Kia Soul EV is recognized as the best eco-friendly electric vehicle

April 1, 2015 at 16:39

American newsmagazine «Motor Week» called electric Kia Soul EV the best eco-friendly car.
Editors of «Motor Week» particularly appreciated the rationality of designing the cabin, as the leg rear seat passengers is released much more space than other models – the press service of the company.

Kia Soul EV picture

Kia Soul EV pics


New Kia Sorento has successfully passed the crash test IIHS

March 17, 2015 at 20:46

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reviewed the safety of crossover Kia Sorento in a series of crash tests.
Korean Kia Sorento crossover in one year become safer, according to experts Institute IIHSV. During the most difficult American crash test with frontal hitting small overlapping body preserved interior living space. In a collision resistant at the threshold shifted by 10 cm, and the dummy moved as permitted limits and met with airbags as it provides designers. Score test – “good”.

Kia Sorento picture

Kia Sorento pics

KIA is a partner of Australian Open tennis tournament 2015

February 20, 2015 at 19:18

This year, KIA Motors Corporation in the 14th time in a row was the general partner of the Australian Open (Australian Open). In anticipation of the event, the brand KIA has provided the Australian Tennis Federation (Tennis Australia) 107 cars that make up the park’s official tournament.
KIA and Australian Open are shoulder to shoulder in 2002. This year, the official handover ceremony took place cars in Melbourne. It was attended by representatives of the KIA Motors Australia and Tennis Australia, as well as a global brand ambassador KIA, famous Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal.

KIA X-Car image

KIA X-Car pics

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 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

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

KIA receives three more awards for design

January 2, 2015 at 16:31

The company KIA Motors is the victor of Automotive Brand Contest 2014 competition, which makes the German Council designers (German Design Council) for automotive brands. This year the brand KIA scoops three awards.
The design philosophy KIA once again gathers laurels. Team Peter Schreier, Honorary President and chief designer of KIA Motors Corporation, won in the category “Team of the Year” at the end of the robots on three continents: Korea, California and Germany.
Two other awards were given cars KIA. Sports car concept B-Class Provo, first presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013, has won the “Best of the Best” in the segment of concept cars and subcompact crossover cult of the second generation KIA Soul became the winner in the category of Exterior Volume Brand.

KIA receives three awards for design image

KIA receives three awards for design picture