Results for: South Korea

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Kia Pride, c1990

This Kia Pride LX, c1990, was one of the first things I spotted when we arrived at King’s Wharf in the Royal Naval Dockyard in Sandy’s Parish, Bermudalast week (see the view from the 9thdeck at the bottom of the page). The Pride was sold in many parts of the world under different names. In the US we knew it as the Ford Festiva — and I don’t believe that we could buy a four-

RealRides of WNY - SsangYong Actyon, c2008

And now for something completely different — a SsangYong Actyon Sport Truck, c2008. A what!? No, that name’s not a typo. (Nor is it a Pontiac Aztek pickup, Lol...) SsangYong is a Korean manufacturer which has never officially exported vehicles to the U.S., however, around 200 were brought here without drivetrains by a California concern to be converted to electric power (according to o

RealRides of WNY - Pontiac LeMans, c1992

This is one of those cars which many readers might find difficult to identify. It’s a Pontiac LeMans coupe, a compact built in South Korea by Daewoo, imported to North America as a replacement for the Chevy Chevette-based Pontiac T1000. They were sold here from 1988-93, but elsewhere in the world from 1986-94 as the Asüna in Canada, and various different Daewoo nameplates in Southeast A

The 2017 KIA CADENZA: LUXURY FROM AN UNEXPECTED PLACE?

The 2017 KIA CADENZA:LUXURY FROM AN UNEXPECTED PLACE?by Jim Corbran, Automotive ColumnistSouth Korea’s Kia had its first foray into the North American automotive market building the tiny Festiva for Ford back in the 1980s. That little thing is a far cry from Kia’s flagship Cadenza sedan, whose revamped second-generation model was unveiled last spring at the New York International Auto