Kia Stinger: It’s faster than a Porsche Panamera!

Powerful all­-new fastback sport sedan catapults Kia Kia follows through on promise of GT concept Designed in Frankfurt, developed on the Nürburgring LOS ANGELES, California – Seems like America has finally caught on to products from Korea – or at least taken a deep new interest – with the arrival there of the 2018 Kia…

Kia Stonic: Compact crossover ‘best yet’ from Kia

‘Eye-catching and confident compact crossover’ ‘Agile handling, sporty ride, an exciting drive’ Powered by range of petrol or diesel engines FRANKFURT, Germany – Kia Motors says its new Stonic crossover, at the 2017 auto show here, is “an eye-catching and confident compact crossover and the most customisable Kia yet, inside and out”. The new range…

Proceed: Stunning Frankfurt concept puts Kia ahead again

Extended hot hatch ‘new body type for Kia’ ‘Raked roof, muscular proportions, compact footprint’ Proceed Intended for ‘new generation’ of drivers FRANKFURT, Germany – Kia Motors has released images of its Proceed Concept that will be unveiled officially at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show on September 12. The car was designed at Kia’s European Design…

Picanto baby-car gets X-rated look for Frankfurt

Most powerful Picanto yet, SUV-inspired styling Newbie will have 75kW turbo one-litre T-GDI engine Cabin contrast colour packs, higher ground-clearance SEOUL, South Korea – Kia has released details of an all-new, crossover-inspired, Picanto X-Line ahead of the car’s public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. It will be in European markets almost immediately –…

Child-lock hitch means recalls for SA Kia customers

KIA MOTORS SA has volunteered to check the operation of the rear child-locks on at least 1266 of its 2017 model-year Rio units. Some of the locks, the automaker understands, might not work because the length of the actuator cable is “out of specification”. The cars were assembled between April 10 and June 5 2017….

Sportage update: More models, more tech from Kia

Seven new models – among them all-wheel drive Upgrades from previous Sportage units Local debut for 1.7 CRDI engine in the range KIA MOTORS SA has revised its Sportage SUV range by adding seven new and/or enhanced models to the range. David Sieff, the distributor’s marketing director, told Carman’s Corner in a media release: “Prices…

2017 Kia Picanto: Oh wow, what a difference!

Two engines – prices pretty much unchanged Great ride, especially with the larger wheels Really, it’s luxury at a lower price ONCE UPON A TIME, and not so long ago, did you know that Kia – at one time regarded rudely as ‘that little car from Korea’- was No.1 in the JP Power with the…

Kia hamsters make more Soul fun for 150kW Turbo launch (V)

Baby Kia causes havoc in American hospital New model has 150kW on tap with turbo engine Kia continues consecutive years of hamster videos IRVINE, California – Every year for the past eight years (from 2017) the Kia Soul and a trio of paw-tapping, music-loving hamsters have stood apart from the competition and captured imaginations through their…

Stonic: Is this the best-looking Kia yet? We think so…

Powered by a range of light and compact engines Smart packaging for ‘spacious and versatile’ cabin Strong but light body, new driving technologies KIA’S ALL-NEW Stonic is an eye-catching and confident compact crossover set to become an important conquest model for Kia in one of Europe’s newest and fastest-growing vehicle segments. The B-SUV segment currently…

Generation IV Kia Rio: Upgraded, up-specced but look at the prices!

Two engines and major cabin changes ‘Distinctive look, more mature character’ …but the best news is the Rios’ prices JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – A fourth generation of the Kia Rio will be in showrooms from June 9 2017. The local Kia operation says it regards the previous model as a best-seller. Indeed, says Kia SA’s marketing…

FIRST LOOK: Kia Stonic crossover SUV ‘will be most customisable yet’

Kia Stonic inspired by larger Kia SUVs Compact dimensions, low centre of gravity Customisable ‘like never before on a Kia’ SEOUL, South Korea – Kia’s new B-segment crossover will be named Stonic and is described by its maker as “an eye-catching and confident compact crossover with true European design flair”. “It was,” a media release…

Kia brings fresh Soul to SA crossover market

Mid-life refresh brings new turbodiesel Three models, six variants and auto Best value under R400 000 claimed KIA’S 2017 SOUL crossover has brought overall design updates and a new turbodiesel engine for its facelifted entry-level model to South Africa eight months after the car’s ‘reveal’ at the Paris auto show in September 2016. The first,…