• Recently, I reviewed the luxurious and upscale Kia Telluride. It’s evidence that Kia not only can, but will, build a good car that people actually want to buy.
  • Kia, along with Hyundai and Genesis, are offering stylish, sporty, and quality cars at good prices. It’s a trend worth paying attention to.
  • It’s also a trend the South Korean automakers need to stick with if they want to surpass industry giants like Honda and Toyota.
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It wasn’t that long ago that cars from Korean sister brands Hyundai and Kia had a reputation for being cheaply built and horribly unreliable. Buyers conflated their economy pricing with sub-par quality to the detriment of the automakers. But that is no more.

Within the last 15 years or so, Hyundai and Kia shed their crap-can reputations and instead focused on making cars that people actually wanted to buy

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Pilot facility, designed to assemble Mullen’s MX-05 fully electric SUV, is scheduled for completion by April 2021

Mullen’s fully electric SUV, the MX-05.

“Pre-orders for Mullen’s fully electric SUV MX-05 model, at a base starting price of $55,000, are available on Oct. 1, 2020, through www.mullenusa.com or at any Mullen retail location in the U.S.”
“Pre-orders for Mullen’s fully electric SUV MX-05 model, at a base starting price of $55,000, are available on Oct. 1, 2020, through www.mullenusa.com or at any Mullen retail location in the U.S.”
“Pre-orders for Mullen’s fully electric SUV MX-05 model, at a base starting price of $55,000, are available on Oct. 1, 2020, through www.mullenusa.com or at any Mullen retail location in the U.S.”

Mullen Technologies’ pilot manufacturing facility

“Mullen Technologies’ pilot facility will be used to assemble up to 1,000 MX-05 fully electric vehicles per year and subsequently for all other upcoming models such as the MX-07 and MX-03.”
“Mullen Technologies’ pilot facility will be used to assemble up to 1,000 MX-05 fully electric vehicles per year and subsequently for all other upcoming models such as the MX-07 and MX-03.”
“Mullen Technologies’ pilot facility will be used to assemble up to 1,000 MX-05 fully electric vehicles per year and subsequently for all other upcoming models such as
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Another year, another revival plan at perennially beleaguered Italian premium car brand Maserati, this time with multi-powered compact SUV called the Grecale as its star player. And it will even arrive with an electric vehicle option.

While the Modena marque unveiled its $230,000 MC20 mid-engined supercar last week, it also showed a teaser of the Maserati Grecale SUV, due to arrive next year.

With pre-production cars due to emerge early next year, it will be sold with four- and six-cylinder petrol power, plus plug-in hybrid and pure EV powertrains, and it will effectively replace the Ghibli sedan, which will not be directly replaced after its production ends next year.

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Kia Motors India said its all-new smart urban compact SUV, the Sonet, has generated a record 6,523 bookings on the very first day.

Prospective customers were able to book the car online at the official Kia Motors India website and via the company’s countrywide dealership network by paying an initial booking amount of ₹25,000.

Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Kia Motors India, said: “The tremendous response to the all-new Sonet proves that there is never a bad time to launch a good product. It also shows that the faith of Indian consumers in Brand Kia has grown leaps and bounds over just one year of our operation in India. With the Sonet, we offer customers a product that boasts world-class quality, powerful design, cutting-edge technology, unparalleled features and a staggering variety of options. I would like to assure the customers that Kia Motors is fully committed to

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Kia Motors India had announced the commencement of pre-bookings for its all-new smart urban compact SUV Sonet, beginning August 20.

Pre-bookings can be done through Kia dealerships across the country or online on Kia Motors India’s official website, for a token amount of ₹25,000.

Sonet, like the Seltos, is yet another India-centric product which will be offered in the global markets as well. In phase 1, the vehicle is being manufactured only in India and offered to Indian customers first followed by export to over 70 markets, including Middle-East and Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Kia Motors India, said, “The Sonet is Kia’s answer to customers in the compact SUV segment who want style and substance, quality and features, performance and technology, comfort and safety in one compelling package. The Sonet has been engineered and built with Indian inputs and is a

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FLINT, MI — India’s largest SUV maker, which has been in talks to build a new factory in Flint, has put expansion plans on hold.

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Mahindra Automotive North America, which was one of six vehicle manufacturers chosen by the U.S. Postal Service to compete to build its next generation delivery vehicles, dropped out of the running for that contract, the company confirmed in statement to MLive-The Flint Journal on Friday, Aug. 14.

Mahindra was considering four sites to manufacture the USPS vehicles and other production, including the former Buick City site on Flint’s north side, but has suspended those expansion plans, the statement says.

“The unprecedented times and the global economic uncertainties brought on by (the) COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the automobile and commercial trucking industry in ways that are yet unfolding and unpredictable,” the company’s statement says. “Given this environment, MANA elected to not

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