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Kia SA recall for 2005-09 Sorento and Sedona models

KIA MOTORS SA is recalling 2175 Sorento and Carnival/Sedona units sold in South Africa but assembled in Korea from 2005-2009 to examine their anti-lock brakes and stability control systems. The Corner was told of a possibility that oil or water may have entered the power supply to the ABS module and in ”some instances” this… Continue reading Kia SA recall for 2005-09 Sorento and Sedona models

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Kia stunt jumps punt KS sedans to new high

IRVINE, California – Kia Motors America has executed what it called a ‘Triple Threat Stunt’ with professional stunt drivers on a track outside Atlanta in the state of Georgia using two turbocharged Kia K5 units flying in opposing directions as a third passes below. The aerial stunt started a multi-channel marketing campaign for the mid-size… Continue reading Kia stunt jumps punt KS sedans to new high

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Looking for a Christmas gift? Kia’s Sonet could be it…

NEW DELHI, India – Kia Motors India has revealed at a Delhi auto show an image of a new compact mini-SUV badged (at least for now) as the Sonet. Kia boldly says the model ”is intended to set design benchmarks and inject a new dynamism in the compact SUV segment when it is revealed around… Continue reading Looking for a Christmas gift? Kia’s Sonet could be it…

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Kia Seltos CRDI: Turbodiesel economy added to latest range

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – It’s taken the all-new Kia Seltos a mere eight months to cement its popularity in the South African market, following its local introduction in November 2019. With its eye-catching exterior design, high specification levels and exceptional value for money, Seltos has become one of the most popular models in the Kia… Continue reading Kia Seltos CRDI: Turbodiesel economy added to latest range

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Kia’s new Carnival coming to town – bigger and better

SEOUL, South Korea – Kia Motors has revealed the interior of its upcoming Carnival with images showing the latest Korean specification. It’s Kia’s fourth-generation flagship minivan – 22 years old! – that’s sold worldwide (including South Africa) – as the Kia Sedona… a model said to provide a spacious, comfortable, and futuristic environment for young… Continue reading Kia’s new Carnival coming to town – bigger and better

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KIA does a Runner with budget Picanto delivery van

Brought together – Picanto Runner and pizzas KIA gets cuter with pocket delivery conversion Perhaps the luxury version of delivery van? JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – KIA Motors SA has converted its Picanto budget family hatchback into a light delivery vehicle for businesses in South Africa. Perhaps one benefit of the current semi-lockdown that has brought… Continue reading KIA does a Runner with budget Picanto delivery van

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2020 Kia Rio: Even better tech, new engines, fresh colours

FRANKFURT, Germany – Kia Motors has announced ”a significant upgrade” to the fourth-generation Kia Rio with a range of enhancements intended, the automaker says, ”to re-invigorate the Rio’s position in the highly competitive B-segment”. The cars will in due course appear in South Africa. The cars’ exteriors have been updated and the cabins given ”big… Continue reading 2020 Kia Rio: Even better tech, new engines, fresh colours

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Kia puts wheels under SA Covid aid distribution

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Kia SA has given three K2700 bakkies and three Picanto Start cars to the SA National Zakah Fund to help it to deliver food and welfare support services to vulnerable communities during the Covid-19 ”lockdown”. The bakkies will be equipped with lockable Beekman Canopies. Gary Scott, Kia SA’s CEO, told The… Continue reading Kia puts wheels under SA Covid aid distribution

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2020 Sorento: 18-year ride to Kia wagon’s electrification

FRANKFURT, Germany – The fourth generation of KIA’s Sorento flagship model has been shown to the motoring media during a ”reveal” here which described the big SUV as ”powerful, progressive and versatile”. Emilio Herrera, chief operating officer for KIA Europe, told The Corner in a media release: “The Sorento’s evolution through the past 18 years,… Continue reading 2020 Sorento: 18-year ride to Kia wagon’s electrification

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Retrofit ICE now offered with latest Kia Sportage, too…

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – KIA Motors says it has listened to is customers and, it says, because of that has introduced an infotainment upgrade for its Sportage range. Even better, it can be retro-fitted to existing units. The Sportage, on the auto market for 29 years in various guises, is the most successful model in… Continue reading Retrofit ICE now offered with latest Kia Sportage, too…