Great design for Kia Optima sedan 2016

January 30, 2015 at 15:25

Coming soon sedan Kia Optima second generation whose world debut should take place in the first quarter of this year, will receive a clear and distinctive design. According to a number of influential South Korean media, the car will have a new design vision that finds continued in all future models of Kia, including sedan Cadenza / K7.
Korean Insiders media have found that the design of the sedan Kia Optima 2016 model year, whose prototype was repeatedly caught in camera lenses, developed by a group of experts. It is reported that the car will not be a copy of the new models Sorento and Sedona. Sedan will get an upgraded radiator grill “tiger nose” and completely new start optics. In addition, the 2016 Kia Optima sedan will boast seriously changed rear parking lights, which will be much larger and more beautiful.

Kia Optima sedan 2016 pics

Kia Optima sedan 2016 picture


Practical Korean: Kia Rio test drive

January 28, 2015 at 15:14

The car is equipped with one of two petrol engines of 1.4 liters or volume or 1.6 liters.
The first provides 107 horsepower, the second – 123 hp. Transmissions to choose: a five-speed automatic or four mechanics.
At Kia Rio under the boot lid – 500 liters of volume, it is 35 liters more than the very similar in the Hyundai Accent Rio. These cars are built on the same platform.
Interior Kia Rio does not disappoint. You can sit comfortably; devices are read perfectly, in the center console everything is made for all elementary understanding and even the music sounds quite good.
A basic set of regulations allows the driver to quickly find a suitable landing. In addition, we note the comparative interior space – even for rear passengers.

Kia Rio pics

Kia Rio image

Three models of KIA awarded the prize of Good Design!

January 26, 2015 at 22:52

Three new models KIA Motors were awarded the prestigious international award in the field of design – Good Design. The winners in the category ” Transportation” were flagship sedan KIA Quoris, the first electric car brand KIA Soul EV concept sports coupe and KIA GT4 Stinger.
KIA brand new year started with receiving awards. At this time the design of the South Korean car noted the jury Good Design, composed of independent experts in the field of design, professionals working directly in the industry, as well as representatives of specialized media design.
Nominees were assessed on a broad set of indicators:
– Innovative design;
– The use of modern technologies;
– Materials and design solutions;
– Functionality and practicality.

KIA GT4 Stinger  pics

KIA GT4 Stinger picture

Kia KX3 will substitute Hyundai ix25 for Chinese

January 24, 2015 at 19:21

Kia KX3, created on the basis of crossover Hyundai ix25, the summer gets to the Chinese car market. The other day on the Internet appeared the first official photos of the new items. According to rumors, the crossover will reach and to Europe, but not before 2016.
The appearance of the machine is almost no different from KX3, which was demonstrated at the Guangzhou Motor Show in November 2014. Is that little has changed the design of the car. What is under the hood of new items – is still unknown. Perhaps in its motion will result in a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated 123-hp and 200-hp turbocharged engine that match with 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-band robotic gearbox.

Kia KX3 pics

Kia KX3 picture

2015 New Kia KX3 conceptual crossover

January 22, 2015 at 16:18

First official pictures of the production version of the new compact crossover Kia KX3 has recently appeared in the Internet. Earlier we could judge about the exterior of the model only by the spy photos. The novelty is created in the style of the eponymous prototype presented in November last year at the Motor Show in Guangzhou.

Trading version of the model that is based on off-road vehicle Hyundai ix35, has got another front of the body with different fog lights, as well as modified exhaust system pipes.

According to preliminary data, in the range of motor Kia KX3 will aspirated 1.6-liter that develops 123 horsepower and 151 Nm of torque. The crossover will also be offered with a turbocharged unit of the same size, the impact of which will be 200 horse powers and 264 Nm of torque. This engine can be paired with a seven-step “robot” with two clutches.

compact crossover Kia KX3 pics

compact crossover Kia KX3 picture

KIA is a partner Australian Open tennis tournament in 2015!

January 20, 2015 at 18:04

This year, KIA Motors Corporation became the general partner of Australian Open for the 14th time in a row. On the eve of the event, the brand KIA has given the Australian Tennis Federation (Tennis Australia) 107 cars that in an official tournament.
The main part of the transferred 107 cars, 70 is a new generation Sorento crossover. Also, the park includes minivans KIA Carnival.
Cars park official KIA manage 215 trained volunteer drivers who have to overcome more than 400 thousand kilometers within the event.

KIA is a partner Australian Open pics

KIA is a partner Australian Open image

Test drive of the new Kia Sportage FL Part II

January 18, 2015 at 19:42

Of the three engines, we have chosen the most powerful (184 hp) and a high-torque (390 Nm) of 2-liter turbo diesel Sportage. This is also the most dynamic of all. And no matter stands 6-step “mechanics” or “automatic”, acceleration to hundreds takes 9.8 seconds.
Smooth pull gently accelerates the car. ACP switches intelligently. And the desire to move to manual control box does not appear even downhill – the car keeps a lower level and the it does not accelerate.
With this engine Kia Sportage is offered exclusively in the version with automatic four-wheel drive. In a regular situation on the front wheel is straight Sportage. But depending on the path of movement of the coating and the torque distribution can be changed to 50:50.

Kia Sportage FL pics

Kia Sportage FL image