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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 […]



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 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 Rio 3-door goes on sale

Rio available in three door guise for the first time Same engine and trim line-up as the five door Available to order now from UK showrooms £600 saving compared to the equivalent five door versions Priced from £9,995 OTR The new Kia Rio is available to order now in three door guise for the first […]



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 […]



New 2012 Kia Soul Prices

Kia’s innovative and hugely successful urban crossover, the Soul, has been refreshed from top to bottom for the 2012 model year. New or revised 1.6-litre engines and the introduction of a six-speed gearbox on all models improve performance while lowering fuel consumption, emissions and running costs. The distinctive and highly original exterior styling is now […]



Extensive Kia range offers for Q4

Zero per cent VAT across the cee’d range (excluding VR-7) 7 Year Switch programme available on all cee’d models – saving up to £3,300 £500 Loyalty offers for existing Picanto owners £500 – £2,000 off Soul, Sorento, Sedona and Carens ranges Kia Motors UK Limited has announced a whole range of customer-friendly offers that will […]



Frankfurt premieres for new Kia Rio three-door and refreshed Kia Soul

While the all-new Kia Rio five-door hatchback is generating positive media coverage around the world and arriving in dealer showrooms across Europe this month, Kia is celebrating the world premiere of its new Rio three-door model at the Frankfurt Motorshow. Designed primarily for the European market, the new Rio three-door will expand the appeal of […]



Kia GT – the new rear-wheel drive concept car

Powerful, dynamic and forward-looking, Kia’s new concept car signals the company’s distinctive new design direction.  This four-door sports sedan with a rear-wheel drive layout – a Kia first – marries sleek and muscular proportions with a sophisticated and elegant four-seater cockpit. Although work on the Kia GT concept first started in November 2010, the idea […]



Kia wins Used Car Scheme of the Year in the Auto Express Used Car Awards 2011

Kia’s Approved Used Car Scheme has been recognised as the best in the industry having been crowned Used Car Scheme of the Year in the Auto Express Used Car Awards 2011 which were announced today. Auto Express praised Kia for going above and beyond normal approved used programmes with a number of customer benefits including […]



Kia steps in to support Walliams Thames swim for Sport Relief

Kia is supporting comedian David Walliams as he takes on The BT Sport Relief Challenge: Walliams vs The Thames by providing a Sedona crew vehicle. Asked to help out on this eight-day challenge that will see Walliams swimming around 140 miles between Lechlade in Gloucestershire and Big Ben in London, Kia – a supporting partner […]



Kia Rio – First Drive

AutoExpress verdict on the new Kia Rio as they drive it on UK roads for the first time Calling your car Rio is a bold statement of intent. It suggests a certain sort of glamour that the Kia supermini has never been able to live up to – the outgoing model was more Cleethorpes than […]



Kia to unveil four-door sports sedan concept at Frankfurt Motor Show

Powerful, dynamic and forward-looking, Kia’s new concept car signals the company’s distinctive new design direction. This rear-wheel drive four-door sports sedan marries sleek and muscular proportions with a sophisticated and elegant four-seater cockpit. “No matter from which perspective you look at it – this concept car is roaring with energy and ready for take-off,” says […]



Kia awarded three environmental certificates by TUV Nord

Kia Motors Corporation has been awarded three environmental certificates by TÜV Nord, an independent technical inspection organisation, in recognition of the strong eco-credentials of its three newest models. The low tailpipe emissions of the new Kia Picanto, Rio and Optima, and the advanced manufacturing processes used in their production, resulted in all three models being […]



Kia announces strong first-half 2011 financial result

First-half year sales up 19.9% to 1.2 million units Revenue up 30.5% to 22,238 billion Korean Won Operating profit up 69.5% to 1,872 billion Korean Won Growth in revenue and sales across all regions Sales in Europe up despite difficult market conditions Kia Motors Corporation today announced un-audited consolidated first-half 2011 financial results which show […]



Kia Motors supports the Big Cricket Ride

Kia Motors are helping ex-pro cricketers Chris and David Adams to get on their bikes as they set off to cycle to every 1st class cricket ground to help beat Leukaemia and Lymphoma. As sponsors of Surrey County Cricket Club and the Kia Oval, the company was only too happy to provide Chris – the […]



Kia design wins in new Automotive Brand Contest

Kia Motors is one of the main winners in the first-ever Automotive Brand Contest.  This new international brand and design competition was organised by the German Design Council. The judging panel of the first Automotive Brand Contest declared Kia Motors the worthy winner in four categories. For the Exterior category, in which the design of the […]