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…

World-first secondary crash bags on way from Kia

Protection coming for a second impact Happens in 30% of all road collisions Kia on the ball chasing fewer impact injuries SEOUL, South Korea – Future Kia road vehicles will have double crash-bag technology to improve protection of humans in a multi-impacy collision. Automaker Kia, part of the Hyundai organisation, intends to improve crash-bag performance…

Made to Wow: Enhanced Kia Sportage (+4×4) now in SA

Design updates refreshes Kia’s baby SUV New engines, new autobox, available ‘Impressive’ value proposition, says automaker JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – It’s only just more than two years since the most recent awards-winning Kia Sportage reached South Africa but already the automaker is bringing in a mid-life ”refresh” that includes revisions to engines and transmissions options, as well…

Kia adds solar sunroof to charge battery buggies on the move

Solar to power future production vehicles – even ICE Target is battery charging while on the move Whole new meaning to the ‘sunroof’ concept SEOUL, South Korea – Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor, partners in the automotive business, have announced plans to introduce solar roof charging technology on some of the group’s vehicles. The electricity-generating…

Kia’s big flagship arrives: Four models, one engine

New eight-speed auto transmission standard One turbodiesel engine with plenty clout Range of passenger configurations up to 11 seats JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Kia’s ”comprehensively refreshed” Grand Sedona wagon has arrived in South Africa with its prime changes being an upgraded shell and cabin and ”enriched” specification levels. Prices range from about R600 000 to  nearly…

Kia’s flagship Sorento SUV docks in SA showrooms

Cosmetic updates ‘bring fresh appeal’ to flagship Eight-speed auto standard on each model Each has seven seats, turbodiesel engine JOHANNESBURG Gauteng – An enhanced Kia Sorento sport utility vehicle, debuted at the September 2017 Frankfurt auto show, is now in South African  showrooms. The units, Kia says, have a refreshed and upgraded cabin and ”enriched…

Kia e-Niro: Korean giant strides further into e-mobility

Crossover practicality, zero-emissions, 485km range Efficient battery power, passenger space and practicality Advanced driving assistance systems available PARIS, France – Kia’s e-Niro, on the Kia stand at the 2018 Paris auto show, is Kia’s first fully electric crossover utility vehicle and boasts a 485km range on a varying route. Kia asserts eye-catching design, crossover utility…

Global accolade for Kia’s Korean exhibition space

Beat 360 wins global design excellence award Show space brings a unique Kia brand experience Latest win grows list of global design accolades SEOUL, South Korea – Kia Motors has taken honours in International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for its unique Beat 360 brand experience space in Seoul which topped the Environments and Design strategy…