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KIA OPTIMA DIESEL WAGON FORBIDDEN FRUIT REVIEW

Diesel wagons are rare in the U.S., yet two-thirds of all Kia Optima sales in Europe are expected to be the wagon and the volume powertrain is a turbodiesel. Intrigued by this forbidden fruit, I recently spent some time in the English countryside driving a new KiaOptima diesel wagon in attractive GT-Line S trim. Although a diesel-powered wagon definitely won’t reverse the U.S. market’s transition away from sedans and toward crossovers, keep reading for insights on the English-spec Kia, whose lengthy name is officially the Optima Sportswagon 1.7 CRDi GT-Line S. The diesel…

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2017 Kia Forte REVIEW

Kia is a brand on the rise; like its big brother Hyundai, it is carving out a bigger slice of the consumer market every year by offering unexpected refinement, impressive features and an outstanding warranty. Redesigned for 2017, the Kia Forte is even better equipped to take on the leaders in the compact sedan segment, and in doing so makes a stronger case for itself than ever. Those looking at cars like the Ford Focus, Mazda3, or even the venerable Honda Civic should take some time to consider the 2017 Forte. Its new styling resembles that of the midsize…

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