2019 Kia K900 Luxury Sedan Test Drive

“2019 Kia K900 Luxury” Second Generation Flagship Completely Redesigned The 2015 Kia K900 answered the dealer’s call for an upscale luxury vehicle in the model lineup. Now the 2019 Kia K900 ups the ante marking the second generation as the pinnacle for an all-new four-door luxury sedan of flagship status with first class seating for…

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2019 Kia Sorento SXL AWD Test Drive

?2019 Kia Sorento SXL AWD? Sorento Bows with added Tech and Visual Enhancements OVERVIEW The 2019 Kia Sorento is a premium Global Class SUV that happens to be Kia Motors America?s best selling SUV. For the 2019 model year, it shows up with modest visual exterior enhancements both coming and going, displaying new front and…

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2019 Kia Forte EX Launch Edition Test Drive

?2019 Kia Forte EX Launch Edition? Third Generation Forte All New Overview Pittsburgh, PA – The third generation Kia Forte launches as an all-new vehicle for the 2019 model year. The new styling takes on some of the design cues and persona inherent in the Kia Stinger GT?s look. Kia Product planning guru, Orth Hedrick…

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2018 NWAPA Drive Revolution – Part 3

FAMILY-SIZE PLUG-IN HYBRIDS By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Each year members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association meet to evaluate some of the latest and greatest environmentally friendly vehicles available to U.S. consumers. This year the competition was held at the Pearson Air Museum located on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve in…

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2018 NWAPA Drive Revolution

AFFORDABLE BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLES By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Each year members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association meet to evaluate some of the latest and greatest environmentally friendly vehicles available to U.S. consumers. This year the competition was held at the Pearson Air Museum located on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve…

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2018 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium Test Drive

2018 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium Niro Carries Over Adding A Limited Production Graphite Edition The Kia Niro was unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show and appeared on the scene this year as a 2017 production model. The Kia Niro debuted as an all-new, compact, near midsize, urban crossover hybrid that serves up a…

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2018 Kia Niro PHEV Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer To plug in or not plug in, that is the question?when it comes to many of today?s hybrids. Kia moved into the hybrid crossover segment last year in direct competition with the giant of the hybrid market, the Toyota Prius. And Niro racked up impressive sales the first year selling…

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2018 Kia Rio LX 5-Door Test Drive

?2018 Kia Rio LX 5-door? A Back-to-Basics Fun to Drive Hatch Kia has improved by leaps and bounds since their vehicles were first marketed here on our shores. The Korean automaker is now definitely a force to be reckoned with on all levels of their existing stable. We?ll deal here with their latest Kia Rio…

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2018 Kia Stinger Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer As avid Kia watchers since the brand?s U.S. debut in the Portland, Oregon area, we?ve watched the brand grow quickly, mature and build into an important presence in the North American automotive market. If you don?t think the Kia is a major player just look at the number of Kias…

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2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD Test Drive

?2018 Kia Stinger GT2? A Stunning, Affordable High Performance GT Fastback Who woulda thunk it? With only a mere six years in development from concept to production, Kia has produced a most impressive and highly capable fastback 4-door Grand Touring or Gran Turismo sedan. It?s the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger which is available in five…

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