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Kia to establish its first electric PBV plant

SEOUL, South Korea – Kia is to establish a high-tech ‘smart’ assembly plant to assemble electric “purpose-built” electric vehicles. The plant will become part of Kia’s existing Hwaseong manufacturing estate with building to commence in the first half of 2023 and vehicle production to start in the second half of 2025 with a target of… Continue reading Kia to establish its first electric PBV plant

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Big plans from KIA for multi-model Niro

•Niro Plus ‘purpose-built vehicle’ (PBV) for some markets • Even to Niro Plus taxi model for hide operators • Units for business/recreation in some markets SEOUL, South Korea – Kia has revealed Niro Plus, its first ‘purpose-built vehicle’ (PBV) to help people and businesses move beyond traditional automotion and to benefit future mobilitit. It will… Continue reading Big plans from KIA for multi-model Niro

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KIA Carnival multipurpose vehicle rises to the top

IRVINE, California – KIA’s Carnival MPV was recently named ‘Family Vehicle of the Year’ by US motoring’s AutoGuide after being recognised as the top family vehicle. The vehicles scored on “impressive interior space, extensive safety features, and modern design” ‘IMPRESSIVE PACKAGE’ “We’re proud to receive the award. It further celebrates the Carnival’s design, safety technology… Continue reading KIA Carnival multipurpose vehicle rises to the top

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KIA’s electric EV6 scores top Red Dot award

CAPE TOWN, South Africa –  KIA’s multi-award-winning EV6, soon after being crowned 2022 European Car of the Year, has also won the 2022 Red Dot Design award bestowed by a 50-strong jury. It’s a ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best’ accolade for ”pioneering and forward-looking design” for the all-electric crossover. It also took the ‘Innovative… Continue reading KIA’s electric EV6 scores top Red Dot award

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Kia Sportage really fancied by women – worldwide!

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – KIA’s Sportage has won the 2022 Women’s World Car of the Year awards’ ‘Family SUV’ category after 56 female motoring journalists from 40 countries reviewed a range of such vehicles during 2021. The Sportage was one of 65 contenders from six categories: Family SUV, Urban Model, Large Car, Luxury SUV,… Continue reading Kia Sportage really fancied by women – worldwide!

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Kia ranks first in JD Power 2022 vehicle dependability study

CAPE TOWN – A J.D. Power 2022 vehicle dependability study hs ranked Kia as best among the leading 32 automotive brands in the US and – loser to home – its Sorento, recently launched in South Africa, has a top spot in the study’s ‘Upper Midsize sport utility vehicle.’ The industry-wide study examined problems experienced… Continue reading Kia ranks first in JD Power 2022 vehicle dependability study

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Kia Niro battery-car claims besting Tesla for crossing US

2022 KIA NITRO: Electric action across the US. Image: Supplied LOS ANGELES, California – Kia’s all-new EV6 battery-car claims to have made the Guinness Book of World Records by travelling 4636km with the shortest charging time to cross the United States in an electric vehicle. The seven-day trek from New York to the City of… Continue reading Kia Niro battery-car claims besting Tesla for crossing US

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Electric Kia slashes charging time on US crossing

Kia EV6 takes Guinness record for trans-USA drive Slashes Tesla recharge record by more than five hours Average recharge stop on 4636km drive less than 20 minutes  LOS ANGELES, California – Kia’s all-new EV6 battery-car has beaten a Guinness World Record by covering 4636km across the USA with the least time wasted on re-charges. The… Continue reading Electric Kia slashes charging time on US crossing

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Kia’s coming EV6: All-wheel drive, high-tech twin engines

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The new Kia EV6, its maker says, has brought long-range, zero-emissions, power, 800V ultra-fast charging and distinctive styling to the crossover SUV market as the EV6 is Kia’s first car to be based on the company’s dedicated new platform for battery electric vehicles. This the first dedicated BEV under the new… Continue reading Kia’s coming EV6: All-wheel drive, high-tech twin engines

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Kia goes BIG with its stunning new supersedan

KIA MOTORS is forging ahead with it all-new K8 premium sport sedan that, the automaker says, ”combines innovation and performance with a progressive and elegant exterior design. For sure. it’s a great-looking automobile, but it won’t (The Corner annoyingly found right at the end of the l-o-n-g media release) will not come to South Africa.… Continue reading Kia goes BIG with its stunning new supersedan