Kia is a South-Korean based auto manufacturer allied with Hyundai. Kia has rapidly assembled a lineup of appealing, high value cars and SUVs. Most contain higher levels of equipment than their competition, and all feature a long warranty.
New or Significantly Altered Models
The FWD Cadenza was restyled for the 2017 model year. A 290-bhp V6 engine and eight-speed transmission are standard.
Kia enters the dedicated hybrid market with the all-new Niro. Unlike others in the segment, the Niro wears styling that looks more crossover than hatchback. The powertrain combines a 1.6l four-cylinder engine with an electric motor for a combined output of 139-bhp.
The fourth-generation Sportage bows for the 2017 model year. The new model grows in length and wheelbase by approximately 2 inches, resulting in more passenger legroom and cargo volume. The Sportage is in offered three trim levels. LX and EX models are powered by a 2.4l four-cylinder engine, whereas the top SX trim level equips a 2.0l four-cylinder turbo.