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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 families… 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 car'' crash… Continue reading 2020 Kia Rio: Even better tech, new engines, fresh colours

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Hyundai takes automotive tech to new level with 2020 Elantra

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California - Hyundai officially launched the 2020 version of the brand's Elantra and Elantra Hybrid on March 17 2020 at The Lot Studios in West Hollywood with an event broadcast around the world. The automaker also released what it called ''a short, high-energy, immersive video'' showing the cars' essence and highlights'' with a… Continue reading Hyundai takes automotive tech to new level with 2020 Elantra

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Coming to SA? India gets up close to latest KIA models

Sonet concept - modern, dynamic, bold compact SUV Seltos X-Line Concept -a bolder variant KIA Carnival premium to sell in India DELHI, India - KIA Motors subsidiary in India has unveiled a Sonet compact SUV at Auto Expo 2020 India to be further developed ahead of its scheduled launch in India in the second half… Continue reading Coming to SA? India gets up close to latest KIA models

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Kia’s ‘Plan S’: Highway to electric mobility for 2025

11 EVs by 2025 for 6.6% global EV market share First dedicated EV model expected in 2021 Global target a million eco-cars by 2026 SEOUL, South Korea - Kia Motors has announced a mid- to long-term ‘Plan S’ to dominate the automotive industry of the future through electrification, mobility services, connectivity, and autonomy. The company… Continue reading Kia’s ‘Plan S’: Highway to electric mobility for 2025

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Fast-selling Kia Seltos packing for Pretoria

THE all-new Seltos compact SUV will be in South African Kia showrooms in the next week or so but meanwhile here's the information released so far by the local Kia organisation. ''The Seltos,'' Kia says, ''will bring sophistication and assertiveness to the ever-growing compact SUV segment.'' Gary Scott, Kia Motors SAs CEO,  told The Corner… Continue reading Fast-selling Kia Seltos packing for Pretoria

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Tale of the Stinger: How a Kia show beauty was created

Stiffer and lighter to create a track-day monster Tuning creates a huge increase in power output Stinger GT420 had its debut at Silverstone on July 24 2019 LONDON, England - Most off-the-cuff remarks, or pie-in-the-sky ideas, are dismissed as soon as they're suggested but, so long as you’ve the time and budget, things can be… Continue reading Tale of the Stinger: How a Kia show beauty was created

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Hyundai/Kia take big step in fuel-saving engine technology

SEOUL, South Korea - The Hyundai/Kia partnership has developed what is claims is the world’s first continuously variable valve-duration (CVVD) technology and says it will be installed in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The innovation was revealed alongside the Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi - the first engine to have the technology. ''CVVD,'' Hyundai explains, ''optimises engine… Continue reading Hyundai/Kia take big step in fuel-saving engine technology

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Meet the Seltos: Another smart SUV from the House of Kia

Seltos 'brings sophistication to compact SUVs' Powered by Smartstream petrol or diesel engines Class-leading high-tech,  range of features SEOUL, South Korea - The new Kia Seltos, the automaker says, brings sophistication, assertiveness and cutting-edge technology and safety features to the global compact SUV segment. The vehicle: the Seltos, shown for the first time in June… Continue reading Meet the Seltos: Another smart SUV from the House of Kia