January 25, 2013

Auto Briefs

Kia looks to fill gap between mainstream, luxury; Jeep Cherokee goes diesel

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(The Associated Press)

Premium sedan
Kia Motors Corp. is moving into the North American premium sedan market with the 2014 Cadenza, aiming for buyers looking in the gap between mainstream and luxury. Kia describes the sedan as having elements of European design, which help define the higher-end market. It will be offered with Kia's most powerful V-6 engine.
The Associated Press






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(The Associated Press)

Cherokee diesel
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is making the jump to diesel power. It marks the first major expansion into diesel in the U.S. by a mainstream SUV maker. The Grand Cherokee's 3.0-liter, EcoDiesel V-6 engine promises 240 horsepower and the ability to tow up to 7,400 pound.
The Associated Press

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