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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…

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Next Kia Sorento en route to Geneva auto spectacular

SEOUL, South Korea – KIA Motors has revealed the first official images of its next version of the  Sorento ahead of its first public appearance at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show. The designers, KIA said, sought to maintain the robust aesthetic of earlier models ”while applying a greater degree of refinement and elegance”. The… Continue reading Next Kia Sorento en route to Geneva auto spectacular

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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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All-new KIA Sorento to debut at Switzerland auto show

SEOUL, South Korea – An ”all-new” KIA Sorento is scheduled to break cover for its world premiere at the March 2020 Geneva international motor show It will be the fourth generation of KIA Motors’s flagship from the brand’s ”reinvigorated” SUV range. The wagon will be the first product to ride on KIA’s newest platform and,… Continue reading All-new KIA Sorento to debut at Switzerland auto show

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Think small! Cool KIA Picanto getting bigger in the SA market

SA KIA Picanto range revised for 2020 More protection features on entry models Unlimited distance, five-year warranty JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – KIA Motors SA has revised the 2017 third iteration of its Picanto city cars with more features and what it says is better pricing 17 years after the model’s initial launch. Stephen Crosse, KIA… Continue reading Think small! Cool KIA Picanto getting bigger in the SA market

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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