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Modern, powerful styling with a clear dynamic look differentiates the all-new seven-seater Kia Sorento that makes its European debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. New Sorento is longer and lower than the current model and incorporates Kia’s new design DNA into its ‘stand-out’ looks, while featuring a much more spacious and luxurious cabin. The 4,685 mm long SUV is also significantly sleeker than the previous model with an aerodynamic drag figure of Cd 0.38 – down from 0.43. The most popular

Kia Motors officially released the first renderings of its new premium saloon which will go on sale in Korea by the end of the year. The new model comes from a Kia concept shown at the Seoul Motor Show earlier this year and it is code named VG. The new Kia VG is about to replace the Opirus model in Korea, America and Europe. “VG clearly demonstrates the next stage in Kia’s design evolution and showcases our new design principle of ‘sophistication by simplicity’.  The exterior is a se

Kia Motors has today released the first pictures of new cee’d, revealing a much improved and updated look including the new ‘family face’ of the brand. This mid-life change unusually includes sheet metal changes to the bonnet plus alterations to the bumper, grille and light clusters.There have been some enhancements to the interior too in terms of specification and design including a more intuitive centre console and upgraded audio system including Bluetooth connectivity. Paul Philpott, Managing Director K

With performance-inspired, aggressive and sleek styling, the all-new 2010 Forte Koup joins the Kia Motors America (KMA) lineup later this summer as the company’s first-ever two-door coupe. Following the recently launched Forte compact sedan, Forte Koup embodies the brand’s design-led evolution and raises the comfort, convenience, performance and standard safety feature expectations in the segment “As the dramatic two-door sibling of our flagship model, and the first coupe in company history, Forte Koup is

Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the open-air Soul’ster Concept, which made its debut at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January, was named the 2009 Concept Truck of the Year during the 2009 North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn

The all-new Kia Soul urban crossover has been awarded a 5-Star safety rating (the maximum score) in the latest Euro NCAP crash test results. The Soul’s safety ratings* – with scores of 87% for Adult Occupant Protection, 86% for Child Protection and 86% for Safety Assist equipment – place the Kia among the safest B-Segment sized family cars. “The latest Euro NCAP result is a major landmark achievement for Kia. This is a superb follow-up to the 5-Star Euro NCAP rating achieved by the Kia cee’d in 2007**.

Following the successful launch of the all-new, widely acclaimed 2010 Kia Soul urban passenger vehicle in Miami earlier this year, Kia Motors America (KMA) today launched the all-new 2010 Kia Forte compact sedan in Seattle. The Emerald City, known for its innovation and creativity, provides the perfect backdrop for For

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

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