The next-generation Kia Niro appeared again, this time in the road caught by our colleague shingeun_pic where we can see more clear it’s resemble to the Habaniro concept. It is confirmed that we are in front of the second generation Niro (codenamed as SG2).(more…)
A few days ago we shared the latest pictures and specs of Kia’s Stinger facelift with the all-new 2.5-liter T-GDi engine, but today we just want to share the first fully undisguised picture where we can see the new taillight design, which looks nice. This fully undisguised prototype could mean an inminent release.(more…)
Today we’ve heard reports that the Kia Soul EV will not be launched in the US market after all.
The new Soul EV has been shown at US auto shows for the past two years, was present at the national media introduction in early 2019, and was featured on the Kia website under the “Upcoming Vehicles” section. At first, it was set to launch a few months after the gas-powered 2020 Kia Soul. Then, Kia announced a delay of the EV version until the 2021 model year, citing a battery shortage and a decision to prioritize the Niro EV first and the Soul EV second. Now, it appears to have been cancelled for the US market altogether.
As of today, the Kia website no longer lists the 2021 Soul EV under “Upcoming Vehicles,” although Kia reps have not yet officially announced the cancellation.
Kia has committed to bring more electric vehicles to market, and we’ve seen spy shots of an upcoming electric crossover testing alongside a Tesla Model 3.
Perhaps Kia wants to focus all attention on this future EV, especially since the buzz around the new Soul has died down now and the launch of the Soul EV may be anticlimactic.
We’ve also heard that the Soul EV is much more expensive to build than the normal gas-powered Soul, which would reduce profit margins and market appeal for the vehicle.
In other world markets such as the UK, Kia ONLY offers the Soul in its EV form with 243 mile range, but it seems like the current-generation Soul EV will not see American shores after all. If you want a Kia electric crossover for now, you will unfortunately have to opt for the Niro EV, which is a more traditional style versus the unique looks of the Soul.
However, the Soul EV will live on in other markets around the world.
A few days ago we shared the latest spy pictures, thanks to SB-Medien, where the Hyundai i20N loses camouflage as well as added some production parts like wheels, rear difuser, exhaust and much more, and today we can listen to playing hard at the Green Hell thanks to Automotive Mike.(more…)
Hyundai today released product details for its 2021 Veloster N model, which now offers a high-performance N eight-speed wet dual-clutch transmission (N DCT), N Light Sport Seats, navigation and a full host of new driver-assistance features. The 2021 Veloster N, including models with the new N DCT, will arrive at US Hyundai dealers in October.(more…)
Kia Motors America (KMA) yesterday kicked off a multi-channel marketing campaign in support of the all-new 2021 K5. You can watch below the K5’s Triple Threat Stunt or also check our K5’s Buyer Guide clicking here.(more…)