Test drive of the new Kia Sportage FL Part I

January 16, 2015 at 19:44

Kia Sportage FL retained its basic qualities, but became brighter, modern and technological. The first change that catches your eye – it’s like a dotted darts for corporate “tiger nose” grille. The remaining differences are not so obvious, but we found them.
The car got a new sound system with 4.2-inch touch screen, steering wheel and got the system changes the stiffness Kia FlexSteer and heated. The machine has installed a new instrument panel Supervision, there are also LED running lights, heated seats for both series, cruise control, separate climate control, heated wiper zone of peace, light sensor, Antidazzle salon mirror, active front head restraints and even some of the equipment. The driving experience is adjusted stabilization system ESP, hill start and descent from the mountain.

Kia Sportage FL pics

Kia Sportage FL image

The new KIA Sorento: perfection of technology

January 14, 2015 at 18:18

The new Sorento is offered with three engine options with power from 185 to 200 hp. In the line of powertrains there are a 2.4-liter petrol engine with direct fuel injection and two turbo GDI engine with a displacement of 2.0 and 2.2 liters. It is expected that in the version with diesel engines will have the bulk of sales of new products in Europe.

Depending on the market, customers will be offered a good selection of technologies for active safety. Among the available options: ASCC (Adaptive Smart Cruise Control – Adaptive intelligent cruise control), LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System – Warning system rebuild), which generates a warning sound when the driver moves from one lane to another without the direction indicators.

 KIA Sorento 2015 pics

KIA Sorento 2015 picture

The new KIA Sorento: unique blend of style

January 12, 2015 at 22:30

The new Sorento – is a unique blend of style practicality and high-level technologies.
The designers of the third generation KIA Sorento were inspired by the idea “Street Wolf”. Characterized by long car, calling on the plane of the front fenders headlights, fog lamps stand out more and more large and upright radiator grille located branded “tiger nose”.
Figure grille – with three-dimensional grid cells in the form of diamonds – was first used in 2013 on the concept car KIA Cross GT.
New Sorento is longer by 95 mm (4870 mm) below 15 mm (1685 mm) and 5 mm wider (1890 mm).

KIA Sorento pics

KIA Sorento picture

Kia is preparing to produce a stylish sedan

January 10, 2015 at 20:50

The Korean automaker put a novelty in the premium segment. Kia Company is actively working on rear-drive four-door coupe based on the concept GT 2011, said in an interview with Chief Marketing Kia Soon-Nam Lee. Also, the Korean manufacturer is considering expanding the range of sports GT – for example, the Rio hatchback for the European and American market. Kia Company struggling to prove to the world that it can produce not only good inexpensive cars. For example, recently the Koreans are trying to gain a foothold in the executive class sedan with Quoris. And on another front – line sports car GT, which presented so far only hot-hatch based on the Cee’d and Pro_cee’d.

Kia concept GT 2011 pics

Kia concept GT 2011 image

Kia made a hybrid crossover DE

January 8, 2015 at 16:56

Kia is developing a new compact crossover called DE. On the market the novelty will go in 2016. The price of the car is not yet known.
The crossover will be available exclusively hybrid. The car will take place in the model lineup between the Soul and Sportage. The main competitor of new items on the market will be the Toyota Prius. The length of the vehicle will be 4.35 meters.
The car will be built on the basis of the concept Niro, presented in 2013. Especially for the crossover is developing a new platform. The power plant will consist of a four-cylinder 1.6-liter engine and an electric motor. Capacity and dynamic characteristics are not yet known.

Kia hybrid crossover DE pics

Kia hybrid crossover DE picture

Diesel sedan Kia Optima T-Hybrid

January 6, 2015 at 15:41

Four-door Optima T-Hybrid (turbo hybrid) celebrates premiere at the Paris Motor Show. At the heart of its power plant – diesel 1.7 CRDI, which works in tandem with a compact electric motor-generator connected to the crankshaft engine using a belt drive. This motor is powered by a set of lead-carbon battery with a voltage of 48 V (a kind of well-known lead-acid batteries, but with the special structure of the electrodes, increased capacity and greater survivability).
Lead-carbon batteries have been chosen by engineers for the relative cheapness. And besides, they do not need active cooling system. There is also the environmental aspect: these batteries are easier to recycle at end of life. Thanks to the motor-generator diesel in Optima T-Hybrid was actually a full system start / stop. But not only the internal combustion engine is suppressed at the stop. At low speeds sedan can go to one electric, despite the fact that their system Koreans call “soft” (mild) hybrid, and not complete.

Diesel sedan Kia Optima T-Hybrid pics

Diesel sedan Kia Optima T-Hybrid picture

Slightly restyled Kia Optima 2015

January 4, 2015 at 14:41

Company Kia Optima sedan is slightly updated to the new 2015 model year. The new KIA Optima has an impressive style, which combines improved performance comfort, stability and security. Powerful engine model provides a dynamic movement, and, at the same time, low fuel consumption. A modern intelligent system of KIA Optima provides high quality reliable and rapid movement.
The car received very minor changes, allowing primarily improving passenger comfort. From the standpoint of design and low update is not particularly noticeable, but, nevertheless, they are, both outside and inside. Before all cars in 2015 will be able to buy the Americans, which Kia Optima will arrive in the near future and will cost at least 21,650 dollars.

Kia Optima 2015 pics

Kia Optima 2015 image