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kia track’ster concept [first image]

Kia has released first image (teaser) of the new Track’ster Concept car, which will make its official debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The vehicle is created by California Design Studio. The concept car boasts LED taillights and aggressive dual exhaust system. There are no further details about the car or its engine, but probably it will share the Veloster’s 1.6 liter turbocharged petrol with 211PS (155 kW) and 265Nm (196 lb-ft). Full details and additional photography will be r

2012 kia track'ster concept

Kia has just unveiled their new concept. As you can see it is powerful, dynamic and very stylish. Moreover it shows distinctive design which shows the direction that the South Korean manufacturer is taking.  The concept bears the name Track’ster and is intended to be the ultimate sporting representation of Kia’s Soul B- segment SUV. The extremely successful and innovative crossover “Soul” gave even more ideas for concepts, such as Soul’ster for example. This is a convertible concept,

2012 kia rio 3-door - price £9 995

Kia has announced the new 3-door version of Rio. It will hit the UK market with a £600 saving, compared to equivalent five door models. The engine range includes two petrol and two diesel power units. The 1.1 CRDi delivers 75PS (55 kW) and 170Nm (125 lb-ft) at 1500RPM. It boasts CO2 emissions of 99g/km or below and fuel economy of at least 74.3mpg. Nice! EcoDynamics technologies, such as Intelligent Stop & Go, will be a standard feature with all new Rio diesels, including the 1.4-litr

kia cee'd fresh in spring 2012

The hugely popular Kia Cee'd will make an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show 2012 with a whole new feel – a sporty, five-door hatchback with attention to detail in every aspect. New stylish features garnish the exterior such as chrome lining around the windows and edgy curves on the bonnet. Striking new headlights now incorporate daytime LED's. Inside the story is pretty much the same – ergonomic design feature, higher quality materials and driver oriented controls. No news about the oil

2012 kia ray ev

Kia Motors is proud to introduce today Korea’s first electric vehicle today - the brand new Kia Ray EV! This zero-emissions city car has lively performance and a range of up to 139 km (86 miles) on a single charge. The vehicle is produced exclusively for the Korean market. The new electric car is a close relative of Kia’s 1.0-liter gasoline powered Ray CUV, which went on sale in Korea last month. The front-wheel drive Ray EV is powered by a 50kW electric motor and a high-capacity 16.4 kWh li

2011 kia sorento wins total 4x4’s best suv

The Kia Sorento is Total 4x4’s Best SUV for the second year in a row. It is a huge success, because the competition is very tough. “The Sorento was our reigning champion in the full-size SUV class, and it impressed us every bit as much this year as last. Its style, poise, kit and practicality all score heavily in its favour.”, commented Editor Alan Kidd. “Make no mistake, this award wasn’t about just being cheap. The Sorento beat a long list of premium opponents because it’s very good at everythin

kia ray - a city car for korea

Small and ugly? No, it’s not SMART, at least not this time. The answer is an all-new Kia Ray compact vehicle. Fortunately, the vehicle will be sold exclusively in the Korean home market. 2012 Kia Ray City Car is aimed to provide its customers economical travelling and spacious interior. Of course, the exterior paid the huge price. It looks exactly like a lunch box. There are no words about powertrain options, which will be announced closer to the yet-to-be confirmed launch date, but you hav

kia at 2011 sema show

Kia will exhibit several six outrageous sports-themed vehicles in Las Vegas at the 2011 SEMA Show. This year’s show cars were inspired by Kia’s growing sports marketing portfolio that includes basketball, women’s golf, motor sports and more.  Two were built by the world famous West Coast Customs with additional vehicles conceived and built in-partnership with the popular lifestyle magazine, Antenna, as well as GoGoGear.com and Kia’s U.S. racing partner, Kinetic Motorsports. “Kia

2012 kia optima hybrid

Kia has a lot of experience producing alternate fuel vehicles. The manufacturer has produced its first electric vehicle (EV) – based on the Besta van – as long ago as 1986, and an electric version of the Sportage in 1999. At the 2010 Los Angeles International Auto Show, Kia revealed a petrol-electric hybrid version of the new Optima saloon, which is now on sale in both the USA and Korea. It is powered by a a 2.4-litre petrol engine and a 30kW (48 PS) electric motor driving through a hybri

kia rio b-spec race car

Kia has announced Rio B-Spec Race car, which will have its official debut at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas. The vehicle is developed by Kia as 5-door version model is being used for base. The project is finished thanks to Kinetic Motorsports. Kia Rio B-Spec Race Car comes with a pair of sport bucket seats, 5-point seatbelts, a roll cage and ultra-light rims fitted with performance tires. There are also new adjustable coilover suspension and sport brake system. Carbon fiber components a

2012 kia cee'd 4 version price - £19 195

Kia will offer a new top-of-the-range 4 version to its range in the UK. The higher level of specification is available from 1st October. 2012 Kia cee’d 4 is powered by a 1.6 litre CRDi turbodiesel engine with 126BHP (93 kW) at 4000RPM and 255Nm (188 lb-ft) of torque at just 1900RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission. 0 to 100 km/h in 10.6 seconds and a top speed of 196 km/h (122 mph). The engine achieves 62.8 mpg on combined cycle and emissions of

2012 kia soul price - £12 495

Kia will launch the all-new 2012 Soul from 3rd October and the price is as low as £12 495. The model will come with revised 1.6-litre engines and the introduction of a six-speed gearbox on all models improve performance while lowering fuel consumption, emissions and running costs. The engine range includes two 1.6-litre engines. The first is a direct-injection (GDi) petrol with 138BHP. It returns 44.1 mpg on combined cycle and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 10 seconds. The emissions a