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On this day: 09-25-1725

Groundbreaking auto engineer is born

Nicolas Joseph Cugnot, the French engineer who designed and built the world's first automobile, was born in Austrian Lorraine on this day. Cugnot arrived in Paris after the Seven Years War with the hope of tinkering with several inventions he had conceived during the war, including a steam-driven vehicle. After six years, Cugnot succeeded in building two steam-propelled tractors--which were actually huge and heavy tricycles. Although they may not have had power steering or cruise control, these massive tricycles are considered the world's first automobiles.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2014KiaSoul Exclaim8.60016.600MT
2011KiaSorento EX9.00016.900Car & Driver
2011KiaBorrego Limited 4WD V-87.50015.800Car & Driver
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2011KiaSorento10.10017.700motorweek.org
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2010KiaForte8.90016.800motorweek.org
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2009KiaBorrego7.40015.700motorweek.org
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2007KiaRondo9.00017.000motorweek.org
2007KiaOptima8.60016.600motorweek.org
2006KiaSedona8.30016.500motorweek.org
2006KiaRio9.40017.200motorweek.org
2005KiaSpectra8.70016.100motorweek.org
2005KiaSportage10.40017.800motorweek.org
2004KiaAmanti8.40016.500motorweek.org
2003KiaSorento9.10017.000motorweek.org
2002KiaSedona9.80017.400motorweek.org
2001KiaOptima8.60016.600motorweek.org
2001KiaRio9.30017.000motorweek.org
2001KiaSpectra8.80017.200motorweek.org
1996KiaSephia LS10.70018.000
1994KiaSephia GS10.20017.500