Tag: Kia 2014

KIA Launches New High-Spec Models Of Picanto, Rio, Sorento And pro_cee’d

For years, Kia has been producing some of the most value-for-money vehicles for major global markets and this year, raising the bar even higher, it is adding new high-spec models of some of their products in the UK. Kia says customers have been expecting more luxury options lately, and as an answer to that it has launched these new models. In brief, Kia Sorento gets a new flagship model called Sorento ‘KX-4’, Picanto and Rio get new range-topping variants and the pro_cee’d will be available in a new SE Tech trim.

Also, customers will now be able to order Picanto and Rio with a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Starting with the Sorento first, Kia adds a new Sorento ‘KX-4’ flagship model to the Sorento model range. The model is powered by the same, standard 2.2-liter CRDi turbodiesel engine but benefits from added technologies and luxury features. The KX-4 model features Parallel



Kia Soul EV To Get More Powerful, 200 KM-range Battery Pack

The upcoming, latest version Kia Soul EV is going to get a major update in the form of a more advanced battery. Kia has confirmed that the forthcoming Soul EV will equip a class-leading battery energy density of 200 Wh/kg, a combined effort made by Kia Motors Corporation and SK Innovation. The battery has a total capacity of 27 kWh, thanks to the development team who managed to pack 192 lithium-ion polymer battery cells in 8 modules. For the Soul EV’s battery cells, Kia used Nickel-rich NCM (nickel-cobalt-manganese) cathode material.

The main reason of using this material is of its performance factor as the actual EV driving range is decided by the cathode itself. This renders the improved Soul EV to offer a brilliant range of around 200 km on a full charge. To take care of the safety and lifecycle of the battery without compromising on the energy density,



2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Sedan Revealed At Chicago Auto Show

Kia Motors America (KMA) has introduced a new member of the Optima family to the masses at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. It is the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid, a mid-size hybrid sedan aimed that looks beautiful, is feature rich and comes with a host of hi-tech and safety features. It is one of the three eco-friendly vehicles showcased by Kia in Chicago. Of course, the Kia Optima Hybrid is based on the well-known, award winning Kia Optima which was launched last year, and features a range of new improvements over its predecessor.

In comparison to the gasoline powered sibling, the Hybrid version gets an updated front and rear fascia offering increased aerodynamic performance, new ally wheel designs, redesigned lighting elements and a unique grille. For 2014, the Kia Optima will be available in two trim levels: Optima Hybrid LX and Optima Hybrid EX. Both the cars are powered by



Kia Showcases Future Transportation Technology At 2014 CES

Each year at the Consumer Electronics Show, car majors show off their innovative technologies aimed at making cars safer for the future. This year at the CES Kia Motors America is showcasing a collection of new and future technologies aimed at making driving experience safer, more dynamic and efficient in the near future. First up is the Kia KND-7 concept vehicle which is a four door coupe that makes is North American debut at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. The car was designed under the direction of President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer at the Kia studio in Seoul.

Most interestingly the vehicle is just four meters long, features an ‘access-all-areas’ interior concept and has rearward-opening doors. Styling wise the car is sleek and compact and is influenced by the 2007 Kia Kee 2 + 2 concept. It is powered by a 1.6 liter GDI (gasoline direct injection) turbocharged



Kia Motors Launches 2014 RED ZONE SPECIAL EDITION SOUL In US

Red is the color of passion and power and that is why Kia Motors announced its first edition of Soul which will be hitting the markets in 2014 and the edition will be named as the ‘Red Zone’ with exclusive sporty features but with exterior look of white with sporty red accents and distinct trimmed interiors. The company will be producing 2000 cars initially as a limited edition for the dealers. The making of the car is inspired by the very popular Track’ster concept that was showcased in the Chicago Auto Show in 2012.

The second generation models will be on the floors in the first quarter of 2014. The Soul will be a favorite car for those people who define their character with their car and this car express it with its unique features and style. The Technical Built The Soul with a “Red Zone” tag come up with



2014 Kia Forte official released photos

KIA has released official photos of new compact sedan 2014 Forte/Cerato/K3, which has multiple names according to the oversea market. It is known as Kia Forte in North America, while KIA Cerato in Australia, South Africa and Brazil, etc and K3 in South Korea’s home market. KIA Motors is one of the oldest car manufacturer of Korea, established in 1944, is always work with the principle -”The Power to Surprise”, is going to surprise and thrill everyone with the all new next generation, redesigned Forte/Cerato/K3, by developing an all-new body-shell structure, making the car more lower, longer and wider than the current variant of Forte/Cerato/K3, increasing the cab space with quality equipment and advanced technology.

In the exterior design, the new Forte/Cerato/K3 will be showcased as Kia’s signature tiger grille with dynamic headlight similar in Quoris and taillight, trunk-lid similar to Optima, short overhangs, cool curve above the sills with a