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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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

New Kia cee’d   Body and chassis Five-door, five-seater hatchback, with all-steel unitary construction bodyshell.  Choice of up to five transversely mounted diesel and gasoline engines driving the front wheels via a six-speed manual or automatic transmission – depending on model and market.   Diesel engines   1.4-litre 90 ps Type / capacity           U2, WGT, […]



Safety structure and features target maximum rating

Kia continues to make safety a top priority and the new cee’d features advanced active and passive safety technologies to ensure maximum protection for its occupants and other road users.  Kia is determined to achieve the maximum rating when tested by EuroNCAP with this new model. Available active safety features will include ESP (Electronic Stability […]



More cabin space and Equipment

Less cabin noise, more cabin space Kia’s engineering team was determined to achieve significant improvements over the previous model in terms of cabin refinement and NVH.  Measures adopted include fitting 14 per cent thicker front door window glass, low-drag exterior mirror housings, new vibration-damping engine mounts, hollow drive shafts, stronger bodyshell joints between the sills […]



Smoother ride with improved handling, plus variable power steering

Ride and handling for new cee’d was benchmarked against class-leading competitor vehicles from near-premium brands. Fully-independent, subframe-mounted suspension with MacPherson struts at the front and a multi-link set-up at the rear exploit the newcomer’s wider track to deliver improved handling and road-holding. The hugely increased torsional rigidity of the new cee’d bodyshell (45 per cent […]



Powerful and efficient engines with six-speed transmissions

In developing new cee’d, Kia’s engineers had a strong focus on reducing fuel consumption and emissions without sacrificing engine response or power output.  Updated engines and various small but impactful changes have resulted in an average fuel consumption improvement of 4 per cent across the model range. Depending on individual market preferences, the new cee’d […]



Longer, lower and more streamlined

New cee’d is both longer and lower than its predecessor, giving the five-door hatchback a more sporty profile.  Overall length is increased by 50 mm (to 4,310 mm) and overall height has been reduced by 10 mm (to 1,470 mm) by lowering the ride height.  Despite being based on a completely new platform, new cee’d […]



Sleek styling for sophisticated all-new Kia cee’d

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 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, […]



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 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 […]



Kia Optima Images

2012 Kia Optima Images



All new Kia Optima – The full lowdown

Aimed squarely at the business market Diesel-only line-up – available with six-speed manual or automatic transmissions Four trim levels – all with high levels of standard specification 57.6 mpg and 128g/km CO2 Class-leading interior space Priced from just £19,595 on-the-road The Kia Optima, the all-new flagship saloon that is the latest model to be launched […]



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 […]



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 […]