Kia rides the accomplishment of its EV and crossover offerings

EV5: Kia revealed its EV5 compact crossover in notion sort, sized near to the major-selling Sportage and sharing boxy styling cues with the EV9. It is predicted to start in the U.S. in late 2024 as a 2025 design 12 months car or truck. It could probably be crafted at Kia Mexico.

Electric powered midsize car or truck: In late 2026, Kia could exchange the K5 midsize sedan with a similar-dimensions EV or choose to include a more performance-minded EV with fastback styling, reminiscent of the now-discontinued Stinger. It also could abide by in the footsteps of the EV6 by supplying a GT variant.

EV4: An electrical compact car with proportions close to the Forte is anticipated to be introduced together with the EV3 in 2025. Like the EV3, it could be crafted at Kia Mexico, wherever electrification upgrades are probably.

Telluride: The popular three-row crossover was freshened for the 2023 model 12 months sporting new off-street enhancements, styling tweaks and upgraded tech. Two new experience-oriented trims — X-Line and X-Pro — offer you additional rugged appears to be, bigger ground clearance and enhanced approach/departure angles. For 2024, the Telluride carries more than unchanged. It would be due for a redesign in late 2025, and like the Palisade with which it shares its 291-hp 3.8-liter V-6, an optional hybrid or turbo 4-cylinder could be in the will work.

Sorento: The fourth era of the midsize crossover debuted for the 2021 model yr with new styling, a a lot more able X-Line trim, two punchier gasoline engines and a hybrid product. A plug-in variant joined the lineup for 2022. A freshen is expected late this yr. While Kia has not confirmed aspects on its designs for the Sorento, camouflaged prototypes have been noticed with headlights similar to the Telluride, signaling a visual update that will bring it extra in line with the Telluride. A redesign is anticipated in early 2026.

Sportage: Kia’s longest-working nameplate was redesigned for the 2023 model 12 months. The fifth technology of the compact crossover added the X-Line and X-Professional trims and released a new 187-hp 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder paired with an eight-velocity transmission that can be configured with front- or all-wheel generate. A turbo hybrid and a plug-in hybrid joined the lineup last yr. For 2024, the Sportage carries around unchanged. A slight freshen is expected in 2025, followed by an anticipated redesign in early 2027.

Niro: Kia’s cost-effective electrical compact crossover represents a “trio of electrification” from the brand name, with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and EV variants. The Niro was redesigned for the 2023 design calendar year for its second generation and went on sale final fall sporting advancements on each individual powertrain and a more substantial footprint. It shares a system with the Hyundai Kona but has a reduce, additional wagon-like entire body. For 2024, the Niro carries more than unchanged. A freshen is expected in late 2025. It is attainable that the present generation of the Niro will be its very last as

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Top 10 supermotos | Visordown

The prize for the most bike fun for your buck unquestionably goes to the Supermoto. Historically single-cylinder motocross bikes converted into track racers for a 1970s televised US race series, the concept was picked up in France, renamed ‘supermotard’ and the home-brewed street bikes which followed became so popular they spawned production versions.

The result, although by their very definition of being dirt bikes with street tyres, wheels and brakes, may have limited practicality – no one wants to go touring on a Supermoto – makes up for it with lively, lightweight performance, nimble handling and lots of excitement and hooligan pose value.

There are also lots of different types: 125cc versions for learners; mid-range fun bikes and out-and-out, full-bore 600cc+ track refugees for hardcore riders. But which is the best? Here’s our pick of 10 of the best, both new and used.

10. Husqvarna 701 Supermoto


Engine 690cc single-cylinder Power 73bhp Torque 49ft/lb Weight 135kg (without fuel) Price: £9,349 new

Husqvarna’s 701 Supermoto is based on sister company KTM’s 690 SMC R, but the Husky has taller gearing, and different wheels, suspension and brakes. There’s no rev counter or fuel gauge, but what hooligan cares about that stuff?

Effectively a Supermoto version of Husky’s 701 Enduro, it’s powered by a surprisingly rev-happy 693cc single, which now pumps out 73bhp and has impressive mid-range and top-end power. The motor is complimented by decent handling, too, and as you’d expect from a company known for producing bonkers race-spec supermotos, the 701 Supermoto is quick and eager to turn so it’s as capable of carving up congested streets as it is laying waste to a go-kart track.

Click here to read our review of the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto.

9. KTM 690 SMC R


Engine 693cc single cylinder Power 73bhp Torque 49ft/lb Weight 147kg Price £9,349 new

The KTM 690 SMC R is the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto’s brother from another mother. The 690 SMC R might have been updated and refined a couple of years ago but it’s still raw so even though its 690cc single-cylinder engine is smooth and refined enough for motorway work (although we wouldn’t recommend it), it’s also free revving and hungry to play. Thanks to quality fully adjustable WP suspension, a strong four-piston Brembo front caliper and a slipper clutch, the 690 SMC R is no slouch when it comes hammering into tight, technical bends. In fact, for carving up tight and technical roads or tracks, the 690 SMC R is uncompromised.

Click here to read our review of the KTM 690 SMC R.

8. Suzuki DR-Z400SM


Engine 398cc single cylinder Power 39bhp Torque 29ft/lb Weight 137kg Price £3250-4000 used

True to the original supermoto formula of taking a dirt bike (Suzuki’s effective DR-Z400S enduro) and fitting wider, smaller wheels, grippier tyres, stronger brakes and firmer suspension, the SM was introduced in 2005 as the most impressive of the Japanese supermotos until both were dropped in 2009. Power’s modest but so is the weight. It handles

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