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20 Manufacturers Have Committed to Standard Automatic Emergency Braking

Today’s cars are much safer than they were even ten years ago. As infotainment technology has progressed so too has the technology that keeps us alive in the event of an accident. Well, now safety on the road will improve even more than before as 20 automakers have committed to standard automatic emergency braking (AEB) in their vehicles. Automatic or autonomous emergency braking is a system that helps prevent crashes before they even occur by sensing an impending collision and taking control of the brakes to initiate stopping. Whether the…

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Kia Trailster Concept Automotive News 

Kia Trailster Concept studies all-wheel-drive Soul

At the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Kia unveiled its new Trail’ster e-AWD concept – a study that looks into the urban city driver with the need for outdoor adventure and all-wheel-drive. “The Trail’ster concept is a near-future look at how the production Kia Soul would logically evolve into an AWD-capable version that’s built to escape the city streets and roam into the mountain wilderness,” said Tom Kearns, chief designer, Kia Design Center of America (KDCA). “It takes the go-anywhere capability of an SUV and reimagines it within a compact and…

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Kia Optima Automotive News 

Kia teases sedan concept for Geneva, could be new Optima

Kia has announced that it will be showing an all-new concept sedan at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. The new concept could possibly hint at the next-generation version of the Kia Optima. “This new D-segment model is the 11th concept car created by Kia’s European design studio in Frankfurt, Germany,” Kia said in a statement. “With confident, powerful lines which sweep elegantly from Kia’s hallmark ‘tiger-nose’ grille towards the rear of the vehicle, Kia’s new concept car embodies modern design and refined, understated energy.” We’ll have more details…

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Kia Chicago Concept Automotive News 

Kia teases new concept ahead of Chicago Auto Show

Kia has confirmed that it will be unveiling an “advanced and capable electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show.” From the teaser released along with the statement, it seems as the concept will be based on the popular Kia Soul. “This bold off-roader was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers seeking the ultimate urban escape,” Kia said in a statement. “Intended to enable a wide array of outdoor activities from skiing and snowboarding, to camping, hiking and mountain biking, this…

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2016 Kia Sorento Automotive News 

2016 Kia Sorento to debut at the 2014 LA Auto Show

Kia has confirmed that it will be debuting the all-new 2016 Sorento crossover at the 2014 LA Auto Show later this month. “Beautifully redesigned inside and out, the 2016 Sorento is larger than the previous generation and offers up to three rows of seating,” Kia said in a statement. “Packed with luxurious amenities and capable enough to tackle any adventure-seeker’s lifestyle, Kia’s best-selling CUV will be available in L, LX, EX, SX and SXL trim levels.” The 2016 Kia Sorento will offer three rows of seating and we expect the…

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