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First Drives2020 Kia Forte GT: The Civic Si Can Rest Easy
A good way to stand out from other compact cars is to offer a sporty variant. Kia does exactly that with the Forte GT, and it openly admits that this model is designed to take on the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Jetta GLI . We recently attended a media …
First Drives2020 Kia Forte5: A Hot New Hatchback Exclusive to Canada
Kia introduced the next-generation Forte sedan for 2019. Now, it’s the Forte5 hatchback’s turn to benefit from a complete redesign. And you know what? We Canadians have access to this five-door model, but it isn’t sold in the U.S. The Car Guide recently flew to Victoria, B.C. to attend the …
Test Drives2019 Kia Forte: Well-deserved Awards
Kia is on a roll. It’s the highest-ranking mass-market brand for initial quality for five years in a row according to J.D. Power. The all-new Telluride three-row SUV has the makings of a star. The next-generation Soul EV impresses with ultra-competitive range. As for the Stinger, it was voted as …
First Drives2020 Kia Soul: Owning the Boxy Wagon Niche
TORONTO (Ontario)— When the Kia Soul first hit the market in 2009, it not only carved its own niche, but also ushered in a new era for the Korean brand following the arrival of German designer Peter Schreyer. Back then, Kia was still trying to build a reputation in North …
First Drives2020 Kia Telluride: Think Big, Korean Style
Long considered a stronghold of American manufacturers, the three-row midsize SUV segment is now populated by companies from all over the globe. This year, it’s Kia’s turn to think big. Meet the largest vehicle ever offered by the Korean brand, the 2020 Telluride. Make no mistake, though: apart from the …

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NewsStudy: These are the Best Multimedia Systems of 2019
When it comes to infotainment and multimedia systems, some automakers understand precisely what today’s car buyers want and need, while others either stick to outdated technology and interfaces or try to do too much and end up confusing users. Evaluating the best systems out there is not an exact science, …
NewsKia Stinger Might not Come Back, Company Hints
Sorry to cast a dark cloud over your Monday with this depressing bit of news regarding the 2019 Canadian Car of the Year . At a time when many traditional cars—sedans in particular—are being kicked to the curb in favour of SUVs and crossovers, we hear that the Kia Stinger …
New ModelsExclusive Kia Seltos is Coming to Canada
Back in June, Kia unveiled the Seltos, a new subcompact crossover aimed at global markets. However, the company had yet to decide whether or not this model would be sold in Canada. Good news: while attending the media launch of the 2020 Kia Forte5 , we learned that the Seltos …
NewsKia Design to be Headed by Montreal’s Karim Habib
When Karim Habib left Infiniti late last month to “pursue other opportunities,” we had yet to find out where he would end up. Today we have the answer. Kia has appointed the Lebanese-Canadian and graduate of McGill University as Senior Vice President and Head of Kia Design Center, effective at …
NewsMakes and Models with the Best Value in Canada for 2019
Car ownership is one of the biggest expenses of Canadian households, so it’s no wonder many consumers look for models and brands offering the most bang for their buck—not just right out of the dealer lot, but also over the many years to come. On that topic, market analysis firm …
NewsOn 4th of July, Here are 4 Foreign Vehicles Made by and for Americans
After we posted the Top 10 vehicles that scream “USA” last year, we thought we’d do something a little different this year to mark the national holiday of Americans. In order to appeal to more people and increase their market share in the world’s biggest economy, some automakers from Europe …
New ModelsUpdated: 2020 Kia Cadenza Will Look Like This
Unlike American manufacturers, Koreans are not abandoning sedans even as they expand their SUV/CUV portfolio. After breaking new ground in 2013 with the Cadenza full-size sedan, Kia introduced a second generation three years later . And the company appears to like three-year cycles because a completely redesigned model is scheduled …
NewsKorean Brands to Have More Unique Personalities in the Future
Think there are too many similarities between Hyundai , Kia and Genesis vehicles? That’s about to change according to the group’s design chief. Speaking to British magazine Autocar , Luc Donckerwolke said the Korean automaker is now focused on differentiating the design philosophy of the three brands. While he gave …