Popular Kia Soul is turned into a hybrid crossover

April 8, 2015 at 16:59

New 35-horsepower electric motor is powered by a set of lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 1.2 kWh and a capacity of 27 kilowatts, placed under the boot floor.
Battery charging takes place by means of energy recovery during braking. Engine located in the front drives the front wheels and an electric motor – the rear. The electric motor operates at low speed, under intense acceleration, road conditions and off-road. Pure electric power reserve is about 5 kilometers. According to the company, the hybrid powerplant is economical and conventional Soul with a 2-liter atmospheric engine by 25-30 percent in urban and 10.5 percent – on the track.

Kia Soul picture

Kia Soul pics

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

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

The new crossover KIA looks like Porsche

December 23, 2014 at 23:49

At the auto show in Guangzhou debuted concept car Kia KX3. The news in itself is worthy of attention. However, we were confused front compact crossover – it was like we were looking at the face a new compact crossover Porsche.
But no, it’s still “KIA.” Appearance is the fruit of the efforts of the design center of the joint venture Dongfeng Yueda Kia of Yangcheng. What are manners? In China, the brand Kia is considered more athletic than us. Therefore, designers have tried to combine or rather, peep characteristic crossover proportions with elements inherent in sports cars – the ascending line of glazing, muscular wheel arches, rear spoiler, etc. Branded Kia grille in the style of “tiger’s mouth” got a new frame of matt chrome. In the design of the headlights is used LED technology.

Kia KX3 pics

Kia KX3 picture

Kia is preparing a new stylish sedan

December 11, 2014 at 17:35

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 is 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 new sedan pics

Kia new sedan picture

Kia Sportage Wonder Woman

February 28, 2014 at 20:22

Division of Kia Motors America continues the successful collaboration with publisher DC Entertainment to produce cars of cartoon characters in “League of Justice.” Fictional organization consisting of superheroes inspired creators to prepare eight special versions of popular models of Kia. Crossover Sportage Wonder Woman was the seventh car and is dedicated to Wonder Woman. The project is part of a charity event «We Can Be Heroes», in which we are collecting funds to help the people of the Horn of Africa (Somali peninsula) suffering from drought and famine.

Kia Sportage Wonder Woman side Pic

Kia Sportage Wonder Woman side Pic

Kia modifies well-known models

February 10, 2014 at 20:16

Kia plans to release new models of cars, such as already well-known pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT. This will happen by modifying shape of the known car models. In particular, as one of the most likely projects call appearance of Rio GT.

Image of  KIA RIO GT

Image of KIA RIO GT