Tale of the Stinger: How a Kia show beauty was created

Stiffer and lighter to create a track-day monster Tuning creates a huge increase in power output Stinger GT420 had its debut at Silverstone on July 24 2019 LONDON, England – Most off-the-cuff remarks, or pie-in-the-sky ideas, are dismissed as soon as they’re suggested but, so long as you’ve the time and budget, things can be…

Hyundai/Kia take big step in fuel-saving engine technology

SEOUL, South Korea – The Hyundai/Kia partnership has developed what is claims is the world’s first continuously variable valve-duration (CVVD) technology and says it will be installed in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The innovation was revealed alongside the Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi – the first engine to have the technology. ”CVVD,” Hyundai explains, ”optimises engine…

Meet the Seltos: Another smart SUV from the House of Kia

Seltos ‘brings sophistication to compact SUVs’ Powered by Smartstream petrol or diesel engines Class-leading high-tech,  range of features SEOUL, South Korea – The new Kia Seltos, the automaker says, brings sophistication, assertiveness and cutting-edge technology and safety features to the global compact SUV segment. The vehicle: the Seltos, shown for the first time in June…

Win a brand-new Kia Picanto – help the children

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa –  Motors SA is again supplying a brand-new Kia Picanto Street model – retail price R162 000 – as the main prize in a Beeld Children’s Fund annual fund-raising raffle. This year’s competition was announced  (June 2019) at Kia Motors Edenvale with representatives from Kia and the Beeld Children’s Fund and partner…

Sophisticated and sporty: Kia introduces the Seltos SUV

SEOUL, South Korea – Kia Motors has named its upcoming compact sport utility vehicle that’s scheduled for international markets… among them South Africa. The model name, the automaker says, was inspired by Greek mythology and the legend of Celtos, the son of Hercules. Representing the brave and assertive spirit of Celtos, the inserted ‘S’ in…

New Kia XCeed: Challenger on space for bigger, more costly, SUV’s

Coupé-like European design for Kia’s new crossover Sportier design – space for people and luggage Kia XCeed to be unveiled on June 26 2019 FRANKFURT, Germany – Kia Motors has released the first image of the new Kia  XCeed urban crossover due to be revealed soon, describing it as ”stylish, expressive and modern in design…

KIA hints at interior design of all-new small SUV

SEOUL, South Korea –  Kia Motors has today an interior sketch of the cabin planned for its all-new small sport utility vehicle due for launch later this year. The automaker says the cabin is trimmed in high-quality materials throughout, the expansive shapes and ”the technical forms of the cabin create a youthful and luxurious vibe”….

Global launches soon: New ‘small’ SUV from Kia

Kia to reveal new small SUV globally ‘Traditional’ SUV – but built as a compact package Modern design for millennial generation SEOUL, South Korea – Kia Motors has  revealed the first images of a small SUV due for world release around the middle of 2019 with the space and capabilities of a traditional, but small,…

Kia HabaNiro: Three cars in one – and each one brilliant

Spicy vision for future of electric vehicles Kia’s California design studio goes wild Presenting the future of vehicle interaction NEW YORK – Kia Motors America showed its vision of the future of electric vehicles at the 2019 New York auto show in insisted: ”It’s hot. And spicy” Figures, because the vehicle in question is a…

All-new Kia Imagine: Think of a different four-door battery car

Kia’s first pure-electric four-door car Shows ‘a desire to move into electrification’ Features a bold new illuminated ‘tiger mask GENEVA, Switzerland – Kia Motors has revealed an all-electric concept car, perhaps rather over-badged as the ‘Imagine by Kia’, at the 2019 Geneva auto show. Gregory Guillaume, Design VP with Kia Motors Europe, told The Corner…

Kia tweaks its tiger tale: New nose for startling concept at Geneva

Unorthodox approach via ‘collective imagination” Electric Kia set for debut at 2019 Geneva auto show One-piece glass windscreen and sun roof GENEVA, Switzerland – Kia Motors Europe has released images of an all-electric concept car to be shown at the March 2019 Geneva auto show. Gregory Guillaume, design boss with Kia Europe, told The Corner: “Automotive…

More electrifying Kia Souls all ready for Geneva ’19

GENEVA, Switzerland – An all-new Kia Soul EV (battery car) will, the automaker says, will bring long-range, zero-tailpipe emissions, power to the urban crossover class. This the the third globally-sold Kia electric vehicle will have its European debut at the March 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Kia says its pioneering urban crossover, now in its…