Kia Picanto Coming soon(2023)

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Coming soon to a Kia dealership near you, the all-new Kia Picanto. With so many options to choose from in the small entry level car segment the Kia Picanto is often overlooked. I would advise any potential buyer looking for a small economic runaround to go test the new Picanto when it arrives in South Africa later this year. The new look exterior design has certainly improved, turning this little four door gem into an eye catcher when seen on the road. A modern compact hatchback with lots to offer…

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Kia EV9 – Superior design and technology

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Over the last few years, we have seen many automobile manufactures show their intentions in the race to dominate the fully electric driven cars of the future. It was only a matter of time before one such manufacturer sprinted ahead with a winner in this market. Kia is definitely going for this trophy and has seriously put its cards on the table with the all new Kia EV9, a vehicle considered to have exceptional qualities in both design and technology. A first in offering a three-row seat electric EUV, based…

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All-Electric Kia EV6 GT

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When you think of Kia you picture a value for money family car or SUV built in Korea and exported to most markets in the world. Not any more now that the Kia EV6 GT has been revealed to the global auto market.  The most powerful production Kia ever made, the 430kW all-electric EV6 GT accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and achieves a top speed of 161 MPH (259 km/h). The Kia engineers have designed the EV6 GT to compete with supercars including a 77.4kWh…

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The all new Kia Sorento(2022) Pricing and Spec Available from March 2022

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The name Kia in the Korean language means “to rise” and that is certainly what this automobile manufacturer is accomplishing as it grows the expansion of the brand. Not only have they introduced a new KIA logo but they are also turning out new models and upgrades to existing models at a fast rate. One model which has just gone through a facelift is the fourth-generation Kia Sorento the flagship of the SUV line-up. Launched in 2002 as a utilitarian all-terrain vehicle, the Sorento has been transformed into something altogether…

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The all-new Kia Carnival(2022) Pricing and Spec

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The all-new Kia Carnival replaces the outgoing Grand Sedona to become a multifaceted companion to progressive families intent on living a big life. Staking its claim on the unoccupied space between SUVs and utilitarian people-movers, the Carnival offers the best of both worlds with its advanced technologies, new engine and platform, and luxurious cabin. Penned at Kia’s world-class California design studio, the Carnival wears a bold appearance and conveys the visual language found on the brand’s recent and highly successful line of rugged SUVs – Sorento, Seltos and Sonet. Inside,…

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Kia Sportage GT-Line (2021) Pricing and Spec

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Kia Sportage GT-Line Over the years both Globally and in South Africa, the Kia Motor company has built a brand which is represented in most countries in the world. The Sportage model is a global best seller and is also the top selling SUV range in Kia’s stable.  This flagship vehicle has almost three decades in the market and has now introduced the Sportage GT-Line positioned at the top of the Sportage range. This move will fill a gap before the fifth-generation model debuts next year in 2022. The fourth…

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Kia Sonet range bolstered with value LX derivatives(2021)

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Over the past year or so we have witnessed fast movement from car manufacturers to capture the lucrative ‘Compact SUV’ market.  Hyundai, Havel, Nissan, Renault, Citroën, Suzuki are just some examples of brands which dominate this sector and have made remarkable progress in such a short time. Not forgetting Kia who are the 5th best selling brand in SA at present and only recently introduced its Sonet range into the compact sector. A mere three months after its local introduction, the Sonet has already cemented its position as one of…

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All new Kia Sportage SUV(2021)

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The Kia Motor company (Korean Industry of Automobile) first launched in South Africa in December 1997 through a division of the Imperial group. Since launch the brand has increased in sales and penetration achieving a place in the top-ten automakers in South Africa. The latest model to be given a re-design is the larger SUV in the family the Kia Sportage. The fifth generation Sportage projects cutting edge sleek yet muscular exterior design along with new design features in the interior. Kia’s acclaimed “Opposites United” design philosophy is at the heart of the new Sportage youthful appearance. The…

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All New Kia Sonet( 2021) Spec and Pricing

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The B-SUV Segment in South Africa contains Urban Compact SUV’s and is one of the most active and burgeoning segments amongst the many Auto categories. Built in Anantapur in India the new Kia Sonet is one of the vehicles of choice in this segment. The new Sonet has been re-developed and engineered from the ground up and has been designed as the compact SUV which ticks all the boxes offering many features and remaining value for money. Engineers from India and South Korea have tested the new Sonet covering over 100 000km across diverse driving terrain, situations and climatic…

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KIA PICANTO RUNNER(2020)

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In this day and age with all the challenges the world is facing, the consumer of today is demanding the product they purchase to be delivered to their home. Whether it’s a new laptop, iPhone, groceries or simple your evening meal, the buyer wants the merchandise delivered straight to the door. Maybe it’s appropriate Kia has decided to launch its all new Picanto Runner. A compact and cost effective urban delivery vehicle with all the traditional drivers comforts. Practical space and 350kg payload, the Kia Picanto Runner includes unlimited kilometre warranty and standard Kia Care Package. Not…

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The all-new KIA Carnival is expected to make its South African debut in 2021.

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Dubbed a ‘Grand Utility Vehicle’, the new model boasts a design evolution for the Kia Carnival. The fourth-generation model builds on its predecessors’ heritage with a more of an upgraded appearance that draws on the overarching design ethos that links all KIA cars’ design identity. Matched with highly detailed, futuristic, and SUV-inspired design elements, the new model brings a stronger, more stylish presence to the mid-sized MPV segment. The new Carnival features a shorter front overhang, with the base of the A-pillar moved backwards to create a longer hood. Its…

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FIRST Images of the next generation KIA Sorento revealed(2020)

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Although the all-new Kia Sorento is scheduled to make its first public appearance later in 2020 at the Geneva International Motor Show, today we can reveal some images released by Kia Motors Corporation. More stylish than ever the Sorento’s redefined design incorporates sharper lines and uninterrupted surfaces, making it noticeably more sculpted than its more round-edged predecessor. With more contemporary geometric details the overall design has certainly matured projecting a more desirable design look. The now easily recognisable “Tiger nose grill” takes on a wider and more expansive position integrating…

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Kia Motors making bold moves in the compact SUV segment

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At the Delhi Auto Expo 2020 in India, Kia revealed the new Sonet concept SUV. Unveiled for the first time today the Kia Sonet previews its future global concept SUV. With a modern, dynamic bold design, the Sonet is equipped with several first-in-class features. These include Kia’s signature ‘tiger-nose’ grill, stepwell geometry within the grille mesh, and ‘tiger eyeline day time running lights. Inside, the Sonet is designed with a young social, connected, a savvy-tech buyer in mind. The cabin is fitted with a 10,25 inch infotainment system, UVO connect…

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New KIA XCeed urban crossover Due June 2019

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KIA Motors released the first image of the new KIA XCeed urban crossover, due to be revealed later in June 2019. Stylish, expressive and modern in design, the new crossover utility vehicle (CUV) represents a sporty alternative to traditional larger SUVs. The swept-back, coupé-like appearance of the new KIA XCeed is a product of the brand’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, designed under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design for KIA Motors Europe. The combination of its elevated ride height and lower hip point give the…

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World-first Multi-collision Airbag System introduced

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Designed to significantly improve airbag performance in multi-collision accidents, KIA Motors Corporation – as part of the Hyundai Motor Group – today announced the development and future commercialisation of the world’s first multi-collision airbag system. Multi-collision accidents are those in which the primary impact is followed by collisions with secondary objects, such as other vehicles, trees, or electrical posts, which occur in three out of every 10 accidents. Current airbag systems do not offer secondary protection when the initial impact is insufficient to cause them to deploy. However, the multi-collision…

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Make room for memories: The enhanced KIA Grand Sedona debuts in South Africa

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Following its debut at the New York Auto Show in March this year, the comprehensively refreshed KIA Grand Sedona this week makes its local debut. With an upgraded exterior and interior, as well as enriched standard specification levels, the revised Grand Sedona line-up is poised to be the perfect companion to South African families. Subtle revisions to exterior and interior design Originally launched at the New York Auto Show in April 2014, the KIA Grand Sedona was designed jointly through KIA’s design centres in South Korea and California. Under the…

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Next-generation sound system allows each passenger to listen to different music

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KIA Motors revealed for the first time its next-generation Separated Sound Zone (SSZ) technology that allows each passenger of a vehicle to experience an audio stream tailored to their individual needs, including music, hands-free phone calls, and vehicle alerts, whilst maintaining a headphone-free social space where passengers can converse freely. SSZ technology creates and controls the acoustic fields of the car, allowing the driver and each passenger to hear isolated sounds. The many speakers installed in the vehicle feature technology that uses scientific principles to reduce or increase audio levels…

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Kia Stinger sports car will arrive locally in 2017

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Kia will be taking a giant dive into the unknown with the production version of the Stinger, which has been developed to be more like a hardcore BMW M4 than the brand’s previous sporty-ish efforts, among them the Proceed GT and Koup. It’s also heading for a new price high for the South Korean brand, beyond the R700,000 of its flagship Sorento SUV. “This car is the CK. It comes next year,” says Kia Motors Australia chief SH Cho — CK being the Kia codename for the production version of…

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