10 Biggest News Stories of the Month: Kia Seltos Can’t Even Come Close to Coronavirus

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Since more than a week before the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March, the editorial department has been working to provide shoppers and owners with the information they need to make informed decisions on purchasing, leasing, licensing, maintenance and repair, safety and a host of other car-related concerns under the looming threat of a global health crisis. Since then, our coronavirus coverage has dominated our most read news articles as Americans ask themselves any of the many questions about how this crisis would affect one of their most mundane, yet vital, daily concerns: their cars.

Related: Coronavirus Car Deals: 5 Kia Models With 0% Financing and Why You Should Buy Them

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That interest continued through the entirety of March and on into April so far, with no signs of abating anytime soon. Far and away our most popular story of the past month has been our original overview article reporting on the state of the auto industry amid the pandemic and broadly addressing how the crisis has impacted your ability to buy a car. As the global situation has unfolded, we’ve updated our answers to questions including: Are car dealers still open? What if I have a vehicle coming off lease soon? Will there be shortages of vehicles for sale? Will new vehicles for model-year 2021 be delayed? Does the virus’s negative impact on dealerships mean there will be steep discounts on new cars? Will there be auto shows? And many more.

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If you’ve found yourself in need of a new set of wheels during this historically inopportune time, be sure to follow the link to our No. 1 story of the month and see if we’ve addressed your questions.

People looking for incentives to buy on new cars will find a lot to choose from. Many automakers have begun offering 0% financing to well-qualified buyers for terms as long as seven years. Interested in only paying principal? We make our expert recommendations on eligible models from GM brands including Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet in our No. 2 story, as well as Chrysler and Ram vehicles under Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ 0% financing offer, at No. 10.

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There’s much more where that came from, as COVID-19 concerns comprise a full 70% of our countdown this month. That relegates the otherwise-high-interest 2021 Kia Seltos subcompact SUV to the No. 8 spot as we tick off six things we like about it along with three things we don’t. And for one more bit of non-coronavirus content for those who could use a mental break from that, at No. 9, you’ll find our annually updated roundup of all the model-year 2020 cars equipped with autonomous or self-driving features, and what each of those features is.

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Look, it’s been a rough month for all of us, but if all the clicks on the articles listed below proves anything, it’s that you’re still here, and so are we — and we’re navigating these trying times together. With that, here are the top 10 news stories readers couldn’t get enough of in the past month:

1. Coronavirus and Car Buying: What You Should Know

2. Coronavirus Car Deals: Best Cars to Zero In on for GM’s 0% Financing Offer

3. Need to Buy a Car During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak? Read This Before You Do

4. Can I Visit the DMV or Get an Emissions Test Under a Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Order?

5. What Are the Best Car Deals for March 2020?

6. Can I Buy a Car Under a Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Order or Business Closures?

7. Coronavirus and Cars: Can I Get My Car Fixed During a Shelter-in-Place Order?

8. 2021 Kia Seltos: 6 Things We Like and 3 Things We Don’t

9. Which Cars Have Self-Driving Features for 2020?

10. Coronavirus Car Deals: 3 Chrysler, Ram Models With 0% Financing and Why You Should Consider Them

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