1/2 an inch of rain every hour. Combine that with a little CRJ airplane, and I called United Airlines and changed my flight. Have you heard about the Ioniq? It's [...]

By |2020-01-29T19:24:32-08:00February 25th, 2017|Categories: Honda, Hyundai, Jeep|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Kia’s cardesigner worldwide unveil of Stinger

Kia's chief global designer, Peter Schreyer talked about the Kia Stinger at #naias2017 in Detroit, MI. This is the worldwide unveil for the Stinger. An added bonus, at the end of the show the fastback sedan received the eyes on design award for production car design excellence. Schreyer was smitten with the Stinger, the first [...]

Hyundai SEMA Kia motorcycles WAPO carchat

Stretch helped me out this week and went to Las Vegas to drive the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport with a starting price of $21,650 or the Elantra Sport automated shifting with a 7-speed DCT and paddle shifters for $22,750. Stretch got around 28 miles per gallon. How many of you are worried about car hacking/cybersecurity? [...]

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 |2017-03-22T07:59:24-07:00November 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 Executives in Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea Thomas Oh, senior executive vice president, and chief operating officer at Kia in Korea Soon-Nam Lee, director-Kias overseas marketing, and Michael Sprague, Kias U.S. marketing chief, were interviewed at Kias Seoul headquarters. In July 2011 the Hyundai group was only 7,000 units away from beating the Chrysler group in sales. The Chrysler group [...]

By |2020-02-25T16:48:09-08:00September 7th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Kia, Technology, Video, youtube.com|Tags: |0 Comments

Walter Sacki on the Kia Sportage’s Magna Powertrain

2010 Kia Sportage The Kia Sportage is utilizing the Magna Powertrain on its all-wheel-drive Kia Sportage. Here is Walter Sacki talking about the Magna Powertrain. The unit is on the rear axle drive and is known as Dynamax. The unit allows for better curve control and a sportier feel. Watch the demo video as Walter [...]

By |2020-02-29T20:05:22-08:00August 21st, 2010|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Kia, Technology, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , |0 Comments

Consumer Reports Reliability ratings

Every year Consumer Reports tracks reliability from their readers. Consumer Reports is the only company that buys all of its own vehicles and does all its own testing. Everyone knows that American vehicles, in the past, have had a reliability problem, but some domestic cars faired well in the reliability category, and certainly better than [...]