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Top 3 New Kia Model Launches of 2013
The 2012 is coming to an end! With less than 14 days until the New Year’s countdown, this could be the perfect time to take a sneak peek into the 2013 and name the three most important new Kia automobile launches.
Kia GT Models Launch
The cars mark Kia’s first foray into the hot hatch market, currently dominated by European hatchbacks, such as Golf GTI, Ford Focus ST and Renault Megane RS.
Set to make their official debuts at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show in March, the GT models will boast Kia’s highly-advanced 204-horsepower 1,6L turbo engine and sportier suspension set-up.
Next Kia Soul Premiere
Roughly five years after its inaugural worldwide public debut, the funky Kia Soul urban crossover vehicle is ready for a major makeover.
The very-first spy shots of the 2014 Kia Soul confirm that the model is entering the final phase of pre-production testing.
The remodeled Soul will incorporate Kia’s latest styling and further improved powertrain technology.
As we have learned before, the remodeled Kia Soul will also have a full electric powertrain and will be the carmaker’s first mass exported electric vehicle (the production volumes of the electric Soul will be small, though).
Expect the next-generation Soul to make its official premiere at one of the U.S. auto shows – the U.S. market is the largest market for the model with more than 100,000 units sold per year.
Kia Sedona MPV
With the official introduction of the Sedona MPV back in 2006 and no major updates till today, one could think that Kia is giving up on families with more than just two kids.
That ain’t true and things are going to change soon with the next-generation Sedona, reportedly, making a big comeback sometime in the second half of 2013!
We have no details on the next Sedona at this point, but the upcoming replacement for the 7-seat model could draw inspiration from the Kia KV7 concept vehicle, which made its premiere at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.