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…

Handsome new Kia Ceeds ready for European auto show

Powerful 1.6-litre T-GDi engine for Ceed update GT with seven-speed double clutch transmission Six months of development and fine-tuning SEOUL, South Korea – More accomplished,  more fun to drive… an all-new Kia Ceed GT will have its public debut at the October 2018 Paris auto show. With it will be a hot new ProCeed GT….

Kia to launch 2018 diesel 48V mild hybrid

SEOUL, South Korea – Kia Motors will introduce its first 48V diesel mild-hybrid power train in the second half of 2018 using the Sportage as the host. ‘EcoDynamics+’ is said to reduce CO2 emissions by supplementing acceleration with an additional 48-volt battery and extending combustion engine ”off time” with a new mild-hybrid starter/generator unit. KIA…

Kia reveals first images of 380km all-electric Niro

 First images of Niro electric compact SUV Sporty and versatile ‘high-tech’ design concept Promise of class-leading driving range of 380km SEOUL, South Korea – Kia has unveiled its new all-electric version of the Niro at ‘The 5th International Electric Vehicle Expo’ in Jeju, Korea. It’s described as ”sporty and versatile” with visual good looks and…

All-powerful Stinger all set to buzz in to SA

Twin-turbo V6 for Kia’s most powerful car Limited number for import during 2018 Launch to emphsise Kia’s 20th anniversary in SA JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Kia Motors SA has confirmed that its multi-award winning Stinger large sport sedan, the brand’s most powerful car yet, will arrive in the country in August 2018… but in limited numbers. The…

Kia trio tops in global Red Dot design awards – again!

Kia scores high in ‘Red Dot’ awards Design awards for Stinger, Stonic and Picanto Latest wins take Kia cars to 21 Red Dot wins SEOUL, South Korea – Kia has triumphed again in the international Red Dot car-styling with  with three prestigious awards for design – the Stinger GT, the Stonic compact crossover and the…

‘Elegant and minimalist’: Kia’s all-new K900 cabin

Kia previews interior design for new flagship sedan Wrap-around cabin, sophisticated materials combination Advanced cabin tech, new human-machine interface SEOUL, South Korea – Kia Motors has issued preview material covering the cabin of its upcoming new K900 flagship luxury sedan – and very cool it looks, too. The cabin, for instance, is said to have…

Kia ranks highest on JD Power dependability study

Korean automaker climbs 12 places in list Rio ranked highest, scoring 1.3 faults per car. Data taken from three-year-old vehicles IRVINE, California – The 2018 JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study has ranked the Kia Rio as the best in the Small Car category. Greg Silvestri, head of service operations at Kia America, told The Corner…