We report on the latest Kia News from the UK and around the world keeping you up to date with new car releases and previews, price updates and up-to-the-minute motoring insight as soon as they’re released.

We’ll also update you with the latest car show news, model demos and prototypes.


New Kia Offers

Kia Motors UK Limited has announced a comprehensive series of offers that will run at all Kia dealerships from now until the end of September. The launch of the new cee’d on 1st June means that there are fantastic offers to be had on the previous generation model, with savings of up to £3,500 available. The […]



Kia named best car manufacturer by Which?

Which? has named Kia as its Best car Manufacturer for 2012 in its annual awards, praising the company’s “superb new range of cars” as well as the brand’s excellent value for money and “industry-leading” seven year warranty. Presenting the award, Which? Chief Executive, Peter Vicary-Smith said: “This is the first time Kia has made the […]



Finding a new car

Finding a new car can be a long and arduous process, especially if you are looking at used cars for the first time. We’ve all heard the horror stories about buying used cars including the safety and financial aspects of second hand cars. Luckily many websites dedicated to selling used cars are staring to run […]



Kia Picanto – Honest John’s most popular small car

The Kia Picanto has been voted ‘Most Popular Small Hatchback’ at the 2012 honestjohn.co.uk awards fending off strong competition from both mainstream and premium brands. The honestjohn.co.uk awards aren’t decided upon by judges or a panel but by the consumers themselves who visit the website. Awards are determined by the number of users who search […]



Kia has announced major increases in sales volumes, revenue and profit for the first quarter of 2012

Kia Motors Corporation has announced major increases in sales volumes, revenue and profit for the first quarter of 2012. With 635,000 vehicles sold across the world – an increase of 12.4 per cent over 2011 – the company recorded revenues of 11.8 trillion Korean Won (£6.5 billion), up 10.6 per cent, and net profit of […]



Best ever non-scrappage March for Kia

Kia Motors (UK) Limited hit a new March sales record, without scrappage sales, of 11,174 units and a record first quarter with 17,207 cars delivered to customers. Only 2010 saw better total figures for Kia in the midst of the Government’s Scrappage Incentive Scheme when Kia sold 12,277 cars in March including 5,062 under the programme. […]



Picanto conquers Parkers City Car segment

Real-life buyers’ champions, Parkers didn’t think the Kia Picanto was good enough to win just the “under £9,000” part of its City Car category in the 2012 Parkers Cost of Motoring New Car Awards – so it also chose Picanto in the £9,000-£11,000 category as well! In this, the second year of the Parkers’ awards, […]



Kia Soul Inferno

The Kia Soul Inferno is the latest characterful addition to the Soul ‘Originals’ line-up offering a distinctly fiery personality and very high specification level. The Soul Inferno joins its ‘Originals’ stable-mates – Hunter and Quantum – at the top of the recently-revised Soul range and is available to order now from Kia dealerships priced at […]



Kia Rio EcoDynamics wins Business Car Manager environmental award

The Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi EcoDynamics has picked up a further prize for its environmental credentials having been awarded the title of ‘Best sub-100g/km business car’ in the Business Car Manager Best Business Car 2012 Awards. Available with CO2 outputs as low as 85g/km – the lowest of any non-electric vehicle currently on sale – and […]



World premiere for all-new Kia cee’d at Geneva

Making its global premiere at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show is the all-new Kia cee’d. More sophisticated, more efficient, more refined and with a more engaging driving experience than its predecessor, new cee’d is expected to build on the success of the original model, further establishing Kia as one of the leading automotive brands […]



Kia at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

The all-new Kia cee’d makes its world premiere today at the 82nd Salon International de l’Auto in Geneva. Joining the Kia cee’d in Switzerland, and on their European debut, are the Kia Track’ster concept car and the Kia Ray EV (electric vehicle). The cars are joined by two innovative in-car infotainment concepts – the IVI […]



Kia Sportage repeats its CarBuyer Awards success and is joined by Rio

Triumphant last year in the inaugural CarBuyer Car of the Year Awards, the Kia Sportage has repeated the feat in 2012 by capturing the Best 4×4 title. And it has been joined by its sibling, the Kia Rio – honoured as CarBuyer’s Green Car in that award’s first ever appearance! The CarBuyer website gives straight-forward, […]



Kia pledges 1.5 million euros for charity shrub planting programme in Africa

Kia Motors Europe is to sponsor a long-term charitable programme for the planting of shrubs in southern Mali, West Africa. The project, called ‘Kia – Planting for a Better Life’, will guarantee the planting of up to six million jatropha shrubs over the next three years, helping to secure a brighter future for communities in […]



All-new Kia cee’d

Kia’s all-European cee’d stunned audiences when it was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show just six years ago and at Geneva this year the all-new version is set to repeat that feat thanks to its elegant lines – heralding an even more successful future for the company’s bed-rock C-segment model. Combining dynamic, sophisticated styling with […]



Kia reveals sketches of all-new flagship sedan

Kia Motors today revealed the first official sketches of its all-new flagship sedan, which is expected to establish new standards for design flair in the large sedan segment. Codenamed KH, the new model is Kia’s first ever rear-wheel drive sedan and combines innovative design with high-tech features.  KH is among the company’s most eagerly anticipated […]



Kia Track’ster concept unveiled at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

What happens when a dream becomes reality? In the case of the Kia Track’ster concept unveiled at today’s Chicago Auto Show, car enthusiasts begin to salivate. Amid the driving rhythm of heavy-metal music, smoke and blinding lights, Kia Motors America (KMA) took the wraps off a performance-oriented three-door Soul coupé concept that hints at what […]



Kia gets off to a strong start in 2012

Kia UK sales up 38.3 per cent compared to January 2011 Retail sales up 33.6 per cent Fleet sales up 42.4 per cent Expectation for a record year in 2012 Kia has got off to a strong start in 2012 by out-performing the UK car market in January with registrations up thirty eight per cent […]



Kia Track’ster unveiled at Chicago

New Track’ster concept car created in the California Design Studio Envisaged with a 250PS Petrol engine More than 102,000 Souls delivered to US customers last year Kia today (Tuesday 2 February), unveiled its latest concept based on the Soul city car at the Chicago auto show. Powerful, dynamic and aggressive, Kia’s new concept car displays […]



One million cars from Kia’s Zilina factory

In just over five years since production started Kia Motors Manufacturing Slovakia has built its 1,000,000th car – a white, diesel-engined cee’d SW. Immediately handed over to a Slovakian children’s charity – the Red Nose Clowndoctors – the cee’d is also the 600,000th version of the Zilina factory’s first car. The factory now also produces Sportage and […]



Kia Niro

Kia has today announced its plans to introduce an all-new low emissions vehicle to its growing model line-up. The Niro – labelled a Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) – represents a new concept from the Korean car brand, and marks the development of Kia’s first dedicated eco-car platform. Niro will maintain all the practicality and appeal […]



First UK Red Cube Kia showroom opens at Arnold Clark Northwich

  The first of Kia’s new global standard Red Cube showrooms has opened at Arnold Clark Northwich in Cheshire – bringing a strong new design-led image to the brand’s growing network. The Red Cube concept has been created to deliver the most complete visual representation of Kia’s design-focused brand strategy and whilst the new showrooms […]



Record production for Kia cars and engines in Europe

Car manufacturing at Kia Motors Slovakia grows by 10 per cent in 2011 Petrol and diesel engine production rises by 12 per cent Third working shift introduced to meet rising demand for Kia products Kia Motors produced a record 252,000 cars at its Zilina, Slovakia factory last year – a 10 per cent increase over […]



Kia Optima goes on UK sale from 1 February

The Kia Optima, the all-new flagship saloon that is the latest model to be launched in Kia’s design-led product offensive, goes on sale in the UK from 1 February bringing fantastic design, high levels of standard specification and low running costs to the D-segment, from just £19,595 on-the-road. Unveiled back in 2010 at the New […]



Kia unveils sophisticated new cee’d

Kia unveils the first image of all-new cee’d today ahead of the car’s world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March. New Kia cee’d combines styling typically found on a sporty coupé with the space and functionality of a five-door hatch. Upmarket exterior design immediately gets your attention, with details like chrome framed […]



What Car? Ultra Low Carbon award for Kia

Kia has scooped the What Car? Ultra Low Carbon Award for the environmental contribution made by all its latest new car introductions. Praised for its “dramatic progress” in launching cars with the “lowest average CO2 emissions” over the last 12 months, Editor in Chief, Chas Hallett said Kia was making “leaps that catch us out!” What […]



Sorento wins Total 4X4 accolade for second year in a row

The Kia Sorento has been named as Total 4×4’s Best SUV for the second year in a row – beating off keen competition in a well-established segment. Editor Alan Kidd said: ‘The Sorento was our reigning champion in the full-size SUV class, and it impressed us every bit as much this year as last. Its […]



Kia Picanto to sponsor Take Me Out

Kia has signed a seven-figure deal for its Kia Picanto range to become the multimedia sponsor of the Paddy McGuiness-fronted ITV1 Saturday night dating show, ‘Take Me Out’. Each week in the show, four men have to impress 30 women in the hope of getting a date, but if the women do not like what […]



KIA FEATURES IN YOUTUBE TOP 10 VIDEO ADS

The New Kia Picanto advert has been named by YouTube as one of its 2011 UK top 10 most popular video ads. The New Kia Picanto advert featuring a tree swinging, dog scaring cat is listed as 6th against the likes of T-Mobile, ASOS and Google Chrome. The top 10 videos ads were uploaded to […]



Kia Picanto proves to be a Bargain

The new Kia Picanto has been named ‘Bargain of the Year’ at the BBC Top Gear Magazine annual awards. The Kia Picanto has been awarded numerous titles since its launch in June and BBC Top Gear said of the car “finally, here’s a Korean supermini that you might choose over, say, a Fiat 500. You […]



Picanto and Schreyer – a prize pair for Kia in the Top Gear awards!

The Kia Picanto and the brand’s Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer have picked up a brace of honours in the BBC Top Gear Magazine annual awards. The Picanto has been named Bargain of the Year and Schreyer was selected as one of the Men of the Year in the awards issue, out today – 30 […]