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2011 Kia Optima SX

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Miami, Florida – At a time when some other vehicle manufacturers are struggling, Kia is getting it right.

Under the design guidance of Peter Schreyer (formally of Audi), Kia has revised nearly every model in its line-up. The oldest model is now the Rondo, introduced just four years ago. All are attractive vehicles and consumers have taken notice, driving Kia sales in Canada upward. Continue reading

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2006.5 – 2010 Kia Magentis

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It’s a funny thing, this business of naming cars. There are many whose monikers are made-up words, and others whose names are creative variations on real ones. The Kia Magentis fell into the latter category, at least in Canada (and Australia, Europe and Brazil); cross the border into the United States, though, and you’ll find this same car, called the Optima. A far better name for a car, don’t you think? I do, and that’s why I’m glad Kia ditched the Magentis badge when the third generation (2011) version of this car was launched.
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2011 Kia Sedona EX Luxury

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Despite the rising popularity of SUVs and CUVs, and the discontinuation of minivans by a few manufacturers, I might well paraphrase Mark Twain in that any reports of their demise are far from accurate. Honda, Nissan and Toyota have all released redesigns of their vans, while my tester, the Kia Sedona, undergoes numerous changes for 2011.
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2011 Kia Forte EX sedan

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With the world’s automakers scrambling to meet ever more stringent fuel economy and emission targets, the compact sedan game is moving along at a pretty decent clip.
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2011 Kia Rondo EX-V6

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What’s the secret behind buying an economical car? Price is certainly a factor, but so is functionality. The most economical car may well be the one that does what’s needed of it without overkill. And that brings me to the 2011 Kia Rondo.
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2011 Kia Forte5 EX

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It doesn’t look it, but the 2011 Kia Forte5 is a little bit retro. The prevailing trend is for new cars to be more refined and more grown up than the ones they replace, so it’s easy to get used to the concept of a compact that drives more like a mid-sized car.
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2011 Kia Sportage EX Luxury

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You might be surprised by the title of this article – 2011 Kia Sportage EX Luxury – and the moniker given to this top-of-the-line trim level for the all-new 2011 compact sport utility vehicle.
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