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Picanto 3: The Remake… same size, new design, high-tech

Kia releases first images of all-new Picanto 'Youthful, energetic design for baby-car 'More assertive' stance in A-segment package SEOUL, South Korea - Kia Motors has released images of its all-new Picanto, calling it "the third generation of one of Kia ’s global best-sellers". The latest model is a child of Kia ’s design centres in… Continue reading Picanto 3: The Remake… same size, new design, high-tech

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All-new Mazda CX-5 ready for LA auto show

Revised Mazda small SUV in SA soon New handling tech in the package 'It's been fully re-designed' - Mazda LOS ANGELES, California - Mazda Motor Corporation today (Nov 16 2016) unveiled its all-new Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV ahead of the Los Angeles auto show. The fully re-designed model, Mazda says, "refines every element of the… Continue reading All-new Mazda CX-5 ready for LA auto show

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One year on – and SA gets latest Sportage SUV

Fourth generation of Kia's best-selling compact SUV More refined, new high-quality cabin Stronger body, new active safety tech Kia's fourth-generation Sportage SUV, introduced at the Frankfurt auto show in September 2015 already, has just been launched in South Africa. Some engines have been carried over from the previous package but the rest of the latest… Continue reading One year on – and SA gets latest Sportage SUV

2017 upgrade for Kia Carens MPV
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Seven-seat Kia Carens SUV upgraded for 2017

Upgrades for Kia's family-size MPV Better-quality materials and trim options Pemium audio system and infotainment SEOUL, South Korea - Kia has announced details of a range of upgrades to its big Carens MPV, arriving in some markets before the end of 2016. "The enhancements," the automaker says, "have refreshed the appearance and functionality of the… Continue reading Seven-seat Kia Carens SUV upgraded for 2017

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Driverless cars: An expert’s opinion for 25 years on

• Dedicated motorway lanes on way • Eight million ‘connected’ cars in UK by 2020 • Kia does future-gaze after 25 years in UK LONDON, England - Kia, to celebrate its 25th anniversary in the UK, has commissioned a report that looks at the predicted motoring industry over the next 25 years. Here are some… Continue reading Driverless cars: An expert’s opinion for 25 years on

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Paris debut for fourth-generation Kia Rio

Progressive new design for Kia’s global best-seller New tech connectivity features 'First in class' with autonomous brakes 2017 Kia Rio Image: Kia Motors Kia's Rio, a top-seller in South Africa, has been updated for global release early in 2017 and will be on show for the first time at the 2016 Paris auto show that… Continue reading Paris debut for fourth-generation Kia Rio

KIA GOES SUPERHYBRID: The 2016 Kia Optima PHEV has been launched in Europe. Image: Newspress/Kia Motors
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Kia launches luxury plug-in Optima battery-car

62km/litre listed after official road test 50km+ on battery power alone Combined power 151kW, 375Nm of torque Kia's stated mission to reduce the average CO2 emissions of its range by 25% before 2020 has been boosted by the launch in the UK of the company's first plug-in hybrid, the Optima PHEV. It's priced at the equivalent of (Aug 2016)… Continue reading Kia launches luxury plug-in Optima battery-car

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New Kia Niro hybrid for SA in 2017?

Kia’s first dedicated petrol/battery hybrid in UK Low-cost, high-efficiency motoring in crossover style All-new platform, all-new power train, auto 'box Kia has launched a right-hand drive version of its all-new Niro Hybrid in the UK priced from the equivalent of R405 000 (July 2016). Interested? Then read on... It's described by the automaker as "a… Continue reading New Kia Niro hybrid for SA in 2017?

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Don’t hunt for Pikachu on freeways

LONDON, England - With the world going Pokemon GO crazy UK road safety charity IAM Roadsmart is urging drivers not to go on the hunt for Squirtle at Spaghetti Junction, Jigglypuff on the M1 or Magikarp on the M4. The new Pokemon Go mobile phone craze swept the world this week but IAM RoadSmart has reminded drivers not to play… Continue reading Don’t hunt for Pikachu on freeways

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Kia’s Picanto picks up on power

More power for Kia's superbaby It comes nine months after launch Unlimited-distance warranty Kia Motors SA has added a 1.2-litre engine to its Picanto range in LS specification to fill the gap between the 1.0 LS and 1.0 LX models. The original cars were launched in late 2015. Gary Scott, Kia SA's sales director, told The… Continue reading Kia’s Picanto picks up on power