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The World is changing – US Car Dealers are NOT! Case in Point: KIA of Downtown LA

With the world changing fast, and bad practices being called out and forced to change, it is really sad to find that car dealerships tend to stick with what has worked, what has made them rich for so long: scamming, bullying, sexual harassment, intimidation.. Whatever it takes to force a car down the throat of a customer at ...

Design Impressions from the LA Autoshow

Text Cor Steenstra, Photos Chris

2016 Kia Sportage SX T GDI

By Dan Ellis, Michele Straniero Purely coincidentally the new 2016 Kia Sportage was scheduled right after the previously reviewed VW Tiguan. They clearly operate in the same market segment, aim for the same audience, so it was very appropriate to do the inevitable comparison of both vehicles. To be honest, there could ...

New Generation 2016 Kia Optima Eco

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra Ever since the concept for the new Kia Optima was shows as a Sportsback at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015 I was looking forward to seeing the real car in person. Of course it would not be the Sportsback version, but I wanted to know how much they were willing to change a winning product. ...

2016 Kia Optima Eco Hybrid (older model)

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra There was admittedly a communication error between the press fleet provider and myself in that understood the car to be delivered would be the new generation of Optima, but it was the last of the previous generation instead. Compared to the version we evaluated before this one has a new ...

Geneva 2016: World premiere of the Kia Optima Sportswagon

https://youtu.be/4p34G7Q-jxk Based on last year’s concept car, the Sportsspace, Kia  presents their mid-class estate: the Kia Optima sportwagon. The sporty, elegant Optima scores well with beautiful design combined with high-quality equipment and the latest technology. Source: Auto Video ...

Kia Sedona SXL – The New Definition of the MiniVan

{:en} Text and photos by Cor Steenstra Ever since my first Renault Espace back in Germany I have been a fan of the practical minivan. The Espace at the time offered me not only the space to carry my computers equipment from company to show to presentation all over Europe, it offered it in style. I wasn't driving a ...