Fourth generation of KIA Rio debuted in Paris

November 29, 2016 at 21:04

Public premiere of a hatchback Kia Rio of 2017 model year took place at the auto show in Paris. Kia design centers in Germany, USA and South Korea worked on the car appearance. Exterior of the novelty is radically different from the current version. The car received a long and narrow grille in the form of “tiger nose”, new headlamps with a U-shaped LED lights and tail lights with arrow-shaped LED elements.

2017 Revised KIA Rio photo

2017 Revised KIA Rio photo

201-horsepower KIA Soul debuted at the Paris Auto Show

November 2, 2016 at 20:15

Since the first release of Kia Soul in 2008 there were rumors about the possible appearance of a turbo version of hatchback. And so it happened – a nice city model has finally become hot hatch. Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show Kia Soul SX hatchback is set in motion by a 1.6-liter unit T-GDI generating 201 horsepower. The torque developed by this engine is transmitted to the front wheels by 7-speed transmission with double clutch. According to official data, with such equipment Kia Soul accelerates from 0 the first hundred in 7.5 seconds, maximum speed of the car reaches 200 km / h.

2017 Updated KIA Soul photo

2017 Updated KIA Soul photo

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

New Kia Sorento 2015

December 17, 2014 at 16:24

At the Paris Motor Show 2014 Korean automaker recently introduced a new crossover Kia Sorento.
Official presentation of the Kia Sorento crossover of third generation took place in late August in South Korea, and premiered at the general public – was held in October at the Paris Motor Show. Here Koreans revealed appearance trends. Curiously, the Koreans did not bother with colors, and presented in Paris a few cars in the main presentation color – that is brown. Perhaps because of this new look alive without explicit “flavor” in the design. At the same time stylistically car stands out among the other models of the company. New design direction?

Kia Sorento 2015 pics

Kia Sorento 2015 picture

Kia pro_cee’d More Info

February 14, 2013 at 09:18

Europe is now happy as ever, as recently the official dealers of Kia has started taking orders for the new Kia pro_cee’d and has officially announced the final price for this model which for sure will be the great achievement of the brand. To the other more Eastern countries new Kia pro_cee’d will get in the beginning of spring.

2013 Kia pro_cee'd

2013 Kia pro_cee’d Photo

Updated 2013 Kia Sorento for Europe

December 4, 2012 at 09:58

In March of this year, an updated version of the 2012 Kia Sorento crossover for the North American market was presented. But Europeans didn’t have to wait that long, as in August this great and exclusive as well as technologically-advanced Korean automaker has revealed the European version of the model after restyling an some additional modifications.

2013 Kia Sorento

2013 Kia Sorento for Europe Pic