Kia Forte Koup — Attractive and fun to drive

By David Finkelstein

Competing with the likes of the Scion tC and perhaps the Honda Civic Coupe for 2015, Kia Motors America is offering their very attractive and sporty Forte Koup to young buyers seeking an impressive two door automobile blanketed with one of the best new-car warranties in the business.

Kia Sedona — Positioned as a multi-purpose vehicle

By David Finkelstein

Love it or hate it, newer-style minivan “people movers” are generally quite purposeful and serve a good deal of the needs and desires of young family's. The number of players in this arena has trailed off over the years with Ford and General Motors having ceased production sometime back.

Kia Sorento — A masterful remake

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Kia has redone its award winning (J.D. Power 2015 IQS) mid-sized Sorento crossover for the 2016 model year. The consensus — Kia has done a masterful job in updating its popular SUV from the standpoint of styling, performance, technology and interior enhancements.

Kia Sedona — A minivan with SUV ambitions

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Minivan sales peaked around the turn of the century and have been steadily retreating for more than a decade in the face of formidable competition from sport utility crossovers. Over the years, Ford and General Motors ceased building the people movers as Chrysler — and to a lesser extent — Honda and Toyota gained domination of the remainder of the market.

Kia Sorento — Improved inside and out for 2016

By David Finkelstein

For the 2016 model year, the Kia Sorento crossover utility vehicle (CUV) has been completely redesigned and re-engineered. Sorento is loaded with premium/quality materials and almost countless user amenities.

2015 Kia Sedona

DANA POINT, Calif., — Many automakers have tried but not one has succeeded in changing the driving public’s perception of minivans. They are considered dowdy vehicles for people who are laden with kids and have no lives of their own. Minivans are thought to be the lone vehicle that people buy not because they want to but because they need to.

2016 Kia Sorento

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — We ran into real world winter weather conditions while here to test drive the new 2016 Kia Sorento. Wind gusts were up to 50 mph and sometimes more, precipitation varied between rain and sleet, and heavy snow was expected that night. We felt some relief when we were told that Kia had brought all-wheel-drive versions of the Sorento utility vehicle. Front-wheel-drive versions are available.

Kia Soul EV — Charging up the hamsters

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Kia picked the perfect vehicle for its first electric car effort and surely the hamsters are dancing in the streets charged up by a jolt of electricity. The second-generation Kia Soul was introduced for the 2014 model year loaded with style and character and it's now the company's second-best seller. So it seems a no-brainer to turn the hip urban crossover into the company's first all-electric zero emissions vehicle.

Kia K900 — Luxury at a bargain price

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

While we found our test car, the all-new full-sized rear-driven Kia K900 luxury sedan certainly worth its $66,000 price — in fact, a true bargain — the question that kept popping up as we floated down the road, who is going to buy this vehicle?

2015 Kia K900

NEWPORT COAST, Calif. — Escaping the mass market and still offering an exceptional value sounds like daunting task. Mixing luxury and value in an arena that houses basics is a challenge that could take years to overcome. These are the things facing Kia as they want to entice new customers to their showrooms; new customers that never thought, heard or cared about Kia.