Auto News For Friday, March 27, 2015 – New Kia Optima, New Scion IA

Kia Optima

Here are seven must-read, must-watch auto news stories, reviews, and videos for Friday, March 27, 2015.

The next Kia Optima appears to be a sufficiently effective evolution of the current Kia Optima. We’ll see much more when the car drops at the New York auto show next month. 

AutoGuide has pictures of the upcoming Scion iA, which is fairly awkward to say: eye-eh. It’s basically the next-gen Mazda 2 in sedan form.  

The Ford Focus RS won’t go on sale in North America for another year, Road & Track says. 

Nick Bunkley, always worth a read at Automotive News, reports on the month of March from an auto sales perspective, which likely wasn’t as healthy as March 2014.  

With help from a number of new models, the small luxury crossover segment is booming in the United States. 

No status change since yesterday’s formal Chevrolet Volt recall announcement. (Update: Toyota is recalling 110,085 2015 Camrys, Highlanders, Camry Hybrids, and Highlander Hybrids and 2014-2015 RAV4s because, “a component of the electric power steering ECO may have been damaged during the manufacturing process.”)

With a quick look at the touchscreen in this week’s GCBC test car, a 2015 Ford Fusion, you can gauge the speed of MyFordTouch.

  • LindaComely

    "I'll Be Honest"

    So you are dishonest unless to start a sentance with this?

  • Yes, that's obviously what that means. It's all lies. Lies, we tell you.

  • LindaComely


  • LindaComely

    I got one of these as a rental….It wasn't too awful which – to be honest 🙂 – is high praise for tax-taker parasite GM.