Kia to Begin EV Production in the U.S. in 2024: Report

Kia is set to produce electric vehicles (EVs) in the U.S. starting in 2024, as reported by two South Korean news sources on Tuesday (via Reuters). The news was reported by South Korean publication Maeil Business Newspaper and the TV channel SBS, citing an industry source who remained unnamed. Kia didn’t respond to public comment […]

Kia ‘AutoMode’ Coming Soon; 14 Battery Electric Vehicles by 2027

Kia shared its sustainability roadmap on Wednesday at the 2022 CEO Investor Day virtual event, including plans to release several new battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and a new autonomous driving mode in the years to come. Kia plans to unveil 14 BEV models by 2027, and it will deploy its autonomous driving mode “AutoMode” in 2023 […]

2022 Kia EV6 Pricing Starts at $40,900 in the U.S.

Kia America has announced the U.S. pricing for the 2022 EV6, the Hyundai subsidiary’s very first all-electric model, starting at $40,900 USD ($33,400 after the $7,500 federal vehicle tax credit). Originally teased by Kia in March 2021, the 2022 EV6 is an electric crossover powered by state-of-the-art, high-density lithium-ion batteries that allow for an EPA-rated […]

Kia Unveils Second-Gen Niro with All-Electric, Hybrid Options

At the Seoul auto show on Thursday, Kia unveiled the second-generation Niro compact CUV with options for an all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid powertrain — reports Automotive News. Kia shows off second-generation Niro compact crossover at Seoul auto show — Automotive News (@Automotive_News) November 25, 2021 Kia, a subsidiary of the Hyundai Motor […]

Kia Teases EV6 Electric Crossover, First in Upcoming EV Lineup

In a press release Monday, Kia unveiled the first official images of the EV6, the company’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV). Built on the company’s new electric vehicle (EV) platform, the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the company also announced that it would use the simple naming convention of starting all of its BEV vehicles […]

Kia Shares Rise as Apple Car Talks May Still Be On: Report

Over the past few months, rumors of a partnership between Apple and Hyundai – including affiliate company Kia – have made waves across the internet, seemingly leaving the deal in shambles. Friday Kia’s shares rose over 8% following a story from South Korean news site Chosun Biz which claimed that negotiations on a potential electric […]

Apple Car Talks with Hyundai and Kia Have Pulled a U-Turn

Hyundai’s hopes to build an electric vehicle (EV) for tech giant Apple began to wane in recent weeks, and in a recent update, it appears the companies will no longer be pursuing a partnership. According to a regulatory filing from Hyundai and Kia, the company has said they “are not in talks with Apple over […]

Apple Invests $3.6 Billion into Kia for Electric Vehicle Plans: Report

The electric vehicle (EV) market is still in its infancy, to be sure, but companies are already making some big moves to secure their spots in an all-electric future. Kia Motors, the affiliate company of Hyundai, saw its share prices surge 14.5% following announcements that Apple would be investing 4 trillion won ($3.6 billion USD) […]

Kia to Launch 7 New Electric Vehicles by 2027

In a press release Thursday, Kia announced the renewal of its brand purpose and strategy, also dropping the word ‘Motors’ from its corporate name to now simply be called ‘Kia.’ With the new change, it also announced a new slogan, “Movement that inspires,” and new goals to completely prioritize its Plan S – a long-term […]