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Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the all-new 2010 Kia Forte Koup, unveiled just last week during the 2009 New York International Auto Show, has been chosen by the editors at MSN Autos as a “Best in Show” pick. Vehicles that made the list offered impressive style, value and overall potential to help move the automotive industry forward. “As the New York Auto Show offers a number of concept and production introductions, we are plea

Kia Motors America has unveiled the all-new Koup at the New York International Auto Show today.  The company’s first ever two-door coupe epitomises the brand’s bold new design direction. “Hot on the heels of the Soul and Forte four-door, Forte Koup represents the next exciting step in the transformation of Kia design and offers a blend of sporty and emotional appeal,” said Michael Sprague, Vice President of Marketing, Kia Motors America (KMA). “We believe our new design evoluti

Kia has taken the wraps off its Sorento – the landmark vehicle that took the Korean brand onto the world stage – at the Seoul Motor Show. Longer and lower, the Sorento brings sleek styling and a futuristic touch to the world of the urban CUV.  With its longer front overhang, wedge profile, crisply defined greenhouse and accentuated wheelarch volumes, Kia’s CUV looks thoroughly modern and sporty. The 4.7-metre long Sorento moves vehicle design in this segment up to a new level of sophistication. As part

In a dramatic move aimed at delivering environmental benefits without expensive technology Kia has revealed its new Aero-Soul concept that reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions with a simple and low-cost system called Air Propulsion and Retardation Installation Line. Although unveiled on the company’s stylish and fun cross-over Soul the patented system can be easily extended to all the company’s vehicles and will even be available as a bolt-on accessory for vehicles already in use. The system rel

Kia Motors has introduced its new environmental brand ‘Eco Dynamics’ and an LPI Hybrid based on its Korean market Forte saloon as part of its commitment to the development of earth-positive vehicles. The Eco Dynamics brand was unveiled at Kia Motors’ domestic sales headquarters in Apkujeong-dong, Seoul, along with the company’s blueprint for developing low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles. The new brand communicates Kia’s unique

Kia’s stylish and fun urban cross-over car, the Soul, has become the first Korean car ever to receive the prestigious recognition of a design award from the world renowned ‘red dot’ awards at the 2009 product design competition held in Germany. With more than 3,230 entries from 49 countries in 17 different categories, the newly-launched Kia Soul was selected from the ‘Automobile Transport and Caravan’ section to receive this design accolade. Welcoming the announcement of the ‘red dot’ award, Kia

Soul. It's something that even dictionaries find hard to describe, but anyone who's 'got soul' knows what it means. Likewise, the new Kia Soul – the latest small car from one of the world's most energetic and vibrant car companies – is hard to categorise, for it fits into none of the motor industry's neat pigeon holes. But one look at it and anyone who's 'got soul' will understand. Soul has got soul and it hits Kia showrooms from March 1. Emotional. Iconic. Self-confident. Bold. Lifestyl

it’s a magic number for kia! the no 3 concept makes its debut at geneva

Keeping up its reputation for showing concepts that lead to reality, Kia is playing the numbers game at the Salon de l’Automobile in Geneva next week with the debut of the all-new No 3 concept. Carving a new niche in the small-car market the No 3 delivers flexibility and fun creating a beautiful car that is also great to drive – and even better will be great to be seen in! The concept features a unique extended windscreen and panoramic

On the heels of announcing the widely acclaimed, all-new Kia Soul, Kia Motors America (KMA) today introduced the all-new 2010 Kia Forte (pronounced for-tay) compact sedan at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show. Forte blends Kia’s exciting new design direction under the tutelage of Peter Schreyer, Kia Motors’ chief design officer, with a multitude of standard features. The 2010 Kia Forte will go on sale in North America in late spring or early summer of 2009. “Kia Motors’ product line is rapidl

The star of Kia’s display at the 2009 Salon de l’Automobile in Geneva at the beginning of March will redefine the mini MPV segment bringing style and cool to what is currently a bland segment of the new car market. Due to be unveiled to the world’s press on Tuesday March 3 the concept of a forthcoming all-new model from Kia will feature a dramatic glass-roof treatment and will provide astounding spaciousness in a compact package. Kia Motors’ Press Conference and the concept unvei

The new Kia Soul, on sale in the UK at the beginning of March 2009, is the first Kia to have been developed specifically with UK roads and drivers in mind. Detailed work to create a bespoke ride and handling package was completed by Lotus, the renowned automotive consultancy, based in Norfolk, East Anglia. Kia Soul has been secretly on test in the UK during late 2008 and the constant evaluation has been fed back to the factory in Korea as well as the research and development teams in Europe. The work under

soul’ster brings sunshine to wintry detroit

Kia Motors is bringing a sunny beach feeling to the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on a cold Detroit winter day with the arrival of the Kia Soul’ster open-air concept, a variation of the highly anticipated Kia Soul urban crossover. With young-at-heart buyers’ budgets in mind, the Soul’ster is an efficient front-drive car based on the Kia Soul production model, which made its world debut at the 2008 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris in October and is another example of Kia’s increas