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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

2012 kia rio three-door

While the all-new Kia Rio five-door hatchback is generating positive media coverage around the world and arriving in dealer showrooms across Europe this month, Kia is celebrating the world premiere of its new Rio three-door model at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Designed primarily for the European market, the new Rio three-door will expand the appeal of Kia’s latest B-segment model to attract a new group of consumers to the brand for the first time – boosting conquest sales after its introduc

kia four-door sports sedan concept at frankfurt motor show

Kia will exhibit a new powerful and dynamic four-door sports sedan concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The interesting about the vehicle is that it comes with RWD… finally. The Concept also features distinctive new design, sleek and muscular proportions with a sophisticated and elegant four-seater cockpit.

2012 kia picanto 3-door

KIA will hit the market with the new 2012 Picanto 3-door joining the line-up for the first time since the model appeared in 2004. The small city car will also come with several new trim levels, and CO2 emissions from 99g/km - VED and Congestion Charge exempt. Still, both 5-door and 3-door versions are identical in order to ensure the same levels of interior space and crash safety. However, the new 3-door model boasts bigger grille, restyled front bumper with large black-bezelled foglamps with

2012 kia picanto price - £7 995

2012 Kia Picanto will hit the market on 17 June. This is the second-generation of the model and it is set to prove better quality at decent price. 2012 Picanto offers extremely low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as good performance. It is slightly larger than it predecessor and has more space and great comfort. The engine range includes 1.0 and 1.25-litre petrol power units. The 1.25 litre is also available with an Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) engine stop/start system as well a