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All New Kia Soul Launches In UK: Starts From £12,600

Today, Kia has unveiled the second-generation Kia Soul for the UK market which comes with a host of improvements including a roomier cabin, revised styling, a new chassis and more standard features. Best of all, the pricing of the second generation Kia Soul starts from £12,600. First things first, Kia has adopted a number of styling changes for the new Soul. The new model takes a number of elements from the Track’ster concept and hence becomes even more sportier. Proportion wise, the new Soul has a 20 mm longer wheelbase at 2,570 mm, a longer overall length of 1,140 mm, a 15 mm wider body at 1,800 mm, and a 10 mm lowered height at 1,600 mm.

At the back of the new Soul is a 354 liter boot that can be enlarged to 994 liters with the rear seats folded down. Since the new Soul is influenced from the



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 Cee’d GT Priced From £20,495 In UK

Kia has always been known for subtle looking premium vehicles, but recently it changed the perception of people by introducing its first performance model, the Kia pro_cee’d GT. Today, Kia adds a new high performance car to its family for the UK, the Kia cee’d GT. This is a five door version of the pro_cee’d GT and hence offers more practicality. As for the styling, all the bells and whistles of the first performance model can be seen on this five-door hatch. Powering the new hatch model is a potent 1.6 liter direct injection petrol heart which is capable of putting out 201 hp and a peak torque of 265 Nm.

With that power on tap, the Kia Cee’d GT sprints from 0 to 60 mph in an appreciable 7.4 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 143 mph. While the same amount of power and torque is available



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 Niro Concept Crossover Debuts In North America

Last year, at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, Kia showcased its latest urban lifestyle concept car called the Kia Niro. Recently, Kia has debuted the same concept crossover for the North American market at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Although just a concept, it could potentially transform into a strong B-segment contender in the coming years. What will make the Niro stand out from its competition is its propulsion system which uses a combination of an hybrid electric powertrain and an advanced all wheel drive system.

Proportion wise the Niro is 164.8 inches in overall length, 72.8 inches in width and 61.3 inches in height, and features a 102 inch wheelbase. This clearly tells despite being a crossover at heart, how compact the Niro concept is. Apart from the compact design what really attracts us is a looks of Niro which make use of “Limelight” aluminum anodized parts such as



KIA Presents GT4 Stinger Concept At Detroit Motor Show

Kia Motors America (KMA) has unveiled the company’s latest concept car at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Dubbed the GT4 Stinger, the concept gives a new direction to Kia’s design language and has been designed by the company’s California team which proved itself in 2012 with the Track’ster concept. Beneath that beautiful design of the GT4 Stinger lies a tuned version of Kia’s proven 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline direct injected (T-GDI) four-cylinder engine that produces 315 hp at max.

All those horses are then fed to the close-ratio six-speed manual transmission that further transmits the power to the ground via rear wheels. The car rolls on custom 20-inch aluminum center-lock wheels featuring carbon fiber inserts, and wrapped in 275/35R-20 Pirelli P-Zero performance tires out back and 235/35R-20 Pirelli P-Zeros at front. Housed by the rims is a set of Brembo Gran Turismo two-piece 15-inch cross-drilled rotors and four-piston calipers



Kia To Showcase GT4 Stinger Concept At Detroit Motor Show

All car manufacturers are eagerly waiting for the 2014 North American International Auto Show which is now a week away. To get the maximum amount of attention at the upcoming event auto majors will bring in their coolest concepts and newest models to the stage. Kia is readying itself for the Detroit show with the GT4 Stinger concept car. It will be unveiled for the first time and ahead of the show the major has released a teaser picture of the same. As evident from the images, the car features a sculpted hood under which sits a tuned version of Kia’s proven 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline direct injected (T-GDI) four-cylinder engine that produces a max output of 315 hp.

From the engine, all that power moves to the transmission which is a close-ratio six-speed manual unit which further transmits those horses to rear wheels. The 20 inch rear wheels are wrapped



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



Kia Provo Concept of Hybird with dynamic looks and smart technology unveiled at 83rd Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva

Kia’s presents dynamic and smart Provo Hybrid concept, in which the advanced technology mated with the masculine design of a couple-like hatchback, prevailing in the Kia’s future B-segment cars, is finally going to unveil with its debut at the 83rd Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva 2013. The Kia’s stylish Provo hatchback concept has a smart hybrid system which combines, a 4-cylinder turbo-charged 1.6-Litre Gasoline Direct Injection[GDI] Engine which is capable of generating an output of 204 PS[201.2 horsepower or 150 kilowatt], with the smart regenerative electric motors which is alone capable of delivering an output of 45 PS[44.4 hp or 33.1 kilowatt] and has a technically smart 4WD-Hybrid system, designed to produce an extra power to the rear wheels when needed and also permit low-speed electric-alone motion.

The power is transmitted via Kia’s first time introduced 7-speed DCT transmission, bringing a complete the technology package. KIA Provo Concept Of Hybird Car With Dynamic Looks And



Kia displayed CUV luxury in hybrid concept of Cross GT at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

At the famous Chicago Auto Show, Kia on February, 7th 2013, at the press view, has unveiled an impressive full-sized Crossover Utility Vehicle[CUV] – the KIA Cross GT Concept – packed with luxury and efficient hybrid power, to strongly capture a segment greater than offered by today’s Kia Sorento. In the powertrain, the Cross GT  equipped with state-of-the-art 3.8 Liter V6 hybrid Engine with technology of 8-speed automatic and torque-vectoring All-Wheel drive,  the V6 based Kia’s parallel hybrid system, is an optimized system in which a nicely packed electric motor with pancake-shaped  is sandwiched between the V6 and transmission.

The whole system comprised of V6 and electric motor is quite able to generate a big horsepower of 400 and best torque of 500 lb.-ft., giving best all-electric range of 20-miles, making the Cross GT a class-leader in fuel economy and fuel efficiency. The CUV Cross GT has elegance created by the very presence of advanced technology and equipment



Kia reveals a teaser photo of Cross GT Concept before 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Kia Motors America has revealed a teaser photo, just before it is officially shown in the 105th Exhibition at the Chicago Auto Show 2013, which exhibit between 7th February to 18th February. Its an impressive concept from KIA, and they call it Cross GT, which is the next chapter of Kia’s designing work for the future premium Crossover Utility Vehicle[CUV] and will be bigger than the new 2014 Sorento. Kia Cross GT Teaser Sneak Peek For Chicago Auto Show 2013 About Chicago Auto Show : The 2013 Chicago Auto Show is the 105th Exhibition, has a long historical significance when it was first staged in 1901 and its a North America largest Auto Show with maximum years of Auto Exhibition on the continent.

This year marks the 105th edition of the Chicago Auto Show. It has been produced by CATA [Chicago Automobile Trade Association] since 1935 and its a country’s oldest and biggest metropolitan dealer organization. It is organize at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616.



Kia confirms the debut pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Kia is all prepared to premiere their two GT models – the  new 3-door Kia Pro_cee’d GT  and the 5-door Kia cee’d GT at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show  on 5 March. With the inspiration of a sports models, the KIA’s two new GT models will have new 1.6 Litre Engine with gasoline direct injection technology and featuring the twin-scroll turbocharger for more dynamic power. Both model engine has good horsepower by 204 [152 kilo-Watts] at 6000 RPM which is an increment of 51% of power and a torque of 265 Nm between 1750 to 4500 RPM, which has an increment of 61%.

The pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT are equipped with 6-speed manual gearbox with capability of sprinting performance of 0 to 100 km/hour in mere 7.9 seconds. The Kia pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT  has unique style of design featuring the sporty dual-exhaust pipes, advanced LED daytime running lights, attractive red brake calipers and sporty 18-inch alloy wheels. On the suspension and damping,



New Kia pro_cee’d GT photos are revealed

The new Kia Pro_cee’d GT official photos are revealed as the high performance models from KIA – the 3-door Kia pro_cee’d GT and the 5-door Kia cee’d GT, both are going for their showcasing at Geneva Motor Show in March 2013. These two new GT models will have new 1.6 Litre Engine with gasoline direct injection technology and featuring the twin-scroll turbocharger for more dynamic power. Both model engine has good horsepower by 204 [152 kilo-Watts] at 6000 RPM which is an increment of 51% of power and a torque of 265 Nm between 1750 to 4500 RPM, which has an increment of 61%.

The pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT are equipped with 6-speed manual gearbox with capability of sprinting performance of 0 to 100 km/hour in mere 7.9 seconds. Additional important refinements has been done to the suspension and chassis system which give them supreme capabilities of power and performance.



Kia Sportier Urban Concept set for 2013 Geneva Motor Show

This is the all-new sportier urban concept from Kia to be premiered at the Geneva Motor Show held in March 2013 in the Swiss city of Geneva. With the aggressive theme of rich red color, Kia concept is looks to be pure sports 2-door variant with amazing style and design. As per the teaser image, the stylish front has the tiger-nose effects with Kia’s signature and unique headlight system. The prominent lines in the design is showcasing the sportier looks which tells that it is going to be a greater power and performance combination in the engine configuration.

This will be the Kia concept idea to really open to the market which needs more power and performance. With this Kia Urban concept, it will be competing with future Nissan Juke model.



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



Kia releases second Track’Ster teaser ahead of Chicago debut

Kia has officially dropped new teaser for its Chicago-bound Track’Ster concept. Word has it the new hatch will be based largely on the company’s Soul five-door, though with a few notable tweaks. For starters, designers scrapped the rear doors for more of a hot hatch look. A new front fascia looks to be part of the recipe as well, and odds are the Track’Ster will rock suitably outrageous wheels befitting a true concept. But will it come to production? It’s hard telling. As you may recall, the Soul has been a go-to favorite as a concept platform in the past.

Kia showed off the beach-going Soul’ster concept at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, and while the vehicle generated enormous buzz, the economic slowdown put a stop to any production plans. Still, with corporate cousin Hyundai rocking the Veloster, there may be room in the Kia stable for a performance hatch.