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Kia News, Photos and Buying Information - Autoblog

Kia News, Photos and Buying Information - Autoblog

Almost a year to the day after the second-generation Kia Sephia was hit with a $40 million jury award in a faulty seatbelt case, the inexpensive Korean is on the wrong side of another court verdict. This time it has to do with the brakes on the 1997-2000 Sephias, which were accused of wearing out too quickly. An owner in Pennsylvania sued, led to a class-action case against Kia and a Pennsylvania court awarding each of the 9,400 plaintiffs $600 in reimbursement, with the judgment totaling some $
Kia has announced that the 2012 Rio 5-door will carry a price tag of just $13,600, excluding a $750 destination fee.


For that slim slice of change, buyers can enjoy a vehicle with an automatic start/stop system designed to conserve fuel when the hatch would otherwise be idling. Kia says that this is the first application of the technology outside of the hybrid and luxury segments in the States. Combined with the company's 1. 6-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine, the 2012 Rio 5-Door is go Dutch salvage teams successfully wrapped up a tricky, months-long salvage operation off in the North Sea earlier this year.


In early December 2012, in snowy, storm-wracked seas roughly 30 miles off the Dutch coast, the massive car carrying ship MV Baltic Ace collided with the container ship Corvus J. Baltic Ace. The Baltic Ace immediately began taking on water, capsized, and sank in 115 feet of water. The entire ordeal took 15 minutes.


When she went to the bottom, Baltic Ace took 11 of her 24 ma Cadillac is a luxury brand owned by General Motors and one of four remaining core brands after the automaker emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2009. Founded in 1902 and bought by GM in 1909, Cadillac became the premier luxury vehicle marque in the US during the mid-20th century. After losing that distinction from the intense competition of foreign competitors and a number of unpopular models, the brand was reinvented around 2003 with an "Art and Science" design language.


When Lexus unveiled the LF-C2 concept at the LA Auto Show last week, it did two things: it previewed the direction in which the Japanese luxury automaker's design department was looking for the immediate future, and it previewed a cabrio version of the RC coupe (to replace the IS Convertible) on the other. But the latter, according to new reports, was ruled out before the concept ever took the stage.

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